This week at Bentley...
Thank you for making this such a positive first week back at school despite all the additional expectations for COVID. Whilst it appears that we are fortunate to be in an area with low risk currently our procedures are in place in case this changes. Staff and pupils have quickly adapted to the required changes and we will continue to review and enhance where needed, ensuring that we keep business as usual as much as possible.
It has been so lovely to see our pupils returning to school this week with such great attitudes to their learning. There has been a lot of happiness and fun. After a full first week I think everyone is certainly ready for a relaxing weekend!
Teachers will be running information sessions next week via Zoom. Your ‘Meet the Teacher’ times are highlighted below and the links will be sent out separately each day.
Mrs Katy Pinchess, Headteacher
THANK YOU TO…
…Kathleen Proud and Sian Stratton Brown for running the Second Hand Uniform sale on Saturday morning. Their hard work and your support raised a terrific £162.
WELL DONE TO…
…Will in Year 6 for his terrific results in the National Sailing Championships this summer. WOW!
…Mr Fay for achieving a distinction in his Learning Support Asitant apprenticeship this summer.
…Miss Wiggins for completing a triathlon on Bank Holiday Monday.
… Tilly in Year 3 on becoming a big sister to her brand new baby brother, Heath
Government advice is;
- Only six people can now meet, outside of work or school, from two households – both indoors or outside
- Avoid car sharing
- Reduce the number of bubbles your child is in as much as possible
- Inform the school if your child is unwell with COVID symptoms https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/
Please help us at school by updating us about any household symptoms and any closures with clubs attended outside of school.
We are very restricted on any adults coming into the school building. Thank you for supporting our new systems for getting the community on and off site. Please ensure that you walk on the pavement at drop off and pick up times as walking in the road is stopping traffic.
Mrs Pinchess would like to invite you all to our Virtual PTFA AGM on Thursday 24th September 8-9pm. Our amazing Chair Mrs Proud has got some great new ideas for virtual fundraising and wants to get every family involved to suggest ideas and support the school fundraising this year. Do come along to hear more.
Unfortunately Mrs Alieva was unable to return to school after the summer holidays due to some family changes. We are currently recruiting for a new full time LSA and have cover in place for Year R for this half term.
We welcome Miss Henson as a student teacher in our Year 1 class this term joining us from the Alton Schools Partnership.
Our staff for this school year can be found on the website.
A couple of small keys were found outside the main gate this morning – could they be yours? If so please contact the school office by phone and we will reunite you with them!
Democracy has been hard at work in our classes this week with the children voting for their peers to take on special responsibilities for the school year. We are delighted to announce the following:
Head Boy - Darrell Head Girl - Alana
Deputies - Rose & Archie
Eco Leaders - Lewis & Sienna
Megan & Emily (Yellow) Millie & Will (Blue)
Michaela & Lily (Green) April & Rhys (Red)
Play Leader - Charlie
Pet Leader - Alistair
Sports Ambassador - Will
Digital Leaders - Isaac & Gabriel
Art Leaders - Lily & Dillon
Homework Leader - Alfie
Year 1 – Sienna & Ted
Year 2 – Flora-Rose & Rhys
Year 3 – Flo & George
Year 4 – Emma & Noah
Year 5 – Olivia & Tom
Year 6 – Darrell, Alana, Rose & Archie
Year 1 – Arthur & Lauren
Year 2 – Georgia & Barnaby
Year 3 – Darcey & Finn
Year 4 – Oliver & Lucy
Year 5 – Charlotte & Alex
Year 6 – Isaac & Gabriel
Year 1 – Mollie & Henry
Year 2 – Willow & Finley
Year 3 – Sophie & Annabelle
Year 4 – Lauren & Nicholas
Year 5 – Sophie & Eryka
Year 1 – Emilia & Max
Year 2 – Ivy & Alex
Year 3 – Charlotte & Dominic
Year 4 – Sophie & George
Year 5 – Nicholas & Eva
Year 6 – Lewis & Sienna
Congratulations! We are looking forward to seeing you all in your new roles!
MEET THE TEACHER
Teachers will be covering all of the usual, everyday topics but if you have a specific question please email the school office before 10am on Monday so your question can be covered in the presentation. Zoom meeting codes will be sent out on the day of the meeting.
Year R – Thursday 17th @ 5.15pm
Year 1 – Friday 18th @ 4.45pm
Year 2 – Monday 14th @ 5.15pm
Year 3 – Tuesday 15th @ 5.15pm
Year 4 – Monday 14th @ 4.45pm
Year 5 – Thursday 17th @ 4.45pm
Year 6 – Tuesday 15th @ 4.45pm
Thank you for following school expectations and paying in advance for school lunches and clubs. It is much appreciated. Please contact the school office via email if you have any questions or want to find out more about financial support.
SCOPAY had a national technical issue this week and asked us to apologise to parents who had problems. These should all be fixed now so contact us if you are still having problems.
We are really pleased that the teacher clubs have been so well received and these all start on Monday. If you are collecting from a Teacher club please line up, leaving space for the teacher to see whom to send out! You may enter and exit from the main school gate as numbers should be easy to allow you to socially distance but please bring your umbrellas if it is rainy as we cannot let adults inside.
Wraparound childcare may be booked through Scopay as usual. You are still able to book childcare as and when you need it as well as for regular sessions.
All clubs are following our Risk Assessment process to reduce contact, so infants and juniors groups remain separate.