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  • Queen's Jubilee Picnic - Save the Date

    date posted: 14/05/22

    On Friday 27th May, we will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! We will be hosting a family picnic at 2pm where parents will be invited into school to share a picnic tea with their children on the school grounds. More details will follow next week.

  • Year 2 Football Festival

    date posted: 14/05/22

    On Tuesday this week, 10 of our Year 2 children went to play some friendly football against King's Oak School. All the children had a great time, scored lots of goals, and worked really well as a team.

    Well done for representing Burlington and trying your best!

  • Queen's Jubilee - Changes to Lunch Menu

    date posted: 14/05/22

    On Friday 27th May, there will be a slight change to the lunch menu. 

    To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, Radish will be providing a special menu for the children:

  • BSA Summer Fair - helpers needed

    date posted: 14/05/22

    Save the Date! 
    Summer Fair - 11th June 2022

    Following the news that the start of the Junior School Expansion has been delayed, we’re delighted that this means we now have the run of the school grounds to hold an absolutely brilliant Summer Fair!

    Let’s be honest, the last 2 years have been particularly rubbish, and we would love to host one big celebration for our whole School Community, somewhere for us all to get back together and have fun! But we can only achieve it if we have lots of help! 

    We desperately need volunteers! 

    If you can get involved in any capacity, please get in touch! We need organisers, raffle prizes, people to paint signs, sell raffle tickets, serve drinks, put up posters. However you think you can help, please contact us on info.burlingtonpta@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    BSA Team

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 14/05/22

    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: 14/05/22

    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

  • Updated Term Dates

    date posted: 14/05/22

    Please click below for our updated term dates. There will now be no Yellow or Purple nursery on Thursday 14th July due to parent consultations and transition days.  

    Term Dates 2021-22

  • No scooting

    date posted: 14/05/22

    Please do not allow your children to scoot anywhere on the school grounds. Recently we have had a couple of incidents where other children have been pushed over by a child scooting through the school from the blue gate. If your child comes to school on a scooter, please make sure you carry the scooter once inside the school gates or leave it in the designated scooter parks. This also includes balance bikes. 
    Thank you for your support.

  • Nursery Places for September 2022

    date posted: 14/05/22

  • Vacancies

    date posted: 14/05/22

    We currently have vacancies for a lunchtime supervisor and an extended services play leader. If you are interested in either of these vacancies, please visit our Vacancies web page: 

    Vacancies web page

  • May Half Term Holiday Club

    date posted: 14/05/22

  • Parent Support In Your Area

    date posted: 14/05/22

  • FIS Childcare Options Workshop

    date posted: 14/05/22

  • Burlington Poetry Parade - May

    date posted: 07/05/22

    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 'Oh Dear!' by Michael Rosen. It would be fun to see videos of your child reciting it at home on Tapestry!

     

     

  • Maths Challenge April 2022

    date posted: 07/05/22

  • Planting in Nursery - thank you

    date posted: 07/05/22

    Thank you to all the Nursery families for bringing a seedling to school. We have been learning how to plant and care for them and enjoyed watering them every day. We planted beans, strawberries, peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, raspberries, loganberries, aubergines, cucumbers, courgettes etc. We also now have a garden full of tomatoes, peppers and chillies! Thank you to Aaliyah’s Dad for coming to help us plant the seeds. Thank you also to Alex and Sophia’s parents for the tyre planters. 

  • Clothes Swap

    date posted: 07/05/22

    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

    The Big Mufti-Day Swap: Book Week  With Book Week Dress Up Day on Friday 25th February 2022, it's a great time to get swapping! We encourage parents to post any unused Book Week related outfits in the Facebook Group.

  • Parent Questionnaire Spring Term 2022

    date posted: 04/05/22

    Thank you to all those who have already filled out the parent questionnaire. 

    If you have not completed this yet, we would be most grateful if you could take a few minutes to do so. We really appreciate your feedback and would like to know your thoughts so we can continually improve our school. 

    To complete the survey, please click on the link below: 

    Parent Questionnaire for Spring term 2022

  • Year 2 Creative Writing Trip

    date posted: 01/05/22

    On Thursday, 6 of our year 2 children were invited to attend a creative writing session at Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School.

