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  • Upcoming Important Dates

    date posted: 14/02/24

    February
    12th - HALF TERM BREAK
    19th - INSET DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
    20th - TERM BEGINS

    20th - Book Week 

    March
    7th - Phonics & Writing Workshop for Reception parents only 9am Infant Hall **CHANGE**
    15th - Nursery Rhyme Time 9.00am & 2.50pm
    15th - Red Nose Day (more details to follow)
    22nd - Y1 & Y2 reading morning 8.50-9.10am, Parents welcome
    22nd - PTA Bunny Hop Disco 6-8pm (more details to follow)
    25th - Year 2 Choir performance at the Rose Theatre (more details to follow)
    27th - Easter Egg Competition (more details to follow)
    28th - SCHOOL CLOSES AT 1.45PM FOR THE EASTER BREAK (No Yellow or Purple Nursery)
    29th - EASTER BREAK


    April
    15th - TERM BEGINS

  • Earthsong for Chinese New Year

    date posted: 14/02/24

    The children have been learning all about Lunar/Chinese New Year at school. We were very lucky to have the amazing Earthsong team in school to run an interactive workshop for the children. Storme, Angela and Gill brought along all of their wonderful props and costumes to help the children to learn more about the special New Year festival. The children were excited to play traditional instruments. All of the children participated through music, movement, singing and dance. Some of the children even had an opportunity to wear the spectacular dragon costume! We wonder if the children can remember which one of the twelve zodiac animals is celebrated this year in 2024?

  • Burlington Book Week 2024! 20-23 February

    date posted: 14/02/24

    To celebrate Reading for Pleasure we have a fun packed week of activities.

    Mystery Book 

    Every class from Nursery to Year 6 in both the Infants and Juniors is basing their English lessons on a very secret, special and fun book for the whole week. I wonder what it is? Here is a clue… do you know anything about the sky at night? What do you think the patterns in the sky are? Stars or mythical creatures?

    We will also be having ‘Buddy Reading’ with the Junior school where the older children come and read in our classrooms!

    Extreme Reading 

    Read in the pool? Read in a bin? Read in a forest?  Read in a zoo?

    Send in a photo of you reading in a crazy way or crazy place. There are prizes for the most extreme and all entries will be put on the Extreme Reading Gallery!

    Bedtime Story

    On Tuesday 20th February please bring in your pyjamas and a blanket in a bag to change into to snuggle up for a bedtime story with your teachers. Nursery children please come in your pyjamas for the whole session!

    Dress Up Day

    On Friday 23rd February please come to school dressed up as a book character. Please try and make something rather than buy a costume. Let’s get creative!

    Scholastic Book Fair

    Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February after pick up  - venue to be confirmed.

    Come and buy some great books at good prices from our book fair. Scholastic give us a percentage of all sales to buy books for our school. PLEASE BRING CASH!

    Book Bingo

    Read a cereal packet? Read a comic? Read outside? Read a recipe book?

    Ask friends, neighbours and family to sponsor you to read lots of different things in different ways! Click here for a copy of the sponsor form. Paper copies can also be collected from the school office after the half term break. 

  • OPAL - notice and donations

    date posted: 14/02/24

    The Opal team has been hard at work and we are pleased to say that we have opened up a couple of new activities for the children to access.  See our Opal board and tapestry posts for the latest update.

    As the weather has been very wet this week, our orchard is full of wonderful puddles that the children have been happily playing in. We still want the children to have access to the orchard regardless of the weather. We currently have wellies for the children to use but we are very short on waterproofs. Please, if you have any waterproof trousers, dungarees or puddle suits at home that you no longer need we would be very grateful to receive them. 

    As the weather has been so wet we would like to ask for all parents to keep a spare set of socks, trousers (jogging bottoms/leggings)and ideally a pair of plimsolls in their book bags.  This is so when they get wet, they have something dry to change into.

