Free online Safety Workshop for parents and carers at Beaver Green
Muddled by Minecraft or rattled by Roblox? NSPCC and O2 are running an hour-long interactive workshop with tips, tools and advice on how to keep your child safe online. Talking about online safety with your child doesn’t need to be difficult –build your confidence to have those important conversations, get to know your child’s online world and learn where to go for help and advice.
The workshop will take place at Beaver Green Primary School on 24th April at 2pm Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Read Write Inc.
The link below has information and videos explaining the basics of Read Write Inc. Phonics, it is designed to help support them at home.
Read Write Inc, Phonics
Wear your sports clothes for a £1 donation on Friday 23rd March!
Friday 2nd March
After much thought we have decided, for the safety of the children, parents and staff to close Beaver Green tomorrow (02/03/2018).
We hope that by giving more noticed this will help parents to plan child care if needed.
Many thanks for your support and patience over this very unusual week
School Closure - Wednesday 28th
Due to the weather conditions, school will be continue to be closed today, Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Please Check this website for updates.
World Book Day!
Next week we will be celebrating World Book Day with our very own World Book Week here in school! We have a wonderful range of activites going on including our yearly class book hopps and Xtreme reading and of course our Dress Up Day on March 1st!
New Pabulum Dinner Menu!
The seasonal Pabulum school dinner menu is changing after Easter, starting Monday 16th April.
You can download the new menu here: School Dinner Menu
Natural Disasters in Year 3!
Year 3 has been busy making their very own volcanoes as they have been learning about natural disasters - they even got to erupt the volcanoes!
Harry Potter Day!
Yesterday we had an amazing time celebrating the 4th annual national Harry Potter day. The day started with a professors quiz, where representatives from the 4 Hogwarts Houses answered questions based on the Harry Potter book series.
At break and lunch time Yr4 ran their Harry Potter bake sale and cake raffle (This year including Harry Potter bookmarks and chocolate frogs!) which was a huge success and they made just over £600 to help towards Yr4's trip later this year.
The rest of the day saw classes with their lessons themed around the young wizard and his adventures. From descriptive writing on characters and places, such as the Forbidden Forest, to counting in Galleons and Yr6 even taking on some Harry Potter algebra.
We even received a surprise visit from a certain house elf.
Superheroes in Reception!
This term Year R have been learning about Superheroes. They have read the story of Supertato and they even had a go at making their own super vegetables. They even had a visit from a 'villain' over night who messed up our classrooms and left a message using invisible ink!
They also enjoyed climbing on their new play equipment outside and building bridges over 'fire'.
They have been learning about 3D shapes in maths and have enjoyed finding objects around school which are different shapes!
We also did an experiement where we blew up a balloon and attached it to a straw on a piece of string. First we predicted what we thought would happen, then we checked to see if we were right. The balloon shot down the string really fast. It made us laugh!
We are looking forward to the rest of our topic as we are learning about 'real life superheroes'. They have already had to solve a crime as someone ate all of the chocolates. They used their detective skills to solve who had eaten them!
With Shrove Tuesday falling during half term we will be serving Pancakes on Thursday 8th February!
A Muddy Walk
We went out for a walk today and had great fun running on the field, walking through the woods looking for bears and splashing in a big puddle. Luckily we had our muddy puddles on and welly boots so we could get nice and muddy!
People Who Help Us
This term in Nursery, we are learning all about 'People who Help us.' This week we have been learning about Superheroes and what they do to help us. Someone naughty had frozen our toys in ice and we had to use our powers to try and melt it!
We have been practicing our fine motor scissor cutting skills by making our own Superheroes and cutting out 2D shapes.
Our role play area this term inside is a Doctors Surgery and the children have been really enjoying this. There have been lots of Doctors looking after all their patients, giving them injections, medicine and bandaging their broken arms! Outside we have a garage where the children can fix their bikes, buy some petrol and put their vehicles through a car wash! We have observed some lovely conversations through role play and the children have really enjoyed getting involved in this.
During the term we will be learning more about Firefighters, Police Officers, Vets, Nurses, Doctors and those who help us at school. We are very lucky that on Friday we have a librarian visiting us to read a story and tell us all about what they do.
Breakfast Club & After School Clubs!
On Friday 15th December a lucky group of 8 children were taken to Flip Out as a reward for their fantastic contribution towards PE and school sport in Term 2.
One boy and girl were chosen from each year group as the 'Top Performers' this term, showing great resilience, attitude and application to every lesson.
Well done to everyone on another tremendous term of PE at Beaver Green.
Beaver Green Book Fair!
Last week the library ran, with the invaluable help of Mrs Waller and my junior librarians, our annual Christmas book fair. The book fair was very well attended which is fantastic as the school directly benefits from the book sales. After consultation with the children we decided that £800 seemed a fair target amount to make.
It is with much joy that I am proud to report that our book fair this year made a staggering £1000.20. I am truly amazed and was actually left speechless. The support that you as parents, grandparents, guardians etc has been humbling and on behalf of the children, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I really hope the children enjoy their new books.