    The children took part in a series of writing challenges with different themes. One of the topics was to write about a toy adventure, the children had to write a diary entry about their adventure using adjectives to make interesting sentences and time conjunctions such as 'before', 'after', 'until' and 'since'. They also wrote about a journey to space and read a book called Handa's Surprise. After reading the book, the children had to write their own version of the story. All the children who took part really enjoyed the experience and they should feel very proud of the work they produced.

  • Shooting Stars - Active Play Through Storytelling

    date posted: 01/05/22

    Well done to Hareem, Eirian, Jura, Penny, Mae, Zimal, Judy-Ani, Esther and Samjuktha for taking part in their first Shooting Stars - Active Play Through Storytelling session this week! These sessions will focus on building the fundamental movement skills and their confidence so that they’ll develop a real love of physical activity and teamwork skills. The sessions are based around the Disney film The Incredibles 2, and follow the story of the Supers as the children take part in lots of different group activities linked to the film.

  • Thank you!

    date posted: 01/05/22

    A big thank you to this mummy who came in this week to speak to the nursery children about her job as a border control officer. She talked to the children about how she helps to keep children and adults safe at the airport, the children were fascinated and listened really well.  Well done everybody!

  • Year 1 & Year 2 Optional Science Homework

    date posted: 01/05/22

    If your child would like to do additional homework activities for science, please click on the relevant links below. These are fun activities which will reinforce the children's learning that they have been doing in class. The activities are optional but do encourage your child to have a go! 

    Year 1 Optional Science Homework

    Year 2 Optional Science Homework

  • School Uniform

    date posted: 01/05/22

    Please can we remind parents to name all items of school uniform. We had lots of items in the lost property box that did not have names on so we were unable to return them to the correct class. Names can be written on the inside tags of items with a Sharpie pen if you do not have name labels.

  • TIME TO VOTE - SPARK BOOK AWARDS 2022

    date posted: 25/04/22

    The Kingston and Richmond SPARK Book awards celebrate and promote children's literature. Children in our school have been reading the shortlisted books and talking about which are their favourites in class. Now it's your chance to join in at home! Now it's your chance to join in at home! Please watch the videos of Mrs Davies reading the four shortlisted books and then vote for which is your favourite on the voting form below.  Please vote by Monday 16th May.

    Pirate Mums video reading

    A Mouse Called Julian video reading

    Tilda Tries Again video reading

    The Tale of the Whale video reading

    Voting Form - which is your favourite?

  • Little Free Library

    date posted: 25/04/22

    The Little Free Library, situated in the Orchard, will reopen on Monday 25th April. Anyone is welcome to borrow a book and there is no need to sign them out. There are books for children and adults. If you would like to donate books please leave them next to it in a bag clearly labelled ‘donations’ or bring them to the school office.

    Thank you to Evie and Elsie Hibberd for helping Mrs Davies get the Library ready for reopening!

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

    date posted: 25/04/22

    Please find here the summer term programme for local children's centres.

  • Radish Summer Term Newsletter

    date posted: 25/04/22

    Please find here the summer newsletter from our catering provider Radish.

  • Junior School Expansion Update

    date posted: 21/04/22

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

    Junior School Expansion Update April 2022

  • Living with COVID - Latest Government Guidance

    date posted: 20/04/22

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    Please be aware that in line with recently-issued Government guidance, there have been a number of changes to the school’s established protocols which are outlined below. 

    When children with symptoms should stay at home and when they can return to education

    - Children and young people with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school but we would ask that you check your child’s temperature before returning them to school.

    - Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature (37.5 or above) should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  They can go back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.

    - All children and young people with respiratory symptoms should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing and/or sneezing and to wash their hands after using or disposing of tissues.

    - It can be difficult to know when to seek help if your child is unwell. If you are worried about your child, then you should seek medical help.

    If you have chosen to test your child for COVID-19 and the result is positive, we kindly ask that you support our school in keeping your child at home and that they limit their contact with others for 3 days following the day of the test.  This helps us to minimise the risk of transmission and continue to safeguard the whole school community.  Please notify the School Office as soon as possible.  

