Posted: Thu 14th Oct 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had such a fabulous half term - a half term that has felt “normal” for both our children and staff. We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching and supporting the children and our special curriculum days, assemblies, book fair and cake sale have all contributed to making this first half term, a really fun one!
Teaching staff are very much looking forward to parent consultations later today and tomorrow - it’s great to be in a position where we can hold these important meetings face to face once again! Although these were managed via Google Meet last time, I think you will agree that the opportunity to look at your child’s books and for us to meet with you in person is so valuable for both the children and you as parents and carers.
In advance, I must ask you to excuse “our appearance” when you visit your child’s classroom. The first of our brand new furniture has arrived and so staff have been busy emptying and disposing of all the old cupboards. Mr Walpole has done a sterling job so far, but we are still in a little bit of disarray - forgive us!
On Tuesday, the children enjoyed French Day and all had the opportunity to try and speak French in our very own BHPS French market. The activities across both KS1 and KS2 were engaging and allowed the children to have a little fun whilst learning. My thanks to Miss Burgham and Mrs Windover, Modern Foreigh Languages Leads, for organising this event throughout the school and to Mrs Blackburn for facilitating this experience for the children.
I would also like to apologise about the situation with the water coolers but until they have been serviced they are unfortunately out of use. We have managed to get around this with your support - thank you for making sure that your children have had filled water bottles with them this week.
We have all recently enjoyed the Travelling Book Fair at our school. I know this was very busy on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Thank you to everyone who supported this event by purchasing books and other small items. The more books we sell, the more books we gain for our school!
Last Friday, we also enjoyed a cake sale organised by Connie S, a former pupil, in aid of YongMinds. A huge “well done” to Connie and an enormous “thank you” to everyone who donated cakes.
As we approach the end of a very busy term, I’d like to reflect on what we feel has been a very solid term for the children here. We have maintained our systems of control whilst trying to return to normality for the children. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all - we really couldn’t do what we do here without your continued support. The children have been outstanding this term - they are engaged, eager to learn and enjoying what school has to offer. Most importantly, they are very happy to be with their peers! They are enjoying working in groups once again and having the ability to mix across the school has been lovely for everyone - adults and children alike!
On behalf of all the children, I would like to say a very special “thank you” to all the staff here - it has been an exceptionally busy half term but their endless energy and support for the children is very much appreciated by myself and the senior leadership team.
Please do remember that tomorrow is an INSET Day. Children are only allowed in school if they are attending parent consultations with their parents and carers.
The last word from me today really is for the children of BHPS - they are all deserving of a wonderful half term break. We look forward to seeing them after the holiday for another great half term characterised by hard work, lots of effort and fun!
On behalf of all the staff here at BHPS, I wish you and your families a lovely break.
See you all on Monday 1st November.
My very best wishes,
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
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