6th May 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our website and Twitter feed:
Visit from Lucy Frazer MP
This morning we enjoyed a visit from Lucy Frazer, the MP for South East Cambridgeshire. She toured the school with some of our Y6 children, talked to the whole school about her role as an MP, and answered some interesting questions from the children. Please see our Twitter for pictures.
“Save Our Swimming Pool” Update
We are currently awaiting the imminent delivery and instalment of our new pool liner. Thank you for your generous donations, which have contributed towards the cost of the new liner. We are also very grateful to the small number of volunteers who attended resuscitation training and have undertaken the pool carers training so that we can use the pool once the new liner is in place. As long as the fitting and filling go smoothly, we will be using the pool after half term, from Tuesday 7th June – so make sure your child has a swimming costume that fits! We will send out more information about our swimming timetable towards the end of this half term.
We have had some glorious weather this week – and the children have been enjoying the sunshine at playtimes. During warm weather, please remember to send your child with a named sunhat/baseball cap to protect them. Please also remember to apply a long-lasting sun-block before leaving for school in the morning; we can’t apply sun-block at school, so please do not send any with your child.
On PE days, your child should be wearing black leggings/shorts, a school PE T-shirt in the colour of their house team, and their school sweatshirt/cardigan. Football kits and bright coloured shorts/leggings should not be worn. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings must be removed for safety reasons; if they can’t take them out themselves, please make sure you take them out in the morning before coming to school. Also for safety, if your child has hair that is long enough to be tied back, please make sure they do so on PE days, or have a hair band with them.
Names in Uniform
Once again we are finding it difficult to re-unite lost sweatshirts and cardigans with their owners because many of them are un-named. Please check this weekend that all of your child’s uniform items are named – written names fade with washing, so may need re-writing, and sticky labels fall off, so it is worth checking regularly that their name is still there and legible. Woven, sew-in labels are inexpensive and reliable!
Healthy Snacks and Lunchboxes, please!
Please remember that it is important for your child to have healthy food at school. Please do not send chocolate or sweets as snacks or in lunchboxes. Fruit and vegetables should form the majority of their snacks and lunches. As we have children who are severely allergic to nuts, please leave foods containing nuts at home. Ideas for healthy lunchboxes can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/healthier-families/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes/
Thank you for your support with this.
Reminder: Workshops for Parents and Carers
The Early Help Team at CCC are running some online workshops for parents throughout the summer term. These will cover a number of topics to help you to support your child with anxiety, resilience, anger and aggression, and transitioning to a new school. Details for each of these workshops can be found on our community noticeboard:
My School Fund
If you shop at Sainsburys and Argos, please sign up!
How does it work?
Parents, Guardians, Carers, Grandparents, Teachers, Governors, School Staff and anyone with links to the school can sign up to the scheme for free and start earning cashback on the things you buy in Sainsbury’s and Argos. As you spend, you’ll receive 2% cashback in the form of eGift vouchers that can be redeemed. By linking your spend to our school on the My School Fund website we’ll also earn 1% cashback on your spend. Add that all up across our school’s network of families and together we can all make a big difference!
How to get involved
Visit myschoolfund.org to register for free and link to Burrough Green; from there, everything you spend will go towards helping boost our budget, plus your own! Sign up today at myschoolfund.org
If we have 10 individuals sign up by 6th May BG will receive £50 Espo credit which would go towards classroom consumables. Please see attached flyer for more information.
Community News, Clubs and Events
The Community Noticeboard page on our website is updated weekly with local events, sporting and holiday clubs and general information for parents from the surrounding area. Click here to view
Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc. http://www.burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk/website/calendar/386598
Save the Date: Monday 6th June (pm) - BGPS Jubilee Celebration
We would like to invite you to join us for a red, white and blue Jubilee Tea Party on the afternoon of Monday 6th June to round-off the weekend of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. English country dancing included, so brush up on your Circassian Circle! (More details to follow.)
In the next few weeks…
W/c 9th May - KS2 SATs – and SATs breakfasts!
W/c 16th May – Y6 Group 1 Newmarket Pony Academy
W/c 23rd May - Y6 Group 2 Newmarket Pony Academy
Tuesday 24th May – September 2022 Reception Parents Evening
Wednesday 25th May – Open afternoon
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
PTA Committee stepping down
As we near the end of this summer half term, the committee want to say a big thank you and the children for your ongoing support of PTA events. It really makes all the difference.
We also wanted to remind everyone that after 3 years of service, the current PTA committee will be stepping down at the next AGM. We would welcome any interest for prospective Chair, Treasurer and Secretary roles - please forward the attached poster to anyone who may be interested and contact Fran (Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific information. Thankyou
Amazon Smile - Please remember to use Amazon Smile and nominate 'Burrough Green PTA and Friends' as your chosen charity. For each purchase, the PTA receives a small percentage donation from Amazon at no extra cost to you. It's a really simple way to donate without even realising it!
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: