Bexhill BulletinAutumn Term 2019/20 Week Beginning 23rd September 2019
As we are at the mid - point of our first half term, we have plenty to celebrate.
Year 3/4 Trip
On 30th September, to support the work we are doing in our ‘WW1 topic this term, your child is going on an educational visit to the only WW1 outdoor museum in Heugh! The Heugh Battery Museum offers an amazing opportunity for our children to come and learn about the impact of World War One on the civilian population as well as about the experience of soldiers serving their country in many different conflicts.
Our children will participate in activities both indoors and out whilst at the museum. They will get the chance to hold items such as hand grenades, steel helmets, rifles and shells. Children will also be encouraged to ask lots of questions whilst visiting the museum, which will hopefully help underpin learning taking place back at Bexhill.
Our workshops will include:
A tour of the Battery site, which will explain the significance of the Bombardment in The First World War.
The Trench Experience. Guided tour and explanation of life in the trenches; 1916 Somme Trench.
Weapon handling and talk on basic uniforms with decommissioned firearms. From (1914-1918).
Animals at war (No live animals will be involved in the workshop).
Children need to be at school for normal time and we will return before 3:15pm. Children will need a packed lunch (if your child receives free school meals a packed lunch will be provided for them). No spending money is needed for this trip.
The cost of the visit is £10.00 (which includes: entry fee, workshops and transport). We ask that you please return the permission slip by Friday 27 th September. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Year 5/6 trip
Our WW2 topic is now in full swing, with Y5 and Y6 children learning all about the outbreak of war last week.
We have finally been able to arrange an amazing opportunity as an opening ‘event’ to the topic. We have arranged on Friday 11 th October, for your child to be an evacuee for the day! We have organised a day trip to Eden Camp World War Two Museum (Malton, North Yorkshire), as well as an ‘evacuation experience’ Steam train ride from Pickering village to Grosmont village (North Yorkshire) during their WW2 weekend.
For our trip (and for our ‘VE celebration tea party’ End Event, which will take place on 17 th December), we would like your child to get dressed up as a 1940’s child. This does not have to be a bought costume and can be made up with old clothes, such as school trousers, a shirt and a woolly jumper. All Y5 & Y6 staff will also be dressed up!
Children need to be at school for 8:45am prompt, and we hope to return by 5:00pm. Children will need a packed lunch (if your child receives free school meals a packed lunch can be provided for them) and spending money, if you wish. If you wish children can bring a maximum of £5 spending money for the gift shop. A check-list will be sent out the week of the visit.
After saying our goodbyes to parents, we will take a coach to Grosmont Train Station, where we will experience Pickering’s ‘Wartime weekend’, where everyone will be dressed in 1940’s clothing like us. We will take our Steam train journey to Pickering Station, experiencing a full recreation of the 1940’s.
After a short journey through Pickering, looking at some of the exhibits, we will re-join our coach and head for Eden Camp World War Two Museum, where our visit will consist of exploring the 33 themed huts which provide information and exhibits on different aspect of World War Two. We will leave for home at around 3.30pm
Luckily, school is subsidising some of the cost, which reduces the price for parents. The cost of the visit is £15 (which includes: entry fee, train experience ride and coach transport). We ask that you please return the permission slip by Wednesday 9 th October. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You may want to learn more from the web-sites:
www.edencamp.co.uk , www.nymr.co.uk/Event/wartime
Macmillan Coffee Morning
First and foremost, the generosity of our supportive parents in helping us to raise a staggering total of £1489.80 in aid of Macmillan. The children loved the opportunity to spend time with family members in school and to indulge in some tasty treats.
During our celebrated Friday Day’s Takeaway assembly, Mandela team won the most dojo’s. Well done!!
Our attendance this week has improved from last week and is now at 96.2%. Thank you for ensuring your children are in school and on time. It really makes a huge difference to their education. Let’s see if we can beat this total next week.
10th - Y4 Swimming to start
25th/26th Macmillan Coffee Morning
8th - Harvest Festival (Y5)
24th Spooky Disco
25th - school closed for inset. Children off fo half term and return on the 4th November.
4th - Poppies on sale
15th - Children in need Day
3rd /4th parents evening
6th - Reception Class Xmas Play
9th - Panto production in school
10th - Y1/2 Xmas Play
11th SEN reviews
12th Y3/4 Xmas Play
17th - Y5/6 Xmas Play
18th - Winter Wonderland
19th Xmas Party Day
20th - Break up for xmas Hols