Newsletter 24.04.2020

24th April 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

It has been the most unusual start to the Summer Term that we have ever had, but the Easter break already seems like a dim and distant memory.  I hope that you did manage to find time to relax and enjoy the fantastic weather.


ClassDojo (Y1-Y6)

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to ClassDojo.  94% of BG children are now connected.  I have thoroughly enjoyed looking through the children’s portfolios of work in Class Dojo and in Tapestry (YR), and I am very impressed by the learning that is taking place at home at the moment.  Well done to all of you.  I hope that you are finding it useful to be able to contact the class teachers, and for the children to get comments back about their work.  We certainly feel more connected to all of you, and I hope you feel the same.  If you are having difficulty in posting work, or connecting to ClassDojo, or need any other support, please email me or the office and I will do my best to help.  Remember, we would like to see at least 2 or 3 pieces of work from each child every week so that we can see how they are getting on – this will help us understand what the children have learned, and what we need to do next when we do eventually return to school.


A small number of parents have suggested that we make use of Zoom or equivalent video conferencing platforms, as a number of workplaces are doing, to deliver live lessons. There are no current plans to do so at Burrough Green. This is in common with LVC and many other schools due to the logistical, safeguarding and technological issues associated with this approach. 


Information for parents during school closure

I will continue to update our COVID-19 information page with useful information during the closure, so please check regularly for any updates or new documents.  The class teachers will also continue to post the weekly home learning in the Learning Zone of our website as well as on ClassDojo.


Have a good weekend.


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Staff