18th December 2017
Happy Christmas!It was great to see so many of you at last week’s concerts and events. The way was led admirably by Reception, who, for the very first time, put on a mini production all of their own. We were all in awe of the way in which they recited their lines so unselfconsciously, remembering where to stand and what to sing! Equally good was the KS1 Christmas production which lasted best part of an hour – it’s hard to believe that most of these children are still only 5 or 6 years old. This extravaganza was produced from start to finish within three weeks (and mainly during afternoon sessions only). Once again, the standard of singing and acting was very high, with children, who are often quite shy in class, saying their lines clearly and loudly. Last Wednesday saw some carol singers from Year 6 entertaining the crowds at the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Waltham Cross. This acted as a good warm up for the Junior Christingle Carol Concert in St Mary’s Church the very next day. A huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone involved in these events, whether through directing, training, making costumes, helping with props or the learning of lines. At a time when such events are so often marginalised, it is good to change the dynamic of school life and broaden children’s experiences. Thought for Christmas: a couple of years ago, a post on Facebook said: ‘Show your child how much you love them this Christmas: halve the amount of money you spend on them, and double the amount of time you give to them.’ Quite a challenge!
As always, thank you for your support for the school this term – it is very much appreciated. However you decide to spend the time this Christmas, I hope you enjoy it and come back refreshed in the New Year. Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at Burleigh.
Year 6 Shakespeare Workshop - Macbeth
A couple of weeks ago, Year 6 were treated to a two-day workshop on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Anthony Glenn, a professional actor, carried out a series of workshops which culminated in an assembly to parents. This event was greatly enjoyed by all.
Following on from our memorial service for Miss Davison, our non-uniform day raised a magnificent £433.77 for research into diabulimia. Miss Davison’s parents said that they have been overwhelmed by the way in which the school has responded to their very difficult situation. On a similar note, the cake sale for Children in Need raised an astonishing £1521.50. Thank you for your generosity.
Thank you to all those parents who took the time to complete our online questionnaire. We will share the results of this with you in the New Year.
Teachers2parents (T2P) App
If you have chosen to download the T2P app, you will no longer receive text messages from the school, but will receive information via the app instead.
Current Whole School Attendance
Attendance from September to December 2017: 95.25%
Attendance from September to December 2016: 95.84%
Well done to the 108 children who have 100% attendance for the year so far.
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.
(NB Whenever the school has a non-uniform day, all children are welcome to wear their own clothes, whether or not they choose to donate to charity.)
18 Jan – 1MT Class assembly
24 Jan – 4GH Class assembly
30 Jan – Reception parents’ consultations
31 Jan – 2AH Class assembly
1 Feb – Reception parents’ consultations
8 Feb – 5CB Class assembly
27 Feb –Parents’ consultations 1AA,2PM,3HS,3AR,4GH,4JM
28 Feb –Parents’ consultations 1MT,2AH,5CB,5HA,6HF,6RD
1 Mar - 2PM Class assembly
1 Mar – Evening parents’ consultations Years 1-6
8 Mar – 1AA Class assembly
14 Mar – 4JM Class assembly
21 Mar – 5HA Class assembly
28 Mar – 3HS Class assembly
Writers of the fortnight
Dila Tas 2AH
Laila Marcou 2PM
Aleyna Dag 3AR
Rahul Pujari 3HSReaders of the fortnight
Hughie Budd 2PM
Mykolai Tkachuk 1AA
Jacob Burrell 5JC
Ben Sharples 5CBMathematicians of the fortnight
Amelia Sams 2AH
Daniela Iwagwu 5CB
Harry Hartrop 3HS
Scarlet Wood-Ersoy 1MTWorking together for the good of the children