School Gallery 2024

Music Festival 2024
What an fabulous morning we all had, and what amazing performers we have here at Bearwood! 

Eco-Warriors

Well done to our Eco-Warriors for delivering an assembly to the KS1 children last week to tell them all about their work this year. They have been focusing on climate change and created 'Bearwood's Brilliant Broadcast,' interviewing different people and animals living on Earth and hearing about what they think of climate change. They also discussed their walk around the school grounds to check for litter and to ensure our bins are placed in the very best positions. The warriors were impressed that there was less litter, even in the summer months when children are eating their packed lunches outside, so well done to everyone in the community for helping to keep Bearwood a clean and tidy environment. Congratulations on a successful year Eco-Warriors, your passion and enthusiasm for our planet shone through and inspired so many. 

School Council update!

Our school council reps interviewed the new vicar at St Catherine's Church.  

World Music Day 2024
World Music Day is celebrated every year on June 21 to encourage people to listen to a variety of songs and embrace art for future generations.   The world celebrates World Music Day, also known as 'Fête de la Musique', to promote music globally.
 
Music is loved all around the world, often bringing people together and spreading joy.   World Music Day celebrates the positive power of music, by encouraging people to gather, play their instruments, dance and sing together.  Through the celebration of music, positivity and amateur and professional musicians who inspire us, World Music Day aims to provide free music for everyone to enjoy, whilst also promoting peace and goodwill.
 
Country Dancing Show
All our children performed amazingly in our annual country dancing show.
 
 More photos coming soon...
WASMA 2024 - Professional Photographs

Well done to the School Council representatives who delivered an assembly to the children on their chosen theme of 'Kindness' on Thursday. They explained clearly what it means to be kind and why it is so important for everyone. They showed a short video of what kindness can look like - it is as small as just saying 'thank you' or giving someone a smile that makes their day. Well done to Chinelo, Zunairah, Karl, Waleed, Trevor, Saffie, Ziyannah, Omreyansh, Lauryane, Shrayaan, Meline, Reinhard, Olivia, Karam and Akira.

Vaisakhi Assembly!

A huge well done to Harveen and Amber in Dormouse class for a wonderful assembly about the Sikh celebration 'Vaisakhi,' which is a Spring festival that is celebrated in April every year.  The children watching from both key stages were captivated by your interactive PowerPoint presentation, your confident presence whilst presenting and the knowledge you shared when answering the questions they had. 

Well done, we were very proud!

Jordon Thompson Visit
We were delighted to welcome Jordon Thompson to Bearwood today. Jordon is a professional boxer and works for Youth Charter, the charity and UN NGO set up by his parents.
Jordon has had 16 professional fights, with 15 wins and is currently rated number 6 in the world.
Jordon was speaking to the children about his sporting career which has seen him play at a national level in athletics, swimming and lacrosse as well as attending Manchester City's youth academy.
He spoke about all that he has achieved through believing in himself and sheer determination, resilience and hard work. All in line with Bearwood’s vision statement -Aspire-Succeed-Excel
Science Competition!
Well done to all our Science Competition winners for this years' Science Week.

Water Aid Talk with Arlaine Djabaa

This week, LKS2 had a fantastic virtual talk with a Water Aid volunteer, Arlaine Djabaa, who grew up without clean water until she was in her early twenties. She now works with 

Water Aid, a charity that helps more than 130 countries with access to good hygiene, clean water and safe toilets to help change lives. She reminded us of the importance of clean water in our everyday lives and how to wash our hands thoroughly. We were very thankful for her time and for educating us all. 

Jewish Passover Assembly

On Thursday, Amelie in Year 5 presented an assembly to all of the children on Jewish Passover . It was a truly insightful presentation, describing how Jewish people now commemorate their community’s exodus to freedom. Well done Amelie. 

uSports Football Tournament!

On Tuesday some of our 3/4 boys and girls went to a uSports football tournament. Everyone who took part had a great time (despite the rain). Our boys team came 2nd overall, only losing one of the nine matches they played! 

Well done to all who came along! 

