Newsletters from the Head 

June 2018

From the Head Teacher

We are now into the final part of the school year and, with only 7 weeks left until the end of the term, we have a lot to fit in.

We are all looking forward to Sports Day this Wednesday. You should have already received the details, which are also available on the School website.   If the weather is poor on the day we may take the decision to postpone the event.  If this is the case you will be notified by text and the information will be placed on the School website.   Please do not telephone the School Office to enquire in advance; I will ensure you know once a decision is made.  Let’s all hope for a fine sunny afternoon.

Miss Newns is leaving at the end of this term.  We wish her all the very best for the future and thank her for her dedication and hard work during the past year of teaching at Bourn. Mrs Reed is also leaving, but will be coming into school from time to time to continue with the coordination of Read Write Inc. News of our new teacher appointments and class teachers for next year will be sent out shortly.

We are dedicating next week to the celebration of our 60th Anniversary and the teachers have been busy planning an exciting curriculum to support this. We are starting on Monday morning with a walk to the Church for the Thanksgiving Service.  On Wednesday afternoon, following an entertainment for the whole school, each class will hold their own party. On Thursday the BSA have arranged an after-school Summer barbecue, with lots of fun things to do. Finally, on Friday morning, starting at 9.05am, there is a musical concert where each class has prepared a song and dance from a different decade to entertain you. Every child is taking part, so do please come along. This will be very different from the usual Friday assembly and Heidi Allen, our local MP, is our special guest.

On Friday evening, the week of celebrations will end with a music concert, with current and former pupils performing. This is taking the place of the annual Bourn Proms, which is having a rest this year!

A number of parents have expressed the wish to have school lunch with their child.  From the week beginning 18th June there will be availability for four adults a day on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to have a hot lunch at the cost of £3.00. If you would like one of these places, please contact the School Office.  Places will be on a ‘first come first served’ basis and you will be advised of the time to arrive once your place has been confirmed.

On Thursday, 21st June we are holding a drop-in session between 3.05 and 5.00pm to provide the opportunity for you to look with your children at their work. This proved to be very popular when we did it last term. The annual reports will be sent out on 6th July and consultation opportunities have been arranged for the following week if you would like to meet with the class teacher.  More details will be provided in due course.

Year 6 pupils have a particularly busy last few weeks. At the end of June they will be spending five very active days at the Frontier Centre in Northampton.  This is followed by visits to their new schools, the Year 6 Fete, the Leavers’ barbecue and, finally, the Leavers’ Play on 19th July.  The pupils in Class Acorn are also going on a visit – to Shepreth Wildlife Park.

The term ends on Friday 20th July, with a special assembly at 9.00 am and a lunchtime picnic on the field, when parents are invited to join us.  As has happened in the past, parents will be able to take their children home following the end of the lunch break at 1.00 pm.

Please keep on checking your emails and the School website as there will be a lot of information sent out in the next few weeks concerning the events taking place before the end of term.

Christine Page
Head Teacher

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