Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

3 December 2021

Advent has begun! 

The children have been learning about Advent this week. The Posada from Bourn church arrived too on its journey towards Christmas Eve - I wonder where they will go next?

 We have also taken delivery of our beautiful tree from Manor Farm. Don't forget, if you get your tree there, they will donate 10% of the sales to the BSA!  

School Meals 

You should now have received information about how to register and log into the Aspens Select app for ordering your child's school lunches. 

From 13 December, if you would like your child to have school lunch, these MUST be ordered in advance (before 9am on the day). 

The pre-ordering ensures that all children will get the meal you have ordered. 

A meal should be ordered for every child, including those in KS1 who have infant free school meals and other children in KS2 who have free school meals. 

Christmas dinner will be on 15 December and parents will need to order this via the new system.

Park and Stride

Parking and driving around school can be difficult and congested. Mark Proud has kindly offered the use of the car park at Manor Farm for school drop off and pick ups. You can park there and walk down to school, building in a little fresh air and exercise, and reducing the traffic around school!  

Happy  Hanukkah! 

This year, Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, began on 28 November and will end on 6 December. To celebrate the victory of the Maccabees over King Antiochus, the Jewish people tried to light the 7 pronged menorah, and although they only had enough oil to light the menorah for one day, the oil lasted for 8 days, hence the 8 day 'Festival of Lights'. A Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate. 

Hanukkah: The Eight-Day Party in Praise of God | Hanukkah menorah, Menorah,  Hanukkah candles

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Bella, Anton, Sarah, Milo

Willow: Jessie, woody, Sofia and Sasha

Hazel: Lauren, Callum, Dorothy and Angus

Cedar: Olivia, Ethan, Lucy, Jadon

Rosewood: Alex, Hector, Poppy and Freya

Cherry: Grace, Flora, Angelina and Caitlin D

Oak: Helio, Lola, Aoife, Logan

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  167      Total:   2,114

Pankhurst:  204    Total:  2,491

Seacole:  203        Total:  3,161

Shackleton: 208   Total: 2,131

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Christmas Hampers

 Just a reminder to donate items for your child's class hamper, being organised by the BSA. Raffle tickets will be coming home for you to buy to enter into the prize draw on 16 December at the outdoor Christmas Carols.

 Road Safety Message from Cherry Class

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Alfie, Flora and Grace were on duty. They would like to remind people to look before they cross the road.   

Cedar Class Bread Week

 Cedar Class DT week was focused on bread making. The children tasted bread, made salt dough, planned the recipe for their own bread and then made it. There was a fantastic selection of different types of bread made by the children and it smelled delicious and looked very professional.  

Diary Dates

Date Event

15 December

Christmas Dinner - 'dress for dinner'

16 December

End of term

16 December

Outdoor Carols 9.30am

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Update

There are now additional restrictions nationally which affect all of us, as well as concerns about the new Omicron variant. From this week, children aged 11 and over need to wear face coverings on school transport, so some of our older year 6 children are now wearing coverings on the school bus. 

We will continue to keep the whole school community informed when we have a positive case. There are currently positive cases in Willow, Cedar, Rosewood and Oak classes. 

If your child has any symptoms, please do a lateral flow test as these seem to have been good at picking up cases that have then been confirmed by PCR. 

Isolation rules for confirmed Omicron cases are different. All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must isolate, regardless of age or vaccination status. When you get your PCR test, it will tell you if Omicron is suspected. 

You can read our Outbreak Management Plan on the website to see how we are reducing the risks. Thank you for your support. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe allergies to the following items: sesame, soya, hazelnuts, cobnuts, pistachio, cashew, walnuts and tahini (key ingredient in hummus). Please avoid bringing in items that have these ingredients. 

Christmas Carols

On the last day of term, we will be holding an outdoor Christmas Carol Concert on the KS1 playground. As long as the weather is dry, the orchestra will play too. All parents are welcome to join us. The school gates will open just before 9.30am. The BSA will provide refreshments and we will also draw the winning tickets for the fabulous Christmas Hampers - which could look something like this!

Wilko Silver Hamper Basket and Accessory | Wilko

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 

 

26 November 2021

 

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

26 November 2021

Thank you to the Staff

I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all our staff. We have worked really hard to get the new caterers in place as quickly as possible and this has involved Lesley and Debs in the office in huge amounts of work behind the scenes. Alongside this, they answer literally hundreds of phone calls and emails every day and keep the school running. A huge thank you also to all our teachers and teaching assistants. The teachers spend untold hours planning lessons, activities, trips and plays as well as communicating with parents to support the learning and well being of the children. they nurture and care deeply about the children.  Our team of teaching assistants are worth their weight in gold! They are flexible, resilient, supportive and creative and are absolutely dedicated to supporting the children and their teachers. I'd also like to thank Jason and Fiona for their work in keeping the school clean and well looked after. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I'd also like to acknowledge the catering staff, who have been with us for many years and who now work for Aspens. We are so pleased they are still working in Bourn and are now producing new meals to new recipes! 

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School Meals 

The children have loved the new school meals! They are especially happy to have the choices that they have and have given feedback such as 'fabulous' and 'it's like being in a 5 star restaurant'! 

For the first three weeks of the new menu, the children can choose on the day so they have an opportunity to decide what meals they like. From 13 December, if you would like your child to have school lunch, these MUST be ordered in advance (before 9am on the day). We will send details of the Aspens Select website next week, to allow you time to register.  

The pre-ordering ensures that all children will get the meal you have ordered. 

A meal should be ordered for every child, including those in KS1 who have infant free school meals and other children in KS2 who have free school meals. 

Look out for the email with details next week.

