Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

13 May 2022

Near Accident

This week, there was a near accident when a child ran across the road without looking when coming to school. Thankfully the car was driving slowly so was able to stop just in time. Please can all parents talk to their children about how to cross the road safely and model this. This includes NOT crossing in front of or behind the bus and minibus which is a dangerous place to cross. 

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week, Ella, Daisy and Monica have been on duty. They are also worried that children aren't looking both ways when crossing. They have spoken to all the children in assembly about this to remind them.  

 Swimming

Swimming starts next week for Cedar, Rosewood and Cherry and 23 May for Oak, Acorn, Willow and Hazel.

We still really need helpers for Willow and Hazel classes. If you are able to help, please let Debs know. Many thanks. 

Please can all children come in wearing PE kit, just in case we have to cancel swimming for any reason (weather, pool issues etc) in which case they will have an alternative PE lesson. Please ensure that any child with long hair has it tied back (or in a swimming hat) for swimming and ensure earrings are removed. 

Ducklings in Acorn

Acorn class have been very excited to have watched the ducklings hatch from their eggs to become fluffy (and noisy!) little ducklings. They have all had the opportunity to hold the ducklings and feel their soft feathers! 

Bee Garden Competition

Mrs Tagger has extended the deadline to Monday - so you still have time to design your garden for bees over the weekend. Please bring all of them in on Monday. 

School Council 

Summer term elections have taken place and the new school councillors are as follows: 

Acorn: Ava-Astrid and Anton

Willow: Poppy and Imogen C

Hazel: Yasmin and Sophie

Cedar: Tilly and Albert

Rosewood: Fifi and Ella

Cherry: Ella and Logan 

Oak: Arjun and Alice

 Celebrations!

The following children have been presented with the Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard. More details are on the Class Pages every week. 

Acorn: Gus, Aaron, Sarah, Kylah

Willow: William, Imogen, Kayla and Josh

Hazel:  Elynn, Myra, Adrian, Ranaldo

Cedar: Tilly, Tristan, Jadon and Hartej

Rosewood: Sophia, Yuyan, Logan S, Skye

Cherry: Ella, Daisy, Jacob and Declan

Oak: Izzy, Matteo and the whole of Oak Class for their extremely hard work in SATs this week (and of course the many preceding weeks!)   

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:       Total:   4,826

Pankhurst:     Total:  5,479

Seacole:        Total:  6,076

Shackleton:   Total:   4,371

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Well done to Oak Class 

Children in Oak Class have completed their SATS tests this week. They should all be very proud of how they focussed and did their very best. A special mention to those who came back after illness and caught up with the tests. We are very proud of all of you! Emoji emoticon smiling with open hands as if giving a hug Stock Vector  Image & Art - Alamy We hope you have an amazing time at Rock UK next week! 

Learning in Cedar

Children have been learning athletic skills in Cedar Class this week, focusing on hurdles and making sure they get their steps and technique right. 

Diary Dates

Date Event
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
25 May  Open Classrooms
26 May School Disco
27 May Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
6 June BSA Bag Drop
16 June  Class photos
4 July  Additional Bank holiday 
6 July  Sports Day
13 July Reserve Sports Day
15 July  Pankhurst Day 
21 July End of Term

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Please do check any cereal bars to make sure they don't contain traces of these products. We have a child in school who has had extremely severe reactions and we want to all we can to avoid this happening in school. Thank you for your support. 

Open Classrooms

Parents and carers are invited to come into school at 2.30pm on Wednesday 25 May to spend some time in the classroom (or in the outside area just outside of the classroom) with their child looking through their work. If you know you won't be able to attend, you are welcome to ask another parent to look at your child's work too. Due to numbers, we ask for only one person per child please. 

 Friday Assemblies

 A reminder that parents are welcome to stay on a Friday for our Celebration Assembly.

*Please note that these may need to be cancelled at short notice depending on the weather. Even light rain will mean we can't have instruments outside. Thank you for your understanding.*

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

 

6 May 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

6 May 2022

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Isabel, Karl, Eliza and Logan were on duty, looking out for everyone and encouraging people to cross safely. 

Big Bourn Bee Challenge 

A reminder for all children to design their bee friendly garden before next Friday.  The winning design will be brought to life in our raised beds by the winner and The Green Team! 

Wild Lawns

Gardeners are being urged to let their lawns go wild in May as part of a campaign by conservation charity Plantlife to let wild flowers grow instead. We are leaving the bottom edge of the front field to grow wild this summer to help create a habitat that will benefit bees and butterflies. Find out more here - what better excuse to not mow your lawns! 

 Swimming

Swimming will start on the week commencing 16 May for Cedar, Rosewood and Cherry and 23 May for Oak, Acorn, Willow and Hazel. Please can all children come in wearing PE kit, just in case we have to cancel swimming for any reason (weather, pool issues etc) in which case they will have an alternative PE lesson.

Office - Staffing 

Unfortunately our lovely Debs has Covid, so the office will be short staffed until at least Thursday next week. Please can you ensure that any messages about changes to pick ups are with us by lunchtime if possible. Please also check the website and emails for information before calling with queries. Emails will be checked but we may be longer getting back to you. Many thanks. 

Learning in Willow

Children in Year 1 are learning about different parts of a flower. they made their own and labelled it. 

 Celebrations!

The following children have been presented with the Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard. More details are on the Class Pages every week. 

Acorn: Caelan, Olivia R, Henry, Geneveive 

Willow: Woody, Theo F, Aida and Isla

Hazel: Isla, Severn, Charlotte and Sophie 

Cedar: Annabel, Delilah, Kiko and Daisy 

Rosewood: Hector, Vishnu, Anna and Poppy

Cherry: Ned, Alfie, Cecilia and Logan

Oak: Aoife, Lola, Amelie and Emily R

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  115     Total:   4,826

Pankhurst: 172    Total:  5,479

Seacole:   135     Total:  6,076

Shackleton: 128  Total:   4,371

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 Friday Assemblies

 A reminder that parents are welcome to stay on a Friday for our Celebration Assembly.

*Please note that these may need to be cancelled at short notice depending on the weather. Even light rain will mean we can't have instruments outside. Thank you for your understanding.*

Diary Dates

Date Event
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
26 May School Disco
27 May Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
6 June BSA Bag Drop
16 June  Class photos
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Please do check any cereal bars to make sure they don't contain traces of these products. We have a child in school who has had extremely severe reactions and we want to all we can to avoid this happening in school. Thank you for your support. 

Learning in Cedar

Children in Year 3 have been learning how to read a compass and use it to navigate from one part of the Nature Reserve tot he other. 

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

 

 

29 April 2022

 

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

22 April 2022

Goodbye to Mrs Taylor

We said a fond farewell to Jo Taylor, who is leaving us today. She has been at the school for nearly 10 years and has had such a positive influence on hundreds of children during this time. Children in Willow and Hazel Classes had made special cards and children in the other classes contributed to a big book of memories and thanks. Jo has been an integral part of the school and I know we will all miss her hugely.    Red Heart Emoji (U+2764, U+FE0F)      

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Molly, Eliza and Seth have been on duty. During our Friday assembly today, the spoke to all the children (and parents) about the importance of always looking both ways when crossing the road, and also about staying under the speed limit when driving in roads around the school. Did you know the speed limit on Riddy Lane is 20mph? 

Big Bourn Bee Challenge 

Mrs Tagger is holding a competition for children to design a bee friendly space for one of our allotment raised beds. The winning design will be brought to life by the winner and The Green Team! All children have been sent an application form and they need to be with Mrs Tagger by 13 May

Planting Potatoes

Children in all year groups have been caring for 'potato babies' over the last few weeks. Green Team reps were responsible for finding the best possible spot for the potatoes to begin their ‘chitting’ process in the classroom.  Chitting is the process of forcing seed potatoes into growth before they are planted out.

Potatoes chit best in a light space in a frost free environment. Our windowsills were a perfect spot! 

Once the potatoes had a few strong shoots, it was time to plant them in our school allotment. Over the next few days Green Team reps will be responsible for earthing the potatoes. This process protects developing potatoes from the light which turns them green and poisonous.

 Celebrations!

 

The following children have been presented with the Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard. More details are on the Class Pages every week. 

Acorn: Emily, Theo, Luna and Eva-Astrid

Willow:  Enid, Hugo, Poppy and Sasha

Hazel: Dorothy, Juliana, Henry and Jameson

Cedar: Theo, Miriam, Joe and Booky

Rosewood: Alex, Jack, Layla and Ivy

Cherry: Seb, Flora, Monica and Caitlin

Oak: Emily R, Jude, Helio and Logan 

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  168     Total:   4,711

Pankhurst: 219    Total:  5,307

Seacole:   188     Total:  5,932

Shackleton: 225  Total:   4,243

 

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 Friday Assemblies

 A reminder that parents are welcome to stay on a Friday for our Celebration Assembly, where we present, sing to the orchestra and also sing Happy Birthday to anyone with a birthday in the previous week. Assembly starts at 9.05am. Thank you to our Year 6 'Greeters' who ensure the parents are signed in and shown to their seats. 

*Please note that these may need to be cancelled at short notice depending on the weather. Even light rain will mean we can't have instruments outside. Thank you for your understanding.*

Diary Dates

Date Event
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
26 May School Disco
27 May Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
6 June BSA Bag Drop
16 June  Class photos
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Please do check any cereal bars to make sure they don't contain traces of these products. We have a child in school who has had extremely severe reactions and we want to all we can to avoid this happening in school. Thank you for your support. 

Bikeability! 

Children in Year 3 and 4 took part in training in how to ride a bike safely - we have never had so many bikes in our bike shed! 

Well done to everyone who took part. It would be great to see even more children cycling to school! 

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

 

22 April 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

22 April 2022

Remembering Lyla

It is now a year since Lyla Blue Glennen died. The children in Hazel class spent yesterday afternoon remembering their friend Lyla. They all wore purple ribbons on their wrists and went out to the cherry blossom tree where they recalled special memories of Lyla. They said a prayer and sang a song whilst we set off a purple balloon. They then spent time in the Nature Reserve, creating environmental art with the theme of a picture for Lyla. The children in the class all took home a glazed heart that they had made in art lessons.      

 

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week William, Karl and Ned have been on duty. This week, you may have noticed them holding up banners (designed by Year 5 children) reminding everyone to drive slowly and showing the safest place to cross the road safely.   

PE Uniform

Children come to school in PE uniform on the days they have PE lessons. The PE uniform includes a plain black sweatshirt or hooded top and plain black PE bottoms. None of these items need to have the school logo, but they do need to be plain and black - no patterns, no other colours please. 

Sun Cream and Allergies

Please be aware that this sunscreen now contains almond oil. We have children in school with nut allergies. Please do not use this sunscreen on your child before they come to school or send this one in with your child.  

 Celebrations!

Headteacher's Award for Exemplifying Bourn Values

Bo, Fifi and Thomas have been awarded a special Headteacher's Award for their fundraising efforts for Ukraine. They set up a stall and sold toys and raised £110 for Ukraine.  They showed our school values of Friendship and Justice - seeing something that is not right and doing something about it, acting in friendship to help our fellow humans in other parts of the world. We are very proud of you! 

Headteacher's Award – Coundon Primary School

The following children have been presented with the Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard. More details are on the Class Pages every week. 

Acorn: Sylvie, Harry, Harley and Megan 

Willow:  Juliette, Archie, Rory, Theo F 

Hazel: Forest, Tanmaya, Wilf and Sam T

Cedar: Mihika, Driya, Robbie and Driya

Rosewood: Bo, Fifi and Thomas, William and Skye

Cherry: Seth, William, Karl and Molly

Oak: Cora, Emily C, Eleni and Izzy 

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  132     Total:   4,543

Pankhurst: 172    Total:  5,088

Seacole:   98      Total:  5,741

Shackleton: 138  Total:   4,018

 

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 Friday Assemblies

 We held our first outdoor Friday Celebration Assembly with parents attending. It was a joyous occasion with the orchestra playing, singing and certificates awarded for hard work, showing values, music exams and Word Millionaire certificates. A special mention to Ellie for reading 5,000,000 words!  

*Please note that these may need to be cancelled at short notice depending on the weather. Even light rain will mean we can't have instruments outside. Thank you for your understanding.*

Diary Dates

Date Event

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
26 May School Disco
27 May Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
6 June BSA Bag Drop
16 June  Class photos
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Please do check any cereal bars to make sure they don't contain traces of these products. We have a child in school who has had extremely severe reactions and we want to all we can to avoid this happening in school. Thank you for your support. 

What's Happening in Acorn Class? 

 The children are waiting patiently for their duck eggs to hatch into little duckings!  

Children using ipads for guided reading with the teacher. 

 Bikeability Years 3 & 4

Remember to bring your bikes and helmets on Monday for Bikeabilaty! 

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

 

 1 April 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

1 April 2022

Parent Survey

 Thank you to all parents who completed our survey earlier this term, We have now collated and analysed the responses. There was some very positive feedback on how we are doing as a school in meeting the educational and social and emotional needs of your children. We also asked for suggestions as to how we could improve and we have considered these carefully. We have put all of these together in a document, which includes a table of the responses to questions asked, your suggestions/comments and our response as well as a summary of general praise points. This document can be accessed on the website under the Key Information tab, or by clicking here.  

Fun Fair for Ukraine

Flora's funfair was a great success thanks to the inspiration from Flora and the hard work and creativity of stallholders Anna, Eliza, Grace, Millie, Molly, Ned, Seb, WIlliam and Imogen. There were generous donations from Caxton Church collection and Caxton playgroup, bakers donating delicious cakes and extra cake sales by Elynn and great support from the community. Money raised on the day totalled £371.75 and more is still coming in!

 

School fundraising for Ukraine - update

With our non-uniform day and the enormous cake sale last Friday, children, families and staff raised an amazing £600 which will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Children from our school have raised £1,000!  Thank you for all your support! 

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Ellie, Grace and Eliza have been on duty. This week, you may have noticed them holding up banners (designed by Year 5 children) reminding everyone to drive slowly and showing the safest place to cross the road safely. 

 Ethedreda Project - Ely Cathedral 

Children in Key Stage 2 have been taking part in the Etheldreda Tapestry Project, run by Ely Cathedral. The aim of the project is for schools to design one of 12 wall hangings that tell the story of St Etheldreda. Children joined online lessons about her and how she came to found the monastery in Ely. Miss Nutland led the project to create one of the scenes of Etheldreda's life, using collaging techniques. Children from each KS2 class helped design and make our entry over many lunchtimes. I think you will agree that our entry is stunning! It shows Etheldreda in her former life as a princess and then in her life as a nun.   

 Celebrations!

Headteacher's Award for Exemplifying Bourn Values

The following children have been awarded a special Headteacher's Award for their fundraising efforts for Ukraine. They showed our school values of Friendship and Justice - seeing something that is not right and doing something about it, acting in friendship to help our fellow humans in other parts of the world. We are very proud of you! 

Flora, Ellie, Anna, Eliza, Seb, Millie, Molly, Grace, Ned, William, Elynn and Imogen. 

Headteacher's Award – Coundon Primary School

The following children have been presented with the Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard. More details are on the Class Pages every week. 

