21 May, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
I know that I always have so much that is positive to say to you in my weekly letter, but even I will struggle to convey the joy that has weaved its wonderful way through the whole of this week! Staff and children alike have had the most marvellous time celebrating ‘all things Britain’.
Our ‘Traditional British Fish n’ Chip Lunch’ proved a real highlight on Wednesday and as you’ll see from the photographs, we created some memories that will last forever! It was such a pleasure to
The children looked simply incredible today, dressed up as doctors, nurses and the like for our NHS/ Medequip4Kids celebration. Mind you, some of the children, dressed as patients, looked rather the worse for wear! Great fun! A huge thank you to you all for all the efforts you went to in dressing your children, but even more, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donations to Medequip4Kids.
As I wrote to you recently, fundraising opportunities have been devastated for ‘MedEquip4Kids’ over the past eighteen months and as our relationship with the charity is strong and long established, I wanted to take this opportunity to support it. Having spoken to a representative from the charity, I cannot begin to tell you just how grateful they were for our offer. I was confident that I could count on you, and that our BCPS community could once again make a difference! But even knowing that, I am completely overwhelmed and humbled by your generosity. As I write this, we are counting like crazy! Your kindness knows no bounds.
Have a wonderful weekend!
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’!
Best wishes! 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.
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)
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Nursery: The whole class, for their wonderful behaviour and patriotism learning the National Anthem.
Reception: Aanya, for her passionate singing when learning the national anthem.
Year 1: Ali, for his renewed efforts with his reading.
Year 2: Kaif, for being so mature and determined in everything he does.
Year 3: Tafara, for being unique and fabulous in every way!
Year 4: Aayaan, for his unwavering desire to learn and improve.
Year 5: Ayaan, for super contributions to We Are Britain Week: geography, history and British Values.
Year 6: Jamie, for his insatiable appetite for learning and his determination to improve every day. You are an inspiration, young man!
Loving our Book Nook!
Following the grand launch of our library (see last week’s newsletter for our fabulous photographs!)our children are already thoroughly enjoying regular visits to the ‘BCPS Book Nook’ as these pictures attest! Indeed, ’they all read ’happily ever after’!
Although he has to physically leave his friends, Jesus promises to send them the Holy Spirit. The disciples have not really been able to understand everything Jesus has said and done, but the Holy Spirit will help them to gradually make sense of it all. The Holy Spirit will be Jesus’ witness and reveal the fullness of God’s amazing message of love for us all. Then it will be Jesus’ friends’ job to share that message with the rest of the world – and the Holy Spirit will help and guide us all the way.
DID YOU KNOW?
The feast of Pentecost is the last day of the Easter season. The priest wears red vestments. Red represents the fire which symbolises the Holy Spirit and the love that God has for each one of us.
Thank you, Jesus, for sending your Holy Spirit to help us. Amen.
Renew something this week – tidy your room or school bag, or polish your shoes so that they look like new.
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 our whole school community, for your incredible generosity towards our Medequip4Kids appeal!
Heartfelt thanks to everybody!
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
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Most Improved Speed
Imaan 0.80s! Still getting quicker all the time!
George 201,441 coins
TT Star of the Week
Aayaan – over 14,000 coins earned in a week!
Class of the Week
Year 4 – for greatly improved participation and progress
THREE CHEERS FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN!
This week the children in Reception have celebrated ‘We Are Britain Week’ by learning all about the Royal Family.
They researched the monarchy and discussed the Queen’s responsibilities and duties and how important her role is to our nation.
The children designed and made crowns for a right royal luncheon. They enjoyed fish and chips followed by ice cream; it was an exquisite afternoon fit for any King or Queen.
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‘
CASTLES FIT FOR A QUEEN!
Nursery’s focus this week has been ‘The Royal Family’ The children have enjoyed building castles fit for a Queen, also making crowns and looking at the Royal Family Tree. This inspired them to make their own family trees. Completed trees are due back next week for a special show and tell.
WE ARE BRITAIN!
What a ‘cracking-ly’ patriotic week we have all enjoyed in our classrooms this week, learning all about our Great Britain! Each class concentrated on a different aspect of our country and its traditions and cultures, and a wide variety of fabulous activities were enjoyed all around the school. Children learnt about British Values and had a wonderful time!
Everyone in Early Years learnt about the Royal Family, whilst Year 1 looked at the special features of British seasides, both past and present, before making their own ‘Punch and Judy’ style puppet shows. In Year 2, the children had great fun learning about and playing traditional British games!
Year 3 explored the sights of Great Britain, wending their way down South to Stonehenge, to the capital, over Hadrian’s Wall, and fighting their way through Loch Ness, before finally crossing the Giant’s Causeway! Year 4’s focus has been Britain’s ingenious inventions and innovations; from steam railways and code-breaking computers all the way to chocolate bars!
Year 5 took a culinary tour of Britain, exploring some of the geography, history, traditions and values of Britain, whilst making and tasting some of our more famous foodstuffs along the way.
In Year 6, the geography of our country was the focus of the week and children learnt to sort their Leicestershire from their Lincolnshire, their Stirlingshire from their Ayrshire. They also studied the history of our multicultural land.