Welcome to our School

New Marking for our Playground

Last week saw the last part of our playground redevelopment take place, as both playground areas had bright, new markings...
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Planning for September

We are really looking forward to September when, after many months, we will start to welcome back all of our...
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Bloomin’ Beckley!

The hours and hours of sunshine over the past few weeks have caused an explosion of growth in thte school...
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Let your light shine at Beckley

Over the past year, a group of pupils, staff, governors, parents and people from the local community have been working...
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Children happy to be back at school

Last week, some of our pupils from Acorns class returned to school as part of the gradual releasing of lockdown...
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Springwatch at Beckley!

Shortly after we went into lockdown, there was a discovery made in the Acorns outdoor area. Underneath an upturned red...
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Our Green-Fingered Gardeners

Pupils from across the school were excited to start up our new 'Garden Club' two weeks ago. With a wonderful...
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Which book have you come from?

'Which book have you come from?' was a question heard over and over again yesterday, as the staff and pupils...
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Rye Foodbank Collection Point

We have recently become a collection point for the Rye Foodbank, and can now receive donated food items, which are...
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What’s Happening in the Playground?

There has been great excitement amongst the children at play and lunchtimes as they have been watching diggers and machinery...
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Beckley CE Primary School is a popular and successful village school with high standards of teaching & learning and behaviour. We have a strong community ethos and a lively and progressive approach to classroom practice.

Our school is in the picturesque village of Beckley, nestling in the rolling 1066 countryside, 5½ miles northwest of the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye in East Sussex.

COVID-19 Beckley School Update:

Keep Love in Your Heart:

One of our key values as a school is to show kindness and love towards others, and in our school worship times, we sing a song about having ‘love in our hearts.’ The staff at school have recorded a video of this song and we hope this will encourage our pupils and their families to sing with us, join in with the actions – but most important, keep putting the meaning of the song into practice!

Click on the picture to play ‘Love in My Heart’  Words and Music by Mark & Helen Johnson © 2003 & 2008 Out of the Ark Ltd

September Return to School:

We now have our YR and Y1 pupils back at school, and will be welcoming back our Y6 pupils at the end of the term for the last few days. It has been great to see the children so happy to return and see their friends again. Alongside these groups, we have seen our Key Worker group grow considerably to the point where we have been running two Key Worker bubbles for the last three weeks.

We are very much looking forward to all of our children returning in September and the government  have now issued guidelines to schools about  for this to happen. We are in the process of planning how we put the guidelines into place and will be publishing our plans soon!

School Lunches – Menu for September – Term 1

Please click on the link to see the menu for hot lunches in Term 1

School Lunches – September Term 1 Menu

Our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing:

As we continue with the lockdown and social distancing, our mental health and emotional wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important issue for us all. Here is a letter from Mr Thurston, highlighting some excellent resources that the school recommend using to support this important area of our lives.

Taking Care of Our Mental Health

Here are the links mentioned in the letter:

Website – Action Your Potential (password Neocortex123)

Andrew’s video – how our brain responds to uncertainty and anxiety

Poster – 12 Rocks of Wellbeing

Here are some really great well-being activities to have a go at doing.

Well-being activities

Mental Health Awareness 

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is KINDNESS and here is a lovely resource for the whole family to use at home, that links with the theme.

Kindness Calendar

You Tube video posts:

We are posting short videos  made by staff for children and parents at home to watch. Please click on the link here for today’s video post from Mr T: Mr T’s Video Post

Videos from our class teachers can be found on the class pages here or on  Purple Mash.

 

Home Learning:

Staff have prepared work for home-learning and this is being organised in the following ways:

To go on the class page for your child, click onto the ‘classes’ tab at the top of the page and select the class from the drop down box.

There is plenty of work for your child to do here, and more work is being added every few days onto the class pages.

Home-learning will include:

  • A weekly learning focus to help prioritise tasks and activities
  • Daily phonics activities (for Key Stage 1 children)
  • Daily maths activities
  • Weekly Spellings
  • Weekly Reading (and reading comprehension tasks  for Key Stage 2)
  • Weekly activities based around science/art/topic work
  • Fortnightly extended writing activities (which will be emailed back to the teacher for feedback and then re-drafting by the pupils)

Much of the home learning is being delivered through our Purple Mash online learning platform. This provides opportunities for teaching staff to look at the work completed by the children and give a feedback comment

Please bear with us all as we do our best to provide age-appropriate learning in rather unusual circumstances whilst also remembering that staff have families that they may need to care for too.

The Genesis Federation:

Beckley CE Primary School is part of The Genesis Federation with Peasmarsh CE Primary School. Our two schools still both maintain their unique identities, however our federation links allow staff to work together to support the teaching and learning in both schools by  sharing resources, facilities and staff training opportunities, wherever appropriate.

Our Federation embraces the creation and development of ‘human flourishing’ through wisdom, hope, community and dignity. We nourish our community on a journey of spiritual, moral, physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth that helps everyone fulfil their potential through the promises and love of God. We work in harmony to promote ‘Life in all its fullness’.

 

Pupils, staff and parents are proud of their school and value the caring ethos. Pupils are polite, caring and respectful and get on very well with each other. They actively support each other’s learning. Staff are relentless and passionate in their desire to provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for their pupils. Parents and carers are very supportive and extremely positive about the school.

We maintain very close ties with the Church and local community and make full use of all local facilities to provide a high quality learning experience for all our pupils.

This is our School Prospectus for 2020-2021 which will provide you with a lot more detail about our school. A version of this document is also available in large print if required – please contact the school office.