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.
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.
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!