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Wednesday 19th June 2018 Kwik Cricket Tournament

This was a fantastic day during which the children behaved in a way which clearly embodied the Olympic value of friendship. The children congratulated each other, celebrated appropriately (without upsetting the other team) and set up practise sessions between games independently. Furthermore, one of the other team manager's commented on how well our children communicated with each other to arrange fielding positions. It was also fantastic to see how the team developed; several of our children had never played in a real game of cricket before- which didn't show by the end. 

 

For more information visit BPPS Kwik Cricket

City Athletics Tuesday 12th June 2018

Following a rigorous selection process in PE during the Summer 1 term, we were able to take a team of 28 children to participate against the best child athletes in the city. What an incredible day this proved to be! Before athletic achievements are even mentioned, we are all very proud of the impeccable behaviour shown by the children on the day. They were a true credit to themselves, their parents and the school.

 

For more information visit BPPS City Athlectics

Hampshire Games- Girls football 21/6/18

Following a successful tournament in Southampton, our girls were invited to represent the city against the best sides in Hampshire. What followed was an incredible day.

 

For more information and Photographs see Hampshire Games News

Sanctuary Schools

Last half term, Bitterne Park Primary School’s school council, worked towards collating a folder of evidence to submit to the City of Sanctuary panel to show that as a school we take positive actions to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion and that we create a welcoming environment students from different cultures.

 

For information visit BPPS Sanctuary School News

Christmas Spirit

 

The singing club enjoyed performing at the Marlands on Thursday 16th November to welcome the Christmas spirit before the shopping centre lights were turned on. Parents and members of the public turned out in their hundreds to watch and the children have made BPPS proud. Many children were involved in solos and the choir’s beautiful voices managed to fill the huge space. Special thanks to teachers Kelly Chambers, Laura Dear, Sam Wooster, Sophie Glennon and Rebecca Silverman for making this happen.

 

 

HOUSE NEWS

 

House teams have had a very exciting half term competition creating Christmas trees from scratch! House captains and children have worked diligently to produce amazing designs to represent their house team’s Christmas spirit. Although all house teams produced magnificent trees, Centaurs’ winning entry will be displayed at the Civic centre. They now enter another Southampton wide competition which could possibly let them win tea with the mayor!

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As the festivities of Bonfire night approach…

 

please take time to share this wonderful story with your children to get them thinking about their own safety during this exciting time of year.

Frances the Firefly

The four-minute version of the famous Frances the Firefly PIF. This is the proper version - which they showed frequently in schools - where Frances the Firefly burns down her entire kingdom.

On Saturday 18 November the University of Southampton’s Avenue Campus will be opening to the public for Hands-On Humanities Day. This year it includes young writers & artists workshops, an astrodome and lots of hands-on exhibits from archaeologists, historians and geographers. It’s suitable for all ages and all free.

 

For further information visit www.humanworldsfestival.com/hands-on-humanities-day

During the half term break – why don’t you enter our “Extreme Reading Challenge” ? The winners of the competition will receive a £10 voucher!

 

This half term’s challenge is not just for children, but for parents too! Can you take a parent and child photo to bring in to your teacher of you both reading somewhere extreme?

 

Last year we had photos of handstand reading through to swimming pools, sandy beaches, and even up a tree! They were fabulously wild and wonderful! We do however, encourage you to keep safe- but we are looking forward to seeing which parent and child partnership has the most extreme passion for reading!

 

Please ensure you bring your entry back to school by Friday 3rd November, and ensure the back of the photo is named.

 

Attention Half Term Football Fans!

 

On Tuesday 24 October, Eastleigh Football Club is opening their doors to everyone to go along to watch a game for FREE in the Vanarama National League, Kick off at 19:45. Entry can be either with a ticket which is reserved and collectable from the Club Shop in advance, or by arriving on the night of the game and heading to the turnstile where fans will be counted in.

 

Eastleigh Football Club, The Silverlake Stadium, Stoneham Lane. SO50 9HT
T: 023 8061 3361 | W: www.eastleighfc.com | W: www.sherwoodsrestaurant.co.uk

 

Parent Workshop

 

Thank you to all Year 1 & Year 2 parents who came to our workshop on “Mental Maths in KS1”. It was great to see so many of you and thank you for your ongoing support. We hope this has been useful for you to understand the objectives your child will be covering in their current year group and ways you can support at home through some fun and games.

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the link to the PDF used in the session. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information.

Look out for more Key Stage 1 workshops happening soon across school – the next workshop on “The Year 1 Phonics Test” is at 2.45 on Thursday 12th October.

 

This Autumn Half-term ideas to get out and about with your family, visit Parklifes for free fun activities in your area.

 

ParkLives is a free and easy way for you to get the best out of your local park. In fact, it’s much more than just a walk in the park – you’ll find a whole host of activities from tai chi to donkey grooming!

