13th September 2019

13th September 2019

Dear Parents/carers

 

We have had a fantastic day celebrating the work of Ronald Dahl, and taking part in different activities based on “The Twits” with our teams.  Thank you to everyone for their efforts with beards; there were some revolting things stuck in them!

 

Lunch bookings

Please could we remind you to try to remember to book your child’s lunches at home in advance; it simplifies our morning routine and allows more time for learning. It also reduces food waste if the kitchen can order accurate quantities of ingredients. If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 their meals are paid for by the government, so are free to you.  If your child is in Year 3, 4, 5 or 6, then meals cost £2.45. 

 

Welcome Evening

Please join us on Tuesday 17th September at 6:30pm for our annual welcome evening.  You will have the chance to find out about the school’s improvement priorities for the year ahead, meet the governors, tour the school and meet your child’s teacher, and ask any questions you might have.

 

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports children affected by a genetic disorder. This year, it is on Friday 20th September, and we would like the children to participate by wearing jeans, and donating £1.  If your child does not have/doesn’t wear jeans, they can still take part by wearing a different style of trouser.  Uniform polo shirts and sweatshirts should be worn.

 

MacMillan Coffee Morning

This year, as this is such a good cause, we would like to hold a MacMillan Coffee morning for the Burrough Green community in school on Friday 27th September.  In order to make this happen, I need a band of willing volunteers to help me run the event by making tea, coffee and squash and serving cakes.  I also need parents to make/donate cakes and biscuits on the day.  If you are able to help me run the event, please speak to me at the door before or after school or at the welcome meeting on Tuesday evening or email me at head@burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk .  Without volunteers, we will not be able to run this event.

 

The Young’uns

We are very excited to be welcoming The Young’uns back to school this term.  They will be visiting on September 26th to work with Class 3 as part of their local history “Glorious Gallops” project.  They will be helping the class to write and record a song celebrating our area’s racing heritage, using information the class have gathered from their research including their visit to Dalham Stud.  For more information about this award-winning folk trio, please visit www.theyounguns.co.uk

 

Yr 6 applying for a secondary school placement

For Y6 parents it is time for you to apply for a secondary school placement. It you live in Cambridgeshire your child should have brought home a letter with a unique code to access the Cambridgeshire Admission Portal and if you live in Suffolk you should have been sent a letter by post. Applications have to be submitted by Thursday 31st October.

 

Cambridgeshire - https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/schools-&-learning/apply-for-a-school-place/secondary-school/

 

Suffolk - https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-places/apply-for-a-secondary-school-place-20202021/

 

Linton Village College have an open evening on Thursday October 3rd – 5.30pm – 8.30pm – please see attached flyer.

 

Flu Vaccinations

Annual Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme 2019/20 – Reception through to Y6.

The school-based nasal flu vaccination programme helps protect your child against flu. Flu can be a dangerous illness and sometimes causes serious complications. Your child is entitled to the vaccination free from the NHS, who will be visiting school on the 18th October.  Please follow the link below to consent or decline - the link will close on Wednesday 11th October, please see attached flyer. https://tinyurl.com/yxnfy6ft - please

 

Do you shop at Aldi?

From 6 September, when you spend £30 in any Aldi store, you will receive a special Team GB athlete sticker, please bring this into school so we can complete our poster with 300 stickers to receive a school sports kit, and be entered into our prize draw to win one of twenty £20,000 cash prizes!

 

eSchools Accounts

It is important that you are able to login to your account so that you receive communications from school.  You will need to access your account to book parent consultations which will be held on Thursday 17th and Wednesday 30th October this term.  We will give you more information about how to do this nearer the time.  If you are not able to access your account, please let Mrs Brewin know via the office.

 

Clubs

 

Sports Coaching - Don’t forget to book your child on the lunchtime multi sports club for KS1 and after school club for KS2 (see flyer attached).  New participants are welcome – the children thoroughly enjoyed working with Dan Penfold last week.  Please book places directly through PSD’s website at www.prestigesportsdevelopment.co.uk

 

Choir – Mrs Kenna will be running choir on Tuesday mornings again this term, starting on Tuesday 17th September.  Choir is for children in Y3 upwards and starts at 8:45.  The choir will be performing at our Harvest Festival service on October 14th.

 

Yoga – Marta Maj will be running a yoga club on Tuesdays after school, initially for children in Y3 upwards.  This club will start on Tuesday 24th September, and further details about how to book will follow at the beginning of next week.

 

Running Club – Fridays, weather permitting

 

Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Staff

office@burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk

 

Do not reply to this e-mail

Letters home (like this newsletter) are now sent through an e-schools communication hub. Replies to this e-mail are not received by the school, so please do not reply to this e-mail.  To send emails to the school, please use office@burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk

 

 

You may be interested in:

 

Newmarket Hockey Club Open Day on 14th September – please see attached information

 

 

Key dates:

 

17th September – 6.30pm Welcome Evening

18th September – Class 3 to Dalham Stud

20th September – Jeans for Genes day

26th September – Young’uns visit for Class 3

27th September – MacMillan Coffee morning

14th October –  Harvest Festival 9:30am at the church

17th October – Parental Consultations – 3.50pm – 6.30pm

18th October – 2.45pm Class 3 singing – 3pm Open afternoon

21st October – 25th October – Half term

30th October – Parent Consultations – 3.50pm – 6.30pm