this week at Bentley......
I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend to celebrate the King’s Coronation. I have certainly enjoyed hearing about all the memories that were made by the children as they celebrated this moment in history.
It has been lovely to welcome Year 3 and 4 back to school this week after their visit to the Gordon Brown Centre. Hearing tales of their adventures has certainly shown how much fun and learning was had and, once again, caring for the animals seems to have been the highlight of the visit. The staff that supported the children during the visit have told me how impressed they were with the children during the week and Gordon Brown Centre staff commented on the politeness and kindness of our children. Well done Year 3 and 4 for representing our school rules and values so well.
In other news this week:
Year R have been learning all about the parts of flowers and learned a special song to help them remember.
Year 1 have been enjoying their Forest Explorer sessions with Madame Jones. The woods have been very muddy but this just adds to the fun!
Year 2 have been preparing for their end of Key Stage One tests. These will take place during May so please make sure your Year 2 child is in school every day during this month.
Year 5 have enjoyed learning how to keep safe on the road during their Bikeability training.
Year 6 have been taking their SATs tests. All staff have been incredibly proud of how the children approached the tests with maturity and positivity. Well done Year 6! I hope you enjoyed your treat afternoon today and have a well-deserved rest over the weekend!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing everyone back in school next week.
Mrs Rhodes’ Goring Gap Ultra Marathon – 14th May 2023
As many of the children know, I enjoy running in my spare time. On Sunday 14th May, I will be running 52km in the Goring Gap Ultra Marathon. This will be the furthest I have ever run! I have decided to mark the occasion by raising funds for the Disaster Emergency Committee. This charity ensures that funds reach people who need it, in Ukraine, Syria, Turkey and Pakistan, fast.
If you can spare a small donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/page/elizabeth-rhodes-1681159058562
The school census day will take place on Thursday 18th May. Lunches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be slightly different as a result. Choices will be as follows:-
Wednesday – Quorn and Leek Crown or Roast Pork or Ham Sandwich.
Thursday – Pizza or Fish Fingers or Margherita pizza picnic
Friday – Cheese and Tomato Quesadilla or Bubble Salmon or Chicken Mayo Wrap.
Please be aware that we will be re-locking the school gate at 3.30pm after pick-up. It would help us enormously if everyone could close the gate behind them when they leave the playground. Thank you for your assistance with this.
Walk to School Week
Next week is the annual Walk to School Week and we are taking part as usual. This year, instead of collecting stickers on a card, each class has a wallchart where children can tick their name off to show that they have walked to and from school each day. They can also tick off their name if they cycle or ride a scooter to school.
There are many benefits to walking to school:
- It helps us to be more active
- It is better for the environment
- Less traffic makes the roads around the school much safer to cross
- It gives us a chance to look around and see the many beautiful signs of spring
We understand that for some children it is not possible to walk to school, so in the assembly this morning I gave them some alternatives which could still earn them a tick on the chart.
- Park a little further away from school (for example opposite The Star or at the Memorial Hall) and walk the rest of the way.
- Walk a lap of the rec before and after school.
- Walk a longer route to the school bus stop
Next week we will also have an assembly to remind children about safety on the roads, led by our wonderful Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs).
Eggars Walking Tours
Eggars are welcoming parents and children to visit the school and meet the staff and students.
To book please click on the link below.
For information on available clubs and to find out what is going on in the local area please Click here.
PTFA – upcoming events
⭐️ Ice Cream Sale - after school, Friday 19th May
A selection of ice lollies will be on sale after school in the playground. Cash or card accepted.
⭐️Non-Uniform day - Friday 16th June
Children can wear non-school uniform this day if they’d like to, in return for a raffle prize for our summer fair! Thank you!
⭐️ Summer fair - Friday 23rd June 3:15 – 6pm
Exciting plans are being made! Please put the date in your diary and look out for more details from your reps soon!
Do you know of any local businesses willing to donate a prize for the raffle? Please ask around. The more prizes we can get, the better the raffle will be for everyone!
We have sponsorship from Hamptons Estate Agents for this event, and will be looking for houses to volunteer to have a sign outside to advertise the fair. Please let us know if you’d be happy to be one of these families or know someone who would.
This event is open to everyone. Please invite extended family and friends.
⭐️ Bentley bike ride - Saturday 1st July
Do you have any keen cyclists in your family? This year it is a family friendly route of 30km, aimed at teens around 10 years old and upwards. Sponsorship is per family. We need lots of Bentley families and friends to get involved and enjoy a (hopefully sunny!) ride through the countryside. Return back to the school with a bbq and bar ready for you!
Please watch the video all about it here: https://youtu.be/R74MPKKnpOQ
⭐️ Camping Night on Froyle Rec - Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd July.
Each pitch is £25 and includes breakfast Sunday morning.
Please book via PTFA website.
Please see the PTFA page for more information