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  • Message from Publick Health re: Group A Streptococcus

    date posted: 06/12/22

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    There has been a rise in the number of cases of scarlet fever being reported nationally this year. Scarlet fever is caused by the bacteria Group A streptococcus (GAS). Lots of us carry it in our throats and on our skin and it doesn’t always result in illness. However, GAS does cause a number of infections, some mild and some more serious. Scarlet fever is usually a mild illness however it should be treated with antibiotics to minimise the risk of complications and reduce the spread to others. 

    What are the symptoms of scarlet fever? 

    The symptoms include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. This is followed by a fine red rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On more darkly-pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may be harder to spot, but it will still feel like ‘sandpaper’. The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth.  

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scarlet-fever/

    Complications 

    If your child has an underlying health condition which affects their immune system, you should contact your GP or hospital doctor to discuss whether any additional measures are needed.

    Children who have had chickenpox or influenza (flu) recently are more likely to develop a more serious infection during an outbreak of scarlet fever and so parents should remain vigilant for symptoms such as a persistent high fever, cellulitis (skin infection) and arthritis (joint pain and swelling). If you are concerned for any reason please seek medical assistance immediately.  

    The symptoms of scarlet fever are similar and could also be caused by other illnesses circulating this year, such as respiratory viruses, flu or COVID-19, but if you are concerned about your child, seek advice from your GP or contact NHS 111.

    Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - GOV.UK

    The most serious infections linked to GAS come from invasive group A strep, known as iGAS.

    What is invasive Group A Streptococcal (iGAS) disease?

    Although rare, invasive Group A Streptococcus disease may occur when bacteria get into parts of the body where bacteria are not usually found. This type of infection is called invasive Group A Streptococcal disease and can be very serious and even life-threatening.   

    What are the symptoms of invasive Group A Streptococcal disease?   

    The most important thing to be aware of are the early signs and symptoms of invasive Group A Streptococcal disease. These are:  

    High Fever 
    Severe muscle aches 
    Localised muscle tenderness 
    Redness at the site of a wound 

    What should I do if my child becomes unwell?

    If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever: 

    see your GP or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible 
    make sure that you/your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor 
    stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection 

    https://ukhsa.blog.gov.uk/2022/12/05/group-a-strep-what-you-need-to-know/

    What else can I do to prevent my child from becoming unwell?

    Good hand and respiratory hygiene are important for stopping the spread of many bugs. By teaching your child how to wash their hands properly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, using a tissue to catch coughs and sneezes, and keeping away from others when feeling unwell, they will be able to reduce the risk of picking up, or spreading, infections.

    Yours sincerely,

    Iona Lidington, Director of Public Health

  • Mince Pie donations please

    date posted: 05/12/22

    We would be grateful for any donations of fruit or mince pies for the 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!

  • Christmas Fair Mufti Day

    date posted: 05/12/22

    Friday 9th December 

    Children can wear their own non-uniform clothes and a Christmas jumper.

    Nursery and Reception - bring homemade or shop bought cakes for the cake stall.

    Year 1 &Year 2 - bring chocolates for the chocolate tombola.

  • Eco Council - November 2022

    date posted: 05/12/22

    Our Eco Council have been really busy this term helping to collect litter from the school grounds and feeding the birds. We are so grateful to the children for helping to look after our school. 

  • The Reading Tree challenge 2022

    date posted: 05/12/22

    Thank you for all the fantastic book recommendations for the Reading Tree Challenge! Here are this week's entries from Reception

    Reading Tree book recommendations 2022

  • Science Day

    date posted: 05/12/22

    Children are invited to wear a science themed jumper/top on this day.

    We are inviting a family member to come into class and take part in Science. If your job or hobby involves Science, you will be very welcome to talk about it. Please let your class teacher know.  

    Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: 9-10am  Also look out for a Family Fun Science Quiz which will be sent home on this day!

    Morning Nursery: 8.30-9.30am

    Afternoon Nursery: 12.30-1.30pm

  • Science Selfie Challenge

    date posted: 05/12/22

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

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

    Science Selfie Challenge Photos

    Mrs MacMillan

  • Inspiration Station

    date posted: 04/12/22

    Click here to see this week's Inspiration Station. 

    Well done to all the children who entered this week!  You can see some of the entries we've received so far this term below.

