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Advice for home learning

posted 20 Mar 2020, 06:40 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 20 Mar 2020, 06:41 ]

We have put together a resource to help you with home education for your child whilst the school is shut.  The information contains details of useful websites and resources and the relevant login details, where applicable, for these resources.

To access this information, please click here

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

posted 13 Mar 2020, 06:45 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 13 Mar 2020, 06:46 ]

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following the Prime Minister’s press conference yesterday regarding the Coronavirus, I would like to reassure you that the school is following all the government and Department of Health guidelines for educational settings in efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus. The Government continues to monitor the situation very carefully and is providing daily advice to schools about what actions we may need to take ensuring we are able to implement all advice relating to the infection quickly.

At present we are taking the following action;
All staff and pupils are washing their hands regularly with soap and water. Pupils are washing their hands: 
    • on entry to school
    • before eating or before any food preparation
    • before and after break
    • before and after lunch 
    • following P.E or sporting activity
    • after going to the toilet 
    • if they cough or sneeze etc into their hands.
    • at the end of the school day before they leave for home
  • In addition to this we are using alcohol-based sanitiser (containing at least 60% alcohol) if handwashing facilities are not available. 
  • All pupils, staff and visitors are being reminded to cover any cough or sneeze with a tissue, then to throw the tissue in a bin and then wash their hands. If they do not have a tissue to hand they are being encouraged to cough/sneeze into their elbow. 
  • Pupils and staff are being reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • All staff and visitors are required to use sanitiser on entry to school
  • At the end of the school day all surfaces, door handles, toilets and where possible equipment is being cleaned and disinfected 
Following advice yesterday, the Government now requires any person who shows the symptoms of Coronavirus to self-isolate.  The symptoms are:
  • a new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

If your child shows these symptoms then they should not attend school for 7 days.  They should only return after 7 days if they feel well and do not have the symptoms described above.  You should report your child's absence in the normal way.  

The advice regarding symptoms is the same for staff which of course, as in all settings, may pose a challenge in terms of staffing. 

We respectfully request that parents/carers who feel unwell, remain a safe distance from other parents, staff and pupils if dropping off or collecting children at school.

We are aware that a number of children are getting sore hands as a result of the necessity to wash them regularly. If you would like to supply your child with hand cream or a moisturiser, this should be labelled with their name and kept in their drawer. This will be for the sole use of your child and cannot be shared with others.

It is clear that the Government expect the virus to spread in the coming weeks and whilst there are currently no cases of Coronavirus at Bow Brickhill CE Primary it is important that we make preparations should it be necessary to close the school for a period of time.  
We know that any disruption will negatively affect learning and cause significant inconvenience for pupils and parents. Over the last few days we have been planning how we would continue to provide some form of education should it be necessary to close the school for a short period of time.  

We plan to try and put as much work as possible online (information regarding this will circulated as and when appropriate). We will, of course, do all that we can to support the needs of any pupils who do not have access to the internet at home.  Planned trips and visits will continue as scheduled unless we are instructed not to. In the meantime please encourage your children and family members to follow the widely published advice about regular hand washing with soap and water, the importance of using tissues when coughing and disposing of them in the bin and to avoid touching your face.

I will continue to keep you updated with the current Government advice for school as appropriate over the coming weeks. Should the situation regarding the functioning of the school change we will inform you immediately.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs McBurnie

World Book Day

posted 13 Mar 2020, 05:14 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 13 Mar 2020, 06:39 ]

World Book Day took place on Thursday 5th March.  We had some amazing costumes throughout the school with the children coming in dressed either as their favourite book character, or wearing their pyjamas.  Each class ran a series of activities throughout the day, on a book theme.

Acorns held their Book World Cup (the winner was Ketchup on your Cornflakes) and created Supertato characters.  Oaks held a day based on the Mr Men books, creating their own Mr Men/Little Miss characters and writing their own Mr Men stories.  Cedars wrote book reviews for their favourite books, created salt dough book characters, bookmarks and short stories.  Finally, Maples created their own picture books for a younger audience to read.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.




Armistice Day, 11th November 2019

posted 11 Nov 2019, 05:20 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 11 Nov 2019, 05:33 ]


This year to commemorate 100 years since the first Armistice Day, we have learned about the sacrifices made by brave young people, who risked and sometimes gave their lives in war, so that we may live in peace.

Today the whole school attended a short service at the village war memorial, along with members of the police force, governors and parents. Princess and Lennox, helping us to reflect on the significance of the poppy, read remembrance poems. Victor led the exhortation;

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Our head boy and head girl, Ben and Millie laid the school wreath of remembrance on the memorial and a 1 minute silence was observed as we paid our respects to all soldiers past and present, who have fought and are still fighting.


MacMillan Coffee Morning

posted 14 Oct 2019, 03:20 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 14 Oct 2019, 03:21 ]

Thank you to all the parents and visitors who supported our MacMillan Coffee Morning. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying a drink, cake and each other’s company whilst raising an amazing £510.80 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Last week FOTS ‘Bow Fun’ event was a resounding success. After a trip down the rabbit-hole to get into school, the children enjoyed a Mad Hatters Tea Party, crafts and disco as well as face painting, nails and hair styling. A very happy event!

Fantastic fundraising efforts

posted 20 May 2019, 06:17 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 20 May 2019, 06:43 ]

Thanks to the support of our pupils and families at events organised by FOTS, we have been able to buy a new outdoor shed and lunchtime play equipment, as well as a sun canopy which has been erected on the the field just in time for the summer weather.  FOTS have also paid for a new playground canopy for our recently refurbished EYFS playground.



We have lots of other events planned in the coming months including our summer fete on Sunday 23rd June, 12:00 - 2:00pm.  We hope you will be able to join us on what promises to be a fun packed event.

Brass Instrument invasion !

posted 29 Apr 2019, 07:10 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 29 Apr 2019, 07:11 ]

Last week, the children of Bow Brickhill Primary had the pleasure of a visit from the Milton Keynes Music Service who came in to school to introduce the children to the idea of playing a brass instrument.  A tuba, trumpet, french horn and trombone player made up the ensemble.  They got children up to play the "hosepipe" (a length of hosepipe, the same length as each instrument if its pipes were straightened) and showed them how the various instruments sounded individually and as an ensemble.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Information was sent home with the children with details regarding how they could learn to play any of the instruments.

Sewing Club

posted 28 Mar 2019, 06:35 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 06:35 ]

This term we have been very lucky to,  again,  have had Mrs Ritschel in to run a sewing club.  The children have had a fantastic time sewing Easter baskets, bags and toys.  Well done to all the children who took part - you've created some fantastic sewing projects.  And a big thank you to Mrs Ritschel.





Scooter Training

posted 28 Mar 2019, 06:23 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 06:24 ]

This week Oaks class had a change to their curriculum, spending an afternoon learning how to use scooters safely. They learnt about the importance of safety gear, how to balance and use their coordination as well as various aspects of road safety such as learning to share pavements with the public, tackling sharp or blind corners and of course riding near or crossing roads. The children loved the session and even learnt a few tricks!



New Gazebo/Quiet Area

posted 28 Mar 2019, 06:21 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 28 Mar 2019, 06:21 ]




Thanks to the fundraising of FOTS, we now have a fantastic new wooden gazebo in the quiet area on the playground. The children have been very excited, watching its construction and can now enjoy having a place to sit and reflect or where they can chat to friends. We are very grateful to Mr Leeming and Mr Malleson, two of our governors who have given their time to build it.

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