Christmas dinner will be on 15 December and parents will need to order this via the new system. 

 BSA Newsletter

 Look out for the BSA newsletter today! If you would like to be involved organising events to raise money for the 'extras' that school budgets don't run to, please email bsa@bourn.cambs.sch.uk. It's a great way to get to know new people and get involved in the school!  

We really do need new people to get involved and join the team. 

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Olivia R, Aaron, Elliot, Kylah

Willow: Theo O, Isaac, Karisha, Zahra

Hazel: Wilf, Adrian, Jerusha, Sophie

Cedar: Finley, Iris, Albert, Maddy

Rosewood: Fifi, Ella, Sophia, Ben

Cherry: Ellie, Monica, Cecilia, Alfie

Oak: Cora, Mustafa, Jude, Amelie

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking: 301       Total:   1,947

Pankhurst: 274     Total: 2,287

Seacole:  331        Total:  2,958

Shackleton: 191   Total:  1,923

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Mary Seacole Day

The children dressed in their own clothes on Tuesday, in yellow, or dressed as nurses in honour of Mary Seacole Day. Thank you for the donations so far - we have raised £121 for Frank Water, the charity chosen by the House Captains. If you have forgotten to send in your donation - it's not too late!  Below is Year 6 artwork of Mary Seacole.

 Road Safety Message from Cherry Class

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Karl, Ellie and William were on duty. They would like to remind people to keep looking before they cross the road.   

Cedar Visit to Stibbington

 Cedar Class enjoyed their visit to Stibbington on Monday, reinforcing their science learning about rocks and their importance in our everyday lives. Thank you to the staff who organised this visit and the parents who helped also. 

Children in Need - Friday

Did you see Bourn on the BBC Children in Need programme last Friday? There were two little clips of about 2 seconds! If you missed it, you can probably catch up on iPlayer and it was on just after 9.10pm. Look out for the bus! 

 

Diary Dates

Date Event

15 December

Christmas Dinner - 'dress for dinner'

16 December

End of term

16 December

Outdoor Carols 9.30am

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact Debs or me. 

Covid rates are rising in schools. You can read our Outbreak Management Plan on the website to see how we are reducing the risks. Thank you for your support. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe allergies to the following items: sesame, soya, hazelnuts, cobnuts, pistachio, cashew, walnuts and tahini (key ingredient in hummus). Please avoid bringing in items that have these ingredients. 

Christmas Carols

On the last day of term, we will be holding an outdoor Christmas Carol Concert on the KS1 playground. As long as the weather is dry, the orchestra will play too. All parents are welcome to join us. The school gates will open just before 9.30am. The BSA will provide refreshments and we will also draw the winning tickets for the fabulous Christmas Hampers!

Penguin Carol Singing - TT ART

Park and Stride

Parking and driving around school can be difficult and congested. Mark Proud has kindly offered the use of the car park at Manor Farm for school drop off and pick ups. You can park there and walk down to school, building in a little fresh air and exercise, and reducing the traffic around school!   

Christmas Trees

The wonderful people at Manor Farm are once again donating 10% of their Christmas tree sales to the BSA! The one I bought last year was amazing - I recommend you go down to Manor Farm in Bourn to buy yours as soon as possible! 

1,330,410 Christmas Tree Stock Photos, Pictures & Royalty-Free Images -  iStock

Early and Late Arrivals

The gates open at 8.35am and close at 8.55am. When the children arrive in their classrooms, they do Early Morning Work. Did you know, if your child arrives in their classroom at 8.55am rather than 8.40am, they miss out on one and a quarter hours of learning time each week - or 7 and a half hours over half a term! 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

19 November 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

19 November 2021

New Lunch Menus! 

Our new school menus start on Monday, with a choice of beef burger or veggie burger in  bun, with oven baked wedges and coleslaw, or baked potato with tasty toppings, followed by a choice of peach cobbler and custard or yoghurt for pudding. The full list of menus are on the website along with a list of allergens for each meal if required. Ordering will be the same as currently until 13 December. We will send information out as soon as possible about how to order from 13 December. Any feedback about the new school meals is welcomed.  

Christmas dinner will be on 15 December and parents will need to order this via the new system. 

South Cambridgeshire Cross Country Competition

On Wednesday, Mr French and Mrs Wheatman took 44 children from Key Stage 2 to Milton Country Part for the South Cambridgeshire Cross Country Competition. 

Just under 400 children from 11 primary schools took part. They competed individually and for their team. Children from Bourn were amazing! 

Amelie and Mia came first and second in the Year 6 girls race; Thomas came second in the Year 4 boy race and Albert came second in the Year 3 boys race! 

Not only that, but in the overall team results, Bourn came second in Year 5/6 and fourth in the Year 3/4 team competition.  

 Well done to all who took part and represented our school - with a special mention also to Zach who won the Spirit of the Game award! 

Thank you also to the parents who helped supervise the children - we couldn't have done it without you! 

Anti Bullying Week

This week, the children have been taking part in activities that explore what bullying is as well as thinking about how kind words can make a positive difference. Children have been making paper chains of positive words. 

Odd Socks Day - Monday

We started Anti Bullying Week with Odd Socks Day - the picture below is Oak Class feet. During zoom assembly on Monday we all agreed that we are all a little odd - and that's a good thing! 