    As a school, we will continue with the following steps to reduce the risk of transmission:

    Effective ventilation: we will endeavour to ensure that where practicable, windows and doors are left open  

    An enhanced cleaning schedule 

    Frequent hand-washing and/or use of hand sanitiser

    The school will continue to follow the advice provided by Public Health England and RBK (Local Authority) and will respond to any local outbreaks as advised. As always, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.

    Best wishes, 

    Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher

  • Happy Easter!

    date posted: 02/04/22

    Wishing all our families a wonderful spring break!

    We hope the children have a good rest and have lots of fun spending time with family and friends. 

    We look forward to welcoming you back for the summer term on Wednesday 20th April. 

  • Easter Egg Competition 2022

    date posted: 01/04/22

    A huge well done to everyone who entered our Easter Egg competition. We were so impressed with the children's amazing creations!

    A big thank you to Michelle Dalby who is one of our school governors who kindly came in to judge the competition.

    The winners are: 

    1st place 2nd place 3rd place
    Evie - Orange 
    Santiago - Purple
    Ayana - Yellow 
    Anyah - Green 
    Raghav - Blue
    Zoe - Hedgehogs 
    George M - Foxes 
    Stella - Rabbits 
    Lola - Squirrels 
    Idris - Diamonds 
    Sasha - Rubies 
    Lila-Mae - Emeralds 
    Toby - Sapphires 
    Finlay - Venus 
    Olivia - Mercury 
    Ilayda - Jupiter 
    Archie - Saturn
    Matei - Orange 
    Logan - Purple 
    Linea - Yellow 
    Navyah - Green 
    Max - Blue 
    Zia - Hedgehogs 
    Juliette - Foxes 
    Amara - Rabbits 
    Hrisiya - Squirrels 
    Armand - Diamonds 
    Zara - Rubies
    Harry - Emeralds
    Isla-Leigh - Sapphires 
    Hannah - Venus 
    Emma - Mercury
    Jude - Jupiter
    Neha - Saturn
    Archie & Charlie - Purple 
    Eva - Yellow 
    Alexander - Green
    Maeve & David - Blue 
    Liberty - Hedgehogs 
    George T - Foxes 
    Isla - Rabbits 
    Eleanor - Squirrels 
    Jack - Diamonds
    Esther - Rubies
    Isobel - Emeralds 
    Aaran - Sapphires
    Lilly - Venus 
    Isabel - Mercury 
    Dharun - Jupiter
    Aleksi - Saturn

  • 'Start Your Day with a Book'

    date posted: 01/04/22

  • All Things Inclusion and Autism

    date posted: 01/04/22

    Please find here the Summer 2022 training plan from All Things Inclusion and Autism, an organisation that provides valuable support and training to parents and schools. The plan includes courses on supporting children with autism, transitions, Signalong, mental health, Down Syndrome and many more. There are lots of sessions which parents can book. 

  • Easter Activities

    date posted: 01/04/22

    Powerstation Youth Centre in Mortlake is offering a range of free Easter activities for children and young adults between the ages of 5-19.

    Click here to see the programme of activities and booking details. 

  • BBC Children in Need - thank you!

    date posted: 01/04/22

  • Extreme Reading Competition

    date posted: 27/03/22

    Thank you to all the entrants for the Extreme Reading Competition this year. We loved looking at all the crazy places you have been reading. All entrants receive a book and certificate. Please see the gallery of pictures below.

    Extreme Reading Competition Gallery

  • Top Table

    date posted: 27/03/22

     

    After the Easter break, we will be introducing Top Table again. 
    Top Table invites children in Year 1 and Year 2 to have lunch with the headteacher or deputy headteachers to celebrate excellent behaviour at lunchtime. 

     

  • DONS Local Action Group

    date posted: 27/03/22

    We will be collecting again next week for the food bank. Items needed are tinned pulses, tinned meat and tinned fruit - thank you!

  • Message from our caterers

    date posted: 27/03/22

    There have been issues with suppliers in the catering industry and they have been experiencing a significant uplift in demand and driver shortages, which has impacted the delivery of goods. This means that from time to time, there may be a change to the set menu at short notice when supplies have not arrived. Radish would like to apologise for this and are working on ensuring as little interruption to service as possible. We would like to ask for your support and patience with this. We are working hard with Radish to ensure that our children continue to have a delicious, healthy meal each day.

