5 March, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
May I first of all say how very excited I am for next week. I cannot wait to welcome all our children back to school. I am very much looking forward to the rest of the year ahead; working with you, our very special families, as well as the wonderful staff we are so fortunate to have here at BCPS. We have so much fun to catch up on, and wonderful work projects to enjoy in our classes. We are going to have a whizz of a spring and summer, with all the new opportunities and challenges it will undoubtedly bring.
These continue to be such unusual times and still a good deal different because of the safety measures that we maintain, due to the Covid pandemic. However, we keep up all our very best efforts to make sure that the experience our children have every day will be as normal as possible and I know that we can rely on you to help us and so, bind everyone even more tightly into our BCPS community.
The whole staff has been delighted and proud beyond words at the way the children have responded to our remote learning since Christmas. They have simply been phenomenal; sensible, mature, focused and determined – everything that we expect of BCPS children. Nothing has fazed them, or got in the way of their learning or having fun. Once again, our children have led the way with their positive, calm and confident attitude. Wow! I never cease to be amazed by their resilience and oh, so proud!
I wish you all a happy week,
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’! Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
PRE-SCHOOL BECOME PALEONTOLOGISTS!!
We have continued with our dinosaur topic this week by looking at fossils and how they are made. We even made our own… can you tell which dinosaurs our fossils were?
We would like to share our amazing fact for the week…did you know that a stegosaurus had TWO BRAINS, each only as big as a walnut. One was in its head and the other near its back legs! Wow!
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: Sebastian, Elsie and James for progressing onto the school reading scheme.
Reception: Maysa and Betty for their “Egg-cellent” dinosaur egg designs and creations.
Year 1: Zunaira, for her wholehearted love of books! Across lockdown, she has written her own stories at home and even inspired a class reading club!
Year 2: James, for his maths ‘shape’ problem solving and detailed explanations of his reasoning for the whole class.
Year 3: George and Milana, for excelling during our home-schooling; approaching every lesson with enthusiasm, determination and diligence.
Year 4: Saameya, for her fantastic attitude to learning.
Year 5: Imaan, for producing work of the very highest standard in every single activity, this week and every week during lockdown.
Year 6: Sarah and Tapiwa, for their phenomenal work in our school library, preparing it for everyone’s return!
TWO FAT CHICKENS...88!!
Spring has arrived, Lent is underway and so, Easter peeps it 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 6.00pm.
Prizes will be sumptuous baskets of Easter ‘delicious-ness’, and in order to help us to stock these, we shall have a non-uniform day for the children on Friday 19th March. Please can I ask children to bring a chocolate egg with them on that day in return.
Should your family wish to join in, please email me at email@example.com.
On the big day, then, you will receive a ‘Zoom link’ for 6.00pm. You will also receive bingo cards and all the accessories you will need to take part, including some Easter refreshments!
Let’s have some fun, whilst remaining loyal to our mantra – ‘together whilst apart’!
3rd Sunday of Lent
(John 2: 13-25)
Jesus goes to the Temple and is so angry to find the money-changers and traders doing business there that he throws them out. Jesus is furious that they are cheating and stealing from the people in the most holy place in Jerusalem. Those in authority want to know what right he has to behave this way. Instead of a straightforward answer, Jesus talks about his death and resurrection in a way that not even his disciples understand yet. Jesus is changing everything and saying he is the way to the Father, not just praying in the Temple and following the Law.
DID YOU KNOW?
Anger is not something bad. When we see someone being treated unfairly, anger can motivate us to do something about it. We call this “righteous anger”, which is just a way of saying we are angry for the right reasons. Being angry is normal, but it takes practice to stay in control when we are really cross.
Dear Jesus, help me to be honest and to treat people fairly. Amen.
Find out about some different ways you can express your angry feelings without hurting or upsetting people.
JURASSIC PARK COMES TO RECEPTION
This week Reception have enjoyed making their very own ‘Dinosaur Eggs’! They started by researching various dinosaur eggs, discussing their textures, patterns, colours and designs, before designing their own eggs. Then the real fun began.. they blew up their own balloons and covered them with a sticky, gluey mixture before layering newspaper to create papier mâché masterpieces. Once they had dried we used paints to recreate our “Egg- cellent” designs.
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Victoria as she always makes time to help her friends and everyday designs a beautiful picture for Mrs. Horford.
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?