Trips and Events

March 2023

Fudge Day 2023

A big thank you to everyone who came to our Fudge day today and got stuck in with all the activities. We hope you enjoyed it!


February 2023

Book Week 2023

We had a fabulous week celebrating different poems and books this week. The children have enjoyed lots of fun activities including reading and performing poems with children from the junior school. We finished off the week with our annual dress-up day! The children all looked amazing in their costumes and our staff got involved too! 


January 2023

Chinese New Year 2023

The children have been learning all about Lunar/Chinese New Year at school. We were very lucky to have the amazing Earth Song team in school to run an interactive workshop for the children. Storm, Angela and Gill brought along all of their wonderful props and costumes to help the children to learn more about the special New Year festival. The children were excited to play traditional instruments. All of the children participated through music, movement, singing and dance. Some of the children even had an opportunity to wear the spectacular dragon costume! I wonder if the children can remember which one of the twelve zodiac animals is celebrated this year in 2023?

A huge thank you also to the Mummy’s of Andy, Lingxi, Sia, Jasper, Vince and Evie in Blue Nursery for celebrating Chinese New Year with us. They helped us learn about how we celebrate, about saying goodbye to the year of the Tiger and welcoming the year of the Rabbit. We said happy new year in Mandarin and had a dance to a special song. Then we had art and craft time and all made fire crackers! 

The children also participated in lots of fun and engaging Chinese/Lunar New Year learning activities in their classroom. 

Celebrating at Home...

Children at Burlington have been having a fantastic time celebrating the Chinese/Lunar New Year at home with their families. Here are a few photos:

This girl celebrated the Lunar New Year by wearing her special Korean dress. Her great auntie made a crochet rabbit as a gift from Korea as it’s the year of the Rabbit.

This girl visited a Korean friend's house to celebrate the Lunar New Year. They made Korean style dumpling for the dduk gook (rice cake soup with dumpling). On Lunar New Year morning, she enjoyed eating the "Dduk gook" with dumpling for breakfast. Yummy!

This girl had a great Chinese New Year with her family. She made sticky rice cakes as a treat then helped her mummy to cook some rice and different dishes for a big feast! She even got some red pocket envelopes. We wonder what was inside?

Science Day 2023

What a busy Burlington Biscuit Bonanza Science Day we have had! After reading the book The Gingerbread Man, Nursery made their own gingerbread men and found out what happens to gingerbread men in water. Reception found out what happens when you pour water on different biscuits and discussed which biscuit needed the most water to make it soggy. These investigations were great for encouraging the children to start thinking scientifically and draw on their current knowledge to make predictions. 

Year 1 investigated which biscuit is the softest when you add water and Year 2 investigated which biscuit, filled or plain, is the best for dunking! These investigations encouraged the children to make predictions, think about fair testing, how they could record their results and write a conclusion.

Thank you to all the parents who joined us this morning to take part in science activities and a special thank you to the parents who shared their science related job and hobbies with the children.

Parent feedback - “it’s helped inspire and instill confidence for me to do fun science activities at home”.​

We loved seeing your children dressed as scientists and wearing science themed tops, and it was great to see our staff taking part too!


October 2022

Multicultural Day

We believe one of the best things about Burlington is the wide range of cultures represented in our children, parents and staff. Did you know that there are 31 different languages spoken amongst the children and their families at our school! We launched our inaugral Multicultural Day this October to celebrate and show off this amazing diversity with a full day of celebrations. The children all looked amazing in their cultural clothes which were shown in a whole school assemnly parade. The children loved sharing their home experiences talking about their families, special celebrations, languages they speak and religions. We tried lots of yummy food from around the world. Thank you so much for all the lovely food and to all the parents that helped.

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


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


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.