15th October 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please go to our Twitter feed:
Teresa and Obama Classes held their first Spelling Bee of the year on Wednesday. The children worked in their house teams to compete to be the best BG Spellers. There were three rounds: the “Countdown” round - making words from 9 random letters; the Individual Speller round – some very tricky words here; and the anagram team challenge. It was so good to see the children so excited about great spelling, and to see their vocabulary improvements since our last Spelling Bee! We’re looking forward to Einstein and Malala’s Spelling Bee next week. Perhaps you could hold a family spelling competition at home!
South Cambs School Sports Partnership: Year 5/6 Bee Netball
Our Year 5/6 netball teams competed last night in the first round of the 2021/22 Bee Netball tournament. All their training and effort definitely paid off and both teams showed fantastic skills and teamwork. They finished in 2nd and 3rd place after some extremely exciting matches against local schools. Thank you to our parents for providing transportation to and from the event and for being great supporters out of the court. We are so proud of our pupils and we are sure they cannot wait until Round 2 of the competition on 10th March at LVC (4-5:30pm). Keep the date in your diaries!
Reminder: BGPS Autumn Parent Survey – please complete if you haven’t had a chance yet
We are really proud of how resilient your children have been throughout all of the Covid disruption of the past 18 months and how well they have continued on their learning journey towards becoming confident, creative learners. We want to celebrate our successes with everyone in our community this year, so we are very keen to find out more from you to help us work together to discover and learn. Please follow the link below to a short survey. The results of this will be used to help us plan more opportunities to come together as a community throughout the rest of the year. (Covid permitting!!) https://forms.gle/HTkBk2VyDpfanW54A
My School Fund
In association with Argos and Sainsbury’s, we have a new way to fundraise for the school when you are shopping. Every time you make a purchase, both you and BG benefit with cashback. A flyer is attached to this email. Click on the link to register as an individual and link your account to the school. https://www.myschoolfund.org/#/
Scholastic Book Club
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to https://schools.scholastic.co.uk/burrough-green/digital-book-club to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards. Your child will bring home a copy of the catalogue.
Please place your order online by November 12th, 2021.
You may be interested in …..
Raise Resilience - A six-session online course for parents
Bounce Forward will be delivering “Raise Resilience”; an online course for parents, starting on the 4th November 2021. Please note that there is a cost of £30 for this course (£5 per session)
“Join us for six 1-hour sessions to build personal resilience, learn how to look after yourself, and explore the link between what we think, how we feel, and how we behave. You will learn skills and strategies to develop a growth mindset, reframe unhelpful choices, and effective communication. This programme is for parents of school-aged children who want to learn about emotional resilience to enable them and their children to be the best version of themselves in the small everyday moments. Alongside the live sessions, we will provide parents with learning materials that can be used at home to help your children develop the mental muscle, gain perspective and thrive.” You can find out more at https://bounceforward.com/raise-resilience/
Please check our school website for information about future events, term dates, training days etc. http://www.burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk/website/calendar/386598
In the next two weeks….
Open Afternoon – Wednesday 20th October
Unfortunately, we will not be able to ask parents to join us for our Open Afternoon this half term. However, we still want the children to bring their projects into school; they will have the opportunity to share them with each other across the school. We promise to post lots of photographs on Twitter/our Website so that you can see what everyone has been up to!
Thursday 21st/Friday 22nd October and Thursday 4th November – Parent Consultations
Please make sure you have booked your appointment by the end of the day on Sunday 17th October, as the booking system will close to give teachers time to prepare for the meetings. Appointments can be booked via e-schools as usual. Each child has been allocated one appointment. If you have any questions about booking, please contact Alison or Sara in the school office.
Friday 22nd October - International Artist Day
On the last day of this half-term, Friday 22nd October, we will be having an art curriculum day to link with International Artist Day which is on Monday 25th October. We hope to be able to share our art work with you at Shared Worship in the first week back after the half-term holiday (Covid permitting).
Friday 22nd October - End of Autumn 1 Half-Term
We break for the half-term holiday on Friday 22nd October. We re-open on Monday 1st November.
Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team
Bags2School - thank you all for your generous donations. We had yet another impressive quantity of bags and we'll let you know how much you have raised as soon as the total is in!
Autumn Disco - we are so looking forward to welcoming the children to the disco this evening between 6 - 7pm
We ask for £2 per child entry fee payable on the door, and the drop off and pick up point will be the courtyard at the front of the school.
As a safety precaution, our volunteer helpers have kindly taken lateral flow tests today (negative results) and will be wearing face coverings throughout the event.
The children can purchase drinks and snacks from our tuckshop for 50p per item although water will be freely available for all as well.
Whilst you wait for your child / children, please feel free to pop into the Reading Room where adult drinks are snacks are available!
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: