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Leavers 2020


Year 6 Leavers’ Activities Important Information – July 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you will well be aware this week will be the last week at Burnley Road Academy for our Year 6 pupils. It has been amazing to have most of the children back in school for the last few weeks and spending time with them as the end of their primary school journey comes to an end.

Obviously in the current climate, we have had to adapt the way school runs so that everyone stays as safe as possible, following health and safety guidelines which have been given to us, but also tried to maintain a bit of ‘normal school life’. With that in mind, we have thought hard about how to give our Year 6’s the last week experience they deserve and will remember. As you will see, we have been creative with the ‘usual’ last week events but believe this will give them, and you, a satisfying closure to their time at Burnley Road Academy.

Leavers’ Video:

We plan to record a video which includes all Year 6 children attending school. This video will be set outside around the school grounds and give each child their own brief spot in the limelight. For this, pupils may be in an area which they do not normally go into ie: front or back playground, sat on bench, trimtrail etc.


1) children will be socially distanced between each other for the filming. 2) if a child is sat on, leaning on or touching a piece of school equipment, it will be sanitised beforehand and afterwards. 3) movement to set up filming will be done without any mixing of bubbles even though pupils from different bubbles may be at opposite ends of the same playground and will be able to see each other. 4) no actual singing will take place even though we hope to imitate a sing-a-long.

Leavers’ Service:

No end of year would be complete without giving our leavers the chance to have their final say. Obviously, we cannot use the church, but we are hoping to replicate the experience virtually. Over the next few days, pupils will write their own leavers speech just as normal. We will then record them reading their speech and put together a Leavers’ Service which will be broadcast on our Blog. The Blog is brand new and is an online website which is kept private by a password – which we will give you later in the week. The aim is that, on Friday at 10am, all the children will take part in their Leavers’ Service and watch all the speeches, listen to the songs, and shed a little tear safely in their bubbles. Parents and friends will be able to join in and watch the blog at any time online from home (but hopefully at 10am with us). The bonus of this is that families and friends will be able to choose when to watch it, do repeat viewings if you desire and cry in the comfort of your own homes without feeling embarrassed.  

Friday Final Funday Party Picnic:

On Friday, pupils may come to school in non-school uniform and bring in a party lunch pack ready for, weather permitting, a picnic on the 2 school playgrounds. Hopefully, we will bring back together pupils from each class (6T in one playground, 6W in the other) so they can have their last lunch seeing their friends.


1) food will NOT be shared with anyone: pupils will only eat whatever party food they have brought in. 2) pupils will sit socially distanced on the playground and different bubbles will also have extra space left between them. 3) music will be played at a low volume so not to force pupils to shout when talking to their friends around them. 4) movement will be minimised and controlled ie: any rubbish will be taken back to class by the children and so not wandering to the bins in the playground, one bubble at a time will go out and be placed at the correct distance before other children from the class join them, using the full space of each playground.

Bringing school items home:

As usual there will be a few items such as exercise books, work completed on paper and displays which is sent home with the children. These will have only been touched by the child and the teacher of their bubble. If you feel that you are not comfortable having these sent home, please contact school to let us know. Please note there will not be lots of work and books as many were lost in the March floods and new books were started when we restarted at the Moderna Unit (for 3 weeks!!!).


1) books and work will be placed on a sanitised surface at the beginning of the week and not touched for the suggested period of 72 hours.

I hope this information has helped you understand the extra measures we are putting in place to keep your child, your families, and our staff safe, and this is our main priority, whilst giving them a genuine ending to their time at Burnley Road.

If you have any concerns about any of the events/activities we have planned or do not wish your child to take part in any of these celebrations, please contact us.

These events will hopefully help our children’s memories of Burnley Road remain positive and they will look back on their journey with us as a happy one. If we do not get chance to see you throughout the week, we wish you all the best for the summer and thank you for the support you have given the staff and school throughout all the difficult times we have endured. This particular Year 6 will certainly be remembered for displaying our core values: courage, perseverance, teamwork, and compassion throughout their time with us and wish all of them the best for the future.

Mr Theaker



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Staff celebrated our Year 1 Virtual Bun Day on Friday 15/5/20 and some children posted on Twitter.


