2 July, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
We have enjoyed a really sunny week in school, both inside the classrooms and in the playground! Our newsletter this week is packed full of energy, with our children getting up to all kinds! Enjoy all the pictures and articles; they are guaranteed to make you smile!
Aspirations Week for our Year 6 children has been a rip-roaring success and the children have ended the week, their minds whizzing with thoughts and considerations for the future! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all our visiting speakers and contributors for making time and preparing such interesting and informative sessions for our precious children as they prepare to take their next steps towards young adulthood!
Our week has concluded with a rather delightful post script to our Book Week, as Years 1 and 5, who were unable to join in our original ’dress-up’ event, parading in their costumes for our Friday assembly and looking fantastic as the cast from a wide range of their favourite books!
Next week is an exceptionally special one for our First Communicants this year. On Monday they will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the very first time. This is such a wonderful and blessed occasion for the children and I have been honoured and privileged to prepare each of them to stand humbly before God to make their first confessions. Please keep the children in your hearts and your prayers. They know they remain in mine.
Have a wonderful weekend!
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’!
As always, Miss Farrow
Please find below diary dates for what promises to be an exciting term ahead. Of course, you realise that we remain bound by Government guidelines but fingers crossed, the dates will stand. We appreciate your understanding should there need to be any changes.
First Holy Communion Day
Leavers’ Speech Day
It’s a Knockout! Whole school team challenge
Summer holiday (Midday finish)
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Nursery: Sebastian, for ‘Amazing Alien Alliteration’
Reception: Josiah, for his fabulous use of adjectives in his written work.
Year 1: Eve, George and Eva, for being musical superstars and doing so well in their first ever guitar lessons!
Year 2: Corey J, for incredible balance and grace in gymnastics.
Year 3: Abbie, for super test results this week.
Year 4: Jessica, for showing such resilience and determination this week! Wonderful to see!
Year 5: Emma, for showing maturity, kindness and a positive attitude.
Year 6: Jamie, for his exceptional work and effort in eco-gardening club. You are ‘Mr Green Fingers’ and have proved yourself to be ready to get ‘stuck in’ to any task and see it through to its completion! What an attribute!
‘If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future and fly!’
In Reception, during for our extra-curricular club, the girls have made ‘Enchanted Fairies’. Each of the children based their fairy design on a traditional tale we have been learning about in our topic this term. Each fairy represents each child’s personality so well.
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Mark 6: 1-6)
SPEAK FOR GOD
Jesus has been by the Sea of Galilee teaching and healing them. Now Jesus travels to Nazareth, the town where he grew up. As it is the Sabbath Jesus goes to the synagogue and begins to teach people there. The people can’t believe it. They think that they know Jesus. They just can’t accept that this man, whom they had known as a small boy, can tell them anything worth listening to. The people’s lack of faith means that they can’t enjoy the healing that Jesus could have given them.
DID YOU KNOW?
A synagogue is where Jewish people meet to pray. In Hebrew it means a ‘house of assembly’. Jewish people study and learn about God in the synagogue. Synagogues are also like social centres at the heart of the community.
Sometimes I think people don’t like me. Jesus, you know how that feels. Help me to remember that I am loved. Thank you for always being with me. Help me to be a prophet, sharing God’s message of love with everyone I meet. Amen.
Make sure you learn at least one new thing every day this week!
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Leo for bringing in strawberries he has grown at home to share with his class. They were yummy in our tummies!!
Nursery have been looking at alliteration this week.
We read the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ which lead to us making our own aliens. We then had to make up names for them that all started with the same initial as our name.
There were some very tricky names that were tongue twisters to say.
‘LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS I HAVE LOVED YOU’!
This week for one our RE lessons, we explored the meaning of friendship, how we make friends and why friends are important. We joined in a super discussion about Jesus’ friends, his disciples, and the important qualities that a good friend should have. These are some of the children’s suggestions… a good friend should be:-
Each of the children made their very own unique friendship bracelet as a reminder that we are one big family of friends in Reception and at BCPS, and that we will always care for each other in all the beautiful ways discussed.
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
Ask your teacher for more information
Most Improved Speed
George 217,974 coins
TT Star of the Week
Saameya – for playing the most every day and earning a whopping 26000 coins in a week!
Class of the Week
Year 4 – for being the fastest class in the school!
Extra-curricular activities are in full swing in school. Each class, once again, is being offered an extra-curricular opportunity, and these operate in class bubbles, and are planned and presided over by class teachers. As you will see, there are some changes in the programme, whilst some of our original choices are back, once again, by popular demand. It’s not too late to join in!
Should you wish to take advantage of the clubs, please email your child’s class teacher to ’book in’, to allow them to resource the clubs.
‘Make a Bug Hotel‘
One day, I shall become….
This week has been ’Aspirations Week’ for our Year 6 children, and what wonderful opportunities they have enjoyed! Throughout the week, we have welcomed visitors from a whole range of professions to talk to the children about their jobs in what has been, in a sense, a first ‘Careers Week’.
The children have been given the experience to have a go at being magistrates in a workshop organised by a Justice of the Peace, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the wonderful life experiences of a Chief Nurse—fascinating stuff! They have been treated to presentations given by a Consultant Paediatrician and were fascinated by a businesswoman who explained the path that had led to her success! One thing is for certain… our Year 6 pupils have been given much food for thought ! Thank you to all our contributors!