  • Free community family sessions in Kingston!

    date posted: 27/03/22

    FREE COMMUNITY FAMILY SESSIONS ARE NOW IN...KINGSTON!

    KINGSTON Dates: Every Saturday, 15th January - 2nd April 2022
    Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
    Venue: Park Tennis Kingston, Kingston Road Recreational Ground, Kingston Road, New Malden, KT3 3RY

    FREE high quality, fun, game based tennis sessions that involve the whole family
    Aimed at children aged 4 - 10
    All abilities welcome
    All equipment provided
    Parents/guardians to take part and help out at sessions
    Covid-19 secure and safely run sessions

  • Easter Activities

    date posted: 27/03/22

    Powerstation Youth Centre in Mortlake is offering a range of free Easter activities for children and young adults between the ages of 5-19.

    Click here to see the programme of activities and booking details. 

  • Calling all Dinosaur fans!

    date posted: 27/03/22

    Did you know that just over 20 miles from here in Ockley, a huge fossilised claw was found by a local plumber and fossil enthusiast. The claw was taken to the Natural History Museum to be identified and scientists subsequently discovered a huge collection of bones in the area! 

    To read the full story and find out more please download this dinosaur pack which also includes lots of fun activities for children to complete. 

  • Easter Holiday Camp

    date posted: 27/03/22

  • Pan Disability Football

    date posted: 27/03/22

  • Nursery and Reception Rhyme Time

    date posted: 20/03/22

    Nursery and Reception parents are invited to listen to the children sing a selection of songs they have been learning in class. Please see below for dates and times: 

    Friday 25th March
    9.00am - Blue Nursery 
    11.00am - Green and Orange Nursery
    3.00pm - Yellow and Purple Nursery 

    Tuesday 29th March
    2.50pm - Squirrels 

    Wednesday 30th March
    2.50pm - Rabbits and Foxes 

    Thursday 31st March 
    2.50pm - Hedgehogs 

  • Eco Council Mar 2022

    date posted: 20/03/22

    The Eco Council children have been putting new plants in the planters. These are to attract butterflies and bees now that spring has come. They have one planter per class and it is their responsibility to water it and take care of it. They worked really hard and did a great job! 

  • Nursery Chicks

    date posted: 20/03/22

    The Nursery is excited to announce the arrival of 8 chicks. We watched them all hatch out of their eggs on Wednesday. Next week we will be able to hold them!

  • Book Bingo

    date posted: 20/03/22

    A huge thank you to all the children who completed the book bingo and raised sponsor money. It was great to see you all reading different things and in different places. We have raised an amazing £1,417.50 that will be spent on new books for the school!

  • PTA Quiz Night and Cake Sale - Thank You

    date posted: 20/03/22

    Thank You From The BSA

    A huge thank you to everyone who came to the BSA Quiz Night last night! It was a great night, congratulations to the winning team - The Lateral Flow Riders! But as we all know, it’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts, so we hope that everyone had a fun and enjoyable evening! A special thank you to our Quiz Master, James Sowden. 
     
    Another thank you to everyone who supported the cake sale last Friday, and to Y1 and Y5 who supplied cakes! Despite the rain we managed to raise £418!
     
    And a final thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who gave their time and energy to organise both of these events. We rely on a small, but brilliant team of parents who give up their free time to organise these events. If you’d like to get involved in future events, please send the BSA a message in info.burlingtonpta@gmail.com

    Everyone is most welcome! 

  • Easter Activities at Local Children's Centres

    date posted: 20/03/22

    Click here to see the Easter programme of activities for children aged 0-5 at local children's centres. 

  • Red Nose Day - Friday 18 March

    date posted: 12/03/22

    On Friday 18th March, children can come to school in their non-uniform clothes and wear something red in support of Red Nose Day and Comic Relief. We would be most grateful for any donations for this wonderful charity. Donations can also be made online via your School Gateway account.

  • Kingston Adult Education

    date posted: 11/03/22

    Click here for the Summer term listings of adult education courses.

