FoB Donut Sale – 1st March 2019

Donut Sale – 1st March 2019


Burford Reads Reading Tips

Burford Reads Reading Tips

Holiday Camp

Please note that Holiday Camp is full on Wednesday and Thursday next week.  If you sent your application form in by yesterday (Thursday) your child has a place.  The school office is open today if you need to check.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday are also filling up fast.  If you’d like your child to attend on any of these days, please use the ‘on the day’ telephone contact which can be found on the school website together with all forms to complete – http://www.burfordschool.co.uk/index.php/holiday-camps/


School Office



World Book Day

Dear Parents
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 8th March. The aim of these days is to encourage our children to explore the pleasure of books and reading.
The children will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of Literacy based activities inspired by a range of different books.
To get into the spirit of World Book Day, the children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character on Friday 8th March (the staff will be dressing up too)!
We will also be having a whole school book swap on this day. Children are asked to bring in a book which they will be able to swap for a new one! The book swap does require as many good quality books as possible to be brought in, so the children can choose another book they haven’t previously read. Please bring in books as soon as possible.  It requires every child to bring in at least one book from Nursery to Year 6. The more books, the better the choice for the children!
Thank you for your continued support.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Barton, Mrs Puddephatt and Mrs Andrews


Readathon Thank You!

Readathon Thank You!

Hockey Club Cancelled

Apologies, after school Hockey Club is cancelled tomorrow due to the Burford Football Match.

Thank you for your understanding.

School Office



Year 3 DT

Dear Parents,

As we begin our DT Unit on Roman Purses, could we please ask that the children bring in an (empty) purse of their choice into school on Thursday (14th February) so that we can study different purses and the way that they are made.

Many thanks.

Year 3 team


Reading Review Edition 2

Reading Review Edition 2



8th February 2019


Reading – Tips for Parents

Dear Burford Parents,

We need your help. We are creating a Reading Board in school with lots of information about reading, book recommendations, book quizzes and book reviews. We are also looking to display pictures of children and parents reading either at interesting locations or at home. If you would like your photo displayed on this board, please email the images to the office addressed to the reading team.

We want every child at Burford to develop a love of reading and practise reading as much as possible. Not only is reading fun, it forms the bedrock for all their learning for life. So to raise the profile and enjoyment of reading we will be adding a Home Reading Tip to the weekly newsletter and notices which we hope you read and share with your children.

Our Home Reading Tip for this week…

Spending 15 – 20 minutes three or four times a week reading at home doesn’t always need to be your child reading from a book. Keep it interesting by varying ‘bedtime reading’ – use the time to read to your child, let your child listen to audio books (Audible or Borrow Box app are great for this), let your child read alone if they want to, let them read aloud if they want to and always ask them what they think about what they’ve read at the end.

Encouraging your child just to share a thought about a book helps build their comprehension and analytical skills.

Mrs Puddephatt, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Barton

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