BPS News Sheet

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Annie Edwards - chairofgovs@coastalfederation.com






Coastal Federation

‘together we are stronger’

What’s happened this week ?

We become local historians….

Not exactly this week but since the publication of last week’s news sheet... On Friday of last week we explored Bacton and it’s fascinating past led by members of the Paston and Bacton Historical Societies. We visited the Priory gatehouse, learnt about the Old Rocket House, The Coast Guard Cottages and The Old Boys School before walking back to school along the coastal defences. Some children were lucky enough to be invited into the courtyard of Pilgrim Cottage. It always amazes me to think of the people who have stood where we stood and saw what we saw up to 600 years ago!

Thank you to members of the Paston and Bacton Historical  Societies for our guided tour - and all for free!

More what’s happened this week

Mathemagician Morning

On Tuesday parents joined us in school to look at the methods children use here at Bacton Primary to solve division problems. Parents had the opportunity to try out the number line method before joining their child in class to support the learning. After all that hard work there was a chance to talk about what they had seen and sample the delicious refreshments. The theme of the next mathemagician morning will be: Money on Thursday 15th June to celebrate National Money Week. Hope you can make it!

More photos available to view on the school website!

More what’s happened this week

Karate Taster Session

On Tuesday afternoon we were joined by Karate fitness instructor Mr Daniels for a taster session. He put children from across the school through their paces and the children had an exciting time. During the second half of the summer term Mr Daniels will be leading Karate sessions in school  - please see the clubs timetable below and sign up when the consent form comes home. The club will be free during the summer term, is open to all pupils and is likely to be very popular so places will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

African Dance Afternoon

As you will be aware from last week’s newsletter Mrs Lawrence will be leaving us at the end of May. Her leaving gift to the school was a special visitor (Anna Mudeka) during Thursday afternoon who taught the children about African dance and music to support their topic work on Africa. The children had an amazing time using a range of African instruments - including drums which were a particular favourite and trying on headdresses and other traditional clothing.

Thank you again Mrs Lawrence. 

Newly Hatched Chicks

On Wednesday we arrived at school to find that overnight our first chick had hatched and was chirping loudly at his brothers and sisters in the other eggs which were also cracking. We now have 3 chicks all growing and in fine health.

The chicks have of course created great excitement amongst the children and are a good opportunity for them to learn about life cycles.

More photos available to view on the school website!

Things to remember

Our fifth Mathemagician Event coming soon!

Theme: Money

Thursday 15th June @9:05-11:15 Parents welcomed into school to work with their child solving a variety of money based problems as part of National Money Week recognition. There will also be guess the cost of the shopping


in the


During the week we have seen the start of summer. Please ensure children are sun safe by wearing a hat, applying suncream and having a water bottle in school.

On Saturday 20th May - 10:00-12:00 the PTFA will be holding a jumble sale to raise funds for the school. If you have jumble to donate please send this into school week beginning 15th May.

Attendance - Holidays during term time

Please be reminded that requests submitted for holidays during term time will be subject to Norfolk’s Policy for absence.  Parents requesting such an absence will only have it authorised under exceptional circumstances.  This could lead to a fixed penalty fine being imposed, which equates to £60 per child, per parent;  for example, if you take 3 children out of school for more than 5 continuous days within a 12 week period, the potential fine payable would be £120/child x 3 which equates to £360.  

Department for Education Guidance on attendance

Things to


School Clubs - A revised club letter has been


Please complete the return slip



Maximum club size


Now running


Homework club

For years 2-6


Now running



For years 3-6


Now running


(change of day)

Painting Club

For Years  R-6

(Max 12)


Now running



Provided by Premier Sports

For Years 2-6

3x :15-4:15

Now running


Story/drama Club

Listen to a story/read a book

Years R-6


New Karate Club

Starts after half term for 7 weeks

Thursdays after school 3:15-4:15

Open to children in all year groups.

20 places available - letters will come home on the first Monday back

This weeks house point totals / This academic years house point total







Dates for the diary






PTFA jumble sale


All Week

Year 2 SATs


All day

Year 6 Bruce Grove visit



Break up for half term



Return to school after half term holiday



Sports Day


All day

Africa Alive - Whole School end of year topic trip



Reserve Sports Day if wet weather



Break up for Summer Holidays


Attendance target set by the government = 96.1%

Current updated Bacton Primary School attendance = 95.15%

(To the end of this week 28/04/2017)

We have 72 on roll and there are currently 45 children with 100% attendance - Keep up the good work!

  Are you in with a chance of winning the Kindle Fire Tablet for the Summer

 term - Be in school 100% of the time.

‘together aspire, together achieve, together we are stronger...’