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Working from Home March 2020

Have you downloaded the 'Seesaw' app for home learning tasks set daily by all our teachers yet? If you can't access that there are lots of useful learning links and ideas in the 'Headteacher's Messages' tab.

Well done to everybody using Seesaw. All classes have been set up and teachers are posting work and responding each day. We are delighted with the response so far - children's messages and work are fantastic. We are so proud of you for persevering and learning this new skill. If you are struggling to access Seesaw please contact admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk.

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Are you concerned about a child? Please see the Safeguarding and Child Protection tab on the left. You can also look there for a very useful Safeguarding and Mental Health document provided by Calderdale. It has links to lots of resources - some for adults and some for children.​ 

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or mental health? If so follow the links to advice services in our Emotional Health and Well Being tab.

Child Care for Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children

If you are a key-worker in a job that is critical to the Cornona Virus response and you have no other way to look after your child at home safely please contact admin@burnleyroad.calderdale.sch.uk and we will try to make arrangements for you. This may not necessarily be at Burnley Road, it could be at another local school. Please remember that the safest thing for your child and your family is for them to remain at home. If your child has an EHC plan or involvement with a social worker and you would like a place at school during 'Lock Down' please email as above. 

Easter Art Competition

Thank you and well done to everybody that took part in the PTFA Easter competition. There were entries from all Key Stages. We were very pleased with the standard of children's work and it was difficult to choose winners. Nevertheless, we have made our decision - congratulations to Laurel from Foundation, Tulizza from Ks1 and George from Ks2. There will be sweet prizes when school re-opens smiley.


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Flood News

Burnley Road Academy was devasted by floods on 9th February 2020. Our building is closed for the forseeable future and we are based at Unit 11 Moderna Business Park, Mytholmroyd, HX75QQ. 

Look at our 'Flooding Information' tab for further news.


Forest Activities - Fantastic Fun Whatever the Weather

Children from every class have had a great time at during Forest Activities this term.  We persevered and had lots of fun in spite of the wet, chilly weather. Activities have included searching for wildlife, making mini beasts out of clay, building and testing waterproof dens and harvesting vegetables from our polytunnel. We have improved our bush craft techniques whilst whittling sticks into interesting shapes, made bird nests from hay and wool, found the ages of some of our trees and learnt some tree names. We have also begun thinking about the sustainability of woodland areas and forest maintenance, and cleared parts of the woodland, moving fallen logs to clear a path through the wood. We are looking forward to our next sessions in November.

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ch in need

Well done everybody, you raised £193 for Children in Need.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone involved in our Macmillan Coffee morning on Friday. It raised over £388 for a brilliant charity.

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All our children throughout the school are in House teams, named after 4 inspirational people. Teachers and staff members reward pupils with Housepoints for displaying positive qualities and attitudes in their work and their behaviour in and around school.

At the end of each term the house with the highest score wins a treat of their choice- anything from an afternoon of Zorbing, an arts and craft afternoon to a movie and popcorn!  


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Burnley Road Academy
Burnley Road, Mytholmroyd
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Tel: 01422 883034

e-mail: school office

If you have any queries, please contact  Mrs Finnegan, our school administrator.

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Silver award

Our Forest Activity work has enabled us to achieve the Woodland Trust Green Tree School Silver Award, October 2017.


Mon 2nd March Year 1 and 2 have Open the Book assembly

Tues 3rd, Tues 10th, Fri 13th and Mon 16th March Year 6 Growing Up talks with the nurse

Thurs 5th March World Book Day - dress as a book character or in non uniform 

Mon 9th, Tues 10th and Weds 11th March 3:15pm - 3:45pm - parent drop in times to look round the Moderna building.
Fri 13th March Sport Relief Day - dress in sporty clothes for the day.

Tues 24th March Year 1 assembly - parents/carers are very welcome to watch 

Weds 25th and Thurs 26th March Parents Evening

Fri 27th March Easter Colouring Competition

Mon 30th March to Fri 3rd April Year 6 trip to Lockerbie

Tues 31st March PE with Dave from Skip2BFit 

Weds 1st April Year 5 assembly - parents/carers are very welcome to watch 

Fri 3rd April Break up for the Easter Holiday

Mon 20th April - Back to school



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We raised £126 for the last Poppy Appeal.


We are proud to be  City Connect's First Bike Friendly School in Calderdale.

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