Welcome back letter

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

On behalf of the staff at Buckland Primary School, I am happy and proud to welcome you to a new school year! I hope you have enjoyed the summer break spending time with your family and friends. We would like to extend a special welcome to all our new families, both in Reception and across the school.

It was lovely to see all children looking rested and happily catching up with their friends today and settling into their new classes. During the summer holiday staff worked hard preparing the classrooms, shared learning spaces and outdoor areas ready for the children’s return. The whole school is looking bright, engaging and ready for action. Many thanks to all those involved with making the school look so splendid.

As a school we are looking forward to a productive partnership with all our families to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognise that in order to be a successful school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education and future life prospects. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very BEST to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring the following.

The family will endeavour to:


·         See that our/my child goes to school, on time, properly equipped and dressed in accordance with the school’s uniform policy;

·         Let the school know about any concerns or problems that might affect our/my child’s work or behaviour;

·         Support the school’s guidelines and policies for behaviour and E-Safety;

·         Support our/my child in all opportunities for home learning;

·         Attend parents’ evenings and discussions about our/my child’s progress;

·         Get to know my child’s life in school;

·         Read and act on any information sent home.



We are looking forward to a happy and successful year – all staff at Buckland including myself feel privileged to be part of our school community. We thank you for your support and I look forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks.

Please see over the page for key diary dates for the year. We endeavour to communicate with families as promptly as possible through our newsletters. The majority of dates remain the same but some may need to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances.


Best wishes,


Rebecca Hutton

Month Date Event Year group
 September Tues 19th KS1 Curriculum workshops – 5pm

LKS2 Curriculum workshops  – 6pm

Y1, Y2,

Y3, Y4,

Thurs 21st Secondary Transfer meeting – 3:15pm Y 6
Thurs 21st UKS2 Curriculum workshops Y5 5pm & Y6 6pm
Fri 22nd Jeans for Genes Day – Mufti All year groups
Fri 29th Coffee and Chat in aid of Macmillan – 9:15 All parents welcome
October Wed 4th Individual photos All year groups
Thurs 5th Open Evening for Prospective parents 6pm
Tues 17th KS1 Harvest Assembly YR, Y1, Y2
Wed 18th KS1 Harvest Assembly
Thurs 19th KS2 Harvest Assembly Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
Fri 20th KS2 Harvest Assembly
Mon 30th INSET 3 – School Closed All year groups
November Tues 7th Parent Consultations All year groups
Thurs 9th Parent Consultations
Fri 17th Children in Need – Mufti All year groups
December Fri 8th Coffee and Chat – 9:15am All parents welcome
Tues 12th KS1 Christmas Assemblies YR, Y1, Y2
Wed 13th
Thurs 14th
Wed 13th KS2 Christmas Performance – 6pm Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
Fri 15th KS2 Christmas Performance  – 9:15
Mon 18th Christmas Jumper day and Christmas lunch All year groups
Tues 19th Open Afternoon from 1:30pm All year groups
Thurs 21st End of term – 1:15pm All year groups
January Thurs 4th Start of term All year groups
February Tues 6th Safer Internet day All year groups
Fri 9th INSET 4 – School Closed All year groups
March Thurs 1st World Book day – mufti All year groups
Tues 6th Parent Consultations All year groups
Thurs 8th Parent Consultations
Fri 23rd Sports Relief – Mufti All year groups
Mon 26th KS1 Easter Assembly YR,Y1, Y2
Tues 27th KS1 Easter Assembly
Wed 288h KS2 Easter Assembly Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
Wed 28th Open Afternoon – 1:30pm All parents welcome
Thurs 29th KS2 Easter Assembly Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
Thurs 29th End of term – 1:15pm All year groups
April Tues 16th Start of term
May Thurs 10th Class Photos All year groups
Sun 13th SATS revision morning Y6
Mon 14th KS2 SATS week Y6
Mon 21st Y4 Residential (3 days) Y4
June Wed 20th Reception Sports morning Reception
Thurs 21st KS1, KS2 Sports day and family picnic All parents welcome
July Thurs 5th Y3 transition meeting for Y2 parents Y2
Mon 9th Y6 PGL (All week) Y6
Wed 18th Y2 Activity Day Y2
Wed 18th Y6 Production 6pm Y6 families
Thurs 19th Y6 Production 9:15am Y6 families
Thurs 19th Open Afternoon from 1:30pm All parents welcome
Thurs 19th Y6 Prom 7 – 8:30pm Y6
Fri 20th End of term – 1:15pm All year groups

Welcome letter 2017

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