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We will remember them

posted 11 Nov 2020, 04:06 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 11 Nov 2020, 04:07 ]

Despite current restrictions, we have been able to commemorate Remembrance Day, albeit in a very different way this year.  Each class bubble has had the opportunity to visit the memorial and show their respect to the soldiers whose names appear on it.  We were also able to hold a service of Remembrance on the playground, keeping each bubble a safe distance to avoid mixing.  A selection of Year 6 pupils read poems and prayers and a minutes silence was observed.


       
                                                  

ODBE Creative Worship video

posted 22 Oct 2020, 06:54 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 22 Oct 2020, 06:57 ]

This term, a group of year 6 pupils took part in an exciting project to create a range of collective worship videos to be shared with our community of 283 Church schools. The children contributed readings, prayers and discussions within the video on the theme of creation.
 
The video can be viewed on the ODBE website https://www.oxford.anglican.org/schools/  - click on the link for KS2 Worship

Harvest Festival

posted 12 Oct 2020, 03:42 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 16 Oct 2020, 02:30 ]

Every year, we join together in church for our Harvest Festival service to show how grateful we are for the harvest and food grown on the land. It is a time to give thanks for a successful crop yield over the year as winter starts to approach and is also about giving thanks for all the good and positive things in our lives. This year, although unable to visit church, the children have worked hard in each class producing wonderful actions to songs, artwork and poems to celebrate the harvest. On Friday 9th October, we collected donations of food for the Milton Keynes Foodbank. We'd like to thank everyone for their generosity towards people less fortunate than ourselves.

Acorns and Oaks signed/sang Harvest songs:


Cedars produced harvest art:




Maples produced acrostic harvest poems.  Please click on the image below to view them.


Harvest Poems by Maples Class

Thank you FOTS

posted 5 Oct 2020, 03:44 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 5 Oct 2020, 03:44 ]

Today, we had a lovely surprise from our Friends Of The School (FOTS) team who, on behalf of the children, delivered some delicious cakes and a lovely handmade card for the staff to enjoy to celebrate World Teacher Day.
Thank you FOTS!

                           



Welcome Back

posted 22 Sept 2020, 01:33 by Deputy Head

It has been great for us to be able to welcome all of our children back to school over the last couple of weeks, some things have changed such as the way we enter and leave school but the caring ethos and our happy children have remained the same. It's lovely to see our classrooms busy with happy learners again and whilst things may be different the children have adapted well and are trying their best to settle into our new routines. We are all looking forward to a great first half term back together.

Support for Families

posted 28 Apr 2020, 01:51 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 28 Apr 2020, 02:45 ]

MK MASH has collated information of support services that are available to families during the Coronavirus pandemic. The information pack includes information for support re food banks, domestic violence, mental health, educational online activities and lots more. The information pack can be found at: 

Advice for home learning (updated)

posted 20 Mar 2020, 06:40 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 28 Apr 2020, 02:44 ]

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

We have also compiled a list of websites which you may find useful to support home learning, 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.


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