Newsletter 23.06.22

23rd June 2022

Dear Parents and Carers


To see what’s been happening at BGPS, please visit our website and Twitter feed


Sports day

Thank you for joining us this morning for our sports morning – I do hope you enjoyed it.  We were so proud of the children for their aspiration, resilience and kindness as they cheered each other on to do their best.  Well done to Blue team who were our winners this year – that’s two years in succession.  I wonder who will win in 2023!


Resuscitation Training for 2023 – March 7th 2023 2pm

We are very grateful to the small group of parents who did resuscitation training this year.  Without them we would not be able to deliver swimming teaching in school, and the PTA would not be able to offer fun sessions after school – I know how much the children look forward to those. 


Without parent volunteers, there would be no after-school fun sessions, and we would struggle to deliver two lessons each week during the school day for all classes.  It would be fantastic if, next summer, we had even more resuscitation-trained parents, so that the PTA could offer more fun sessions, and we could continue to provide two lessons each week to everyone. 


We have booked next year’s resus training session for Tuesday 7th March 2pm.  Please come!


Upcoming Events

Make sure you check our school calendar to stay up-to-date with information about future events, term dates, training days etc.  Important dates are added to the calendar long before being listed in the “in the next few weeks…” section below, so it is important to look at the calendar regularly to see what’s happening in the future.


In the next few weeks…


Maths Café for parents of Y2, 3 and 4 - Tuesday 5th July, 9am

Come and join us to find out more about how to support your child to learn to multiply and divide. Mrs Harris, our maths lead, will show you some of the strategies we use in school, and there will be a chance to do some maths with your child. There will also be an opportunity for a cup of coffee and a chat with other parents.  Please let us know you are coming using this form.


Friday 24th – Monday 27th June – training day and bank holiday long weekend: school closed to pupils (please note that this has been on the term dates page of our website since July 2021)

*Thursday 30th June (am) – Y6 Athletics Festival at LVC* (Please note the date change)

Friday 1st July – Y6 trip to Go Ape

Tuesday 5th July 9am – Maths Café for parents of Y2, 3 and 4 (See above for details)

Wednesday 6th July – Parent Consultation meetings

Wednesday 6th July - Y6 LVC Induction Day

Wednesday 6th July – Y6 LVC Parent information Evening 6.30pm

Thursday 7th July - Y6 LVC Induction Day

Thursday 7th July – Meet your new Class


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


Job Opportunities at BGPS

We are currently recruiting for a TA and MDSA.  If you think you would be interested in being a teaching assistant or lunchtime supervisor (MDSA) at BGPS, or if you know of someone who might be interested in joining our team, please take a look at the vacancies page on our website.


Music lessons


Piano Lessons

Would your child like to learn to play the piano?

Spaces will be available for new pupils to begin learning with

Mrs Pumfrey from September.

Children should ideally be in Year 2 or above, and lessons will take place during the school day on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For further details please do get in touch,

email:                                      phone: 01638 741376 / mobile 07871 802058



Anna Hayesmore and the Burrough Green Team


PTA News


After School Swimming 

We hope that children have enjoyed some extra time in the pool with afternoon swims - we are so grateful to the parent volunteers who make this possible. 


Next week, please follow the peoplesfundraising link


We have been looking at options to make access to after school swims fairer and allow mixed KS1 and 2 swims for siblings. With only 6 volunteers with appropriate training this has been tricky, but we are looking to trial an online booking system.

As of today therefore, you can pre-book your child / children's place for swimming next week on the link below!


Any places not allocated via online booking will be on a 'first come, first served basis' and payable with cash (£2 per session)

We are asking parents not to book their child more than twice a week but may need to restrict to once a week if demand is high. Sessions will be 30 mins mixed KS1 and 2 and bookings for the following week will be available every Friday. 


Please let us know what you think so that we can judge how the system is working.