Newsletter 28.01.2020

28th February 2020

Dear Parents/carers


Key dates

For dates of future events and term dates, please regularly check the school calendar on our e-schools app and on our website:

Netball Tournament Success!

Yesterday evening, 27th February, we were proud to send two teams to the second round of the South Cambridgeshire Schools Sports Partnership’s High Five’s Netball competition following our success in the first round earlier this term.  The children showed some fantastic netball skills along with brilliant teamwork.  They supported each other, and they didn’t give up, even when thing were not going their way.  One team is now through to the B teams’ final at the end of March, and the other team, having won every match, is through to the cup finals after Easter.  We are incredibly proud of them all.


World Book Day – Thursday 5th March – Competition time!

Time to create your very own potato-y book character!  Re-imagine your favourite character in potato form and bring it into school on World Book Day - Thursday 5th March. Will it be Harry Pot-tato, The Pied Maris-Piper of Hamlin or The Avocado Baby-New-Potato?


Swimming Pool Volunteers

We need volunteers to help us and the PTA to run swimming sessions in the summer term.  If you think you might be able to help, please come to our resuscitation training on Tuesday 10th March at 2pm.  (It is compulsory for us to have two resuscitation-trained adults at every swimming session.)  You will also need a school DBS certificate, which is free and the school will do this with you.  If you are able to attend the resuscitation training, please let the office know.



On Friday March 20th, we have organised a STEM day for the children, where they will have the opportunity to do some practical hands-on STEM activities with a visiting team of scientists.  Therefore, there will be no Celebration Assembly on this day.


TA vacancy – Closing date Monday 2nd March 12 noon

We are currently advertising for a TA to support KS2 (initially) with their learning.  If you are interested and would like to find out more about the role, please come and have a chat!


PTA –Bags 2 School

Reminder Bags 2 School collection for them is Tuesday 3rd March. Please bring your full bags to school by Tuesday 3rd March at 9am and leave them on the grass by The Reading Room ready for collection. It is an easy way to fundraise for the school.


PTA – Second hand Uniform Sale

The PTA will be holding a second hand uniform sale on Wednesday 4th March at 3.30pm in the atrium. BG labelled items will be sold for £1 each, other items at 50p. This will continue to be held on the first Wednesday of each month. If you have any uniform you wish to donate, there is a box in the school foyer.



There is currently no cause for concern at the school, but we’ll keep you informed about any developments and ensure we’re keeping the school clean to prevent the spread of any virus.  For advice on stopping the spread of viruses and on what to do if you think you or your child may have contracted coronavirus, please see the information page on our website, which we will update as advised by Public Health England.

PTA – Reading books to donate

We are looking for KS2 reading books for the book case in the school foyer! You can donate books, swap your books or buy 3 for £1.


Plant to Plate

Remember, tokens will be published daily in the East Anglian Daily Times (two on Saturday) and Ipswich Star – the first token appeared on Saturday 18th January 2020, final token on Friday 27th March 2020. Please bring your tokens into school by the end of March.  Thank you!  Mrs Brusell will restart gardening club for the children on Wednesday lunchtimes in the spring.


Amazon Wish List

The class wish lists are updated half-termly to reflect the current class topic. A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the Class wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish list here:

Class 1:

Class 2:

Class 3:

Class 4:



If you shop on-line, you could be raising money for the PTA by shopping through the easyfundraising app.  There is no extra cost to you, and a donation is made to the PTA for every purchase.  To find out more and to download the app, visit:

Your support really does make a difference - there are 3,300 shops and sites you can raise free donations with.  Please shop the easyfundraising way every time you buy something online!


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Staff



Please visit our Community Activities page on our website for local events in which you might be interested:


Clubs next half term


Sports Club

Monday lunchtimes for KS1.   This club gives children a chance to experience different sports each week. Sports can include: Dodgeball, Archery, Tennis, Football, Hockey, Table Tennis, Tri Golf, Tag Games, Etc.  If you would like your child to participate in Dan Penfold’s, Prestige Sports Development sport clubs lease book online at:  or call 07881308250



Tuesday 8:45am


Science Club

Tuesday lunchtime


Code Club

Tuesday Lunchtime (all year groups).  We do have some vacancies, so if your child is interested, please ask them to talk to Ms Hayesmore.


Running Club

Friday lunchtime (weather permitting)