    We are also looking for any old kitchen equipment so that we can improve our mud kitchen.  We are looking for kettles, toasters, microwaves and coffee machines (no glass please).

    Any donations of waterproofs please send to the office and all other donations can go in the Opal donation bin by our new shed on the playground.

    Many thanks

    Mrs Leech, Miss Bisco and Ms Farr (Opal Team)

  • Big Battery Hunt

    date posted: 14/02/24

    The school will be taking part in the Big Battery Hunt. We invite children to bring in old batteries from home for Eco Council to collect. The Eco Council children will be counting the number of batteries collected across the school and making sure that they are recycled appropriately.

  • Celebrating diversity at Burlington Infants! Culture Cat

    date posted: 14/02/24

    The children in Reception to Year 2 have been sharing their home cultures, traditions and experiences with their new class mascot Culture Cat. This has included finding out about new countries such as Egypt when Culture Cat joined a family holiday, celebrating Australia Day and Chinese New Year, and learning a Tamil song. Thank you to parents who have signed up for Culture Cat already – please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have a special celebration, festival, holiday coming up so that your child can share (‘show and tell’) their experiences with their class.      
     
    Here are some lovely examples…

    With a traditional Chinese costume on, this boy enjoyed sharing his toy drums, fortune cookies and red envelope (which contains some pocket money) with Culture Cat. They even made a colourful dancing dragon together!

    This boy celebrated Australia Day with Culture Cat. They talked about how wonderful Australia is and how lucky he is to be a citizen of two wonderful countries. They talked about the origin of Australia Day, which was the day in 1788 that the First Fleet landed in Sydney Cove and Arthur Phillip raised the Union Flag of Great Britain. They also talked about the importance of acknowledging and respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on this day, as the Traditional Owners of the land. He made a lovely Aboriginal flag and Australian flag to celebrate!

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 13/02/24

    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: 13/02/24

    Every week we will be sending home an exciting picture to discuss and share at home which will hopefully inspire your child to write and draw. There will be a post-box situated in the corridor by the school office which children can post their entries in. All entries must be brought into class by the following Tuesday. Children can write and draw anything which comes to mind after looking at the picture. Every week in Assembly, winning entries will be shared with the school and stickers/rewards will be given. Please encourage your child to participate in this weekly challenge. We’d love to see all of your ideas!

    Click here to see a copy of this week's Inspiration Station. 

    Well done to everyone who entered last week, we really enjoyed reading your stories!

    Inspiration Station Entries 2023-24

  • Positive Parenting

    date posted: 13/02/24

    Half term is upon us yet again. It fills some parents with dread, how am I going to keep them entertained for 10 whole days, especially when the weather is going to be so cold and wet and money is tight!

    One of the best ways you can enjoy your time together is to make use of outside spaces, yes I do know it is February but your children are not made of paper, the rain won't hurt them and children love the outdoors. Try to go for a walk every day, dress up warm, put your wellies on and go for it. If you are feeling really brave, take a picnic with you, food tastes so much better outside and the fresh air does you so much good - it boosts your mood, increases your energy levels, helps you sleep better, reduces stress and anxiety levels, increases your feel good hormones and it's good exercise! Would you rather your children run around enjoying the outside or be at home fighting with their siblings and driving you crazy? I know which one of these I would prefer.

    We are so lucky around here as there are so many green open spaces on our doorsteps or a bus ride away. Blagdon park, Beverly park, Nonsuch park, Cuddington park, the River Thames, the list could go on forever, you could choose a different one every day and really enjoy the outdoors. You could collect twigs and leaves then make a beautiful collage on return, if you do this, please take pictures and put them on Tapestry. Treat yourselves to a nice cup of hot chocolate on return, your children will simply love the whole experience.

    Have a lovely half term!

