BCPS Newsletter Issue 12 Spring Term 2022

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BCPS Newsletter Issue 12 Spring Term 2022

01 APR, 2022

Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,

Bury Catholic Preparatory School
It is with the greatest of pleasure that I write this end of term letter to you. What a delight it is for me to be able to wrap up such a busy and happy term by commending each and every one of your children on, quite simply, a star performance. What a credit they have proved to be, once again, to you and to BCPS and I am immeasurably proud of them all.

I know I speak for all the staff in saying that we all look forward in great anticipation to the months ahead in school. We have so much to look forward to as the Summer approaches, including First Holy Communion celebrations, the most blessed and special of occasions, which, of course, we look forward to with huge excitement. We also look forward to some wonderful celebrations in the name of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, such a remarkable occasion, worthy of fantastic celebrations. We shall be marking it in fine style!

It remains a privilege to spend each and every day in your children’s company. I know I have said this before, but it is most certainly worthy of repeating. Providing for their education, inside and outside the classroom, is quite simply, an honour. As we look ahead, I would like to assure you of, what I trust you are already know, my continued dedication to you and your children.

We move forward to the Summer Term, then, staff and children alike, determined, eager to teach and to learn and most importantly, full of hope and love for each other, our beloved school family.

I wish you all many blessings.  May this Easter season be a time of deep trust in the sureness of the Lord’s love and goodness.

As always,  With fondest regards, Miss Farrow

DIARY DATES

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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.

Date
Event
1 Apr
Easter Holiday begins (midday finish)
19 Apr
Return to school—Summer Term begins
25 April
Transition to High School Meeting – for Year 5 parents (3.30pm)
5 May
Parents’ Evening
7 May
Open Day (details to follow)

CELEBRATING A HOLY TIME!

What a beautiful week of Easter services and celebrations we have enjoyed. On Wednesday, we reflected on the Stations of the Cross, on Thursday, Father Steven celebrated Easter Mass for us and we rounded off a special week with a fantastic whole school performance of the musical, ‘Resurrection Rock’, which had our audience dancing in the aisles! Thank you to all those who worked so hard to prepare the services, and those of you who joined us to share in our celebrations, and therefore make them extra-special!
We all wish you a happy and holy Easter!

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FAITH CORNER

5th Sunday of Lent
(John 8:1-11)

REFLECTION

FORGIVEN!

There are some things that everyone knows are wrong! The religious leaders are very certain that the woman they bring to Jesus has sinned. They want to punish her by throwing stones at her. If Jesus doesn’t agree with them, then perhaps he isn’t following God’s commandments. Rather than condemn the woman, Jesus asks the men if they have ever done something wrong. If they have never sinned, Jesus says, they can throw their stones.Bury Catholic Preparatory School One by one, the accusers all leave. The woman is free to go and make a new start.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Muslim month of fasting, or Ramadan, began on 2 April. Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Healthy adults will not eat or drink during daylight hours in Ramadan. During this time of reflection they will pray more, think about people who are not as fortunate as themselves and grow closer to God.

PRAYER

I can see really clearly when other people do something wrong. I want to be more interested in sorting out my own life, Jesus. Help me to be loving and forgiving like you. Help me to give everyone, including myself, another chance. Amen.

ACTION

Is there anyone you need to say ’sorry’ to and put right your friendship?

‘CALLING ALL PARENTS AND FRIENDS…
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!’
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!!

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MERIT CERTIFICATES AND BEHAVIOUR AWARDS​

This week we awarded our termly ‘merit’ and ‘behaviour’ awards. Congratulations to all our worthy recipients.

HEAD TEACHER AWARDS:-

Alfie (Nursery); Corey-J (Year 3).

CONGRATULATIONS!!
MERIT AWARDS:-

Nursery: Raees and Yusuf

Reception: Imaan

Year 1: Jonah and Esther

Year 2: Mariam and Sabilla

Year 3: Saif and Monica

Year 4: Milana and Isabella

Year 5: Jide and Jessica

Year 6:Iyanu and Nimra

BEHAVIOUR AWARDS:-

Tiana (Nursery); Caleb (Reception); Ayaan (Y1); Eva (Y2); Isobelle (Y3); Jessica (Y4); Gabby (Y5); Ayaan (Y6);

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Kindness Cup

The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to all our staff for yet another wonderful term! Thank you, on behalf of the children, for all you do to make our school such an amazing place to learn and grow!

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WINNING TREATS!

Congratulations are due to the children of St. George’s House who were easily victorious in the contest to sell the greatest number of Easter Raffle tickets to their friends and families! They were rewarded with a McDonald’s lunch and a smashing Easter Egg Hunt, along with some super party games. Well done children, and thank you for all your hard work on behalf of the PTFA!

TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!

Well done to our top achievers below…

Ask your teacher for more information

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Most improved speed
Lower School: Sabilla
Upper School: Jude
Fastest Rockstar
Imaan 0.52s… WOW!
Biggest Increase in Coins in the Whole School
Freddie +24,638
TT Star of the Week
Gabby - for a big leap forward in time and effort spent trying to improve on TTRS.  A little bit every day is the way.  Well done!

AN ‘EGG-CELLENT’ EFFORT!

Our Reception children had a great time completing some seasonal crafts this week as they enjoyed decorating Easter eggs!

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A ‘LIP-SMACKING’ LENTEN MISSION!

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Throughout Lent, our Pupil Chaplains have led our charitable efforts by selling hot, buttered toast (with or without jam!) at break-time each and every Thursday until the Easter holidays. Thank you for supporting their valiant efforts which have raised a grand total of £65!

CHICK, CHICK, CHICK, CHICK, CHICKEN…

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Our School Council have continued busily selling chocolate filled chicks this week on behalf of Francis House Children’s Hospice. Thank you for helping us to help our young friends at the hospice who can’t help themselves, and to stick to our Mission Together motto ‘children helping children’! So many chicks have been sold to good homes and we have raised an ‘egg-straordinary’ total of £163! Well done to one and all!

FAMILY FRIDAYS!

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!!

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

NEWS FOR OUR BOOKWORMS!

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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.

DELVE IN – DIGEST – DISCUSS!

Date:-
Date to remember… 22nd 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.

A ‘BINGO-TASTIC NIGHT

What a fabulous time was had by all at our Easter Egg Bingo evening. Well done to all our winners and heartfelt thanks to all those who worked so hard to make it such fun and such a phenomenal success! The grand total profit raised from the evening was a record-breaking £837!

Enjoy the photos which, I’m sure you’ll agree, sum up the flavour of the event!! Here’s to our next school family event!

EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROVISION!

Please 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.

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
TUESDAY
WEDNES-DAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
LUNCH TIME CLUBS
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
(KS2)
Mr Ross
Chess Club
(KS2) Mrs Prince
Board Games Club
(KS1)
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
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
(charged at £5 per weekly session)
Senior Choir
(KS2) Miss Farrow (no charge)
Photography
(KS2) Mr Ross
Reading Club
(Y4/5/6) Miss Farrow (no charge)
Karate
(Open to all) (separate charge)
Drama
(Open to all)
Mrs Horford and Mrs Lester
ICT/Animation
(EYFS/KS1)
Mr Wallace and Mr Green
Multisports (Hockey/Netball)
(Rec-Y3)
Mrs Prince and Miss D-S
Movie Club
(Open to all)