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Lilly and Finn

Willow: Rory, Emily, Imogen H and Corey

Hazel: Isla, Rocco, Myra and Severn

Cedar: Tristan, Jonathan, Jadon and Daisy

Rosewood: Jack, Max, Lily-Mai and William

Cherry: Jacob, Lucy, Caitlyn S and Dec

Oak:  Zauraiz, Joel, Mia and Belle

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking: 190       Total: 2855  

Pankhurst: 198     Total: 2488 

Seacole:  228        Total:  2855

Shackleton: 265   Total:  2174

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Children's Charity 

The House Captains have now chosen the charity that they would like the school to fundraise for this year. The charity they have chosen is Frank Water, which is a charity funding access to clean water in India.

We are proud of the House Captains for doing their own research into different charities to make this decision. 

Funds raised will be through House Days, which is something we started before the pandemic and had to discontinue.

The first House day will be Mary Seacole Day on Tuesday 23 November. See below for details. 

Mary Seacole Day

Mary Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse and businesswoman who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. You can read more on our website. 

Her House Day is on 23 November, which is her birthday. For this day, children can come dressed in yellow (Seacole House colour), dressed as a nurse (remembering that there are male and female nurses) or wearing their own clothes. Please can children bring in £1 which will be donated to Frank Water. 

 Road Safety Message from Cherry Class

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Isabel, Avish and Seth were on duty. They would like to remind people to cross in the safest place and to look as you cross the road. thank  you.  

Diary Dates

Date Event

22 November

Class Cedar Trip to Stibbington

 23 November 

Mary Seacole Day

24 November

Flu Vaccinations

15 December

Christmas Dinner - 'dress for dinner'

16 December

End of term

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact Debs or me. 

Earrings and Hair - PE Lessons

For safety reasons, it is important that children do not wear earrings for PE. They can easily get caught and cause damage to earlobes. If your child is not able to take their earrings out independently, please can you ensure they don't wear them to school on PE days. 

Also, if your child has long hair, it should be tied back at all times please. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe allergies to the following items: sesame, soya, hazelnuts, cobnuts, pistachio, cashew, walnuts and tahini (key ingredient in hummus). Please avoid bringing in items that have these ingredients. 

If you would like more information on allergens, the following websites are helpful. 

www.allergywise.org.uk

www.anaphylaxis.org.uk 

Park and Stride

Parking and driving around school can be difficult and congested. Mark Proud has kindly offered the use of the car park at Manor Farm for school drop off and pick ups. You can park there and walk down to school, building in a little fresh air and exercise, and reducing the traffic around school!   

Children in Need - Friday

Don't forget to stay glued to the BBC1 from 7pm on Friday evening's programme to see if they use the clip of Bourn Primary singing our hearts out!  

Thanks to Grace D for her lovely drawing! 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

12 November 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

12 November 2021

New Lunch Menus! 

We have sent out copies of the new menus that will be in place from Monday 22 November. We are really pleased that we will soon be able to offer the children a choice of three different hot meal options each day, as well as two pudding options. For the first 3 weeks, ordering and payment will remain the same as it is currently. From 13 December, you will need to pre-order using the Aspens system. We will send further information about this next week. 

Anti Bullying Week

Next week is anti bullying week, and the theme is 'One Kind Word'. We have all been working hard all term to remember the impact of our words. We have been focussing on the '3 Gates of Speech'.

"Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself, 'Is it true?' At the second gate ask, 'Is it necessary?' At the third gate ask, 'Is it kind?'  

The children will be doing different activities through the week to help them identify what bullying is, and how to make sure that they behave in ways that are kind. 

The Anti Bullying Alliance have produced a very helpful parent pack which can be accessed here. 

Odd Socks Day - Monday

We will start Anti Bullying Week with Odd Socks Day. All you need to do is wear odd socks (or bright tights)! I's a great way to celebrate what makes us unique! 

Odd Socks Day 2019 in UK: How to get involved in Anti-Bullying Week |  London Evening Standard | Evening Standard

Children in Need - Friday

To end the week, it is Children in Need Day. After all our excitement of being on the radio and on local news with the Great Fancy Dress Singalong, we mustn't forget the day itself! Children can wear whatever they like on Friday, in exchange for a donation of £1 (or whatever you would like to donate) which will go to Children in Need. Don't forget to stay glued to the TV on Friday evening's programme to see if they use the clip of Bourn Primary singing our hearts out!  

CHILDREN IN NEED SPOTS WAVING PUDSEY BEAR - IRON ON TSHIRT TRANSFERS - A6  A5 A4 | eBay

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Genevieve and Harley

Willow: Rafferty, Archie, Isla and Kayla

Hazel: Dorothy, Charlotte, Cameron and Elynn

Cedar: Theo, Jaxton, Miriam and Booky

Rosewood: Millie, Logan M, Logan S and Michael

Cherry: Grace, Ella, Logan and Karl

Oak:  Tanvi, Beau, Arjun and Emily A

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  146      Total:  1792

Pankhurst:  277   Total:  2290

Seacole:   283     Total:  2627

Shackleton:  177  Total:  1909

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 Road Safety Message from Cherry Class

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Seb, Molly and Angelina were on duty. Their would like to remind people to cross in the safest place. 

Diwali in School

 The children had an amazing time on Wednesday, learning all about Diwali and how it is celebrated. They took part in a dance workshop and mimed and danced the story of Rama and Sita. Each class had their own events, and a highlight was Hazel Class having sparklers on the playground and watching some fireworks! 

 Thank you to the children and parents who sent in videos and photographs of their Diwali celebrations, we all really enjoyed seeing them. 

Diary Dates

Date Event

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

15 Nov

Odd Socks Day

19 Nov

Children in Need Day - own clothes

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact Debs or me. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe allergies to the following items: sesame, soya, hazelnuts, cobnuts, pistachio, cashew, walnuts and tahini (key ingredient in hummus). 

