Bentley Weekly Update 11/10/19

Words of The Week

Rec – ‘empty’ and ‘above’

Yr1/2 - ‘pollution’ and ‘community’

Hedgehogs – ‘negative’ and ‘positive’

Adders – ‘perish’ and ‘desiccate’  

Dinner money – We will be trialling sending out text messages on Fridays to let you know how much dinner money is owed. We hope this will be more useful to parents than just the reminder slips that can be lost in bags. Moving forward, to prevent parents getting into unmanageable arrears, we will not allow dinner money debt to exceed the cost of 5 meals (£12). If the amount owed reaches the £12 limit, you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch as we will not provide any more school dinners until the amount owed is cleared. 

Reception – Please don’t forget to attend your parent consultations with Mrs Rudge next week, please call the office if you have forgotten your time slot. Reception Phonics Workshop is at 2pm on Wednesday. 

Wolves – Next week the Yr1 and 2 spelling test will be on Thursday, as will the 5 read check. 

Hedgehogs – 5 reads will be checked on Thursday. Please check log books for details on when spellings and homework are due. 

Adders – Year 6 Science Day on Tuesday, all Year 6 pupils will need a packed lunch. All Adders to the BT Crumble Robot Day on Thursday; all Adders will need a packed lunch. Please be aware there may be a chance that Adders will arrive back at school a little late on Thursday; the event finishes at 3pm so traffic may impede the journey back from Martlesham. 

Hammers Wanted – We have some projects coming up for both DT and Eco, such as making bird houses, and we have a shortage of hammers in our DT cupboard. If you have an old spare hammer at home that you no longer use, we would be very grateful for it. 

Bentley Fireworks – Following the great success of the last few years, the village will be holding a fireworks display again on the Parish Field, behind the school field. This year’s event will take place during half term, on Saturday 26th October. 

Special Bonfire Lunch – On Tuesday 5th November there will be a special Bonfire Lunch. Please see the posters up in the playground for details. If your child would like a lunch on this day, please let the office know by Tuesday 29th October at the latest. Please note, this will replace the published menu for this day. 

New Menu – The new menu that starts when we get back from the half term break will be emailed to you all next week. We send these out electronically to save paper, but if you do particularly want a paper version, please do get in touch and we will get one printed off for you. 

Secret Stocking Christmas Club and Christmas Cake Club – Letters will be coming home next week about these fun annual clubs. They are both generally very popular and places get taken up quite quickly, so please do look out for the letters. 

Dates for your diary:


Tues 15th Oct


Thurs 17th Oct

Adders to BT for Crumble Robot taster day – NEED PACKED LUNCH

Thurs 17th Oct

Mrs Rudge out, Mrs Smith covering

Fri 18th Oct

Non-pupil day

Sat 26th Oct

Bentley Fireworks

Mon 28th Oct

Pupils return

Mon 28th Oct

Mrs Duff out, Mrs Smith covering

Weds 30th Oct

Peer Mentoring Training for selected Adders 2-4pm Copdock

Thurs 31st Oct

Halloween Disco for Eco and Chicken Crew

Fri 1st Nov

1:30pm Parent and Child Maths Bags Activities

Fri 1st Nov

2:15pm Shared Learning in Your Child’s Class

Tues 5th Nov

Hedgehogs Hindu Experience at Sproughton Church Hall

Weds 6th Nov

Mrs Rudge out, Mrs Smith covering

Thurs 7th Nov

Federation Recycling Day @ Copdock Village Hall– ALL  CHILDREN WILL NEED PACKED LUNCH

Fri 8th Nov

Individual and Siblings Photos

Fri 8th Nov

PTA AGM 3:15 in school hall, crèche available

Weds 13th Nov

Flu Imms (nasal spray) all year groups

Thurs 14th Nov

Prayer Space Afternoon

Mon 18th Nov

Year 5/6 Tag Rugby

Tues 26th Nov

3:30 – 5:30pm Parents’ Evening

Wed 27th Nov

5 – 7pm Parents’ Evening

Fri 29th Nov

1pm Christmas Decoration Making, come and join in with your child!

Mon 2nd Dec

2:45pm Tree Service, all welcome

Mon 9th Dec

Last swimming session of the term for years 2-4

Tues 10th Dec

2:15pm Key Stage 2 (Hedgehogs and Adders) extra Christmas Performance

Thurs 12th Dec

1:30pm Wolves afternoon Christmas Performance

Thurs 12th Dec

2:15pm Key Stage 2 afternoon Christmas Performance

Thurs 12th Dec

6pm  Wolves evening Christmas Performance

Thurs 12th Dec

6:45pm  Key Stage 2 evening Christmas Performance

Friday 13th Dec

Christmas Fayre

Mon 16th Dec

Christmas Dinner

Thurs 19th Dec

Last day of term


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Ipswich, Suffolk


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Ipswich, Suffolk


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