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  • Welcome to Year 1 parent meeting - presentation

    date posted: 18/07/22

    Thank you to those of you who were able to make the 'Welcome to Year 1' presentation for Reception parents whose children will be moving up to Year 1 in September.  If you missed it, please find below a copy of the presentation shared: 

    Welcome to Year 1 presentation for parents

  • Important Information regarding hot weather this week

    date posted: 17/07/22

    Please read the attached letter regarding measures we have put in to keep the children safe and comfortable during Monday and Tuesday following the extreme heat warning issued by the Met office. 

    Measures for Hot Weather - letter to Parents

    On Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th July, the school will close at 1.30pm.  If you are not able to collect your child at 1.30pm, please contact the school office. 

  • Zoolab visit to Nursery

    date posted: 17/07/22

    This week, the nursery children had an exciting animal encounter with Jessica from Zoolab! The children had the chance to handle an African giant snail, a Madagascan cockroach, a corn snake, a gecko and a giant millipede! We also had a close look at Jessica's pet tarantula - the children were so brave! 

  • Special treat for Year 2

    date posted: 17/07/22

    Our year 2 children enjoyed a special treat today as they will soon be flying the nest for their next adventure at the junior school. An ice-cream van visited us this afternoon for the children to share an ice-cream together in the sun with their friends. 

  • End of Year Round Up from the PTA

    date posted: 17/07/22

    Following a couple of quieter years due to the pandemic, we are really pleased that over this school year the BSA has gradually been able to begin to get back to business as usual - with live events taking place in school and plenty of opportunities to have fun and raise money at the same time. 
     
    After the disappointment of having to cancel yet another school disco back in the autumn term, we were thrilled that the Christmas Fair was able to go ahead - albeit a somewhat scaled-back, socially-distanced version. We moved as much as we could outside, and made sure that the inside attractions were well-spaced. We had a great turn out and our newly-purchased candy floss machine proved to be a big hit! The Christmas shopping Elfridges experience was also really popular and the Infants’ staff did a fabulous job as personal shoppers helping the children to choose and wrap gifts for their families. 
     
    Our second Winter Windows trail provided a great excuse for local families to get out in the evening and wander the streets near to the schools looking at the beautiful festive displays. We are so lucky to have such creative families living nearby and we really hope to continue with this new tradition of lighting up our community during dark December days every year. 
     
    The Spring term saw the welcome return of the BSA Quiz, hosted by our jovial quizmaster James Sowden. As always, it was a friendly and sociable night - and only the teeniest bit competitive! The Juniors’ staff team retained their title as Quiz Night champions and left with their pride intact. James has promised to return with another quiz, however,  so for those who missed out  there will definitely be a chance to steal their crown next year!
     
    We rounded off the BSA’s activities for the year with the Jubilee Summer Fair - a gloriously sunny day filled with fairground games and bouncy castles, corgis and coconuts, Pimms and strawberries. Wellies were wanged, rats went splat, and the 1st Malden Scouts kept the sausages and burgers flowing from 12 til 3. We were lucky with the weather and even luckier with the amazing turn out and the support of all our fabulous volunteers. It truly seemed that everyone was just so very happy to be able to do this again after the disappointment of the last couple of years. 
     
    Now for the bit that everyone wants to hear (imaginary drumroll, please) - together with the various BSA mufti days, Twosday Tuesday on 22.2.22 and the ever popular cake sales, we are delighted to announce that this year we have raised close to £20,000 which is quite flabbergasting. These are difficult times financially, so we really appreciate the continued support of our families. The monies raised are used in a variety of ways to enrich our children’s education and life experiences - sometimes for more traditionally educational activities such as workshops in school, but also for fun activities such as the Year 5 trip to Southsea, and the Year 6 Leavers’ Disco. 
     
    Looking ahead, we hope we can continue to build on this year’s successes with more fun events over the next school year. Fingers crossed that the 2022/23 year will see the welcome return of the school disco, together with cake sales, quizzing, fairs and possibly more. 
     
    We are still a relatively small core of volunteers, and we would love our numbers to grow, to enable us to do even bigger and better things. There are so many opportunities to get involved at every level - please watch this space for more details. And if you have any great ideas for events you’d like to see in the future, please get in touch - info.burlingtonpta@gmail.com. 

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 17/07/22

    I love to see you all enjoying Science and would like you to continue sharing your Science Selfies with me!  Please take a photo of yourself trying out an experiment, sharing something that you have created or an interesting find. You could be with an animal, reading a book, feeding the birds, watching the butterfly lifecycle or planting in your garden.  Feel free to add captions or comments explaining what your science selfie is about and what you were learning. 

    Please email your science selfie to admin@burlingtoni.org.uk and please let me know if you would allow for it to be shared in the school newsletter and on our school website.  I look forward to seeing your Science Selfies! 

    You can check out the selfies we've received so far by clicking below:

    Science Selfie Challenge Photos

    Mrs MacMillan

  • Stamptastic

    date posted: 17/07/22

  • Summer Holiday Camp

    date posted: 17/07/22

  • Nursery Places for September 2022

    date posted: 17/07/22

  • A message from PMG - our school uniform supplier

    date posted: 17/07/22

    PMG (our school uniform supplier) will be running an appointment system over the Summer months again this year. This has proved popular with parents who have benefited from dedicated time and a member of staff to assist them with fitting and purchasing uniform.  From 1st July all parents wishing to visit one of our stores can book an appointment beforehand by visiting www.pmgschoolwear.co.uk and then clicking on the link at the top of the page.

    We try to encourage parents to shop early for uniform.  Our cut-off date is 12th August. Whilst PMG invests heavily in stock we do not have a crystal ball and inevitably some sizes do run out. This year with delays of shipments from Asia there could be delays getting uniform if people shop after this date.

    Cut-off date is 12th August 2022

    We appreciate your assistance.  If there are any questions then please do contact us and we will assist accordingly.           

    Kind regards, PMG Schoolwear

  • Clothes Swap

    date posted: 17/07/22

    What is it?  A group for Burlington parents to buy, sell, give away or swap any unwanted school uniform and Mufti Day clothes. Better for the planet (let’s Refuse > Reuse > Recycle!) and better for our pockets too!

    How does it work?  This is a Buy & Sell Group that allows members to post items they'd like to sell or give away, and other members can message them directly from their post. Payment and collection is organised between members themselves.

    How can I join?  To join the group, simply follow the link below:

    www.facebook.com/groups/burlingtonswap

  • Report Feedback & Parent Questionnaire

    date posted: 11/07/22
    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    Today you will have received your child's report via the book bags. 

    We would be really grateful if you could complete the short feedback/comments survey to let us know your thoughts on your child's progress over the year. To complete the survey please click on this link

    Report Feedback Google Form 

    We also kindly ask that you complete our parent questionnaire. This should only take a few minutes. Your feedback on how we are doing as a school is very valuable to us and we look forward to hearing from you. Please click on this link to access the questionnaire - 

    Parent Questionnaire Google Form

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School 

  • Money raised at Usborne Book Fair

    date posted: 10/07/22

    A big thank you to everyone who bought books at the parent's evening book fair in the Spring term. The fair raised £625 for the infant school to buy brand new Usborne books which will go into classrooms and the library so that all of the children are able to enjoy them. My Book Bug will be back in the Autumn with another book fair - look out for dates in the newsletter. 

  • Money raised through Sponsored Spell

    date posted: 10/07/22

    A big thank you to parents, friends and relatives who donated towards the children's sponsored spell. We raised a whopping £1,240.84! The money will go towards resources for teaching reading and writing across the school. 

  • DONS Local Action Group

    date posted: 10/07/22

    We will be collecting again next week for the food bank. Items needed are cooking sauces, tinned meat, tinned fish and dried pulses. The box will be outside the school office from Monday. 

  • Anxiety Workshop for Parents

    date posted: 10/07/22

    We will be offering some anxiety workshops for parents which aim to help parents best support their children when they are feeling worried or unsettled especially around transition times. The workshops will be run by the school's emotional wellbeing practitioner. 

    Please email the school office to register your interest and we will contact you with further information.

  • New to Reception in September 2022 - parents information evening presentation

    date posted: 09/07/22

    To the parents of children joining our Reception in September: 

    Thank you to all of you who attended the Reception Parents Evening on Wednesday 6 July.  We hope you found it useful.  For those of you who could not attend, please find attached a copy of the presentation that was shared at the session.

    New to Reception Parent Information Evening presentation

  • New classes from September 2022

    date posted: 04/07/22

    The children had an assembly today where they found out their new class and teachers for September. They were all very excited!

    Please find attached information regarding your child's new class if they are currently in Reception or Year 1. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. 

    New Classes for September 2022

  • New to Nursery in September 2022 - parents information evening presentation

    date posted: 04/07/22

    To the parents of children joining our Nursery in September: 

    Thank you to all of you who attended the Nursery Parents Evening on Wednesday 29 June.  We hope you found it useful.  For those of you who could not attend, please find attached a copy of the presentation that was shared at the session.

    New to Nursery Parent Information Evening presentation

  • Healthy Living Week 2022

    date posted: 02/07/22

    The children have taken part in lots of different activities this week as part of our healthy living week. All year groups enjoyed a big breakfast in the Great Hall as well as doing rugby, athletics, tennis and a session with Don Rae! The children also had their sports day which was so much fun - thank you to all the parents who came to cheer them on! A big thank you also to Mr Smith, Mr Foley, Mrs Feldwick and Mr Bramwell for coaching the sports sessions. All the children really enjoyed the week.

  • Year 2 Swimming Gala

    date posted: 02/07/22

    On Thursday, 10 children from Year 2 took part in the annual swimming gala. The gala took place at Coombe Hill Infants school with several other schools also participating. The children competed in lots of different races and all tried very hard! Well done to the children for trying their best and representing Burlington!

  • FUDGE morning - Friday 1 July

    date posted: 02/07/22

    A big thank you to everyone who came in for Fudge morning today. We would love to know your thoughts so please take a few moments to complete our quick feedback form.

    FUDGE Feedback google form

     

  • Local Rugby Sessions

    date posted: 02/07/22

    A big thank you to the dads of Jack and Helene in Saturn who came in this week to do some rugby coaching with the children as part of our Healthy Living Week. To find out more about local rugby sessions for children, please click here.

  • Year 2 Country Dancing Festival

    date posted: 26/06/22

    On Thursday, some of our year 2 children took part in a country dancing festival at Kingsmeadow. Lots of other local schools also took part and despite the rain it was a brilliant morning. All children did a fantastic job of remembering their dances and performed with big smiles on their faces! A huge well done to all the children, we are so proud of you for representing our school!

  • Global Day of Giving

    date posted: 26/06/22

    A huge thank you to the lovely team from AXA XL, 2 of which are parents from our school who gave up their time to volunteer as part of a global day of giving. The team worked incredibly hard helping Mr Williams take down an old shed and build a new one as well as upgrading our sandpit. We are so grateful for their help - Thank you!

  • PTA Cake Sale

    date posted: 26/06/22

    A huge thank you from the PTA for the donations of cakes for the cake sale at the summer fair. They managed to sell the leftover cakes last week making a total including those sold at the fair of £520! 

  • Free commemorative book to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

    date posted: 23/06/22
    Dear Parents

    Children in state-funded primary schools across the United Kingdom will receive a free commemorative book to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Designed as an official once-in-a-lifetime commemoration of the Platinum Jubilee and written in collaboration with royal experts and historians, the book will tell the story of a young girl, Isabella, visiting her Great Granny Joyce who tells her about the Queen and this year’s Jubilee.

    We have just received our delivery of books and will be giving them out tomorrow - it will be one book per family for children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2.

    Kind regards, School Office

  • Thank you from the BSA

    date posted: 19/06/22

    A huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to the Summer Fair on Saturday!  We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and had a great day.  It was so lovely to see everyone together and having fun again after such a long time!
     
    To everyone who donated, baked, wrapped, organised, helped on a stand, set-up, tidied-up, we can't thank you enough!  Saturday was only a success because of you!  We're so grateful to everyone who supported us and got involved.  
     
    We're still busy counting up our takings, but will be able to announce our final takings soon.  But we're thrilled to have made lots of money for our fabulous schools, as well as having a great, fun day. 
     
    Fancy Dress Parade 
    Thank you to everyone who came and joined in with the Fancy Dress Parade.  It was very hard to choose winners, but prizes are on the way to:
    First Prize: Leo & Sid - Sapphires
    Second Prize: Leo - Kusama
    Third Prize:  Almeda - Squirrels and Ilayda - Jupiter
     
    Art Competition 
    Another thank you to the young artists who entered the competition to design the front cover of the Programme.  Maya and Charlotte loved seeing their artwork on display on Saturday! 

    Still Prizes To Be Won 
    There is still time to win a great selection of prizes in our Summer Raffle.  The raffle closes at midnight on Thursday 23rd June.  Tickets are just £1, and the prizes include a Kindle Fire 7 Kids Pro tablet, a £75 Amazon Voucher, A Family Pass to Godstone Farm, and many more.
     
    https://raffall.com/304219/enter-raffle-to-win-bsa-summer-draw-hosted-by-burlington-schools-association
     
    A huge thank you to all of the local businesses who donated prizes to our Raffle, to our sponsors Ivy Gate and Beacon Lofts, to Ecklee Grill, The Real Butchers and Tesco New Malden for donations to the BBQ,  and to all the local businesses who came along to support the Fair.

  • Anxiety Workshop for Parents

    date posted: 19/06/22

    We will be offering some anxiety workshops for parents which aim to help parents best support their children when they are feeling worried or unsettled. The workshops will be run by the school's emotional wellbeing practitioner. 

    Please email the school office to register your interest and we will contact you with further information.

  • Sun Safety

    date posted: 19/06/22

    As the weather heats up, we would like to take the opportunity to remind parents about keeping children safe in the sun. 

    Please ensure your child is wearing sunscreen before they arrive to school. Children can bring in a named bottle of sunscreen to keep in the classroom. 
    Please ensure your child brings a sun hat to school. Ideally it should be a cap or have a wide brim. 
    Please ensure your child brings a named water bottle to school each day. Children will be reminded to drink water in school.
    Children may also bring sunglasses to school if they wish. Please make sure they are glasses with UV protection. 
  • Year 2 Football Festival

    date posted: 19/06/22

    On Tuesday some of  our Year 2 children took part in a friendly football match with Kings Oak Primary school. Despite it being a hot day, the children all tried their best and we ended up winning 2-0. Well done Year 2! 

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 19/06/22

    If you are taking part in science learning at home, please take a photo and email it to the school. It could be a photo of you trying out an experiment, sharing something that you have created or an interesting find. You could be with an animal, reading a book, feeding the birds, at your allotment or visiting a science museum. Please add comments and quotes from your child explaining what your science selfie is about and what you were learning.

    Please email your science selfie to admin@burlingtoni.org.uk.  We look forward to seeing your Science Selfies!

    Here are some of the Science Selfies we've received!

    Science Selfie Challenge Photos

  • Inspiration Station

    date posted: 19/06/22

    Click here to see this week's Inspiration Station. 

    Well done to all the children who have entered, we have really enjoyed reading your amazing stories!

    Inspiration Station Entries Summer 2022

  • Cut off date to order school uniform

    date posted: 19/06/22

  • Vacancies

    date posted: 19/06/22

    We currently have several vacancies. To find out more, please visit our Vacancies web page: 

    Vacancies web page

  • Mango Morning Feedback

    date posted: 16/06/22

    Thank you to everyone who attended our Mango Morning yesterday. We hope you enjoyed it! 

    We would love to hear what you thought and would be grateful if you could complete our quick feedback form by clicking on the link below: 

    Mango Morning feedback google form

  • Burlington Poetry Parade - June

    date posted: 12/06/22

    Every month every child in the school learns the same poem and recite it in class and in Assemblies, to build up a repertoire of poems they know by heart!

    This month our poem is 'Beware' by James Carter. It would be fun to see videos of your child reciting it at home on Tapestry!

     

     

  • WWF Copper Mile 2022

    date posted: 12/06/22

    A big thank you to everyone for donating their loose change in support of the World Wildlife Fund. The children had so much fun laying out their coins to make a river - once we have counted up all the money we will let you know the grand total raised. 

  • Maths Challenge June 2022

    date posted: 12/06/22

  • Planting in Nursery

    date posted: 12/06/22

    The nursery children have been very busy learning about growing vegetables and fruit. Here are pictures of our garden. ​

  • Tech Time Challenges

    date posted: 12/06/22

    The teachers are really enjoying teaching Computing at school and we know the children love taking part in Computing at home too!  The classes are revisiting all of the year's learning in their Computing lessons. If you are taking part in Computing at home, please submit an observation on Tapestry titled “Computing Home Learning”. This half term’s optional challenges are:

    Nursery & Reception: Use some junk-modelling materials to create your own robot. Add buttons and think of some fun things that your robot might do when you push the buttons. It might dance, jump or stand on its head! You could take photos of your creation or even video an explanation of how it works!​​

    Nursery and Reception Tech Time Challenge

    Year 1: Paint a picture of your favourite animal using different colours and brushes. You could use shape and fill and undo if you make a mistake.

    Year 1 Tech Time Challenge

    Year 2: Create a presentation about habitats or a topic of your own choice. Use images and text, which could be found online, and then present it.

    Year 2 Tech Time Challenge

    You will find further details on the images and on the 'Computing Home Learning' Tapestry post dated 09.06.22.

  • Children's Centre Services and Activities for 0-5s

    date posted: 12/06/22

    Please find here the 2nd half of summer term programme for local children's centres.

  • Update on Junior School Expansion

    date posted: 06/06/22

    Please find attached a letter with updates regarding the junior school expansion. 

    Letter to Burlington Junior School parents June 2022

  • Happy Half Term Break!

    date posted: 03/06/22

    Wishing all our families a lovely half term break. We hope the children have a good rest and have lots of fun. 

    We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 7th June.

  • PTA Summer Fair

    date posted: 03/06/22

  • Kingston Adult Education

    date posted: 02/06/22

    Please click here to see details of courses for parents on topics such as managing anxiety, sleep, menopause and managing stress.

  • Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

    date posted: 26/05/22

    Please find attached information regarding the Year 1 phonics screening check. 

    Phonics Screening Check Handout for Parents

  • Class Photographs - order forms

    date posted: 25/05/22

    A proof of your child's class photograph has been given to them today and includes all the information you need to place an order.

    For free delivery to the school, orders must be placed directly with YEP before FRIDAY 3RD JUNE.

  • After School Clubs Summer Term 2

    date posted: 23/05/22

    Please find attached details for the after school clubs for the second half of the summer term. We will be taking bookings from Wednesday 25th May at 8PM.

    Club Letter 2022 Summer 2

  • Parent Guide to Loneliness

    date posted: 22/05/22

    Research on loneliness in young mothers under the age of 30, found that more than eight in every 10 feel lonely at least some of the time. More information of resources to support young parents can be found here.