this week at Bentley.....
We have all been enjoying our non-school uniform today in exchange for a donation towards the Christmas Fair raffle. There have been so many lovely donations that the prizes are going to be fantastic – thank you.
It is certainly beginning to feel very festive in school with the preparations starting for all things Christmassy! Here is a reminder of what’s coming up in the next few weeks.
Christmas Fair 1st December, 3 – 5 p.m.
The Choir will open our Christmas Fair at 3 p.m. on Friday and will perform just outside the Sports Hall. Their performance will be a very festive way to start proceedings. The Fair starts at 3 p.m. Children in Year 1 and 2 can be collected from the back playground and Year R from their playground gate, at 2.55 p.m. so that they can then enjoy the fun of the Fair whilst it’s still a little quieter. Any child not collected at this time will wait with their teacher and be dismissed as normal at 3.15 p.m. unless they are going to afterschool club.
Years 3, 4 and 5 will be dismissed as usual at 3.15 p.m. Year 6 will be running stalls and performing their ‘elf’ duties, so look out for further communication from Mrs Blake about this. There will be lots to enjoy at the Fair, from games to food, so make sure you come along and join in with the fun too!
Year 1 and 2 Christmas Production – The Donkey Seller
Year 1 and 2 will be performing ‘The Donkey Seller’ on Tuesday 5th December at 2 p.m. and Wednesday 6th December at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now on Scopay.
Year 3, 4 and 5 Christmas Production – No One Wraps Like an Elf
Year 3, 4 and 5 will be performing ‘No One Wraps Like an Elf’ on Wednesday 13th December and Thursday 14th December at 6.30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Scopay on Tuesday 28th November at 8 p.m.
Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
This year we will be wearing our Christmas jumpers to school and eating a tasty Christmas dinner on Thursday 14th December. Lunches can be ordered in the normal way on the day and will be roast turkey and a cocktail sausage, or vegetable wellington (both with all the trimmings) and followed by a festive iced biscuit.
St. Mary’s Church Service
Year 6 and Year R will lead our church service at St Mary’s Church, Bentley on Friday 15th December at 11 a.m. Due to space in the church, only parents of children in Year 6, Year R and the Choir are invited to the service. At the end of the service, these children will be dismissed from the church (along with their siblings). All other children will return to school to be collected at 12.30 p.m. when school will close for the Christmas holidays. The bus will still run on this day, leaving school at 12.30 p.m. There will be no after-school club.
Children return to school in the New Year on Wednesday 3rd January 2024!
The Staff and Governors would like to congratulate Mrs Miffling on being awarded a Master of Arts with Distinction in Educational Leadership from Coventry University. Mrs Miffling has worked incredibly hard to achieve this over the last two years, whilst also working in her role as Acting Headteacher. This is an incredible achievement and we are all very proud of her!
Alton Food Bank
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Alton Food Bank. Your contributions were very gratefully received. Please see the letter of thanks from the project manager below.
Message from Future in Mind – Please also see the flyers on the Community Page
Future in Mind is committed to listening to parent carers across Hampshire and bringing the topics you have asked for. Please find attached information on workshops and peer support sessions available for the rest of the year bookable via www.linktr.ee/futureinmind
Weds 22nd Nov - 7pm Online - Bullying, the effect on mental health and how to support your young person.
Thursday 23rd Nov - 10.15 Basingstoke - ASC - Beginning your journey - Limited spaces
Weds 29th Nov - 10.15 Totton - Closer2Home - if your young person is one step away from hospital because of self harm and self injurious behaviours
Monday 4th Dec - 12.00 Online - OCD with Hampshire CAMHS
Weds 6th Dec - 12.00 Online - Sleep, supporting mental health with Hampshire CAMHS
Tues 12th Dec - 10.15 Fareham - Sleep, supporting your autistic preschool or primary child with Peaceful Sleep Experts
Look forward to seeing you either online or in person.
Back on the Rack
Don’t forget Back on the Rack today. Some of our ex-Bentley pupils will be there volunteering.
Please see the full newsletter on the community pages for environment news, advice on heating and money saving tips.
Christmas Fair: Friday 1st December 3pm to 5pm
What do we need for the Christmas Fair?
🥧 People to volunteer to make or buy mince pies
🐻 Teddy bears donated
📄 People to fill in the sign up sheets!
🎟️ Raffle Tickets returned (it’s going to be a good one!)
❓ Whatever your stall requires of your class!
£ Remember your change on the day!
And one more thing… 🎄 Christmas trees will only remain on sale for THIS WEEKEND ONLY. They will be removed from sale on Monday so we can collect them in time for the fair. Order your Christmas Tree through the platform https://www.pta-events.co.uk/bentley/index.cfm?event=shop.
Great value and great trees!
From £38. Delivery to local addresses available, or collection at the fair.
As an extra incentive, anyone who buys a tree will get 20% off any treatments from the beginning of December, at Tiara Beauty and Aesthetics (based in Peacocks Nursery in Farnham) off.
Bentley PTFA (Parents, Teachers & Friends association)
Visit the PTFA website by clicking here