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this week at Bentley.....

It has been lovely to see the return of the sunshine at last this week and great to see all the children enjoying their playtimes outside, especially in the woods.  Please remember to send your child to school with a named water bottle containing non-flavoured water to keep them hydrated as the weather warms up.

Walk to School week has been a huge success and lots of children have told me how much they have enjoyed journeying just a little bit further to school.  On Wednesday, our Junior Road Safety Officers from Years 5 and 6 taught us all how to keep safe whilst we are out walking, by reminding us of the key message of Stop, Look and Listen from the Green Cross Code. 

As well as walking to school, more children have been cycling or scooting which means we now have a lot of bikes being stored in the bike rack.  To keep these bikes extra safe during the school day, we have purchased a bike chain.  Mr Lucas will chain the bikes together at the start of the day and unlock them at the end.  If you do not wish your child’s bike to be included, please let the office know.  Please remind your child to take their bike or scooter home at the end of the day, so they are not left here overnight or over the weekend.

Mrs Miffling

Acting headteacher

Prayer Week

Next week is Prayer Week at St Mary’s Church.  Each class will visit the church for one hour to take part in the activities.  If you are able to help walk the children to the church and supervise them whilst they are there, please let your child’s class teacher know.

Monday 22nd May, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Year 4

Tuesday 23rd May, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Year 1

Wednesday 24th May, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Year 3

Wednesday 24th May, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Year R

Friday 26th May, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Year 6

Friday 26th May, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Year 5

Friday 26th May, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Year 2

Sports Day

This year, sports day is being held on Friday 9th June and will follow our usual format. It will finish at 12.30pm and we hope that families will be able to join us for a picnic on the rec after the events.  Children will be able to go home after the picnic.  Look out for a letter next week which will give you more details about this annual event.

Thank you to…

The Thurman family for their kind donation of the bee hotel.  Madame Jones is really looking forward to using it in the new nature reserve area that is being developed in the woods.

And also to James Hall, who has very kindly provided the school with a basketball net.

Nature Reserve Update

Nature Reserve Club has been running for four weeks and in that time we have already started to transform the site. The team which includes children, parents and teachers, is proof that team work really is the dream work! So far we have started to create a dead hedge, bug hotel, willow arch and paths.

Apart from finishing off what we have started, next on the list are bird feeders, flowers and hedge planting! Thank you to Mrs Roach, Dr. Garrett and Mrs Elliot for helping as well as to Orla and Benedict’s grandfather for making the beautiful bird box for the nature reserve.

Hampshire Music Service

Does your child enjoy being part of a group with other young musicians?  Are they keen to get involved in opportunities both here and abroad? HMS County Ensembles are ready for you!

 The following groups are recruiting NOW for September membership.

  Hampshire County Youth Bands (brass and percussion)

  • Hampshire County Youth Choirs (vocalists)
  • Hampshire County Youth Jazz Centre (brass, woodwind, and rhythm section)
  • Hampshire County Youth Orchestras (brass, percussion, strings, and woodwind)
  • Hampshire County Youth Wind Ensembles (brass, woodwind, and percussion)

 The County Ensembles provide the highest quality ensemble experience for young musicians, and an impressive range of performance opportunities in Hampshire and beyond, masterclasses with professional performers, and exciting overseas tours.  For further information about these groups please see our website:  County ensembles | Hampshire County Council (

Applications for membership of these groups can be made by following this link: 

 Application for Hampshire County Youth Music Ensembles 2023

 Please see the timetable on the community pages.


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 26th 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.

⭐️ Ice Cream Sale - after school, Friday 30th June

⭐️ 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:

⭐️ Ice Cream Sale - after school, Friday 7th July

⭐️ Ice Cream Sale - after school, Friday 13th July

⭐️ Ice Cream Sale - after school, Friday 21st July

⭐️ 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