One child's allergy has increased in severity this week, resulting in emergency hospital treatment. It is possible that the allergy was triggered by contact with someone who had eaten one of these foods. 

We are asking all parents to look really carefully at the contents of snacks and packed lunches they send in to school, and to err on the side of caution by not sending an item in to school if it 'may contain' any of these ingredients. 

Staff do check the snacks of the younger children, and if a cereal bar etc contains one of these ingredients, we will give your child a piece of fruit for snack instead. I am sure you will understand that we must do all we can to keep our children safe in school. 

Park and Stride

Parking and driving around school can be difficult and congested. Mark Proud has kindly offered the use of the car park at Manor Farm for school drop off and pick ups. You can park there and walk down to school, building in a little fresh air and exercise, and reducing the traffic around school!  

Polite Request from the School's Neighbours

I have been contacted by neighbours of the school who are concerned to have seen parents using mobile phones when driving. I have also had reports of cars not observing the 20 mile per hour speed limit in the roads around school. Please follow the rules of the road, keeping your children safe and ensuring you set your children the best example. 

 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 

5 November 2021 

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

5 November 2021

 

Big Fancy Dress Singalong!

 So our moment of fame has arrived! After filming us singing and dancing before half term, the children were on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire this morning singing, 'I'll be There' by Calvin Harris and Tom Grennan. Click here to listen to their wonderful and enthusiastic singing! (at 3hrs 38)

There is also a link to the BBC Cambridgeshire Facebook page with a video and text that says "Oh my goodness, aren't the children and staff of Bourn Primary Academy utterly fantastic!" 

 There is also an interview with me, (at 1h 36 mins) talking about the experience! We don't know if the film of us singing will be used - we'll have to keep our eyes peeled on Children in Need night on Friday 19 November.

 

New Caterers! 

We are very pleased to announce that from 22 November, school lunches will be provided by Aspens, a company experienced in providing delicious meals in schools. We have been through a rigorous selection process, which culminated in presentations by two companies. The School Council tasted and looked carefully at the food produced by both companies and asked questions.  Their opinions were taken into account when making our final decision.  

Next week we will send out more information about the new catering service, changes to the menus (which will include choices each day) and changes to the ordering and payment systems. We are very excited about this change and we know that the food offer for your children will improve greatly.

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Milo and Georgie

Willow: Felix, Grace, Isaac and Theo O

Hazel: Jameson, Yasmin, Mela and Locke

Cedar: Kiko, Olivia, Lucienne, Driya

Rosewood: Yusuf, Layla, Hector, Millie

Cherry: Avish, Eshaal, Caitlin D and Seb

Oak: Emily R, Chloe, Theo E and James 

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:   262     Total:  1646

Pankhurst: 377    Total:  2013

Seacole:  340       Total:  2344

Shackleton: 300   Total:  1732

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 Road Safety Message from Cherry Class

 Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Ned, Lucy and Caitlyn were on duty. They have noticed that people are getting better at looking when they cross the road. They would like to remind children and parents that the safest place to cross the road is on the bend opposite the school driveway. 

 Please cross from here.....

to here. Thank you.

Diary Dates

Date Event

10 November

Diwali Dance Workshop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact Debs or me. 

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

Happy Diwali!

A happy Diwali to all our families who celebrate! We will be celebrating Diwali in school on Wednesday next week. We are excited to be having a Diwali dance workshop as part of our learning about this Festival of Lights celebrated worldwide by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhists. If you have any photographs of your Diwali celebrations, we would love to see them! 

Diwali 2021: Significance, history, date, time, puja muhurat and all you  need to know - Hindustan Times

Please could you pay your contribution to the cost of this via the My Child at School app. 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 

 

 

22 October 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

22 October 2021

 

Big Fancy Dress Singalong!

There was HUGE excitement in school yesterday! Not only did children (and staff) dress up in fancy dress, but they were also greeted by a giant panda on their way into school!

The excitement built throughout the morning until the BBC arrived to film the whole school singing 'I'll Be There', the Children in Need song.  All the children gathered in front of our bus and then....Pudsey Bear arrived! Pudsey led the singing and joined in with the dancing too! 

Pudsey then went into Cedar Class and they sang the song again, whilst being filmed! Pudsey also met a group of children who were interviewed for the radio. We don't know whether we will eventually be on the TV - this is out of our hands, but if so, we think it would be on the Children in Need programme on 19 November on BBC1. Even if we don't end up being on TV, we had so much fun! It was a great day! 

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Cecilia, Seth and Seb were on duty. They have noticed a great improvement in the parking of cars, and said that on Thursday and Friday, they saw almost everyone looking carefully as they crossed the road. They are really pleased that the roads around school seem to be safer than they were. Thank you to everyone for putting our children's safety first. One thing the children would like to remind everyone to do is to keep looking both ways as they cross the road, because electric cars travel so quietly you can't always hear them coming. 

Berry

In memory of Berry, the most gentle dog, who was patted and hugged every day by so many children on their way in to school. We will miss you, Berry. 

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Alfred and Sienna

Willow: Ayden, Valentina, Josh and William B

Hazel: Forrest, Ranaldo, Isla and the whole class for the presentation of their umbrella designs in science! 

Cedar: Lewis J, Annabelle, Zachary and Ethan

Rosewood: Sean, Lily-Mai, Yuyan and Ivy

Cherry: Molly, William, Rhys and Jacob

Oak: Belle, Jude, Alice and Noah

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  213       Total:  1384

Pankhurst:  442    Total: 1636

Seacole:  268        Total: 2004

Shackleton:  308   Total:  1432

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 Bourn Book Bus Progress

Over the past few weeks, many people have volunteered to paint the bus and it is really taking shape. We still have a lot of work to do both inside and outside, but the bus is now very stable as it is resting on many concrete blocks. Thanks to Barry from KLM Autos for doing this for us! 