Acorn: Olivia C, Elliot, Jake and Sienna

Willow:  Karisha, Valentina, Woody and Imogen H

Hazel: Angus, Lauren, Severn, Isla

Cedar: Albert, Lewis, Rosie and Lucy

Rosewood:  Ella, Millie, Bo and Anna 

Cherry: Grace, Eshaal, Lucy and Eliza

Oak: James, Mia, Lola and Amelie

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  139     Total:   4,411

Pankhurst: 118    Total:  4,916

Seacole:   119      Total:  5,643

Shackleton: 94  Total:   3,880

 

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Onjali Q Rauf meets Rosewood Class

 Rosewood Class have been extremely excited this week as they met one of their favourite authors, Onjali Q Rauf online. She talked to them about her book, 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' (which the children have read in class), her writing and told them lots of information about refugees. The children had prepared questions to ask her and she was really impressed with the quality of the questions!  (The links above are to an article about the author, and to a review of the book.) 

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan starts this year on Saturday 2 April. For Muslims, the month celebration commemorates Allah (the Arabic name for God), giving the first verses of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, to the prophet Muhammad in 610 AD. 

Ramadan is a month of spiritual dedication and personal growth. It is intended to strengthen Muslims’ relationship with God. Almost all Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan. It is a time for prayer and good deeds. They will try to spend time with family and friends and help people in need.

You can find more information about Ramadan here. 

Happy Ramadan to those who celebrate. 

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 Friday Assemblies

 Parents are invited to attend our outdoor Friday Celebration Assemblies after Easter. We will close the school gates as normal at 8.50am, and will re-open them at 9am for parents coming to assembly. There will be Year 6 children at the top of the drive with sign-in sheets and they will direct you to where parents will stand. 

*Please note that these may need to be cancelled at short notice depending on the weather. Even light rain will mean we can't have instruments outside. Thank you for your understanding.*

Diary Dates

Date Event

19 April 

Term starts

25 April

Bikeability Y3&4
16-20 May Rock UK – Year 6
26 May School Disco
27 May Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
6 June BSA Bag Drop
16 June  Class photos
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Please do check any cereal bars to make sure they don't contain traces of these products. We have a child in school who has had extremely severe reactions and we want to all we can to avoid this happening in school. Thank you for your support. 

Easter Lunch Today 

The kitchen have had to find additional food today for 29 children for whom an Easter lunch had not been booked. Of course we could not see them without lunch, but unfortunately, this has inevitably meant that portion sizes have been smaller for all children, so that there was enough food to go round. Please remember to book lunches in advance with Aspens.    

Year 6 Geography Field Work 

Year 6 have been studying weather in Geography this half term and visited Bourn Brook on Wednesday to take measurements of its depth. Local residents will know that at times, the height of the Brook makes the ford completely impassable even for snorkel equipped vehicles. Luckily, the Brook was shallow enough for wellies and no snorkels were required! 

BSA Easter Egg Hunt

 All the children took part in a fantastic Easter Egg hunt yesterday - made even more egg-citing by the snow showers! They looked for clues in the Nature Reserve and cracked the codes to reveal Easter messages and earn them their egg! Thank you to Mimi, Charles and Linda for organising this and for braving the freezing cold all morning! 

Easter Assembly in Church 

For the first time in over 2 years, we have been able to visit the Church in Bourn to have our Easter assembly.  For many of the children it was their first visit to the church with the school. Thanks to Reverend Stephen for leading the assembly. 

The orchestra played hymns and then  stayed on to play for Little Hands afterwards. 

 

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

 

 

 25 March 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

25 March 2022

Ukraine Fundraising

Today was our fundraising for Ukraine day. Children and adults wore blue and yellow and we had an enormous cake sale to raise more money. Thank you to everyone who baked and bought cakes and biscuits and donated so generously. Thank you to the School Council, Ellie and Year 6 children who organised this and to the members of the BSA who helped them on the stall. 

 

Fun Fair for Ukraine

This Mother's Day, stop by the fun fair at the Caxton Village Hall from 1-4pm to raise money for Ukraine. Organised by Flora and her friends who wanted to help and all proceeds will go to the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee). 

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Karl, Lucy and Ellie have been on duty. This week, they have put up posters designed by Year 5 children reminding everyone to drive slowly and cross safely. They are now also holding signs showing the best place to cross and reminding drivers that the speed limit is 20mph. They are making a great contribution to keeping the roads around school as safe as possible. 

Science Week

The theme of Science Week was growth. Children learned about all different types of growth from plants, bodies, and even brains and mindsets! The focus was on plants and children learned all about the different parts of the plant - here are year 5 children dissecting daffodils. 

Mother's Day Gift Shop

Thanks to the BSA for organising another successful Mother's Day Gift Shop. The children really enjoyed choosing their presents and (hopefully) will keep their gift a secret until Sunday!

Open Classrooms

Although virtual parent consultations have proved very successful, the down side is that you don't get to see your child's work, so, once a half term, we will once again hold Open Classroom sessions. These will begin next half term and will run from 2.30pm until 3pm on the last Wednesday of each half term. 

This will be an opportunity to go to your child/ren's classroom and sit with them as they show you their work. 

We  will still need to be Covid responsive, so if there is an outbreak in the school, or in a particular class, this may need to be postponed. 

 Celebrations!

The following children have been presented with the Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard. More details are on the Class Pages every week. 

Acorn: Gus, Lilly, Alfred and Alexander

Willow:  Poppy, Zahra, Rory and Felix 

Hazel: Cameron, Locke, Elynn and Isaac

Cedar: Olivia, Tilly, Zach and Maddy

Rosewood:  Jack, Tom, Alex and Layla

Cherry: Declan, Isabel, Ellie and Jacob

Oak: Logan, Zauraiz, Emily C and Olly 

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  109     Total:   4,272

Pankhurst: 138    Total:  4,798

Seacole:   181      Total:  5,524

Shackleton: 111  Total:   3,786

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Miniature House Renovation

This is an unusual request... One day last Summer, the Phonics Fairy visited Mrs Tagger and Mrs Balls after school. She brought with her a very old doll's house and asked whether we could renovate two of the rooms and then she would collect it to take to other schools to complete the other rooms. We have decorated our two rooms and were waiting for her to collect it. The Phonics Fairy has just sent us a fairymail to say that she has given us the dolls house to keep.... 

We were wondering whether there is a parent or grandparent who would be interested in taking on part of this renovation? If so, please email office@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

The renovated kitchen in the theme of 'Daisy Eat Your Peas'

An unrenovated section! 

Diary Dates

Date Event

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Computer Xplorers

This week, thanks to a generous donation from one of our families, each class has been able to take part in a Computer Xplorer workshop. Children learned different way of programming and making lego models work. This was a really exciting opportunity for the children to learn new skills and apply them. 

BSA 5p Challenge

After many weeks of collecting 5 pence coins, the bottles were collected and the coins counted. In total, around £500 was collected to raise much needed funds for the school. Well done to Hazel Class who were runners up and win a £10 book voucher for their class. The class that raised the most money was Cedar! They have earned themselves a non-uniform day next Friday as well as a £10 book token! Well done and thank you to everyone for sparing your coins! 

Friday Assemblies - Summer Term 

We are delighted that we will be able to start inviting parents to attend our Friday Community Assemblies again after Easter! 

Given that Covid is definitely still with us, these assemblies will be held outside on the front playground, so we can have as many people joining us as possible. 

However, this will be weather dependent. The orchestra will be playing, so if there is any hint of rain, we won't be able to be outside as there is a risk of water damage to instruments and the speakers. 