FREE swimming for under 8’s

 

Have some fun this school holiday, come & have a swim for free!
for more information click here

 

Thursday 30 March

 

Thank you to all parents who came to our workshop today for Key Stage 1 spelling. We hope it was useful to share the KS1 curriculum requirements for spelling with you, and that you enjoyed the children’s demonstration of the different methods that we use in school to help teach spelling.

Please find attached the presentation slides used in the session, outlining what your child needs to know, examples of how we teach spelling, and handy resources to help at home.

 

 

Thank you to all Y1 & Y2 parents who came to our workshop on “Mental Maths in KS1” It was great to see so many of you come along to find out more about how we teach your child in school. We hope that sharing examples of resources we use in our every day teaching, and explaining the curriculum requirements in more detail was useful to help you support your child at home.

 

Don’t forget to see your child’s class teacher if you would like any further support.

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint used in the session. Alternatively, please feel free to visit your child’s class teacher for more information.

Look out for more Key Stage 1 workshops happening soon across school- the next workshop on Year 1- Phase 5 phonics is on Thursday 2nd March.

 

Thank you to all the Key Stage 2 parents who came to our workshop on “Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar” this half term.

 

We hope that you enjoyed the workshop and that the resources shared were useful in helping your child with their spelling, punctuation and grammar at home.

 

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint, the resources used in the session can be found in our help at home area. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information.

 

There will be many more workshops for Key Stage 2 across the year and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

 

 

Thank you to all parents who attended our workshop on the 19 January, we were looking at Grammar and Punctuation in Key Stage 1.

 

We hope you found the presentation useful to find out more about the KS1 curriculum requirements, and hope you enjoy using the home help booklets with your child to support practising grammar and punctuation skills.

 

The children loved playing grammar and punctuation games with grown ups, and enjoyed showing off their learning and knowledge!

 

Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions to your child’s class teacher. The next KS1 workshop is on mental maths, which will be held at 2.45 on Thursday 2nd February.

“An excellent day out for all the family”

 

Southampton Science and Engineering Festival – FREE for all to attend
Saturday 18 March 2017 – 10:30 – 16:30

 

For more information about this event and location please click here 

 

 

17 January – Open Morning

 

Open morning today was a great success with many parents, carers and family members coming to join in and sample a Maths lesson or join our YR children with their busy bee time. Many thanks to all who came. There was a really positive vibe from both parents and our children.

 

‘ Thank you so much for allowing me to see both my children enthused and excited about their learning, it really is good to see they are both in great hands’ Parent of child in Y1 and Y3.

‘I loved showing Nanny what I can do in my maths lessons and she was really good at it too!’

 

Child Y2

 

‘Wow ratio in Year 6 certainly made me get my thinking and learning head on this morning, thank you for a great hour’

Parent of child in Y6

 

Thank you to all the Key Stage 2 parents who came to our workshop on “Writing” this half term. It was lovely to share how we teach children to improve their writing. We hope that the workshop and the resources shared were useful in helping your child with their writing at home.


If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint and resources used in the session. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information.


There will be many more workshops for Key Stage 2 across the year and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

 

 

 

Dear Year 1 and Year 2 parents,

 

We have put together some exciting home challenges to help support in-school learning. 

 

Please note that these activities are NOT homework, simply some optional exciting tasks that you might wish to enjoy with your child during the holidays to support their learning next half term.

1st December 2016

 

Thank you to all Y1 & Y2 parents who came to our workshop on “Writing in KS1”. It was great to see so many of you come along to find out more about how we teach your child in school. We hope that sharing examples of our children’s work and explaining the curriculum in more detail was useful for you to help support your child at home.

 

Don’t forget to see your child’s class teacher if you would like any further support, or to find out your child’s current pink and purple targets for writing.

 

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint used in the session. Alternatively, please feel free to visit your child’s class teacher for more information.

 

Look out for more Key Stage 1 workshops happening soon across school- the next workshop for KS1 will be on “Spelling & Grammar” on Thursday 19th January.

 

 

Thank you to all the Key Stage 2 parents who came to our workshop on “Reading” this half term. It was great to share the ways in which we teach children reading at school. We hope that you also find the question examples beneficial when helping your child with their reading at home.

 

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint used in the session as well as the question examples for each area of the Reading curriculum. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information.

 

There will be many more workshops for Key Stage 2 across the year and we look forward to welcoming as many parents as possible. The next workshop is on Writing and is on Wednesday 7th December at 3.30pm for Year 5 and 6 and Thursday 8th December 3.30pm for years 3 and 4.

Bitterne Park Primary have entered a Christmas tree into a competition at the civic centre. The prize is tea and cakes with the mayor!

