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Broughton-in-Furness CE Primary School


Newsletter 29


18th May 2018


Website: www.broughton-furness.cumbria.sch.uk




We are a Values school - This half term’s value is: HUMILITY.

Please see our website for Home/ school values based activities!



 Dear Parents,



Important- GDPR: The General Data Protection Regulations come into force on 25th May, bringing a number of changes to the way that data is collected, stored and processed. It’s a new, Europe-wide law that replaces the Data Protection Act in the UK and is aimed at both strengthening and securing the data held on individuals by all organisations including schools. One of the central purposes of the new regulations is to ensure that any data held on an individual is accurate, up to date and freely available if requested, which means that organisations who handle data need to make sure their procedures in this respect are robust and under control.

We are currently updating our Privacy Notice to take account of the above changes; this will be sent out to parents next week.


Ulverston Carnival-Shall we enter? I have been approached by the Ulverston Carnival committee to ask if we would consider entering our school in this year’s carnival procession. I think this could be excellent, both as a lovely community event but also to help to promote our school. This year in particular, it would be extra special as we could also let people know about the nursery joining us from September. Members of staff, including myself will lead and organise but I will need the “stars,” as many of your children as possible to come too! Please can you contact me, your class teacher or the office asap if are able to join us-I need to tell the committee by 25th May. The date is Saturday, 7th July 2018, further details will be given if we get enough interest. Hope you can help!


Royal Wedding Tea Party: Today we are celebrating the royal wedding of Harry and Megan with our very own prince Joshua and princess Honey! The whole school are in attendance and will be enjoying the festivities with a garden party, complete with Maypole! A massive thank you to all our wonderful parents for the amazing banquet donated for the feast-including a stunning 2 tier wedding cake curtesy of Jean McGowan. Watch out for the photos on Facebook later.


John Woodcock visit today: Today we had a visit from local MP, John Woodcock, who engaged with the children from Years 3-6 about the British parliamentary system. It had no party emphasis at all, rather it allowed the children to understand how laws are debated and agreed by the government and the opposition MPs. The children then had 2 very lively debates about: “Whether SATs should be abolished” and “Whether school uniform should be kept or discarded.” Our Prime Ministers were Lillie and Holly, with Opposition leaders, Fletcher and Amelie. The children were fantastic and John was very impressed with their enthusiasm and debating skills!


Science Club: If anyone has any old CDs or DVDs they don't need (that can be ruined!) and any sports caps from plastic bottles please pass to Mrs. Tracey or drop off at school. Thank you!


Take-over Tuesday: Calling all parents, grandparents, carers/guardians - during environment week this year we are looking for support with activities to enrich the children’s week by drawing on the skills and expertise of the local community. If you have a skill or a passion that you would like to share with the children, week commencing 25th June, please contact Mr Knaggs.


Reflective Garden: We are very excited with the progress of this project; the willow fencing has now been secured and we are waiting for the archway and chippings to arrive! Check out our Facebook page for photos!


Dogs in school grounds: I would just like to clarify that following the notification on last Friday’s newsletter, all dogs, including my own, should not be walked on school grounds. Thank you.


Dates for your diary:

21.05.18 - 25.05.18 Week 1 Dinner menu

22.05.18 Yrs 5&6 Cricket at Ulverston

24.05.18 Class photos

28.05.18 – 01.06.18 Half term holiday

20.06.18 Non-uniform day for BSA

22.06.18 School Gala

26.06.18 Take-over Tuesday


Extra School Activities:

Breakfast Club Daily 8-8.50am £3.00 per session

After School Club Daily 3.30-6pm £6.50 per session

Outdoor Play Club Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm Rec-Y2

Science/Multiskills* Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm *Alternate weeks Football Team practice Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm

Pet Club Wednesday 3.30-4.15pm Y3-6

Art Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm Y2-6

Pastel Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm Grp 1 started 3rd May


Young Engineers: The Young Engineers After School Club will start on 5th June until 10th July from 3.30-4.30pm. Places should have been confirmed directly by STEM Kids. If you are unsure please ask.

Mrs J Graham-Kevan

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