What a fantastic week we have had returning back to school after the half term break. Everyone has really enjoyed seeing their friends again, and it has been a super week too. This half term is filled with many events and we start them off next week with Healthy Living Week. It is important to think about a healthy lifestyle, and not just about healthy eating. Our aim is to educate our youngest children with the tools to ensure they have a healthy life, both mental health and physical health.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and look forward to seeing you all in your bright coloured item of clothing next week.

Kind regards,

Mrs Taylor
Head of Early Years

 

SUMMER FETE – SATURDAY
12pm – 3pm
We are looking forward to seeing you and your families and friends this Saturday for our Summer Fete.

We have got everything you need from live entertainment by our very own Mrs Wagstaff and her band The Sarah Jayne

Project, food trucks, the famous Year 7 Long Bar, Junior Raffle to a wide range of activities. Including a Tractor Ride, Inflatable Assault Course, Football Speed Cage, Welly Wanging, Teddy tombola and so much more!

We thought it would be helpful to share the programme and pitch plan ahead of the event.

We can’t wait to see you there!

The New Beacon Summer Fete 2024 Poster

Summer Fete Programme

 

SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY WEEKS
Over the next two weeks the whole school will be looking at Water Safety. All the boys will need to bring to the pool a pair of shorts and a t-shirt to wear over their normal swimming kit.

 

HEALTHY LIVING WEEK
10 – 14 June
Next week is Healthy Living Week! The focus is on ‘Give it a go!’ There will be a specific focus for each day of the week and we are asking the boys to come dressed in one item of clothing in the correct colour along with their uniform.

Monday (Green): Get at least 5 a day – Fresh, frozen, dried and canned all count! 

Tuesday (Red): Stay hydrated – Have about 6-8 drinks a day. Tap water is a great choice. 

Wednesday (Orange): Move more – Find ways to be more active every day. 

Thursday (Yellow): Focus on fibre – Have more wholegrain foods, fruit, vegetables, beans and lentils. 

Friday (Multicolours): Reduce food waste – Aim for the right amount when you shop, cook and eat. 

Please click HERE for more information about ‘Healthy Living Week’ next week.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SENIOR SCHOOL DISCO!
The NBPA are looking for parent volunteers in Nursery to Year 6 to help with decorating or supervising at the Senior School Disco – please follow the link below for more information.

Volunteers Needed!

 

CHARITY GOLF DAY
Join us for a Charity Golf Day at Knole Park Golf Club Sevenoaks on Friday, 14 June 2024!
Tee off times start from lunchtime onwards so gather your team for a Fourball and join us for a fantastic day of golf, raising money for a Charity that is close to our hearts and was chosen by our boys – The Stroke Association.
If you are not a golfer, then please come along and join us afterwards for a family BBQ and children’s putting competition!
For more information and to book your fourball please follow the link below:

Charity Golf Day 2024

 

SPORTS DAY
28 June
We are starting to prepare for our Early Years Sports Day which is being held on Friday 28 June. We hope for a lovely sunny day so please ensure you apply suncream prior to coming to school.

A reminder that all parents and grandparents are warmly invited to join us for the session. All Nursery children are invited to participate even if you do not attend on a Friday, please let me know.

The Nursery children will need to wear their red Nursery t-shirt, own navy blue shorts, Nursery blue sweatshirt, socks and trainers. They will also need a named sunhat and named water bottle. The Reception boys will need to come to school in their white shorts, white socks, white PE tops and white trainers. They will also need their water bottle and school sun hats.

 

NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ON FINAL DAY
Please note on Wednesday, 10 July, the final day of term, there will be no After School Club, Prep or Activities Club. Boys will need to be collected promptly at their finishing times (see below) as staff are going straight into an inset day.  Younger brothers may wait for their older brothers to finish, please email Mrs Harding if you would like your son to stay.  All boys to be collected promptly at 1pm.

Many thanks for your cooperation and understanding.

Finishing times:

12pm    Nursery and Pre-Prep
12:15    Year 3
12:30    Year 4
1pm       Middle/Senior School

 


NURSERY INFORMATION

What a trip around the world we have been on in Nursery this week. It has been lovely to welcome visitors to our Nursery to share and enjoy stories from many different cultures and places around the world. Thank you to everyone who shared their experiences and storytelling. If anyone else would like to visit us and share a story, please do let me know. Please see the highlights section and the Reach More Parents app for photos and more details of our activities.

Mrs Griffiths and myself will be holding Parent Consultations in the final full week of this half term. A sign up sheet will appear in the entrance next week for you to select your time.


RECEPTION INFORMATION

RECEPTION CLASS TRIP TO SEVENOAKS WILDLIFE RESERVE
Monday 17 June 2024
We have arranged a visit to Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve on Monday, 17 June.  The boys will take part in minibeast hunting and pond dipping organised by the Reserve staff. It will be a great day.

We do hope the weather will be kind to us but, in any event, the boys will wear wellies (these should already be in school).  If the weather forecast is for rain/showers, we will also take our school waterproofs.  If the forecast is for sun, please see your son has sun cream applied before he comes to school and we will take the boys’ school sun hats with us.

Please could you provide your son with a healthy packed lunch, including a suitable drink and a separate morning snack, all of which should be named and in a small rucksack. Please remember NO NUTS.

We plan to leave school at 9.30 am and will return in time before the normal end of the school day. The boys and staff will be travelling there and back in the school minibuses.

Please complete the permission form on the new Reach More Parents app by Thursday, 13 June.

 

GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL VISITOR DAY
On Friday 21 June it is Grandparent/Special visitor day from 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Many of you have not replied to this. Please follow the link here to complete the form as we need to send out the formal invitations on Monday.

 

WATER
As Dinosaurs now move to one side (extinct again!), our focus for the rest of this term is on all things related to ‘Water’. Our dinosaur topic really inspired many of the boys and we are hoping that learning all about the oceans and the creatures that live in them will further inspire the boys to gain confidence in their writing as they prepare to move on to Year 1.

There are so many opportunities to learn and play with water!  Please see the Teams activity for your weekend in the hot weather!

 

RECEPTION SUMMER SPLASH
Mrs Bridgeman said it was a really good lesson this week. Some of the boys still need some help with getting changed after the lesson so please keep practising this. We would like to invite you to our Reception Summer Splash which will be held on Tuesday 2 July, from 9.15am – 10.30am. Please do let us know if you can make it here.

 


Please click here to catch up with all your son’s highlights over the last week.