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!
We had an amazing Christmas lunchtime today with the children sitting down to eat their packed lunch and school dinners with crackers and party hats for all. The school was then filled with people wearing strange moustaches and telling bad jokes! To add to the festive flavour the children were serenaded by Mr Byrne Smith and Mrs Flynn who sang all our favourite songs. They were joined by members of the choir and a spontaneous chorus of “We wish you a merry Christmas” from reception, who are still in good voice from yesterday’s concert. Thanks to our caterers AIP for the lovely food, especially the amazing puddings which we all really enjoyed and to our dancers who kept us entertained as well. Can’t wait for the Christmas Fair tomorrow !
All parents welcome of children in Oak, Birch and Sequoia to see the pupils work on the exciting topic of Eastern European. Join us at school on Thursday 15th December at 2:30pm in your child’s classroom. Look forward to seeing you all there.
We were all in awe of Nursery and Reception this afternoon as they performed their nativity to all their parents. It was a packed house of proud families who listened intently as the children sang and acted out the story of Maurice the mule who lived in a certain stable far away. Thanks to all the families who supported the production throughout rehearsals and to the final show. We couldn’t do this without your help and hard work coaching the children, learning the songs and making the costumes. It is a real team effort that shows the best of Bevington.
Our school councillors went out today to conduct a survey in the local area. This was part of a joint project with Colville School to see what the children can do to help improve their surroundings. Thanks to all the residents who took part and spoke to them. The children will collate their findings and feedback to the school in the new year.
As a reward for all their hard work this term year 3 and year 4 went to The Gate Cinema to see the film “Finding Dory”. Dory is a great role model for all of our children as she is resilient, determined and positive. She also has a great sense of humour and is blue like the Bevington colours which makes us love her even more. Well done for all your hard work this term Oak, Sequoia and Birch and we look forward to seeing lots of parents in school tomorrow to show you all of their topic learning this term.
After a hard week of assessments Year 6 went ice skating at the Tower of London today. They were all wrapped up well, despite the somewhat unseasonably warm weather and ready to show their skills on skates. They had a really successful week in their tests, showing lots of progress from where they started in the Autumn term. This was a well deserved brain break before they start the new term, the one leading up to their SATs. We will be inviting parents in to school in January to talk about the arrangements for SATs week and how they can help their child to be ready when the time comes but for now – well done Year 6!