    If you have a parenting concern, you can contact Mrs Easty via the school office - admin@burlingtoni.org.uk

  • Toilets in School

    date posted: 13/02/24

    If your child needs to use the toilet during drop off or pick up, they may use the toilets which are located near the infant hall (entrance opposite the orchard). Please can we ask that parents wait outside for their child and do not enter the corridor or toilets. This is in line with our safeguarding procedures - thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Voluntary Contribution 2023-24 Update

    date posted: 13/02/24

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the school fund, we are well on our way to reaching our target with £5,826 raised so far!

    Our voluntary contribution is £50 per family - if you feel you are able to contribute, this can be paid online via your School Gateway account. There is also an option to pay on a reducing balance with smaller instalments throughout the year. 

    The money we raise from these contributions goes towards enriching experiences for the children such as Earthsong, Big Breakfast, Don Rae Music and pretend holidays. This academic year, we have also used the funds to buy new iPads and laptops for the classrooms, cameras for computing and fantastic workshops run by Kiddirama for Black History Month.

    You can read more about our School Fund by visiting the webpage: 

    School Fund web page

  • Parents / carers bringing dogs into school grounds at drop off and pick up times

    date posted: 13/02/24

    We recognise that dogs are an important part of family life for many in the school community, and as such are often included in day‐to‐day activities such as walking children to and from school. However, others may find the presence of dogs in the playground and school grounds stressful, even frightening particularly with younger children. Even well‐behaved dogs can behave unpredictably when placed in a busy, noisy and crowded environment. Therefore school policy is that no dogs (apart from assistance dogs) are allowed on school premises (either on a lead or carried).  We would appreciate your co-operation by not bringing your pet to school.

    Thank you 

  • REMINDER: No Riding Scooters

    date posted: 13/02/24

    Please can we remind parents that children are not allowed to ride scooters on the school premises. Please use the scooter stands provided or carry your child's scooter once inside the school gates. We really appreciate your support.
    Thank you

  • Uniform Reminder

    date posted: 13/02/24

  • Stamptastic

    date posted: 13/02/24

  • School Gateway

    date posted: 13/02/24

    If you have not already downloaded the School Gateway App, please do this immediately. This is our communication and payment system for the school so it is really important that you have activated your account. We will use this system to send emergency text messages and all clubs, trips, Acorns, nursery fees etc can be paid using the app. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask the school office. 

    How to access School Gateway instructions for new users

  • School Policies

    date posted: 13/02/24

    You can find all our policies on our Policies web page:

    School Policies web page

    We recommend parents read: 

    Attendance Policy
    Parent & Visitor Code of Conduct 
    Behaviour & Anti-bullying 
    Complaints policy

  • DONS Local Action Group: Foodbank Collections

    date posted: 03/02/24

    Next week, we will be collecting for the Dons Local Action Group foodbank. They are in need of the following items: 

    Dried pasta and rice
    Cooking sauces 
    Tinned pulses (i.e lentils and beans)

    Please leave your donations in the grey box outside the infant school office. 

  • 123 Magic ADHD

    date posted: 03/02/24

    Behaviour management course for parents and carers of children ages 2 to 7 years diagnosed with ADHD or who display challenging behaviour.

    This course provides simple tools for parents to:

    Control unwanted behaviour
    Encourage appropriate behaviour
    Strengthen your relationship
    Build self-esteem

    Next dates

    Starting Wednesday 21 February for 5 consecutive weeks,  from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Tangley Park Children Centre, 1 Bramble Lane, Hampton, TW12 3XB

    This group is for parents and carers of children aged up to 7 years. 

    The group will run for 5 consecutive weeks and attendance to all sessions is required to gain the full benefit from the course.

    Availability

    Places are limited, there may be a waiting list, places are offered on a first come first served basis.

    How to sign up for the course

    Please contact Mrs Docwra via the school office to express an interest.

  • Lost Property

    date posted: 03/02/24

    The lost property basket will be emptied at the end of the day on Friday 9th February. After this date, all items which are not named will be disposed of.

