Posted: Fri 5th Nov 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
A very warm welcome back to a half term which we hope will be filled with creative learning and festive fun! We have been very busy hatching our plans for the next 6 weeks and we are aiming to ensure that children experience the usual Christmas term that we very much enjoy here at BHPS!
Firstly, I would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to the Friends of Biggin Hill Primary School. They have done a magnificent job of bringing our children some Halloween fun with a Halloween trail around the local area, carving competition and finally a spooktacular disco on Wednesday.
Today, Mr Devlin and I were delighted to welcome parents and carers of Laura Dekker Class to 6D’s class assembly. It was fabulous for the children to have the opportunity to share their hard work - a very special ‘well done’ to 6D!
This week, each class held a special assembly around firework safety. As much as we want our children to enjoy fireworks and bonfire night, it is really important that children understand the dangers associated with fireworks. I have also mentioned this in more detail on our Safeguarding bulletin earlier in the week.
Year 6 have enjoyed a trip to the Science Museum for an ‘Animals Including Humans’ workshop on Wednesday. This is the first school trip in London that we have been able to do since the easing of restrictions for schools - the children (and staff) were all delighted to be going! I have been informed by Miss Elliott and Mr Devlin that the children were impeccably behaved both on the coach and at the museum. Well done everyone!
Thank you all for attending parent consultations at the end of the last half term. Teaching staff enjoyed the opportunity to share your child's work and talk about their progress. These ‘face to face’ meetings make such a difference to us all!
Children may have also told you that we have had an enormous delivery of new chairs! Our refurbishing project is underway with most classrooms also having received new cabinets and cupboards. We still have some way to go with this project, however, I would like to pass on a big thank you to Mr Walpole, Mrs Burton, the staff and children for being so helpful whilst we are in the middle of this exciting transition!
This week we also held in-school elections for school council members (years 2-6 only). Children were invited to apply by giving a short speech about why they should be considered. Children in year 6 were invited to apply to become part of the marketing and communication team for the school council. Mrs Lucas, Literacy and School Council Lead, will provide an article in the coming weeks where she will announce the new school council members - keep an eye out.
We are very much looking forward to hosting our open days next week on 8th November at 1.30pm and 9th November at 11.00am. If you know of any families with children due to start school in September 2022, please do let them know. We have written to our pre-school families, other local pre-schools and advertised our open events in the local community, on our website, on Twitter and via Facebook, so we hope to be in a position to show many prospective parents and carers around our school - our Year 6 tour guides are raring to go!
The term ahead is an exciting one - please keep an eye on the ‘Diary Dates’ section on page 2 as we will use this to provide dates and times for upcoming events. This information is also available on our website.
We are sure that this will be a half term to remember! Don’t forget to tell EVERYONE you know about our OPEN DAYS!
My very best wishes,
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
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