    Inspiration Station Entries Autumn 2022

  • Positive Parenting

    date posted: 04/12/22

    Following on from last week, have any of you thought about how many times you say the word 'Don't' to your children. If I said to you "don't think about a kangaroo" how many of you right now are thinking about a kangaroo? It's the same with children, if you say " don't drop your ice cream" they are more likely to drop it. If you say "don't hit your sister" they are more likely to hit them. All your children will hear are the words 'drop and ice cream or hit and sister. Try to re-word your sentence by saying "do hold your ice cream tight" and "do use kind hands with your sister", they will then hear a much more positive request and more likely to do as you say. This week's mantra is Do's work better than Don't's. Give it a go!

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

  • Mental Wellbeing courses from Kingston Adult Education

    date posted: 04/12/22

    Kingston Adult Education are offering various courses for mental wellbeing. For more information please click here.

  • Missed your child's flu vaccine?

    date posted: 04/12/22

  • Charity Days

    date posted: 04/12/22

    A big thank you to everyone who donated to Wear it Pink and Children in Need. Thanks to your generous donations we have raised £474.65 for Wear it Pink and £427.73 for Children in Need.

  • Vacancies

    date posted: 04/12/22

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

    Vacancies web page

  • Stamptastic

    date posted: 04/12/22

  • School Gateway

    date posted: 04/12/22

    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

  • Nursery Places Available to start NOW

    date posted: 03/12/22

  • School Policies

    date posted: 03/12/22

    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

  • Christmas Fair Updates from BSA

    date posted: 28/11/22

    The PTA are working hard to organise the Christmas fair! These events cannot happen without lots of volunteers - if you can spare some time on the day to volunteer on one of the stalls, please sign up now! Each year group has been allocated a stall however you may volunteer on any stall you like the sound of! Click here to sign up. 
     

    Calling all face painters! If you are able to help out with face painting at the fair, PLEASE get in touch with the PTA by email. No experience necessary, just a steady hand! Contact the PTA at info.burlingtonpta@gmail.com
     

     
     

    WINTER WINDOWS TRAIL

    A huge thank you to everyone who has volunteered to take part in the Winter Windows Trail this year. This is such a lovely event for the whole community and we can't wait for this year's event. But we still need more houses to take part! If you can create a window to be part of the trail, please click on the link below. If you would like further information about the trail please contact the PTA.

    https://forms.gle/Qjyu5JERe9t5MBP89

  • Recycle your old Christmas Jumpers

    date posted: 28/11/22

    If you have any Christmas jumpers that your children have outgrown and you would like to donate them to other children within the school we will be collecting them from Monday 28th November. Please bring them to the school office. Thank you!

  • Nursery celebrates American Thanksgiving

    date posted: 28/11/22

    This week in Nursery we have been celebrating American Thanksgiving. Madison’s mum came and read us a story about being thankful and then we made turkey flags, special hats and Mrs Hibberd made a huge balloon float. To copy the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in New York we marched around the playground with our very own marching band! Madison’s mum and Kinzie’s mum are both American and joined us to celebrate! Happy Thanksgiving! ​

  • SEND Parent Champion

    date posted: 28/11/22

    Click here to access the contact form.

    You can also find out more about SEND on our web page:

    SEND web page

  • School Lunch Menu - changes

    date posted: 28/11/22

    A note from our caterers regarding egg supplies. There may be changes in menus over the coming months. Thank you for your understanding. As you may have seen in the news, Europe, including the UK, is amid the worst Avian Influenza outbreak that we’ve seen. This has continued through the summer and rapidly escalated as we approach winter. This is putting pressure on the poultry industry, and we are seeing particular issues with eggs. This is being exacerbated by falling flock numbers across both caged and free-range eggs. As demand for eggs continues to grow, this is putting additional strain on the UK supply chain and impacting the volume and availability of eggs.

  • Updated Attendance Policy - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 22/11/22

    Dear Parents / Carers

    Updated Attendance Policy - November 2022

    Please find attached our current Attendance Policy for you to read. 

    Attendance Policy

    We would like to bring to your attention the following procedures:

    Late arrival: Children who arrive after the registers have closed (9:00 for Reception to Year 2, and 8:45 or 12:45 for am/pm Nursery) should report to the school office where parents will be required to complete a late form, your child will then be taken to their classroom by a member of the office staff. 

