2nd July 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
You will be aware of the government’s intention to reduce COVID restrictions on 19th July. In-line with DfE updates, we will not be changing any of our systems for the final four days of term. We will continue to operate as we have been doing since March, and you should continue to follow current procedures e.g. at the beginning and ends of each day, wearing PE kit on PE days etc.
We are planning for September to be “normal”. We will produce an FAQ document describing “normal” in due course – we know that some of you have never experienced “normal” at BG!
COVID Isolation Information
Even after 19th July, until the 16th of August, anyone who has been in close contact with a positive case of COVID will need to isolate for 10 days.
As cases are rising in our area, it is very important that you continue to be vigilant about looking out for COVID symptoms in yourself and the people you mix with.
Please remember that if you or your child has COVID symptoms (cough, temperature above normal or altered sense of taste and smell) your entire household must isolate (guidance in place until 19th July). You must take the person with symptoms to a test centre for a PCR test.
LFTs should not be used with children of primary age, nor for anyone experiencing symptoms. If children display COVID symptoms at school, we will isolate them and contact you to collect them and their siblings.
Bank Holidays and INSET days Summer 22
Schools have been given a day off in the summer term next year in lieu of the additional bank holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (which falls in the summer half term). We have talked to our cluster schools and LVC to align our day with them to make it easier for parents with children in both schools. We had planned to have an INSET day on July 1st, however, as LVC has chosen to add their Jubilee Day to the previous weekend, we have decided to move our inset day back by one week. This means that BGPS will be closed to children on Friday 24th and Monday 27th June 2022, giving you the same long weekend as LVC. Let’s hope the weather is good!
End of term Special Lunches
Seaside lunch – Friday 16th July
Leavers lunch – Thursday 23rd July
We have a box full of sweatshirts and cardigans with no names on. We will put a table out in the car park Monday 12th July (weather permitting) for you to look for lost clothing. We will put hand sanitiser on the table, please use and social distance.
Dates for the rest of the Summer Term
Please be aware that some of our plans for the summer may be impacted by risk reduction measures, so details of the following events may change.
Monday 19th (afternoon) – Class 3 and 4 performance to Classes 1 and 2 without mixing bubbles
Friday 16th July– 3:00pm “Songs from the Show”*
Tuesday 20th July – 6:30pm Class 3 and 4 performance of “Shakespeare Rocks”*
Wednesday 21st July – 6:30pm Class 3 and 4 performance “Shakespeare Rocks”*
Thursday 22nd July – 9:15 Y6 Leavers’ Assembly*
Thursday 22nd July – End of Summer Term
*Please see separate letter for more information about these events
Virtual balloon race will see the summer term finish with a bang. We will be offering the chance to buy a balloon for £3 to participate in our virtual balloon race, launching from Manaus in Brazil on 17th July. There is a chance to win some fantastic prizes - please take a look:
Amazon Wish Lists
A big thank you to parents who have brought items from the wish lists, it is very much appreciated that you are supporting the school. You can find our wish lists here: