5 March, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
Welcome back to the second half of our Spring term, and what a wonderful letter I have the pleasure of writing this week—absolutely chock-a-block with fabulous news!
Our Year 6 children received results of all the exams they have taken this week and their success has been phenomenal. We can’t move for offers of places at a plethora of exceptionally highly achieving schools—Manchester Grammar School, Withington Girls’ School, St. Bede’s College, Manchester High School for Girls, Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Bolton School (Girls’ and Boys’ Divisions) and Bury Grammar School.
I am thrilled to report huge bursary success too, with offers up to 95% discount on fees! Wow! We can be very proud of ourselves at BCPS! Please do take the time to the open letter that I have written to the children of Year 6 and which was sent to you all just ahead of this newsletter. This particular cohort are astonishing in the way they have dealt with the challenge of exams during the challenging times that we have had to negotiate! I am so very proud of each and every one of them!
Add to that the excellent news that we are to be able to open our doors to all our children on Monday 8th March, and all in all….it’s been a good week!
I wish you all a happy week,
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’! Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
A WHIRL OF A WEEK!
The start of a new term is always exciting for Pre-School as it means the start of a new topic! This term the excitement is bubbling over as we are learning about – DINOSAURS!
The children have already amazed me with their knowledge. We have spent the week exploring our new topic area, drawing & painting pictures for our display boards and looking at lots of different books.
TT ROCKSTARS WEEKLY UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
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7 Day Improvers
7 Day Improvers
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Pre-School: Zaviyar, for increased concentration and incredible knowledge of dinosaurs.
Reception: Saladin, for his “never give up attitude”. He has produced brilliant work this week.
Year 1: Eve, for her enthusiasm and use of scientific language when planning our class experiment.
Year 2: Adam, for his fascinating descriptive writing that contained exciting punctuation and adjectives.
Year 3: Abbie, for her understanding and explanations of multistep problems in mathematics.
Year 4: Aayaan, for always taking an active role in his online lessons.
Year 5: Nimra, for stepping up her independence and effort during challenging times.
Year 6: The whole class, for your unwavering support of each other during exam preparation and the process itself! Role models one and all!
A DATE TO LOOK FORWARD TO!!
Spring has arrived, Lent is underway and so, Easter peeps its head over the horizon! Following the success of our Christmas Bingo evening, I am delighted to announce that we are to host an equally exciting ’GRAND EASTER EGG BINGO EVENING’ on Friday 26th March at 6.00 pm. Please don’t double book yourselves! Join us for an evening of good old-fashioned fun!
Details to follow in next week’s newsletter! Watch this space!
2nd Sunday of Lent
(Mark 9: 2-10)
Jesus goes up a high mountain with some of his friends. In front of their eyes, Jesus is changed. His clothes become “dazzlingly white” and the disciples see a little bit of what Jesus will be like after his death and resurrection. They see Jesus talking to Moses and the prophet Elijah and don’t want this experience to end. God the Father speaks and says, “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” Jesus asks his friends not to tell anyone what has happened until after he has risen from the dead. The disciples find it difficult to understand just what he means.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Gospel story this week tells of the transfiguration when Jesus is changed and shows his glory. We always hear this story in the second week of Lent. It reminds us that Jesus is God’s beloved Son, before we face the terrible events of Holy Week and Good Friday. We can change too, as we try to be more like Jesus this Lent.
Dear Jesus, thank you for showing me just how much I am loved. Be near me today, lighting up my life with your love. Please brighten the days of anyone who is lonely, ill or worried. Amen.
Find out about St. David and why he is the patron saint of Wales.
JURASSIC PARK COMES TO RECEPTION
This week the children have been introduced to our new topic “Deadly Dinosaurs” and have become scientists called palaeontologists for the week . We discussed and researched what paleontologists do and the tools they use to help them discover their findings. The children had a go at digging for some fossils in our paleontology lab. We currently have an egg nesting and is getting ready to hatch any day now so stay tuned for what is to come next week.
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Maysa, for always thinking of others. Well done and thank you, sunshine!
BOTTLE MOMENTS COMPETITION!
Don’t forget to send me your entries for the ‘Bottle Moments’ competition, children! You can find all the information that you need in the emails I sent at the start of the half term holiday! Daisy, Caitlin, George, Freddie and Betty have sent fabulous bottle moments! Can you guess what they are looking forward to doing when the world has recovered and the pandemic is over?