Mr Britnell, Librarian
At the Sportshall Athletics event at the Stour Centre on Thursday 23rd November, we were awarded our gold plaque after achieving GOLD in our School Games Mark last year.
This a great sign of the progress we are making in all areas of school sport and highlights the tremendous efforts from all of the children that represented the school at competitions throughout the year.
Here is a picture of 2 of our Sports Stars, Harrison and Ruby holding the gold plaque.
Well done to everyone at Beaver Green on this fantastic achievement. Let's do our best to repeat this achievement this year!
On Thursday 23rd November we took a team of 18 children to compete in the Sportshall Athletics event at the Stour Centre. The event involves all the schools from the Ashford District and is one of the biggest events nationally.
We had a team of 9 boys and girls from years 5 and 6, with all 18 children taking part in 2 track and 2 field events, giving them the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the hundreds in attendance.
After finishing 18th last year we were keen to break into the top 15 schools and the children didn't disappoint, performing exceptionally well to finish in the top 10 with an 8th place finish.
It was another fantastic event and the children showed their pride in representing the school with their tremendous efforts throughout day. Well done to you all!
That's it for competitions this year, but look out for news on all 4 of our competitions in January.
Beaver Green had some important visitors today!
Beaver Green was delighted to welcome the First Secretary of State, Damian Green MP, to the school to celebrate our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement. He was grilled by the school council who had some very tricky questions for him. Damian gave some very good answers which we’re sure will have sparked some new political careers amongst the children!
Damian was joined on his tour of our fantastic school by George Jessel who is the High Sheriff of Kent, Jon Whitcombe, our Trust CEO and Mike Wilson, Director of Primaries. Beaver Green was very highly complimented and the school did a fabulous job of showing off our very best!
On Friday we, as a school, shared in the act of remembrance by having our very own Remembrance Assembly. Year 6 have just spent a term learning about the Second World War on the home front and the larger world wide conflict so we asked them to think on this within the context of remembrance and come up with some poems that could be read out in assembly. The work they produced was thought provoking and moving.
At the start of the assembly we had 3 wreaths brought down to the front of the hall and laid onto stands representing the Army, Navy and Air Force. This was then followed by 10 of our year 6 children standing in pairs to read their chosen poems out, the poems were backed onto red paper with poppies on so as each pair stood it represented the poppies that grew in the fields. The assembly was rounded off at 11 o'clock when we observed a 2 minute silence.
We would also like to thank you for all the support with the Poppy Appeal we raised a grand total of £289.98.
Congratulations to 1HB, 2SK, 3LG and 6MM for reaching over 97% class attendance for the week.
Beaver Green Attendence
Facebook for Beaver Green Primary School!
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On Friday a lucky group of children were taken to 'Flip Out', which is a new Trampoline Park in Ashford. The 8 children had a fantastic time leaping around in the world of wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits and there's even a ninja warrior course to explore! The children were chosen because they've been identified as 'Term 1 top performers in P.E'. This will be repeated every term with Mr Scorer choosing one boy and one girl from each KS2 year group. To be in with a chance of being chosen for this amazing reward you need to show resilience, perseverance and excellent sportsmanship during your P.E. sessions at school.
Can we remind all parents that if your child is going to be absent from school, the procedure is to contact the school by 9am on each day of absence on the school number 01233 621989 and option 1 for attendance.
Pumpkin Carving Competition
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pumpkin Carving Competition!
We had a variety of carved pumpkins and they were all so imaginative which made the reception area look very Spooktacular!
It was a very hard decision narrowing it down to just 3 winners as they all looked great! However, the winners are...
Jamie B in Year 2, Lexie B in year 4 & Alfie L in year 5!
A big well done to everyone who took part!
Walk to School Challenge!
Congratulations to 1JS! Winners to our first Walk to School Challenge Day.
1JS were the class with the most children walking to school on Wednesday 4th October. The children received a child voucher for Revolution Skatepark. We will continue to take park in in the Walking Bug Scheme throughout the year with more Challenge Days ahead, keep up the Walking!
Thank you for your continued support!
So on Thursday evening Mr Britnell went to a very special ticket only event in Canterbury to meet Cressida Cowell (famous author of the "How to Train Your Dragon" series). It was a wonderful event where we got to sit and talk with the author as she described her inspiration for writing, her love of magical stories as well as giving us a special preview of her brand new book, The Wizards of Once.
Needless to say Mr Britnell had to immediately buy our school a copy as well as getting it signed by the author. Then, with temptation to much to resist, jump in and grab a quick selfie with Cressida. The Wizard of Once, coming to a bookshelf near you... soon!
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
On Tuesday 14th September, Gerry from the RNLI spent time with year 2 and taught us all about how to keep safe at sea. Gerry, who is a volunteer, spoke to us about the role of the RNLI and how many lives are saved at sea each year by them. We loved having Gerry visit us.