A group of 8 key stage 2 children represented Buckingham Park at the Primary BigBang@Bucks conference today. The Big Bang is a national celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and aims to engage pupils with the STEM subjects through fun and interactive activities. The conference was an exciting and stimulating experience for the pupils. Alongside the key note presentation from Jonny Ball, the pupils took part in Marble Maze and Computing workshops and also had a chance to tour the interactive STEM exhibit.
Our staff team are involved in an after-school training session this Thursday so we will be unable to run our extra-curricular clubs.
Film Club, Football Club and French Club will, therefore, be cancelled for this week.
The clubs will still meet for their last session on Thursday 9th July.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Sun Hats, Sunscreen & Water Bottles
Now we are well into the summer, and the promise of some very hot days ahead, can we please remind parents that all children need to come to school with a named sun hat and a named water bottle every day.
Also, please put on plenty of high factor sunscreen before your child comes into school. Older children may bring in a bottle of sun cream clearly labelled with his or her name but please note that it will be your child’s responsibility to apply the sun screen.
We are hoping to introduce guitar tuition for children in Years 3, 4 and 5 from September 2015. We will be working with a local guitar tuition company which already has a successful record teaching in local schools. Guitar lessons will be an optional extra and parents will be expected to pay for the lessons each term, and children will be expected to commit to learning for at least one year. More information about costs, and the equipment that your child will need can be found at the 'Guitar in Schools' Website.
We are planning a presentation to children in the Years 2 upwards in June and we will send further information home at that time.
The children in Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 had a wonderful Sports Day yesterday. Everyone competed fiercely, were great sports, and were cheered on by an excited crowd of parents and friends.
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Thank you to all our families for supporting our sports day, and to the PTA for providing refreshments and ice-pops.
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Our fun sports day for Early Years takes place on Wednesday 1st July. Reception Class A (Miss Cooper's Class) will take part in the morning with our morning Nursery class, and Reception Class B (Miss Williams' Class) will participate in the afternoon with our afternoon Nursery class.
Morning session: 10am - 11am
Afternoon session: 2pm - 3pm
Parents are very welcome to come and support the children and join in the fun. Nursery children may go home with their parents after the Sports Day.
It would be amazing if our Nursery children could wear a t-shirt or top which matches the colour of their key group.
We are now taking bookings for our trial period for a new Breakfast Club at Buckingham Park.
The Buckingham Park School Breakfast Club will provide breakfast in a safe, secure and relaxed environment together with a range of activities for the children before school.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday, during term time only from 7.40am until 8.40am. Children may arrive no earlier than 7.40am; breakfast will be
available up until 8.15am (children arriving after 8.15am will not be served a breakfast).
Please click below for further information and a booking form.
A group of our Year 3 and Year 4 children visited out neighbours at Buckingham Lodge Care Home as part of National Care Homes Open Day. We shared some of the songs we sing in our Worship Times in School. It was a lovely day so we were able to sing and dance in the sunshine!
Oxford Diocesan Schools Support Officer, Tracy Richardson , is currently undertaking a mammoth charity bike ride around all of the 284 Church schools in the Oxford Diocese for Cancer Research.
The ride is approximately 1,000 miles, the equivalent of just over the length of the UK, from Lands End to John O’Groats, and climbing more than 50,000 feet - quite an impressive effort!
We were delighted to welcome Tracy to Buckingham Park yesterday as part of her tour - she arrived just in time for some lunch with us!
On behalf of our entire school community, we want to congratulate Tracy on her incredible feat. Amazing!
You can see Tracy's route, and make a donation to Cancer Research, through her Just Giving page:
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