Year 1 absolutely loved using wax crayons to make fantastic leaf rubbings. They love the magic of a leaf appearing...
Year 5 have successfully completed their ‘passport to science’ unit, allowing each child to begin to use the equipment within...
Last year I wrote about Black History Month with a literary twist, by focusing on the amazing Maya Angelou, perhaps...
Mr Behan’s Year 8 have been learning about the structure of DNA and how genes are the blueprint for life....
Many congratulations to Laura (4G) and Elliot (4G), who have both achieved their times tables badge. Well done!
The BHHC fireworks on Friday 12th November is an event not to be missed. The bonfire is built, thank you...
On Wednesday 13th October, the first Admissions Day for two years took place at Guilford Cathedral. 220 pupils from 1st...
On Friday 8th October, our U11 girls hockey team travelled to Haileybury School to play in the regional round of...
There is one more week to go for this group of Year 5 children to prove who should win the...
Following our learning about ‘The Little Red Hen’ and the harvest, we continued to pique the children’s interest in crops...
“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Franklin D Roosevelt
Congratulations to all the boys that took part in House football this week. It was great to see such great...
On Tuesday this week it was one of my favourite House competitions – House Poetry! Children in Years 3 to...
Safer Food Handler – Level 2
Bertie (7G), Edward (7G)
The weather continues to be kind and as such you were again out in force, £246.85 raised today for the BHCC. This brings the half term total to £1,157.55. Thank you and have a wonderful half term.
Can you help?
The BHCC relies on parent participation to ensure successful events. Every parent at Barrow Hills is automatically a member of the Committee and very welcome to come to meetings or pop an idea over. We hope that you continue to support us, beginning with the events planned for the rest of this term. If you feel you can help please contact your rep (see details below), David Brydon or if volunteers are needed you can sign up on Classlist when the event is published.
If you have any questions please contact David Brydon on email@example.com
Nursery: David Cuthbert
Kindy: Katie Boulter and Alex Jenkin
Reception: Rebecca Foord and Kerry Poole
Year 1: Danielle Atkinson and Mark Todd
Year 2: Sara Pickard and Sandra Weeks
Year 3: Madelon Burnett and Michelle Sophocleous
Year 4: Emmah Klein and Marie-Claire Parker
Year 5: Rosemary Cresswell and Natalie Preston
Year 6: Rosie Aneja and Anthony & Lisa Tugwell
Year 7: Lucy Oldham and Liz Hughes
Year 7: Marja van Ravenstein
Year 8: Jane Hubble
What is next?
We have a packed autumn term. Please see below for ‘save the dates’ and some of the plans for the coming term. More information will follow before each event:
• Bacon Buttie stall – every Friday morning at drop off
• Pumpkin Decorating Competition – half term – bring in your creations on the first day back (Monday 1st November), ensure they are named!
• Deadline for ordering the Ultimate Christmas Pudding – Monday 1st November
If you shop online, please sign up to easyfundraising to support Barrow Hills School. Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for your favourite cause.
It’s a really easy way to raise money for us – you just use the easyfundraising site to shop online with more than 3,500 well known online stores. Please visit our easyfundraising page here and click ‘support us’.
Recording and Photography
Please may we remind you that recording or photography on personal devices is not permitted on the school premises.
Please clean up after your dog if you bring them to school. We may have to reconsider allowing dogs on site if this is not done. Thank you.
Joe Unwin, our fabulous Barrow Hills Gap Student is available for babysitting. Please contact him on 07749 717490.
Sally Crathern – Intensive Swimming Course
Sally Crathern, swimming teacher to Pre-Prep is running her next intensive course during the October half term holidays. Dates are Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October for half an hour each morning. This is at King Edward’s Witley. The course is open to all ability levels from non swimmers from the age of 4 to strong, technically able swimmers. There will be four teachers in the water with the younger, less experienced swimmers.
Lessons will be every half hour from 9.00am to 11.30am. Groups are created according to ability and parents will be contacted via email with a specific lesson time. The cost is £50 for five days x 30 minute lessons. Stronger swimmers will be swimming for 45 minutes costing £75.
Please see Sally’s website for more information and a booking form.
Books Books Books!
The 32nd Guildford Book Festival will take place from 3rd – 26th October. There are lots of events that are free for families and will take place by the Bandstand in Guildford Castle Grounds.
This website is a really useful service divided by year group, to give a wide selection of age appropriate book recommendations. Click on the tab – Year Groups & Key Stage Recommendations, select the age group required.
Absences on match afternoons
Please notify games staff of any absences on a match afternoon in advance when possible.
Absence Request Form
An Absence Request Form must be completed for any reason that a child is not in school, other than illness. These are found on the Parent Portal. Thank you.
Please can we remind you that the majority of the communications are sent via the parent portal on a Tuesday. Communications will vary for each child dependent on a variety of factors e.g. class, gender, sets. The Prep team sheet can be changed at any time therefore we encourage you to check the portal on a regular basis.
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