25 June, 2021
Dear Parents, Families and Friends of BCPS,
Another week whizzes by, every day busy, every day productive as you will see from the articles and photographs which follow!
Our Year 6 Eco-Gardening Club members have been particularly busy planting and watering, and enhancing our BCPS environment with plenty of green and the promise of a splash of colour as we enjoy the sunshine of our summer.
We had a very tricky time judging our ’Story in a Shoebox’ Competition. The standard of the entries was superb, and I have to say a huge thank you to all our families who invested so much time and effort into their creations, so full of imagination! As I suggested last week in my letter, and it is certainly worth repeating, our Book Week is only as successful and memorable as it truly is, thanks to the kindness, input and support of you all! It is hugely appreciated by your children and staff alike!
Next week is an exciting one for our Year 6 children, who are looking forward to their Aspirations Week, and a glance towards all the opportunities that lay ahead of them. I wonder what they will all become one day, which career paths they will choose? Whichever paths they choose, one thing is for sure… we shall be immeasurably proud of each and every one of them!
Have a wonderful weekend!
We remain ‘Together Whilst Apart’!
As always, Miss Farrow
Please find below diary dates for what promises to be an exciting term ahead. Of course, you realise that we remain bound by Government guidelines but fingers crossed, the dates will stand. We appreciate your understanding should there need to be any changes.
wb 28 June
First Holy Communion Day
Leavers’ Speech Day
It’s a Knockout! Whole school team challenge
Summer holiday (Midday finish)
This week’s Star Badges go to:
Nursery: Victoria, for fantastic sportsmanship during PE lessons.
Reception: Ayaan, for his enthusiasm towards all our learning.
Year 1: Mariam, for smiling her way to great success all week.
Year 2: Monica, for being dedicated and resilient in all aspects of reading.
Year 3: George, for his incredible work on playscripts, with particular focus upon stage direction and their effect on line delivery.
Year 4: Jude, for expressing different emotions through movement in P.E.
Year 5: Nimra, for winning the battle with technology in order to deliver work of an improved standard this week, especially in the afternoons.
Year 6: Tapiwa, for simply being Tapiwa — steadfast, loyal, reliable, full of fun — every single day! Who could wish for a better friend and role model?!
THE MASKED SINGER!!
‘TAKE IT OFF! TAKE IT OFF!!’
Did you work out the identity of our very own ‘Masked Singer’
Did you guess ‘who’s behind the mask’??
The true identity of Darth Vader as….
If we’d been able to convey an audio clue, you would have been able to hear that he was playing the ‘Star Wars’ theme tune! Thanks, Aadam, for being a really good sport!
BOOK WORM BONANZA!!
This week has been ‘super-busy’ for our EYFS department. We have enjoyed doing ball skills in PE and we managed to throw our ball around a circle 100 times without dropping it once!!!! One of the children asked if that was a world record – we think it should be!!
The children have loved re-enacting some of their favourite traditional tales in the classroom – it was so wonderful to hear the conversations between the children with quite a few alternative endings for that naughty Big Bad Wolf who ate Red Riding Hood’s Grandma (none of them ended well for him!!).
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Mark 5: 21-43)
When Jairus’ daughter is ill, he turns to Jesus and asks him to heal her. Although Jesus wants to help, the crowd make it hard for him to reach the girl quickly. A woman in the crowd has so much faith in Jesus that she only has to touch his clothes to be instantly healed.
It seems that Jesus arrives at Jairus’ house too late. But Jesus says to Jairus, “Do not be afraid, only have faith.” Jesus takes the girl’s hand and asks her to get up – and she does.
DID YOU KNOW?
Jairus was an important Jewish official and his daughter was just a little girl. The sick woman was an outcast and was looked down on by other people. But Jesus loved them all equally, just as he loves each one of us.
Dear Jesus, thank you for all the people who look after me when I am ill. Thank you for all the nurses, doctors and health workers who keep us well. Amen.
Make a ‘get well’ card for someone you know who is ill, or save it for when you need one.
The Kindness Cup this week is awarded to Esther in Reception, who, discovering that Daisy (Y6) loved the bookmark that she had made for her big sister, Sarah, quietly, on her own initiative, made Daisy one too! Esther is now considering starting up her own ‘Bookmark Business’!
Next week is ’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.
They will be treated to presentations and workshops given by a range of professionals including a doctor, a Justice of the Peace, a businesswoman and a Chief Nurse!. What wonderful opportunities for our precious children as they prepare to take their next steps towards young adulthood!!
Please contact Miss Farrow at:- Year6@burycatholicprepschool.co.uk if you can help.
‘GO GREEN FINGERS’!
Year 6’s Eco-Gardening Club has risen to the challenge of enhancing the aesthetics of the BCPS community. Club members worked exceedingly hard this week planting tubs and pots up with a myriad of bedding plants—petunias, ‘Bizzie Lizzies’, lobelia, salvia. marigolds, begonias—you name it, they planted it!!
The children will tend, water and nurture the plants until they are well-established and then they plan to place them around the school grounds, to give everyone a colourful taste of summer!
Jack and the Reception Beanstalk!
This week the Reception children have been climbing beanstalks, sowing magic beans and writing letters of apology to the Giant.
The children also recreated the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk by putting together their very own show.
Watch out for the enormous beanstalk that may well be growing out of BCPS very soon!
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS UPDATE!
Well done to our top achievers below…
Ask your teacher for more information
Most Improved Speed
George 209,709 coins
TT Star of the Week
Daisy – for making incredible progress in all measures!
Class of the Week
Year 6 AGAIN – Best participation, most coins and most progress all round!
Extra-curricular activities are in full swing in school. 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, once again, by popular demand. It’s not too late to join in!
Should you wish to take advantage of the clubs, please email your child’s class teacher to ’book in’, to allow them to resource the clubs.
‘Make a Bug Hotel‘
ONCE UPON A SHOE BOX…!
This year we had an extra special ‘Book Week Challenge’ for all our children and their families! A competition was launched…
Story in a Shoe Box!
In a shoe box, children were invited to create a scene with clues to a book title, being as creative as they dared! Entries of an amazing standard flooded in and wowed us all! They are currently on display in a special exhibition… the first in our new library! Judging took place this week and I am delighted to announce that the winner is… Jaanvi with her shoebox interpretation of ’The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle!
Congratulations to Jaanvi and well done to all our entrants… you all did yourselves proud!