Mary Poppins

Dear Parents,

Tickets for our Year 5-6 Production of Mary Poppins will be on sale from Monday 1st July.  Performances are as follows:

Tuesday 16th July – dress rehearsal (R to Y3 children only) – 1.30pm start

Wednesday 17th July – matinee performance (Y4 and parents/carers/family) – starting at 1.30pm

Wednesday 17th July – evening performance (parents/carers/family) – 7pm start

Thursday 18th July – evening performance (parents/carers/family) – 7pm start

If your child is performing in a duplicated role, the cast dates are as follows:

Lions cast:

Tuesday matinee performance
Wednesday evening performance

Puffins cast:

Wednesday matinee performance
Thursday evening performance

If you are a parent of a child in Lions cast and cannot make the Wednesday evening performance and would like to attend the Tuesday matinee performance instead, please contact your child’s class teacher to make arrangements.

In order for all families to be able to enjoy a performance, we are initially limiting tickets to two tickets for each child.  On Monday 8th July, all unpurchased tickets will be available on a first come-first served basis. 

Please contact your class teacher if you would like additional tickets as we will be keeping a list of people who are interested. 

If you have any questions about the production please contact your child’s class teacher.

Best wishes,

Mrs Puddephatt and Miss Doncow

Year 3 Trip to Hindu Temple

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to let you know that we have confirmed our trip to the Hindu Temple, the BAPS Shri Swainarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, for Tuesday 9th July 2019.  This visit is linked to our current studies of Hinduism. As part of the visit, the children will be able to look around a special exhibition, ‘Understanding Hinduism’, explore this beautiful temple and potentially observe a service taking place.

We will depart at 9.00am and return by the end of school. Depending on the weather, the children may need a waterproof coat/sunhat/suncream so please pack accordingly depending on the weather.  They will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks (no glass bottles please).

As the temple is a sacred place, there are one or two special restrictions in terms of dress code and behaviour. Shorts or skirts need to be longer than knee length. If the children’s shorts or skirts are too short, they will be asked to wear a wrap or refused permission to enter the temple. We would therefore suggest that boys wear long trousers and the girls wear leggings with their dresses.

We are very restricted to where we might eat at lunchtime but have been given permission to eat indoors in a designated area of the temple. However, there are strict food restrictions and in order to respect these, please ensure that packed lunches do not contain meat, fish, nuts, onions, garlic, eggs or any kind of animal products. We realise this is quite restrictive but there is no other option available to us and we would appreciate your support regarding this.  (Sandwiches could be made with marmite, humous, salad, banana or quorn products.  Children could bring pasta with a tomato sauce.)

As the visit takes place within school hours, under the terms of the 2002 Education Reform Act no charge can be made by the school for the visit. May I therefore invite you to make a voluntary contribution of £10.00 to cover the cost of the coach and the exhibition. By paying via Parent Pay, you are also giving permission for your child to attend this trip. 

All children will be able to take part in the visit regardless of whether parent(s) have been able to make a contribution. However, if we do not receive a sufficient sum in voluntary contributions the visit will have to be cancelled since we could not cover the cost from the school funds.

We will require a few parent helpers from each class for this trip. If you are available for the whole day, please get in touch with class teachers directly.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Best wishes,

Miss Barnes and Mr Farina


Choir – January 2020!

Y3 Wind Chimes

Dear Parents,

As part of the creative work we will be doing this week, the children will be making wind chimes/wind mobiles.

Whilst we are planning to hunt around the woods for different materials, please could you send your child in on Wednesday this week with a small bag of objects that could be attached to a mobile. These can be bits and bobs (preferably metal to generate sound) hiding in drawers at home. Such objects could be cutlery no longer needed, beads, buttons, shells, old keys, old batteries or CDs no longer needed.

Thanks for your support.

Best wishes,

Miss Barnes and Mr Farina

School Crossing Patroller

Due to personal circumstances the School Crossing Patroller will not be on duty this afternoon.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

FS & KS1 Sports Day

The FS & KS1 Sports Day has been rescheduled for Monday 8th July.

School Office

Mrs Day

Next Friday, we are sorry to be saying goodbye to Mrs Day, one of our dedicated HLTAs. Mrs Day has decided to leave the education sector to pursue a career in Business Consultancy. We wish her well in her new venture.

We are currently in the process of recruiting Mrs Day’s replacement.

Midday Supervisor

Please see attached advert for a Midday Supervisor. If anyone is interested in joining the Burford School Team as a Midday Supervisor, please contact the school office.

Thank you.

Winter Banquet Request for Prizes