Remembrance Service

Remembrance Day - November 2015Beechwood were today remembering those who fell to protect our freedom at the Memorial Service at Woodford Park.

Here are some of the parents comments after the service;

“Once again so proud to be associated with Beechwood. Always doing something good!”

“A truly emotional experience – so different to mark the 2 minutes silence surrounded by veterans and children.”

“Was really nice, the children were so well behaved. Well done Beechwood as always!”

Fireworks Display at Rivermead Primary School

Rivermead Primary School and the 1st Woodley Scout Group will be holding their annual Firework Display on Friday 6th November.

Tickets are available from Beechwood – please send your details (how many tickets, child/children’s name) in a sealed envelope to the school office FAO Sarah Hill.

Many thanks.

Will Grill Visit – A new children’s author and illustrator

IMG_0293We loved meeting author Will Grill yesterday.

Beechwood hosted the event which was attended by over 400 children from schools in Woodley.

Will Grill is a new children’s author and illustrator whose book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ has recently been published.

Will spoke to the children about the process of writing and illustrating his book and gave the children a quick master class in illustrating. This was an absolutely brilliant experience for the children, many of whom bought signed copies of his book.

Year 3/4L Cake Sale

cupcakesCongratulations to Class 3/4L on raising £87.05 on Friday at their cake sale!

Thank you to everyone who made, supplied and bought cake!

New PTA Committee

Following last nights PTA AGM the following committee was elected:

Chair:  Vicki Hamer

Co-ordinator:  Lucy Radburn

Co-ordinator:  Himanshi Singh

Treasurer:  Sarah Hill

Secretary:  Liz Allen

PTA AGM – 21 September 2015

The PTA AGM is due to take place at 7.00pm next Monday the 21st September 2015 at school.

As announced at the end of last term the current Chair and Vice-Chair are stepping down from September 2015 to allow others to join the committee.

If you would like to be considered for these roles please do come along to the AGM on Monday.

PTA AGM – 21 Sept 2015

Woodley Carnival Procession 2015

Congratulations to the Beechwood Carnival Team for winning the best walking float!

Well done to everyone involved!

Woodley Carnival 2015

Helping children in the Gambia

Old ComputersNot only have the children at Beechwood benefited from the recent IT refurbishment but so have children in the Gambia!

Thanks to Mr Blackaby and the 2nd Woodley Scout Group our old computers are being sent to the Gambia to help children in their schools.

Please find below a letter of thanks from the people arranging the shipment…

Many thanks to the 2nd Woodley Scout Group for all their help in providing us with the latest consignment of computers.

Please tell Beechwood Primary School that these ‘obsolete’ computers will be exported to The Gambia, West Africa where they will used to introduce pupils in local schools to the wonderful world of Information Technology.

Whilst we in the UK take for granted E-mails and surfing the net etc. these students are only just learning about the World Wide Web.

By donating computers no longer required by our modern society, people in third world countries are only just coming to terms with the wider world.

Please, on behalf of my colleague who organises the exportation, accept many thanks to all for their generosity and support.

As soon as I have photographs from the schools I will forward them to you so that the children in England can see how the computers are making such an impact on the local Gambia Communities.

Many thanks.


Beechwood pupils get on their bikes this summer!

2015-06-03 12.49.46Beechwood Primary School in Woodley has had a great start back to the summer term, with the launch of their new bike club. The primary school is now the proud owner of 20 children’s bikes, all available for the pupils to ride, having won a grant for the bikes.

Following a pitch to Myjourney, a sustainable transport government scheme, where Beechwood had to present what they would use the bikes for, the school won a grant to enable more sustainable transport. Beechwood spent the funding on a bike storage shed and 20 lightweight aluminium children’s bikes for pupils in Year 3 and above to use.

The bikes will enable pupils to join the new Beechwood Bike Club, where they will receive bike training and they will also be used for PE lessons. For students that live further away from the school, they can simply borrow the bikes, without having the issue of how to get their own bike to school, to take part in cycling proficiency tests.

2015-06-03 12.48.04Gordon Davies, headteacher at Beechwood Primary School said: “We are delighted to have won the grant from MyJourney and expand our sports offering even further to our pupils.

At Beechwood, we pride ourselves on offering our youngsters a wide range of clubs and activities both during school time and when lessons have finished. We work hard to ensure that children find out what they are good at, and these bikes are a fantastic opportunity to open up the world of cycling to them. I’m sure it won’t be long before we are seeing the next Chris Hoys in the making!”

House Tag Rugby Results – Monday 30th March 2015

House Tag Rugby Results

Blue 3 v 5 Red

Yellow 6 v 6 Green

Green 5 v 3 Blue

Red 10 v 4 Yellow

Red 7 v 3 Green

Blue 5 v 7 Yellow

House Tag Rugby – Final Table

House Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Red 3 3 0 0 9
Green 3 1 1 1 4
Yellow 3 1 1 1 4
Blue 3 0 0 3 0


Spelling Competition – Friday 27th & Tuesday 31st March 2015

Year 1

1st  Lauren Watkins [Blue]

2nd  Adbullah Mirza [Yellow]

3rd  Daniel Stiff [Green]

4th  Adam Grierson [Red]

Year 2

1st  Nora Djotni [Red]

1st  Spencer Pengraeve [Yellow]

3rd  Daniel Henley [Blue]

3rd  Isaac Jenner [Green]

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

1st  Ellie Watkiss [Blue]

1st  Holly Oakley [Red]

3rd  Adhvyth Anand [Green]

4th  Janis Zelenka [Yellow]

Year 6

1st  Ruben Calutas [Green]

2nd  Alex Routledge [Red]

2nd  Rebecca Mummery [Blue]

2nd  Lois Casey [Yellow]

1/2D Cake Sale


1/2D raised a grand total of £80.40 from the cake sale on Friday 6th March.

Well done to all the children and Miss Anderson!

Years 5 and 6 visit Winchester Theatre

ibelieveinunicorns-mainI Believe in Unicorns…

Last half-term Years 5 and 6 visited Winchester Theatre to watch Theatre Alibi’s production of I Believe in Unicorns. They had been studying this book within their English lessons. The show focused around a young boy grappling with a country at war and the struggle he, his family and his friends faced due to this.

The actors and actresses were brilliant – a real joy to watch; they recreated the story perfectly.

After the show the children were lucky enough to meet the cast and the director and ask any questions that they had. This was something
that they particularly enjoyed, and that we’re thankful to Theatre Alibi for organising.

Winchester Theatre Trip [I Believe In Unicorns] – February 2015

NSPCC Maths Challenge


Congratulations to all the children who completed the Maths Challenge to raise money for the NSPCC.

We are so proud to announce that we raised a massive £2,300.75 for this wonderful charity.

Kim Williams of the NSPCC presented the cheque in a special assembly to mark the event.