27 May, 2022
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
Last week I finished my weekly letter by looking ahead and wishing ‘Here’s to a fantastic and memorable Jubilee week ahead for us all’! This week, I am proud and pleased that I can declare…
‘WHAT a fantastic and memorable week it turned out to be!!
My main aim when planning our Platinum Jubilee celebration week was to give the children a week they would remember for the rest of their lives. I dearly hope that to be the case. The Jubilee is indeed a historic landmark in our country’s story, and we have certainly marked it well, as this newsletter attests! Enjoy all the articles and photographs, which paint the picture of the marvellous week we have spent together as the BCPS school family.
Our week began with the launch of a new annual award, the BCPS Queen Elizabeth Community Award , which will reach forward through many a year ahead, a fitting legacy. The week ended with our burial of a time capsule, a link back in time to 2022 and all that it held, for the BCPS family of the future.
What fabulous memories we have made together! Wishing you a wonderful half term break and a jolly good rest!
Enjoy the Jubilee as the celebrations continue!!
Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
This Week’s Star Badges Go To:
Pre-School: The whole class, for their FABULOUS Jubilee Concert performance!
Reception: The whole class, for their sensational efforts during Platinum Jubilee week!
Year 1: All the Robins, for ’rockin’’ both on stage and behind the scenes!
Year 2: Erin, for working so hard in class and remaining super-focused, even during such an eventful week!
Year 3: Freddie, for his work on using analogue, digital and 24 hour clocks.
Year 4: George, for working hard and encouraging others whilst painting self-portraits!
Year 5: Jude, for showing true grit and teamwork during our Jubilee rap, despite feeling poorly; and then ending the week showing his trademark kindness for others. What a gent.
Year 6: Imaan, for her fabulous commitment and tireless dedication to all she is asked to do in school and out! You really are a fine role model! Well done!
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to the loyal and wonderful team of parents and family members who worked so hard to cater for and serve our grandparents at our Royal Afternoon Tea and also to prepare and decorate the Arden Garden, ready for our Time Capsule Burial Ceremony! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your love and kindness. You are all appreciated more than you’ll ever know!
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.
Half Term Holiday
Return to School
Science Day/ Science Fair (3.30pm)
New Entrants Morning
wb 13 June
World Religions Week
Fancy Dress – Up Day (please bring £2 – proceeds towards resourcing PTFA Family Games Night)
wb 20 June
Aspirations Week (Year 6)
Pre-School/Reception Class Assembly (9am)
PTFA Family Games Night (6pm)
Musical Recital (2.30pm) – details to follow
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)
7th Sunday of Easter
Before he goes back to his Father, Jesus prays for his friends – and that means all of us! Jesus prays that all his friends will be united. Jesus is united with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit and he wants his friends to live in love in the same way. When we live in love with each other, other people can see that Jesus really is alive in us.
DID YOU KNOW?
We celebrate on different days in different countries, but we all celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. We remember that Jesus ‘went up’ to God the Father in heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always. This isn’t easy to understand as we know heaven is not a physical place. We do know, however, that we can look forward to it being somewhere wonderful!
Dear Jesus, help us to love one another as you love us. Amen.
Sometimes grown us need help to sort out arguments and go to a mediator. Make sure you ask for help if you need to put something right with a friend.
‘CALLING ALL WOULD-BE SUPERSTARS…
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!’
Family Games Night 24th June - 6pm
Please do come and join us for a fabulous, fun night for all! The perfect way to spend a summer’s evening, with team games and challenges galore, including
Penalty shoot outs
Puzzles and quizzes
There will be delicious refreshments including hot dogs, pizza and ice-cream and most importantly, lots of laughter!
Watch this space for more information!
BCPS QUEEN ELIZABETH COMMUNITY AWARD
Our Platinum Jubilee week got off to an exciting start as Miss Farrow proudly announced the launch of a new award, the BCPS Queen Elizabeth Community Award, an exciting annual award, a Platinum Jubilee legacy, underpinned by service, duty, respect and honour. The award offers an opportunity for the children of our special little school to aspire to the example of the Queen, to the promises of duty and service which she has stayed true to for 70 years! So our commemoration of this historic landmark and the example of our wonderful Queen Elizabeth II will continue on… beyond 2022… beyond our present children… to the BCPS children of the future – a fine legacy!
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: Saif
Upper School: Bella
Imaan 0.52s… WOW!
Biggest Increase in Coins in the Whole School
TT Star of the Week
Adam – for a super effort all week long.
A RIGHT ROYAL INVITATION!
Our beloved Grandparents attended a Royal Jubilee Afternoon Tea on Wednesday and what a jubilant event they enjoyed! There were delicious refreshments, along with timely and celebratory entertainment throughout the afternoon, provided by all our children! What a real treat as we toasted our beloved Queen with a good old British ‘cuppa’ or two and plenty of cake. It was a complete joy to welcome such a valued sector of our school community!
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!!
Book Club to discuss ‘Cold Sunflowers’ by Mark Sippings and ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop
NEWS FOR OUR BOOKWORMS!
Our new ’Book lub’ title is…
by Victoria Hislop!
On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother’s past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before moving to London. When Alexis decides to visit Crete, however, Sofia gives her daughter a letter to take to an old friend, and promises that through her she will learn more.
Arriving in Plaka, Alexis is astonished to see that it lies a stone’s throw from the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga – Greece’s former leper colony. Then she finds Fotini, and at last hears the story that Sofia has buried all her life: the tale of her great-grandmother Eleni and her daughters and a family rent by tragedy, war and passion. She discovers how intimately she is connected with the island, and how secrecy holds them all in its powerful grip.
A page-turning tale that reminds us that love and life continue in even the most extraordinary of circumstances
DELVE IN – DIGEST – DISCUSS!
Date to remember… 10 June, 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.
BCPS CROWN JEWELS!
What a fabulous response we had to our competition to design and make a crown fit for the Platinum Jubilee. We have been inundated with the most gorgeous creations, each one of them beautiful in its own right! The seemingly impossible job of choosing winners fell to Mrs Smith, one of our Governors, who presented prizes at our special celebratory assembly. Winners were delighted with their souvenir vintage Jubilee plates, kindly designed and decorated by Eva’s Mum!
WHAT A PERFORMANCE!
We pulled out all the stops to present a Platinum Jubilee concert on Tuesday. We turned back the pages of the Queen’s seventy year reign to dip into each of the decades and pick out a few highlights. Each class took responsibility for a decade and all our children entertained our audience royally! Here’s to the Queen!
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.
‘What a picture!’
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)