The before and after photos below show the progress on the bottom deck. Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way! 

 

 

Diary Dates

Date Event

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

10 November

Diwali Dance Workshop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
25 April  Y3&4 bikeability
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact me or Debs. 

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

 Archery lessons

This week, children in Key Stage 2 have been learning how to use a bow and arrow in PE. They used arrows with suction pads at the end, but were still able to aim and hit the gold (not bull's eye in archery)! 

Year 5 Drum Lessons 

Children in Cherry Class have been learning about rhythm and different beats when playing the djembe drums. They were very co-ordinated in their playing (and very loud!) 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 

15 October 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

15 October 2021

 

Green Team 

 Mrs Tagger had a really hard time appointing the Green Team representatives for this term as so many children applied and were so passionate about why they wanted to be on the Green Team. This can only be good news for the school - and the planet. The representatives for this term are as follows:

Acorn: Gus and Kaylah

Willow: Zahra and Valentina

Hazel: Callum and Severn

Cedar: Lucienne, Finley and Rosie

Rosewood: Florence, Michael and Hanna

Cherry: Grace, Flora and Ellie

Oak: Emily C, Mustafa and Joel

A quote from Kyla's form, "I want to save the planet and I will do it." With determination like that, the world is in good hands. 

Harvest Festival

Thank you for all the donations of food and essential items which we will be taking to the Trussell Trust Food Bank. Thank you also for the donations of money today as the children wore non uniform. This money will also be donated to the food bank to help them provide food for families who are really struggling. 

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road.

This week, Isabel, Avish and Eliza have been on patrol. They noticed that lots of children (and some parents) were not looking both ways when they cross the road. They spoke to all the children in Zoom assembly on Wednesday and asked them to remember to look properly. They saw a good improvement on Thursday. 

Thank you to the Year 5 children for volunteering to help make the roads around school safer for everyone. 

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Sarah and Kyle

Willow: Imogen C, Sasha, Poppy and Woody

Hazel: Jerusha, Sophie, Charlotte and Henry

Cedar: Lucas, Tilly, Iris and Nualla

Rosewood: Logan S, Rishabh, Freya and Fifi

Cherry: Angelina, Ned, Lucy and Seth

Oak: Tanvi, Gabriel, Freya and Isabelle

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking: 229        Total: 1171

Pankhurst: 299      Total: 1494

Seacole:    344        Total: 1718

Shackleton: 274    Total:  1124

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 BBC Big Fancy Dress Singalong for Children in Need

The school will be taking part in this event next week, and the local BBC will be filming us singing the song By Your Side by Calvin Harris. Children will be wearing fancy dress for that day, but we have just been notified by the BBC that it will now be Thursday 21st October.  

Awarded £21,000 - BBC Children in Need - Ups and Downs Southwest

Bourn Butterfly Calendar

Many thanks to everyone who bought a copy of the Bourn Butterflies calendar produced by Pete Innes last year. In addition to brightening up a few walls, your kindness helped raise over £100 for the school to buy gardening equipment and tools that fit little hands.

We are delighted that Pete has produced another calendar for 2022 – with an even more special beneficiary in the form of the school’s Bourn Book Bus appeal in memory of Lyla Blue Glennen. 

Finally – in honour of Lyla’s favourite colour purple – Pete made a special trip to Northamptonshire’s Fermyn Wood to find ‘his Majesty’ the Purple Emperor - pictured below.

The Bourn Butterflies 2022 calendar is now available from JJ’s shop – sized A4 and priced £5, with all proceeds going to the school’s Bourn Book Bus appeal.

Diary Dates

Date Event

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

BBC Big Fancy Dress Sing-a-long Children in Need

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

10 November

Diwali Dance Workshop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact me or Debs. 

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

 Bike Riding PE lessons

Children in Key Stage 2 have been riding bikes in their PE lessons. They are improving their co-ordination and agility on a bike and riding on different surfaces. They have designed their own 'courses' to ride around and have been creative in making them more or less challenging for each other.  

Oak Class Lunch Helpers

Each week at lunchtime, three year 6 children help out in the lunch hall, making lunchtimes more efficient. They set the tables and help clear away. They really make a difference and are learning valuable skills along the way. Every child in year 6 is involved. Thank you Oak Class! 

 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 8 October 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

8 October 2021

 

Opera Singers in School! 

 On Thursday the whole school experienced amazing and inspirational performances from Meeta Ravel, a professional soprano and Julian Close, a bass opera singer. They spent time with year 2 and 3 children and helped them to understand what goes in to putting on an opera, how they came to be in the profession and how they prepare for their performances. Children in Key Stage 2 also had the wonderful experience of singing with them.


Eco Committee

 Message form Mrs Tagger to all those children who submitted application forms: "I would like to thank you all for your wonderful Green Team application forms. I am extremely proud to work in a school where so many children care for our world. Your ideas and comments are amazing!

As there were so many application forms handed in from around the school I have had to take a little bit more time to read through them than I expected. It’s a process that I don’t want to rush so thank you very much for your patience".

Harvest Festival

We will be holding our harvest assemblies in school on 14 October. We would like children to bring in items of food to donate to the Food Bank. They are short of specific items and there is a list here.

On 15 October, we are asking the children to wear their own clothes and to bring in £1 which will also go to the Trussel Trust Food Bank to help them provide food for families who are really struggling. 

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road.

This week, Grace, Caitlin and Jacob have been on patrol. They would like to remind everyone to cross in safe places and not in front or behand parked cars.

