19 March, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
What better way to begin my letter to you this week than beneath these fabulous little leprechauns, radiating their ‘luck of the Irish’ to you all after our celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday! More celebrations beckon next week as we look forward to our ‘virtual’ Easter Bingo evening on Friday 26th March. May I take this opportunity to thank you so much for your participation in our non-uniform day today and therefore supplying so many Easter eggs, which are already being packaged into magnificent prizes for ‘Bingo night’. Please drop me a quick email at email@example.com if you would like to take part (please see article below for details).
As you will read in the letter sent from our office today, we continue to be able to convey good news to you. We are pleased to supply you with news of a jam-packed Open Day next Saturday (27th March). May I please encourage you to spread the word about it and of further events planned for early in the summer term to family and friends. Together, we thrive!
Also in the letter are details of our new ’Referral Scheme’. Please take time to read about it and the advantages it might offer you.
Our week has been a really happy one and your children continue to amaze and delight me! Having all of our children back in school is such a blessing. BCPS is once again full of laughter and light and love as the children enjoy all the learning opportunities which fill their every day. School is how it is meant to be once again.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’! Best wishes! As always, Miss Farrow
We have been delighted to reintroduce some extra-curricular activities this week. You’ll see from the accompanying photographs that they have been very much enjoyed by all the children who have accessed them! Each class, once again, is being offered an extra-curricular opportunity, and these operate in class bubbles, and are 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.
It is not too late to register your interest, should you wish to take advantage of the clubs.
Please email your child’s class teacher to ’book in’.
‘Make an Easter Garden‘
Games Around The World
Music-Makers ‘Pitched Percussion’
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Nursery: Raees, for super confidence and willingness to ‘have a go’ in all activities.
Reception: Betty, for great catching and leadership skills!
Year 1: Mariam, for her increased focus and detailed route map in English.
Year 2: Saif, for a fabulous week all round! Well done, sunshine!
Year 3: Abbie, for her informative and imaginative invitation to the Giant’s Birthday Party.
Year 4: Jide, for his brilliant contributions to class discussions all week.
Year 5: Nimra, for fabulous contributions in so many lessons this week, from RE to PE, Reasoning to Writing. A star with many sides.
Year 6: Paddy, for making such good and mature contributions to our science and topic discussions this week, and for having a ‘wicked’ sense of humour!
5th Sunday of Lent
(John 12: 20-33)
GROW IN LOVE!
Some people come and ask the disciples if they can see Jesus. In response to this request, Jesus makes an important speech. He knows he will soon have to die, but Jesus wants everyone to understand that this is the reason he is here. By dying, Jesus will bring life and hope into the world. Good will come out of his suffering. Jesus explains by talking about a seed. When a grain of wheat falls onto the ground it dies, but because one plant has died, lots of other wheat plants can grow. We might have to give up some things if we are going to follow Jesus’ footsteps and put other people before ourselves, but if we do we will enjoy the happiness that only Jesus brings.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Gospel writer John uses images to help us understand his story of Jesus. When John writes that the people want “to see” Jesus, he means they want “to believe” in Jesus. Jesus is the light who helps us to see clearly through any difficulties and darkness in our lives.
Dear Jesus, I want to believe in you. Help me to see clearly and to understand how much you love me. Amen.
Could you plant some seeds or bulbs and grow something?
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to all our wonderful staff, who have so kindly donated Easter Eggs GALORE so that our children can enjoy a ‘Grand Easter Raffle’ at the end of term!!! You are the BEST, BCPS Staff! There will also be Easter Egg hunts, along with opportunities to guess the name of the cutest Easter Bunny in the world, and to estimate how many mini eggs are contained in a rather large jar (which we will need to keep well away from Mr. Wallace!)
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!
Top of the morning to you! This week the Reception children became little green leprechauns and had so much fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
The children learnt about the patron saint of Ireland and made collage shamrocks. For our P.E session we tried some traditional Irish dancing and performed a group jig (I think Mrs Lester had more fun than the children!) The children also learnt how to count to ten using the Gaelic language. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
A LETTER FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNCIL
Dear Parents, Children and Families,
As we wrote last week, starting last Monday, members of the School Council have been selling knitted Easter chicks containing crème eggs at break times. We asked everybody in last week’s newsletter to help us to make a difference! We cannot believe how fabulously everybody has responded. We have already sold a staggering 163 chicks and have made £163 for Francis House Children’s Hospice!! WOW!! Thank you!
There are now only a few chicks who remain homeless. Can you help us to house them? Each costs £1. Buy quickly to avoid disappointment!
Yours sincerely, Sarah and Tapiwa, on behalf of School Council.
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’
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’!
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
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Most Improved Speed
Imaan 1.03s per question!
George 166480 coins
TT Star of the Week
Nimra for much improvement engagement and attitude to times tables.
NURSERY GROW GREEN FINGERS!
This week Nursery started their garden club.
First we talked about what plants need to grow then we planted our own sunflower seeds, we are so excited to watch them grow. We also started planning our Easter Gardens which will be real growing miniature gardens.