Hopefully the sun will shine, but please be prepared for this not to take place at short notice.  

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

 

 

 

18 March 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

18 March 2022

School Council - Ukraine

The School Council have decided that Friday 25 March will be the Ukraine fundraising day. 

They have asked that everyone comes into school wearing yellow and/or blue clothes and bring in £1 or more which will be donated to the Red Cross. 

The children will also run a Cake Sale on Friday - please bring in cakes/biscuits etc on Friday morning and lots of change to buy cakes after school. 

Please ensure that what you bring contains no peanuts,  sesame, soya, hazelnuts, cobnuts, pistachio, almonds, cashew, walnuts and tahini. If you bring dairy or gluten free options, it would be great if these could be labelled. 

I'd like to thank Ellie and the School council for organising these ideas. 

Design by Ellie

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Molly, Isabel and Karl have been on duty. This week, they were concerned to see parents parking on zig zag lines, which is a problem because it makes it difficult for children crossing to see properly. They are seeing more and more children looking carefully when they cross the road.   

GenR8

This week GenR8 came into school to do their Easter assembly. They really enjoyed visiting our school and said that the children were so engaged and enthusiastic! They have sent through reflection and Easer activity ideas which can be accessed here.

Happy Holi

Happy Holi to those who celebrate this Hindu festival of spring, love and new life. You can find out more here.

Puttu Recipe by Niru Gupta - NDTV Food

 Celebrations!

We have now replaced the Presentation Award with an Award for Working Hard. Working hard is the most important thing any child can do in order to succeed and this is why we promote this so much throughout school.

Values Awards and the Award for Working Hard will also be on the Class Pages every week. Children who have been awarded certificates this week are:

Acorn: Rudy, Finn, Georgie and Anton

Willow:  Rafferty, William D, Imogen C and Archie

Hazel: Shrirang, Charlotte, Sam B and Yasmin

Cedar: Nualla, Krisha, Tristan and Finley

Rosewood:  The whole class for a positive approach to school.

Cherry: Lucy, Grace, Seth and Molly

Oak:  Alice, Mustafa, Gabriel and Katie

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  139     Total:   4,163

Pankhurst: 171    Total:  4,666

Seacole:   92      Total:  5,343

Shackleton: 62  Total:   3,675

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Wish-Cycling

The Green Team have been busy again! They have made a presentation for children in all classes to watch about 'wish-cycling'. This is taken from their presentation, but if you would like to see the whole thing - click here! 

Have you ever wondered whether you should recycle an item or not?

Have you ever recycled an item that is dirty in any way thinking it’ll still be recycled? Or put bread bags and crisp packets in the general recycling thinking they’ll be recycled?

…..If yes, then you could be a wish-cycler. You’re keen to recycle and do your bit to save the planet, but confused about how to recycle properly.

Diary Dates

Date Event

25 March 

Ukraine Fundraising Day

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

Please remember to cancel any pre- ordered lunches if your child is off sick or you may be charged by Aspens for it. 

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

 Important Message from a Pupil in Year 6

Hi my name is Joel, I am in year 6 and have biked to school for the past 3 years.

When I cycle to school on the road, I often see people in cars not looking and just assuming it’s clear, or looking a tiny bit but not stopping. I think this will end up with someone being hurt. This is why you should always look when driving, especially at junctions, and never assume it’s clear, even if it’s a quiet road. Thanks.

Covid Update 

Covid continues to be an issue in the local area and there has been a sizable increase in the cases in local schools. When we have over 10% of a class off with Covid, we notify the Local Authority. This has been the case with one of our classes, and we have followed Local Authority advice to 'ring-fence' the class whilst indoors. This means that they do not mix with children from other classes indoors, eg in assembly.  So far, despite high numbers in this class, this has prevented the spread to other classes. We continue to monitor the position closely and will respond appropriately. 

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

 

11 March 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

11 March 2022

Ukraine

Many children are aware of the conflict in Ukraine and we have responded to their questions as they are asked. 

The following links are to resources which will help guide you on how to talk to your children in an age appropriate way, and in a way that answers their questions without giving too much detail. 

One of the key pieces of advice is to control the amount of information children are exposed to - even if it doesn't look like they are listening. 

Try not to let your children experience the news without you. That includes letting the TV or audio play in the background.

School Council - Ukraine

The School Council are very keen to take action to raise money to help support people in Ukraine. They are joined by Ellie in Cherry Class who has written to me about this issue, saying, 'I can not just sit here, I need to be the change'. 

We are very proud of our children for having the courage to take action when they see injustice in the world. 

The School Council met yesterday and have had a number of ideas about how they would like to raise money to send to charities supporting people in Ukraine. They will soon be sharing more information about how they plan to raise money for this excellent cause.  

Design by Ellie

Year 5 Bikeability 

 Year 5s took part in Bikeability this week - learning how to cycle on single lane roads with simple junctions. They achieved their Level 2 badges and the instructors said how absolutely amazing the children were and how much they enjoyed teaching them! 

Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Molly and Ellie have been on duty. We would like to remind all parents not to park in the bus bay. 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: Milo, Aaron, Bella and Kylah

Willow:  Sofia, Theo O, Hugo and Valentina

Hazel: Dorothy, Millie, Myra and Locke

Cedar: Annabelle, Hartej, Jonathan and Ethan

Rosewood: The whole of Rosewood Class for representing themselves and the school brilliantly at Grafham Water! 

Cherry: The whole of Cherry Class for improving their cycling skills and being such a joy to teach!

Oak:  Jude, Freya, Belle and Noah

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  223     Total:   4,024

Pankhurst: 160    Total:  4,495

Seacole:   123      Total:  5,251

Shackleton: 146  Total:   3,613

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Grafham Water

Rosewood Class had an excellent 3 days at Grafham Water Centre. We took part in bushcraft, problem solving, pioneering, sailing, climbing and the Grafham Challenge! We developed our skills working as part of a team and encouraging others to achieve their best. We loved sleeping in dormitories with our friends too. It will be something that we will never forget and we are very grateful to Miss Simmons and Mrs Cox who made it possible for our class to go. 

Diary Dates

Date Event

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Bourn Village Litter Pick 

Well done to children and families who took part in the annual Bourn Village Litter Pick last Saturday. The organisers were pleased with the number of young people who took part. Here are some of the school's litter pickers! 

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

 

4 March 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

4 March 2022

World Book Day

 Yesterday was World Book Day and we celebrated books, stories, characters and reading! Children and adults dressed up in costumes, or cosy clothes and took part in book related activities throughout the day. Some people took their role very seriously and remained in character all day... mentioning no names, but their alter egos are below! 

Miss Ivory also set up a fabulous book trail and other activities in the Nature Reserve which all the children absolutely loved. Have a look at the Photo Gallery here for more photos!

Lego League Challenge National Finalist!

Tanvi from Oak Class is part of a team who won third place in the UK National Lego League competition. The team were also awarded the Engineering Excellence Cup. Well done Tanvi and team! 

This is a global STEM programme run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology designed to help develop children and young people to develop key skills. The teams work together to design, build and program an autonomous Lego robot to solve a series of missions! 

If your child is interested in electronics or robotics, here is a link to Cambourne Electronics and Robotics Club. It is held in The Old Blue School near Morrisons in Cambourne and is free of charge. If you want any further information, please email shrobona@gmail.com or sujit.isro@gmail.com.

 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, Sarah, Emily and Harry.

Willow:  Jessie, Grace, Felix and Enid.

Hazel: Ranaldo, Severn, Adrian and Wilf.

Cedar: Lucienne, Iris, Jaxton and Daisy.

Rosewood: Lily-Mai, Yusuf, Bo and Freya. 

