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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! 🎶🎄

Before and After School Club

Breakfast Club

Our breakfast club runs daily from 7.30am. A healthy and varied breakfast of cereal, fruit and toast is available from 7.30am - 8.30am. Our friendly staff will then escort the children to their classes at 8.45am.

Session Cost
7.30am - 8.45am £5.00

Children attending all Breakfast Club sessions in a week will receive 5% discount*

*prebooked bookings only – this does not apply to ad-hoc bookings


After School Club

There will be a planned programme of activities which regularly includes arts and crafts, role play, toys, board games, jigsaws and organised games and challenges. We will have access to our extensive secure site to encourage plenty of outdoor learning.

The team will provide a snack for children after school. The children will sit together to eat at the beginning of the session. They will share their day’s news with their friends and it provides a warm friendly welcome to the club.

The club runs from 3.15pm-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.  Timings will be reviewed regularly.

Session Cost
3.15pm - 5.00pm £12.00

Children attending all After School Club sessions in a week will receive a 5% discount*

*prebooked bookings only – this does not apply to ad-hoc bookings

Your child will be picked up from their classroom by one of our staff. At the end of the day, at collection, the parent/carer is responsible for ensuring their child is collected on time and that they are signed out upon leaving.


Example snacks at After School Club:

Pepper, cucumber, pitta, bread sticks with dip, caramel rice cake (contains gluten, soya and dairy)
Cheese and crackers, cookie and raisins (contains gluten and dairy)
Cinnamon bagel, apple slices (contains gluten)
Malt loaf/pancakes, banana and yogurt (contains gluten and dairy)
Crumpets and jam, rocket ice lolly (contains gluten)


Squash and water available daily.


To book sessions we use a system called Magicbooking.


The booking window for all children will open from 1st September 2023 and you will be able to book sessions from when the Nursery and Reception are in full time, which is from Wednesday 13th September 2023. The booking window will remain open for 2 weeks and close on Wednesday 27th September 2023.

You will receive an email which will detail how to log on to the system and book your required sessions.

All payments will need to be made at the time of booking. You can pay by credit or debit card and can also use an element of childcare voucher or tax-free childcare at the point of booking.

Accessing the Magicbooking system

If you are the first contact parent for your child that the school has, your account has automatically been created using the data that we have on our school systems for both yourself and your child(ren). The school data management system will remain the source of data for Magicbooking so please ensure that you keep us up to date with any changes via EduLink. Please be aware that staff in our wraparound care will access medical and dietary information for your child(ren) from the school student information system so please do not worry if this information is not accurate in Magicbooking. 

When you get to the login page, enter the email address we have sent this email to in the Username field, then click the ‘Forgotten Password’ hyperlink. This will prompt an e-mail back to you, follow the link in the e-mail to set up your password and complete your sign up to Magicbooking.

If you would like another adult to be able to access this account then you will need to add them following the instructions on the parent user guide to allow them to log in.

Childcare vouchers

Should you wish to pay by childcare vouchers or tax-free credit you can select this option in Magicbooking, enter the provider and the amount you wish to pay. Please ensure that you go to your childcare voucher provider and release the funds to the school. Once the funds are received into our bank account, we will credit your Magicbooking account.

In addition, the first time that you make a booking please email

with the following information:

  • Child’s Name
  • Childcare voucher provider name
  • Reference number / details


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