Family Fun Afternoon
Year 6 at Bushcraft
Our Year 6 children are on their residential visit with The Bushcraft Company. On this page we'll try and give you a few little updates, phone signal permitting!
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'Tribe's got Talent' followed by Smores round the campfire finished off a wonderful day in the woods. More quickly to sleep this evening after a full and active day!
A great afternoon in the woods! Peg and trap making. Year 6 children with knives! All safely utilised with great trainers. The children are very tired - the early morning is catching up with them. Hopefully they'll sleep soundly tonight!
This morning has been all about camouflage and prey-catching skills, preparing salmon for lunch and learning life-saving first-aid skills. This was a timely bit of learning because our Year 6 children have needed to respond to an emergency plan landing in the wood. We hope Mr G is going to be OK - I'm sure the Year 6 children will know what to do!
A 'variable' night's sleep! Some stayed out under the stars, others got back into tents! They mostly slept well. Some were up quite early (!) but have been busy collecting wood and having joke competitions
Just about to have breakfast and then a full day of fun!
A fabulous day. Making and lighting fires, exploring the woods, cooking, and creating shelters. Bolognese and brownies for dinner followed by lots of games.
The day was fun, fun, fun and the children are loving life! Some of the children are going to sleep in their handmade shelters tonight - we'll see how long they last!
We've made it! At home with the camp fire.
...And they're off! The coach is loaded up and the children are on board. Some are already worn out on the journey!
World Fair - Your Help Needed
Dear Parents and Carers,
Over the last seven years at Buckingham Park I have seen the very positive impact of the work of the PTA - from our very first Summer Fayre in 2013, through to the many, varied events through the school year which is now a feature of its work. The PTA adds so much to the life of the school – bring people together, organising fabulous events for children, families and the community, and raising funds for the school.
Our biggest event of the year is just two weeks away – The World Fair. This promises to be a super event, with a World theme. We're praying for a lovely sunny day!
At the heart of the PTA is people - parents, staff and friends working together, all volunteering their time and energy for the good of the school and, of course, for the children of Buckingham Park.
The event needs lots of support and we need lots of help. If you are considering volunteering and haven’t yet done so, please sign up now! If you have not considered helping yet, please consider doing so! Your help will be very much appreciated and will enable to us to ensure that every game, activity and stall is available throughout the event. You help will make all the difference.
It’s dead easy to sign up and we welcome all volunteers. Simply click this link to go to our sign-up page: http://bit.ly/worldfairhelp
Thank you, in advance, for offering your time. It will make all the difference!
The holy month of Ramadan begins this week. We hope that this is a peaceful and blessed month for all our Muslim children and their families.
Whilst there is no expectation for young children to fast, we know that some of our older children may want to join their friends and family. This may involve fasting for part-days, selected days or at weekends.
We would encourage children to participate during weekends and half term if this is something that they want to do. If you want your child to fast during the school week, please read the attached letter and bring the completed reply slip into school.
A New Headteacher
We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new headteacher for Buckingham Park. Gordon Weston, our Chair of Governors, writes...
Dear Parents, Carers and Children of Buckingham Park,
The Governors are very pleased to announce that a new headteacher has been appointed for Buckingham Park CE Primary School.
The Governing Body conducted a rigorous selection process, with the support of advisers from Buckinghamshire County Council and Oxford Diocese. We received applications from a number of strong candidates - a mix of current headteachers and deputy headteachers.
Following our selection day on Friday, Mr Fell, our current deputy headteacher, was the unanimous choice of the Governors and will become our headteacher from September 2019.
Mr Fell is passionate about the school, and is committed to providing the best education possible for all the children at Buckingham Park, helping them to develop and become the best that they can be.
I know you will join with me in congratulating Mr Fell on his appointment, and in supporting him as he leads the school into a new and exciting future.
With best wishes,
Chair of Governors
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Easter Craft Competition
Thank you to everyone who entered our Easter Craft Competition. There were lots of amazing entries and we want to thank all the children for your hard work, creativity and imagination. Great job!
Well done to Esme, Imogen, Parker and Harvey who were our winners!
Thank to the PTA volunteers who organised the competition for us.
Here are some of the entries:
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