12 March, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
Well, what a wonderful week, and how good it feels to have all our classes back! As I have written, oh so many times over the last twelve months, these children of ours never cease to amaze me in terms of their resilience and determination to face any adversity with optimism and such serenity. Nothing seems to faze them and this week, yet again, they have demonstrated all these attributes and more.
They have been delighted to see one another and the staff, and have been relentlessly cheerful, working with such enthusiasm and diligence. I am so proud of them. They are an absolute credit to BCPS, and of course, to you. I think it is fair to say that they have had a lovely week, as have their teachers!
I am delighted to include in the newsletter details of the extra curricular clubs which will resume next week. May I also urge you to read the letter which the School Council have included. It outlines their efforts to raise funds this term for the children cared for in Francis House. The school council were itching to ’get busy’ and had a virtual meeting planned before the end of their first day back at school! What superstars!
Don’t forget to email me to register your participation in our ’Grand Easter Bingo’ evening on 26th March. It will certainly be lovely to ’see’ you all, and is bound to be good fun. Mrs Horford has agreed to reprise her starring role as the best bingo caller in the North West, and I shall do my best to play her glamorous assistant!
I wish you all a happy weekend, with special love and blessings to all our mothers for a Happy Mothering Sunday!
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’! Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
Beginning next week (w.b.15th March), we shall reintroduce some extra-curricular activities. Each class, once again, will be offered an extra-curricular opportunity, and these will operate in class bubbles, and be 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, by popular demand. Further changes will follow after Easter.
‘Make an Easter Garden‘
Games Around The World
Music-Makers ‘Pitched Percussion’
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:
Nursery: Imaan, for her determination when forming letters and hearing initial sounds.
Reception: Esther, for her independent addition work.
Year 1: George, for his engagement during lessons and new found enthusiasm during discussion!
Year 2: The whole class for working incredibly hard all week in every single lesson! You’ve done BCPS proud!
Year 3: Aribah, for her skills in verbal and non-verbal reasoning!
Year 4: Haroon, for producing a superb research poster about Arctic wolf teeth.
Year 5: Amy, for coming back to school with a super attitude. Keep it up Amy!
Year 6: Amelia, for her determination to get to grips with the rules of algebra… you are flying now, sunshine!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’!
4th Sunday of Lent
(John 3: 14-21)
LIVE IN THE LIGHT!
Nicodemus is a religious leader who has come secretly to meet with Jesus to explore his teaching. Jesus tells Nicodemus that just as Moses told the Israelites they must look at the bronze serpent if they were to survive, everyone must look at Jesus if they are to live. Jesus has come to save us all and to bring us new life. He hasn’t come to judge us, but to bring light into our lives. Jesus is the light of the world. Instead of darkness, uncertainty and fear, in Jesus we can find truth, hope and goodness.
DID YOU KNOW?
17 March is the feast of St. Patrick. Patrick is celebrated particularly by Irish people around the world as he is the patron saint of Ireland. Patrick was taken as a slave to Ireland when he was a boy. He escaped but returned when he was grown up and spread the message of Christianity in Ireland..
Dear Jesus, thank you for all the mums in the world who show us what love is by the way they care for us. Amen.
Do something extra special for the loving women in your life.
A BUSY WEEK!
This week Reception have made dinosaur fact files using the iPads. We also had a dinosaur inspired PE lesson and the children were introduced to lots of new apparatus.
Most importantly the children have worked extremely hard on their Mother’s Day cards and gifts.
We hope all our Mummies have a special day.
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Daisy and Sarah for working together with such kind hearts to prepare letters and cards to welcome new members to our wonderful school!
A LETTER FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL!
Dear Parents, Children and Families,
Our names are Sarah and Tapiwa and we are joint chairpersons of this year’s School Council. We are pleased to be of service to our school community during our final year at BCPS.
We are writing to tell you about our Lenten fundraising initiative and to ask for your help. Our School Council charity is Francis House, which is a small children’s hospice, local to us. Francis House Children’s Hospice is a ‘home from home’ for children and young people with a short life expectancy and their families. We know we are so lucky, and we want to help those who are not so lucky at such a special time of the year.
Of course, during these difficult times, small charities need our help more than ever, and we want to make a little difference by our fundraising efforts, just like we did at Christmas, when we sold such a wide range of festive merchandise.
We have liaised with Francis House, and have this week taken delivery of some ‘eggs-traordinary’ Easter merchandise, cute and cuddly Easter chicks nestling crème eggs.’ We sold these last year to you all and they went down a storm. They were ‘eggs-ceptionally’ popular and we are hoping that we can count on you all to buy some again to help us in our aim to raise our target of £100!
Starting on Monday, members of the School Council will be selling the chicks at break times. Each chick costs £1.00. There is limited stock so buy early to avoid disappointment!
Help us to make a difference!
Yours sincerely, Sarah and Tapiwa, on behalf of the School Council.