Cherry: Flora, Ned, Cecilia and Declan.

Oak: Emily R, Matteo, Alice and Theo P. 

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  216     Total:   3,801

Pankhurst: 173    Total:  4,335

Seacole:   210      Total:  5,128

Shackleton: 139  Total:   3,467

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Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Grace, Seth and Logan have been monitoring the road safety at the start of the school day. They have made posters which we will put up as soon as the weather improves. Have a look at the website here for Rules of the Road that Grace has written.  

PE Kit

On the days that children have PE, they come to school in their PE kit. Please could you ensure that the items they wear are uniform items as below, and not other items 

  • a black t shirt, which should either have the school logo or be completely plain black (no branding or other logos)
  • a black hooded sweatshirt, either with the school logo or be completely plain black (no branding or other logos)
  • plain black jogging bottoms or blue or black PE shorts (no branding or other logos)

     Bourn Village Litter Pick 

     Bourn's annual village litter pick is this Saturday 5 March. If you can, please join in - meet at 9.30amm at the village Sports Pavillion, Jubilee Playing Field - and bring gloves!  We'd love to see photos of children and families taking part so we can display them on the Eco Board in school. If you can't make it, or don't live in Bourn - you can always do your own littler pick in your area. As they say - every little helps!   

Diary Dates

Date Event

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Y 4

11 March

BSA Bag Drop

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Ordering Lunches

 Please remember to order your child's lunches in advance. It causes the kitchen difficulties as they cook the number of portions according to the orders.  When lunches have not been ordered, this could result in there not being enough food for those who have ordered. Thank you. 

Year 5 Bikeability 

 Year 5s - remember to bring your bikes and helmets on Monday! 

Breakfast Club Survey

We really want to be able to provide childcare both before and after school. Kids Club (who run the after school care) sent out a survey recently to gauge interest in a Breakfast Club, to run from 7.45am. At the moment, there is not enough interest to make this viable. If you haven't completed the survey - please do so. We will send it out again today. 

BSA Bag Drop

Final call for the BSA Bag Drop - please do look out all your old clothes, shoes, accessories etc and bring them along on the morning of Friday 11 March. 

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

 

 

25 February 2022

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

25 February 2022

Covid Update

 Further guidance for schools was released yesterday. An important area is the removal of the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. 

Whilst this is no longer a legal requirement, we are anticipating that parents and staff will want to work together to ensure that we reduce the likelihood of further spread of Covid in our school. 

Therefore, we are asking that adults and children who test positive will stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and continue to do this until they have received 2 negative test results on 2 consecutive days. 

There are further details in a separate email which will be sent today. 

World Book Day

Next Thursday 3 March is World Book Day! We are asking children to come to school either wearing cosy clothes that they would wear to snuggle up with a book, or dressed a their favourite book character. There will be book related activities during the day and a chance to talk about favourite books. 

Please can children bring in a favourite book from home to share on the day. 

3 Tips to Improve, Develop Your Child's Reading Skills

Book Bus Update

 Great progress is being made on the Book Bus, with the carpentry almost finished and the painting of the inside due to be finished next week. We are still looking for anyone who can help with upholstery, so if you, or someone you know could help, please contact office@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 BSA Bag Drop 

 The next Bag Drop will be on 11 March. This is a good fundraiser and doesn't cost us anything! Please drop off all your old clothes accessories etc at the bottom of the school drive on Friday 11 March. 

 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: Jake, Eva-Astrid, Geneveive, Caelan

Willow:  Kayla, Felix, Juliette, Zahra

Hazel: Mela, Rocco, Juliana and Angus

Cedar: Rosie, Maddy, Miriam and Theo

Rosewood: William, Sophia, Hanna and Vishnu

Cherry: Caitlin, William, Isabel and Daisy

Oak: Eleni, Tanvi, Jude and Aoife

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  245     Total:   3,585

Pankhurst: 252    Total:  4,162

Seacole:   208       Total:  4,918

Shackleton: 202  Total:   3,328

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Year 5 Road Safety Patrol

This week Dec, Seth and Logan have been monitoring the road safety at the start of the school day. They would like to remind everyone to not cross in front of the bus as this isn't safe. Thank you.  

BSA 5p Challenge

This challenge will finish on 18 March - please keep collecting your 5p coins to send in with your child. The class who raises the most money will have a non-uniform day! 

 

Diary Dates

Date Event

3 March 

World Book Day

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Y 4

11 March

BSA Bag Drop

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

Office Staff 3 March

There will be no staff in the office after 2.45pm on Thursday 3 March. If you have changes to pick up arrangements, please could you notify the office as soon as possible on that day. Thank you. 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Colour Mixing in Acorn

Who needs lots of bottles of paint when you can mix your own colours?

Children in Acorn class have been learning how to mx colours from primary colours - here making lots of different greens! 

 

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

 

 

11 February 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

11 February 2022

Happy Half Term

Half term seems to have lasted at least 15 weeks.... but we have got there at last. Despite our best efforts, Covid got to us this term and we have had many children and staff absent each week. Thank you to parents for your understanding, I know this has been a difficult time for you too as Covid goes through one sibling at a time. 

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the staff, who have kept the school going during various staff absences, including mine this week. 

Their hard work, commitment, inventiveness, flexibility, resilience and care for the children makes this a great school to be part of. 

Have a great half term everyone - you deserve it! See you on Tuesday 22 February.

Book Bus Update

 

We are now planning the next phase of the bus renovation, and we need help with upholstery! Somehow, we need to transform these seats so they are comfortable to sit on. If you know anyone who is able to do upholstery who might be able to help us, please ask them to contact us on office@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 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: Elliot, Kylah, Olivia R and Anton

Willow:  Corey, Jessie, Sasha and Theo O

Hazel: Sophie, Shrirang, Dorothy and Callum

Cedar: Jadon, Zach, Albert, Driya

Rosewood: Hattie, Michael, Annabel, Anna

Cherry: Seth, Ellie, Eshaal and Jacob

Oak: Joel, Helio, Mia and Noah

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  285     Total:   3,340

Pankhurst: 267    Total:  3,910

Seacole:   300       Total:  4,708

Shackleton: 285  Total:   3,126

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Diary Dates

Date Event

21 February 

Inset Day - no school

22 February

Term starts

3 March 

World Book Day

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Y 4

11 March

BSA Bag Drop

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence Reporting

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

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Shackleton Day

Thank you to all the children who brought in maps of journeys they have undertaken - or would like to. Great adventurous spirit! Thank you also for your donations to Frank Water - the charity chosen by the House Captains. 

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

 

 

4 February 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

4 February 2022

Bourn Green Teams

It has been wonderful to appoint a new Green Team group this half term. We now have a ‘Litter’ Team and a ‘School Grounds’ Team.

Our Litter Team are responsible for collecting the bread bags and crisp packets in school and for sorting them ready for the recycling process. They are also responsible for litter picking around the school and each year group have had a turn at using the litter picking equipment in the playground at break times. We are pleased to say our playgrounds are litter free zones. Next half term, they will be writing letters to our council about litter in local playgrounds and parks.

Our Litter Team would like to remind you that only crisp packets and bread bags should be brought into school. As we sort through the boxes, we have noticed some other packaging so we’d be grateful for your support with this.

We will be launching a felt pen recycling collection after half term so please start collecting your old plastic felt pens now!

Our School Grounds Team will be responsible for planting some small trees to replace the ones we needed to have cut down at the beginning of the year. They will help prepare the school allotment site for spring growing and will start to research the possibility of having a green roof at school. We will also be introducing indoor plants in each classroom and our new Green Team reps will be responsible for looking after these plants.

