A sense of normality has descended upon the classrooms and corridors of The Middle School this week with the resumption of the regular daily timetable post-exams. Results will have trickled through to boys over the last few days, and they now begin the process of evaluating their results and looking ahead to important targets for the remaining weeks of this term and also those further ahead into the next academic year. We spoke at length during our Middle School assembly this week about the importance of not being too hard on oneself if things go awry – granted, exams are important but we all have those ‘off days’ and their years still tender. I encouraged them to be supportive of their friends and place an arm around their shoulder if needed: looking out for each other is very much what we do. The school’s philosophy is very much building upon these experiences and, longer term, they will look back on their exams as a vital part of their learning and preparation for the big wide world.

As we now enter the final straight leading up to the climax to the school year, things are going to get very busy! Y6 have their exciting PGL trip on the horizon (a reminder of the essential kit list can be found below) and Y5 have their camp out as well as an enticing trip to the IWM at Duxford to look forward to – again further information below. We ask that parents are prompt in filling out necessary replies as this makes planning such a trip much easier for all involved – your cooperation is appreciated.

Now that the majority of exam marking is complete, teachers have begun writing your sons’ end of term reports. These will be coming home at the end of the summer term for your perusal – you will receive his exam results as well as detailed information covering his progress and achievement over the course of this term and the wider year. There will be targets set and, please, share reports with your sons – I am sure many will be full of praise but, as I keep reminding the chaps, there’s always room for improvement!

Wishing you the best for the coming weekend,

Mr Probert
Head of Middle School

REACH MORE PARENTS APP

Please note that to complete forms using the new Reach More Parents (WEDUC) app, you must click on the 3 people icon at the bottom of the screen

 

PARKING
Please could we ask that if you need to park your car in the morning (be it for meetings with teachers or to drop something off at the office) you avoid using the staff parking bays.  Staff arrive from 7.00am and need to be able to access these spaces.  There are visitor parking bays available to the left of the front door and outside the NBC if required. Thank you for your understanding.

 

GILLMAN & SOAME PHOTOGRAPHS
Hopefully, you will have received the order information for your son’s class photograph and whole school photograph. A proof card was given to the boys, so if you have not seen it yet, you may need to rummage in their book bags. To place an order for the class photograph you will need to visit www.gillmanandsoame.co.uk and enter the login and password listed on the card.

Please click HERE to order the whole school photograph.

 

WORLD REFUGEE DAY – DESPERATE JOURNEYS
20th June
On Thursday 20 June, Year 5 will be attending an immersive experience to mark Refugee Week which runs from 17 – 23 June. The experience is delivered in a maze-like set with improvisation and immersive theatre techniques, visual installations and a powerful soundtrack to engage the participants.

We will be leaving school promptly at 8.30 and so do require boys to go straight to form for registration at 8.20.

If you have not already done so, please complete the permission form on the new Reach More Parents app by Monday, 17 June.

 

YEAR 6 CHAPEL 
Friday 21 June – 4.30pm
A reminder of the Y6 Chapel service on Friday 21 June from 4:30pm – all Year 6 are expected to attend, and parents are warmly invited. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

SPORTS DAY 2024
Thursday 27 June
With under two weeks till sports day, we are preparing all parents and pupils for this great celebration of athletics at The New Beacon.

We are expecting it to be a great day of sport throughout the school (Y1-Y8) and hope you will be able to join us. Please follow the link for more detailed information and some of the generic information below:

  1. We’re hoping the whole school will come together for a picnic on the day. Post-Sports Day for Pre-Prep and Junior school and Pre-Sports Day for Middle and Senior School at 12:30pm. Please bring a picnic lunch for you and your son. Please can you contact Nicola.Lee@newbeacon.org.uk if you will need a packed lunch for the day made by school. Boys whose parents aren’t staying will need to be supervised by staff but do let us know if your son will be joining another family for the picnic.
  2. Please ensure your son comes into school in his PE kit wearing a company coloured top (non-football tops where possible), trainers/spikes, water bottle, hat, suntan cream.
  3. Toilets – If you would require the toilets during your visit, please use the toilets provided in the NBC (Sports Centre).
  4. Spectating: You are welcome to go onto the field to watch your son perform his field activities but please make sure you stand on the perimeter to avoid impeding the events.  In the track events, please kindly stand in the spectator’s area to support your son.
  5. Photography and Filming: Photograph and short films taken by parents should be kept to a minimum to avoid distracting the boys who are performing and members of the audience.  All images should be for personal use only.  In respect of our Child Protection policy, under no circumstances should any images be uploaded onto social or online media of any kind.

Sports Day Overview

 

Y5 TRIP TO THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM AT DUXFORD, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Y5 will make their annual pilgrimage to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on 9 July to see ‘for real’ many WWI tanks and aircraft they have learnt about in their History lessons this year. There are also a wide array of WWII and Cold-War-era exhibits as well as those from the more modern era. It is a fantastic ‘boys’ day out’ and further details can be found HERE.

Please complete the permission form on the new Reach More Parents app by Friday, 5 July.

 

Y6 PGL trip – reminder of essential equipment

Please refer to the letter below, which was sent to parents last week regarding all things PGL – do ensure your son has all the necessary equipment and if you have any questions, do contact Mr Woodard directly: alex.woodard@newbeacon.org.uk.

Y6 PGL

 

Y6 Circus Skills workshop

On Tuesday 9 July, Year 6 will be treated to a visit from a ‘circus skills’ workshop team who will be visiting The New Beacon for the day. There will be no special equipment/clothing necessary, and we are looking forward to a very entertaining day. I am sure the boys will be keen to share their newfound skills with parents at home – you have been warned!


NBPA SUMMER TERM AGENDA
18 June 2024
The meeting will take place in The Studio form 8.45am, you can join in person or by Zoom.  Please click HERE for more details.

 

THANK YOU
Please click HERE for a Summer Fete ‘Thank You’ from the NBPA.