14 May, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
Well, during a week of thunder, lightning, hail and sporadically sheeting rain, it has been our children’s faces that have ensured that sunshine has filled our school every day! Our classrooms have been hives of activity the whole week long and I have been delighted to enjoy snapshots of all the fun that our children are having in their lessons during my visits around the school.
Our children enrolled on the Sacramental programme and preparing for their First Holy Communions are enjoying rearing butterflies; nurturing beautiful growth towards new life, blossoming in tandem with their growth towards their new and full life in Christ. This week the caterpillars had officially developed into Chrysalides and it was time to establish the ’Chrysalis Station’! A tricky business!
To end our week, we have been thrilled to officially open our new library with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and an opportunity for all our children to visit. You all know my passion for the written word, and the phenomenal difference that a keenness for reading makes to a child’s academic progress. To have this wonderful reading environment gives our children fabulous opportunities to develop a lifelong love of the wonderful world of books!
We are all very excited for next week and all the fabulous events planned for ’We Are Britain Week’. ’Fish n’ Chip Lunch’ promises to be enormous fun on Wednesday and NHS/Medequip4Kids Dress Up Day is already being anticipated. Thank you for supporting us, as always, with this.
Have a wonderful weekend!
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’!
Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Pre-School: Elsie, for trying really hard to blend sounds together.
Reception: Jaanvi, for her superb ‘counting in 10’s’ work.
Year 1: George, for wonderful interpretation of his topic work ‘A Day in the Life of an Astrnaut’!
Year 2: Daniyal, for being so enthusiastic with his reading for pure pleasure!
Year 3: Milana, for her thirst for, and enjoyment of, reading!
Year 4: Jude, for producing an excellent magazine advert using the iPad!
Year 5: Iyanu, for super effort across all curriculum areas and in particular… great handstands!!
Year 6: Sarah, for bringing sunshine into our Year 6 classroom every day! Every classroom in the world needs a ‘Sarah’!
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.
wb 17 May
We Are Britain Week
NHS Day (dressing up for Mediquip4Kids)
Half Term Holiday
Return to School
wb 14 June
wb 28 June
First Holy Communion Day
It’s a Knockout! Whole school team challenge
Leavers’ Speech Day
Summer holiday (Midday finish)
6th Sunday of Easter
Before he has to leave them, Jesus prays for his friends. Jesus asks God the Father to keep his friends faithful when he is no longer with them. Jesus wants to share his happiness with his friends. He asks God the Father to keep them safe and protect them from harm. Jesus is now sending his friends into the world to spread the Good News of God’s love, just as God the Father sent him. This is our job too. Jesus goes back to his Father in heaven on Ascension Day.
DID YOU KNOW?
Muslims will be celebrating Eid al Fitr this week. This festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan Muslims will fast during daylight hours. This fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Thank you, Jesus, for showing me how much God loves me. Thank you for all the happiness I enjoy. Help me to share your love and happiness with the people I meet. Amen.
Spread happiness by giving something away – a sweet, a book, a toy you’ve finished with, or even a smile!
Looking ahead, the week beginning 28th June is timetabled as ’Aspirations Week’ for our Year 6 children. During the week we welcome visitors from far and wide in the world of work to talk to the children about their jobs in what is, in a sense, a first ‘Careers Week’. In only a couple of years, our oldest children will be thinking about GCSE options and the paths their careers might take. We have already booked police officers, a doctor and a Justice of the Peace to speak to them. If you can help by sparing half an hour during the week to talk to Year 6 about your job, you would be welcomed with open arms. It is so lovely to be able to rely on our own school community to support our precious children as they prepare to take their next steps towards young adulthood!
Please contact Miss Farrow at:- Year6@burycatholicprepschool.co.uk if you can help.
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to the whole of our Reception class for welcoming Josiah back with open arms, and demonstrating such exemplary BCPS values!
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
Ask your teacher for more information
Most Improved Speed
Imaan 0.80s! Still getting quicker!
George 183631 coins
TT Star of the Week
Jessica – Super determination to get faster and faster
Class of the Week
Year 4 – best in school by every measure!
Extra-curricular activities began again this week 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‘
OPEN FOR BUSINESS … RECEPTION ENTER THE WORLD OF HOSPITALITY!
Our bug hotel is open for guests!
We have a family of woodlice booked into our retreat already!
We shall be monitoring our bug hotel closely over the next term and cannot wait to see all the different creatures that come to visit. The ‘swankiest place to stay’ for bugs and minibeasts galore has been placed in our outdoor classroom so the children can see how things develop and will be a great addition to our learning as minibeasts is our current topic!