Trips and Events

July 2022

Pretend Holidays

The children have had a lot of fun this week on their pretend holidays. Everybody joined in the fun and it was so lovely to see the children developing their imaginations. 

 

WWF Collection

Following our successful WWF week last month, we are delighted to announce that the total amount raised for WWF was £489.60! Thank you again to everyone who donated coins for the copper mile. The children all got to vote for an animal to adopt through WWF and the most votes went to the dolphin! 

 

June 2022

Healthy Living Week 2022

The children have taken part in lots of different activities this week as part of our healthy living week. All year groups enjoyed a big breakfast in the Great Hall as well as doing rugby, athletics, tennis and a session with Don Rae! The children also had their sports day which was so much fun - thank you to all the parents who came to cheer them on! A big thank you also to Mr Smith, Mr Foley, Mrs Feldwick and Mr Bramwell for coaching the sports sessions. All the children really enjoyed the week.

WWF Week 2022

A big thank you to everyone for donating their loose change in support of the World Wildlife Fund. The children had so much fun laying out their coins to make a river - once we have counted up all the money we will let you know the grand total raised. 

March 2022

Easter Egg Competition 2022

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

February 2022

Book Week 2022

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

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! ​

 

January 2022

Science Day 2022

What an eggciting Science Day it has been! When digging in the Rainbow Garden, Mr Williams found a huge dinosaur egg!

To find out what type of dinosaur it belonged to, we needed to take a frozen sample of blood to the lab and investigated the best way to stop it from melting.

The children also learnt about Mary Anning, a pioneering palaeontologist and fossil collector whilst taking part in lots of different fun science experiments. Thank you to all the parents who sent in videos of their science hobbies/jobs for the children to watch. 

The children and staff have looked fantastic dressed up as scientists and in their science themed tops!

 

November 2021

Diwali 2021

Our children have been learning more about the Indian festival of Diwali and the story behind it.  Earth Song came in to do a special Diwali workshop with Year 1 and Year 2, involving a puppet show and Indian drums.  The children really enjoyed it and later on Friday they were able to do rangoli colouring.

 

October 2021

Year 2 Trip to London Wetland Centre

Our Year 2 children had a lovely day yesterday at the London Wetland Centre. They spotted lots of different species of bird as well as other wildlife to complement the learning they have been doing in class this half term. The children and staff had a great time and we were so proud to hear that the organisers at the centre had commented on what a delight our children were and that we were one of the best school groups they have had visiting the centre. Well done Year 2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2021

Around the World Week

In May, we enjoyed our annual Around the World Week at Burlington - it was a great success!  Each class focused on a country of choice and made a snack/dish that originated from this country. The children learnt key facts about that country and had such fun researching and finding out new things.  We were also so lucky to have parents who posted videos telling the children about their own cultures. The children were delighted to watch these and found them so interesting and informative.

Earthsong came to visit our school and brought with them instruments from around the world and a huge number of drums of different shapes and sizes. All classes had an Earthsong session and learnt about the different instruments, which country they come from and what they sound like. All children took part in a drumming workshop at the end of the session. This was very noisy but so much fun.

The week concluded with a cultural dress up day which saw children wearing cultural dress from a very wide range of countries. This made for a wonderful and very colourful end to what was a fantastic week!

 

April 2021

Maths Day

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

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

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

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

 

September 2020

Time Capsule Project

The children have taken part in a whole school project to reflect on their collective positive experiences of lockdown. Each child has recorded a positive memory and/or experience of something that they did with their family over the lockdown period. Each class produced a booklet of special experiences, with these being carefully rolled and placed inside a time capsule. The capsule was then sealed and buried outside the Year 2 classrooms. This area was chosen as the majority of the children pass by at some time through the course of the day.

The recorded memories included ​cooking meals together, playing games with their brothers and sisters, going for lovely walks, climbing trees, playing football, playing in the garden and eating ice-cream! A special memory for some children was having lots of hugs with their mummies and daddies and celebrating birthdays.

 

November 2019

Fudge Day

Thank you to all parents, relatives and friends who came into school for Fudge Day. We hope you enjoyed spending time in the children's classrooms and joining in with some fun activities. We have had some great feedback and the children really enjoyed the experience. 

Remembrance Day

The children have been very busy this week doing some amazing artwork on the theme of Remembrance Day. Today, we gave a special assembly to explain to the children why we remember this very important day. A big thank you for all your donations for the Poppy Appeal.

 

October 2019

Harvest Festival

A very big thank you for all the generous donations for our harvest festival. We have delivered everything to the Kingston Foodbank. Thank you also to the parents who came in to help us pack up the food and drive it to the foodbank. 

Year 2 DT Day

Year 2 had a really fun and successful DT day on Tuesday 15 October. The children learnt many new skills, including sawing and hammering which helped them to build their bug hotels. Many thanks to the parents who helped out in class and for all the resources provided.