Bentley Weekly Update 07/06/19

Words of The Week

Rec – ‘front’ and ‘thick’

Yr1/2 - ‘island’ and ‘coast’

Hedgehogs – ‘source’ and ‘evidence’

Adders – ‘participate’ and ‘potential’ 

Blue Cross Fundraiser – We are very much looking forward to a visit from the wonderful animal charity, The Blue Cross, when they come in to do a special assembly later this month. In preparation for this visit, we are having a ‘Come to School Dressed in Blue’ day on Monday 17th June to raise money for the charity. If your child would like to take part, they can come to school in any clothes they like as long as it contains some blue somewhere in return for a £1 donation. A couple of the parents have very kindly agreed to do animal face painting on the day also in return for a (additional) minimum £1 donation. We have a wonderful history of our fabulous families giving generously to the charities we support, but as ever, this is completely optional and if your child would rather not take part, that is absolutely fine. 

Communication Survey – Thank you to the 18 Bentley parents who have completed the communication survey online; if you have not had the chance to do so already, please visit to complete the survey and share your views.  

Donuts With Dad – This lovely opportunity for our wonderful DOBS (Dads of Bentley), to come in and share a treat with their child/ren, is taking place next Thursday, 13th June. There are 2 sittings, the first being 2:00 – 3:00pm and the second being 3:15 – 4:15pm. Tickets are just £5 and are available from Aimee or drop your money into the office.  

PE at the Field – We are hoping that the clouds are absent on Tuesday so we can finally get up to the field for PE. Assuming the weather is kind to us, all children will need collecting from the field at 3:15pm; for those children taking part in the football after school club, they will need collecting from the field at 4:15pm. Please ensure all children have their full PE kit and drinks bottle in every day as we don’t just do PE on Tuesdays, we do a variety of different activities throughout the week also. Thank you. 

Year 5/6 Quad Kids – Selected children will be representing the school at this year’s mini Olympics style competition to be held at Northgate on Wednesday. If your child is one of those attending, please ensure they have drinks and plenty of snacks / packed tea as it is quite a long day! Good luck to those children taking part, do us proud! 

Year 4 Sleepover – Excitement is building for the Year 4 sleepover being held here at Bentley this year. All the year 4 children from across the federation will come together for an evening of fun and friendship.  

Hedgehogs Trip to Minsmere – Just a bit of early notice for parents of children in Hedgehogs class, we will be travelling with Woodpeckers Class from Copdock to the Minsmere Nature Reserve and Beach on Tuesday 9th July. The PTA have very kindly agree to help with a big chunk of the cost to reduce the amount we will be asking parents to contribute. A letter with more details will come home in due course. 

Adders Trip to Sutton Hoo – We are very excited to confirm that we have been successful in getting a date to go and visit the new education and visitor facilities that have just opened up at Sutton Hoo. We are booked in to take part in a selection of hands on and fascinating activities on the site, to really enhance our learning about the Anglo Saxons. We are booked in for 1st July; a letter with more details will be coming home very soon. 

Bunnies – The Bentley Bunnies sessions start next week; the new children due to join us in September will be coming in on Friday mornings to get a taste of what it is like here at Bentley School. We are very excited to meet them all and if you see them and their parents one the playground, do go and say hello and welcome them to the Bentley Family. 

Dates for your diary:


W/C 10th June

Phonics Screening Week

Weds 12th June

Yr 5/6 Quad Kids @ Northgate – SELECTED CHILDREN – NEED PACKED TEA

Thursday 13th June

Adders Online Safety Workshop

Friday 14th June

Bunnies 9:00 -11:30

Friday 14th June

Year 4 Sleepover @ Bentley

Monday 17th June

Dress in Blue and Animal Face Painting for The Blue Cross

Tuesday 18th June


Weds 19th June

Yr 5/6 Crucial Crew– NEED PACKED LUNCH

Thursday 20th June

Bikeability Day 1

Friday 21st June

Bikeability Day 2

Friday 21st June

Bunnies 9:00 -11:30

Tuesday 25th June


Thursday 27th June

Non-uniform Day for Traditional Tombola

Friday 28th June

Whole School & Leavers Photos

Friday 28th June

Year 3/4 Quad Kids @ Inspire Ipswich – SELECTED CHILDREN – NEED PACKED TEA

Friday 28th June

Bunnies 9:00 -11:30

Monday 1st July

Adders to Sutton Hoo -  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Tuesday 2nd July

Mrs Robinson out, Mrs Thomas covering

Weds 3rd July

Class swap morning and Year 6 induction @ EBHS

Thursday 4th July

Federation Music Day @ Copdock Village Hall –  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Friday 5th July

Bunnies 9:00 – 13:00

Tuesday 9th July

Hedgehogs to Minsmere -  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Tuesday 9th July

PE and Football club at the school, not at the field

Thursday 11th July

Year 6 Big Bang Science trip -  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Friday 12th July

Bunnies 9:00 – 13:00

Friday 12th July

Family assembly at 9:00am!!

Friday 12th July

PTA Summer Fete after school

Tuesday 16th July

Year 4 Rocket Science Day @ EBHS -  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Weds 17th July

Adders’ trip to Pleasurewood Hill -  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Thursday 18th July

Year 5 Computer Science Day @ EBHS-  NEED PACKED LUNCH

Tuesday 23rd July

9am Leavers’ Service @ Church – 5-7pm Leavers’ BBQ

Weds 24th July

Last Day of Term


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School Hill, Copdock

Ipswich, Suffolk


Tel: 01473 730337

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Church Road

Ipswich, Suffolk


Tel: 01473 310253

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Bentley is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and has close links with the local church of St Mary's. As a church school we seek to encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into the ethos of every day school life.