Bentley Weekly Update 3.11.2023


Important Information to Share

Parent Consultations - bookings will be made available at the end of next week - please look out for the emai
National Sleep helpline - Please see nformation attached about a free resource that can help parents and children to learn more about their sleep and develop better bedtime routines. Sleep is essential to brain function, by helping children to sleep better, and can help them to succeed in school.
SEND Strategy Consultation - The Local Authority are keen for all schools to invite parents & carers to take part in this survey. To access more information please click here:  Alternatively you can go straight to the survey: 
Online Safety advice - please see attached a poster about keeping children safe online.
Psychology in Schools Parent Workshops - please see poster attached 
Christmas Craft Club - we are looking to run Christmas Craft club again on a Friday morning for 5 weeks starting 10th November and finishing 8th December. Children will need to sign up for all 5 sessions and payment of £20 can be made via spider, or by cash / cheque via the office. Children at the Christmas craft club will need to eat breakfast 
before coming so they have time to complete the activities. The normal breakfast club will still run separately for those not wanting to attend. Thank you to those who have already confirmed their interest. If you would also like to join the fun, please let us know by Monday so we can ensure we have enough resources available.
Gymnastics Club - Further to the email sent on Wednesday - please let us know by Monday if your child would like to join so we can decide if we have enough numbers to go ahead.
Coats - Please ensure that children come to school in a coat or have one in their bag now that the days are turning colder and wet.  We do try to get the children out to play wherever possible so a coat is necessary.
Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks - As part of our anti-bullying week, Head Pupils will be leading their first assembly on Monday 13th November. We are inviting children to come in to school wearing odd socks all week, to recognise that everyone is unique and special. What will you be wearing!
Sharing Assembly - The Adders Sharing assembly will now take place on 17th November.
Remembrance Service - This will be held on Friday 10th November at the memorial. All are invited to join us. Children will be walking up together ready to start just before 11am and will be laying poppy crosses as part of the service. Once again we are pleased to welcome the British Legion to our service and thank them for their continued support.
Adders change to PE days - Adders PE days will be Monday and Wednesday for the rest of this term. 


Dinners - please ensure all KS2 dinners are paid for at the end of each week so a large balance does not build up. 

Morning Club - Please could morning club also be paid at the end of each week. Thank you



Every week we encourage parents to support their children to learn and use new vocabulary. In school we will be exploring the origin of new words, what they mean and how to use them effectively in context. If you can encourage your child to use these words it would be really helpful!

Wolves: chronology and emotion

Hedgehogs:  major and urban Year 2 - past 

Adders: waxing and waning



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Friday 3rd November - Shared Learning (no family assembly today)

Monday 6th November - swimming for Yr 3 & 4

Monday 6th November - lunchtime football club - for children who have signed up

Wednesday 8th November 9.30am and 6.00pm - Open Morning and Evening for September starters

Thursday 9th November - After School Christmas Cake club for children who have signed up

Friday 10th November - Before School Christmas Craft Club for children who have signed up (there are still spaces)

Friday 10th November - 9am Individual children photos

Friday 10th November - 11am Remembrance Service (no afternoon family assembly)

Wednesday 22nd November - Year  3/4 trip to Sudbury - childen to be in earlier that morning and slightly later back.

22nd and 23rd November - Parents consultations

30th November  - Advent tree service 2.30pm. Parents welcome to join (1 per child due to space)


Learners of the week

'Try new things'

Wolves: Isabella B and Lillianna 

Hedgehogs: Ace and Eliza

Adders: Archie and Albie

Value -  Jenson, Austin, Elsie, plus Molly  - she has offered to support dance club on a Friday lunchtime, for which we are very thankful.

This terms value is 'Trust' see attached

Bentley CEVC & Copdock Primary Federation: Christian Ethos - Bentley School (


Reading Giants

This is the new name for our Reading Challenge!  We will be sharing which class has been excited by reading the most each week


Files to Download

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.