You May Open Your Booklet and Begin!
Beckley Celebrates the Coronation!
Beckley Bear Goes on Holiday!
New Sign at the front of school
Ho ho ho – we’ve had a visitor to school!
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.
Bike Ability Success for Year 5!
We have been delighted that our Year 5 pupils have finished their Bike Ability week with such resounding success! Every May, Year 5 pupils complete their Bike Ability week – a cycling safety and road awareness course to train pupils with the correct skills to cycle safely on the road. The children have their bikes inspected and have a session each morning, learning about cycle safety and road awareness. The sessions are run by trained Bike Ability trainers and at the end of the programme, children are assessed on the road. We are delighted that all of our Year 5 pupils passed. Well done to our Year 5 pupils!
Easter Service Brings the Easter Story to Life!
At the end of last term, the school held its Easter Service at Beckley Church. As always, the church building was packed full of pupils, staff, parents, governors and local residents who all joined together to celebrate this significant time of year. Every class contributed to the service, through songs, poems and prayers and the whole congregation joined the whole school in singing some wonderful Easter hymns. The full Easter Story was powerfully told by Blue Spruce class, through their drama and readings. They linked the Easter Service together, reminding us all how Easter is about so much more than chocolate eggs. It was a terrific way to finish our school term!
World Book Day
Recently, the school was filled with amazing characters from the pages of a wide range of books, as we held our Beckley World Book Day. With ‘Gangster Grannies’ to ‘Gandalf’; ‘Miss Trunchpole’ to ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘Mr Willy Wonka’ to ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ – the school was full of colours, costumes and characters. As well as dressing up, pupils also enjoyed buddying up with another class and sharing their books with one another. In the afternoon, the children chose to go an listen to a story from a ‘mystery reader’, knowing only the title of the book when they made their choices. It was a great day, and reminded everyone about the joys and benefits of reading. A big thanks to all those parents who we up late on Sunday night, gluing, sewing and painting costumes and props – they were amazing!
People ask, ‘Why is Beckley so special?’ Here’s a typical reason why…
In December, a group of parents and grandparents came to help clear paths through the compacted ice on the school site and the pavement outside the front of the school.
They arrived with shovels, spades and brooms to help Mr Thurston clear the ice, allowing the school to open the following morning. Apparently, the group had spoken on social media and arranged to come to the school to help.
We want to say a huge thank you to those parents who came and helped clearing the site! What a typical example of how supportive the parents at Beckley are…what a special place this is!
School Prospectus 2022-23
Our School Prospectus for 2022-23 contains more information about the school. You can click on the link to see the prospectus here: Prospectus 2022-2023
After School Club
The club runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30pm, providing after school care for children of working parents. We are delighted to see how happy the children are and asked them what they think of it. Here are some of their comments:
“I loved building a really tall tower with straws last week. After School Club is really fun, I like having a snack and a drink too.”
“My favourite thing in After School Club is all the drawing I can do with my friends.”
“I love being able to play games and also relax on the bean bags with my friends. I wish I could come every day!”
We usually have about 5/6 children on average every night after school – with several of them also attending Breakfast Club before school as well. If you would like to find out more information about either of these activities we offer to support childcare provision, please contact the school office.
Our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing:
As we continue to manage social distancing and other restrictions in our lives, our mental health and emotional wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important issue for us all. The following links will take you to some excellent resources that the school recommend using to support this important area of our lives.
Taking Care of Our Mental Health
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.
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.