Composting in Acorn Class

Children in Acorn Class have been making compost containers out of reused plastic bottles. First we used a pin to make small holes at the bottom of the bottle. We then put in some soil, leaves, paper/cardboard, food waste and water and stirred the mixture. The compost containers sit on our windowsill where it is sunny and each day we add water and stir. Over the next few weeks we will watch the mixture turn into compost as the bacteria breaks down the waste products. The compost will be tipped onto our allotment beds ready for Spring growing.

Shackleton House Day

Shackleton House Day is on Friday 11 February. The aim of House Days is to celebrate the individuals who we have chosen to name our houses after. The House Captains have also chosen a charity to raise money for over the year - this year it is Frank Water www.frankwater.com 

To recognise Shackleton's epic journeys, the House Captains are asking children to draw/map a journey they have taken (or would like to take). This could be a journey to school, to the seaside, on holiday or even one of Shackleton's expeditions! 

Children should wear something red or dress as an explorer and bring in £1.00.

Hawking Day Posters

Thank you to all the children who brought in posters of different scientists - some famous, and some famous more locally. It was lovely that children recognised scientists in their own family! Well done to all the children who took part in this. 

All the posters are in a gallery here. 

Message from Year 5 Road Safety Monitors

 Karl, Grace and Molly have been on patrol this week. They have been busy making posters and signs which will encourage everyone to look both ways when crossing the road, cross in the safest place and encourage cars to drive really slowly past the school. Look out for the signs 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: Georgie, Henry, Sienna and Harley

Willow: Ayden, Imogen C, Sofia and Emily

Hazel: Elynn, Mela, Rocco and Isaac

Cedar: Lewis, Lucy, Booky and Olivia

Rosewood: Florence, Ella, Poppy and Logan S

Cherry: Monica, Molly, Alfie and Avish

Oak: Emily R, Mustafa, Gabriel and Noah

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  230     Total:   3,132

Pankhurst: 166    Total:  3,643

Seacole:   227       Total:  4,408

Shackleton: 302  Total:   2,841

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Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year in school on Tuesday 1 February. All classes took part in learning about different aspects of Chinese (Lunar) New Year - the Year of the Tiger. We had Chinese food for lunch and some children came to school wearing traditional clothes.  

Making Chinese New Year animals from tangrams. 

STOP PRESS...Public Speaking Competition!

Congratulations to all our pupils who took part in the Public Speaking Competition - we are very proud of you! Special congratulations go to Tanvi from Y6 who was announced as the winner and Jonathan from Y3 who was a runner up! Well done!

Diary Dates

Date Event

11 February

Shackleton Day 

3 March 

World Book Day

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

Grafham Water Y 4

25 March 

Mid Year Reports to parents

30 March

Parent consultations

31 March 

Parent consultations

25 April

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

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Office Closed Monday Afternoon

Due to staff training, there will be nobody in the office on Monday afternoon. If you have changes to pick up arrangements, please can you let the office know in the morning. Thank you. 

Absence Reporting

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

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

Friendship Games

A group of children from year 5 & 6 took part in the Friendship Games, which took part at Cambourne Village College yesterday. They participated in activities such as basketball, New Age Kurling, Dodgeball, Archery, Sport Stacking and Table Tennis. Well done to Rhys, Caitlin, Declan, Monica, Cecilia, Izzy, Helio, Eleni and Gabriel for taking part and representing the school so well. 

Book Bus Update

Thanks to your response to our appeal for painters, we now have a number who may be able to help us! 

This photograph shows the upstairs - ready to be painted! 

Year 5 Interpretative Dance

Year 5 have been learning about the Bolero by Ravel. They have learned to identify the ostinato in the piece and the different instruments that play it. This week, they interpreted the music their own way and created dances. This was great fun - as you can see from the photos! 

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

 

 

28 January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

28 January 2022

Covid and Other Illness

We continue to have positive Covid cases in all year groups and amongst the staff. The symptoms of children who subsequently go on to test positive have been wide and varied and are not the classic 3 symptoms. These symptoms have included tummy ache, feeling sick, headache and sore throat as well as a temperature and cough.

Given the number of cases in school, we are erring on the side of caution.  If a child is complaining of these symptoms we are asking parents to collect their child and to test them with a LFT. I understand that this causes inconvenience, but we are trying really hard to prevent a widescale outbreak which could result in the temporary closure of classes.

Chinese New Year

We will be celebrating Chinese New Year in school on Tuesday 1 February.

If you have any photographs or videos of your Chinese New Year celebrations, we would love to see them!

We are also inviting your child, if they would like, to wear traditional Chinese dress on that day. 

Please email any photographs or videos to the office by 1 February and we will share them with all the classes. 

Preparing for Chinese New Year 2022 – DB Schenker

 Lunch on 1 February will be a special Chinese style meal - please book via Aspens Select. 

Science Investigations! 

 Willow class have been investigating which material was the strongest for the three little pigs’ houses. They tried lollypop sticks, marshmallows and Lego bricks. They made predictions and then the hairdryer huffed and puffed like the wolf! In this experiment, plastic was the strongest material.

 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: Theo, Luna, Bella and Olivia C

Willow: Aida, Isla, Grace and William B

Hazel: Myra, Sam T, Henry, Wilf

Cedar: Tristan, Lucienne, Finley and Jaxton

Rosewood: Sean, Hector, Rishabh and Lily-Mai

Cherry: Cecilia, Daisy, Grace and Angelina

Oak: Izzy, Beau, Chloe, Tanvi

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  130     Total:   2,902

Pankhurst: 142    Total:  3,477

Seacole:   199       Total:  4,181

Shackleton: 193  Total:   2,539

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Message from Year 5 Road Safety Monitors

 Angelina, Flora and Eliza have been on patrol this week. They are doing a great job of encouraging everyone to remember to be as safe as possible on the roads around school. They would especially like to remind everyone that crossing the road in front of or behind the bus could be really dangerous. 

Diary Dates

Date Event

1 February

Chinese New Year in School

11 February

Shackleton Day 

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
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence reporting

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

NO NUTS & SESAME SEEDS IN SCHOOL

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

BSA 5p Challenge

Thank you to all the children who have brought in 5p coins for the bottle challenge! Please can you only send in 5p coins as other coins will need to be taken out! Many thanks!  

BSA Bag Drop 

There will be another Bag Drop on 11 March 2022. Please bring all your old clothes, shoes etc on the day. Many thanks! 

Lost Property

Don't forget to check the lost property for any missing items. It is in the entrance lobby by the office. 

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

 

21 January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

21 January 2022

Covid Information

Despite the relaxation of Covid measures nationally, the position in schools is still very challenging. The cases in schools in Cambridgeshire have seen a sharp increase this week and the rates are the highest they have ever been since the start of the pandemic. 

This is true for our school too as we currently have the highest rates of Covid absence (staff and children) we have ever had. 

We continue to follow our risk reduction measures to keep your children and our staff as safe as possible. These include ventilation (and the use of CO2 monitors) and additional cleaning of classrooms and high contact areas at lunchtime. We hold staff meetings virtually and meetings with parents and other agencies are virtual wherever possible.  Staff will continue to wear face coverings in communal areas, despite this no longer being a requirement. 

I would also like to ask parents to continue to wear face coverings whilst on the school site. 

We want to ensure that parents are as informed as possible about the current situation in school. When there is a case in a class, you will receive an email informing you. We are unable to say for sure whether your child has been a 'close contact' of a person testing positive. Whilst we know where children sit in class, they sit next to different children at lunchtimes and play with many people at lunchtime. Therefore, we send the letter out to all parents of the class. 