Science Week! 
The children enjoyed watching Mr Bell's Science experiment this week. 
WASMA 2024!
Our children were phenomenal at the WASMA concert on Sunday. We had soloists, dancers and speakers - and they were brilliant. 
Nerys Pearce - Common Wealth Games Athlete!
On Friday, the school had a visit from Nerys Pearce, a common wealth games athlete. She ran an exercise class for us and gave an inspiring assembly about her life and how hard she has pushed through all her challenges to get to success! Thank you for all your donations so far, we still have until Friday 15th March to get them all in. Keep pushing!

Hockey Tournament!

Miss Davis and Mr Bell took a group of UKS2 children to a hockey tournament at Sonning Hockey Club, although we didn't get any medals we did manage to finish 6th out of 20 teams. 

Donated Materials!
A huge thank you to Paul from Wickes who kindly arranged for some Materials for our EYFS area.  Also a huge thank you to Mrs White our Nursery Nurse and Mr White who organised the donation/delivery. We are looking forward to seeing what the children can create!

Chinese New Year Assembly!

Friday 9th February 2024, we all got to enjoy a special Chinese New Year assembly, presented by some of our children, and organised by our HLTA Mrs Tang.  What a splendid way to end the half-term.  

Gymnastics Competition!

Well done to Delilah (Y6), Haylie (Y6), Rhema (Y5), Skylar (Y5), Ziyannah (Y4) and Savannah (Y4) who represented Bearwood in the Advanced Gymnastics Competition on Wednesday 31st January.   They each performed a floor, vault and spring routine against other primary schools in the local area.  Competition was tough but a huge well done for their fantastic effort and commitment. They will be receiving a certificate in assembly today. 

Wokingham Lions Club! 

A huge thank you to Marion from Wokingham Lions Club who kindly donated some books to our school. The Wild Tribe Heroes books are a collection of gentle and engaging true stories about animals that find themselves in trouble when their lives are affected by plastic in the oceans or palm oil deforestation. Wokingham Lions Club are very keen to work with others to help our environment as much as they can.

A visit and assembly from a member of our alumni, Dr Sean Beer.

We were delighted to welcome a member of our alumni, Dr Sean Beer, back to the school when he and his wife visited yesterday.   Dr Beer attended the then Bearwood County Primary School from 1968 to 1974.

Dr Beer was visiting on behalf of himself and his two siblings, Mr Clive Beer and Ms Susan Beer, to present a picture to the school.   The picture, purchased by his parents Albert and Vivian Beer, was painted by a former Headmaster’s wife, Mrs Cynthia Sparrow, and is of the original school house, built by the Walter family in 1847.

Whilst at the school Dr Beer was able to tour our buildings, sharing with the children happy memories he has of times spent in each of their classrooms.

Dr Beer was most impressed by the engaging and enthused response he received from the children when he spoke at an assembly about what life was like at Bearwood Primary School in the 1960s and 70s, telling them of all the positive changes that have taken place since his time at the school and how not only the school but also the local area has dramatically changed over the years.

His visit ended with formal presentation of the painting which will be proudly displayed at the school.

WASMA 2024 - Professional photos

School Council Meeting - January 2024

This week the School Council representatives met to discuss the potential options for replacing the KS2 adventure playground. The children considered both the pros and cons of having either a similar 'adventure' structure or a 'trim trail' version and presented their thoughts confidently, thinking carefully about factors such as safety, engagement and level of challenge. We were very impressed with the valuable contributions made by each representative and it was clear that they enjoyed being part of a key decision process for the school. 

Mental Health Assembly

On Wednesday 10th January, Brooke from Red Squirrel delivered a fantastic assembly to the children all about the importance of looking after our mental health. The children were well informed and enjoyed thinking about ways in which they can look after themselves and others who are close to them. We talked about the need to tell a trusted adult, either at home or school, if we're worried about our mental health. Brooke also showed a wonderful video from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Well done to Brooke for bravely presenting this on her own to the children, we are very proud of you!  

Bearwoods' Got Talent
A huge well done to all our children who took part in our Bearwoods' Got Talent Contest today. The children showed confidence and Bearwood certainly has lots of talent.   Not an easy task for the judges, our very own version of Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden!
World Book Day 2024!
The children came to school dressed as their favourite book character!