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Newsletter 14th January 2022

Posted: Fri 14th Jan 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

This morning we were able to welcome parents and carers of 5W into school and were all treated to a fabulous class assembly. It’s always such a pleasure to see how much the children have been learning - well done to 5W and Miss Wigfield.

On Tuesday we were delighted to be able to have our first external trip for the new year, a year 3 trip to Horton Kirby Education Centre. Ms Reed and Miss Castledine have reported that the children were exceptionally well behaved and had a fabulous time - this is particularly pleasing to hear as this is the first time BHPS has visited this venue for a long time!You will be able to find out more about their trip in our next newsletter.

Last Friday, our year 4 children also enjoyed Roman Day in school. This is always a day that everyone in year 4 enjoys - more information about this exciting in school curriculum day can be found in the article from the year 4 team.

Trips and curriculum days always take a lot of additional time to organise - I would like to thank both the year 3 and 4 teaching staff for providing our children with these learning opportunities.

On Tuesday we also ran a RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) drop in for parents and carers. We hope the sharing of our teaching materials and the opportunity to ‘drop in’ has enabled you to feel more informed about the content of RSE teaching across the curriculum - please do let us know if you have any further questions regarding this area of the curriculum.

On Tuesday we also welcomed back our little ones to ‘Tea and Tots’. It is always nice to be able to provide this extra to our community and welcome both existing and new families to school.

Mrs Lucas, Literacy Lead, wrote to families on 12th January regarding reading and phonics and was able to share with you some exciting new initiatives and projects that we are launching at BHPS. If you have not already done so, please do share these initiatives with your children. To help facilitate the setting up of the small library area on each KS1 and 2 playgrounds, we need a little voluntary help to go through a mountain of books in school! If you would be willing to help on Wednesday 19th January from 1:45-3:15pm with this task, please let us know.

Please can I remind anyone entering the school site to ensure that you drive very slowly. This is for the safety of the children and the wider school community.

Everything feels pretty ‘normal’ at school for the children at the moment, I am very pleased to say. Our systems of control are working well and I feel confident that we are doing all we can to keep our children safe. Please remember the importance of wearing masks on site, and if you are coming into school for a meeting or another reason, we politely request that you complete an LFD test beforehand.

I do hope you found our Safeguarding Bulletin (sent yesterday) useful and informative. The children are very much enjoying our initiatives around attendance, especially the ‘Wheel of Glory’. We must do all we can to improve attendance at school as every learning day is so important for the children.

Have a fabulous weekend.

My very best wishes,

Mrs Freeman

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead




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