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Head Teacher Newsletter 21st March 2022

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Ukraine Day - blue & yellow non uniform - Friday 24th March

Don't forget that we are running a fundraiser as a result of Oliver's fantastic suggestion.

Please remember to bring in a pound or two to support this very worthy cause.

Thank you.

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PTA - dates for your diary

Foolish Friday on 1st April - Non uniform / crazy hair day / dress like a Fool and please bring in Easter chocs as a donation for the Easter Raffle.

Cake Sale at the end of school on Thursday 7th April - this time it's Oak Class pupils' turn to make/buy cake and bring them into school that morning. All children/parents/carers/staff can then bring in money to buy in the afternoon.

Easter Raffle - tickets will be on sale in the last week of term. Please buy lots of tickets!

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Reading for Pleasure - newsletter 7

Here are this week’s recommended reads from me, with a science theme to follow up on Science Week.

Miss Mansfield, Literacy Co-ordinator

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Baby & Toddler Group

We are very keen to get the village Baby & Toddler Group up and running again particularly to help extend/build social networks for all those who've had a baby during the pandemic and had limited opportunities to meet with other families. Also, it's a great way for any September YR starters to meet the little people that will become their classmates!

The group will meet in the School Hall on Thursdays from 1.30pm, so we'd love it if you came along with your pre-school age child.

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Platinum Jubilee Torch Relay - our involvement

A 550-mile torch relay will visit 250 towns and villages in Suffolk as part of a major event celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee.

We are delighted that two Bardwell pupils will be torch bearers for this event - which will be passing through the village on Monday 16th May.

The Festival of Suffolk Torch Relay will form a key part of the celebrations which are set to become the county's biggest ever community event.

The torch will start its journey in Brandon on Friday 13th May, before making its way through 250 towns and villages, reaching its conclusion at the Suffolk Show at Trinity Park, on Wednesday 1st June.

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Some feedback from a neighbour

Our governor and Church warden, Mrs Williamson, wanted all parents and carers to know that she received some lovely feedback from a local neighbour when the children went to Church this week. They said, "What amazing children, they were so polite and well-mannered. It was a joy to meet them and for them to stop and say hello on their way to Church."

Thank you Bardwell pupils for being such great ambassadors for the school and for your Kind Communication.

Gooddies Uniform - website change

Our school uniform supplier has advised us that their web address for Bardwell ordering has changed. It is now


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Easter Holiday activity programme - GVTSSP

Camp 11-14 April 2022

Mon 11 April: AM- Skateboarding OR Target Games / PM- BMX OR Skateboarding

Tue 12 April: AM-Ipswich Town Football OR Gymnastics / PM - Ipswich Town Football OR Dance OR Parkour

Wed 13 April: AM-Nerf and Laser Tag / PM- Nerf and Laser Tag

Thurs 14 April: AM Multi games and Inflatables / PM -Multi games and Inflatables

AGES: 5 – 12 Venue: Beyton, Thurston Sixth (IP30 9AQ)

Flyer /Booking form Attached


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Easter Tennis Holiday Camps 2022

Walsham Le Willows Tennis Club, 8 Summer Road, Bury, IP31 3AH

A great way to get into tennis or to improve your existing skills

Aged 4 – 14 - Children Ranging from Beginner advanced level will be grouped of similar ability. On each day a different stroke will be coached & practiced. The course will cover the ABC, (Agility Balance & Control). We will also play popular games like Tennis Cricket, Friend like Foe which the children love.

Dates Times

Camp :- 13th, 14th & 15th April 9am - 12 noon

3 day Camp Costs: £65 (Payment Can be made online to secure)

Single Days: £25 10% Sib Disc on 2nd Child

Please note- Appropriate clothing in case of inclement weather/ sunshine, plenty of drinks & snacks. Contact Giles Davey 07887 547981

or Email Giles@daveytennis.com for further info.

See attached application form

Kinetic Kids Holiday Clubs are back for the Easter holidays!!

Running on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th April in Claydon and Bury St Edmunds, with the additional dates of the 13th in Bury and 21st and 22nd April in Claydon. Our clubs run from 10:00 - 15:30.

Come and join us for some Holiday Club fun. We have action packed days planned with lots of seasonal themed games, arts and crafts, team games and science activities!

Our Holiday Clubs are for children aged from 6 -14 years, and are broken into the below age groups:

KS1: For children from 6-7 years old

KS2: For children from 8-11 years old

KS3: For children from 12-14 years old

Our clubs are £30 per day and we provide lunch and snacks. Payment is taken via BACS. There are fully funded spaces available for school referrals for those in receipt of ‘free’ school meals, “looked after children” or vulnerable children. To reserve a space, please email for a booking form, instructions on how to make the payment if needed will then follow once the space has been reserved.

We have limited spaces available; therefore, all spaces will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to working with you more closely in the future.

For any questions or advice, please contact us on:

Tel: 01473 830077
Email: kinetickidseastanglia@gmail.com

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Free School Meals - could you be eligible?

Your child may be eligible for free school meals throughout primary school. This could save you approximately £437 per year.

To check or apply online, visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-meals-uniforms-and-trips/apply-for-free-school-meals/

Check if you're eligible

Your child will get free school meals if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

  • Child Tax Credit but no element of Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenues & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

  • If you are supported under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Working Tax Credit during the four-week period immediately after your employment finishes or after you start to work fewer hours per week

  • Universal Credit (provided you have an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400 (£616.67 per month), as assessed by earnings from up to three of your most recent assessment periods).

To check if your child is eligible, apply online for an immediate response or call 01473 260989.

We encourage you to apply, because the school receives additional funding (Pupil Premium) for all children on income-related Free School Meals.

Easter Country Show

The organisers of the Easter Country Show have kindly given us a ticket to be used as a prize in the PTA Easter Raffle. The show takes place on 17th and 18th April at Henham Estate, Southwold.
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