BCPS Newsletter Issue 4 Summer Term 2022

BCPS Newsletter Issue 4 Summer Term 2022

13 May, 2022

Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,

Bury Catholic Preparatory School

I begin, this week, by holding before you two very special children. On Sunday, Corey-J and Monica make their First Holy Communions. The occasion is such a significant one for both of them, in their faith lives, and they are both exceedingly excited! On behalf of our whole school family, I know I can assure them of our love and prayers, along with their families. We hope you have a lovely day!

We are only a few days away from our jam-packed Platinum Jubilee Celebration Week. Plans are in full swing in school to make sure not only that BCPS will celebrate in style, but that our children will experience a joyous week which they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives! In the life of our country, such a genuinely historic event deserves triumphant celebration, and we intend to do exactly that!

May I remind you, if you haven’t done already, to return order forms for our Street Party ‘fish and chip’ lunch, which is due to take place on Thursday 26th May. May I also remind you that children may come to school in red, white and blue on Street Party Day! I hope to welcome as many of you as possible, then, for ice cream and refreshments at 3pm.

Please note the article below regarding our Grandparents’ Afternoon Tea. Please email me at year6@burycatholicprepschool.co.uk or contact 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! I sincerely look forward to welcoming such a valued sector of our school community to a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Best wishes!  As always,  Miss Farrow

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This Week’s Star Badges Go To:

Nursery: Aminathi, for her independent drawing.

Reception: Elsie, for her independent postcard writing.

Year 1: Saladin, for his super-duper reading progress!

Year 2: Zeidan, for his selfless encouragement and support of others in class.

Year 3: Saif, for taking such pride in the presentation of his work!

Year 4: Khadijah, for her great efforts in solving reasoning problems in maths.

Year 5: All of Year 5, for their teamwork and dedication to our class assembly.  Great effort everybody!

Year 6: Abbas, for his diligent commitment to all his classwork!

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Kindness Cup

The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to our wonderful Reception children for acting as ’extras’ during Year 5’s class assembly! Thank you for supporting our older children in school - great job, boys and girls!

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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.

15 May
First Holy Communions
19 May
Year 2 Class Assembly (9am)
19 May
PTFA Meeting (6pm)
23 May
Closing date for ‘Design a Crown’ Competition
23 May
‘Queen Elizabeth Community Award’ Launch (9am – all welcome!)
24 May
Platinum Jubilee Concert (9am – all welcome)
25 May
Grandparents’ Royal Afternoon Tea (1.30pm)
26 May
Platinum Jubilee Street Party (children may come to school dressed in red, white and blue) Please join us for ice cream and refreshments at 3pm!
27 May
Half Term Holiday
6 June
Return to School
8 Jun
Science Day/ Science Fair (3.30pm)
wb 13 June
World Religions Week
13 June
Class Photographs
17 June
Sports Day
wb 20 June
Aspirations Week (Year 6)
23 June
Nursery/Reception Class Assembly (9am)
24 June
PTFA Family Games Night (6pm)
30 June
Year 1 Class Assembly
30 June
4 July
Leavers’ Meal
wb 4 July
End of Year (Leavers’) Mass (Date/ time TBC)
6 July
ISA Athletics Compeition (Beech House)
8 July
Leavers’ Assembly and Reception (9am)
8 July
Summer Holiday (12 noon finish)
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5th Sunday of Easter
(John 10:27-30)



Sometimes we don’t like rules and being told what to do. Part of us finds it difficult when we hear Jesus saying he is giving us a new rule. Maybe it’s easier to listen to Jesus’ new commandment when we remember that he doesn’t just tell us what to do, he shows us. Jesus shows us how real love means putting other people first. We learn by copying Jesus how to follow his new rule of love. The happiness that love brings us will more than make up for the challenge of being given a new rule!


The Bible is the story of the covenant, the agreement or a promise, God makes again and again with his chosen people. It’s much more than a contract, it is a loving relationship. For Christians, Jesus is the new covenant, making God’s promise of love real. Jesus is God’s love in the world, showing us how to put other people before ourselves.


Thank you, Jesus, for loving me so much. Help me to follow your example and love other people. Amen.


Show that you are one of Jesus’ disciples by being especially kind and loving this week.

PTFA MEETING:- 19. MAY (6pm)

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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!

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Pause for Thought

On Thursday, Year 5 treated us to a beautiful class assembly, relating the inspirational story of Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The children reminded us of the remarkable story of this tiny, frail lady with the heart of a lion, who did so much to help so many.
In a reflection at the end of the assembly, Miss Farrow shared with the whole community gathered together, the prayer found on the wall of Teresa’s simple room after she had died.

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centred. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.


Our Family Friday event this week was our ‘Walking Club’. Participants took advantage of the dry weather and enjoyed a foray into the local area, stepping into nature and grabbing the opportunity for a good catch-up, too! What a great way to start a Friday – good friends well met indeed!!

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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.

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Well done to our top achievers below…

Ask your teacher for more information

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Most improved speed
Lower School: Ethan
Upper School: Abbie
Fastest Rockstar
Imaan 0.52s… WOW!
Biggest Increase in Coins in the Whole School
Imaan +32,547
TT Star of the Week
Freddie – an impressive 10+ minutes EVERY day last week.  Well done! !


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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.Bury Catholic Preparatory School Please contact Miss Farrow at year6@burycatholicprepschool.co.uk 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!


A huge thank you is due to the children who gave up their Saturday last weekend to act as guides at our Open Day! You did a sterling job and we are full of gratitude and pride for each and every one of you—fine ambassadors, one and all!

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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!!

Event (9.00-10.00am)
20 May
Book Club
27 May
Platinum Jubilee Celebration (details to follow!)


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Our new ’Book lub’ title is…

Cold Sunflowers
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.
All love.
But most of all it’s about the love of life and the need to cherish every moment.


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.


Sacramental Programme
(for Year 3 Communicants) Miss Farrow
School Council
(monthly) Miss Farrow
Junior Business Studies
(open to all)
Miss Farrow/ Year 6
Children Helping Children
(children’s fundraising initiative – Monthly) Miss Farrow
Eco Council
(monthly) Miss Farrow
(charged at £5 per weekly session)
Senior Choir
(KS2) Miss Farrow (no charge)
(KS2) Mr Ross
Reading Club
(Y4/5/6) Miss Farrow (no charge)
(Open to all) (separate charge)
(Open to all)
Mrs Horford and Mrs Lester
Multisports (Hockey/Netball)
Mrs Prince and Miss D-S
Mr Wallace and Mr Green
Movie Club
(Open to all)