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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! 🎶🎄

Extra Curricular Activities - Clubs

At Buntingford First School we will place great emphasis on extending the curriculum beyond the classroom. Pupils will have ample opportunity at lunchtime or after school to extend their learning and learn new skills.  There will be a wide range of age appropriate clubs,  which may include a whole host of interests ranging from sport to cookery to art. Other clubs could include subjects such as crafts, computer coding and film making and gardening.


We are excited to announce the launch of our new clubs for the Spring term. As we are a small school the range of clubs will continue to grow as we do and, as the seasons change, different clubs will be on offer!

A reminder to book onto our free club provision for next half term.

If you would like to book on to one of the below clubs, please book using our Edulink system. Log in to Edulink, click on the 'clubs' icon and choose the club that you wish to book. The deadline for club bookings for next half term is Friday 5th January 2024

Club Lead Day Year Group
Speed Stacking Mrs Murray Tuesday lunch time Reception - Year 2
Art and Craft Club Miss Hunter Tuesday 3.15pm - 4.00pm Reception - Year 4
Happy Chill Club Mrs Templeton Wednesday lunch time Years 1 - 4
Choir * Mrs Davies Thursday lunch time Year 2 - 4

* Choir - this is being run in preparation for the Trust Music Concert on 12th March 2024 at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable 6pm. Please join the choir if you are able to attend. Parents are invited to watch the event.

External Clubs

In addition to the above, we are now able to offer the following which are booked directly with the company/organiser:

  • The Happy French Club - Monday lunch time for Reception to Year 4. £5 per session. Please contact Marie Kerstenne. 07989 443159
  • Piano £12 per session - Hertfordshire Music Service - see email correspondence
  • Tiger Cheer Club - Friday lunch time for Reception to Year 4 children. £3 per session (paid termly = £33 for the Spring term) For further information or to sign up, please email


We do ask that clubs are not to be used as childcare as from time-to-time they may need to be cancelled due to other commitments and they often will not run in the last week of a term. Please make sure that someone is available to collect your child. We will of course do our best to keep all clubs running where possible.

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