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  • Book Week

    date posted: 25/02/20

    This week is Book Week across our school.  The children will be participating in lots of fun activities.  Please remember to visit the Scholastic Book Fair at 3.20 every day after school this week (in the Infant Hall except on Wednesday when it will take place in the Great Hall).

    On Friday 28 February, we are having a dress up day where all children can come in to school dressed as their favourite animal or book character.
     

  • Road Safety - letter from our Head Teacher

    date posted: 25/02/20

    We have sent out regular requests to parents to park more responsibly and to show more awareness of other road users and residents. Before and after school are very busy times of the day and once again we implore all parents to take more care when dropping off and collecting children. Please can we remind parents when crossing Burlington Road to use the crossing provided. Burlington Road is very busy and you are risking your children’s lives by running across the road without using the crossing.
     
    I also have many parents and staff sharing their concerns about the dangers caused by irresponsible parking and I spoke to another very concerned parent last week.  Irresponsible driving and unsafe parking is a risk to our children’s safety!
     
    Please do consider others when parking, and refrain from parking across residents’ driveways or on the zig zag lines. Maybe even set off with more time to park further away from school. Walk with your children after collection and discuss their day, enjoy the positive time, a brief walk to the car can offer.

    With your help and support, we can ensure the children of Burlington and fellow road users enjoy the right to a safe journey, both to and from school every day.
    Thank you
    Mrs Yay-Walker

  • MANGO Morning

    date posted: 25/02/20

    As ‘FUDGE’ morning was a great success, we are now holding a female version called ‘MANGO Morning’ (Mango – Mothers, Aunties, Nannies, Grandmas and Other females). We are inviting all female friends and family members into school to share learning with their child on Friday 20 March

    Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 - 9.00-10.45am
    Nursery - 8.30-10.00am or 12.30-2.00pm


    During the morning you will have a chance to share stories and find out more about learning in our school.  It will be a wonderful opportunity for children to share their interests and show their love of learning. If anyone would be willing to discuss a particular interest or job, please let your teacher know.  

  • Football Tournament and Athletics Festival

    date posted: 25/02/20

    On Monday 3 February, 8 girls from Year 2 attended the first all girls football festival of the year at Chessington school. Many of these girls had never played football before but they all got involved and really enjoyed themselves, despite the weather! The team played 7 games against other local schools, winning 4, drawing 1 and losing 2. Congratulations to all the girls who took part and represented Burlington Infants!

    In the week before half term, a group of Year 1 children participated in a Mini Athletics tournament at Chessington School. The children played lots of athletics games alongside 9 other schools. The games involved crawling underneath obstacles and relay races! The children had lots of fun and behaved beautifully throughout the afternoon, even thanking the event organisers at the end! Well done to all the children!

  • Australian Wildfires: Thank You for Your Support

    date posted: 25/02/20

    A big thank you to everyone who donated towards the Human Society International in support of the wildfires in Australia. We have raised £210!  

  • Nursery Places for September 2020

    date posted: 10/02/20

    The deadline for applications to our Nursery is Friday 6 March 2020.  This is for children who were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 and are looking to start Nursery in September 2020. 

    Please speak to the School Office for more information or visit the Admissions page on our website:

    Admissions web page

  • Eco Council and Australian Wildfires Collection

    date posted: 06/02/20

    Last week our Eco council led our assembly about the wildfires in Australia. They all did a fantastic job of explaining the danger and threat that these fires are having on Australian wildlife. A big thank you to everyone who has donated so far to the Humane Society International. 

  • Book Week w/c 24 February

    date posted: 04/02/20

    Week commencing 24 February is Book Week at our school!  Please click below to find out more about all the exciting activities we have planned for the children.

    Book Week poster

    There is a dress-up day on Friday 28 February.  See the poster for more details.

  • STEM Ambassador Visit to Year 2

    date posted: 04/02/20

    All Year 2 classes were visited on Friday 31 January by one of our parents who is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador. He told the children about his job as a Cybersecurity consultant. The children then had the opportunity to work in groups to complete a ‘Cyber box’ activity. This was a practical activity which incorporated things like code breaking, lateral thinking and puzzles. 

    Many thanks to Mr Simpson for coming in and working with the children today.  

     

    The children really enjoyed it - here is some of their feedback: 

    I liked trying to figure out the clues so that I could unlock the padlocks. I have never done something like that before!

    I was in the green team and I liked the challenges to work out the codes. I knew the Great Fire of London was 1666.

    We had to crack codes with numbers and words. Then we put them in order and put them into the padlock and it would open the box.

    I got the shape code, the torch one and the money one.

