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. Please note that extra curricular clubs must be booked via Parentmail Forms.

 

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.

 

Please click on the buttons below to find out more information on the Caldecotte Project, Aylmerton Field Study Centre and Whitemoor Lakes

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 2019-2020

Autumn Term 2019 Wednesday 4th September -Friday 25th October
Monday 4th November –
Friday 20th December
Spring Term 2020 Tuesday 7th January –
Friday 14th February
Monday 24th February –
Friday 3rd April
Summer Term 2020 Monday 20th April –
Friday 22nd May
Tuesday 2nd June –
Friday 17th July
2019/2020
Inset days

Monday 2nd September 2019
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 6th January 2020

Monday 1st June 2020
Monday 22nd July 2020

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 a system which communicates school procedures not only to parents but also to the media. A 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: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/closures?status=c/parent-info

Or you can listen to Heart FM Radio or BBC Three Counties Radio or visit their websites – www.heart.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.