Newsletter 18.09.2020

18th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers


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



Please could I remind parents that we are a nut-free school, and children must not bring any foods to school that contain nuts; this applies to lunchboxes and snacks.  Please make sure that you check the ingredients list of any food you send into school, particularly cereal bars which often contain nuts.



It is our school policy that any playtime snacks that the children bring to school should be healthy – fruits and vegetables ideally.  Since our return two weeks ago, an alarming number of children are bringing unsuitable snacks for playtime.  Snacks should not be crisps, biscuits, cake or chocolate-based.  Please support us with our “healthy snack” message and ensure that your child’s snack is a fruit or vegetable-based one.  Children in KS1 receive a free fruit snack as part of the government’s School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.



We are very pleased to welcome two new members of staff to BGPS.  Katie Nutter and Carla Payne have joined our team and will be supporting the class teachers with the children’s learning, and supervising playtimes and lunchtimes.  I know you will make them welcome in our school community.


Individual Photographs

Individual photographs will be taken by Tempest Photography on 23rd September, Wednesday morning.  If you have children who are siblings in school (or who are at pre-school on Wednesday morning) then sibling photographs will be taken as well as individual photographs.


Assessment information meeting for parents of Y6 children

Ms McDowell will be holding a virtual meeting for parents of the children in Y6 to explain the assessment process for the end of Y6 and talk about ways in which you can support your child at home this year.  The meeting will be at 6:30pm on Tuesday 6th October.  A link will be sent out to Y6 parents prior to the meeting.  If you have any specific questions about the process this year, please could you email or so that we can make sure that we build the answers into the presentation.


Flu Vaccinations – please register your child!

Your child is entitled to a flu vaccination (nasal spray) as part of the Annual Childhood Flu Immunisation Programme 2020/21 – Reception through to Y6.

If you would like you child to receive this, please register your child online by Wednesday 30th September at   You will be unable to register your child after this date.


Yr 6 parents – secondary transitions 2021 now open

Parents need to log into the Citizen Portal to make an application.  Last year the majority of parents chose to make their applications for a school place online.  Parents must apply via their home local authority (where they pay their Council Tax to) for transferring from Primary to Secondary school.  This is the link to the Cambridgeshire online application process:-


Suffolk Admissions:


Applications have to be submitted by Saturday 31st October.