Newsletter 26th April 2019

26th April 2019

Dear Parents/carers 

I hope that you all enjoyed the glorious weather during the Easter break.  Only four more weeks and it will be time for the half term break!  Because it is such a short half-term, we have decided to extend our learning projects by a week into next half term.  This means that open afternoon will be on Monday 10th June, and you have until then to complete home learning projects. 

Mayday Celebrations – May 1st 2:15pm

As we no longer have Mrs Larner to rely on, Mayday celebrations this year will be a little more low-key as the rest of us try to find our way around the maypole dancing, costumes and traditions.  Each class will be performing a dance, and there will be an opportunity for visitors to join us in a dance, although my “calling” skills are not as good as Mrs Larner’s!  We have chosen Y6 children to be the Mayday characters, including a May King as well as a May Queen.  We would like the children to be dressed in smart casual clothes.  If you would like your child to make and wear a buttonhole or headdress, they are very welcome to do so, but Mrs Harris is not able to offer headdress making this year.  On Wednesday, doors will open at 2:00 for a 2:15 start and you will be able to collect your children (following the normal routine) when the dancing is done!  I do hope that you can join us, and that the weather is kind to us.


Deputy Head Appointment

I am very pleased to be able to tell you that we have appointed a new teacher to our KS2 team –Laurie-Lee McDowell.  She is an experienced and excellent teacher with lots of enthusiasm and ideas.  Some of the children had the opportunity to meet her at the end of last term, and I know that she will be a very strong addition to our teaching team.  There will be opportunities for the children to meet her later in the Summer term, ready for her start in September.

 New Website and Communications Hub

This week, we are trying out our new communications hub for letters home, so if they look a bit different, that is why.  Although you aren’t able to reply directly to these letters home emails, you can still be able to contact the office on  By half term we will have sent home login information so that you can download a communications app which should be easier for you to access. 

This Term’s Menu

Please find attached details of the menu for the rest of the term. 

A thank you from Chris

It has been very strange without Chris in the office this week.  Please see the attached “thank you” that she has asked me to put in this week’s newsletter.

Messy Church

Please see the attached flyer.

Walking Bus

For reasons of safety, please don’t leave your children at the walking bus stop in the morning until there are two adults present and ready to lead the walking bus.


Also for reasons of safety, please park considerately when you drop-off and collect your children.

 Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Staff



If you would like your child to participate in the KS1 (lunchtime) or KS2 (after school) multisports club starting next Thursday, please sign up and pay on Agora.


Upcoming events:  

Monday 29th April 4-6pm:  High Five Netball tournament for Y5/6

Wednesday 1st May 2:15pm: May Day Celebrations

13th – 16th May: KS2 SATs

20th – 24th May: KS1 SATs

27th – 31st May: Half-term break

3rd – 7th June: Well-being week

10th June 3:00pm: Open afternoon

Friday 5th July:  Sports Day (am)