Information for Parents
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.
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.
- Due to COVID-19 there are currently no extra curricular activities.
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.
- More information on the 2021 residential visits will follow in due course
Please click on the buttons below to find out more information on the Caldecotte Project, Aylmerton Field Study Centre and Whitemoor Lakes
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.
Homework for all year groups will be posted here
Term Dates 2020-2021
|Autumn Term 2020||Thursday 3rd September – Friday 23rd October|
Tuesday 3rd November – Friday 18th December
|Spring Term 2021||Tuesday 5th January – Friday 12th February|
Monday 22nd February – Thursday 1st April
|Summer Term 2021||Monday 19th April – Friday 28th May|
Monday 7th June – Thursday 22nd July
|Tuesday 1st September|
Wednesday 4th September
Monday 2nd November Monday 4th January 2021 Friday 23rd July 2021
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.
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. Follow the link below to see this year’s curriculum newsletters.
Year Group Curriculum Newsletters will be added here in due course.
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.