01908 314876

office@bushfieldschool.net

Moon Street - Wolverton

Information for Parents

School Uniforms

At Bushfield we fully support school uniform and believe that it definitely contributes to team spirit, a positive attitude and gives the children a sense of pride. Our uniform is inexpensive and easy to obtain, either at Maisies in Wolverton or at talk2meimage.co.uk. Follow the link to see our full uniform description.

Extra Curricular Activities

Bushfield runs a wide variety of clubs throughout the week. A list of available clubs is sent out at the start of each term. While we cannot guarantee that a child will get into every club they choose, we try to accommodate their preferred choices. We also cannot guarantee that a child will get into a club for every day of the week however we try to accommodate as many children as possible.

Residential Visits

Residential visits can provide children with great opportunities to learn and grow, as well as to develop their independence. Bushfield offers a residential visit in each year group. They start simple in Year Three, with a sleep over in the school! Year Four go on a three day geographical field study trip to Aylmerton in Norfolk. Year Five visit the Pioneer Centre on a three day adventurous activity trip while Year Six visit Bournemouth for a celebratory residential, full of fun activities and visits by the seaside.

Homework

While there will be slight differences between year groups and classes, you can expect your child to receive weekly spelling words to learn. We also ask that children read a small amount on a daily basis. They will all have an appropriate reading book given to them by the school and are able to take out additional reading books through the library. Please could you encourage them to record their reading in their personal logs. The children will also be set regular maths homework to help consolidate their learning from class. Occasionally your child may be set some additional topic work or wider research / reading around a topic.

Term Dates

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Autumn Term 2016

Monday 5th September -
Friday 21st October

Tuesday 1st November -
Friday 16th December

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Spring Term 2017

Wednesday 4th January -
Friday 10th February

Monday 20th February -
Friday 31st March

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Summer Term 2017

Tuesday 18th April -
Friday 26th May

Monday 5th June -
Friday 21st July




Inset days

1st September 2016
2nd September 2016

31st October 2016
3rd January 2017
24th July 2017

Emergency Closure Procedure

Unfortunately, in very extreme circumstances we will deem it necessary to close the school. In the past during situations such as adverse weather conditions it has been very difficult for parents to ascertain whether to struggle to get their children into school.

To avoid this in the future Milton Keynes Council has launched a new system which communicates school procedures not only to parents but also to the media. A new website has been created for schools to log onto and close the school. It will then automatically update the local radio station and the Council Website.

If you think Bushfield may be closed, for example due to snow/flooding etc you can find out by visiting the Council’s Website: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schoolclosures Or you can listen to Horizon Radio or BBC Three Counties Radio or visit their websites -
www.horizonmk.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties. We will continue to work with local radio stations to ensure that details of school closures are announced during their shows, for parents who do not have internet access at home.

Curriculum Newsletters


Each term your child’s year group will send out a Curriculum Newsletter. This will give you an overview of the topics and skills being studied in each subject along with relevant year group information such as up-coming trips or events. Follow the link below to see this year’s curriculum newsletters.

General Letters


As a school, we are promoting being paperless. All school letters are sent out on Parent mail with physical copies sent home to families that are not registered with Parent mail. All letters sent out will also be posted on our website (follow the link below) and a link will also be posted on the ‘ourschoolsapp’. Please note that fixture letters and / or letters that require permission will always be sent home with the children.

Breakfast Club


Breakfast club runs from 07:30 – 08:30 every weekday morning in the school hall. The entrance is through the external hall doors to the left of reception. The cost is £1.50 a day although there is no commitment to attending every day or every week. The club offers a range of cereals, toast and hot food; follow the link to see an example menu.

Leaflet

Contact us

01908 314876

office@bushfieldschool.net

Moon Street - Wolverton