Father Christmas visited every class today at Bevington with Owen his trusty elf! The children all got a present to take home and a chance to chat with the big man as he made his rounds. Then they were treated to quite a spectacle as the staff staged their very own version of The Wizard of Oz. Mr Adams made a lovely Dorothy and special mention to Mrs Clegg who was an outstanding wizard! Casper came to visit us to take the part of Toto and he brought the house down. Well done to everyone who took part in such good spirits.

Thank you to all the families who attended yesterday’s carol concert and sang along! From everyone at Bevington we wish you a happy and restful holiday and a healthy and successful 2017.

Make sure you are all back on the 4th and we will make sure spring term is as vibrant and exciting as autumn was thanks to all of you.

 

Bevington pupils sending Christmas Cheer to our local businesses. 

 

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

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The results are in and our Autumn Attendance figures are truly record-breaking.

School attendance this term has been consistently around the 97% mark, demonstrating a huge effort from children, parents and carers.  A particular “well done” goes to children and parents in Mulberry Class, who topped the leader board with an amazing 98%!

Punctuality has also been incredible, with a big improvement from this time last year.

Please see below for the attendance figures broken-down by class:

Rowan 97%
Mulberry 98%
Sycamore 97%
Oak 96%
Sequoia 97%
Birch 96%
Magnolia 97%
Willow 95%
Cherry 96%
Elm 98%
Chestnut 97%

Today we judged the competition to design a new school meal that we launched when we invited everyone in to see our Bistro back in November. The competition was fierce with lots of delicious ideas being shared from lots of different tastes and palates. In the end it came down to 3 really strong entries from Mohamed, Zaid and Aya, with Mohamed’s pasta masterpiece eventually chosen as over all winner. He will get to work with our caterers AIP to create the actual dish after the holidays and we are all really looking forward to trying it!

The children really enjoyed a pantomime today in school when Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost boys flew in.  The children got into the spirit of the occasion, cheering the good guys and booing Captain Hook!  It was a lot of fun, especially when the nursery children got up and danced during the musical numbers. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s Carol Concert to keep the festive mood going.

We all had an amazing time this afternoon at our Christmas fair. Mr Smith and the PTFA had provided lots of stalls selling food, gifts and games for everyone to take part in and enjoy. Santa had his grotto at the front of the school and there was plenty of room for games outside. Once again it was great to see so many families supporting us and all the staff and children having fun together. Looking forward to seeing you all again at the Carol Concert on Tuesday!

The whole school came together this morning to wish farewell to Ana who is retiring from Bevington after 34 years. She has taught so many of the children and their parents that everyone is really sad to see her leave. The children prepared books, poems and speeches to celebrate her time her and we had a selection of specially invited guests to spend time with her today. The video we showed at the end was especially poignant with Zainab in Year 6 telling Ana that our hearts will be Bevington blue now she is leaving us. Ana is about to become a grandma and she will be amazing at that. We wish her well in the future and hope she will come back and visit us with her new grandson.

Miss Rogers had an extremely busy day yesterday. Not only did she mastermind the whole school’s Christmas lunch, she also led Magnolia class in their assembly based on what people believe about Hanukah. The children handled their lines with aplomb and are getting really good at thinking about different religions at the same time, noting what is special about them all and how much they have in common. Thanks to the parents who were a brilliant audience as always, listening respectfully and supporting all the children. The assembly then  finished with a rousing chorus of the dreidel song which everyone was humming later.

Congratulations to the children who were in Year 6 at Bevington last year. Their combined scores meant that Bevington is now sixth in the primary school league tables in Kensington and Chelsea as published in yesterday’s Evening Standard. Thanks also for all the hard work and dedication of the whole school team who helped the children achieve those scores and to their parents who made sure they did their homework!

We are working hard in Year 6 this year to make sure they do even better!

Click on link below for more information.

Primary School Tables