    Late collection: School closes at 3:20pm for YR - Y2, and at 11:30am/3:30pm for Nursery. Parents must ensure that their child is collected on time every day. In addition, extra-curricular clubs finish between 4:15pm to 4:30pm. If a child is collected late either from school or a club, this can be distressing for the child and also mean that staff who have to supervise late children beyond the school day are taken away from their scheduled work. This can also result in staff needing to stay beyond the end of their shift. This incurs a cost which will be passed on to the parents at £5.00 for the first 15 minutes and a further £1 for each subsequent 5-minute period. In exceptional circumstances, these costs may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher. In extreme circumstances, regular late collection can also indicate a safeguarding issue and the school will follow its safeguarding procedures.

    The late collection fee has always been in our policy but we have never needed to enforce it. However, due to a noticeable increase in the number of children being collected late from school / after school clubs, we will now be monitoring this very closely. Please note - the late collection fee will also apply to Acorns after-school club.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mrs. Yay-Walker, Head Teacher

  • Christmas Lunch Day – Thursday 15th December

    date posted: 21/11/22

    On Thursday 15th December, we will have our annual Christmas Lunch. It is always a lovely occasion, with special food and a festive atmosphere.
    Please remember to complete the google form link to give us your child’s menu choice for the Christmas Lunch.
    https://forms.gle/2sJutDKNgfYBNVfv8

  • Christmas Concerts - SAVE THE DATE!

    date posted: 21/11/22

    Nursery - Friday 9th December 
    Blue, Green and Orange - 9.00am
    Blue, Yellow and Purple - 2.45pm 

    Reception 
    Hedgehogs - Monday 12th December 9.00am
    Squirrels - Monday 12th December 2.30pm
    Rabbits - Tuesday 13th December 9.00am
    Foxes - Tuesday 13th December 2.30pm 

    Year 1 - Thursday 8th December 
    Sapphires - 9.15am
    Rubies - 10.00am
    Emeralds - 11.00am
    Diamonds - 2.40pm 

    Year 2 - Thursday 15th December 
    Saturn - 9.15am
    Jupiter - 10.00am
    Venus - 11.00am
    Mercury - 2.40pm 

    2 people per family may attend.

  • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) and British Values at Burlington!

    date posted: 21/11/22

    Democracy in Action!

    The year 2 school council members took a trip today to New Malden High Street with Mrs Yay-Walker and Miss Ahmed to purchase items that their classes voted on to improve the Reading Den and sand pit area in the year 1 & 2 playground. The children were very excited to be representing the views of the children in their class!

  • Coats, Hats, Scarves and Shoes

    date posted: 21/11/22

  • Shout out for....

    date posted: 20/11/22

    Shout out for...
    Boys trousers - age 4-5 and 5-6.
    Thank you!

  • Court Farm Christmas Trees

    date posted: 20/11/22

  • Scarlett Fever - Advice

    date posted: 15/11/22

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    This is to inform you that we have recently had one confirmed case of Scarlet Fever in school. Following advice from Public Health regarding an increase in cases across London schools, please see below some useful information to help recognise the symptoms. 

    Scarlet fever is a mild childhood illness which requires antibiotic treatment. Symptoms include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, followed by a fine red rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On more darkly-pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may be harder to spot, but it should feel like 'sandpaper'. The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth. As the rash fades the skin on the fingertips, toes and groin area can peel. 

    If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever: 

    See your GP or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible 
    Make sure that you/your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor. 
    Stay at home, away from nursery, school or work for at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection 

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Parent Information Morning - Safeguarding your Child & Internet Safety

    date posted: 14/11/22

    Every year we invite Peter Cowley, the Lead Adviser for Online Services and Safety from Achieving for Children to talk to parents about e-safety. The talk covers valuable advice on how to set parental controls on children's devices and the importance of this, as well as other information about safeguarding your child when online.

    A big thank you to everyone who attended the session. We hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend please click on the link below to access the resources: 

     Safeguarding your Child & Internet Safety Session Contents

  • RE Experts

    date posted: 14/11/22

    At Burlington we are very proud of our diverse community. We know that many families will be celebrating lots of different religious festivals throughout the year. We would like the children to share their news of how they celebrate festivals at home with their families. Children might want to bring things in from home to show and tell or could share photos/videos uploaded onto Tapestry. For example:

    What was the festival/celebration? Why is it celebrated?
    Was there a special meal? What did they eat?
    Did anyone wear special clothes for the festival? Can they bring it in to show the class or show the class a photo?
    Were there any activities – singing, praying, fasting, dancing, gift giving…
    Was their home decorated? What did it look like?
    Were there any visits to anywhere or any visitors to the home?

    Parents, if you would like to volunteer to come into school and tell your child's class about specific religious festivals, we would love to hear from you. Please let your class teacher know.

