On Wednesday 28th all of the staff from 5 local schools came together at Bevington for some training on maths assessment and progression. The work is part of a project we are taking part in that will ensure our judgments about pupil progress and outcomes in maths are common across all local schools. We were joined by David Cook, who is a maths adviser in a neighbouring local authority, who introduced us to a set of really useful assessment tools that all our partner schools will now use in maths.
We have been voting for a new Head Boy and Girl over the last few weeks and today the results were announced to the whole school. They are Jouad and Calise in Year 6. Both children gave excellent speeches and passed their interviews with flying colours. They will be helping to make decisions around the school and working closely with the School Council. We also have 10 practically perfect new prefects and they are; Zainab, Aya, Beebie, Noor, Manaal, Omar, Ibrahim, Zach, Jamal and Talib. Congratulations to all these children who always show the best of Bevington!
We are running a wellbeing workshop on the 22nd September at 9.00 am in school. The session will be led by our colleagues from Parkside and will cover topics like stress and low mood with practical ideas and strategies about how to manage these. Previous participants how found these sessions very useful and feedback (see below) has been very positive.
“I have never spoken openly about how things are inside for me, but by opening up on here I feel like a massive burden has been lifted. Friends in Need takes away that worry that you don’t belong. Here you always do”
On Friday 16th September all of the children held class Eid parties to celebrate together. They shared food that families kindly donated and learnt about different aspects of Eid and what is means as part of our RE curriculum. This was organised at very short notice because of its proximity to the summer holidays so we would just like to thank families for rallying round to make it such a success.
The children all look incredibly smart in their new ties in years 1-6. We have heard from them how they have been practising at home using YouTube videos for guidance! Uniform is now available on line and blazers can be collected from the school office. Please ask us if you have any queries and thank you for insuring that the children all look so smart!
Thank you to all the parents who came to our meet the teacher session after school on Tuesday. We know that this is a valuable home/ school link and is part of our strategy to improve communication even further this year. We sent home booklets with all the children whose parents were unable to make it on this occasion so please ask the office if you have not yet received a copy.
This Tuesday we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of our favourite authors. Children and adults all came to school dressed as their favourite characters from his books so the place was filled with Twits, Charlie Buckets and even the occasional Willy Wonka! The children were able to take part in lots of activities through the day and learn new things about Roald’s life and his background.