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🚨 BREAKING NEWS! 🚨 The naughty pea has taken over the nursery garden… if you catch any stray peas, please contact nursery. Thank you!


For their snack this morning, nursery class enjoyed some lettuce they they have grown themselves in the garden!


The eco club members had a great time at the eco conference. They participated in lots of activities and learnt lots about the importance of pollinators. Did you know that hummingbirds play a vital role in the pollination of many different species of plant life?!


The eco club members were thrilled to receive their green flag. They were proud to hang it and celebrated with some gardening in the sun!


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s the super kids! Calling all superheroes to class on Monday… 🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️


Families of Buntingford First, get ready! Our summer celebration will be on Thursday June 27th, after sports day! Stay tuned for more updates next week… ☀️🎉


YAAAY! We did it! A HUGE thank you to our eco committee for their efforts in helping us achieve our very first Eco Schools Green Flag! Caring for our planet is everyone’s responsibility. We would also like to thank each and every student for participating.


We had a wonderful time meeting our new animal friends. We met Winston the bearded dragon, Malcolm the leopard gecko, Neville the snake, Marvin the giant African land snail, Remy the hamster and Gertrude the wide mouthed tree frog!


Nursery class are definitely passing through an enclosing play schema! This is when they like to enclose themselves and toys in buildings and boxes. Through this schema they are showing an interest in shape and space!


A huge THANK YOU to our Buntingford PTA for providing us with our caterpillars. We have loved watching them transform into butterflies! KS1 & KS2 enjoyed releasing theirs. EYFS are still waiting for a few to emerge ☺️ 🦋


Buntingford First School is a Climate Action award winner!Read the full story


Our eco committee: saving the world, one tree at a time! 🌳


We are working towards earning our silver award from the 🌳 today we completed the viewpoints challenge, exploring nature from different perspectives!


The eco committee have been hard at work planting a wildflower area to support pollinators. They produced posters to encourage others to do the same! 🐝


Well done to some of our friends for their litter picking efforts at the weekend! Remember, we have four litter pickers you may borrow, just ask your class teacher!


In nursery we have some very strong and brave little ladies! 💪😀


Finally it’s here! Head over to our new instagram page and follow us ❤️


It was a busy afternoon for the eco committee today!


Here it is… Our collaborative mural to celebrate taking care of our wonderful world ❤️🌎


What an exciting end to a fantastic half term… Oak class had a special delivery from outer space, spaceship parts! The children decided that the mummy and daddy aliens must have arrived to collect their baby and parked their spaceship on the roof!


Staff Wellbeing lunch is ready - we love how brilliant our staff are here! Thank you for all that you do for our children.


KS2 have really enjoyed thinking about the wonderful community we have in Buntingford. The children have used their Computing skills to create a summary of their work.


Really proud of our school choir performing, ‘This is Me,’ at our Easter assembly.


We have been so lucky to have had a healthy foods workshop run by Aspens. We learnt about tasty, healthy snacks and all the good they do for our bodies. We made a fruit and vegetable smoothly, which was delicious, healthy and sweet! We are allowed sweet treats, just not too many!


We have been learning about the importance of our wonderful community in Buntingford in our PSHE lessons recently. Year 3 and 4 have decided to get creative to make some Easter cards and gifts for our friends Layston Grove Care Home

Meet the Staff


EYFS Leader and Reception Teacher

Mrs Jo Murray

I’m so excited to be the Early Years Leader at Buntingford First School. We do so many FUN things and of course lots of wonderful learning!

Starting school is a great step forward in your child’s life and we will do all that we can to help you and your child feel welcome.

Early years’ education builds on a child’s previous knowledge and understanding and our aim is to work with you to support your child’s learning and development. Every child is different and therefore will have different needs. Our early years’ staff are trained to identify where children are and know how to help them progress to their next level.

We know your child will thrive in our Early Years and we can’t wait to start working with you, your child and your family in the near future.



Mrs Katherine England

I was born and brought up in Guernsey, until I attended Warwick University. I took my gap year straight afterwards, where voluntary work as a teacher in Thailand ignited my love of supporting children to learn and I returned to England to complete my teacher training.

Since qualifying in September, 2006, I have taught many different year groups but discovered that I had a particular passion for Special Educational Needs and ensuring those children have access to education that is motivating and engaging.

I am married with two boys, enjoy reading, running with my dog and going back to Guernsey to spend time by the sea.

I have had a strong interest in counselling since university and am a qualified therapist to both adults and children.


Nursery Teacher

Miss Sarah Hunter

Hello everyone!

My name is Miss Hunter and I am the Nursery teacher for Buntingford First School. I have been teaching for over eleven years and I still feel so fortunate to do what I love each day. I can’t wait to meet you all.

Having taught most year groups at primary level, I believe that children need to feel safe and loved in order to learn to the best of their ability. This is especially true for our youngest learners. The Early Years are a magical time full of awe and wonder so I aim to develop skills through a play based, child-led approach. I can’t wait to see where the children’s imaginations take us!

This will be a year of exciting adventures for us all I’m sure!


Reception Teacher

Miss Gracie Parkinson - joining us September 2024!

Hello, my name is Miss Parkinson, I can’t wait to join Buntingford First School in September. I’m really looking forward to meeting everybody and embarking on a new exciting chapter together.


Having qualified this year this will be my first class! I feel extremely fortunate to be starting my journey as a teacher with children who are starting their journey into education. We will grow, laugh and cry (happy tears) together.


I’m the eldest of four children and in my free time I enjoy spending time with family, going to the gym and doing Pilates. I believe it is important to be active and love to incorporate physical activities into everyday learning. I like spending time outdoors and feel it is important for us to explore the world around us. I understand the importance of getting to know the children as a collective but also as individuals and can’t wait to meet you all!


KS1 Teacher

Mrs Zoe Templeton

I’m a qualified teacher with 14 years experience working across all key stages within primary schools in London and Hertfordshire.

My experience has given me an understanding working within both large primary schools, with several forms in each year, through to my current role which is teaching in a small village school with mixed year group classes. I am excited to bring this experience to Buntingford First School.

I have two children who are both in primary school. In my free time I enjoy walks and bike rides in the countryside and exploring new places with my family. I love reading and gardening and day trips to London.

I have also trained in teaching yoga to children and love to incorporate these skills into classroom life to help with children’s well-being. I always strive to create a class full of happy, calm children who are ready and keen to learn and have fun. 


KS2 Teacher

Mrs Katie Davies

I am Mrs Davies and I am incredibly excited to part of the team at Buntingford First School.

I have lived in Buntingford for over five years now with my husband and we thoroughly love the area and people within it. I feel Buntingford has a wonderful community spirit and that is why we moved here. We particularly enjoy walking through the local fields during the summer months and feel very lucky to be surrounded by such beauty.

Last year, we welcomed our precious baby boy into the world. He is my everything and I spend most of my free time taking him out on exciting trips to interesting places. As well as being a mum, my favourite things include my cats, listening to music, singing, dancing, roast dinners and going on sunny holidays!

I have worked in education for thirteen years now and have gained experience working in many different schools, learning from lots of talented individuals. I studied psychology at university which has been extremely helpful in understanding children’s development and how they learn effectively. I love teaching and thrive on making sure every day is fun, filled with laughter and memories that children will treasure and talk about in the future. My favourite subject is English, and I love to spend time reading books with my class. I cannot wait to share some of my favourite books with you!

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