Bentley Weekly Update 29/03/19

Words of The Week

Rec – ‘both’ and ‘corner’

Yr1/2 - ‘horizontal’ and ‘vertical’

Hedgehogs – ‘speculated’ and ‘ruptured’

Adders – ‘majestically’ and ‘intrepid’ 

Reminder - Important Information - Journey to Holy Communion – On Thursday 4th April, the whole school will be involved in a special day of learning about the journey to Holy Communion at the church. Wolves Class will need to be dropped at the church in the morning please, to take part in the fun, interactive stations; they will then be brought back to school by mini-bus or staff car in time for lunch. Hedgehogs and Adders will be walked / transported to the church after lunch to take part in the learning; they need to be collected from the church at the end of the school day please. If you have children in both Wolves and KS2, please drop off and pick up younger children first. Thank you. 

Policy Updates - Following recent policy updates, our Pupil Premium and Educational Visits Policies have been revised and the current versions are available now on the school website for your information.  

Year 1 Phonics Screening – There will be a meeting for parents of children in year 1 on Tuesday 23rd April, at 2:45pm. This will be an opportunity for parents to find out more information about the Phonics Screening, how to support your child at home and ask any questions you may have. 

Year 2 SATs – There will be a meeting for parents of children in year 2 on Wednesday 24th April, at 2:45pm. This will be an opportunity for parents to find out more information about the SATs and ask any questions you may have. 

Easter Bonnets – Hopefully you are all getting super creative with hats, caps or bonnets. Just a reminder that the family assembly next week will start a little earlier at 2:30pm and will include our traditional annual Easter Bonnet parade and prize giving. 

Cross Country at RHS – Selected children from years 4, 5 and 6 will be taking part in the annual cross country competition held at Royal Hospital School. A massive thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help with the transport on the day; if you are one of those volunteers and you haven’t already done so, please send in a copy of your car insurance before the day. Thank you. We wish the children taking part good luck, do us proud! 

Wear Your Pyjamas to School – The newly formed ‘Chicken Crew’ are organising a fundraising event to pay for the food and care of the chickens. On Friday 26th April, children can wear pyjamas to school (completely optional) in return for a £1 donation. They can even bring their slippers to wear once they are in class, but obviously, they will need your normal outdoor shoes too! All dressed up in our comfy, cosy pyjamas, we will be all set for……….. 

……..PTA Film and Easter Egg Hunt – The PTA will be holding a film and Easter Egg Hunt after school on Friday 26th April. Tickets will be just £5 and will include drinks, popcorn, pizza and a chocolate egg to take home (please let PTA know about any food allergies). The latest time it will finish will be 5:30pm but we would ask that you be at the school at 5:15pm for pick up in case it finishes a little earlier. Tickets are available from Aimee (Poppy, Hugo and Molly’s Mum). 

Library Books – There are still a large number of library books that haven’t been returned. Please, please spend some time looking around the house for any school books. An email will be sent home next week to parents of children with books still outstanding. Thank you in anticipation for your support. 

New Menus – The new dinner menu that starts after the Easter break has been sent to you all electronically. If you specifically need a paper copy, please let us know and we will print one off for you. The catering company are trying to reduce their carbon footprint so are not sending the school any paper copies, but we are happy to print one for you if you need it.

Dates for your diary:


Monday 1st April

Last Swimming years 2-4

Monday 1st April

PTA meeting at 3:15pm

Tuesday 2nd April

Mrs Rudge out, Miss Blackwell covering

Weds 3rd April

Year 4/5/6 Cross Country comp @ RHS

Thursday 4th April

Journey to Holy Communion Experience – Wolves to be dropped at church in the morning, KS2 to be collected from the church at the end of the day

Friday 5th April

Family assembly and Easter Bonnets at 2:30pm

Friday 5th April

Last day of term

Tuesday 23rd April

Pupils return

Tuesday 23rd April

Year 1 Phonics Screening Parents’ Meeting at 2:45pm

Wednesday 24th April

Year 2 SATs Parents’ Meeting at 2:45pm

Thursday 25th April

Hedgehogs to Farm and Country Fair – NEED PACKED LUNCH

Thursday 25th April

Adders to Copdock for the morning for joint learning – more info to come

Friday 26th April

PTA Film and Easter Egg Hunt (finishes at 5:30pm at the latest)

Tuesday 30th April

Prayer Space Day: The Christian Vision

Thursday 2nd May

Adders to Copdock for the morning for joint learning– more info to come

Wednesday 8th May

Mrs Robinson out, Mrs Thomas covering

Friday 10th May

2pm New starters parents’ meeting with Mrs Rudge

Friday 10th May

PTA Quiz Night at Bentley Village Hall, doors open at 7pm (Adults only)

WC Mon 13th May

SATs week for year 6

Monday 13th May

SATs - SPAG papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 14th May

SATs – English Reading

Wednesday 15th May

SATs – Maths papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16th May

SATs – Maths paper 3

WC Mon 20th May

Walk To School Week

Tuesday 21st May

Year 5/6 netball comp

Tuesday 21st May

Mrs Robinson out, Mrs Thomas covering

Wednesday 22nd May

Mr Hetherington from EBHS to meet with year 6

Friday 24th May

Last day of half term







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