Bentley Weekly Update 15.9.2023

Important Information to Share

Partnership Meeting

Thank you to those who attended our working in partnership meeting on Wednesday. It was lovely to see your commitment to supporting your child and school. Together we can make a difference!

Morning Drop off  

It has been lovely to see most of the children smiling as they come into school this week. If your child is happily entering the school grounds ahead of you now they are into the morning routine, we would encourage you to say your goodbyes at the gate and give them a cheery wave. This will allow us to prepare for the relaunch of our Golden Mile the following week. When this begins, children will be coming straight in, dropping off their belongings and beginning their day with something active and healthy.  If they do still need you to bring them in, please say your goodbyes as quickly as possible so we can support them to settle in a quiet space.

Pick up

To ensure staff can secure the school site for the evening, please can we ask that parents leave the playground by 3.30pm

Thank you

Uniform Order

We will be placing an order week beginning 25th September.  Please note that this will be the only order for this term, the next one will not be until January.  Please complete the attached order form and return by Monday 25th September.  Payment must be made before this date; by cash or cheque in a named envelope or via spider. (Please ensure you send in the order form separately if paying by spider). 

SIAMS Church Inspection - Thursday 21st September

We have received notification of our SIAMS inspection which will take place next week. Please read the letter form the Inspector, Jane, which is attached.

Ipswich School Open Morning - please find information regarding their open morning and Scholarship information for parents of year 5 and 6



PE this term - Children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need uniform to change into but older children may want to change their t-shirt for hygiene reasons.

Wolves - Monday and TuesdayHedgehogs - Monday and Tuesday (swimming kit also needed for Yr 3& 4 Monday);   Adders - Monday and Tuesday

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

A reminder that Jacket potato fillings are Monday cheese; Tuesday cheese and beans, Wednesday tuna; Thursday beans and Friday cheese

It is family sharing assembly this afternoon at 2.45pm.  Please check the rota on the website for when your child is sharing. (note there was an incorrect date - 30th November should be 1st December)



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: map and forgiveness

Hedgehogs: significant and region and year 2 natural 

Adders: phylum and genus


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Monday 18th September - swimming for Yr 3 & 4

Monday 18th September - lunchtime football club - need to sign up

Tuesday 19th September - after school PE club - need to sign up

Tuesday 19th September - worship group at lunchtime

Thursday 28th September- Harvest Festival at the Church - drop off will be at the church at 8.45am

Friday 29th September - Macmillan coffee afternoon - times to be confirmed, donations of cakes welcomed please. All welcome to come in, children will be entertaining you while you enjoy refreshments.

Tuesday 17th October - Mental Health and Anxiety workshop for parents - further info to follow.

Friday 20th October - non- pupil day

Don't forget - Christmas Cake Club - We would like to run this after half term but need adult helpers for each session to make it possible. It is an opportunity for Y3-Y6 to design and make their own Christmas cake to take home to share. Usually runs for 5 weeks and costs approx £20 for all sessions and of course the cake! We need to know now if you could help make it possible... please let us know!


Learners of the week

'Try new things'

Wolves: Ivy and Elodie

Hedgehogs: Cordy and Olivia 

Adders: Molly and Kasper

Value - Thankfulness - Safire, Austin, Noah 

Jacob P, Joey, Sophia, have been extremely helpful in the hall this week and Mrs Austin is very thankful for their support.  



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, so watch this space.


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.