Beechwood Bikeability…

A great day was had by pupils and staff on Friday learning to ride and teach cycling; our youngest pupils were learning to cycle from scratch whilst six of our staff were learning to become national instructors.

Department_for_Transport Bikeability_Level1_RGB Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme, to find out more visit their website
Cycle Training – January 2016

Christmas Banner!

Check out our 2015 Christmas Facebook banner designed by Yana in Year 6.

Great job!

Yana Mistry Christmas Banner

Reading Questions

When you’re reading with your child tonight, why not choose some questions from each of these strands to really support their comprehension.

Reading Questions

VE Day Celebrations

VE Day CelebrationsThe Year 5/6 children hosted a VE Day party on Wednesday, November 11 welcoming visitors from the Woodley Day Centre.

The children have been learning about the Second World War hearing how it started and following its course through to Victory in Europe.

The school hall was decked out with union jack bunting, streamers and balloons, and napkins of red, white and blue decorated the tables.

The children and visitors sang wartime songs and watched Winston Churchill’s end of war speech on a big screen.

Mr Davies said: “For the people who experienced the war, it was a walk down memory lane and for our pupils it was a fitting end to their World War Two topic.

The story featured in Get Reading on 21 November 2015, read the full article here.

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!”