  • Eco Council - Jan 2024

    date posted: 29/01/24

    Eco Council took part in the Big Garden Birdwatch on Friday. They went out to the playground with clipboards and counted all the birds they could see. Amongst these were pigeons, starlings, robins, blue tits, blackbirds, sparrows, magpies and a wren! Afterwards, the children counted up all their results and entered them on to the RSPB website. 

    Eco council went out today to pick up litter along Blagdon Road. They did an incredible job and collected 3 bags of litter! On the way back to school they could see what a difference they had made as the pavements looked so much cleaner! Well done Eco council and thank you for making a difference to our local community.

  • Children with Autism & Practical Strategies to Support Them

    date posted: 29/01/24

    Free Workshop for Parents and Carers

    Thursday 22nd February 2024
    9:15am until 10:30am
    at Burlington Junior School


    What will we cover in the workshop?
    The workshop will provide an overview of children with autism and the behaviours that may affect the child and their families.  It will also cover practical strategies to help children and young people with autism, learn and achieve.
     
    The workshop will be delivered by Hannah Webber from Achieving for Children (AfC).
     
    We hope you can join us!

  • Usborne Books

    date posted: 29/01/24

    Following on from our recent author visit with Zanna Davidson, Usborne Books has given us £375 worth of free books! We have chosen lots of science books to continue inspiring the children.  

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 29/01/24

    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.  We 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

  • ASD Parent/Carer Support Group

    date posted: 29/01/24

    Friday 8th March 2024
     
    9.30 to 11am

    at Grand Avenue Primary School, Surbiton, KT5 9HU

    Coffee, biscuits and general support

    I will bring along some laminators, pouches and Velcro for you to make some visual timetables etc. if you would like to.
     
    If you would like to come along, please register by following this link:
    https://forms.gle/sqSDZ8ok8fiRVV7K8
    or contact Jane Pidduck (e-mail  jpiddu2@grandavenue.kingston.sch.uk)

  • Navigating the Digital Landscape - Empowering Parents for Online Safety Across Different Ages Hosted by eduthing and Sue Atkins

    date posted: 29/01/24

    Zoom webinar for parents 
    Tuesday 6th February @ 7pm


    For more information and to book a free place, please click here.

  • Vacancies

    date posted: 28/01/24

    We currently have 2 vacancies to join our team here at our school.

    We are seeking to appoint a Lunchtime Supervisor for 1.5  hours a day Monday-Friday (11:45am - 1:15pm). The role requires you to assist and supervise children during lunchtime both in the lunch hall and on the playground.

    We are also seeking to appoint a Extended Services Playleader for 3 hours a day Monday-Thursday (3pm - 6pm).  You will assist in the supervision of the day to day running of the after school and looking after the wellbeing and safeguarding of our children.

    To find out more and if you are interested in applying, please visit our Vacancies web page: 

    Vacancies web page

  • Kingston Adult Education Courses

    date posted: 22/01/24

    Kingston Adult Education offer a range of courses from creative skills to wellbeing and supporting your child at home. Courses include:

    Reducing anxiety and developing resilience in your child
    Help your child be a good friend
    Support your child through exam stress
    Maths for speakers of other languages (designed for parents and carers for whom English is not their first language and who can have difficulty supporting their children with their maths school work)

    Please click here to see what courses are on offer. Lots of the courses are free or subsidised for adults on a low income. 

  • Family Concert at the Rose Theatre on Sunday 24th March

    date posted: 22/01/24

    Oompah Brass will entertain their audience with high-octane renditions of well-known rock and pop favourites, as well as introducing the intricacies of each instrument to the children, each member of the group showing off their instrument and its characteristics. The perfect way to start the day! 
     
    Oompah Brass are one of the busiest brass quintets in the UK, performing over 100 shows a year, in everything from school classes to Oktoberfest audiences of over 6000 people. They are the original exponents of 'Oompop', the clever re-working of rock and pop classics onto brass instruments and continue to lead the way. Oompah Brass are very keen and active educators, and run many school workshops every year, introducing the next generation to the joys of making music on brass.
     
