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This week at Bentley...

The whole school looks forward to any residential week with great excitement. For the children (and parents) there is anticipation and enjoyment in doing something completely new and adventurous. For the rest of the school we enjoy reading the blog reports and there is a bit of a change with one class missing as well as all the staff with them. From all reports Year 5 have enjoyed themselves and we are very grateful to all the lovely staff who have accompanied them down to the Calshot Activity Centre for the four days. They have been out to sea on a trawler, skied, climbed and taken part in lots of challenges and adventures along the coastline. We have had lovely reports back from them which you can read by clicking here.

Our best learning this week has been…

Year R are really enjoying their tag rugby lessons in PE.  Their throwing and catching skills are improving each week!

Year 1 had a lot of fun filling various containers with water to test their capacity add in pictures

Year 2 have loved reading, listening to and planning their own riddles!

Year 3 are enjoying learning about plants in science and sharing their interesting research

Year 4 had a fantastic investigation into the burial at Sutton Hoo and are getting very excited about the Alton Buckle

Year 5 have relished lots of laughter, challenges with team support and have had a great time at Calshot Activity Centre on their residential visit

Year 6 have been working hard to add interesting detail into their writing using ‘MOREMAPS’ (ask your child what this means!) and they also learnt a lot on their Geography school visit to the Sustainability Centre on Monday.

I hope that you enjoy a great weekend (and that there is not too much washing for staff and Year 5 parents!).

Mrs Katy Pinchess, Headteacher



…Mandy Lanning and Gillie Cox and all the breakfast club children for hosting every class so magnificently every Friday this term. We hope that everyone who has come along and enjoyed toast, pastries and drinks has enjoyed a little winter socialisation and not having to wash up for one meal at home!

…the book ‘App’s War’ written by Harry and Tabitha’s grand-dad who wrote about his experiences in the war. A copy has kindly been signed and is donated to the library.

…the Bell family for the art resources

… the Eagles-Bates family for the books for the library

… Nanna Freda for all the playdoh tools and old telephones


A super week for sport for bentley pupils...  

Our fantastic Year 6 Badminton players attended the finals of the Hampshire Schools Racket Pack Badminton Festival in Eastleigh earlier this week. They played extremely well against some stiff competition – County and National level players - but sadly didn’t win their group. 

Mr Antignani accompanied them and was very proud of both their performance and their sportsmanship.  Thank you to Barbs Sarling and Jonny Boston for transporting the children.


Three of our Year 6 boys represented Bentley at the Hampshire Cross Country Championships on Tuesday.  They were part of the East Hampshire Cross Country team which was made up of the top 12 runners in the region.  The results for the team were the best they have been in the four years of the event, coming sixth. 

Our boys were superb; all ran well and all placed in the top half of the table.  We are very proud of them all.  Many thanks to Mrs Polat for being our responsible adult on the day.


The Year 6 Rugby tournament took place yesterday at Eggar’s School and the children did themselves and the school proud.  The weather wasn’t kind but despite being wet and cold, the children played with all their might finishing 3rd and 6th.  Miss Kirby was delighted by their commitment and, as ever, very proud of all of them.  Thank you to Stuart Jackson and Mandy Lanning for coming along to help Miss Kirby coach the two teams we entered and also to Issobelle in Year 4 who stepped up at the last minute.  Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the team.






On Sunday, Olivia, Year 4, played in the Alton Girls U10 In2Triangular Hockey tournament in Haslemere.  Fifteen teams from all over Hampshire took part.  Alton played seven games in their pool round.  Three clubs (including Alton) all tied so Alton’s top tally of goals took them through as top of their pool table.  After winning their semi-final they played Haslemere in the final. 

It was an incredibly tight game with the match finishing 1 – 1 and it all boiled down to Penalty Flicks.   Despite not winning the final, Alton still qualify for the Southern Nationals in May. Go Olivia!  



The PTFA have been busy shopping and wrapping some lovely gifts for Mothering Sunday next weekend.  They will be holding a sale during the day on Thursday 19th March for the children to come along and choose a gift, if they wish.  All gifts are £2 each and are limited to one per person.  Please ask your child to hand their cash into their class teacher in the morning.  This is, of course, entirely optional and all the money raised will go to the PTFA (Registered Charity number 1046944).


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