We are incredibly proud to say that we are a Mind Up School and that we have really been enjoying adopting a Mind Up approach to all we do at Bevington. Mind Up is a charity that was created by the well-known actress Goldie Hawn back in 2001. Since then the organisation has helped millions of young people to adopt a mental health and emotional well-being approach to all they do. Since beginning Mind Up at Bevington, the pupils have understood the importance and value of ‘Brain Breaks’, which we now do three times a day. In addition to this the pupils have been learning about their brain and how it functions, with particular focus on three parts: the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the hippocampus and the amygdala. We can’t wait to continue learning more about our brains and the Mind Up programme in second half of the Autumn term.

Year 1 had a brilliant time last week on their trip exploring the local area. As part of their new Geography topic both classes walked around Ladbroke Grove to familiarise themselves with the features and landmarks they had seen previously on the map. The children had a great time smelling the chips from George’s, seeing the fresh fish in the shop windows on Golborne Road and being awe struck by standing at the bottom of Trellick Tower and looking all the way to the top! A huge thank you as always to the kind parents who volunteered their time, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to our ‘EYFS Stay and Read’ afternoon on Friday. It was absolutely delightful to have so many of you with us and to see you imparting your love of reading to the children. A big thank you to the Year 6 ‘Buddy Readers’ who came to join us too. We will definitely be having more ‘Stay and Read’ as well as ‘Stay and Play’ sessions soon.

Year 3 spent the day in Holland Park exploring Kyoto Gardens – where London meets Japan. These gardens were created in 1991 and were a symbol of friendship between the Japanese and the British. In the gardens, we spotted Japanese lanterns, blossom trees (looking slightly autumnal) and the most beautiful peacock! We learnt that Japanese culture can be a little different to British culture, but it still looked stunning in the middle of Holland Park! At the end of our whirlwind tour of Japanese culture, we had a quick play in the amazing Holland Park adventure playground – we hope year 3 are not too tired for their spelling test tomorrow. Thanks for making today brilliant!

31 Year 6 pupils and 3 members of staff had a fantastic weekend away on school journey at the Kingswood activity centre in Ashford, Kent. The pupils spent the weekend participating in a wide range of amazing activities, such as: laser quest, archery, climbing, 3G swing, zipwire, nightline and many more. The pupils had to use their courage, determination, problem solving skills and team work to complete the activities. The evenings were also jam packed with fun with a disco, camp fire, storytelling and board games which resulted in a lack of sleep for pupils and teachers alike. But everyone had an amazing weekend and would love to do it all over again!

Cherry and Hawthorn class have had an amazing few weeks learning all about djembe drumming and finished off their topic with a brilliant performance of their skills. All children joined in playing the drums using their skills to make different sounds and play different rhythm patterns. The halls of Bevington have never sounded so vibrant and loud!! Watch out for these talented little ones in the musical future of Bevington.