As we bid a find farewell to our Year 6, they shared with us their best memories of Bearwood and sang some favourite songs.
After finding out recently that Mr Bell has never eaten any fruit, Mrs Barlow challenged him to a fruit eating challenge to win sweets and crisps for the Year 6 leavers, Mr Bell did manage to eat some apricot and had a taste of passion fruit he did however turn rather pale when presented with a physalis well done to Oscar and Simran who saved the day and ate it for him!
The Year 6 Leavers BBQ was a roaring success, the children enjoyed a game of skittles before we were joined by the parents for a BBQ and fun on the field, the photo booth was as popular as always. Luckily the rain held off until we moved in to the hall for certificates and songs.
The whole school were treated to "Fred in the Shed" on Wednesday 19th July, he was hilarious and everyone had a wonderful time and laughed a lot! A special well done to Mr Bell for being such a good sport, and a big thank you to the Tuck shop organiser Mr Barlow and his very able assistants Aamir and Danuel and, to everyone who purchased items to help raise the funds required.
Our KS2 show this year was a huge success, the children and staff had a wonderful time entertaining you all, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought tickets, refreshments and donated to our collection buckets, we raised a massive £925 to go towards items needed for school.
A huge well done to the Year 3, 4 and 5 children for winning against the Year 6 team for only the second time ever! It was a great match and the whole school thoroughly enjoyed watching the game. This is a football game in honour of Edward (Ted) Cooke who was a governor for many years.
The Year 5 and 6 children who did not attend Fairthorne, had a wonderful Activity Day on 18th May 2017, climbing the rock wall, learning archery, fencing aero-ball and team building activities. Luckily for us the sun shone all day.
On Friday 12th May, KS1 and Foundation Stage had a visit from quirks animal roadshow. The children had a wonderful time learning about a variety of animals, those who were brave enough touched snakes, frogs lizards, spiders and one rather large rabbit.
Our School Choir have been very busy over the last few weeks preparing a fabulous rendition of many popular songs over the years, one of them being 'Singing in the Rain'. The choir along with many other schools performed the songs at The Hexagon in Reading. Some of the choir also danced to 'Singing in the Rain'.
Last week was British Science Week (10th – 19th March) and schools across the nation celebrated Science. The theme was ‘Changes’, it was investigating the changes happening in the world all around us; from seasons and climate to materials and energy. On Thursday 16th, the entire school devoted a whole day to all things related to Science. Parents were also able to join their children to participate in fun, practical activities in the afternoon.
Our special thanks go to Mrs Bruce, for kindly donating prizes for our in-house Science competition, and to Dr Leadley for his fascinating talk, to UKS2, about glass.
In KS1 we had a visit from a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) She talked about her job as a PCSO and also how to keep yourself safe when crossing the road. She also reminded us about the importance of wearing bike helmets. The children got to be PCSOs by trying on her uniform.
On 23rd February the KS1 pupils enjoyed a trip into London to visit Kidzania which is described on their website as an “indoor city run by kids”. The idea is that the children pretend to be adults for the day and experience various different professions. Our children took part in various role play including being doctors, firefighters, working in a bank, working for British Airways, working as a singer etc. Whilst ‘working’ they earnt play money which was converted to real money at the end of the day. They were then able to spend our earnings and came back with a selection of games we will be using in the classroom.
Maths Morning gave parents a fantastic opportunity to take part in a Maths lesson. Over 140 parents came in to spend the morning in school. Parents were able to work alongside their child to see how different concepts are taught and to enable them to support their children at home.
On Friday 27th January we celebrated all things maths. The whole school enjoyed a range of maths activities, games and investigations. Our Key Stage 2 children moved around the school, and worked alongside our younger children in Key Stage 1 and Foundation on a variety of maths challenges.
Congratulations to Larch who won the Maths Challenge
Our final assembly of 2016 was a whole school event around our Christmas tree. The assembly featured a variety of contributions from across the school including singing, playing instruments and readings from the Christmas story, we even had a donkey playing the recorder! What a wonderful end to the year.
Everyone had a wonderful time at the "sparkly" themed disco on Friday, once again a huge thank you to Mrs Savory for her amazing DJ skills.
The whole school gather together to celebrate Christmas in a traditional family style. Our Christmas lunch was a huge success enjoyed by both children and staff alike.
Please enjoy this lovely performance by our Foundation Stage of "One Baby". A wonderful way to commence Christmas.
Our KS1 performed 'Penguin Pete' and really bought home the true spirit of Christmas.
This term, Year 3 and 4 have been learning about the human body. Ed, from Reading Football club came in and did a talk to the children about how athletes need to keep healthy to enhance performance. The children really enjoyed learning about how the footballers train and what types of food they need to eat at specific times.
For Remembrance Day this year the whole school came together for a special assembly and two minutes silence. Mrs Shaw signalled the beginning and end of the silence by playing her bugle. It is very important to us as a school that we mark these special occasions and remember the sacrifice made all those years ago. Thank you to everyone for supporting this worthy cause by buying any of the British Legion merchandise. Thank you Year 6 children for giving up your playtimes to sell the merchandise.
A big thank you to all the Grandparents who joined us on 30th September
The children thoroughly enjoyed showing you what they do at school and we hope you had a wonderful afternoon.
UKS2 have had Trevor from The Wokingham History Society in today to give them some very interesting information about the history of Wokingham. We have learnt about where the name Wokingham came from, bull baiting that took place in Market Place, the Workhouse in Wokingham as well as many other fascinating facts.
In celebration of what would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday, the whole school came dressed as their favourite book character. Everyone looked absolutely wonderful as I am sure you will agree.