Friday, 18 December 2015

Celebration time

We have just had our wonderful assembly in which we recognised all the achievements of our pupils.

It is a fantastic opportunity to share successes and listen to how well the children are doing in such a wide variety of life.

More information in this week's newsletter ....!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


A wonderful afternoon spent at Merrow Methodist Church with all our children singing their hearts out and listening to versions of the Christmas story.

Thank you for joining us, I hope you enjoyed the service (and making sound effects!!)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


The children have just enjoyed a very delicious Christmas lunch served by our festive teacher!!

We are setting up for this afternoon's surprise, which I'm sure they will enjoy!

Monday, 14 December 2015

We're famous!!

We have two articles in this week's Surrey Advertiser!!


The children were fantastic at the carol rehearsal today.

We are all looking forward to the service on Wednesday and hope to see you there!! 

Thursday, 10 December 2015


Absolutely amazing performance again tonight, the children have done themselves, their parents and the school proud! 

Excellent acting, brilliant singing and a lovely message. 

Our thanks go to all the children and staff for their hard work, to Mrs Harris, Mrs Paladi and Mrs Hart, and especially to Mrs Friend-Smith for making it a show to remember!!

Thank you for your support, we hope you enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The Match Girl

Two tremendous performances today - all the children should be proud of themselves. Beautiful singing and fantastic acting.

Thank you to each audience for supporting us.

Finale tomorrow!!

Monday, 30 November 2015

I'm a Year 3 .... Get me out of here??!!

Our Year 3s enjoyed some tasty morsels this afternoon ... Mealworms and crickets were on the menu!!  The chocolate covered bugs were very popular!

They had a brilliant time and the Professor was very impressed with their scientific knowledge.

Thank you to Mrs Smith and the Year 3 team for organising such a wonderful opportunity. 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Disco Divas!

Great fun was had by all tonight and a great 'Macarena' from the teachers too!

Thank you to Mrs Dorkings for organising the evening, to the FAB team and staff for supervising and to DJ Dorkings for spinning some super tunes!

One down, one to go!!!

Much fun was had at the lower school disco - great music, fantastic dancing and interesting dance moves from the teachers!!

Disco time!!

We are all ready with our dancing shoes for tonight's disco!!

Despite a partial power cut in the school, we will be going ahead!  See you there!

Friday, 20 November 2015

Year 6

The children have arrived safely at the Imperial War Museum.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Don't forget it is Mufti on Friday (Thursday for Year 6!) for hamper donations ready for our Christmas Draw.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Don't forgot ....

Mufti tomorrow for Children in Need.

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Firework update ...!

We raised over £1200 at our Firework extravaganza last week.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event.  The funds will go towards improving our ICT resources.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


A spectacular display, I'm sure you'll agree!!

Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Well done to the FAB team, especially Mrs Millard and to the staff and the magnificent Mr Danson for his dj skills!! 

A brilliant evening!!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Peer Mentors

Congratulations to Sam Inkster, Cariad Norris, Jessica Walker-Bower and Katie Gorton for successfully applying to become Peer Mentors.

They will have training after half term, but I know will be very supportive towards all members of the school community.

Well done and good luck in this very responsible role.

Harvest Reminders

We will be celebrating autumn with our child led Harvest Assemblies this Friday, 16th October.

The times for each assembly are:
9.00-9.30: Years 3 and 4    
9.50-10.20: Years 5 and 6   

We would like to invite you to join us at either or both of these assemblies.  FAB will provide refreshments.

As in past years, we will be making up food parcels to take to the Lunch Club at the Methodist Church. The remaining produce will be collected by Guildford Borough Council, who are always grateful for donations to support some of the more vulnerable members of our town.
We would be delighted if you are able to donate some items, particularly if pupils could bring these in on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th October to be displayed at the assemblies.
Suggested items are:
· Tins (suitable for 1-2 servings)
· Sugar, tea, coffee
· Treats like sweets, biscuits and cakes

If you have any shoe boxes lying around, please could we have them for food parcels after our harvest celebration.  There is no need for them to be decorated.  If you know of anyone who would appreciate receiving one, please do let us know. 

As well as bringing in tins of food for local people for Harvest, we will be having a collection at the end of the assemblies and funds raised will be sent to a charity called 'Toilet Twinning', for poor communities to have clean water, basic toilets and to learn about  hygiene.  More info is available at

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


Tonight we hosted Football and Netball matches v Worplesdon - it was a great sight to see.

All players represented the school fantastically and we witnessed some brilliant games.


Year 5 won 9-0

Year 6 lost 7-4

Thank you to Mrs Newton for umpiring and supporting the club this term.


Year 4 lost 4 - 2

Year 5 won 4 -1

Thank you to all those who supported our teams and to the players for their commitment and participation.

A big thank you to Miss Smith, Mr Edward and Mr Keeble for coaching the teams.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Gardening time?!

As you are aware, we are gathering on Saturday from 10am for a bit of gardening and tidying around the school grounds.

If you are free and able, please let the office know if you intend to join us.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Baby news!

Many congratulations to Mr and Mrs Mayne

Sophia Aimee was born on Saturday weighing 8lb 2 oz.

Both mum and daughter are doing very well.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Blog Photos

We continue to have an issue uploading photos to the blog - I am on the case though!!

In the meantime, Star of the Week photos are up in the entrance hall.

Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Coffee morning and cake sale

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Cake Sale
Bushy Hill Junior School
Friday 25th September 2015

In support of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, we would like to welcome you to a coffee morning at the school on Friday 25th September 8.40am to 10am.  This will be held in the gym.

There will also be a cake sale for all the children during (an extended) breaktime tomorrow.  The teachers will be busy baking cakes to help raise money for Macmillan and we would be grateful if you could provide your child with some money (suggested donation of 50p) for this cake sale.

We realise this is a national event, so please do not feel obligated to donate if you are already contributing or hosting an event.  We are looking forward to welcoming you at the coffee morning.

Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015


Just to remind you of tomorrow evening's FAB event - AGM at 7pm in the hall. 


That's diarrhoea backwards!! Just one of the words our children were spelling today after Sir Linkalot taught us some great tricks to use when learning!

Great fun was had by all and we all learnt something new. It was lovely to hear all the children, no matter what age or ability, spelling some very tricky words - I hope they've tested you!!

Thank you to all the parents who attended the sessions, I hope you enjoyed it!!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Reminder - Thinkalink! It's a fun and easy way to remember things.

Just to remind you that tomorrow (Wednesday) Andy Salmon (aka Sir Linkalot) from Thinkalink will be spending a day at the school to introduce all the children and teachers to the world of 'Linking' - a fun and easy way to remember any fact, whether it be the spelling of a tricky word, a Times Table or Maths formula, an Historical Date/Event, a Geographical location, a Science process or the meaning of a word whether it be English or French or another language.
You are invited to watch your child's/children's session so you can pick up some extremely handy and innovative tips and tricks which you'll be able to implement at home. 
For those that can't make it throughout the day, there will be a 40 minute after-school parents presentation which you are also invited to (your children are welcome to attend). Please see attached the invitation which includes the timings for the day.
The British Dyslexia Association thinks his spelling technique 'Letter Linking' is groundbreaking. 
 If you can make it, then you are in for a treat!

Friday, 18 September 2015



           Empties Please   

As you may know we have an easy way to raise some funds for our school through recycling used ink cartridges. ‘Empties Please’ recycle used ink cartridges the environmentally friendly way and donate the money raised back to us. We have raised over £135 so far!

It’s very simple - pop your used ink cartridges into the supplied bag your child will bring home, seal and put in our white recycle bin by the office.

They pay 75p for an ‘Original branded’ ink cartridge, 25p for a ‘Remanufactured’ ink cartridge. They accept these brands:
HP (EXCEPT 363, 364, 88, 920, 932, 933, 940, 10, 11, 13 and 14)
Canon that are labelled – PG37, PG40, PG50, PG510, PG512, PG540, PG545, CL37, CL38, CL41, CL51, CL52, CL511, CL51, CL541 and CL546

You can collect ink cartridges from absolutely anywhere; school, work, home, clubs, friends and family.

Kindest Regards,

Bushy Hill Junior School PTA


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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Friends Association of Bushy / PTA AGM

Friends Association of Bushy / PTA AGM
Thursday 24th September 7pm at the School

Just a friendly reminder that it's the FAB AGM next week, which will be followed by the first planning meeting of this academic year.  Please feel free to join all or part of the meeting. We are fortunate that many of our supporters and reps from last year are willing to continue helping again this year, however as everyone is so busy there have been requests to share more of the roles and responsibilities. It would be great to see some new faces and receive any new ideas for events.
So if you are willing to spare some time getting involved in FAB, whether taking on a class rep role or helping with an event, it is a great way to contribute to the school community and to meet with other parents.
If you cannot make the meeting but can contribute or would like to be more involved please let me know, as all time and help is appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you at our meeting on the 24th
Best regards
Jo Rowland
Chair of FAB

Monday, 14 September 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

Photos ... Not again!

Apologies, but the photos of this week's Star of the Week will be posted on Monday. Another strange occurrence to be sorted after the weekend.

Coffee morning

Thank you to all those who joined our FAB ladies in the gym this morning, it was great to catch up!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

FAB Coffee Morning

We are looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow for a coffee morning from 9am in the school gym. 

There will also be a second hand uniform sale, a great chance to bag a bargain!!

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Samba time!!

We are very much looking forward to Year 4's Samba lessons that start tomorrow!!
Watch this space for updates on how they are doing!

House and Vice Captains

Congratulations to our newly appointed House Captains and the Vice Captains.  They all presented well this morning and the vote was a close run thing!!

They are looking forward to this responsible role and being ambassadors for our school.

Also Jessica F.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Welcome back!

I hope you have all had a lovely summer break!

We look forward to welcoming you all back tomorrow.

See you then!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Year 6 Cup Winners

Many congratulations to our winners, these are very special awards and we are very proud of their achievements.

John Abbott Sports Award

Contribution to Performance award

Allan Wells Trophy

Also congratulations to Holly for winning the Art's Trophy

Headteacher's Awards

Congratulations to our very worthy winners!

Charity Cakes

Many, many congratulations to Year 4 who managed to raise an amazing £155.40 at yesterday's cake sale.  They have decided to donate the money to Water Aid - a very worthy cause.

Particular mention must go to Josh Dewar who made and sold cupcakes last weekend, raising £15 towards the target - a fantastic achievement!

Thank you to you all for your amazing organisation and yummy cakes!  Also to the staff who helped ensure it ran smoothly.