Bentley Weekly Update 29.4.2022

Learners of the week

Try New things - Mario, Poppy, Adelaide, Izzy, Noah, Kayleigh, AJ



Reception -   precious, unique

Year 1 and 2 -  thrive and depend

Hedgehogs -   absorb and kingdom

Adders -   rationing and civilian

Value Friendship - Lucy, Izzy, Charlotte

Welcome back

Welcome back!  As we are hopefully returning this term to some sort of normal, we would just like to remind parent of the routines that are in place.  The gate will open at 8:40am with the bell ringing at 8:45am, at which point the gate will close.  Anyone arriving after 8:45am will need to be brought to the main door.  Arrival between 8:45am and 8:55am is deemed as late, anyone arriving after 8:55am will have an unauthorised absence mark against the register for that session. 

Please ensure that children do not ride their bikes and scooters into school, they should get off at the gate please.

If your child will be absent for any reason, please ensure you phone or email the office by 9:00am in accordance with our attendance policy.  If you email your child's teacher, please ensure that you copy in the office as teachers do not always have chance to read emails at the start of the day, and we need to complete the registers.  

PE Days - KS1 children need to come into school in PE kits on Monday only (they have 2 sessions); KS2 - Monday and Wednesday.  Some children also swim on a Monday afternoon 

Please ensure you keep an eye on the weekly newsletter and class blogs for any updates.

A reminder that Monday 2nd May is a bank holiday and the school is closed.

If your child needs medication in school such as allergy medicines or inhalers etc and they were sent home for checking at  Easter, please can you ensure that they are in date and are returned to school for this term.

School dinners

A reminder to ensure that dinners are paid for as taken please, reminders will be sent once 5 or more dinners are owed.  This can be paid online, or by cash or cheque in a named envelope.

Sharing Assemblies

Families are now welcome to join our family sharing assemblies on Friday afternoons at 2:50pm on site. We look forward to seeing you; you no longer have to let us know that you are attending. (We will no longer be offering a virtual alternative.)

School chickens

We are currently struggling to house our cockerels and need to find a home for one quite quickly as they are becoming very aggressive. If anyone can help with this please let us know.
New family in school
We will be welcoming a new Ukrainian family to our school next week with a Year 6 child, Oleh, joining Adders Class. I am sure you will give them a warm welcome.
After School Club
A reminder that Copdock and Washbrook pre-school offer an after school club - see leaflet attached, they are offering a free trial session, please contact them if you think this may be useful for you.
Missing school jumper
Please could Wolves class parents check to ensure they have not got a sweatshirt at home that is not your child's.  One has been lost in the classroom. Thank you
Books For Schools
You may remember collecting book tokens from the newspaper and bringing them in to school, we have been able to order many new books for school, so a big thank you to everyone who saved them and brought them in.
A selection of the books we purchased: 
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Group A - vocal group

Britten Pears Arts’ free vocal group for 8-18 year olds in Ipswich and Lowestoft, Group A, continues to deliver sessions fortnightly in both towns at New Wolsey Theatre (Ipswich) and The Seagull Theatre (Lowestoft). We’re looking for new young people to join us for some exciting performances at First Light Festival in June, Hullaballoo 22 in July, and Aldeburgh Carnival in August - Please find attached a pdf with all the details for sessions over the summer term.

The project aims to build positive community links and raise aspirations for young people. It’s completely free to take part and everyone is welcome (no auditions involved!). They are contactable through for anyone who would like further information.


Women’s Tour Cycle Race - Monday 6th June and Festival Torch relay

 As you may already be aware the Women’s Tour International Cycle Race will be coming through Suffolk on Monday 6th June 2022.

 The race is an opportunity to watch international athletes competing at their very best and we are keen to promote and celebrate the race with communities across our It comes through Bentley village  

and, look out for the Festival Torch Relay on its 588-mile journey around Suffolk. Starting in Brandon on Friday 13th May, ending at the Suffolk Show on Wednesday 1st June, to be a centre-piece for the big Jubilee Pageant at the Showground (starting at 4.00pm).


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Bentley School's Christian Ethos

"Know that I am with you always," Matthew 28:20 We encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into everyday life. Our vision is for all children to be confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens who are well equipped for future life, knowing that God is with them always.