15th September 2017
What a Week!
It’s hard to believe that we have only been back for two weeks! Where has the summer gone? Fortunately, at Burleigh, we have been so busy, we’ve hardly had time to notice the weather! This week has been especially exciting as we’ve had Science Week – kindly organised by Mrs Burches, our science co-ordinator. The highlight for many was on Tuesday morning when Dr Matt from ‘MAGIC’ came along and did two one hour shows for KS1 and KS2. With lots of bangs and visual effects, he explored several basic scientific concepts such as gravity and air resistance. There was plenty of audience participation from those children who were brave enough to volunteer. Later on in the week, I witnessed the Year 1 teachers blowing down the houses of the ‘Three Little Pigs’ with hairdryers, while the children giggled and screamed with delight!
Thursday saw a team of ex-professional footballers drop in to work with children in Years 4, 5 and 6. Their workshop, ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ was delivered by players such as Luther Blisset (Watford, England and AC Milan), Lionel Morgan (Wimbledon) and Osei Sankofa (Charlton Athletic). They commented on how responsive and open the children were to the workshops and fitness sessions. Well done Burleigh!
Midweek saw record numbers of parents coming through our doors for ‘Meet the Teacher’ events – what a great start to the new school year as we recommit ourselves to ‘Working together for the good of the children!’
Key Stage 2 Test Results
Well done to last year’s Year 6 children, staff and parents. The percentage of children reaching the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined was 67%. This was 6% above the national average, and 2% above the average for Hertfordshire. Everyone’s hard work paid off.
Year 6 Parents
CHEXS will be in Burleigh School on 10th October at 9.00a.m. to offer help and advice to anyone who would like to discuss their child’s secondary school application form. This session will be especially useful for those who do not have a computer at home.
THANK YOU for sending your children to school in the correct uniform. Visitors to the school always comment on how smart the children look. Just a quick reminder that children are not allowed to wear jewellery other than a neat wrist watch and small stud earrings - only one in each ear. Hoop earrings are not allowed.
The classes with zero lates this week are RAS & 5JC
Attendance from 01/09/17 to date is 96.1%
Children going home early
Occasionally, you may need to take your child out of school early.
This would only be in exceptional circumstances. If your child
needs to leave school early, please notify the school in advance.
Wednesday 20th September – Year 5 leave for Kingswood & 6HF class assembly
Friday 22nd September – Year 5 return from Kingswood
Thursday 28th September – 2PM class assembly & KS2 Author visit
Wednesday 4th October – Year 5 Kingswood assembly
Thursday 12th October – 1AA class assembly
Tuesday 17th October – KS2 Harvest assembly 9.10am
Wednesday 18th October – KS1 Harvest assembly 9.10am,
Wednesday 18th October - Reception Harvest assembly 2.45pm
Monday 23rd October – Friday 27th October – HALF TERM
Wednesday 8th November – 4JM class assembly
Wednesday 15th November – 6RD class assembly
Wednesday 22nd November – 3HS class assembly
Wednesday 29th November – 5JC class assembly
Wednesday 6th December – 3AR class assembly
Working together for the good of the children