17th Sept Newsletter and MUGA

Dear Parents,


We kicked off our History topic across the school this week with drama based workshops for classes 2,3, 4 and 6. There will be 2 more on Monday for Year 1 and 5. It has been great to see the children already immersed in their topics. Year 6 also took the opportunity to have some extended art time and the results were incredible! Do drop in on the Class 6 page to see an example.


The Year 6 Pupil Leaders were impressive today as they led our first in person celebration assembly in such a long time! The children sat in their teams across the school and we shared in the successes of children from each class. Such a lovely way to end the week.


Year 1 and 2 were treated to a virtual author visit today. Abie Longstaff read her book ‘Story Soup’ to the children and they were then able to ask her questions about stories and becoming an author. Hopefully, it will have inspired some to get crafting some tales!


Our youngest children have also been incredible as they take their first steps through their Bidborough journey and begin in Reception class. They all look so smart and wide-eyed as they came down to lunch with their Year 5 buddies. Our family ethos is so evident at lunchtimes with these children and the Year 6 buddies finally being able to get to know their Year 1 protégés. They have been playing together across the field and playgrounds, exploring everywhere with such happiness.


The children have been making the most of the field on the dry days this week. Unfortunately, it is frequently out of action in the wetter months due to the composition of the soil. We are thrilled, therefore, to announce our plans to install a 2G all-weather Multi-Use Games Area on our grounds. The governors are committed to develop the school and its grounds to ensure that we have high quality facilities for our children to flourish in. For more details of this exciting development, please see the posters around the school and visit the website page for more information and to get involved! https://www.bidborough.kent.sch.uk/MUGA/ The PTA are supporting is raising funds for the MUGA too and all donations are very gratefully received.


A reminder of the ‘pre-loved’ uniform sale:

Pre-loved Uniform Sale, Sunday 19th September, 9.30 - 11.30.


Come and stock up on your uniform essentials and support the school at the same time! Dresses, jumpers, cardigans and trousers £2 and shirts, skirts and shorts £1.


In the school car park. Contactless or cash payment.


If you are having an end of year clear out, all donations gratefully received into the red uniform bin, thank you!


Your PTA team


I have been asked to share this link with you too:

Here is the link to the current issue of Families West Kent Magazine Sep/Oct 2021 for your school to share with parents.

Local family events and activities are finally back! Our What’s On Guide and Activities and Days Out have loads of options for families wanting to get out and about in September and October.

For those staying close to home we have activities including Autumn CraftsGrowing oak trees from acornsDIY Halloween costumesHalloween decorations and Black History Month ‘Who’s Who’ Quiz.

The magazine is also full of great advice and tips for parents including Tips for a positive parents’ eveningDealing with back to school anxietyRide to school safely and Teacher Talk.


Finally, thank you to you all. The children are all punctual, smart, and ready to learn. I am sure that there are many tired children this weekend as they really are all trying their best. You’ll be able to get a flavour of what’s been happening already and what’s ahead for the year at Meet the Teacher on Tuesday. I look forward to seeing you then! Have a restful weekend.

Kind regards,

Julie Burton