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Nursery 30 Free Hours

We are now offering 30 free hours from September 2017.

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https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

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87 head teachers from Lewisham say PM funding pledge little help for their schools

https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/25007/87-head-teachers-lewisham-say-pm-funding-pledge-little-help-schools/

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Important Letter to Parents/Carers Regarding School’s Budget

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Some of you will have heard about schools facing budget cuts. Please open this link to read a letter from our Chair of Governors.

School Budget

 

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Reception 2017 Admissions

Our dedicated admissions mornings for Reception 2017 intake have now all taken place and there are no further dates planned. If you were not able to attend any of them but still would like to visit the school why not come along to one of our community tours. They take place every Wednesday morning at 9.30am. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up

Please call on 020 8692 2762 to get further information.

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Year 4 Fundraising

Year 4 raised over £50 for Water Aid after learning about the situation of children in the developing world. Well done Maple Class.

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Industrial Action – school closed

Due to industrial action school will be closed to pupils on Tuesday 5th July 2016. We re-open as normal on Wednesday morning.

Click here to read the Industrial Action letter sent to parents

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Auction of Promises 2016

FRIDAY 11 MARCH – 7pm at BEECROFT GARDEN SCHOOL

 

We are planning a fun packed evening of entertainment for parents, carers and friends of Beecroft Garden, past and present, so please make a note of the date, book the babysitter and gather your friends to make a team. (Individuals and couples welcome – we will find teams for everyone!)

This is our second joint fundraising event for Chelwood and Beecroft Garden SChools. We would like a full house on the evening and aim to raise lots of money for our projects.

Alongside our Auction of Promises we will be holding a Quiz

Tickets are on sale at the reception desk and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Here is all you need to know about the event:

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Own clothes for Crisis

Cypress Class organised a whole school ‘own clothes day’ on the last day of term as they had been learning about Christianity and the important virtue of charity. Children donated £1.00 for the homelessness charity ‘Crisis’ and were able to raise nearly £150.  For more information on the work that Crisis do at Christmas see their website here. Image result for crisis

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Christmas Dates for Nursery

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December 1st 2015

Dear Nursery Parents,

Here are some important dates for the next few weeks in the Nursery Class: 

Monday 30th November – Last Forest school this term

Friday 4th December– Parents make a snow man with your child in parents reading

Tuesday 8th December December-8.50am Nursery morning children trip to Albany theatre to see “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” – No afternoon session on this day.

Wednesday 9th December _The EYFS Christmas concert 9.30am-10.30am for morning children and 2.00pm-3.00pm for afternoon children. You may take your child home after the concert from the classroom. Nursery parents are invited to watch their children sing “Five Little Snowmen”.

Thursday 10th December – 11.30am Nursery afternoon children trip to Albany theatre to see “We’re going on a Bear Hunt” – No morning session on this day.

Friday 11th December- School fayre 3-15pm main hall

Thursday 17th December Nursery Parties-Please bring food and drink

Thursday 17th December – last day for all children

Friday 18th nursery closed

The Nursery class will re-open on Thursday 7th January 2014.  Thenursery team will be having home visits and a stay and play session for the 14 new children joining the Nursery Class next term.

 

Thank you very much for all your support this term, and we wish you a peaceful and happy holiday.

Jo, Jenni, and Tijen,

on behalf of Beecroft Garden Primary School

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A Celebration of Anti-Bullying Week

Throughout the week of 16th-20th November we supported Kidscape Anti-Bullying Week. The whole school explored what bullying is, how it might feel to be bullied, how bystanders can help and the issues surrounding the bully.

A culmination of the weeks work was celebrated in assembly on Friday 20th November.

photo1Our anti-bullying role models from each class.

The theme this year was ‘make a noise’ about bullying. During the week of and leading up to anti-bullying week we created a school anti-bullying song. Each class rewrote the verses to the song ‘Power in Me’ giving it an anti-bullying theme. The song was performed in assembly with everyone singing along and Oak class accompanied with a band of instruments!

power in me band “I’ve got the power in me, you’ve got the power in you, I’ve got the power p-p-power, p-p-power in me. Nobody’s gonna hold me back, nobodys gonna silence my words, I’ve got the power p-p-power p-p-power in me”  power in me song

We also ran a poetry competition. The children were challenged to write a poem about bullying, the poem could be from the victim’s point of view, the bully’s point of view or maybe a bystander. We received lots of fantastic entries and we’re currently putting together a booklet of the children’s anti-bullying poems.

poetry winners A big congratulations to all of our runners up above and also to the KS1 and KS2 overall winners, Roberta and Vladimira.

 

 

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Anti-Bullying Week

Make a noise about bullying

 

This week we are supporting Kidscape Anti-bullying week within our school. The children will be exploring the subject of bullying throughout the week and what they can do if they witness bullying or are a victim.

The theme for this year is ‘Make a Noise about bullying’ and highlights the importance of speaking out about bullying, whether it’s happening to them or to someone else. Some of the children have written some lyrics to an anti-bullying song which will be performed at a special assembly on Friday.