    Tickets are going fast, so book now at the Rose Theatre website: https://rosetheatre.org/whats-on/211//oompah-brass-spectacular-a-kms-family-concert
    24th March 2024 - Adults £10, Concessions £6.

  • Showcasing Musical Talents

    date posted: 18/01/24

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    Last academic year we had the privilege of welcoming some of our parents into assembly and the classroom to play an instrument or sing to the children. 

    We would love to continue this and are looking for parents who would be happy to come in and showcase their musical talents. We are really excited about getting our community together to share music. 

    If you would be interested in performing to the children, please complete the following Google form and we will get in touch with you to arrange a date.

    https://forms.gle/1wee8EiLFKimBSMq8

    Thank you.  Yours sincerely,

    Mrs Williamson, Music Teacher

  • Science Day 2024

    date posted: 15/01/24

    Friday 12 January marked our annual Science Day and this year's theme was bubbles! Nursery and Reception children investigated how to make different bubbles using a range of bubble wands and tools including straws, whisks, sieves and spoons. The children developed their science vocabulary and made simple predictions. Year 1 investigated the best method to make the most bubbles and compared the amount of bubbles made using different methods such as whisking, mixing with hands and using a spoon. Year 2 tested 5 bubble baths to see which one made the most bubbles. The children learnt how to make the test fair by using the same quantity of bubble mixture, and decided which method to use. The children recorded their results on a block graph. 

    Thank you to all the parents who joined us today to take part in science activities including constructing the tallest tower and thank you for your lovely feedback.  A special thank you to all the parents who shared their science related jobs and hobbies.

    The various activities the children can do and having parents taking part with the children makes it so much fun.  It was really creative to use everyday items for the activities.

    It is an amazing initiative to engage kids in science!

    We loved seeing the children dressed as scientists and wearing science themed tops, and it was great to see our staff taking part too! Thank you everyone for all your support.

    We have sent home paper copies of our family science quiz. We hope you all enjoy taking part! Don't forget to hand in your completed quizzes by Friday 26th January. Copies of the quiz are also available on the links below: 

    Reception Family Science Quiz

    Year 1 and Year 2 Family Science Quiz

  • Author Visit

    date posted: 15/01/24

    This week KS1 had a visit from author Zanna Davidson who writes the ‘Izzy Inventor’ series of books. Zanna told us all about the inventions developed by children including earmuffs, trampolines and ice lollies. The children helped Zanna read from one of her books before they helped her make slime. Finally the children asked some great questions about how long she had been an author and how her books were illustrated.  

    For those who have bought Zanna's books, here are some extra tips: 

    To make slime, buy contact lens solution that contains boric acid (like Renu or Bausch & Lomb)
    Add shaving foam to make it fluffier, and glitter too
    To make water balloons last longer – cover the paper with a wax crayon first

    If you did not order the books but would still like to purchase copies, please contact Michelle Dalby @My Bookbug. Sales of Zanna's books have already raised £360 for the school to spend on new Usborne books!

    mybookbug@yahoo.co.uk

    07887 853877

  • Maths Challenge December 2023

    date posted: 15/01/24

  • IMPORTANT: School uniform checks and changes to PE kit from January 2024

    date posted: 15/01/24

    Dear Parents / Carers, 

    NEW: PE Kit - from January 2024 there will be a change in regards to wearing PE kit to school. Please read the uniform information attached. We hope this will make it easier.

    We have noticed many children coming into school not wearing the correct uniform.  Please ensure that you send your child to school wearing the uniform as shown in the attached Uniform document.

    Uniform and PE kit update - January 2024

    Please ask in the school office for good condition second hand items of school uniform.  Items are priced at £2.00 each and can be paid for in cash via the office or on School Gateway.

    Kind regards,  

    Mrs. S Yay-Walker, Headteacher

  • Children's Centre Activities for Under 5's

    date posted: 14/01/24

    Please click here for a list of activities taking place in the spring term at local Children's Centres for children aged 0-5. 

