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this week at Bentley.....

What a fantastic final week of term it has been for us here at Bentley!  We have been entertained by Years 3, 4 and 5’s brilliant performances of No One Wraps Like an Elf; eaten a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings whilst wearing our Christmas jumpers; had fun in our classrooms doing some Christmas themed activities as part of our learning and finally, Year R and Year 6 led us in a very special worship this morning at St Mary’s church, reminding us of the true meaning of the Christmas season.  A huge well done to all the children for working so hard this week, in amongst all the excitement and late nights.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support this term, from baking cakes for cake sales, to helping out at PTFA events, to supporting your child at home with their reading and homework.  I would also like to say a very big thank you to the whole staff team who have worked so tirelessly to meet the needs of every single child at our school.  Their dedication, love, commitment and teamwork is what makes Bentley a very special community to be part of. 

Thank you to all who donated to Cancer Research UK (one of this year’s chosen school charities) at church this morning.  We raised an amazing £111.91!!

I hope you all have a good break over the holidays and wish you a very merry Christmas.  See you in 2024 for the first day of the spring term on Wednesday 3rd January!

Mrs Miffling

Acting Headteacher


Celebration assembly

The whole school took part in our Celebration Assembly yesterday morning where certificates were given for reading, handwriting and times-tables. Please do check book-bags for the certificates. We know every child has tried really hard, so please do celebrate their successes at home. Many children made considerable progress this term and we are very proud of the terrific results. Thank you for supporting all their effort and practice, both at home and at school.

We also awarded S.T.E.P. (Sorry, Thank You, Excuse Me, Please) certificates and badges to three children from each class. Good manners are always expected at Bentley and the following children have shown superb manners over the term, in many different situations and were nominated by their teacher and endorsed by all staff, for a S.T.E.P award:

Year R – Robin, Bea, Pen

Year 1 – Theo, Ruby, Archie

Year 2 – Charlie, Theo S, Alexandra

Year 3 – Edie, Alice, Fouzaan

Year 4 – Louis, William, Emilia

Year 5 – Agnes, Rhys, Ivy

Year 6 – Pablo, Charlotte, Jessica

Congratulations to all our winners

Final Open day for Yr R entry 2024

Our last open event for prospective year R pupils is 1.30pm on 9th January 2024. Places can be booked here.  If you know anyone considering Bentley C of E Primary School for their child, please encourage them to attend. The closing date for applications for a reception place is 15th January 2023.

New Spring Clubs  

Spring after-school clubs start the week beginning 8th January 2024.

Year 5 also has Forest School next term starting on 8th January and year 3 has swimming on Thursday afternoons commencing on 18th January 2024. Please remember to consent on ScoPay Click here to consent

Real Items For Role play for Reception class

Year R are in desperate need of real items to enhance their home corner. If you are having an after-Christmas clear out, please consider donating some of your unwanted things to us. (Please note, we do not need plastic or ‘play’ items at this time).

Home corner items

Spoons, metal teapot, bun tray, wooden spoon, measuring spoons, mixing bowls (not ceramic).

Baby items

Moses basket, blankets, sheets, nappies, empty bottles and tubs from baby toiletries, baby clothes, bottles, changing mat, feeding bowls, spoons, bibs, high chair.

Role play

Pillow cases, sheets, button-down shirts (adult sized).


We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a lovely festive break. Thank you for all your support. We will see you in the new year when we will send out the next term’s plans and dates for your diaries. 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Bentley PTFA (Parents, Teachers & Friends association)

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