BCPS Newsletter Issue 1 Summer Term 2022

BCPS Newsletter Issue 1 Summer Term 2022

22 APR, 2022

Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,

Bury Catholic Preparatory School

Another term begins, and brings with it plenty of sunshine; what a lightness it brings to everyone’s mood! The Easter holidays gave me a chance to pause and reflect further on what a magnificent Spring term we had enjoyed. When I look back now at what tremendous successes it held, I can be nothing but immensely proud!

All our Year 6 exam students achieved maximum success, and each gained entry to their first choice school. Several of our children sat multiple exams for multiple schools and gained entry to them all! Bursaries and scholarships were won too! Wow!!! I shout our success from the rooftops and hope all will hear!

In terms of the growth of our school, too, there is wonderful news! We have been thrilled to welcome eight new pupils to our numbers since the start of 2022, and I would like to make a special reference of welcome here to Jessica, Abdul-Raafay, Haajrah, Laila and Mujtaba, who joined our Nursery class only this week! I know you will be so utterly happy here at BCPS! A huge welcome to you, children, and of course, to your families too!

Our Open Day takes place on Saturday 7th May (10.00am – 4.00pm). Please share this information amongst your friends and families and encourage them to come along to see our fabulous little school and all that it has to offer! We have so very much to be proud of! I know that you will all speak so highly of the most wonderful opportunities which an education here provides, and who better to sing our praises than the people who know us best – our family!

As you know, I have notched up thirty years teaching here and my heart and soul belong to this most special of schools, which has given so many the best start in life, including me! It deserves to thrive as it does. Please help us to spread the word, as we continue to open hearts and minds!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes!  As always,  Miss Farrow

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This Week’s Star Badges Go To:

Nursery: Yusuf, for problem solving and spatial awareness.

Reception: Elsie, for going the extra mile! 

Year 1: Aanya, for reaching the stars via Grandma’s cottage this week in English!

Year 2: Erin, who has been impressive in every way possible this week!

Year 3: James, for being an incredible role model. A truly first class BCPS pupil in EVERY WAY!

Year 4: Jessica, for her amazing work on fractions this week!

Year 5: Alina, for making a bright and enthusiastic start to the new term – consistently  impressive.

Year 6: Iyanu, for her energetic, enthusiastic, focused start to her last term at BCPS!

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Kindness Cup

The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Ayaan (Y6) and Zeidan (Y2) for their beautiful and caring patience in helping their little cousin to settle into the Nursery Class this week! What fine role models you are, boys! We are all, as always, so proud of you both!

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Please find below the first of the diary dates for what promises to be an exciting term ahead. The list is by no means exclusive and more dates will be added as the half term progresses. Please keep your eye on the newsletter for any additions.

Of course, you realise that we remain bound to abide by any Government guidelines which may be introduced but fingers crossed, the dates will stand. We appreciate your understanding should there need to be any changes.

25 April
Transition to High School Meeting – for Year 5 parents (3.30pm)
26 April
PTFA Meeting (6pm)
28 April
Year 3 Class Assembly (9am)
28 April
Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Communicants)
2 May
May Day Bank Holiday
5 May
Parents’ Evening
5 May
Year 4 Class Assembly (9am)
7 May
Open Day (details to follow)
12 May
Year 5 Class Assembly (9am)
15 May
First Holy Communions
19 May
Year 2 Class Assembly (9am)
23 May
‘Queen Elizabeth Community Award’ Launch (9am)
24 May
Platinum Jubilee Concert (9am)
25 May
Grandparents’ Royal Afternoon Tea (1.30pm)
26 May
Platinum Jubilee Street Party
27 May
Half Term Holiday
6 June
Return to School
8 Jun
Science Day/ Science Fair (3.30pm)
wb 13 June
World Religions Week
13 June
Class Photographs
17 June
Sports Day
wb 20 June
Aspirations Week (Year 6)
23 June
Nursery/Reception Class Assembly (9am)
30 June
Year 1 Class Assembly
4 July
Leavers’ Meal
wb 4 July
End of Year (Leavers’) Mass (Date/ time TBC)
6 July
ISA Athletics Compeition (Beech House)
8 July
Leavers’ Assembly and Reception (9am)
8 July
Summer Holiday (12 noon finish)
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2nd Sunday of Easter
(John 20: 19-31)



Thomas just can’t believe his friends’ tale. He hadn’t been there when Jesus came into the locked room and gave his friends the gift of peace. Thomas saw Jesus die and there is no way he is going to believe Jesus is risen unless he has proof. Eight days later, Thomas is there when Jesus comes again. “Peace be with you,” Jesus says and he offers Thomas his hands and his side to touch. Now Thomas believes Jesus really has risen!

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We are now in the season of Easter. Easter in the church lasts for fifty days until Pentecost. It is the longest special liturgical season because Jesus’ resurrection is so important.