  • Happy Holidays!

    date posted: 04/01/24

    Wishing all our children and their families a wonderful festive break. We hope the children have lots of fun and a good rest. 

    We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Tuesday 9th January. 

  • Christmas Fair - thank you from BSA

    date posted: 04/01/24

  • Spark Book Awards 2024

    date posted: 04/01/24

    Every year our school joins in with the SPARK book awards. We read all the books and vote for our favourite. The 12 books in the Picture Fiction category have been announced! You can find them on the link below. The short list of 4 books will be read by Mrs Davies on video in January for you to watch and vote at home. Take a look at the 12 books on this link  - they are great ideas for Christmas presents and will be available in the school Library for teachers to read to their classes after Christmas.

    https://www.sparkbookawards.co.uk/the-awards/early-readers

  • Parenting Course

    date posted: 03/01/24

    Mrs Easty and Mrs Docwra run a parenting course which runs for 10 weeks on a Friday and offers invaluable support and advice to parents who wish to make changes in their family life from communicating better as a family to managing difficult behaviour and much more. 

    The next course will begin on Friday 23rd February. If you are interested in joining, please contact the school office who will put you in touch with Mrs Easty or Mrs Docwra. 

    We have had some wonderfully positive feedback from parents who completed the course in the autumn term.

    You have both transformed our family life! We are beginning to enjoy our children more with a little less shouting and nagging. After attending the parenting course, I feel like Mary Poppins with a bag of tricks and parenting techniques! I’ve gained a toolbox to use and adapt as my children grow. The most magical for us is praise and empathy. Being more aware and listening, to make a difference. Family rules rock! The hand gestures for choices and consequences work wonders!  A huge thank you to the both of you. Your support and advice have been much appreciated. You are both amazing! You have a great partnership, which in turn delivers the objectives of the course in a nurturing and fulfilling way.  This course is outstanding! I’ve learnt soo much and have already recommend to other parents.
     

    The positive parenting course has been a brilliant, insightful journey into the daunting world of parenting and expertly delivered by Terri and Michelle. I wish we had known about this valuable resource earlier on in our parenting journey and I would go as far to say it is as, if not, more important and valuable as the NCT antenatal classes we attended before becoming parents. Lots of soul searching and self-reflection, the course invites you to delve into your own childhood experiences and upbringing (as well as learning from such experiences from others in the group) to understand what worked well and what didn’t work so well. This has helped in really understanding various experiences from my child’s perspective in their important formative years and whilst much of the course content does seem quite obvious in many instances, the reality is that due to our busy schedules and hectic lives we live, we often forget or we are distracted from what is truly important and best for our children in these critical early years.

  • Wraparound Childcare survey from the Council

    date posted: 03/01/24

    The local council are asking for your help to share your thoughts and requirements for wraparound childcare. 

    Scan or click on the QR code below to complete the survey. 

  • Junior School Expansion Update

    date posted: 03/01/24

    Please click here to read the December newsletter from Morgan Sindall, the company managing the Junior school expansion. 

  • School Uniform Reminder

    date posted: 03/01/24

    Please can we remind parents that children should be dressed in the correct school/PE uniform each day. 



    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


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

    On the days when your child has PE, they should come to school in their PE kit. The PE kit consists of: 
    Plain grey, navy blue or black tracksuits bottoms or shorts
    Plain white t-shirt 
    From now on children can wear their Burlington jumper or cardigan for PE

    Black trainers or plimsolls - if your child does not have black trainers that are suitable for all weathers, they can come to school in their school shoes and bring a pair of plimsolls to change into for PE.

  • ESOL Classes

    date posted: 17/12/23

    Would you like to improve your English? There are courses taking place in Chessington and Surbiton which are free to the unemployed or those on a low income. Creche spaces are also available. 

    Click here for more information. 

