10 June, 2022
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
What an exciting and fun-filled week we have enjoyed on our return to school after our half term break! Wednesday saw all our classrooms alive with chemistry, physics and biology as we celebrated our annual BCPS Science Day. There were experiments and investigations galore and the day ended with a smashing ‘Science Gadget Shop’ and an opportunity for all the children to treat themselves to a wide range of scientific tricks and activities! My thanks to the PTFA for facilitating this!
We also welcomed, this week, three new children to Year 5, Year 1 and Pre-School. Siblings Aiysha, Muhammad and Maryam have had a fabulous week and I join with our whole school family in wishing them every happiness in the years ahead at Bury Catholic Preparatory School.
Next week, we look forward to celebrating World Religions Week. Each of our classes will study one of the major world religions. We march forward, together, in faith!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
This Week’s Star Badges Go To:
Pre-School: Maryam, for a wonderful start to her education journey with us at BCPS.
Reception: Elsie, for her detailed diary she made of her trip to London over the holidays.
Year 1: Muhammad, for making such an enthusiastic and confident start to his educational journey at BCPS!
Year 2: Zunaira, for having a positive work ethic and attitude to learning.
Year 3: Adam A, for his enthusiasm and superb ‘scientific know-how’, when protecting Humpty Dumpty during our Science Day challenge!
Year 4: Bella, for showing some outstanding electrical engineering skills whilst working on her Science Day project.
Year 5: Aiysha, for settling in so effectively, quickly and confidently; already a valued member of our class! It’s great to have you here!
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 children in Years 5, 1 and Pre-School for making their new friends Aiysha, Muhammad and Maryam so very welcome, behaving in the beautiful, kind way we expect of BCPS children!
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.
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 (6:30pm)
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)
The Most Holy Trinity
SPIRIT OF TRUTH
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. Jesus knows that his friends are not able to fully understand everything he has been sharing with them during his life on earth. Now he has to go, Jesus is sending the Holy Spirit to continue his work. The Holy Spirit will help to guide Jesus’ friends to the truth about Jesus, God the Son and God the Father. Together, the Trinity will bring us all to the truth as we deepen our understanding of love.
DID YOU KNOW?
‘Consubstantial’ is the word in the Nicene Creed which tells us that God the Father, God the Son and God the Spirit are one and the same. Yet we also know that the three persons of the Trinity are different from each other. The Father is God, the Son is God and the Spirit is God, but the Father is not the Son, the Son is not the Spirit and the Spirit is not the Father!
Dear Jesus, please help me to always tell he truth. Give me courage to be truthful even when it is hard. Amen.
Find out if there are any special prayers to the Trinity and learn one by heart.
‘CALLING ALL WOULD-BE SUPERSTARS…
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!’
Family Games Night 24th June - 6:30pm
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!
THREE CHEERS! WHAT A TEAM!
Huge congratulations are due to our BCPS Wicket-ball team of children from Years 4 and 5, who picked up silver medals in the inaugural tournament held at Tottington St. Johns Cricket Club this week. Our children played phenomenally well in a series of matches, only very narrowly missing out on the first prize! Well done, one and all! You represented our school brilliantly and we are all so proud of your fabulous achievement!
One day, I shall become….
The week beginning Monday 20th June will be ’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.
So far, we have secured presentations and workshops given by a range of professionals including a doctor, a Justice of the Peace and a Chief Nurse!. What wonderful opportunities for our precious children as they prepare to take their next steps towards young adulthood!
If you can give up half an hour of your time to talk to our Year 6 children about your career, they would be so very appreciative. I should like to open their minds to as wide a range of career opportunities as possible!
Please contact Miss Farrow at:- Year6@burycatholicprepschool.co.uk if you can help.
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: George
Upper School: Amy
Imaan 0.52s… WOW!
Biggest Increase in Coins in the Whole School
TT Star of the Week
James – our runaway winner in terms of daily effort and amazing attitude. Played for 12 of the last 14 days - AMAZING!
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!!
Our Family Friday events for this half term kicked off with a lively meeting of our ’Book Club’. Discussion was enthusiastic and, as usual, peppered with plenty of laughter as participants reviewed ’Cold Sunflowers’ by Mark Sippings. Please do consider reading our next novel, ’The Island’ by Victoria Hislop, regarded by many as a modern classic. We shall meet to discuss it on Friday 1st July. You would be most welcome and I can guarantee your enjoyment – of both the book and the company!
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.
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.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB ‘Storytelling…’
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)