Weekly Blog Friday 15th July 2022
Weekly Blog Friday 15th July 2022

Weekly Blog Friday 15th July 2022

Posted in Whole school news on Friday, 15th July 2022

Sports Day cancelled Tuesday 19th July

As you will know, the temperature next week is set to soar. As a result, there will be no Sports Day next Tuesday.

After School Clubs have now finished

As advised on the original letters, this week was the last week for this term's After School Clubs so there will be no clubs for the last 2 weeks of term. 

Uniform orders for September - deadline today

If you would like to order any uniform ready for September, please log on to ParentPay to order your items today as today is the deadline. The uniform will be available to collect on Monday 5th September 2022 or Tuesday 6th September 2022 as these are training days and school will be closed to pupils on these days.

We cannot guarantee that any orders received after today will be available for collection before the children start back in September, so it is really important that you order on time.

If you order any uniform and the item is for your child to have this term rather than for September, please email admin@bawtrymayflower.doncaster.sch.uk to let us know.

Sponsored Walk

Although our sponsored walk had to be cut short due to the weather this week, we hope everyone that joined us enjoyed being back together within school. The children enjoyed it and we have already had a huge amount of sponsor money handed in. If your child has received sponsor money and you haven't had chance to send it in to school yet, we would appreciate it if this could be returned by next Friday, 22nd July please. We will then count the money and share the total on our last blog of this school year (Thursday 28th July). Thank you to everyone as always for all your support. 

Reception Visit to Austerfield

This week, our Reception children spent the day at Austerfield Study Centre. They took part in a variety of activities and had a brilliant time. Here is what some of the Reception children thought about their visit.

Thomas - "Some bugs swim and some walk on land. We went hunting and found lots of fire ants. It was a big nest and the fire ants were carrying some baby eggs".

Bret - "I went bug hunting. The bugs were under the stones. I went fishing for fish and bugs".

Florence - "I went bug hunting and I found a slug".

Phoebe - "We dipped our nets in a pond and found some bugs".

It would appear the bug hunting was a massive hit with our Reception children!

News from Year 1/2

In year 1/2, in topic, we have been learning all about the Titanic, as one of our Amazing Events. The children have absolutely loved this topic. In art we linked to this learning, creating portholes as if we were on the Titanic ourselves. There were lots of tricky jobs including cutting, painting and designing our portholes and the view we would see. We created some fantastic pieces! Well done Year 1/2.

Guitar tuition

We have received confirmation this week that Miss Hill will be returning to us in September to provide our guitar tuition. We will therefore be contacting those parents/carers next week who confirmed that their child would like to start or continue with guitar lessons from September to discuss payment for these. As notified previously, we will require the full payment for these lessons prior to them starting; the payment item will be set up on ParentPay as a reducing balance, meaning that parents/carers can pay all at once or in instalments up to the deadline (this will be notified separately to parents/carers). 

We are aware that refunds still need to be provided to those parents/carers whose children have had guitar lessons this year due to some sessions being cancelled. We are just finalising the details of the refund and will email parents/carers involved next week to notify them of the amount of the refund and when this will be processed. We had hoped to provide these this week, but this has not been possible so thank you to parents/carers for their patience.

School Disco Tuesday 26th July

Our wonderful PTA will be holding their end of year disco on Tuesday 26th July. A letter will be coming home with the children shortly, but please see the poster below for the timings etc.


We are so proud of Betsy in Year 5. She recently had her first flute grading and we are pleased to share that she not only passed her grading, but did so with a Distinction! This is absolutely amazing Betsy, particularly for someone so young! Huge congratulations - you clearly have a natural talent for the flute and have also put in lots of hard work to achieve this. You should be so proud of yourself.

Oliver in Year 2 has shared with us some pictures of his caterpillars. They grew very fast in just a few days, turning into cocooned chrysalis which in turn emerged as butterflies. Oliver released the butterflies last weekend. Oliver's mum said it was absolutely amazing to watch their transformation from tiny caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. 

Scarlett in Reception enjoyed her first swimming lesson last week. She received 2 certificates - well done Scarlett! We hope you will bring your next certificate in to show us so that we can share it with everyone on our weekly blog.

Summer Fun at Rossington Family Hub

Making Friends childcare club has spaces for September

Please see the information below which Making Friends childcare club, which is based in school, has asked us to pass on to parents/carers.

Making Friends breakfast and after school club which is based on school site in the top hall, has available spaces for September. Opening at 7.30am, we offer a variety of breakfast items before the children are taken to class for the start of the school day. The club then reopens at 3pm until 5.30pm (5pm on a Friday). We collect the children from their class at the end of the school day and offer a light tea and lots of fun and varied activities.

Making Friends offer set sessions or can accommodate different shift patterns; we try to be as flexible as possible to meet your requirements.

For more information please contact us on makingfriendsmayflower@outlook.com or call 07719809955.

Bag 2 School clothing collection in September

Our PTA have organised a Bag 2 School clothing collection for when we return to school in September. If you are having a declutter over the summer holidays and have any clothes that you would like to donate, please save them for us. The bags will be coming home with the children during the first week back in September and the company will be coming to collect the filled bags on Thursday 15th September. The bags are weighed and a payment is received based on the weight of the items.

Please click on the link below to see what items can go in the clothing bags.


School lunch menu for week commencing 18th July 2022

Please see below the lunch menu for next week. 

Due to the high temperatures forecast on Monday and Tuesday, it has been decided that we will serve a cold lunch consisting of sandwiches, salad, cold dessert etc on both days instead of the menu items below. 

Diary Dates

Please see below the diary dates for the rest of this term. We have also started to add any diary dates that have been booked in for the next school year too. It may be that there are dates on here that involve your child that you haven't had any information for yet. Please don't worry, information will come out in plenty of time prior to the date concerned. Dates that have been added since last week's blog are in bold.

2021-2022 school year

Friday 15th July - deadline for uniform orders for September

Monday 18th July to Friday 22nd July - no After School Clubs this week

Tuesday 19th July - Year 1 Safe Touch talk - School Nursing Team

Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd July - Year 6 residential at Austerfield Study Centre

Monday 25th July - reports being sent out

Monday 25th July to Thursday 28th July - no After School Clubs this week

Tuesday 26th July - PTA End of year disco - further details to follow

Wednesday 27th July - Key Stage 1 performance 9.15am 

Wednesday 27th July - Key Stage 1 performance 2.15pm

Wednesday 27th July - Year 6 trip to Savoy cinema Doncaster

Thursday 28th July - last day in school before the Summer holidays

2022-2023 school year

Monday 5th September - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

Monday 5th September - uniform orders can be collected from the school office

Tuesday 6th September - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

Tuesday 6th September - uniform orders can be collected from the school office

Thursday 15th September - Bags 2 School clothing collection

Tuesday 3rd January 2023 - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

Friday 26th May 2023 - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

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