  • Is my child too ill for school?

    date posted: 17/12/23

    The NHS have a very useful guide here to common childhood illnesses and advice on when to keep children home from school if they are ill and for how long. 

  • Meet Culture Cat - our New Diversity Champion

    date posted: 12/12/23

    Dear Parents/Carers

    We are very excited to introduce our new diversity champion ‘Culture Cat’ to the children this year!

    Culture Cat will help the children to…

    Learn about and celebrate special festivals with our children and families
    Travel and visit different countries to learn about places around the world 

    Are you and your family celebrating a special holiday or festival? 

    Please share your celebrations with the class! Your child will be selected to take Culture Cat home to join in and experience the festival with your family. Please take some photos (with your child and Culture Cat) or a short video to share any special foods, clothes, music, decorations, and anything else you do to celebrate the festival.

    Are you travelling to another place/country?

    Please share some of the things that your child sees and experiences with the class. Your child will be selected to take Culture Cat on holiday with them. Please take some photos or a short video of your child and Culture Cat enjoying some of the food, sightseeing and any activities that you carry out on holiday. 

    Our Culture Cat project will provide the opportunity for your child to share their experiences and culture as a culturally focused show and tell. Each class will have a sign up sheet with different festivals and holidays which we would like to invite parents to sign up for. Please sign your child’s name on the class sign up sheet for your child to have a turn with Culture Cat.

    Thank you for your help!

    Best wishes, Mrs Yay-Walker

  • Positive Parenting course from AFC

    date posted: 11/12/23

  • HENRY Healthy Start, Brighter Future

    date posted: 11/12/23

    The HENRY Programme in Kingston helps parents to transform family life for the better in all sorts of ways – including improved nutrition, emotional wellbeing, parenting skills and getting more active.  

    All of their support for families is underpinned by the HENRY approach to supporting behaviour change which helps parents gain the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to help the whole family adopt a healthier, happier lifestyle and to give their children a great start in life.

    From January, they will be offering a face to face HENRY Healthy Families Growing up programme. This will be based at the Queen Mary's Hall in Cambridge Gardens, Kingston. All the details are in this newsletter.

    More information can also be found here - https://www.henry.org.uk

  • Ed Davey's annual Christmas Card competition winners

    date posted: 04/12/23

    We would like to say huge congratulations to Connie in Saturn class who won 3rd prize in Ed Davey's annual Christmas Card Competition. Well done Connie!

  • Easy Fundraising

    date posted: 04/12/23

    Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for our school with easyfundraising?
     
    There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
     
    All you need to do is:
     
    1. Go to the fundraising page by clicking here and join for free.

    2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

    3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Burlington Infant & Nursery School at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
     
    There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.
     
    Thank you for your support.

  • Mental Health Support Team: Helping children with challenging behaviours

    date posted: 03/12/23

    Our local mental health support team are offering a free webinar to parents/carers...

    Children often communicate their needs through their behaviours. The ‘Helping Children with challenging behaviours’ webinar will help you to learn about the different factors that can impact children's behaviours, build or strengthen positive relationships by reinforcing the importance of giving positive attention. You will also learn strategies to establish home rules and boundaries to create a safe and structured environment for your child/ren. What will the ‘Helping Children with challenging behaviours’ webinar cover?

    The different factors influencing children's behaviours
    Strategies to build positive relationships and encourage prosocial behaviours
    Evidence-based techniques to reduce undesirable behaviours
    Emotional regulation

    When will the webinar take place? 
    6th December at 6pm 

    Click here to sign up
    or 
    8th December at 9am
    Click here to sign up

  • Mince Pie donations please

    date posted: 27/11/23

    We would be grateful for any donations of fruit or mince pies for the upcoming Christmas concerts. These will be served to parents while the children perform in their class Christmas productions. Please bring your donations to the school office. Thank you!

  • Shout out for....

    date posted: 27/11/23

    Boys pants & socks 
    Boys shoes/plimsolls in children's sizes 9, 10 and 11