1st November 2019
Yesterday evening, a group of our Y6 children took part in a netball tournament against our cluster schools (Linton Heights (A and B teams), Meadow, Great Abington and Castle Camps) at Linton Village College. They were playing High 5’s netball where the children rotate through the positions, so have to play in all roles, both attack and defence. Miss McDowell accompanied the netballers and was really proud of the way they played as a team, and the support they gave each other. As a result of their fantastic teamwork, they managed to win all of their matches, and the tournament. All of the children in Class 4 worked hard to improve their netball skills last term with the help of Dan Penfold and Miss McDowell, including practising their skills at playtimes. Their dedication really paid off – well done Y5 and 6! Hockey next! Thank you, too, to the parents that volunteered their time to transport the team to LVC and back – we couldn’t have done it without you.
This afternoon we held our inaugural spelling bee. Each house team was composed of a pupil from each year group, and there were three rounds: the countdown challenge; the independent speller; and the anagrams round. There were some very tricky spellings in the independent speller round, and all of the children had a go. The audience challenged themselves to try all of the rounds, too. It was very close – Green and Blue teams were in joint third place, Yellow team was second and the winner of the spelling trophy was Red team. I wonder who will win next time!
Reminder - Y6 Information Evening
On Wednesday 6th November we will be holding a meeting at 7pm for the parents of our Y6 children. Please come and find out more about Y6 expectations, end of Y6 assessment (including the SATs), and transition to secondary school. (Please note, this is a meeting for parents and is not suitable for children.)
Thank you for your offers of help. Miss Chubb will be starting science club next Tuesday lunchtime for Y3 and 4. Other year groups will have the chance to go to science club later in the year.
We have recently introduced a new handwriting scheme in school to improve presentation and pride in the children’s work. They are able to access this at home – there are lots of different activities to try. Well done to those children who have been having a go at home over half term. It is very easy to access on tablets at www.letter-join.co.uk Details about how to log in are attached to this letter.
Next week in school we will be collecting donations for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal. We have a variety of items as well as the traditional poppies: zip pulls (suggested donation 50p), poppy reflector tags (suggested donation 50p), silicon wristbands (suggested donation £1), and snap bands (suggested donation £1.50). School council will be collecting donations each day next week. If you would like your child to make a donation, please send the money to school with your child in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and the item(s) that they would like to receive in return for their donation, and an alternative choice: as there is only a limited number of each item, it may not be possible for them to have their first choice.
Remembrance Service Monday 11th November
Please join us at 9:30am at the church for our annual act of remembrance.
Amazon Wish List
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. The children will have a fabulous time using the items in class to support their learning.
You can find our wish list here:
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Fundraising event – Christmas Shopping and Pamper Evening – Saturday 23rd November
Please join us at the school for this shopping and pamper evening. There will be handmade gifts and cards, handmade jewellery, Christmas cards, aromatherapy message, cosmetics, children’s books, candles, reflexology, Indian Head Massage, mince pies, mulled wine and a raffle. We need your support at this event – it has the potential to raise a lot of money for the PTA. Tickets are £3 and are on sale at the school office. For further information, please contact email@example.com
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Staff
For dates of future events, please regularly check the school calendar on our e-schools app and on our website: http://www.burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk/
Mondays: Dan Penfold, Prestige Sports Development: KS1 Multisport at lunchtimes - £2.40 a session (£19.20 for the half term), Year 2-6 Multisports afterschool - £3.60 a session (£28.80 for the half term)
The clubs give 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 to sign up to the clubs, please book online at www.prestigesportsdevelopment.co.uk 07881308250
Tuesdays: Choir 8:45-9:15am Y3-Y6. Please note that there will be no choir on 5/11/19 or 2/12/19.
Science at lunchtime for Y3 and 4
Wednesdays: Gardening club at lunchtime (children need to talk to Mrs Brusell if they are interested in joining gardening club)
Fridays: Running club at lunchtime (weather permitting)