06 May, 2022
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
It has been another busy but ‘oh so productive’ week in school as we have enjoyed, amongst all our other learning, a fabulous assembly presented by our Year 4 class. It was a complete delight to witness the children’s pure joy as they led a beautiful and very entertaining act of worship! They reminded us all of the importance of each and every one of us to God!
Preparations continue, meanwhile, for our Open Day this Saturday. The event will run from 10am-4pm and we are very excited to be able to show off our vibrant, happy school,
in which our children flourish and our families are truly valued as such an important part of our loving school community. Please do 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!
Watch this space next week for lots of news about our impending ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebration Week’ which takes place in only ten days! We are working so hard behind the scenes to plan the most magical week for children and staff alike! Is there anywhere better to be than Bury Catholic Preparatory School? Personally, I don’t think so! How lucky we are!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
This Week’s Star Badges Go To:
Nursery: Abdul-Raafay, for being a confident superstar!
Reception: Imaan, – for working super duper hard at home and in school on her numbers.
Year 1: Jonah, for his determination and resilience in class, despite his plaster-casted broken arm!
Year 2: Ethan, for putting 100% effort into absolutely everything this week.
Year 3: Freddie, for his problem solving in our Fractions lessons.
Year 4: Milana, for her excellent comprehension work in English.
Year 5: Jude, for some linguistic gymnastics in poetry as well as generally bringing his A-game to school.
Year 6: Iyanu, for her mature poetry interpretation and for being a SUPERB example to the younger children in her role as head prefect! Thank you, sunshine—all credit to you!
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to our Nursery class for welcoming Bella’s sister, Ivy into school as the newest member of our BCPS family! We are delighted to have you, Ivy!
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.
Open Day (10am-4pm)
Year 5 Class Assembly (9am)
First Holy Communions
Year 2 Class Assembly (9am)
PTFA Meeting (6pm)
‘Queen Elizabeth Community Award’ Launch (9am)
Platinum Jubilee Concert (9am)
Grandparents’ Royal Afternoon Tea (1.30pm)
Platinum Jubilee Street Party
Half Term Holiday
Return to School
Science Day/ Science Fair (3.30pm)
wb 13 June
World Religions Week
wb 20 June
Aspirations Week (Year 6)
Nursery/Reception Class Assembly (9am)
PTFA Family Games Night (6pm)
Year 1 Class Assembly
wb 4 July
End of Year (Leavers’) Mass (Date/ time TBC)
ISA Athletics Compeition (Beech House)
Leavers’ Assembly and Reception (9am)
Summer Holiday (12 noon finish)
4th Sunday of Easter
We are Jesus’ sheep and he is our shepherd. Jesus loves us very much and will look after us. A good shepherd knows each sheep in the flock, and Jesus knows and loves each one of us. We might feel as though we are just one of the crowd, but each one of us is unique and very special. Jesus wants us to listen to what he says and follow him. Jesus wants us to be safe with him. Nothing can ever take us away from Jesus.
DID YOU KNOW?
A bishop carries a crosier, a long stick with a decorated end. It is usually made to look like a shepherd’s crook, a stick which is curved at the top so that sheep can be hooked and moved to safety. The crosier is a symbol that the bishop is a shepherd, looking after God’s flock. The bishop is acting like Jesus.
Dear Jesus, help me to remember that Jesus is my shepherd, and I am his sheep. Help me to follow him always, Amen.
Play ‘follow my leader’ with your friends – find out from a grown up how to play if you’ve not heard of this game before!
‘CALLING ALL PARENTS AND FRIENDS…
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!’
PTFA MEETING:- 19. MAY (6pm)
Our next PTFA meeting will take place on 19th May at 6pm. We shall be discussing the details for our Family Games Night on 24th June! 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!
A REMINDER—PLEASE NOTE!
May I kindly remind you that BCPS is a nut-free school, and as such, I must ask you to please refrain from sending any food in lunchboxes or for morning snack which contains any nuts or nut products. Thank you, as always, for your support and co-operation with this.
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
Ask your teacher for more information
Most improved speed
Lower School: Erin
Upper School: Bella
Imaan 0.52s… WOW!
Biggest Increase in Coins in the Whole School
TT Star of the Week
James & Jessica – maximum effort in your household this week!
A RIGHT ROYAL INVITATION!
May I cordially invite all our beloved Grandparents to a Royal Jubilee Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 25th May. This very special event will take place at 1.30pm in our school hall and as well as delicious refreshments, will include timely and celebratory entertainment throughout the afternoon, provided by all our children! All in all, the occasion promises to be a real treat as we toast our beloved Queen with a good old British ‘cuppa’ or two and plenty of cake. Please contact Miss Farrow at email@example.com or the school office if you would like to order tickets (and by Friday 20th May at the latest). Places are limited according to our space, so book early to avoid disappointment! Looking forward to welcoming such a valued sector of our school community!
THANK YOU FOR COMING!
Thank you to all our parents for coming to our Parents’ Evening this week. It is always lovely to share the good news of your children’s progress and exploits with you, as well as advising on ways to encourage further steps forward… and, indeed, to have the opportunity to catch up with valued friends. We remain dedicated to the nurturing of your children, and to the pursuit of both their academic excellence and, just as importantly, their personal development!
Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles... in fact… ALL OUR SCHOOL FAMILY!!! Come and join in our ‘Family Friday’ events...you are all so welcome!!
Platinum Jubilee Celebration (details to follow!)
NEWS FOR OUR BOOKWORMS!
Our new ’Book lub’ title is…
by Mark Sippings!
‘Everything happens for a reason.’
It’s 1972. Raymond Mann is seventeen. He is fearful of life and can’t get off buses. He says his prayers every night and spends too much time in his room.
He meets Ernest Gardiner, a gentleman in his seventies who’s become tired of living and misses the days of chivalry and honour. Together they discover a love of sunflowers and stars, and help each other learn to love the world.
Ernest recounts his experiences of 1917 war-torn France where he served as a photographer in the trenches … of his first love, Mira, and how his life was saved by his friend Bill, a hardened soldier.
But all is not as it seems, and there is one more secret that will change Raymond’s life for ever.
Cold Sunflowers is a story of love.
But most of all it’s about the love of life and the need to cherish every moment.
DELVE IN – DIGEST – DISCUSS!
Date to remember… 20th May, 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.
Please find below details of our extra-curricular programme for the summer term. 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 the 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.
LUNCH TIME CLUBS
(for Year 3 Communicants) Miss Farrow
(monthly) Miss Farrow
Junior Business Studies
(open to all)
Miss Farrow/ Year 6
Children Helping Children
(children’s fundraising initiative – Monthly) Miss Farrow
(monthly) Miss Farrow
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS(charged at £5 per weekly session)
(KS2) Miss Farrow (no charge)
(KS2) Mr Ross
(Y4/5/6) Miss Farrow (no charge)
(Open to all) (separate charge)
(Open to all)
Mrs Horford and Mrs Lester
Mrs Prince and Miss D-S
Mr Wallace and Mr Green
(Open to all)