    Kingston Adult Education are also running courses on: 

    Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
    Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties 
    Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

  • Usborne Book Fair

    date posted: 05/03/22

    A big thank you to all the parents who bought books at the Usborne book fair during parent consultations, it raised £600 for the school to buy brand new books for the library and classrooms! 

  • Collins E-books are now live!

    date posted: 05/03/22

    Collins ebooks are now live! You will have been given the parent information sheet and your child's own login details at parent consultations. Each week your teacher will allocate the book they have read in class so they can show you how well they can read it. The idea is that it's a celebration of reading so please give them lots of praise and enjoy listening to them read with prosody (fluency and expression) and talk about the book. If your child has completed the Little Wandle Phonics Scheme your class teacher will allocate you books that they have previously read to practice. Thank you for your support.

  • Shout out for ...

    date posted: 05/03/22

    Boys school trousers age 3-4
    Boy pants and socks for age 5-6

    Please donate to the school office - Thank you!

  • Collection for Ukrainian Families

    date posted: 04/03/22

    We are writing to you on behalf of one of the parents who would like to arrange a collection of items for Ukrainian mums and their children. The items will be dropped off to the Ukrainian Institute in London who are sending aid to Ukraine. 

    The collection is on Friday 11th March at drop off ONLY. The collection point will be by the main school gate on Burlington Road from 8.30am.

    Please do not bring donations before this date. 

    If you would like to make a monetary donation online you can use one of the following links: 

    Ukrainian Institute London

    Red Cross

    Thank you and best wishes 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School 

  • Eco Council Feb 2022

    date posted: 27/02/22

    The Eco Council are worried that adults are parking their cars outside our school and leaving their engines running. This is called idling engines. Eco Council have been discussing why this is a bad thing: 

    1. When the engine is running, gas comes out of the car and it is not good because it contains carbon dioxide.
    2. Carbon dioxide is bad for our lungs and health 
    3. Idling wastes money because it burns petrol for no reason 
    4. When engines are running it is loud and it stops people from hearing other cars coming past.


    The Eco Council have organised a competition for children to design a poster telling adults to turn their engines off when their cars have stopped. Children can use the facts above or research their own facts and include pictures too. We have extended the entry date to Friday 4th March, please hand in entries to the school office or your class teacher. The children will vote on the poster they like the most and the winning poster will be enlarged and put up outside the school. 

  • Book Week 2022

    date posted: 27/02/22

    Thank you for all your efforts and enthusiasm for book week. The children have really enjoyed the mystery book which the whole school and even the Juniors based our learning on all week. The book was 'Albert Talbot. Master of Disguise'. We would highly recommend buying a copy for birthday or Christmas presents or borrowing it from the library! 

    Thank you very much for your generous donations to the sponsored book bingo. All the money helps us buy new books for book corners and the library. If you haven't sent in the form and money please do so by Monday 28th February by cash via your class teacher or on School Gateway. We have had some hilarious entries for the Extreme Reading competition. Please send in all further entries by Monday 28th February via the office email, on Tapestry or a print out to your class teacher. Prizes will be awarded next week! All entries will be displayed and put on the website, so please let us know if you would rather not have your child's photo posted on the website. It was great to see the children dress up as their favourite book character or as an explorer. It was very hard to judge, but two winners from each class received a book as a prize. Finally we hope your children enjoyed the bedtime story and the book fair! Don't forget to spend your book tokens! 

  • Year 2 Football Festival

    date posted: 27/02/22

    On Tuesday 5 of our Year 2 children attended a football match at Corpus Christi School. Everyone tried really hard and had a great time, including those who had never played football before! Well done to the team for representing Burlington so well and always with a smile on their faces! ​

  • Kingston Children's Centre Services

    date posted: 27/02/22

    Click here for more information on activities for 0-5s at local Children's Centres.

  • Nursery Places for September 2022

    date posted: 27/02/22

  • Changes to COVID protocols - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 26/02/22

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    Please be aware that in line with recently issued Government guidance, there have been a number of changes to the school’s established COVID protocols which are outlined in the attached letter.  Also attached is a copy of our updated risk assessment.

    Change to COVID protocols - letter to parents 25 Feb

    COVID Risk Assessment updated for Feb 2022

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School