 

Singing sensations at the Marlands – update

On Thursday 17th September, our school singing club, comprising of 100 children from across the school, sang in the Marlands shopping centre for the turning on of the Christmas lights. The children performed songs from a large repertoire learnt over a few years and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. For more information visit our what’s happening area

 

Cross Country

Cross country took part at Southampton Athletic Centre. On the 14th of October, 21st of October and 11th November, 10 of us took part in the Cross Country races alongside 350 children.

The Boys ran first then a few minutes after the Girls followed with their race. We did very well with 2 of our children coming in the top 10 and all children placing in the top 90!
The 10 of us that went had so much FUN – we all hope to do this next year. 
Article written by Ellie Mae and Summer 😀
Year 6 Bitterne Park Primary

Active Nation

 

Well Done Bitterne Park Primary for our fundraising efforts with SPOTACULAR Children in Need day.

 

We have raised an amazing £513.92 which will go towards many charity projects to help improve the lives of so many young people.

 

to find out more about Children in Need and the terrific work they do, CLICK HERE

 

Thursday 17th November

Thank you to all Y1 & Y2 parents who came to our workshop on “Reading Comprehension in KS1”. It was great to see so many of you come along to read with your child in school and learn more about how we teach reading.

 

We hope that you found the information about the different types of comprehension skills useful, and that you have enjoyed practising them with your child at home!

 

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint used in the session, and a recommended reading list for Key Stage 1. Alternatively, please feel free to visit your child’s class teacher for more information.

 

Look out for more Key Stage 1 workshops happening soon across school- the next workshop on KS1 Writing Comprehension is on Thursday 1st December.

Please click on the Puffin Virtual Live link below and explore a wonderful world of books and authors,

 

Friday 2nd December at 2:00pm.

 

Tom Fletcher will be reading from his book the Christmasaurus

 

 

Thank you to all the Key Stage 2 parents who came to our workshop on “Arithmetic” this half term. It was lovely to share the curriculum and our teaching methods with you. We hope that the workshop was a useful way of seeing how arithmetic is taught in Key Stage 2 and we hope that you find the resources helpful when supporting your child at home.

 

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find i used in the session. If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information.

 

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There will be many more workshops for Key Stage 2 across the year and we look forward to welcoming as many parents as possible. The next workshop is on Reading and is on Wednesday 23 rd November for Years 5 and 6 and Thursday 24 th November for Years 3 and 4.
Both workshops will be held at 3.30pm.

 

 

 

As the festivities of Bonfire night approaches…

 

please take time to share this wonderful story with your children to get them thinking about their own safety during this exciting time of year.

Frances the Firefly

The four-minute version of the famous Frances the Firefly PIF. This is the proper version - which they showed frequently in schools - where Frances the Firefly burns down her entire kingdom.

‘Things to do in the holidays…”

Discover Southampton

 

Year 2 Investigate: The Great Fire of London

We would like to thank everyone for the amazing response to this year’s Rotary Club Shoebox Appeal. It has received a tremendous amount of support amongst the children and parents.

 

The Shoeboxes are now to travel to such such far flung places as Montenegro, Albania, Moldova and the Philippines to bring joy to disadvantaged children.

 

Supporting Attendance – NHS

 

Attention Year R Parents…
… we have put together some exciting home challenges for our year R pupils to work on at home to show you the skills they have been working on at school. Please check out the Year R curriculum area. 

 

“Maths Methods”

Thank you to all the Key Stage 2 parents who came to our workshop on “Maths Methods” this half term. It was great to see so many parents attending and participating! We hope that the workshop was a useful way of seeing how we teach maths methods in Key Stage 2.

 

If you have any questions – please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information.

 

There will be many more workshops for Key Stage 2 across the year and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible.

 

The next workshop is on Arithmetic for Year 5 and 6 and is on Thursday 10th November at 3.30pm

7th October 2016 – Phonics Workshops

 

Thank you to all parents who came along to the ‘Y1 Phonics Test’ workshop today. It was wonderful to see so many parents – we do hope the session was useful to explain the statutory requirements of the KS1 Phonics Test and to highlight how we teach phonics in school.

Below are links to the the slides from the powerpoint, and also the information given out on the day.

3rd October

Our School Counselors met with School Counselors from across the Partnership. 

 

22nd September 2016

Thank you to all Y1 & Y2 parents who came to our workshop on “Maths Methods”. It was great to see so many of you come along, and thank you for your fantastic participation! We hope this has been useful for you to see the methods we use and how we teach them at school.

 

If you were unable to attend the workshop, please find below the powerpoint used in the session. If you have any questions- please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information!

 

Look out for more Key Stage 1 workshops happening soon across school- the next workshop on “The Year 1 Phonics Test” is at 2.45 on Friday 7th October.

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