Thank you to the Year 5 children for volunteering to help make the roads around school safer for everyone. 

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Gus and Megan

Willow: Zahra, Enid, Rafferty and Aida

Hazel: Jameson, Locke, Aarohi and Wilf

Cedar: Lucienne, Theo, Kiko and Hartej

Rosewood: Ivy, Yuyan, Jack and Annabel

Cherry: Declan, Logan, Monica and Ellie

Oak: Eleni, Emily C, Beau and Emily R

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking: 170

Pankhurst: 271

Seacole: 267

Shackleton: 107

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 Homework on Google Classroom

We have now set-up Google Classroom for homework for all children in Willow, Hazel, Cedar, Rosewood, Cherry and Oak Classes. Please login to Google Classroom and accept the invite for your child to join their new Google classroom.  

Your child’s home-learning map for this half-term has been uploaded to the ‘Classwork’ page and can be found in the folder titled ‘Autumn 1’. If your child has completed one of the optional home-learning tasks or chooses to do so, in the future, you will now be able to upload/‘hand-in’ a picture of any of the tasks that your child has completed, onto Google Classroom. 

Please note that during the last week of every half-term your child’s class teacher(s) will provide a brief piece of effort-based feedback on the work that your child has produced.

 Raising Resilience

This programme is run by Bounce Forwards and is for parents of school aged children who want to learn about emotional resilience to enable them and their children to be the best version of themselves in the small everyday moments. 

The course is online and lasts 6 sessions, starting on 4 November 2021. Click here for more information and how to book.

Diary Dates

Date Event

14 October

Harvest Assemblies

15 October 

Non Uniform Day

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

20 October

BBC Big Fancy Dress Sing-a-long Children in Need

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

10 November

Diwali Dance Workshop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact me or Debs. 

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

 Willow Class Visit to the Toy Museum

Children in Willow class went on their first ever school trip on Thursday! They have been learning about how life has changed and spent time looking at toys of the past. The children were also excited by the coach trip and packed lunch!  

 

1 October 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

1 October 2021

 

School Council Elections 

 The democratic process continued this week with the elections of School Councillors for the Autumn term.  Congratulations to the following children who were elected by their classmates:

Willow: Enid and Jessie

Hazel: Rocco and Lauren

Cedar: Daisy and Lewis

Rosewood: Vishnu and Max

Cherry: Isabel and Declan

Oak: Emily A and Zauraiz

 

Parent Consultations

These will be held on 20 and 21 October via Zoom as last year. You can book an appointment via My Child at School App. Bookings will go live on 4 October at 6pm. Zoom links for the appointments will be sent out the day before. 

 Parking Issues

As well as residents contacting the school, South Cambridgeshire District Council has now also raised concerns with me about the parking of cars in and around Hall Close and Riddy Lane during school drop off and collection times. They have asked specifically that the school send out a reminder to parents to "not park in a way that prevents residents from accessing their own properties." PLEASE think of others and do not park over other people's drives - even for a couple of minutes. 

Recycling Crisp Packets

We have now started the crisp packet recycling project in school. These packets can't go in normal recycling bins but can go through a specialist recycling process. There are boxes around school so if you have any at home, please send them in with your child and we can save a bit of landfill space. 

Eco Committee

This week, children are able to apply to become a member of the Eco Committee. There is an application form and children who are interested are asked to apply for a place. You can help your child with the form which they may bring home if they want to complete it at home. Selections will be made based on the application form.    

Harvest Festival

We will be holding our harvest assemblies in school on 14 October. We would like children to bring in items of food to donate to the Food Bank. They are short of specific items and there is a list here.

On 15 October, we are asking the children to wear their own clothes and to bring in £1 which will also go to the Trussel Trust Food Bank to help them provide food for families who are really struggling. 

Book Bus Help Needed! 

if anyone would like to volunteer to help paint the inside of the bus, there are painting sessions from 9am -12 or 1-4pm on Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th October. Please email bournbookbus@gmail.com to let us know which session you can attend. Thank you :)  

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Caelen and Eva-Astrid

Willow: Hugo, Karisha, Theo F, Emily

Hazel: Juliana, Cameron, Mela, Callum

Cedar: Joe, Jonathan, Maddie, Krisha

Rosewood: Florence, Poppy, Sophia, Anna

Cherry: Rhys, Eshaal, Eliza and Flora

Oak: Ronnie, Katie, Alice, Zauraiz

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking: 191 

Pankhurst: 196

Seacole: 208

Shackleton: 218

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Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road.

This week, Ella, Caitlyn and William have been on patrol. They would like to remind everyone to look both ways when crossing the road and to not park in the bus bay.

Thank you to the Year 5 children for volunteering to help make the roads around school safer for everyone. 

Jane Bradford

I am writing to share the very sad news that Jane Bradford, one of our governors, died yesterday morning. Jane had been a foundation governor for a number of years and was a great support to the school, particularly in our links with the church.

Jane was instrumental in organising the wonderful Easter Experiences that the church put on for the children, both in Church and this year in the school grounds.

Jane was also a very keen gardener and she and her husband did a lot of work helping to develop our Reflection Garden under the willow tree. Jane was a kind and generous person and I know that anyone who knew her will miss her greatly.

Diary Dates

Date Event

7 October

Willow Trip to Toy Museum

7 October

Visit of opera singers to school

14 October

Harvest Assemblies

15 October 

Non Uniform Day

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

10 November

Diwali Dance Workshop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact me or Debs. 

