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  • 20/05/22

    This week at Bentley...

    We have had a lovely start to our Jubilee festivities with an active day of dancing! A professional dancer came to teach us dance steps from different eras, funded by school PE premium money; Year R had 1950s dances, Year 1 1960s, Year 2 had 1970s, Year 3 had 1980s, Year 4 had 1990s, Year 5 had 2000...
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  • 13/05/22

    This week at Bentley...

    Year 6 have completed their week of SATs and worked hard to do their best in these national tests. We are really proud of their sensible attitude and know they really enjoyed their movie afternoon yesterday to mark the end of the tests! The test papers are all securely collected and we will not know...
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  • 06/05/22

    This week at Bentley...

    We have packed an awful lot into the four day week! Year 3 and 4 have had a brilliant time at their first school residential. One of the children described it to me as “like the best ever sleepover, but with your whole class and you’re all having fun”. I visited earlier this week a...
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  • 29/04/22

    This week at Bentley...

    It has been great to come back to school with sunshine, and we can report the children have been really refreshed after this break and the difficult winter with Covid and other bugs. We are aware we have several staff and families who have had Covid two or three times now and suspect it will continu...
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  • 08/04/22

    This week at Bentley...

    It has been lovely to come back into school after being off with Covid – it finally ‘got’ me! It has certainly made this term quite a challenge in staffing but I am so incredibly grateful for our amazing staff team and our regular supply staff too. Everyone has pulled together and...
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  • 02/04/22

    This week at Bentley...

    It has been another busy week here at Bentley and, after the glorious sunshine and warmer temperatures of last week, it has been a bit of a shock to see a return to coats, gloves and hats over the last few days.  The snow flurries yesterday provided a lot of excitement for the children however...
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  • 25/03/22

    This week at Bentley...

    Many of us have been thinking back to this time in 2020 as we went into the first lockdown and this time in 2021 when we were coming out of the third lockdown. Whilst I am always keen to think of the positives and look at the amazing progress made with vaccines, I have been reflecting upon everythin...
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  • 18/03/22

    This Week At Bentley...

    It has been wonderful to see the sunshine back after the torrential rain of Wednesday! We know there will have been many shoes, school bags and uniforms drying out that evening. Our intrepid Year 6 cyclists experienced every kind of weather and the trainers were impressed with their resilience.
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  • 11/03/22

    This week at Bentley...

    This week we spoke to classes about the war in Ukraine as many children had raised questions. We talk impartially and always try to reassure children about their own safety. We all operate differently as families, so some children have a lot of knowledge and others know very little. Part of our teac...
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  • 04/03/22

    This week at Bentley...

    I attended Yann’s final ‘Live at 5’ at St Mary’s last Sunday evening and he asked me to say a huge thank you to all the children, staff, governors and parents for the special cards, school video and messages to wish him and his family well as they move to their next adventure...
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  • 21/02/22

    This week at Bentley...

    Well, the Red Weather Warning was not what we all expected as staff left school last night! We are sorry to end the half term like that, but hope everyone stays safe and the storm passes today. It has been a very long wintery half term and I do know everyone was ready for a break after all the hard...
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  • 11/02/22

    This week at Bentley...

    Over the last few weeks I have managed to squeeze in attendance at some local and national meetings with other headteachers. At each meeting we have, unsurprisingly, discussed the ongoing issues with Covid and the well-being of our pupils and staff teams. At Bentley, like all good schools, we are ve...
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