Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

17 September 2021

 

House Captain Elections 

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

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

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

 Celebrations!

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

Willow: Jessie, Grace, Corey, Kayla

Hazel: Shrirang, Millie, Yasmin, Sam B

Cedar: Finley, Lucy, Booky, Jadon

Rosewood: Freddie, Tom, Skye, Ava

Cherry: Isabel, Avish, Cecilia, Alfie

Oak: Eleni, Logan, Aoife, Amelie

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'Welcome to the Year Ahead' Parent Meeting

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

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

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

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

Diary Dates

Date Event

23 September 

Individual photographs

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

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

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

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

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

Thankyou

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

NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

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

 

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

 

 

 

10 September 2021 

 

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

10 September 2021

 

Book Bus Update!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to Acorn Class!

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

Road Safety Message from Cherry Class 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Celebrations!

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

Willow: Juliette, William D,  Theo F, Sofia

Hazel: Rocco, Elynn, Severn, Lauren

Cedar: Tristan, Jaxton, Albert, Joe

Rosewood:Hattie, Vishnu, Alex and Bo

Cherry:Molly, Karl, Jake, Daisy

Oak: Mia, Olly, Theo P, Lola

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'Welcome to the Year Ahead' Parent Meeting

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

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

Homework

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

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

Lunchtime monitors

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

 NO NUTS IN SCHOOL

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

Diary Dates

Date Event

16 September

Parent Meeting (zoom) 

23 September 

Individual photographs

20 October

Parent consultations (online)

21 October

Parent consultations (online)

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

15-19 Nov

Anti Bullying Week

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

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

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

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

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

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

Cave Art - Cedar Class

 

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

 

3 September 2021

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

Bourn Primary Academy

3 September 2021

 

New Website!

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

 Welcome Back!

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

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

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

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

 

Amazing Bus Progress!

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

 

 

Diary Dates

Date Event

 23 September 

Individual photographs

 5 November  

BSA Bag Drop

 24 November 

Flu Vaccinations

7-10 March   

Bikeability - Year 5

 7-9 March

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

Other Notices

 Absence reporting

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

Additional Bank Holiday 2022

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

School Dinner Price Increase

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

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

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

 

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

 

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