Dear Jesus, you knew what Thomas needed and you helped him to believe. Thank you for being my friend and for knowing what I need. Help me to be a good friend to others, sharing your peace. Amen.


Do a secret good deed for a friend this week – help them with a job or leave a card.

PTFA MEETING:- 26. APR (6pm)

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Our next PTFA meeting will take place on 26th April at 6pm. We shall be discussing plans for celebrations and events for the rest of the academic year! Please do come and join us—the more the merrier and the greater the input, the more exciting our plans can be. As usual, for those of you who cannot make the meeting in person but would like to attend, a Zoom link will be sent just before the meeting. Please let the office know, should you require this!!


As you know, we are all about family here at BCPS, so we couldn’t let the opportunity pass by without adding our congratulations to a most important member of our extended family! Jessica and James’s great grandad has celebrated his 100th birthday. Here he is, opening his special birthday card…. FROM THE QUEEN!!! So, from all of us at BCPS, who echo Her Majesty’s birthday greetings, we wish ’Great Grandad’ health, wealth, happiness… and countless blessings!

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Please note, as indicated in the included ’Diary Dates’, that Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 5th May. Sign up sheets will be available as usual, displayed in cloakrooms, from Monday (25th April). Please book your appointments! We look forward to sharing the good news of your wonderful children with you!

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Well done to our top achievers below…

Ask your teacher for more information

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Most improved speed
Lower School: Zeidan
Upper School: Ayaan
Fastest Rockstar
Imaan 0.52s… WOW!
Biggest Increase in Coins in the Whole School
Saameya +26, 446
TT Star of the Week
Mariam – played for an astonishing 11 out of the last 20 days. What a commitment! 
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The children in Reception have had a wonderful first week back. They have been learning all about where we live! They began by looking at our continent, Europe, and used a globe to find lots of different countries in Europe, our neighbours! Putting their new knowledge to the test, the children were challenged to label as many countries as possible on a map of the continent. with the help of an atlas and their trusty globe!


Our ‘Family Friday’ events for the Summer Term got underway today with an outing for our enthusiastic Walking Club! Members walked and talked their way around a picturesque route, basking in the welcome sunshine which we have been enjoying of late. Please make a note of the upcoming ‘Family Friday’ sessions and do join us for some, indeed all of them!
Next week we have our first Book Club of the term. Please come along for what promises to be a fabulous discussion about our latest read, ’Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’, which has been so enjoyed by everyone! Do not be put off if you haven’t read the novel – there will be plenty of inclusive chat and a good cup of coffee, and our next read will be announced too!

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Bury Catholic Preparatory School Bury Catholic Preparatory SchoolCalling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles... in fact… ALL OUR SCHOOL FAMILY!!! Come and join in our ‘Family Friday’ events...you are all so welcome!!

Event (9.00-10.00am)
29 April
Book Club
13 May
Walking Club
20 May
Book Club
27 May
Platinum Jubilee Celebration (details to follow!)


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Our new ’Book lub’ title is…

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman!

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine…

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.

Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

the only way to survive is to open your heart.


Date to remember… 29th April, 2022 (9.00am)!
Join us for coffee and cake… and some fabulous chat about a ‘one in a million’ read, guaranteed to enthrall!

“ A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . .
The man who never reads lives only one. ”
George R.R. Martin.


Bury Catholic Preparatory SchoolPlease find below details of our exciting and extensive extra-curricular programme this term. Lunchtime activities run from 12.25 – 12.55pm each day and sessions after school run from 3.30 – 4.30pm. As you can see from the timetable, there are some smashing opportunities for our children, and huge thanks are due to our wonderful staff for providing and facilitating such a vibrant and varied programme.

Please contact the office to register your child for any of the activities and/ or wraparound care provision.
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Please also note that it is essential to register your child for after school clubs, to enable us to satisfactorily staff and resource sessions.

Monday Mindfulness
(KS1/2) Mrs Lester
Lego Mindstorms
(KS1/2) Mr Green
Junior Business Studies
(open to all)
Miss Farrow/ Year 6
Illustration Club
(KS2) Mr Wallace
Card Games
Mr Ross
Chess Club
(KS2) Mrs Prince
Board Games Club
Miss D-S
Show Rehearsal
(by invitation)
Miss Farrow
Show Rehearsal
(by invitation)
Miss Farrow
Show Rehearsal
(by invitation)
Miss Farrow
Show Rehearsal
(by invitation)
Miss Farrow
Show Rehearsal
(by invitation)
Miss Farrow
(charged at £5 per weekly session)
Senior Choir
(KS2) Miss Farrow (no charge)
(KS2) Mr Ross
Reading Club
(Y4/5/6) Miss Farrow (no charge)
(Open to all) (separate charge)
(Open to all)
Mrs Horford and Mrs Lester
Multisports (Hockey/Netball)
Mrs Prince and Miss D-S
Mr Wallace and Mr Green
Movie Club
(Open to all)