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This week at Bentley....

It has been a really great week of learning judging by all the feedback and Seesaw uptake. A HUGE thank you to parents and carers for facilitating this.

Next week, teachers will send out work via email each day but will aim to add more of this onto Seesaw. After half term the Virtual School work will all move to Seesaw and Tapestry to free up the office email for usual and more urgent communications. May I please remind parents to post queries through the office email and leave Seesaw for child and teacher communications. We will continue to get a teacher to respond to these and can make a phone call where it is URGENT, but cannot guarantee which school adult will respond at this time.

Our planning and risk assessments are continuing over the weekend to prepare for more children coming back into school after half term. We had a very useful Governing Body meeting last night and the Senior Leaders and I are currently focussed on the many logistics for preparing for this planned next stage.

There has been some terrific learning this week…

98% of pupils are logged onto Seesaw and using it regularly! Excellent work and we are so glad that it is going well.

Year R have been learning about money. Miss Smith has been very impressed with the children's counting skills this week, when using a range of coins to buy snacks or other items during role-play scenarios in their homes. Great work Year R!

In Year 1 Mrs Vogel has been so impressed by the fantastic creatives for the Arcimboldo artwork 

Miss Kirby has loved seeing all the performance poetry on Seesaw from Year 2 and could see the children had been working hard and enjoying their learning.

In Year 3 Miss Hand has been really impressed by the creative, and also practical, responses to our geography sustainability topic.

Mrs Scott-Bromley and Mr A had a proud moment with Year 4 work where children have really loved creating their own Flanimals and are being inspired by these to write fabulous descriptions.

In Year 5 Miss Wiggins enjoyed all the scientific thinking going on for the volcano experiments. Well done for sharing these everyone on Seesaw.

In Year 6 Mrs Rushin and Mrs Miffling hoped that everyone had a good Virtual SATs week! We hope that the tests got your brains going but you enjoyed it too. 

Have a good weekend and enjoy the sunshine.

Mrs Katy Pinchess, Headteacher


World Wildlife Fund

Next Friday is our WWF day and the last day of our half term. This charity was chosen by our pupils last autumn and is the subject that many of them feel passionately about. Madame Jones is sending out lots of WWF inspiration on Wednesday rather than a French lesson. Your child may like to choose an activity to support the charity – they could do a sponsored walk or cycle, dress up as an animal, make a promise to commit to a sustainability idea, a read-a-thon, a sponsored silence or create a poster to inspire others with great ECO ideas. If you would like to make a donation or support their charitable works please click here.