Bentley Weekly Update 2.2.2024


Important Information to Share

Children’s Mental Health Week next week

Children's Mental Health Week is a mental health awareness week that empowers, equips and gives a voice to all children and young people in the UK. During this week we will be learning about how to stay safe online for safer internet day (see below). The Mental Health team will be joining us in school to deliver workshops which promote giving children a voice. This culminates in a non-uniform day on Friday, children can wear something to 'express themselves'.  Please bear in mind the weather and that it needs to be something suitable for the school day. 

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 6th Febrarury

Next week we will be exploring how to stay safe online. KS1 pupils will be engaged in a special assembly planned by our Head pupils. KS2 pupils will be joining a live interactive webinar to explore expectations, responsibilities and strategies when having fun online. The webinars are delivered via Youtube, which we know is designed for children 13 years+, however the session will be joined as a whole class and supervised by class teachers. Parents may wish to join this live assembly from 9.30am too by following this link  Curriculum information and other resources can be found here.Be Internet Legends resources | Parent Zone | At the heart of digital family life along with Interland games Play Interland - Be Internet Legends (

Our community Police Officer, PC Kate, will also be chatting to the older children about online safety. We encourage parents to follow up these conversations at home to reinforce the important messages about responsibility and staying safe.

Wolves PE
Year 1 do not need to wear PE kit on Mondays anymore, they will have two PE sessions on Tuesdays. Therefore please send children into school in full uniform.
Worship Group is on Tuesday next week
Measles flyer
Please find attached a flyer from Suffolk County Council regarding measles in suffolk.
We are pleased to say that attendance has risen very slightly again this week to 93.4% Attendance in Suffolk in primary schools was 94.4%. It was lovely to have a full school on Wednesday, something we hope will continue for the rest of the term.
If you need advice or support to improve your child's attendance, Mrs North, Mrs Austin and the Education Attendance Team are available to discuss any concerns.


Children need a coat with them every day - please ensure they have their name in it and on their jumpers/cardigans/fleeces - especially those used for PE!
PTA upcoming events - see flyers attached

The pta is running a Valentines themed arts and crafts after school on Friday 9th February for more information please see email sent out at beginning of week or Facebook post. 

PTA Valentine Non uniform day “ wear what you love “ in exchange for a £1.  Wednesday 14th February 

Don't forget to check out our website for information on events happening soon including holiday clubs, sporting sessions and more - information attached for February half term


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: melanin and personaility

Hedgehogs: feature & diverse. Y2 key word - invertebrate

Adders: figurative and surreal



arrow 2.PNG


Monday 5th February - Gymnastics after school club for those who have signed up.

Monday 5th February - Yr 2 swimming plus some Yr 3 & 4

Tuesday 6th February - ITFC Multi- sports after school club for those who have signed up

Tuesday 6th February - Worship Group

5th - 9th Feb - Mental Health Week "My Voice Matters"

Friday 9th  Feb - Dress Down "Express Yourself"

Friday 9th Feb- PTA craft event after school

Tuesday 13th Feb - Change of Dessert (Pancake Day)

Wednesday 14th Feb - PTA Dress Down ' wear what you love'

Thursday 15th Feb - Governors in school &  Year 4 Computational Workshop at St Joseph's details to follow

19th-23rd February - Half Term

1st March - shared learning in classes

Thursday 28th March - Easter service and bonnet parade at church, 9am

Last Day of Term


Learners of the week

'Push Yourself"  

Wolves: Margot and Tom

Hedgehogs:  Ellie and Darcy, 

Adders: Roman and Elsie

Value - courage -  Lillianna, Erin, Sophia

HomeSchoolValues-COURAGE.pdf (


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

Last week was Adders

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.