  • You Said, We Did

    date posted: 12/11/22

    Thank you for the lovely and positive feedback you have given us...

    We really like everything about the school, and its outstanding teaching activities, and wide range of after school activities. Parents visiting classrooms and activities were really helpful and supportive - they were my favourite part of the year - it gave us a sense of what our child is doing.

    Thank you also for your comments and suggestions:

    You said…

    I hope there will be more Healthy Eating education that our children will be encouraged to try more new vegetables, and/or involving parents to participate in the classroom on introducing a wide range of vegetables from all different countries for children to explore in the classroom.

    We did...

    We have healthy eating incentives at lunch times when new vegetables are promoted and children are encouraged to try a new vegetable with a simple sticker if they have tried it. We will relaunch this with our caterers and also learn about it in assembly/in class.

    Thank you for your helpful suggestion.

  • Community Fridge

    date posted: 12/11/22

    The Community Fridge is a local initiative that redistributes food from local supermarkets which is nearing it's sell by date and would otherwise end up being thrown away. 
    Please note this is not a food bank so all are welcome to come and take food for free. 
    You can visit the community fridge at the Kingston Environment Centre on Fridays from 11am - 1.00pm.

    Kingston Environment Centre 
    1 Kingston Road 
    KT3 3PE

  • DONS Local Action Group

    date posted: 07/11/22

    We will be collecting again for the Dons Local Action Group who give crucial support to local residents in need by providing weekly food boxes. You may have seen their collection points at the Tesco superstore in New Malden. 

    This time they are in need of the following items: 
    Tinned Fruit or Veg
    Tinned Fish 
    Tinned Meat 

    The collection box will be in the infant school office.
    Thank you so much in advance for your support. 

  • Maths Challenge October 2022

    date posted: 07/11/22

  • FIS Childcare Options Workshop

    date posted: 06/11/22

  • Family Transitions

    date posted: 06/11/22

  • Children's Centre Activities for Autumn 2nd half term

    date posted: 05/11/22

    Click here to see a programme of activities for the under 5s at Children's Centres in and around Kingston. 

  • Well-being Drop-in

    date posted: 27/10/22

    Our Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner Haydon Thorpe was pleased to see so many parents at the coffee morning on Tuesday. We hope that it was useful for those that attended.

    Here is a link to some slides from the presentation with some helpful tips for helping children to talk about and regulate their feelings and emotions. 

    In school we use Zone of Regulation to help children to recognise their feelings and emotions and develop and use strategies to get into the appropriate zone at the appropriate time. Feelings and emotional states are categorized into four colour zones. More information can be found through the link. 

  • Multicultural Day

    date posted: 27/10/22

    A really big thank you to all the parents who cooked or bought food for our multicultural picnic on Thursday and an extra special thank you to the parents who came in to help serve the food to the children. It was wonderful to see such a range of delicious looking food and treats - the children had a fantastic time trying them all.  

     

  • Multi Cultural celebrations in Nursery

    date posted: 27/10/22

    A big thank you to Defne’s mum and dad for coming in to Yellow Nursery to celebrate Turkey. The children learnt about children's day on 23rd April. Mum played the guitar whilst both parents sang a beautiful Turkish song to the children. The children had a fantastic time.

    Thank you so much to Maisie's Mum who came into nursery to talk to the children about Korea. She showed them the Korean flag and taught then how to say Hello. The children loved looking at her Korean toys and listening to Korean songs. She then made money pockets with the children. The money pockets are a tradition for new year to store money given to you by relatives. 

    Last week we invited parents to come to Nursery to share their cultures. Thank you very much to Ralphie’s and Ana Luisa’s mums who came to help us learn about Portugal. We learnt some Portuguese, saw their flag and even made some Portuguese cockerels out of paper plates! 

  • Burlington Artists go LIVE on Instagram!

    date posted: 27/10/22

    @Burlington_infants_art

    Our page is a celebration of art, craft and design, created by Burlington Infants' budding young artists from Nursery to Year 2 and proudly shared by Mrs Stebbings, Art and Design lead.  

    Through art, craft and design we want to engage, inspire and challenge pupils by introducing them to a broad range of techniques, materials and artists, craftspeople and designers. We want to equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, explore, take risks, invent and create. It will enable them to be authentic and explore their own identity as well as being curious about respecting and connecting with others. Most importantly, we want them to foster a positive, life-long relationship with the subject and have fun! We want all our children to know that they are artists, craft makers and designers! 
     ​
    Follow along with us to see our creative journey throughout the school year and join in with our termly art challenges for your chance to have your masterpieces featured on our page!

