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24th January 2020


‘When I were a lad…’


… phones hadn’t been invented!  Therefore, when you left school at 3.30pm and said ‘Good-bye’ to your friends, that was it until the next day.  Things are much more complicated now.  Children of all ages often have phones; and, of course, if they are used correctly, there’s no problem.  However, from time to time, this is not the case.  Thank you to all those parents who are completely on top of their child’s mobile phone usage and carefully monitor their texts and messages to other pupils.  To support parents better in this very challenging area of online safety, we have a helpful page on our school website.  Please take some time to have a look at it.  The following link will take you straight there: The parents’ guides to ‘WhatsApp’ and ‘Snapchat’ are particularly useful.  It’s no accident that since May 2018, the minimum age for legally using ‘WhatsApp’ has been raised to 16. 

A date for your diary: On Monday 10th February 2020, some children from Years 5 and 6 will be opening a special ‘Safer Internet’ assembly delivered by CHEXS.  This event is for all Junior parents.  Please make every effort to attend; you are warmly invited.

Read all about it!

Have you noticed the new telephone box in the main entrance?  We have created a

brand-new free book swap area to encourage even more children to read for pleasure. 

There are two ways to use the telephone box: 1) Families can either choose a book

together, share it at home and then return it so that other families can enjoy it too, or,

2) Bring in a good quality, second hand book to leave in the telephone box and swap it

for a book you have yet to enjoy.  It couldn’t be easier – happy reading!

Inside Out Day

Thursday 6th February is ‘Inside Out Day’.  All you have to do is to come to school on that day wearing a piece of clothing ‘inside out’.  This is to help everyone stop and think about how someone else is feeling.  As the slogan for the campaign says, ‘Always be kind, as you don’t know how your friend is feeling on the inside.’

Football News

On Monday 20th January, Burleigh footballers took part in the prestigious ‘Premier League Primary Stars Football Tournament’ at the New River Sports Centre.  Burleigh participated against the best teams in Haringey.  Even though we were undefeated, we drew one game more than the overall winning team.  People were overheard saying how well Burleigh did.  Congratulations to all those who participated.


Our attendance at the moment is: 94.70%

This time last year it was: 95.60%

Our persistent absence rate is 14.5% which means that 61 children have an attendance rate below 90%

Junior parents 

 Please don’t come into the Junior building before school starts in the morning.


If you need to contact Children’s Services, call…0300 123 4043


Holidays taken in term time cannot be authorised.

The last day of this half term is Friday 14th February 2020


Diary Dates

‘Do Something Different Day’ is on Friday 19th June


Class Assemblies

Thurs 30th Jan – 2SC

Wed 5th Feb – 5EF

Wed 12th Feb – 6CW

Thurs 5th March – 2DL

Wed 11th March – 6HA

Wed 18th March – 4RH

Wed 25th March – 5CH

Wed 1st April – 3DW

All assemblies start at 9.00am and should last for approximately 20 mins.




 Working together for the good of the children