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

Oak Class Visit to Church

On Wednesday, Oak class visited St Helena and St Mary's Church in Bourn as part of their RE topic of investigating why Jesus is so important to Christians. The children had a talk from Rev Steve and spent time looking around the church. Thank you to those parents who helped walk the children to the church.

Space Junk Competition

Is your child interested in space? Is your child interested in inventing things?  Cranfield University are running a competition to invent a way of cleaning up space junk! More information and resources are available on the team's website: https://www.leonidasfyt.co.uk/leo-competition

 

 

 

 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 24 September 2021

 

 24 September 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

24 September 2021

 

House Captain Elections 

 Every year the children elect two House Captains for each of our four houses. This year, twenty children in Oak class put themselves forward for this role and every one of them would have made an excellent House Captain. However, there can only be two Captains per house and I am pleased to announce the House Captains are as follows: 

Pankhurst: Theo P and Matteo

Hawking: Aoife and Freya

Seacole: Emily R and Jude

Shackleton: Katie and Chloe.

The children's acceptance speeches in Zoom assembly on Monday morning showed how pleased and honoured they are to be taking on this role. Well done to each of you! 

School Lunches

As mentioned at the Guide to the Year Ahead meeting, we will be changing lunch provision later this term. We are in the process of asking school lunch companies to tender for the provision of lunch at Bourn. This is an opportunity to review the food on offer and make improvements to the menu and increase the choice for children. We will be sending out a survey for parents so you can let us know the kind of food that your children would like to eat.

There are strict guidelines for provision of food in school, (eg limited amount of sugar and salt over the week) so all dishes will have to comply with this. We are also asking the children what kinds of food they would like and have had some interesting and very do-able suggestions. 

 School Council

The ballot boxes were out again as voting in the different constituencies of the school began this week. I had the privilege to hear some of the candidates' speeches this week and I am delighted that so many children are keen to serve their peers on the school Council 

 The School Councillors for the Autumn term will be announced next week.  

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Alexander and Sylvie

Willow: Imogen H, Isla, Archie and Rory

Hazel: Angus, Myra, Sam T and Adrian

Cedar: Daisy, Miriam, Driya and Rosie  

Rosewood: William, Hanna, Ella and Ben

Cherry: Seb, Caitlyn, Ella and Grace

Oak: Chloe, Ronnie, Cora and Tanvi

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Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Declan, Lucy and Angiolina have been on patrol. They report that "hardly anyone now parks in the bus bay which makes it much safer for everyone. More children are crossing in the safest place and they are getting much better at looking both ways." Thank you to Year 5 children who volunteer to do this role, helping to make the area around school a safer place. 

Art in Willow Class

Children in Year 1 are learning about mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. 

Diary Dates

Date Event

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact me or Debs. 

Hair & Headlice

As often happens in September, we have had cases of headlice in school. Please can all parents check their child's hair carefully and treat if needed. 

In order to prevent the spread of headlice, children must have long hair tied back. This helps everyone avoid the pain of combing out nits. We have spare hair bobbles so will be able to give your child one if they forget. 

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

 

 

 

 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

 

 

  

17 September 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

17 September 2021

 

House Captain Elections 

 Every year the children elect two House Captains for each of our four houses. This year, twenty children in Oak class put themselves forward for this role. They wrote speeches and presented them in KS2 and KS1 assemblies. Following the presentations, each child had a ballot paper, made their choice and posted it in the class ballot box. We talked about the importance of making up your own mind, and not being influenced by others' opinions. We also talked about the importance of ballots being secret. This year, we have moved away from having one boy and one girl captain for each house. We asked children to vote for the two people they thought would be best at the job. The votes are being counted today and results announced to the school on Monday. 

All the adults who listened to the speeches were incredibly impressed by the high standard and quality. I said to all the children who put themselves forward how proud I was of their courage and willingness to stand, knowing what stiff competition there was. I know that each and every child that stood would have made an excellent House Captain and whether they are voted in or not, they will continue to be excellent role models. 

Next week, the election process for School Council  will begin. 

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Willow: Jessie, Grace, Corey, Kayla

Hazel: Shrirang, Millie, Yasmin, Sam B

Cedar: Finley, Lucy, Booky, Jadon

Rosewood: Freddie, Tom, Skye, Ava

Cherry: Isabel, Avish, Cecilia, Alfie

Oak: Eleni, Logan, Aoife, Amelie

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'Welcome to the Year Ahead' Parent Meeting

 Thank you for attending the Parent Information meeting last night. The slides and recording of the meeting are on the Events page for those who could not join. The teachers' presentations are available on the class pages. 

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Molly, Logan and Ellie were on duty this week and they have the following message:  "Please remember to look both ways when crossing the road. Thank you for not parking in the bus bay."

Thank you to all the children who volunteer to do this duty to help the roads outside school be as safe for children as possible. 

Diary Dates

Date Event

23 September 

Individual photographs

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.  Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. If you have particular concerns about sending your child in to school in these circumstances, please contact me or Debs. 

Thankyou

Thank you for getting the children in to school before 8.50am. This has had a positive benefit for the children as they are able to start the register and morning lessons promptly.

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

 

 

  

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

10 September 2021 

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

10 September 2021

 

Book Bus Update!

Much progress has been made on transforming our old bus into a new and exciting Book Bus.

Over the holiday lots of parents and staff worked on getting the inside ready for the next stage of development. The floors and sides have been boarded and it is now complete with electricity and a heating and air conditioning unit!

The first undercoats of paint have been put on and we will soon start more painting of walls, ceiling, window frames and railings.

The replacement of the old doors, and the transformation of the outside will hopefully begin soon.

We have already had over 1400 books donated by so many generous people and we can't wait to get them into the bus, ready for children to borrow!