  • Year 1 and Year 2 Optional Science Homework

    date posted: 27/10/22

    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

    Isobel in Year 2 found a snail in her back garden on the side of her bin, and put it in a 20cm container. She added gravel, plants and leaves and put the snail in. She sprayed it with water. Later she added carrot peelings and cabbage. She checked it every day and sprayed it with water. The snail ate a bit of carrot, cabbage and some of the plants. After a few days there were lots of snail poos so it must have eaten something! The snail moved to the underside of the lid, so she put the lid in the garden to release it. It crawled back on to the same wheelie bin it was found on. Well done Isobel!

  • Maths Whizz Bags

    date posted: 27/10/22

    This girl really enjoyed taking our Maths Whizz Bag home. She used the resources to practice her counting - well done! 

    This boy had a lot of fun with our Maths Whizz Bag. He read the two books - one about shapes and one about shopping (and subtraction). He also loved using the clock to help him tell the time. Well done!

  • Tech Time Challenges

    date posted: 27/10/22

    The teachers are really enjoying teaching Computing at school and we know the children love taking part in Computing at home too!  Some classes have learnt about Paint and some classes have learnt about Presentations. If you are taking part in Computing at home, please submit an observation on Tapestry titled “Computing Home Learning”. This half term’s optional challenges are:

    Nursery & Reception: Do any of your toys make a sound or move when you press a button?  Are any of them remote-controlled?  Your child could take a photo/video of their technological toy and explain or demonstrate how it works!

    Nursery and Reception Tech Time Challenge

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

    Year 1 Tech Time Challenge

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

    Year 2 Tech Time Challenge

    You will find further details on the images posted on our website and on the 'Computing Home Learning' Tapestry post dated 21.10.22​

  • LGfL and Busy Things Support for Parents

    date posted: 27/10/22

    All of the KS1 children will have had their Reading Records sent home at the start of this term and in the back of these you will find your child's personal LGfL log in information including their Username and Password. The children use these Usernames and Passwords within every Computing lesson at school, to log on to the computers and to access different resources. I wanted to let you know that you can also access various resources from home to support your child in many areas of their learning using their log in information. We really encourage the children to practise logging in independently so that they become familiar with the letters and numbers on the keyboard.

    LGFL Family Support information

    A firm favourite amongst the children is BusyThings which is full of educational games to support learning in Phonics, Maths and so much more! 

    https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-login/  

    Attached you will find further instructions to help you access this. Please do let your class teacher know if you would like any further support with what is available to you.

    Busy Things help sheet

    As always, do remember to stay safe online! :) Happy Computing! Miss Holmes​

  • 'Start Your Day with a Book'

    date posted: 27/10/22

    Reading for Pleasure!  Start your day with a Book!

    Small Hall

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    8.40 am – 8.55am

    Please come and start your day in the best way with  ‘Start your day with a Book’. The Small Hall will be open for 15 minutes between 8.40am and 8.55 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There will be some books provided or you can read the books in your child’s book bags. If you would like to come along please take time to look at the rules below:  

    DO 

    Read together
    Sit down (chairs provided)
    Replace books neatly
    Use quiet voices
    Stay with your child

    DO NOT

    Use mobile phones 
    Walk or run around
    Chat to other parents
    Use loud voices
    Touch the equipment

     

  • Half term events in Kingston Libraries

    date posted: 27/10/22

    Discover the half term programme of events in Kingston libraries. A selection of spooky and not-so-spooky activities for children across kingston libraries.

    Click here to view the brochure of events.

  • Learn to swim this half term holiday

    date posted: 27/10/22

    Children can learn to swim this October half term holiday with a wide range of crash courses available at Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and Pools on the Park.

    Bookings can be made by calling us on 020 3772 2999 or at the in person at the centre reception.

    Please see the website for more information.

  • Come and try Karate at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre

    date posted: 27/10/22

    Karate is one of the most traditional martial arts, in essence an unarmed- combat system, employing kicking, striking and defensive blocking with arms and legs. There is a big emphasis on mental attitude and courtesy.

    Courses are available for beginners through to advanced and for children aged from 5 years to 8 years+ at Whitton Sports & Fitness Centre.

    Call us on 020 3772 2999 or make an enquiry online.

  • Eco Council - October 2022

    date posted: 17/10/22

    Eco Council met to talk about what more they could do to make sure that litter is not being dropped on the floor. They decided to make posters that could be laminated and put around the school. They will be finishing them next week and displaying them around the school site. Well done Eco Council!