Where we have had teachers absent, I have written to parents of that class. We will always aim to cover the class with a teacher, but this sometimes proves very challenging. There may be times where the class is supervised by Teaching Assistants for parts of the day, and this is always under the direction and supervision of a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Thank you for your ongoing support in this challenging period.

Information about when children should take a test and self isolate is on the school website here

Green Team 

This term we have a new Green Team, whilst the Green Team of the Autumn term continue their work on reducing litter. Mrs Tagger will also work with the new Green Team, who she has selected from the applications she received at the start of the year. Congratulations to the new Green Team:

Acorn: Lilly and Geneveive

WIllow: Rafferty and William D

Hazel: Lauren and Henry

Cedar: Jonathan, Booky and Miriam

Rosewood: Millie, Yusuf and Logan M

Cherry: Karl, Lucy and Angelina

Oak: Tanvi, Amelie and Eleni

 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: Rudy, Emily, Lilly and Alexander

Willow: Archie, Kayla, Sofia and Theo O

Hazel: Sam B, Angus, Lauren and Forrest

Cedar: Tilly, Jonathan, Kiko and Annabelle

Rosewood: Skye, Freddie, Ava and Max

Cherry: Logan, Flora, Seb and Ella

Oak: Theo E, Matteo, Joel and Emily C

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  214     Total:   2,772

Pankhurst: 223    Total:  2,346

Seacole:   258       Total:  3,982

Shackleton: 166  Total: 3,335

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Message from Year 5 Road Safety Monitors

It's good news this week! Isabel, Ellie and William have noticed that the number of people (adults and children) crossing safely has increased a lot since the start of the school year. Adults are setting a good example to the children.  

Please can we remind you not to park in the bus bay - even if the bus is not there. 

School Council

Congratulations to the new School councillors, who have been elected by their classes for the Spring Term:

Acorn: Sylvie and Theo

Willow: Felix and Grace

Hazel: Millie and Dorothy

Cedar: Lucy and Olivia

Rosewood: Freya and Rishabh

Cherry: Alfie and Eliza

Oak: Noah and Mustafa

Hawking Day 

Thank you for your donations as part of Hawking Day last Friday. We raised £151 for Frank Water, the charity chosen by the House Captains.

Diary Dates

Date Event

1 February

Chinese New Year in School

11 February

Shackleton Day 

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
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence reporting

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

Lost Property

If your child is coming home without their fleece, it might be in the Lost Property in the school foyer, as there are lots of fleeces here. Unfortunately, none are named, so we have been unable to re-unite them with their owners! If you are missing a fleece, please come to the school office and ask to look through the collection. 

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. 

BSA 5p Challenge

The BSA are once again holding their famous '5p Challenge'! Each class has an empty bottle (see below) which we aim to fill with 5p coins. Every week in assembly, we will see how full each bottle is - with the class who fills their bottle first winning a non uniform day and a book token for their classroom. 

It has been challenging for the BSA to run the events they would normally run, due to Covid, so they (and we)  would very much appreciate as much support as possible for this fundraiser. 

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

14 January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

14 January 2022

Hawking Day 

Today was Hawking Day, where we have celebrated the lives of great scientists. Here are some of the Year 2 children dressed as scientists who inspire them. This day was organised by the House Captains of Hawking House, who also ran a competition for the best poster about scientists. Finally, thank you for your £1 donation to Frank Water, the charity chosen by the House Captains for the school to support this year.  

School Lunches

If your child is absent from school and you have pre-ordered a lunch, please remember to cancel the order on the Aspens Select website.

Heating

Thank you for responding so quickly and sending your children in with extra layers on Wednesday. We are hoping the issues will be resolved early next week, but in the meantime, we  sourced heaters on Wednesday morning for all the classrooms so temperatures have generally been normal in classrooms, bearing in mind we still need to open external doors and windows when the CO2 readings creep up. We will continue to allow children to wear extra layers/coats if they need, especially those who sit closest to the doors. 

Sports Clubs

As you know we have introduced a small charge for the after school sports clubs run by Mr French (provided by CG Swimschool). Any children who are eligible for Free School Meals are able to attend with no charge. Please email Debs if you would like your child to attend. For other families who might find this payment difficult, please email office@bourn.cambs.sch.uk as we may be able to offer a 50% discount. 

Office - Monday afternoon

Due to First Aid training for staff on Monday afternoon, there will be nobody in the office on Monday afternoon to answer the phone or pick up emails. If there are any changes to pick up arrangements, please can you make sure the office is informed before lunchtime. Thank you. 

 Parent Survey

Thank you to all parents and carers who have already completed the questionnaire. There is still time to do so, as it doesn't close until Monday 17 January. All your comments are valuable to us. 

 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: Sylvie, Gus, Megan and Alfred

Willow: William D, Josh, Felix, Ayden

Hazel: Aarohi, Locke, Ranaldo and Yasmin

Cedar: Joe, Krisha, Rosie and Lewis

Rosewood: the whole class! 

Cherry: Karl, Monica, Alfie, Ned

Oak: Cora, Ronnie, Emily T and Katie

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  334     Total:   2,558

Pankhurst: 240    Total:  2,885

Seacole:   351       Total:  3,724

Shackleton: 291  Total: 2,323

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Orchestra

Mrs Armitage and Mrs Verwoerd are delighted with the progress of the orchestra - well done to everyone involved for your continued commitment! 

Chinese New Year

We will be celebrating Chinese New Year in school on Tuesday 1 February. If you have any photographs or videos of your Chinese New Year celebrations, we would love to see them! Please email them to the office before 1 February and we will share them with all the classes. 

Preparing for Chinese New Year 2022 – DB Schenker

Diary Dates

Date Event

1 February

Chinese New Year in School

11 February

Shackleton Day 

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
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence reporting

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

MORE Changes to Covid Self Isolation Rules

 From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

 Please check on the school website here for details. 

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. 

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

7 January 2022

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

7 January 2022

Happy New Year! 

 I hope you all had a good Christmas break and were able to enjoy time with family and friends. The staff have enjoyed hearing from children about their presents! We are looking forward to the Spring term and very much looking forward to life returning to normal. 

 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: Jake, Olivia C, Finn, Aaron

Willow: Poppy, Isaac, Hugo, Valentina

Hazel: Tanmaya, Henry, Juliana, Jameson

Cedar: Theo, Albert, Joe, Tilly

Rosewood: Freddie, Yuyan, Ava, Skye

Cherry: Rhys, Avish, Lucy, Eliza

Oak: Arjun, Gabriel, Freya, Belle

Congratulations to the IB Class of 2021! - Anglo European School

Covid Update 

Thank you to parents for wearing face coverings on site again. There are more than 10 children who have not yet returned to school as they have Covid, but no new cases since term started. The Omicron variant is clearly much more contagious, and the symptoms seem to be more 'cold like' rather than the original 3 symptoms. If your child is unwell with upset stomach, headache, sore throat, unusual fatigue please keep them at home and take a lateral flow test. please remember to let the school office know as soon as possible if your child is off school. Thank you. 

Hawking Day 

Hawking Day is on Friday 14 January. On this day we will be celebrating the life and achievements of Stephen Hawking and also thinking about the importance of science and scientists in our lives. 

We are asking children to bring in £1 to donate to the charity Frank Water, chosen by the Year 6 House captains. 

Children can wear blue (Hawking House colour) or dress as a scientist who inspires them. 

School Lunches

Please remember to order your child's school lunch option on the Aspens website before 9am on the day. There have been quite a few this week who haven't ordered, and Aspens have been very accommodating in making sure that the children still have a lunch. Generally, they cook to order (with a few spares) so if a lunch hasn't been ordered, this can cause problems and result in your child not getting their preference. 

We would like to welcome Juliann Fordham who is now the permanent cook for our school. 

