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Beechwood Primary School

 

We place a firm emphasis on the importance of nurturing our children towards becoming confident, responsible, sociable, well-rounded individuals, ready for life in high school and as young adults in our community.

As you explore our website, we hope that you find this ethos reflected and enjoy the many different aspects our pupils' daily experience at Beechwood.

School Holiday Activity newsletter

 
 

Welcome to the Summer 2018 edition of our School Holiday Activity newsletter

This is the first edition of the summer lists as we know that many families will already be thinking about what they are going to do.  However some local organisations have not finalised their programmes yet - so there is even more to come! 

The document on the web page is regularly updated as more information becomes available and we will also send you another email nearer the holiday too!

 

Visit our School Holiday Playschemes and Activities page to...

View the Summer 2018 list

 

Feel free to invite your friends and family to join our subscription list by emailing fis@luton.gov.uk

If you have a child with an additional need or disability we also produce a list each holiday with activities specifically designed for this group.

Children with additional needs & disabilities Summer 2018 list

 

Don't forget we can help you with all your childcare and family support needs. So if you need help and don't know where to start then contact us and we can help you out.

 

 

West Area Partnership Event

At Beechwood we work with local schools in the area to build relationships and learn together. Some of our children were invited to take part in a team building event at Pirton Hill Primary School. Below are some of the pictures from the day of our children working with children from the other schools. 

Reception and KS1 Sports Day

Thank you to all the parents who came along to support the children in the Reception and Key stage 1 sports day. The children had a lovely time and were lucky with the weather on the rearranged day. Children enjoyed taking part in a round robin event which gave the opportunity to compete in all activites. 

Winners of Luton Schools Cricket Tournament 2017/18

On Wednesday 23rd May 2018, our cricket team played in the Luton Schools Tournament. They played brilliantly all day and were victorious at the end of the day as they were the Luton Schools Cricket Tournament champions. To read the full write up, click the file below. 

 

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Key Stage 2 Sports 

On Tuesday 22nd May 2018, we held the key stage 2 sports day. We were very fortunate with the weather and all the year groups had a very enjoyable day. Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend and show such great support for the children. 

The results so far:

Year 3- Wembley

Year 4 - Wembley

Year 5 - Lords

Year 6 - Twickenham

Sadly, we have had to cancel sports day on Thursday 24th May due to the poor weather in the morning. 

Receptions, Year 1 and Year 2 sports day will now take place on Thursday 7th June 2018. We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible. 

 

  • Reception                  9.15-10.30
  • Year 1                       10.30 - 11.45
  • Year 2                       2.00 - 3.15

 

Author Visit

Beechwood children were lucky to recieve a visit from famous author Matt Brown, former radio presenter and published author of the following Titles: Compton Valence series was in school to share his love for reading and writing and to inspire children to read more. He also shared some really useful tips with the children on how to develop characters and ideas for their own stories. Here are some of what the children thought about the author visit.

 

Matt Brown inspired me by making his books really funny and now I actually want to read some of his books

                                                Aayan Hussain

 

Matt Brown has inspired me to start writing.

                                                Sultan Zahid

 

I think having an author visit our school has really helped and inspired us to start reading and writing more.

                                                Maria Chowdury

 

I really like Mats Browns idea of creating names for his characters by using names of different roads and villages.

                                                Breanna Frankson

 

I like Matt Brown because his books are really funny.

                                                Fezan Jabbar

Sport Relief Week 2018

As part of raising money for Sport Relief, children had the opportunity to take part in sporting activities throughout the week. Part of the week allowed children to run Beechwood Miles and have their Beechwood Passports stamped for each mile. 

Children have showed great enthusiasm and really worked hard to run as much as they can. The class that collects the most stamps in the week will win a prize. 

Children can come in non uniform on Friday 23rd March for a donation of £1.

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100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge

We are taking part in the 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge – a national reading initiative from education charity Achievement for All. Beginning on World Book Day (Thursday 1st March 2018) all children and young people involved in the challenge will try to collectively read for 100 million minutes! Find out how you can help to eradicate child illiteracy and brighten futures at www.100MillionMinutes.org.

World Book Day

World Book day at Beechwood was a great success, with all children and adults getting involved. Children and adults all dressed up and as a special event this year, each classroom door was decorated as a different book. The school showed a real love of reading. Which classroom door did you think was the best?

 

Families First Quality Award

We are delighted to have been awarded the Families First Quality Award in recognition of the quality of our work with families.

The award has been given to us by the Family and Childcare Trust through the National Association of Family Information Services.

The award is designed to help schools demonstrate how they keep families at the heart of their practice and support children throughout their education.  It recognises work with partners such as the Families Information Service to help families access a range of information, advice and support.

Our assessor Tim Swithenbank said: ‘The Beechwood Primary staff and families have shown a clear commitment to the accreditation process.  The welcome for families has been extended to a personal approach including home visits and effective use of local providers to facilitate support that is holistic and bespoke in its planning. The development of communication methods has been installed to enable all families to engage fully with the school. This has conveyed the success of the pupils and the aspirations for the school effectively. The pupils were a positive and visible part of the running of the school with school councils and elections held to recognise the skills and qualities that I had the pleasure to see on my visits.  Well done to you all.’

Congratulations and thank you to all staff involved in achieving this award with particular thanks to Jo Hintz and Emma Mellett from the Family Worker team for collating and uploading all the evidence.

Luton families information service

At Beechwood, we are committed to supporting our families. Please follow the link below to find out more from Luton families information service. 

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