Bentley Weekly Update 17.11.2023


Important Information to Share

Start of School day
It has been lovely to see the children walking independently on to the playgound for the last two mornings. please continue to encourage your child to walk to the playground on their own.  Mrs Cumberland or Mrs Wilson will always be on the gate for any questions and members of staff will be on the playground to welcome them.  
School events
A big thank you  to Head Pupils for their assembly to open antibullying week and to all those who wore odd socks for the week. We were also extremely proud of the way our children engaged with the Remembrance Service last week and this was commented upon by the community.
We are please to let you know that Bentley raised £64.38 for the Poppy Appeal.
It is Children in Need day today and children have  dressed to express themselves.  We have raised £40 to donate to the Children In Need fundraising.  We are aware some children have forgotten their donation today so we will keep the money here until after Monday.  
School photos are now available, see the email sent on Wednesday - reminder that the deadline set by Bentley photographic is Thursday 30th November.  This is set by the company, not by the school.
Morning Club
If you wish to use morning club, please could you book in advance so we know how many children we have in school each morning.
Lost Property
There is still a lot of lost property in the tub in the office - I will leave the box in the hall for assembly this afternoon. Please feel free to check the box - there are mostly PE tops and hoodies but also a couple of school jumpers and cardigans, and one new fleece. Please ensure all items of clothing are named so they are easily re-united.
Emotional Wellbeing and Childhood Neurodiversity Parent and Carer Workshops
Please do consider attending these sessions if you can as they cover a range of themes on anxiety, challenging behaviour, managing big feelings. 


Parent Consultations - bookings are open until the end of Monday 20th for you to book to see your child's teacher.

Adders change to PE days - Adders PE days will be Monday and Wednesday for the rest of this term. 
Please remember to also check class blogs for more information
Holbrook swimming - see leaflet attached


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: Nonsense and waterproof

Hedgehogs:  migrate and consequence and Year 2 word - flexible.

Adders: mechanism and idler



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Monday 20th November - swimming for Yr 3 & 4

Monday 20th November - lunchtime football club - for children who have signed up

Thursday 23rd November - After School Christmas Cake club for children who have signed up

Friday 24th November - Christmas Craft Club for children who have signed up

Wednesday 22nd November - Year  3/4 trip to Sudbury - reminder that children need to be in earlier that morning and will slightly later back. They will need to bring a packed lunch

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November - Parents consultations

Thursday 23rd November - flu immunisations

30th November  - Advent tree service 2.30pm. Parents also welcome to join us making decorating in class at 1.30pm (1 parent per child due to space)

Tuesday 12th December - KS2 Christmas Performance at the Church - details and times to follow

Thursday 14th December - KS1 Christmas Performance at school - times and details to follow


Learners of the week

'Work Hard'  

Wolves: Amelia and Isabella

Hedgehogs: Adelaide and Erin

Adders: Kasper and Jake

Value -   Archie, Alfie, Albie


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.