Our fabulous new outdoor gazebo, which we are calling the ‘Learning Pad’ was completed very recently. We are thrilled with the results and the children have already been using it for outdoor lessons, small group work, school council meetings and a lovely shady space for quiet reading and drawing at lunchtimes!
Our fantastic Year 6 pupils took part in the Safety In Action event earlier in the year, and had a nice surprise a few weeks ago when they were informed that they had won the overall event – competing against more than 30 other primary schools from the area. The children learnt about dealing with potentially serious incidents and emergency situations – having to involve themselves in practical ‘reconstructions’ under the supervision of the local Emergency Services. They were a real credit to the school and the judges commented on how mature and involved our pupils were in their responses. We are in safe hands!
As you can see – our new outdoor learning space is beginning to take shape! Our ‘gazebo’ will be used with small groups to run a variety of programmes about building self-confidence, developing social skills, growning self-esteem, taking risks and problem solving. We are hoping to be able to start using our new space after the Easter holidays.
During the Easter holiday, the first part of our new playground design will be built and installed. The school is really excited about the plans for the new playground, which will include outdoor exercise machines and an outdoor classroom space. A display of the designs is on show in the main entrance area of the school – come and have a look! 3D Visual – playground design
On Tuesday 20th March, the school had our very own ‘private view’ for an art ehibition of paintings created by the children. Every class worked with artist Jenny Edbrooke to create art based upon the work of some of the most famous artists in the world. The exhibition was the latest event to mark the 200th anniversary celebrations and was held at Beckley Village Hall.
2017 – KS2 Results letter from minister Last month we received a letter from Nick Gibbs, the Minister for Standards in Schools, congratulating us on our Key Stage Two results in July 2017. We were in the top 1% of highest achieving school in the country for our Reading and Maths results last summer. What an achievement!