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KS2 enjoyed learning about our sustainable school building today. We went around the school looking at the different features of the building that make it sustainable e.g. triple glazing, solar panels, air source heat pump, wildlife area with a pond, a living roof to name a few!


🚨 Exclusive egg update from Oak class! 🚨


BREAKING NEWS! 🚨 A space shuttle has landed in the nursery classroom! Inside is a large purple egg that looks like it’s hatching and lots of strange symbols… we can’t wait to see Oak class on Monday to help us figure out this mystery!


The children had such a wonderful time at our Valentine’s disco. We had dancing, music, games, sweets, balloons, a photo booth and even glitter tattoos! Thank you to Miss Hunter and the PTA for organising such a great event for our children.


In Oak class, the children love coming to school so much that they asked for their own miniature one! The children now have a mini classroom complete with a staff room and pretend photocopier ☺️❤️


We heard from Jenny who lived in Cape Town during the drought and how her family managed to conserve water. KS2 are now creating their own PowerPoints to share some top tips on how to save water as part of our learning in ESR.


Chico is back! He had such a wonderful time visiting Layston Grove Care Home for the winter holidays. He returned today with Paula, Eileen and John, to tell us all about his adventures. Oak class were so happy to see our friends and show them our own class bear!


This morning the children in Oak class rescued a sapling that had been blown over in the storms. It was a lot of work and we even discovered a dinosaur tooth while digging!


We are very excited to have a day of filming at school today! Next stop Hollywood!


We are really enjoying being creative at after school club today. We have played with the aqua beads, built a fairy garden and solved jigsaw puzzles.


This week we have been very lucky to have the HSBC bank come into run workshops teaching children about the value of money. These sessions were lots of fun. We were then presented with a Smart Money Award for the support of financial education for young people.


Thank you to our school council for a productive meeting discussing safeguarding at school. The next meeting will be to discuss the playground designs for our new equipment coming later this year.


KS1 and KS2 worked brilliantly together this week on a range of teamwork challenges.


KS2 have been learning about different forms of communication in PSHE. We looked at morse code and braille, the children enjoyed reading and writing messages in different ways.


* Vacancies *New year brings new opportunities. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly afterschool club. See our website to apply more information or to visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.#termtime


And that’s our first term complete! Thank you to everyone for their kindness and support this term. Here’s to many more wonderful terms together. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year, from the team at Buntingford First School x


BREAKING NEWS! We have had word from Santa, via the elves, that our children have been added to the nice list! Merry Christmas! 🎄 🎅


Today we had a fun (but very messy!) end to our science topic on solids, liquids and gases. The question remains, what is slime


Yum, yum, yum! We enjoyed a lovely festive lunch today. Thank you to Diane for catering so well for us all!


What a magical time we had this morning - Father Christmas was on our school roof!! He came to wish everyone at Buntingford First School a Merry Christmas and we were all very pleased to see him!🎄


We really enjoyed spreading some Christmas joy this afternoon at Layston Grove. The children performed their Christmas songs to the residents and there were lots of smiles from both sides. We were also lucky enough to see Chico who is on holiday there…he has a lovely new outfit!


Willow class visited Oak class this afternoon for some sensory play fun. We made our own snow and have been exploring the water beads!


* Vacancies *We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly afterschool club. See our website for full job descriptions and to apply more information or to visit, then please don’t hesitate to contact us.#termtime


The children absolutely blew us away with their performance of ‘Songs Around the Christmas Tree’. Thank you to everyone who came this morning and made this wonderful performance possible.


It looks like the elves are putting on a show as well today! We are looking forward to seeing you at 9:30am for our first ever Christmas concert! 🎶🎄


It is our school policy that all children wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in line with the most recent government statutory guidance.

Our policy on school uniform is based on the notion that school uniform:

  • promotes a sense of pride in the school;
  • engenders a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
  • is practical and smart;
  • identifies the children with the school and sets the tone for education;
  • makes children feel equal to their peers in terms of appearance;
  • is regarded as suitable wear for school and good value for money by most parents;
  • is designed with health and safety in mind.
  • addresses any appropriate equality, diversity and inclusion needs.

Water Bottle

Please send your child into school with a full, named bottle of water every day.

Book Bag

Children will be able to borrow story books from our library.  Please encourage your child to re-tell the story, predict events and answer questions about the story.  Please ensure books are well looked after.  School book bags are available from many retailers and our school uniform providers.

Strong Waterproof Sports Bag or Rucksack

Children will require a strong waterproof sports bag or rucksack not “handbag” style for PE kit.

Please ensure that all items of uniform and equipment are clearly labelled.

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EYFS & Key Stage 1 / 2 School Uniform (Reception - Year 4)

Girls’ Uniform – Winter

  • Plain navy skirt or navy pinafore (A line, knee length) or navy trousers
  • Light blue polo shirt with school badge (available exclusively from Stevensons)
  • Navy sweat cardigan with school badge (available exclusively from Stevensons)
  • Navy long socks or tights
  • Sensible, black shoes – boots, trainers, trainer style or canvas shoes should not be worn

Girls Uniform – Summer

  • Light Blue / White gingham dress (optional)
  • Navy sweat cardigan with school badge (available exclusively from Stevensons)
  • White or navy short socks
  • Black school shoes or white, tan or black sensible (closed in) sandals

Boys’ Uniform – Winter and summer

  • Light grey trousers (flannel, not cord, not shiny).  Grey shorts in the summer
  • Light blue polo shirt with school badge (available exclusively from Stevensons)
  • Navy crew sweatshirt with school badge (available exclusively from Stevensons)
  • Grey socks (not trainer socks)
  • Sensible, black shoes – boots, trainers, trainer style or canvas shoes should not be worn

 Boys’ and Girls’ PE Kit

  • Coloured house t-shirt
  • Navy blue or black plain shorts
  • White socks
  • Black plimsolls (for indoor use) and Trainers (outdoor use)

In addition to the above Key Stage 1 Boys’ and Girls’ Winter PE Kit can include any of the following optional items:

  • Navy blue jumper (not school uniform jumper)
  • Navy blue tracksuit bottoms


Nursery and Reception children need a pair of wellies that can be left in school please as they will be outside in all weathers.


Hair should be kept clean and tidy and must not be worn in any extreme style or have an appearance inconsistent with traditional good standards of uniform. Hair must be appropriate for a smart office environment. We realise that this can be interpreted differently according to culture and ethnicity and are happy to accept and value all kinds of smart as long as these are consistent with the Head Teacher’s final judgement.

We follow the Halo Code. If worn short, hair may have a gradual fade, but should not be stepped or a grade 0 at any point. If short hair is worn the same length all over it may be no shorter than grade 2. Hair should be of a natural colour. No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or the eyebrows. Long hair should be fastened or tied back for practical activities. Hair ornaments should not be worn. Hair bands/hijabs must be plain and either black, white or navy.


On health and safety grounds we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school. The exceptions to this rule are ear-ring studs in pierced ears in the lower lobes. In Key Stage 1 watches are not permitted.

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