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Bentley Church of England

Primary School

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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO…

… Tilly in Year 3 on becoming a big sister to her brand new baby brother, Heath

 

COVID UPDATES

 

Government advice is;

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.

 

PTFA News

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.

 

STAFF NEWS

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.

 

LOST KEYS

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!

 

SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

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:

Year 6

Head Boy - Darrell      Head Girl - Alana

Deputies - Rose & Archie

Eco Leaders - Lewis & Sienna

House Captains

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

 

School Council

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

 

Digital Leaders

Year 1 – Arthur & Lauren

Year 2 – Georgia & Barnaby

Year 3 – Darcey & Finn

Year 4 – Oliver & Lucy

Year 5 – Charlotte & Alex

Year 6 – Isaac & Gabriel

 

Worship Leaders

Year 1 – Mollie & Henry

Year 2 – Willow & Finley

Year 3 – Sophie & Annabelle

Year 4 – Lauren & Nicholas

Year 5 – Sophie & Eryka

 

Eco Leaders

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

 

SCOPAY

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.  

 

CLUBS

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.