Catch Up

We have been carefully monitoring and assessing the short and longer term impact of two year's of disrupted schooling. Teachers have been identifying the gaps in learning and adapting their teaching accordingly. However, after our most recent assessments at the end of the Autumn term, it is apparent that across the school, there are key skills, particularly in maths and English grammar that are not as developed as they would normally be, and we are asking for parental support to help with filling these gaps. 

From next week, we will be sending home homework books on a Friday, to be returned on the following Wednesday. The tasks in these books will be those that the teacher has assessed needs much more practice. They will tend to be maths fluency (number facts, times tables, calculation practice) and grammar skills. The spellings will also be included in this book, and there may be short writing tasks.

The expectation is that all children do this homework and all books are returned every week and we are grateful for your support in ensuring this is done to your child's best ability. All tasks should be ones your child is familiar with but they need more practice with. If you feel they don't know how to do the tasks, please let their teacher know. 

We will be offering a homework club at lunchtime each week for those children who don't return their homework. 

The optional homework will still be available on Google Classroom. 

 Rosewood Class Music

Children in Year 4 have been l earning how to play the glockenspiel. They learnt about the different notes and looked at these on manuscript paper too. They used our knowledge of quavers, crotchets, minims and semibreves from last half term to begin to play some music too.

Diary Dates

Date Event

14 January 

Hawking House Day

11 February

Shakleton Day 

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
15 July  Pankhurst Day 

If you have a concern

From time to time, there may be something you are worried about in relation to your child, their learning or their interaction with other children. If you have any concerns, please contact your child's class teacher to discuss this. Their email addresses are on the Our Staff page of the website. 

Absence reporting

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

The arrangements for returning to school after a positive test have now changed. Children may be able to end self-isolation period before the end of the 10 full days by taking an LFD test from 6 days after the day symptoms started (or the day the test was taken if there were no symptoms), and another LFD test on the following day. The second LFD test should be taken at least 24 hours later.

Self-isolation can only end after  2 consecutive negative LFD tests at least 24 hours apart. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test results. We would usually expect a return to school from isolating pupils and staff on day 8 after negative LFT tests on both day 6 and, at least 24 hours later, on day 7.

 Please check on the school website here for details. 

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. 

Outstanding Payments

If you haven't yet paid the balance owing for school dinners from when they were provided by the school, please could you make these payments as soon as you can. If you are having difficulties with making the payment, please email assistant@bourn.cambs.sch.uk 

in confidence and we can arrange a payment schedule. Many thanks. 

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

17 December 2021

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

16 December 2021

Christmas Carols

 Thank you to everyone who joined us for our outdoor Christmas carols this morning. It was really good to see the orchestra play for an audience and they did so well with the 6 pieces they played. Willow class's retelling of the Christmas story, with actions was also wonderful. 

 Thank you also to the BSA members who organised hot drinks and mince pies and organised the raffle of 8 wonderful hampers, which has raised much needed money for the school. 

The children all had great fun in the 'snow' on their way back to their classrooms!

School Meals 

The first week of the pre-ordering system has gone really well. Thank you for logging on to the Aspens system and ordering your child's meal. This has meant that the cooks are able to ensure that every child receives the meal they want. 

Don't forget to pre-order meals for when we come back in January!

If you owe the school money for dinners before Aspens took over, you will have been contacted by the school office. Please could you make the payments as soon as possible. Many thanks. 

Merry Christmas! 

 We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Click here to see a bigger version of the Christmas card to you from all the staff. 

 Christmas Films

The links for the class Christmas films will be emailed to parents today. I have just watched them and it is clear that the children have really enjoyed putting on their performances. Each key Stage 2 class performed songs in different languages, and there was some very impressive Spanish speaking in the Year 6 film.

Bourn Butterflies Calendar

A reminder that you can still purchase the Bourn Butterflies 2022 Calendar produced by Pete Innes from Bourn shop. It costs £5 (cash please) and all proceeds go to Bourn School. It would make a lovely Christmas gift, while buying local and helping support the school. 

This year, Pete made a special trip to Fermyn Wood to find the elusive Purple Emperor in honour of Lyla and her favourite colour.

 

Diary Dates

Date Event

5 January

Children back to school

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

Absence reporting

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

 Covid Update

With the news that cases are rising quickly, we are anticipating possible changes to how schools are required to operate in the Spring term. To date, schools have not been given any more notice of changes than the general public, so we will probably all find out at the same time. We will email parents if there are any changes as soon as we are able.  

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 Dinner 

 Our Christmas dinner on Wednesday was delicious! The cooks began cooking at 6.30am and produced an excellent Christmas dinner for over 200 children and staff. Thank you to Leanne, Linda and Chantelle.

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

 

 

10 December 2021

 

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

10 December 2021

Christmas Gift Shop

 Thank you to the Christmas elves from the BSA for running the gift shop today. Children were able to choose a present for someone special and wrap it up so it will be a surprise! 

School Meals 

You should now have received information about how to register and log into the Aspens Select website for ordering your child's school lunches. The menus are on the school website here. 

There are currently only 90 orders for lunch on Monday - please remember that you need to sign up and pre-order before 9am on the day.  You can order in advance a week or more at a time. 

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 

 Our Christmas dinner day is on Wednesday - children are welcome to dress up, dress down, wear Christmas jumpers, whatever they like!  

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

Photography in Art

Children in Cherry class have been learning to take effective digital photographs, using the cropping tool to improve their composition. This week, they focused on taking photographs of each other and applying black and white effects. They were all very impressive! 

 

 Park and Stride

Remember, you are welcome to use 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! 

 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: Harry, Luna, Henry, Theo

Willow: Juliette, William B, Imogen C and Enid

Hazel: Sam B, Isaac, Millie and Ranaldo

Cedar: Lucas, Hartej, Nualla and Krisha

Rosewood: Freddie, Ella, Vishnu and Logan M

Cherry: Isabel, Logan, William and Molly 

Oak: Emily A, Mia, Katie and Theo P

House Points

The house points this week are as follows:

Hawking:  110     Total:   2,224

Pankhurst:  154    Total:  2,645

Seacole:   212       Total:  3,373

Shackleton:  163  Total: 2,294

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Design Technology

This week children in Hazel, Cherry and Oak classes were designing and making products. 

Oak class designed and baked muffins. 

Hazel class made moving vehicles with axels and wheels.

 Cherry class have been building on their sewing skills learned in Rosewood class and have been making Christmas tree decorations. 

 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.   

Christmas Dinner 

 Our Christmas dinner day is on Wednesday - children are welcome to dress up, dress down, wear Christmas jumpers, whatever they like!  

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

Absence reporting

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

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

Please join us next Thursday for our 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.

It's not too late to donate to the hampers or buy tickets!

Bus Update

You may have noticed that our Book Bus now has real doors which are air tight and  water tight. They were fitted by the amazing Cambridge Window Company, who donated their time to fit the doors and to U70.co.uk who provided the doors free of charge.  Thank you so much - we really appreciate it. Thank you also to the Virtute et Fide Lodge and the City and University of Cambridge Masonic Lodge Charitable Trust who donated £500 for books which have now arrived. 

Did you know that only 5% of children’s books published in 2019 had a black, Asian or minority ethnic main character, despite 33.5% of schoolchildren being of black Asian or minority ethnic origins. We bought these books from The Little Box of Books, a company that specialises in books that contain diverse characters from different ethnic backgrounds, different family situations and with a focus on gender equality. 

Christmas Videos

 The classes are working hard on their Christmas videos and they will be premiered on Thursday 16 December (we will send you the links!) 

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

 

 

 

3 December 2021

 

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! 

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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! 

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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. 

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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

 

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