  • October Half Term Holiday Club

    date posted: 17/10/22

  • Clothes Swap

    date posted: 17/10/22

    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

  • After School Activity Clubs - Autumn 2 Term

    date posted: 11/10/22

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    Please find attached details for the after school clubs for the second half of the autumn term.

    After School Clubs - Autumn 2 2022

    We will be taking bookings from Thursday 13th October at 8PM in the evening.

    Thank you and best wishes 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Culture Bag

    date posted: 11/10/22

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    One of the best things about Burlington Infant and Nursery School is the wide range of cultures represented in our children, parents and staff.  We are very proud of the way we celebrate different cultures from around the world through many of our subjects such as RE and Geography and also in the opportunities we offer in the wider curriculum, such as Around the World Week and Holiday Day.

    This year we are celebrating all the different cultures we have in our school, so we will be distributing special ‘culture bags’ to each child over the course of the year. In the bag the children can collect images, objects, or artefacts that they feel represents an aspect of their culture. You can help your child by talking about the things in their bags, and helping them to remember some interesting facts about their culture. In class the children will share the contents of their bag, giving an insight into all the different cultures in our school.   

    There are a variety of different ways that a culture can be represented in the bag.  Here are some examples:  

    Pictures or examples of traditional food that the family enjoys eating.
    Photos or objects that show a Family tradition.
    Decorations, pictures or objects that help explain special occasions that are celebrated every year.
    A toy or game that is a family favourite. 
    A recording of a song that the family enjoys singing.
    A piece of material that represents an outfit that might be worn on a special occasion.
    A photo or souvenir of a special place that you have visited e.g., a place of historical significance.
    An example of a traditional craft or handmade object.
    If sport is an important part of your culture, clothing, or a piece of equipment could be included in the bag.
    An example of a word or a story book written in your language.
    A picture of a famous person from your culture.
    Or anything else that you feel represents your culture and you are comfortable sharing.

    The bags will be handed out to different groups of children every half term and they will be given time to share the contents of their bag and discuss the meanings of the pictures/objects with their friends in the class.

    We are very excited to learn more about our families and the cultures we have at Burlington. If you have any time to spare and would like to come in to join us when your child shares their culture with the class, please let us know. Come in and read a story or share a song in your language or anything else that you would be happy to share. We would love to have you!

    If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School 

  • PTA Newsletter

    date posted: 04/10/22

    Please find attached the PTA newsletter for the Autumn term. 

    PTA Newsletter Autumn 2022

  • Attendance and Punctuality **IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ**

    date posted: 04/10/22

    Please read carefully the attached document with regards to Attendance & Punctuality at Nursery.

    Introductory letter for Reception to Year 2

    Introductory letter for Nursery

  • Parent workshops this week

    date posted: 01/10/22

    Thank you to everyone that attended the Nursery and Reception workshops this week. If you were unable to attend, please click on the links below to see a copy of the presentations.

    Welcome to Nursery presentation to parents - September 2022

    Phonics & Reading in Reception presentation to parents - September 2022

  • Eco Council - September 2022 part 2

    date posted: 01/10/22

    Eco Council have been really busy this week helping Mrs Docwra water all the beautiful plants around the school.

  • Waterproof Coats

    date posted: 01/10/22

    Now that the temperatures have dropped, please can we remind you to send children in with a warm, waterproof coat. 

    Please can we also remind you to make sure all uniform items are labelled with your child's name. 

    Thank you.

  • Family Learning ESOL

    date posted: 01/10/22

  • Shout out for....

    date posted: 01/10/22

    Boys trousers age 3-4 and 5-6
    School jumpers or cardigans age 5-6
    Boys socks 

  • Pick up and drop off reminders

    date posted: 27/09/22

    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    The school gates open at 8:40am.

    Class doors open at 8:55am.

    Lessons start at 9:00am.

    Any parents arriving after 9:00am will need to sign their children in at the office.

    Following parent feedback, we are putting in the following measures to alleviate some of the pressure around the school site in the mornings:

    > Saturn class parents – please wait outside Mercury class where there is more space until it is time to drop off or pick up. 

    > Marked areas for year 1 parents to line up to drop off their children. We realise this area gets quite congested so we appreciate your support in waiting in the marked out areas and we kindly ask that you keep your children with you.