  • Year 2 Choir & Ballet Performance

    date posted: 04/02/20

    On Monday 27 January, 35 members of the Year 2 Choir and Ballet group performed at the Rose Theatre with other local schools including: Burlington Juniors, Green Lane, Malden Manor and Coombe Boys. The choir was brilliantly led by Mrs Williamson, our Music Teacher. They sung ‘Hands Feet Heart’ by Joanna Mangona exuding confidence on a large stage and to a packed audience. Mrs Saunders has been working really hard this half term with the ballet group and the girls performed their routine beautifully to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. Mrs Saunders is so proud of them! 
    For the finale, every school went on stage to sing ‘Consider Yourself’ from Oliver Twist. It was a fantastic afternoon showcasing some really talented children.  Well done to all involved.

     

  • Cool Milk

    date posted: 04/02/20

    If your child is in Reception and has recently turned 5 years of age, you will need to register them with Cool Milk if you would like them to continue getting milk at school. Please click below to register your child.  All payments are made directly to Cool Milk. 

    Registration for Cool Milk

  • Reporting Absences

    date posted: 28/01/20

    Please can we remind you that it is important to report to the school office every time your child is absent from school. Please also find below a useful list of authorised and unauthorised absences: 

    Authorised Absence
    Sickness/urgent medical/therapy appointments
    Unavoidable circumstances e.g. extreme weather conditions resulting in school closure
    Family bereavement (1 day)
    Religious observance (1 day)
    Child has been temporarily excluded (e.g. 1 day)
    Any other exceptional reasons – an appointment must be made with the headteacher in advance

    Unauthorised Absence
    Holidays and trips are not authorised
    Child is absent without prior notification and no explanation is given
    Explanation is unsatisfactory – e.g. birthday, sibling was ill, woke up late, challenging behaviour
    School has reason to doubt the validity of the explanation
    Leave taken during term time which is not deemed exceptional

    We do understand that it can be difficult and expensive when booking family holidays during the school breaks due to large price hikes. The Money Saving Expert website has some useful tips and tricks to try and reduce the cost of travel. Please click here for more information.

  • Presentation from the Parent Information Morning

    date posted: 21/01/20

    If you were unable to make the Parent Information morning on Friday 17 January, please click below to see a copy of the presentation: 

    Presentation from the Parent Information Morning

    Please take the time to read it as it contains important information about the new Ofsted framework and what this means for existing outstanding schools.

  • Parental Controls on Electronic Devices

    date posted: 14/01/20

    Following Christmas, a lot of children will have been given electronic devices as gifts. Please can we take this opportunity to remind parents about putting parental controls on any new equipment to keep your children safe online. 

    Please click below for a simple guide on how to do this:

    Setting parental restrictions on your child's devices

    For more information on e-safety, please visit our webpage: 

    Keeping Your Child Safe web page

  • Science Day 2020

    date posted: 14/01/20

    The children had a super Science Day on Friday 10 January and took part in many activities.  Each class has been learning about plants and the whole school took part in an experiment to find out if larger hands can pick up the most pasta. 

    Many children wore a science related top and some dressed as astronauts and scientists!  The adults at school joined in too!

    Thank you to all the parents who came into school on the morning to take part in science activities and for speaking about your science related jobs/hobbies.  The children loved having you in with them.  Here is some of the feedback we received:

    Really enjoyed the hands on experiments!  I love getting involved in my child’s learning.

    We enjoyed learning about germs and getting sticky.  I think it really made the children realise how important washing hands is.

    It was really fun and child led focus, great time had by all.  Really got the children thinking that science is everywhere.

    I’ve enjoyed learning things myself!  It was interesting to hear about the jobs that the other parents do and see the children participate in experiments.

    Lovely to see how the children all engaged with the science and useful to let them explore (I’m inclined to answer).

  • The Hour of Code

    date posted: 13/12/19

    The ‘Hour of Code’ for Computer Science Education Week this week was a success! Through a range of puzzles, the children were able to use sequencing, conditionals and loops to create algorithms with code blocks.  They learnt that programming is neither difficult nor boring – but a powerful tool they can use to bring their imagination to life!

    Reception children had their Hour of Code using Busythings which you can access from home through LGFL using the children’s personal Usernames and Passwords. Launch Busy Things by clicking on the link below and log in using their “Normal USO Login”. 

    Busy Things

    Navigate through the options, clicking on: Reception – Understanding the World – Technology – Helicopter Rescue.

    Year 1 enjoyed coding through “Candy Quest” and Year 2 were engrossed in “Dragon Blast”, both accessible from home through the link below: 

    Hour of Code

    Here are some comments from the children:

    I enjoyed it a lot! It was a challenge!

    I was so pumped up because I’d never tried it before but I went up to level 21!

    I was a little bit frustrated when I got it wrong but I persevered, debugged it and got it right!

    A big well done to Burlington Infants for successfully completing the Hour of Code 2019!

  • Year 2 Football Festival

    date posted: 10/12/19

    On Tuesday 3 December, 7 children from Year 2 took part in a football festival at Chessington School. The children played against 5 different schools and all tried really hard, despite the cold weather! All the children really enjoyed themselves and were great representatives for Burlington. Thank you to any parents and carers who came to support and well done to all the boys!