Our Breakfast Club had a very French feel to it this morning, with our customers speaking in French and eating delicious French croissants and pastries.
This gave our Breakfast Club children the opportunity to practise their French in a real life situation - and everyone enjoyed their French Breakfast!
We are delighted to be offering an after-school Badminton Club for children in Years 3 - 5.
The club will run from 3.15pm - 4,15pm on Wednesdays starting this week.
The club will run from this week, all the way through to the October half term. The cost of the club is just £1.50 per session thanks to a generous subsidy. Payments must be paid on ParentPay (you can pay £1.50 per week or play in blocks of sessions - whichever is easier for you).
Children will need to commit for the duration of the training sessions, all the way through to October.
Places are limited to 20 children only.
Sign up here: Click here to visit booking form
We are setting our children, staff and families a challenge for the 23 school days in March, in recognition of Lent.
Lent is the 40 day period before Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday (the day after Shrove Tuesday – this week).
23 days is a generosity challenge which invites people to do Lent a bit differently. During the 23 school days in March we will invite children, families and staff to take part in twenty simple acts of generosity which will challenge them to ‘do Lent generously’ in 2017.
Lent marks a pivotal point in the history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself up as a sacrifice. Traditionally we mark Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness?
Small acts of generosity have the power to make a big change to our school and community. The idea is simple – during the period of Lent, as a whole school, we’ll give something back, not give something up.
Each class has a set of Challenge Cards. Each school day, beginning on Wednesday, every class picks a Challenge Card at random and this becomes their challenge for that day. Each task is a small act of generosity or kindness.
You can join in at home with the attached wall chart.
It was a great end to the half term for the Buckingham Park football team, playing a league game on a Friday.
On Friday 10 February we hosted the team from North Marston School.
Following a closely matched first half, with some impressive defending, the teams turned round 0-0 at the interval. In the third quarter, Buckingham Park gained the lead with a well-worked goal. Cameron worked his way out on the right, drawing the defence, and then passed across the goal for Aiden, who maintained his composure to slot the ball into the back of the net.
North Marston battled hard to get back in the game but Buckingham Park were able to hold on for another win.
Well done to all the team!
Our league record is now: Played 3, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 0.
5 week course (Thursdays)
Starting Thursday 23 February
1.30pm - 3.00pm
What is The Parenting Children Course?
The Parenting Children Course was developed in 1990 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of ‘The Parenting Book) for parents and care-givers looking for practical support to strengthen their family relationships.
Over five sessions, the course will help you to:
Who is it for?
The Parenting Children Course is for parents, step-parents or carers of children in Reception to Year 6. The course is for every type of parenting situation including parenting on your own, step-parenting and parenting as a couple.
The Parenting Children Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all parents, with or without a church or faith background.
What can I expect?
On The Parenting Children Course you can meet other parents and carers with children of a similar age. Each session begins with refreshments, giving you space to relax and chat to other parents or carers followed by a practical talk and a time for discussion in groups. Each participant will receive a course book.
A DVD talk is shared which includes street interview, filmed clips of parents and children sharing their own experiences and advice from parenting experts. There is also an opportunity to discuss parenting issues with other parents and the course facilitators.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for The Parenting Children Course. It’s FREE!
If you book in for the course and are unable to attend, you must let the course facilitators know in advance, otherwise there will be a £5 charge. This is to ensure that valuable resources are not wasted. The course is being funded and supported by The Exchange Church which meets each week in the school.
How to book a place?
You can book a place using the form below or through
The celebration of Chinese New Year starts at the end of this week. The celebration last for two weeks.
During this time, houses are decorated with coloured lanterns, brightly coloured banners and arrangements of flowers. Fireworks, a Chinese invention, are let off on the Chinese New Year’s Eve.
The dragon’s dance, performed to the accompaniment of drums and gongs, and lantern parades are also features of the celebration of the new year.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish a happy new year to all those in our school community who are celebrating.
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