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Year 2


Year 2 visit to Tring Museum

Dear Parents/Carers

As part of Science Week, Year 2 will be going to Tring Museum on Wednesday 8th November to look at animals and their habitats. We will be travelling to Tring by coach, leaving school soon after registration and returning before the end of the school day.

The cost of the coach for this trip will be paid for by the school, so in this instance, there is no charge for this visit. However, Tring Museum is a charity which runs on donations. If you would like to make a contribution to the museum, we suggest you send a donation of £2 in a sealed envelope which we will hand over to museum staff on the day.

All children who normally have a school meal will be provided with a packed lunch, and only need to bring in a drink from home (no bottles or fizzy drinks please) in a named carrier bag. If your child normally has a packed lunch, please send this in a named carrier bag instead of their lunch box, so they can easily dispose of their rubbish after eating. Children will be required to wear their school uniform on the day and bring a coat in case of inclement weather.

If you have any concerns regarding this visit, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Please complete the Parentmail form that you will receive shortly to give your permission and also choose a filling for your child’s packed lunch. To assist the kitchen staff in preparing the packed lunches please complete the form by midday on Friday 3rd with your child’s preferred filling option. Children cannot take part in this visit without your permission.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Razzaq and the Year 2 team


Year 3

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As part of our topic ‘Roman Adventure’, we are planning to go to the Milton Keynes Discovery Centre on Monday 30th October (Comet and Galaxy) and Wednesday 1st November (Star and Meteor), to experience life as a Roman.

This is a whole day visit and we will be undertaking activities such as re-enacting a Roman banquet; life as a Roman soldier and visiting a Roman ruin settlement. The activities will be held at the centre and at the ruins.

The children will need to wear school uniform and bring a coat and a pair of named Wellington boots to change into if the weather is wet. They will also need a packed lunch (no fizzy drinks, cans or glass bottles please and in a disposable bag).

To enhance their experience the centre has suggested that the children may like to bring any Roman dressing up clothes or equipment to wear. However, this is not essential.

To assist with the cost of the coach and entrance fee, we request that you make a contribution of £11. Please note that the visit can only go ahead if there are sufficient voluntary contributions. A decision will made on Tuesday 17th October if insufficient contributions are received by then.

Payment can be made through your Parentmail account, cash sent in a named, sealed envelope or cheque made payable to ‘Bushmead Primary School’.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs C. Jones,

Year 3 Leader

Year 4

Dell Farm

Dear Parents,

Thank you to those of you who attended the meeting about the Year 4 trip to Dell Farm. For those of you who could not attend the information about this visit is as follows:

You may have already heard of Dell Farm Residential Outdoor Centre at Whipsnade which is run by Active Luton. The purpose of the Centre is to allow groups of children to have the opportunity of living and learning together in a rural environment. We have been allocated places at the centre for Year 4 to visit during 15th – 19th January 2018. We will be taking two groups of up to 40 children on either, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Children will be split into groups of up to 20 girls and 20 boys.

The cost will be £135 for three days, two nights, which will include transport, food, accommodation and a visit to the Zoo. A deposit of £50 is requested this month with the balance being required by Thursday 16th November. Payment can be made by cash, sent to school in a sealed envelope, cheques made payable to Bushmead Primary School or through your Parentmail account. (Go to the payments area in your account). Please contact the school office if you would prefer to make a direct bank transfer.

We need to let Dell Farm know the numbers of children who will be going, so to secure your child a place I would be grateful if you could respond to the Parentmail form that you will receive shortly, and send your deposit by Friday 22nd September. In the event of this visit being oversubscribed, we will advise you of the fairest selection process.

Yours sincerely,

Joanne Travi


Year 5

Present Year 5


Dear Parents/Carers,

You are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday 22nd November at 6pm in the Key Stage 2 hall to hear about our proposed trip to Swanage in September 2018.   Thank you to everyone who reponded to the recent Parentmail form about residential trips.  Based on the responses we hope that the majority of children will take part in the Swanage trip.  We would encourage all parents of children in Year 5 to attend this meeting, even if you don't think your child will want to take part, or you have concerns yourself.  Staff will be available for you to discuss any issues that you may have so that you can make an informed choice about your child's participation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Year 6