Pleased to meet you, my name is Bertie and I am the official Burstow Bear.
I have my own blog at the school, writing about my adventures with our children around the school, out on school trips, as well as spending time with children on their school holidays!
My aim at school is to have lots of fun with the children, and share in their enjoyment of learning.
March & April 2019
Bertie Bear came along to our exciting Space discovery day on 25th February! The Reception children arrived to find that there had been a rocket crash landing, and after discovering lots of clues and listening to different sounds the ‘Moonbeam’ alien family were found. Reception were hooked by this and very keen to learn and find out about the family, as well as where they had come from up in space. Bertie enjoyed observing and being part of the fun packed day. He loved listening to the questions the children had and finding out about what the children wanted to explore and know about space. During the day Bertie was involved in lots of space themed activities with the children such as building space rockets and homes for the alien family, as well as taking part in space yoga. He also came on a journey to space in a rocket with the children. Miss Hodgson also came to visit to tell us about her exciting trip to NASA! Finally he read lots of the interesting letters that some of the children had written to NASA. He can’t wait to come back again soon!
Today I had a lovely time with the staff and children at lunchtime. I was allowed to help prepare the delicious food, help the servers and try lunch in the lunch hall. I loved the fresh fruit – it was so juicy!
After lunch, I went outside with the children and there was so much to do. I watched a football match, listened to a story in the Pavilion Library, danced to music outside the Science room, went on the climbing frame, hid in the wig-wams, played in the Den area and even climbed a tree!
Poppy said to me: “Our school dinners are just like my Mum’s cooking at home”. Freya said to me: “we like dancing at lunchtime!”
I joined both Year 4 classes on Friday 25th January for their exciting Fizzpop Science workshop! I had a great time watching the class stick balloons around the classroom, join hands and paws (!) to make a light stick work and most of all watching the hair raising effects from when the children touched a Van Der Graaf generator – sadly my fur was too short for this to work on me though! Thank you to Year 4 for such a fun and Science packed day in class!
Bertie the Burstow Bear joined the Owlets Nursery for a special Superhero dressing up day. The children had been learning what it means to be a superhero and had been training hard for weeks using their looking eyes, listening ears, super strength and balance among many things. The dressing up day was a chance for everyone to put on their costumes and pose for the camera. Even Bertie put on his cape as he smiled for his certificate.
Hi, it’s Bertie here! Today I spent the whole day in Class 5P where we had an Art day.
We were painting flowers inspired by the different styles of Picasso. We painted two pieces using bright colours and dull colours to create a mood in our work. I had a great time sniffing all the flowers but I kept on sneezing and falling over!
At the end of the day, I had to really clean my paws to get off all the paint. What a great day!
From 21st to 28th September Class 5S had their chicken week which meant they got to look after the chickens all week in groups of 7. Bertie was invited along for the week to learn alongside the children more about how our friendly chickens live at the school.
Ameile commented, “We had to take the eggs out. Then we put mealworms on our boots and the chickens ate them. Then we had to refill the water which was heavy! We had to fill the food which was really low. We had Bertie the Burstow Bear to help us and take pictures with!”
Year 6 Residential Trip
Monday 1st October 2018
Monday was an adventurous day. We all had fun on the coach watching our parents waving,smiling, weeping and cheering. We waved goodbye and began our amazing but, tiring journey to Norfolk Lakes. When we were about half way we stopped for lunch and a toilet break. I went to the toilet with some of my friends and then ate the lovely packed lunch that Mrs Wright made for me.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
On Tuesday I overcame my fear of heights. With the encouragement of my friends and the instructors I made it really high up in the sky.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
Wednesday was a wet and cold day Mrs Wright and I went on a kayak together. I sat in Mrs Wright’s shoe, it was great fun especially when I nearly fell in the freezing cold water. We went over to see the canoers, they looked like they were having lots of fun too playing games.
Thursday 4th October 2018
Thursday was our last full day It was one of the funiest days. We made a raft which was succesful because I got off just before everybody fell off! I wore a wetsuit [a tailored bin bag] which was very tight. After dinner we went off and did archery, it was thrilling.
Friday 5th October 2018
Friday was really sad because we had to leave but before we got on the coach I said goodbye to the football pitch and had a drink. Then we had to go. The journey felt really short although it was three hours. Over the Dartford Bridge we went, spotting all the famous landmarks as we went and when we got back the parents were cheering. What a great week. Thank you Year 6.
Bertie has really enjoyed visiting all of our new Nursery and Reception children in their homes this month. He was so excited to see everyone again so he came and met all of the children on their first days of school. Bertie enjoyed having photos with all of us, playing, joining in at snack time and joining in with different games to get to know us.
We can’t wait to see Bertie again soon!
The children in Owlets Nursery have all settled well, with a little help from Bertie! Last week they found apples growing on one of their trees. Bertie helped them to harvest them, wash them, chop them up, cook them and of course, eat them!
Come back soon Bertie, we love to see you.