Information for Parents
Please scroll down for ‘Welcome to Bushfield’ videos
At Bushfield we fully support school uniform and believe that it definitely contributes to team spirit, a positive attitude and gives the children a sense of pride. Our uniform is inexpensive and easy to obtain, either at Maisies in Wolverton or at MyClothing.com (previously Tesco). Follow the link to see our full uniform description.
Extra Curricular Activities
Bushfield runs a wide variety of clubs throughout the week. A list of available clubs is sent out at the start of each term. While we cannot guarantee that a child will get into every club they choose, we try to accommodate their preferred choices. We also cannot guarantee that a child will get into a club for every day of the week however we try to accommodate as many children as possible. Please note that extra curricular clubs must be booked via Parentmail Forms.
Here are some web links to lists of recommended books organised by age and by topics studied in each year group
Reading Information for Parents
Questions to ask children when they read
Links to lists of recommended books
Please find below a powerpoint presentation and short video
Maths Information for Parents Presentation
Term Dates 2022 – 2023
|Autumn Term 2022||
Monday 5th September – Friday 21st October
Tuesday 1st November – Friday 16th December
|Spring Term 2023||
Wednesday 4th January – Friday 10th February
Monday 20th February – Friday 31st March
|Summer Term 2023||
Monday 17th April – Friday 26th May
Monday 5th June – Thursday 20th July
Thursday 1st September 2022
Friday 2nd September 2022
Monday 31st October 2022
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
Friday 21st July 2023
Monday 1st May 2023
Monday 8th May 2023
Emergency Closure Procedure
Unfortunately, in very extreme circumstances we will deem it necessary to close the school. In the past during situations such as adverse weather conditions it has been very difficult for parents to ascertain whether to struggle to get their children into school.
To avoid this in the future Milton Keynes Council has a system which communicates school procedures not only to parents but also to the media. A website has been created for schools to log onto and close the school. It will then automatically update the local radio station and the Council Website.
If you think Bushfield may be closed, for example due to snow/flooding etc you can find out by visiting the Council’s Website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/closures?status=c/parent-info
Or you can listen to Heart FM Radio or BBC Three Counties Radio or visit their websites – www.heart.co.uk/ or www.bbc.co.uk/threecounties. We will continue to work with local radio stations to ensure that details of school closures are announced during their shows, for parents who do not have internet access at home.
Residential visits can provide children with great opportunities to learn and grow, as well as to develop their independence. Bushfield offers a residential visit in each year group. They start simple in Year Three, with a one night stay at the Caldecotte Experience in Milton Keynes. Year Four go on a three day geographical field study trip to Aylmerton in Norfolk. Year Five visit the Pioneer Centre on a three day adventurous activity trip while Year Six visit Bournemouth for a celebratory residential, full of fun activities and visits by the seaside.
While there will be slight differences between year groups and classes, you can expect your child to receive weekly spelling words to learn. We also ask that children read a small amount on a daily basis. They will all have an appropriate reading book given to them by the school and are able to take out additional reading books through the library. Please could you encourage them to record their reading in their personal logs. The children will also be set regular maths homework to help consolidate their learning from class. Occasionally your child may be set some additional topic work or wider research / reading around a topic.
Each term your child’s year group will send out a Curriculum Newsletter. This will give you an overview of the topics and skills being studied in each subject along with relevant year group information such as up-coming trips or events. If you want to find out more about our curriculum for your child’s year group, please see the Curriculum Overview in the Key Information tab. Alternatively please contact the school to make arrangements to discuss our curriculum in more depth.
Follow the link below to see this year’s curriculum newsletters.
Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 2023
Year 4 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 2023
Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 2023
Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter – Summer Term 2023
Welcome to Bushfield Videos
Please find below some short videos introducing the Leadership Team and giving an insight into the school.
If you have further questions and would like to arrange a phone conversation please speak to the School Office.
As a school, we are promoting being paperless. All school letters are sent via Parentmail with physical copies sent home to families that are not registered. Letters that are sent sent out will also be posted on our website (follow the link below). Letters that require permission will be sent via the Parentmail ‘Forms’ module. Trips can be paid for via the Parentmail ‘Payments’ module and we will notify you of events via the Parentmail ‘Events’ module.
General Letters & Information
General Letters to follow
ONLINE LEARNING PROVISION (In the event of self-isolation due to Covid-19)
Remote Learning Provision Revised January 2021