    > We encourage parents to come in to the small hall for ‘Start your Day with a Book’ on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This will help those parents who are dropping off at nursery or the junior school and have some time before dropping their YR-Y2 children. 

    If you have any other helpful suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your feedback is really important to us. 

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School 

  • Voluntary Contribution 2022-23

    date posted: 26/09/22

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    At Burlington Infant & Nursery school we aim to provide pupils with a full and enriched education by offering activities which often fall outside of the national curriculum. These activities include workshops and events such as Earthsong drumming, Don Rae Dance, The Space Dome, “Pretend Holiday” days, art workshops and Healthy Living Week Big Breakfasts. 

    In light of the above, each year we ask parents/carers to make a small voluntary contribution towards the School Fund in order to help to enrich the quality of our pupils’ education during their time at the school. 

    The voluntary contribution for Burlington Infant & Nursery School is £50 per family, although you are welcome to give more, of course. This is separate to the contribution made to the Junior school. We completely understand that we are entering into a tough period with the cost of living increasing and we understand the financial impact this will have on a lot of families. We are therefore asking for contributions only if you feel you are able to. The contributions are entirely voluntary and we are incredibly grateful for any support you are able to give.  

    Please make your donation via your School Gateway account. You can make a one-off payment of £50 (please note that School Gateway allocates the amount to each child therefore if you have more than one child at the school, you only need to make one payment against one child). There is also an option to pay on a reducing balance with smaller instalments throughout the year. If you need any assistance with School Gateway or are having problems activating your account, please speak to the school office. 

    To maximise the value of any donations received we will be accepting donations via the PTA which is a registered charity. This means that UK taxpayers can Gift Aid their donations e.g. for every £50 paid with gift aid the school will receive an additional £12.50 from the UK government. Please read the declaration at the checkout and enter your full name and address in the payments comments box when paying via School Gateway and the school will receive an additional 25% on each contribution. If you are NOT a UK taxpayer, please state this in the comments box so that we do not claim Gift Aid on your donation.

    Thank you in advance for your support.

    Best wishes, 

    Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher

  • Eco Council - September 2022

    date posted: 23/09/22

    Eco Council have been helping to keep our school a clean, tidy and safe place for the adults, children and animals that come into the playground.​ They spent some of their lunchtime picking up litter. They were very focused and did a great job!

    Isabella in Mercury has drawn this wonderful poster to encourage us all to recycle and reuse! Thank you Isabella - what a brilliant thing to do. We will display it around the school. 

  • Healthy Start, Brighter Future!

    date posted: 23/09/22

    HENRY is a healthy lifestyles programme that supports parents to make positive lifestyle changes.  We know that everyone wants the best for their children, but it can be hard to know what to do to ensure a healthy family lifestyle.
     
    Every family will benefit in some way. Do any of these statements relate to you?

    “My child won’t go to bed”
    “I struggle to get my children to get dressed/brush their teeth/get ready for school on time”
    “Mealtimes are a battle”
    “I don’t know how to deal with temper tantrums

    The Your healthcare HENRY team offer 8-week programmes and one-off workshops for parents and carers of children between 0-12 years of age. HENRY practitioners work in partnership with parents to set goals that work for them to promote happy, healthy families. To find out more about this programme visit www.henry.org.uk/parents or email henry@yourhealthcare.org
     
    Parents and carers can self-refer and the online referral form can be accessed by clicking here or scanning the QR code below.

  • Welcome back to Be There Bear

    date posted: 17/09/22

    We are really pleased to welcome back our Burlington Be There Bear! Each week the classes with the highest attendance will win Be There Bear. The class will choose a child at random who has been in school all week to take Be There Bear home for the weekend. We would love parents to send in photos to the school office to see what they have been up to and we will feature these in the newsletter each week. Please email photos to admin@burlingtoni.org.uk.

  • Parent Information Morning - presentation

    date posted: 17/09/22

    Everything you Need to Know about Burlington Infants!

    Thank you to everyone who joined the parent information meeting today. It was a great turn out and we hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend this morning, please click below to see a copy of the presentation. 

    Parent Information Morning Sept 2022 - presentation

  • Can you spare a few hours a week to become a reading helper at our school?

    date posted: 17/09/22

    Our school is working with a charity called Coram Beanstalk to recruit and train volunteer reading helpers who can spare an afternoon or two a week to come in to school. As a reading helper you would hold reading sessions with some of our children on a one-to-one basis, giving those that need it extra support to practise reading skills outside of the classroom.
     
    For more information or if you want to apply online, visit the website at www.corambeanstalk.org.uk and complete an application form.

