This year, we will be holding the following Christmas Nativity Performances.
Mon 11th Dec, 2.15pm Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Mon 11th Dec, 6.30pm Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Thurs 14th Dec, 2.30pm EYFS (Reception and Nursery PM)
Fri 15th Dec, 9.15am EYFS (Reception and Nursery AM)
Our Key Stage 2 children won’t be involved in our Christmas Performances but they’ll still be very much involved in all our other Christmas activities.
Entrance to each performance is strictly by ticket only and is initially limited to two tickets per family as we have limited space in our hall and we want to make sure that every family has the chance to attend. Any remaining tickets will be made available once everyone has had the opportunity to get their allocation of two tickets.
To be clear, if you have one or more children in Early Years, you may book up to two tickets (two for the afternoon or two for the morning or one for each performance). Likewise, if you have one or more children in Years 1 or 2, you may book up to two tickets (two for the afternoon or two for the evening or one for performance).
Please book tickets using our online booking system: http://bit.ly/BPchristmas2017
If you are unable to access the online form (which is the quickest way to apply for tickets) please speak to our office staff.
We are really sorry that we will be unable to accommodate younger brothers and sisters or babies - I know this is difficult but our space is incredibly limited and some of our children have tiny voices (compared to the somewhat louder voices of a crying baby or unsettled infant!)
On Thursday 16 November we have invited Childnet International (www.childnet.com) to present a parents’ workshop on internet safety. Childnet is the UK Safer Internet Centre and works with government, online industry, adults and children; they are experts in the field of online safety education. We highly recommend that you attend this seminar. Please use the booking slip below to let us know that you will be coming along.
Below is a message from Childnet International highlighting why it is important for you to support your children online.
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Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for taking the time to read through this letter. Childnet’s mission statement is:
“To make the internet a great and safe place for children”
Promoting the positive
Responding to the negative
Did you know that over a third of young people who go online report having experienced one of the above risks, with 20% of young people having seen hate messages online and 22% having been bullied (online or offline) in the last year?
You can do something to help your children use new technologies safely.
During the presentation we will take you through how young people are communicating, learning and creating in new and exciting ways using online and mobile technologies. We will open up the world of social networking spaces (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc) and give you an insight into why young people use these spaces. We will highlight potential online risks including cyberbullying and unwanted contact. Parents will view “Let’s Fight It Together”, a film produced with the Department for Education looking at the consequences of young people misusing technologies and will be given resources to take home in order to further explore the issues and help available online.
The ‘Supporting Young People Online’ seminar will cover some simple practical steps you can take to help manage the risks as well as advice you can give your child. However, really helping your child will mean getting involved in their online activity, learning from your children about a whole new language and way of communicating and then playing your part in being a role model - in supporting them and guiding them in their use.
We look forward to seeing you!
Our Christmas Fayre promises to be a great event for all the family.
Many hands make light work, and more helpers means that we can have more stalls, more games, more fun!
Please complete the form below to let us know when you can help.
This event can only be successful with lots of willing volunteers!
Monday 6th November 2017
1.00 - 3.00pm
For children in KS2 (Years 3,4,5 and 6) with parent(s)
Come along with your child to our FREE First Aid workshop where you will all learn:
To book a place, please complete the form below or speak to Gwenda Forsdyke, our Child and Family Support Worker.
Support Your Year 1 Child in Phonics and Reading
Free course for Year 1 parents
Wednesdays 1st November - 6th December
1.00pm - 3.00pm at School
Look at how your child has transitioned from Reception to Year 1 and what’s expected at the end of the year with the phonics screening test.
You will explore:
To book a place, use the form below or speak to Mrs Forsdyke, our Child and Family Support Worker.
We are running a free Money Course for parents and carers for 3 weeks on afternoons starting Tuesday 21 November at 1.30pm. The course is suitable for all parents and come highly recommended.
The CAP Money Course is a free course that will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. Whether you feel pretty organised or whether it's like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.
This course will help you to make the most of your finances, so you can spend, save, give and prevent debt.
The course is run over 3 Tuesday afternoon sessions from 1.30 – 3pm:
We have two briefing evenings coming up, for parents of children in Reception and Year 1. These briefings will be an opportunity to focus on phonics and reading. Come and hear all about how we will be helping your child to become a great reader and how you can help at home!
Reception Parents: Thursday 5 October, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Reception Parents: Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Learn all about phonemes, graphemes, blending and segmenting, sound buttons, reading levels, phonics games, reading schemes, real books and tricky words… in a fun, relaxed environment!
These evenings are for parents – children do not need to attend. Please book using the form below.
Our Year 5 children are visiting Green Park for two days. They'll be learning lots and having a great adventure.
We'll be updating this post regularly to let you know how they are getting on. Come back and find out!
We're all here and have had a great start. We've moved into our rooms, had a drink and biscuit and we're now ready for our first activity!
First activity all completed. All enjoyed by the children. We've just eaten our packed lunches and we're getting ready for our next activities...
...And the sun is shining!
Three activities completed and we've just had dinner. Delicious roast chicken, vegetarian parcel, roast potatoes and veg. All followed by jelly, ice-cream and fresh fruit.
We're now having fun on the field - getting as tired as possible before bed!
A lovely evening with a mini-quiz followed by a circle time (with singing, of course!). Everyone shared their highlight of the day.
Everyone's now tucked up in bed and it's all very quiet.
A good night's sleep for all (well...most!)
Breakfast of croissant, toast and cereals was most welcome and enjoyable.
Many thanks to Miss Hair and Miss Anderson for being our additional leaders overnight. Give them a big smile and a thank you if you see them in school.
We've had games of 'tricky catch', 'cat and mouse' and 'stuck on the loo' this morning. We're now ready for our first activity of the day!
Looking forward to seeing parents at 4pm today. We've got lots of stories to share.
First activity of the day completed. Quick drink and biscuit before back into activity two.
There will be some tired children later!
All our activities are done and dusted. Tired but happy. Well done to all the children. And a huge thanks to the wonderful BP staff and to the team at ALF Green Park.
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