There is also poetry competition running this week. The challenge is to write a poem about bullying. This poem could be from the victim’s point of view, or maybe a bystander.  The children can be creative with poetry techniques, they may have some ideas from poet James Carter’s visit a few weeks ago. These poems can be written at home or in school. The deadline for this will be the end of the day on Thursday 19th November and the winners will be announced in Friday’s assembly.

The school is also using this opportunity to launch the Anti-Bullying Quality Mark. This award recognises schools for its effective strategies to challenge bullying. We will be trying to achieve the bronze status of this award by the end of the summer term and will be enlisting the help of some parents for this.

If you have any concerns about bullying or would like to know more about the Anti-Bullying Quality Mark please contact Neola Worrell (Learning Mentor) or Nicola Ryder (Deputy Head).

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Children in Need

Next Friday Beecroft Garden Primary School will be fundraising for Children in Need. The theme this year, chosen by school council, is superheroes. So don your cape, get face mask ready and be prepared to show us your best outfits next Friday for a small donation for this amazing cause.  More information can be  found on  the school council blog.

 

 

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Y6 school journey

condover 1 condover raftOur year 6’s are having an excellent time at Condover Hall!  As well as showing off their fantastic kayaking skills, they have been enjoying shelter building, facing their fears on the high ropes and scrumping for apples in the orchard.  Everyone is looking forward to tonight’s riverside campfire to end the week’s activities.

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Beecroft Garden children improve the environment!

Year 5 children at Beecroft Garden are involved an exciting art project, campaigning for cleaner air in Lewisham to be unveiled in this Autumn!

Working with artists Tom Pearman, children produced pop art style posters to raise awareness of the benefits of clean air. The project, funded by the Mayor’s air quality fund, will see children’s art work converted to large, permanent street signs displayed along Brockley Road.  Check out their exciting work  here and keep your eyes peeled for their designs coming soon!

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This will give out a message to the whole Brockley community. It’s so exciting!’ Samuel y5.

“Tom is awesome!  He got us exploring ways of turning art into messages like adverts.” Queenette y5. 

badge design        Cleaner air badges

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Parent Mail!

Improving School Communications with ParentMail

Traditionally we have used printed letters but delivery of these can be unreliable; they are also expensive, take time to produce and are not environmentally friendly.

We now have 75% of parents using ParentMail, which is beneficial to you because:

  • Messages get to you reliably and on time
  • We send messages directly to mums, dads and other carers at the same time
  • Emergency or important information can be sent by text message
  • iPhone and Android Apps available for parents on the go.

 

To use the latest version of ParentMail all you need to do is verify your account. We will be sending out messages in the coming weeks.  Please keep a lookout for this text, particularly our new reception parents.

 

Please click on the link from the text message and follow the verification process. You will be asked to enter some details, answer a security question to verify who you are and to set a password for your account.

 

ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

https://www.parentmail2.co.uk/Web/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fWeb%2fHome

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Book token prize

Have you got a book token? If you do you could win up to £5000 for our school library!!

Click the link to find out more> http://www.nationalbooktokens.com/

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Clubs sign up morning

We will be holding our After School Enrichment Activities sign up morning on Wednesday 4th January starting at 7.45am in the school reception area.

More details to follow about which activities will be available.

 

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The new Music Block……..is almost ready!

On Monday, we will be moving the contents of the old music room, and all of the instruments, across the playground to their new home.  All of the music staff – Ms Hands, Ms Carter, Joff and Murray – are very excited about their new music-teaching home.  The main music room is on the first floor, up the stairs, and so it’s very light and airy.  Downstairs, off the playground, there is another smaller room which will also be used for teaching smaller music ensembles and groups or individual tuition.  Over the next couple of years we plan to expand the music teaching on offer so that as well as their weekly class music lesson, more and more children will be able to learn to play an instrument.

 

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Beecroft Garden visits Addey and Stanhope

For their topic on Ancient Greece, year 4 visited Addey and Stanhope secondary school where the Head of Art, Warren Davies showed us how ceramics are fired.
Listening to and sharing ideas with Art Students.
What was also exciting was that the children were given a tour of the art studio, where they had a chance to talk to the A level students about their work and the ideas behind their art!

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Recycling old dried clay
The children were shown how old dried clay, instead of getting thrown away, gets soaked in a big container to soften it again, then gets recycled in a special machine with a big handle, to turn it back to lovely, soft clay!

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Mr Davies showed the children the big kiln – that’s a special clay oven – which the school uses to fire the clay. The kiln is an electric device that takes a long time to heat up. When it gets hot enough to fire the clay it is as hot as fire! It takes a long time for it to cool down again.

The Result: Our Own Fired Ceramics!
Look at the children’s fired ceramic pots!

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Mr Davies allowed us to use his school’s kiln to help us fire our clay pots and the result is amazing! The children then painted them in the style of art from Ancient Greece.

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Our Fabulous Art in Sainsbury’s

‘Beecroft Garden were invited to display MORE art for the Sainsbury’s window in Forest Hill. This display reflects an important Beecroft Garden school value – COLLABORATION. The art will be there until the middle of April, then it will change to our Take One Picture art work which will also be exhibited at the school.

Here are some images of Sebastian in the window busily sorting the finishing touches and helping it to look even more fabulous!

Please do go and take a look!

 

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