Bildeston Primary School

Sporting events continue at Bildeston as we take part in events in our school and post results on a sporting website. So far this term we have entered Cross Country and Basketball competitions. Our Early Years pupils continue to enjoy Forest School activities outside in the wonderful surroundings of the school.

Junior Road Safety Officers

Our Road Safety Officers met with Mr Andrews, the local authority Road Safety Officer. They discussed their ideas of how they could engage the rest of the school with keeping safe on our roads. They have recently organised a competition for pupils to design their own cycle helmets and emphasising the need to wear them at all times when out cycling.

Phonics Workshop

Our Early Years staff enjoyed a Phonics Workshop with parents whose children started with us this term. The workshop introduced parents to the way we teach phonics and included ideas of games and materials they could use at home to support their child.

Remembrance Assembly

Reverend Elke Cattermole joined us virtually for our Remembrance assembly this month and led the service across both schools. Children across our KS2 classes in both of our federated schools read poems they had written. Everyone observed a minute silence before we drew the assembly to a close.

One Life Programme

KS2 pupils have enjoyed a virtual session on Healthy Living with the One Life Team. The session looked at improving the health and wellbeing of our children after a long pandemic lockdown.

Final Words from Head Teacher

This Christmas marks my last as Headteacher of Bildeston. It has been a fantastic privilege to lead this lovely school through such changes as the federation with Whatfield School and the environmental building project. I have loved being a part of the school and the community, proud to be allowed to bring our children to read their poems at the remembrance service, pleased to accept the opportunity to present our Christmas Nativity at Chamberlin Hall, happy to watch pupils perform at the B Natural festival and delighted to celebrate our Christingle
at St Mary Magdalene church.

This small community is varied and welcoming and I am pleased to live close enough to it to be able to enjoy it in my retirement from headship. Despite the events of 2020 and the pressures that have put on schools and children I can honestly say I have loved every day I have worked at the school and look forward to handing it over to my successor, Mrs Julia Shaw, who will start in January. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy 2021.
Lynne Golding