We would especially like to thank Paul Church for donating not just the electrical equipment on the bus but also his time in installing it. For photos of the bus, as it looks now, please click here.   

Welcome to Acorn Class!

 We have loved getting to know our new little Acorns during their sessions this week! They have explored the whole school and visited big brothers and sisters! The small groups have really enabled the children to have lots of time and attention as they settle in to a new learning environment. The teachers have been able to really get to know the children too. 

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

Every day, children from Cherry Class monitor the driving and parking of cars and the safety of children and adults crossing the road. This week, Karl, Ned and Flora were on duty and they have the following message:  

"People were parking over people's drives and they did not like it at all. Please stop parking on drives, on the corner or in the bus bay.

We think some cars drive too fast. Please drive slowly because if a child is crossing and not looking there could be an accident.

Please don't run across the road or let your child run across the road.

Please teach them and show them how to look both ways and cross in a safe place. Please be cautious about crossing the road in general." 

Thank you to all the children who volunteer to do this duty to help the roads outside school be as safe for children as possible. 

 Celebrations!

Values Awards and Presentation Certificates will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Willow: Juliette, William D,  Theo F, Sofia

Hazel: Rocco, Elynn, Severn, Lauren

Cedar: Tristan, Jaxton, Albert, Joe

Rosewood:Hattie, Vishnu, Alex and Bo

Cherry:Molly, Karl, Jake, Daisy

Oak: Mia, Olly, Theo P, Lola

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'Welcome to the Year Ahead' Parent Meeting

  We will be holding an online information evening for parents on Thursday 16 September starting at 6pm with a presentation from the Headteacher and Chair of Governors with an opportunity to ask questions. This will be followed by two 15 minute sessions by each class teacher.

Each session will be repeated so parents will be able to attend more than one. The Zoom links for these meetings will be sent out on the morning of 16 September. 

Homework

 We will continue to follow the Bourn approach to homework (more detail here) which is a combination of essential and optional homework. We will use Google Classroom to set both of these elements from 17 September.

This week, the homework will be on the Class Weekly Review, which will be published on the class pages. 

Lunchtime monitors

Each day, 3 children from Oak Class help in the hall during lunchtime. They have been extremely helpful and have ensure that lunchtime is as efficient as possible by clearing away plates, and helping younger children.  

 NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

We have children in school with severe nut allergies. Please, please double check that any snacks you give your child, specifically cereal bars, do not contain nuts. Thank you. 

Diary Dates

Date Event

16 September

Parent Meeting (zoom) 

23 September 

Individual photographs

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please email absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website. We are working through the guidance as new scenarios emerge. I completely understand the nervousness involved in sending a child in to school (as is required) when a member of the household is positive. We would like to ask parents to give their child a lateral flow test daily during the time when a member of the household is positive. Whilst we can't require this, it is a way that we can, as a school community, protect each other whilst keeping children in school. Please continue to let us know if a member of the household is positive. 

The school gates open at 8.35am. Please can all children be inside the gates by 8.50am when the register is taken. Thankyou. 

Cave Art - Cedar Class

 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

3 September 2021

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

3 September 2021

 

New Website!

I hope you have been able to look at our new website! Our aim was to make it easy to navigate and find what you are looking for.

There is now a search button and a translate button so it can be translated into any language.

We have reviewed every page and made some updates, so it would be useful to read through as much as you can.

We have created an entire section on each subject in the curriculum. The teachers have worked hard over the last year reviewing our curriculum and making sure it is interesting and exciting and builds on previous years’ learning.

 

 

There are Quick Links to each class page on the right hand side of the screen. From next Friday, each page will be updated and will provide the same information as the current Weekly Reviews. We will still email you weekly with a link to the class page to make it as easy as possible.

There are galleries of photographs showing different events and activities, and we will add more as the year goes on. If you scroll down the front page, there are 4 buttons which will take you to Newsletters, the school calendar, lunch menus and the school calendar, which we will be updating over the next week. We welcome any feedback you have!

 

 Welcome Back!

It has been wonderful to see the children back again they look like they have grown so much over the summer (maybe it was all that rain!)

The children and their new teachers are getting to know each other better and have had a great two days in their new classrooms.

The Year 6s in Oak Class look very smart in their red uniform. They can’t wait for the new Acorns to start and are looking forward to meeting their new Buddies.

Today we had our assembly outside, and once a week we will hold Key Stage assemblies in the hall. It has been lovely to get a little more normality in to the school day. However, we will closely monitor the situation and will be able to increase or reduce our preventative measures accordingly.

 

Amazing Bus Progress!

Despite it being the summer holidays, amazing progress has been made on the inside of the bus, thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers. Next week’s newsletter will have a full update!

 

 

Diary Dates

Date Event

 23 September 

Individual photographs

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Year 4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
16 June  Class photos

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

If your child is ill for any reason, please use the new email address, which can be monitored out of hours. absencereporting@bourn.cambs.sch.uk.

Additional Bank Holiday 2022

School have been given an extra day to take in lieu of the Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which falls in half term. The date for our extra holiday is Monday 4 July 2022.

School Dinner Price Increase

Our food suppliers have increased their prices by 5% and we can no longer keep the current prices and cover costs. We have however managed to limit the increase to 5p. The new price will be £2.35

Covid Absence Isolation is now only required for a person who has tested positive for Covid. If you live with someone who is positive, you do not need to isolate. A Guide for parents is here on our website.

The school gates open at 8.35am. Please can all children be inside the gates by 8.50am when the register is taken. Thankyou. 

 

Tel: 01954 719282     Email: office@bournschool.co.uk

 

    Academic Year 2020/2021