Newsletter 18.06.2021

18th June 2021
Dear Parents and Carers, 
 
Please see the calendar on our website for up-to-date event information
 
School Closed on Monday 21st June
Don’t forget, BGPS is closed on Monday (21st June) for a training day for the teachers about Talk for Writing.  We hope that you enjoy your long weekend, and we will see you all on Tuesday.
 
Year 5 Maths Challenge
We are very excited to share that our wonderful “Year 5 Maths Challenge” team won their heat yesterday afternoon. This means that they will proceed to the Cambridgeshire final later this term.  We are so proud of their determination and teamwork!
 
Cambridge Kids Club 
Thank you to everyone who competed the viability survey for CKC After-School Club.  Whilst demand is not very high, CKC are and I are still looking for ways to make it possible.  CKC will need additional adults to staff the club.  If you (or anyone you know) might be interested in working in wraparound care at BGPS, please see the attached information for more details.  If you are interested in the role, please contact CKC on 01223 622848 or via email info@cambridgekidsclub.com   You can find out more about CKC by visiting their website https://www.cambridgekidsclub.com/join-the-team/  
 
If you would like to talk to me about it, please contact me via head@burroughgreen.cambs.sch.uk or by ringing the school on 01638 507236.   
 
COVID Update
Following the government’s decision not to relax COVID restrictions yet, we are still operating under all of the restrictions that have been in place since the height of the pandemic – bubbles, limited social contact, restricted adults in school etc.  As a result, we will not be able to invite parents to our sports morning this year.  We still have some uncertainty around some of the other end of term events e.g. the KS2 evening performances.  We will update you as soon as we can. 
 
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 21st June – Training Day – Talk for Writing
Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th June – Science Week
Tuesday 22nd June – Y4 Mini Olympics
Tuesday 22nd June – 5:30pm meeting for parents of children in Y4 (face-to-face if possible)
Wednesday 23rd June – Y6 mini athletics event at LVC  cancelled
Friday 25th June – Science Curriculum Day
Monday 28th June – Class 4 trip to the Historical Archives in Ely
Tuesday 29th June – Sports morning: starting as soon as registration is finished – no spectators
Wednesday 30th June – new YR transition afternoon
Tuesday 2nd July – General Knowledge Bee
Thursday 1st July – Year 6 at LVC and “Meet your new class” morning at BGPS in a “Bubble-safe” way
Monday 5th July – Year 6 leavers’ trip to Go Ape
Monday 5th July – Annual Reports out to parents
Tuesday 6th July – Parent Consultation Meetings (YR – Y5)
Wednesday 7th July – new YR transition afternoon
Wednesday 14th July – new YR transition afternoon
Thursday 15th July – Parent Consultation Meetings (YR - Y4)
Monday 19th – KS2 performance to the rest of the school (with social distancing if still necessary)
Tuesday 20th July – Reserve Sports morning in case of bad weather on 29th June (restrictions may apply)
Tuesday 20th July – 6:30pm KS2 performance* 
Wednesday 21st July – 6:30pm KS2 performance*
Thursday 22nd July – 9:15 Y6 Leavers’ Assembly (Y6 parents to attend if restrictions allow)
Thursday 22nd July – End of Summer Term
*The KS2 evening performances are dependent on DfE and LA restrictions being lifted to allow an audience of parents.
 
PTA News
Lands End to John O'Groats Walk
What an incredible achievement this has been on the children’s part! With 179 miles still to go on Friday and the weather continuing hot, there were no guarantees that the distance would be covered. However, the children pulled together and achieved 185 miles (!) - We are so proud of them and hope that they were able to rest a little over the weekend!
A big thankyou to all the teachers who supported the children and to everyone at home who gave moral support and encouragement!
We are so grateful for any and all sponsorship from this event - it really will make a difference for the children in school.
Could we please request any outstanding donation money via the fundraising page or sponsorship form be with the office by Tuesday 22nd June at the latest. We can then update you with a final amount raised at the end of next week.
 
 
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:
 
https://tinyurl.com/ptarace
 
We will be sending out full event information in the next few days! Thank you in advance for your support Amazon Smile and Easyfundraising - these provide a great boost to PTA funds and thank you to everyone who has signed up already. 
If you have not previously been aware of this option, you can visit the links below and allocate 'Burrough Green PTA and Friends' as your chosen charity. Any future online purchases made via the retailers on these sites provides a donation to us at no extra cost to you.
 
 
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: