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  • MUFTI day tomorrow!

    date posted: 17/06/21

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    Tomorrow (Friday) will be a mufti day to raise money for the Burlington Schools' PTA. Children can come into school wearing their own non-uniform clothes and bring in a £1 for the PTA fund which gets shared between both schools. You can also donate via your School Gateway account. 

    We apologise for the late notice, this was an error on our part but we hope the children enjoy wearing their chosen outfits! 

    Thank you and best wishes 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School 

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 17/06/21

    Please continue to send in your Science Selfies! 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

  • Update on Covid-19 guidance and impact of bubble closures - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 16/06/21

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    Further to our notification earlier today regarding nursery closure, I would like to stress the following:

    Impact of bubble closure

    Closing a class bubble, and in the case of nursery, the entire nursery provision, has a huge impact on all children and staff who are working in that bubble. Today, that has meant that 118 nursery children and 24 staff have had to self-isolate for 10 days. This unfortunately included myself and our two deputy headteachers who also worked in the nursery, covering for staff absence last week. We have now been left with staff absences across the school which has an impact on the smooth running of the whole school, as many of our staff have to cover in different year groups. Nursery closure also has a significant impact financially as we will be refunding places in nursery, lunches and breakfast and afterschool club as well as having to ask staff to work additional hours to cover the absences. 

    In addition, class closure has a knock-on effect in that parents of children isolating will also have to arrange childcare, and personal plans will have to be cancelled. It also means that drop off/pick up for any siblings of children who are self-isolating becomes an issue, as the isolating child cannot be brought on site. 

    In most cases, it is unavoidable, and we are all in the same boat, trying to deal with Covid-19 symptoms and related absences. However, I would like to take this opportunity to stress that it is absolutely crucial that you keep your child at home if your child or anyone in your home has any of the following symptoms:

    A persistent cough
    A temperature (above 37.5 degrees)
    A loss of sense of taste and/or smell

    Parents are also reminded NOT to administer Calpol/medicine and send children in with symptoms, however mild.

    We are learning that the new Delta variant has presented itself in the form of cold symptoms, although this has yet to be confirmed by the PHE. It is for this reason that we ask for your support and understanding in keeping us informed of any child with cold symptoms or any cough that lasts more than a day. This is purely to safeguard everyone in the school community and ensure that together, we keep the school open for as long as possible and to avoid any further disruption to the children’s education. The last 15 months have been hugely disruptive and all our children have suffered as a result of interrupted schooling.

    I would therefore like to reiterate that you follow our Covid-19 guidance for parents: 

    COVID-19 Important Actions

    Please do get in touch with the school office if you have any concerns, or are unsure of what to do with your child if they are feeling unwell. Our staff will be able to help you determine whether or not your child should be in school. 

    Summer holidays and foreign travel

    As we approach the summer holidays, I would like to ask for your support in keeping our school community safe and remind you to check the current government guidance around foreign travel, which clearly states that you should not travel to red or amber listed countries. Although this is the case, we are aware of some families who are intending to travel. We therefore ask that if you are planning to travel overseas, that you ensure that your return date allows adequate time for you to self-isolate at home or at a quarantine facility in line with the government’s travel advice. 

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

    Travel to green listed countries is still permitted. However, the government advises that if conditions change in a country, it can be moved from the green list to the amber or red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.  

    If you are travelling to a country where there is a requirement to self-isolate, we will require a confirmation of booking in a quarantine hotel, or a return flight date which confirms the appropriate quarantine period and ensures that your child will return to school on the first day of the new term, 2nd September. Please note that absences at the beginning of the new term due to self-isolation following travel will not be authorised.

    Kind regards,

    Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher

  • COVID Update II 15 June- PLEASE READ

    date posted: 16/06/21

    Dear Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Parents/Carers,

    We would like to inform you that we have had a second confirmed case of Covid-19 in our nursery. 

    We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. Please continue to follow all advice as per the letter we sent this morning. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. 

    Thank you and best wishes 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • COVID Update 15 June - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 15/06/21

    Dear Parents / Carers, 

    Please read the attached letter with important updates surrounding Covid-19 in our school community.

    Covid Cases - Letter to Whole School 15 June

    Best wishes, Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Big Booky Bedtime Sponsored Read

    date posted: 14/06/21

    We are holding a Big Booky Bedtime Sponsored Read!

    How many evenings can you have a bedtime story between now and Tuesday 22nd June? On that day we will celebrate by having a Bedtime Story in class in our pyjamas! Please bring your pyjamas in to school on 22nd June, children will get changed in class in the afternoon.

    If possible, please ask family and friends to sponsor you for taking part.

    Please post on Tapestry pictures of you having a bedtime story and give it the title ‘BIG BOOKY BEDTIME’!  If you would like to, you can upload a photo of the list of books you have read and your sponsorship form. Please click below for a copy of the sponsorship form.

    Big Booky Bedtime Sponsored Read 2021

    Sponsorship money can either be brought into school by Friday 25th June or paid online via your School Gateway account. Thank you!

    Certificates will be awarded for effort and participation!
    Thank you for your continued support and happy reading!

  • Book Week Dress up Day

    date posted: 14/06/21

    On Friday 25th June, children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character! If you have the book that your character is from at home, bring it in to school to share with your class. 
    We can't wait to see your costumes!

    Parents - there are lots of ideas online for costumes that use items you may already have at home. 
    https://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up-ideas/

  • Monthly Maths Challenge Winners

    date posted: 14/06/21

  • World Wildlife Fund

    date posted: 13/06/21

    A big thank you to everyone who donated to the WWF this week. It is not too late to support this wonderful cause - if you would like to donate to the WWF you can do this online via your School Gateway account.
    Thank you!

     

     

  • The BIG PTA Summer Raffle 2021

    date posted: 11/06/21

  • Sun Hats

    date posted: 09/06/21

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    We have a supply of Burlington sun hats which we are selling at £2 per hat. If you would like to purchase one, please email the school office.

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Kingston Children's Centres - Summer 2 term 2021 programme

    date posted: 07/06/21

    Please click below to see the summer 2 programme for children's centres in the Kingston area. They offer lots of activities for under 5s.

    Kingston Children's Centres - Summer 2 term 2021 programme

  • Parent Information Morning: Friday 28 May

    date posted: 28/05/21

    Thank you to everyone who joined us at the parent information morning today. If you were unable to make it, please click on the link below to see a recording of the presentation as well as a summary of the questions parents asked. 

    Useful Information web page

    For more information on PSHE and how it is taught here at Burlington, please visit the relevant subject page: 

    PSHE web page

    If you would like to know more about how to keep your child safe online and more information about the NSPCC Pantosaurus referenced in the session, please visit: 

    Keeping your child safe web page

  • Art Competition: Draw your own Home!

    date posted: 28/05/21

  • How to buy your school uniform this summer

    date posted: 28/05/21

    For full details of the uniform requirements and where to buy it from, please visit the Uniform page on our website:

    Uniform web page

  • IMPORTANT - Please Read

    date posted: 23/05/21

    We have been made aware of a website called 'Discord - Your Place to Talk and Hang Out'.

    It is a website which appears to have been designed to attract young children and exploit them. There has been an incident with a young person in Merton and police and and children's services are aware. Please be vigilant and always monitor what your children are accessing online. You can find lots of helpful advice on keeping your child safe on our school website: 

    Keeping Your Child Safe web page

  • Inspiration Station Entries

    date posted: 23/05/21

    Please keep looking out for the weekly Inspiration Station activities on Tapestry. We love seeing your pictures and writing! 

    Here is Nela’s story about a fairy in a jar. Well done Nela! What a fantastic drawing too!

    Inspiration Station Entries

  • Parenting Surgery

    date posted: 21/05/21

    Advice on bedwetting, sleep, eating problems, sibling rivalry, stress, anxiety, challenging behaviour, setting boundaries, rewards and penalties, family rules and so much more.

    If you need help with any of the above - we can help! 

    Mrs Docwra and Mrs Easty will be running parenting sessions for families via Zoom. To book an appointment, please email the school office with your name and contact telephone number and a brief description of the topics you would like to discuss. 

  • Changes to COVID restrictions w/c 17 May

    date posted: 17/05/21

    Following the Government's next step in the easing of restrictions, please find attached an update about our COVID procedures in school from w/c 17 May onwards.

    Changes to COVID Restrictions w/c 17 May

  • The Reading Challenge

    date posted: 16/05/21

  • School Uniform

    date posted: 14/05/21

    Please can we take this opportunity to remind parents of the correct uniform the children should be wearing to school. 

    This consists of:

    Grey trousers/ shorts/ skirt/ pinafore dress/ blue and white gingham dress in the summer 

    White polo shirt

    Burlington jumper or cardigan - please make sure these are the ones with the school logo 

    Black shoes

    Grey, white or black socks/ tights

    On the days when your child has PE, they should come to school in their PE kit. Please click here to see the correct items for the PE kit. 

    Please can we also remind you that hair accessories should be discreet and simple – no cat’s ears, no bobbles or other large accessories - thank you.

    For full details of the uniform requirements and where to buy it from, please visit the Uniform page on our website:

    Uniform web page

  • Edibles - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

    date posted: 14/05/21

    A little while ago, we sent an email alerting parents of a sweet product which looks like a normal packet of sweets but contains cannabis.

    There was recently an incident in Epsom where school aged children found some of these sweets and ate them and subsequently needed hospital attention. Please be vigilant when out with your child especially in parks.

    For more information and to see pictures of what these products look like, please click below:

    Edibles - alert for parents / carers

  • If your child has Covid symptoms...

    date posted: 12/05/21
    Dear Parents/Carers 

    Please can we remind parents & carers that children should not come into school if they are showing any Covid symptoms - a temperature (37.5 or above), new persistent cough, loss of taste/smell. Please read the attached actions you should take. If you are unsure of your child's symptoms, please speak to the school office before bringing them into school. 

    COVID-19 Important Actions for Parents

    For more information on our procedures during the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 Latest Updates web page - this also has the above document translated in Polish, Tamil and Korean.

    COVID-19 Latest Updates web page

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School 

  • Reading books

    date posted: 11/05/21

    If you have any school reading books at home which your child has read, please return them back to your child's class or the school office. 
    Thank you.

  • Absence due to religious observance

    date posted: 11/05/21

    If you need to request absent days for your child due to religious observance such as religious festivals/celebrations, please complete the following online form:

    Religious Observance Form

  • Letter from the Junior School for Year 2 Parents

    date posted: 07/05/21
    Dear Year 2 Parents/Carers 

    Please find attached a letter from the junior school regarding your child's transition into year 3. A hard copy of the letter will also be sent home in book bags this afternoon. 

    Letter from Juniors for all Y2 parents

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Spring Story Writing Competition

    date posted: 07/05/21

    Well done to everyone who entered our Spring Story Writing competition! We were so impressed by everyone's hard work and creative ideas.  It was such a tricky job picking the winners as they were all so brilliant! Everyone who entered will receive a certificate, the winners will be given a prize and prizes for effort have also been awarded.

    Winners: Inayah (Venus), Jiyun (Venus), Edie (Mercury), Eleanor (Sapphires), Ashwin (Sapphires), Meena (Emeralds), Dhilan (Rubies) and Lilly (Diamonds)

    Spring Story Competition Entries

    Effort Prizes: Alexia (Venus), Abeshanaa (Venus), Anais (Mercury), Maliha (Mercury), Chelsea (Mercury), Olivia (Sapphires), Kesavi (Sapphires), Daniel (Sapphires), Rahmeen (Sapphires), April (Emeralds), Helene (Rubies), Eloise (Rubies) and Rosa (Rubies)

    Congratulations and well done to you all!  We are so lucky to have superstar writers at Burlington!

    Mrs MacMillan

  • Reading Workshop for 2-4 year olds

    date posted: 06/05/21

    If you missed the Parent Workshop on 'Reading with 2-4 year olds' with Mrs Davies on Zoom this morning, you can now watch the recording by clicking the link below.

    Recording for Parent Workshop on 'Reading with 2-4 year olds'

    Slides for Parent Workshop on 'Reading with 2-4 year olds'

    This workshop aims to help parents understand early phonics and sound awareness, how to read letters and words and how to talk about books with your child.

  • Safe Crossing Please

    date posted: 01/05/21

    We have noticed again that some parents are crossing Burlington Road from the Curry's car park without using the designated pedestrian crossing by the children's centre gate. We cannot stress enough what a busy road this is and it is not safe to cross with children without using the pedestrian crossing. 

  • Maths Day 2021

    date posted: 26/04/21

    At the start of this term we had Maths Day (Friday 23 April) and we focused on learning about money.  We read the book Charlotte’s Piggy Bank by David McKee.  It is a story about a piggy bank that grants wishes when enough money has been saved, but the piggy bank is not all that he appears!  We used Maths day as an opportunity to teach the children about money throughout the school. 

    In the Early Years setting this included setting up a shop in the role play area and using magnets to find hidden coins.  

    In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) the children learnt to recognise the different coins and sort them.  Throughout KS1, the children played a variety of games.  In Year 1, the children had to see who could save the most money the quickest and in Year 2 they played and created their own money track games.  

    All the year groups enjoyed making their own money boxes and hopefully using their pots to save lots of money!

  • Easter Egg Competition Winners

    date posted: 01/04/21

    Well done to everyone who entered our Easter egg competition! What amazing creations you all came up with, it was such a tricky job picking the winners as they were all so brilliant! Congratulations to our lucky winners: 

    1st Prize
    Casey in Orange, Hashir in Purple, Zoe in Green, Amara in Yellow, Esme in Blue, Charlotte in Foxes, Toby in Hedgehogs, Ashnavi in Rabbits, Penny in Squirrels, Imogen in Diamonds, Jude in Emeralds, Neha in Rubies, Isabel in Sapphires, Sadie in Jupiter, Edith in Mercury, Katherine in Saturn and Leo in Venus.

    2nd Prize
    Olivia in Orange, Amelie-Rose in Green, Maisie in Yellow, Liberty in Blue, Idris in Foxes, Abel in Hedgehogs, Alice in Rabbits, Ella in Squirrels, Hannah in Diamonds, Meena in Emeralds, Eloise in Rubies, Olivia in Sapphires, Freddie in Jupiter, Nathanael in Mercury, Daniel in Saturn and Inayah in Venus.

    3rd Prize
    Rianne in Green, Zainab in Yellow, Logan in Blue, Armand in Foxes, Connor in Hedgehogs, Isobel in Rabbits, Sasha in Squirrels, Phoebe in Diamonds, Theo in Emeralds, Aleksi in Rubies, Evie in Sapphires, Josh in Jupiter, Leo in Mercury, Orla in Saturn and James in Venus.

    Here are just some of the beautiful winning eggs!

  • School Lunches Menu - Summer term

    date posted: 30/03/21

    The lunch menus for Summer term are available to view on our School Lunches web page: 

    School Lunches web page

  • Important Message from the Junior School

    date posted: 29/03/21

    Dear Infant Parents/Carers,
    Please could I ask you not to let your children onto any of the equipment in the junior playground or the school field. We are working hard to keep everything as safe as we can and regularly wipe down these surfaces to protect the children during the day. I know that the children do not climb on the equipment in the Infant playground before or after school and I’d be grateful if the same can apply to our play spaces.
    We normally ask children not to climb on the play equipment anyway at the end of the day. We have had some new equipment installed which does make it very exciting, but they will get a chance to use it when they join the school.
    Best wishes,
    Burlington Junior School

  • Self-isolation payment (Test and Trace)

    date posted: 26/03/21

    Parents and carers of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by NHS Test and Trace are now able to apply for a payment of £500, if they meet the eligibility criteria. For more information please click here.

  • Junior School Expansion Plans

    date posted: 26/03/21

    Please click here to view a letter which the junior school sent to their parents regarding the expansion plans. 

  • Cracking new arrivals in Nursery!

    date posted: 22/03/21

    On Tuesday The Happy Chick Company delivered some eggs in an incubator to Nursery! We now have eight healthy happy chicks. The children were able to watch them hatch and have been loving watching them and talking to them. Next week we will be able to handle them gently and on Friday they will be taken back to free range farms in Norfolk. It has been very exciting and we feel very lucky to have them.

  • Reminders

    date posted: 20/03/21

    Please can we ask that hair accessories worn in school are small and discreet and used to keep hair off faces – no cat’s ears please or other large headbands, bows or clips.

    Trainers may be worn with PE kits, not with school uniform. Black shoes only with school uniform please.

    No jewellery or toys should be brought into school.

    Only one adult per household to collect and drop off please.

    Please arrive promptly for your child's allocated drop off and pick up time. Some children are still arriving very late which means they have missed the beginning of their lessons.

    Thank you for your continued support