On Wednesday 11 October our parents were invited to come and take part in our Maths lessons. This gave them an insight into how Maths is taught at Bearwood and was an opportunity for them to get involved and ask questions. Everyone was keen to have a go and the children enjoyed challenging their parents.
On Friday 29th September our grandparents came to spend some time in our classrooms. They got to see our work and take part in some learning activities. Everyone said they had a great afternoon.
We recently celebrated Harvest with an assembly and collection for the Wokingham Food Bank. We were joined by our local vicar Reverend Michael Johnson. During the assembly we talked about why harvest is important and how we benefit from the goods the farmers harvest as well as practical ways we can help those less fortunate than ourselves.
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.