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
Phased Return to School:
From 1st June, we have begun a phased return to school for some year groups – Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 to start gradually returning to school.
This is the letter that Mr Thurston has written to parents with children in YR, Y1 and Y6. As you will see, the plan is to phase the return of the year groups very gradually over the next few weeks, and with very limited numbers. Please be aware that, due to the limitations of social distancing in classrooms, we have only planned to accommodate those pupils whose parents have stated their intention to return to school. We will, however be looking at a second wave of additional pupils returning from Monday 15th June.
Mr Thurston has written another letter, containing all of the practical details about how the school day will function for those pupils returning.
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.
Here are the links mentioned in the letter:
Website – Action Your Potential (password Neocortex123)
Here are some really great well-being activities to have a go at doing.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
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.
You Tube video post:
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 – 1.6.2020
Videos from our class teachers can be found on the class pages.
Mr Bourne’s Bootcamp Challenge!
Mr Bourne is creating a weekly ‘Bootcamp Challenge’ for everyone to have some fun joining in with. Each week, he is posting up a short video with a mixture of physical and sporty challenges to have a go at in your own home or garden. Click here for Mr Bourne’s Bootcamp Challenge – week 2
If you are a critical worker and your work circumstances change, please email the school and we can adapt our plans as and when we need to.
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.
From the start of Term 5 (Monday 20th April), the class teachers will put out a weekly set of work to be completed and will explain what the learning focus for the week is to be.
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)
Many of the IT learning programmes we use, such as Purple Mash provide the opportunities for teaching staff to look at the work completed by the children and give a feedback comment. We will keep doing this wherever possible.
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 Prospectus for 2019-2020 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.