9 July, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
It is such a special week here at Bury Catholic Preparatory School, especially for our children who have completed this year’s Sacramental Programme. On Monday, we received a very special visitor to school, Fr. Foley, Parish Priest of St. Marie and St. Joseph. He graciously bestowed on the children the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Having made their First Confessions, the children posed for this delightful photograph, a memento of a precious and faithful day.
It goes without saying that the children were an utter joy, reverent, polite and so mature as they received God’s blessing through Fr. Foley. I felt very proud of each and every one of them, and will remember and cherish the memory of the occasion forever. On Sunday, the children make their First Holy Communions. On behalf of our whole school family, I know I can assure them of our love and prayers, along with their families.
Next week, our Year 6 leavers will enjoy a whole week of fitting celebrations as we near the end of term. They look forward to ‘Movie Monday’, ‘Takeaway Tuesday’ and a ‘fun but formal’ Year 6 Family Lunch on Thursday, catered for by Slattery… delicious! The week will culminate in a much anticipated and auspicious Speech Day on Saturday. This will be a grand affair with prizes, certificates and speeches. Everyone is very excited!
Speaking of excitement, I am absolutely delighted that, all things being well, our estrangement could well be nearly over and thanks to the Prime Minister’s announcement this week, we hope to be able to throw wide our gates and invite our WHOLE school family back into our loving arms, quite literally, very soon. I know I speak for everybody in school when I say… boy, have we missed you all! As you might expect, and as long as plans come to fruition, I want to mark such a special day with an opportunity for us to spend a little quality time together.
Please, consider yourself cordially invited to come and share a cup of tea with us from 3pm on Monday 19th July, along with a good old chat! Just what the doctor ordered!
I shall confirm plans in next week’s newsletter, once a final decision has been made by the Government after next week’s data review. Keep your fingers crossed!
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
Moving Up Day
First Holy Communion Party
Leavers’ Speech Day
It’s a Knockout! Whole school team challenge
Summer holiday (Midday finish)
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Nursery: Hanna, for making progress in coming to school and eating all her lunch.
Reception: Maysa, for beautiful handwriting.
Year 1: Lucas, for being a complete superstar… always!
Year 2: Daniyal, for showing immense resilience all week!
Year 3: Milana, for her phenomenal hurdling technique.
Year 4: Eesa (A), for coming up with an ingenious conundrum of his own in maths.
Year 5: Abbas, for a great set of results this week. A deserved culmination of lots of hard work.
Year 6: Saifuddin, for his wonderful attitude to work this week, and for bringing smiles and laughter to our classroom!
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Mark 6: 7-13)
JOURNEY WITH GOD
Jesus sent his apostles out in twos. He had some very particular instructions for them. The apostles are to take nothing for their journey; no bag, no bread, no spare shirt and no money. Jesus says they can wear sturdy sandals and can carry a staff. Jesus’ friends are to rely on the people in the villages they are going to visit to look after them. If they are not welcomed anywhere, Jesus says the apostles should just shake the dust off their feet and leave. The disciples did as Jesus asked and healed lots of people. When Jesus’ friends trust in God they can do great things.
DID YOU KNOW?
Jesus sends the apostles out in twos. He knows that we often need other people in order to do our best work. We develop lots of skills by working with other people too. This week, in school and at home, you could see if you can achieve more by working with someone else.
You always know just what I need, Jesus, even when I don’t. Help me to trust you. Help me to trust that you will walk with me every step of my journey through life. Amen.
Go for a walk with a friend and see what you learn about them.
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Ayaan and Maysa for helping with furniture removals in the classroom! Our very own ‘Chuckle Brothers’/ Sisters!!!
SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE!
The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left and right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became.
Following our RE lesson last week, this week the children were introduced to the story of ‘Rainbow Fish’.
The story highlights the importance of sharing and the children really engaged and understood the true meaning of the tale. Check out the beautiful Rainbow fish we created for our display wall!
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
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Most Improved Speed
Imaan 0.70s WOW!!!!
Caitlin 227,841 coins
TT Star of the Week
Khadijah – for putting in serious minutes every day. Great attitude!
Class of the Week
Year 6 – back on top as 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‘
WELCOME TO OUR READING CASTLE!
This week we have continued our ‘Traditional Tales’ topic in Nursery.
The children amazed us all during circle time when they worked together to re-tell many of the tales without any picture prompts!
The children are loving the new reading castle in the classroom. It’s a great space for children to sit with a book or just have a little ‘me’ time.
We had a very tricky challenge in our sand area this week, the children had to use their phonic knowledge to find the letters needed to make labels for the pictures.