Newsletter 09.10.2020

9th October 2020

Dear Parents and Carers


For details of future events, please visit our website to view our calendar and community noticeboard with local events and October half term activities.


Reminder: Class 1 Children – warm clothing and waterproof trousers, please!

The children in Class 1, particularly the reception children who have recently joined us, spend a lot of their time outside in their outdoor area learning through play.  It is a hugely important part of their learning.  As the weather is becoming more inclement, it is particularly important that they are dressed appropriately for all weathers, every day.  Please make sure your child has warm clothing – we are finding that some of the girls have cold legs; trousers are warmer and much more practical than a skirt and socks.  It is also a very good idea for Class 1 children to keep waterproof trousers and wellies in school.  They are outside in all weathers (except heavy rain) and waterproof trousers will stop them from getting cold and damp.  Thank you for your support with this.  Children in Classes 2, 3 and 4 are also welcome to wear waterproof trousers at playtimes!)


PSHE Letter and Questionnaire

We are currently reviewing our teaching and learning in PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).  Mrs Leadbeter is our PSHE lead teacher, and has written a letter and a leaflet about our review process (attached to this newsletter).  As part of the process, we have created a short questionnaire for you to complete.  Please read the letter and leaflet and then complete the questionnaire at   Thank you for your help with this.


Parent Consultations – booking open between Tuesday 13th and Friday 16th October

This term’s meetings will be held virtually using Google Meet.  You can book a slot for either Wednesday October 21st or Tuesday November 3rd.  Each meeting will start at ten-minute intervals, so will need to finish promptly to allow the class teacher to open the next meeting on time.  The meetings can be booked as normal using your e-Schools login via the website or app between Tuesday 13th and Friday 16th October.  We will then send you a Google Meet link in time for your meeting.  Having never done parent consultations virtually before, we have our fingers crossed that technology won’t let us down!


Reminder - Data Collection Forms and Photographic Permission Form

Please check, amend and return your child’s data collection form to the school office. Please return even if there are no changes.


Reception Parents

Please bring in your child’s full birth certificate to the office to copy, if you have not yet done so.



Does anyone have a baby gate they no longer use and would like to donate it to school? If you have, please contact the school office.  Thank you


School Photographs

You should have received your child’s sample photograph from Tempest. Please order online if possible, for free delivery to school, orders need to be submitted by Wednesday 14th October.


PTA News 


Amazon Smile

You can provide extra support to the school PTA by nominating BG PTA and Friends for support on Amazon Smile. It provides the same format and availability as a 'normal' Amazon experience but donates 0.5% of your net shopping bill to the PTA. This is a really valuable source of income for us, so please consider signing up at



We have arranged another collection date on Tuesday 17th November, so please keep your unwanted clothes etc to one side. Through everyone's generosity, we were able to raise over £200 from the last collection so thank you! Donations will again be accepted in your own bags


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. You can find our wish list here: 

Class 1:

Class 2:

Class 3:

Class 4:


Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green staff