    Please make sure you indicate Burlington Infants School in the section "School I have a connection with" to make sure you are placed at Burlington Infants.

  • Welcome back to school

    date posted: 12/09/22

    Now that the children are back to school, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents and carers about the correct uniform the children should wear each day. Please visit our Uniform web page to see a full list: 

    Uniform web page

    Please can we also remind you that children should not wear large decorative headbands or clips such as large bows or headbands with cat ears etc. We will be doing uniform checks each half term so please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform. 

    We have lots of second-hand uniform items in good condition which can be purchased via the school office. 

  • Quality Mark Primary Award

    date posted: 12/09/22

    We are delighted to share that we have again been awarded the Quality Mark Award. This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard. The Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and Mathematics.

    Please click here for parent information about this award.

  • Ten Project

    date posted: 12/09/22

    YOUR FREE COMMUNITY FAMILY SESSIONS ARE NOW AT...

    Chessington Sports Centre, KT9 2JS / Starting Saturday 10th September / 2pm - 3pm
    Hampden Park Tennis Courts Eastbourne (SEN/Disability Session*), BN22 9QR / Starting Saturday10th September / 1pm - 2pm
    Hollingbury Park Tennis Club, BN1 7HZ / Starting Sunday 11th September / 10am - 11am
    Jocks Lane Tennis Courts Bracknell (SEN/Disability Session*), RG12 2BH / Starting Saturday 10th September / 3pm - 4pm
    Kingston Road Rec Ground, KT3 3RY / Starting Saturday 10th September / 1.30pm - 2.30pm
    Oxford Sports Tennis Club (SEN/Disability Session*), OX2 0NA / Starting Saturday 10th September / 12pm - 1pm
    Sutton Tennis & Squash Club (SEN/Disability Session*), SM2 5HH / Starting Saturday 10th September / 4 - 5pm
    Tonbridge Tennis Club (SEN/Disability Session*), TN10 4PU / Starting Saturday 10th September / 9.30am - 10.30am                                 

    Free sessions designed for families as well as adults and children with learning, sensory and physical disabilities and for those experiencing mental ill health, however these are open to everyone so please join us.

    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

    New Venues Coming Soon

    Come and join the family fun this weekend and LEARN. PLAY. TOGETHER.

  • Radish Autumn Term Newsletter

    date posted: 12/09/22

    Please click here to read the welcome flyer and Autumn/Winter Newsletter from Radish who provide our school lunches. 

  • The Parent Champions Network

    date posted: 12/09/22

  • Being a parent

    date posted: 12/09/22

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    date posted: 09/09/22

    Dear Parents and Carers, 

    We express our deepest sympathies for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

    We have now entered a period of national mourning that will continue until the end of the State Funeral. The Department for Education wrote to schools last night to confirm that school settings should remain open. 

    Once details of the funeral are confirmed by the Royal Household and we have received further direction from the Department for Education, we will update you on any changes that may occur to upcoming school events/activities. Unless otherwise stated, please assume that any scheduled school activities and events will continue as planned. If we are advised of any national holidays, we will keep you informed. 

    Today, the children have had an opportunity to talk about the Queen during carpet time with their teachers and we will be holding an assembly on Monday to reflect on the things we remember most about her. We will ensure that information we share with the children about the Queen’s passing is at an appropriate level for their age group.  

    If you think your child may be upset due to the passing of the Queen, or this has triggered any emotions relating to loss, please let us know so that we can provide support if needed. 

    Best wishes,

    Mrs S Yay-Walker, Headteacher

  • Welcome to Year 2 parent meeting - presentation

    date posted: 09/09/22

    Thank you to those of you who were able to make the 'Welcome to Year 2' presentation for parents of children starting Year 2 this September.  We hope you found it helpful to hear what learning is like in Year 2 and how you can support your child at home.  If you missed it, please find below a copy of the presentation shared: 

    Welcome to Year 2 presentation

  • Parent Code of Conduct and Pupil Wellbeing

    date posted: 09/09/22
    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    The start of the new academic is always a really exciting time with the children joining a new school or a new class, however these are big changes for the children and their parents. These transitions may pass smoothly or they may cause children to ask questions and feel a little apprehensive.

    On our website there is lots of useful information to help parents navigate their children's concerns. Please click on the link below to access these resources via our web page: 

    Your Child's Wellbeing web page

    Please also find attached a copy of our parent and visitors code of conduct for your information.

    Parent and Visitors Code of Conduct

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School