Bute Bulletin
10th June 2022

Dear Parents,

I’m excited to tell you about a new initiative from Parallel, a charitable mathematics project founded and run by bestselling science author and maths educator, Dr Simon Singh. As you may have seen in The Sunday Times, after a successful year-long pilot, Simon is launching free online maths circles for upper primary students aged 9-11 every week.

The first circle is on Monday June 13th at 5pm, and then they continue every Monday through the summer and throughout the next academic year. The circles are a way for students to learn from some of the best maths educators in the world. They will contain a mix of challenging questions, puzzles and enrichment topics. Also, these maths circles will be a good opportunity to develop and practise the sort of problem-solving skills that are used to solve Primary Maths Challenge problems. The circles are highly interactive, with live chat and polling throughout.

Dr Singh MBE, whose book about Fermat’s Last Theorem was the first maths book to become a No. 1 bestseller in the UK, will be delivering many of the maths circles himself and he has created all of the Parallelograms (weekly maths problems sheets that will be given out to support the live circles). The circles are completely safe and secure – students do not appear on screen and cannot be heard, and only the session leaders can see chat comments.

How to sign up and learn more:

Students (or their parents) can create their own accounts by visiting parallel.org.uk. It is completely free.

There is no need to register for any particular maths circle or information session. Just visit parallel.org.uk/circles at the right time on the right day.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Hayes

Spanish – Sports Stories

Below are a selection of photos of the girls enacting our book’s comic story ¡El futbol es un deporte para los niños y para las niñas! 

Learning a script and acting it out in stages allows the girls to work on their pronunciation. They also learn about the importance of using gesture and intonation to convey meaning. Most of all, we all had fun getting into character and seeing it all coming together.

See more photos and videos on the Parent Area.

 

Tennis vs Ken Prep

Well done to the Year 5 girls who took part in the tennis fixture against Kensington Prep. The girls played fantastically.

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PARENT AREA

Upcoming Week

Monday 13th June

eception Trip to Odds Farm

Reception Trip to Odds Farm

Regional Athletics Yrs.5-6

Regional Athletics Yrs.5-6

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Swim Squad 3/4

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Rounders Club Yr.5

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House Committee meeting

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Tap Yrs 3/4

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Gym Squads 2 Yrs.3-6

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Gym Squad 1 Yrs.3-6

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Tap Yrs 5/6

Tuesday 14th June

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Middle School Open Morning

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Athletics Club Yrs. 3/4

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Creative Dance Yrs 1/2

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Swim Squad Yrs.3-6

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Playwrights Club

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Gym Club 3/4

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Tennis Club Yr.5

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Music Tea

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Gym Squad 2 Yrs.3/4/5/6

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11+ Information Evening

Wednesday 15th June

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Rounders Club Yr.6

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Early Years Festival for Reception and local schools

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London League Yrs.3-6

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LAMDA Drama Yrs 3/4/5/6

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Gym Club Yrs.3/4

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Karate Club Yrs.3/4

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Tennis Club Yr.6

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Football Club Yrs. 5/6

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Y2 Academic Parent meetings

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LAMDA Drama Yrs 3/4/5/6

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Year 5 Academic Parent Meetings

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LAMDA Drama Yrs 3/4/5/6

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Gym Club Yrs.5/6

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Karate Club Yrs.4/5/6

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LAMDA Drama Yr. 5

Thursday 16th June

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Swim Squad Yrs.5/6

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Athletics Yrs.5/6

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Yr 5 Orchestra

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Y5 English Parent Meetings

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Kwik Cricket Yrs.3/4

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Musical Theatre Yrs 3/4

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Cookery Club Yr 5

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Kwik Cricket Yrs. 5/6

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Musical Theatre Yrs 5/6

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Y5 English Parent Meetings

Friday 17th June

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Swim Squad Yrs. 3/4/5/6

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Football Squad Yrs.5/6

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Athletics Day | Year 4 and local schools

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Swim Squad Yrs. 3/4/5/6

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Street Dance Yrs 3/4/5/6

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Gym Squad 1

Saturday 18th June

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Swimming Yrs.3/4

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Swimming Yr.1