On Tuesday 11th October, eight members of the School Council visited the Olympic Park for the London Youth Conference. Inspirational speakers shared their stories on how they got their voices heard from a young age and the projects that they have set up around the world.
In future School Council meetings, we will be discussing how Bevington can set up local community projects using ideas from the conference.
As you know this month to celebrate Harvest Festival, Bevington pupils enjoyed a special Harvest assembly by Magnolia Class and collected lots and lots of ‘food bank’ items to donate. Magnolia class pupils really enjoyed visiting and meeting members of the Pepper Pot Day Centre to whom they donated their ‘Harvest’ food collection. On their visit to the Pepper Pot Day Centre pupils had fun playing dominoes, chatting to local resident members and sharing Harvest Festival songs together with an impromptu sing along.
It was standing room only at Sequoia class assembly on Thursday as they performed for their parents and the whole school. They have been learning about the Romans this term and were able to show everyone how and where they lived and the impact they made on history. All the children in the class did an amazing job of acting as they really brought the Romans to life. The parents all commented as they left on how much they enjoyed the show. It was great to see so many there supporting the children.
Thank you to all those who attended the meeting yesterday, minutes to follow. It is still not too late to join and support the school through organising events for children and families and fundraising. Lots of good ideas were generated yesterday that will benefit the children and continue to strengthen our community. The PTFA is open to all parents and carers and is a great place to meet and become part of an essential team in the school. If you missed yesterday’s meeting please see Mr Smith for further details of how you can be involved.
It’s official: Disadvantaged Pupils do better at Bevington.
Pupils at Bevington entitled to the Pupil Premium achieved the third highest end of Key Stage Two result in the whole borough. 88% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved the combined standard in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to the borough average of 60%.
On Tuesday all the tri- borough schools sent over their PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) coordinators to Bevington to meet and discuss new ways we can all support the children in our schools in being happier, healthier and to achieve all their goals. There was a lot of discussion about keeping children safe and about the emotional well being of all our children. If you are interested in finding out more about what we do in school please see Mr Collett for more details.
Congratulations to all the parents who took part in last year’s Strengthening Families Parenting programme at school. They worked through 10 weeks of different sessions dealing with all kinds of issues we all face in day to day parenting. All participants felt the course was beneficial and that they had used the strategies since. We are happy to run the sessions again if parents would be interested. Please see the school office for more details.
Lots of parents attended our Intervention workshop in school this morning. We are in the process of updating our offer for all pupils and wanted to explain to parents what that would entail and get feedback from them. We will be reviewing the process as we go along to ensure that it best meets the needs of the children. Please see the attached presentation for further details or make an appointment with Mrs Flynn if you would like to discuss tis further.
The children in Key Stage 2 have been practising their programming skills in school this week by making robot bugs follow their commands.
They learnt all about the sequences and instructions they had to code to make their bugs go where they needed successfully. They will be able to use these skills again to work on different and more complicated programs further up the school.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Assembly on Thursday. We learnt a lot about where food comes from and how we can help others who haven’t got enough to eat. We are now collecting donations for the Food Bank. Please leave yours in the reception area and thank you for your generosity.