Cricket for Year 5/6 for Thursday after school has been added Clubs for the week ahead 24 June to 28 June 2019
Library Data Friday 14 -Thursday 20 June 2019
21 Jun 2019
Well what a week for Athletics! After the huge success in the Super 6 event on Monday, the PE Department was on a high. Tuesday’s KS2 quads is looking to be rearranged for the w/c 1 July.However, pupils got off to a good start! On Thursday we saw the whole KS3 Athletics Team compete in the Quads athletics against Birchensale, Ridgeway and Woodrush. Our pupils, as always, did themselves proud and we managed to fill every place in all events which meant we gained as many points as possible! We saw some brilliant performances, both on the track and the field, and many of our athletes qualified for the individual district finals taking place on Friday 5 July which allows pupils to compete again this time for a chance of a medal. Overall, as a team, St Bede’s, once again, retained the district trophy, managing to hold Birchensale off who pushed us all the way! This result, yet again, is down the hard work and commitment to the athletics season of both staff, pupils and parents! Mr Stenning would like to thank everyone involved in Athletics this year!
20 Jun 2019
Please read letter attached and download SIMS Parent App. School reports and SATs results will be on the app in prior to us breaking up in July – please ensure you have access to both SIMS Parent App & Epraise. St Bede’s Online Services for Parents – update 2018-2019
Clubs for the week ahead 17 June to 21 June 2019
14 Jun 2019
)CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT IS THIS FRIDAY (28 JUNE 2019) End of Year Cinema Trip 2019
Library Data Friday 7 -Thursday 13 June 2019
13 Jun 2019
This week, some of St Bede’s Singers attended the Schools Gotta Sing event at the Palace Theatre in Redditch. This was the second year that we were able to participate in this event, which provides the opportunity for several schools and soloists to perform to an audience in a theatre venue. We sang three of our favourite pieces from our current repertoire (The Climb, Just Give Me A Reason and Africa) and received fabulous applause from the audience. We were fortunate to have huge support from many parents and other family members of the Singers who had bought tickets for the performance. In addition, the conduct of our Singers was exemplary at all times, showing what a credit they really are to our school. A marvelous time was had by both singers and staff and we very much look forward to being able to perform at similar venues like this in the future.
Revised Term Dates 2019-2020 (revised due to May Day change Fri 8th May 2020) AUTHORISED St Bede’s Catholic Middle School Term Dates 2019 – 2020 (4)
7 Jun 2019
On Friday, it was the turn of our KS2 swimming team to take to the Abbey Stadium pool and compete in the District Competition. All pupils involved swam brilliantly, winning the majority of their races! Pupils competed in front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and relays in winning points for the place they finished, which added up to a final team total. Well done to Oliver, Mikey, Hayden, Owen, George, Amelie, Niamh, Victoria, Ruby, Ellie, Frankie and Grace for all their efforts today, they very much did the school proud! Thank you also to all the parents that came and supported!
Top Boy & Girl Reader Year 5 Ayomide A 5SH (2 books read) 116,724 words Celia A 5EM (3 book read) 102,716 words Year: 107 books / 1,310,973 words Year 6 Amy-Louise 6VS (3 books read) 160,916 words Peter J 6VS (1 book read) 106,821 words Year: 84 books / 1,706,692 words Year 7 Katherine D 7JS (3 books read) 236,277 words Noah B 7ABR (1 book read) 105,143 words Year: 60 / 1,237,210 words Year 8 Sion D 8SC (1 book read) 116,396 words Sarah G 8MDi (1 books read) 79,620 words Year: 26 books / 591,141 words New Word Millionaires – Two more pupils join the St Bede’s Word Millionaire Club … Noah B, Y7 ABR, with 1,018,331 words, 22 books read (this school year) Maud R, Y8 RJ, with 1,325,964 words, 27 books read (this school year) Fantastic Achievement. Well done. 44 pupils are now Word Millionaires – see their names below; St Bede’s Word Millionaires Club Natalie C (& see below) Lucy B (& see below) Aaron V (& see below) Zia I Peter J Isabelle R (& see below) Evina J-B, (& see below) Adaa A (& see below) Mahad I Ruby S Colin S Maya G Chikondi M (& see below) Isabella S Hirah A Sion D Sarah N Aoibhe W Tristan K Leah J Oskar G Kathleen T Jaypreet R Dhiya E Amy R Billy B Charlotte S Charlotte M Katherine D Lewis W Tia S Katie R Evie W Olivia-Grace L David D Paige R Teagan G Georgie R Rayan M George S Finn G Celia A Lucas K Katie R St Bede’s Word-Multi-Millionaires Club New: Peter J Y6 VS (2,494,387 words) Isabelle R Y8 SC Aaron V in Y6 VS Chikondi M in…
UPDATED – TO INCLUDE FIELD EVENTS RACE TIMETABLE – Established Key Stage 3 NO. AGE GROUP EVENT TIME 1 YEAR 7 GIRLS 100m 4.00pm 2 YEAR 8 GIRLS 100m 4.04pm 3 YEAR 7 GIRLS 200m 4.10pm 4 YEAR 8 GIRLS 200m 4.14pm 5 YEAR 8 GIRLS 300m 4.20pm 6 YEAR 8 GIRLS 1500m 4.30pm 7 YEAR 7 GIRLS 800m 4.40pm 8 YEAR 8 GIRLS 800m 4.50pm 9 YEAR 7 BOYS 100m 4.54pm 10 YEAR 8 BOYS 100m 5.00pm 11 YEAR 7 BOYS 200m 5.04pm 12 YEAR 8 BOYS 200m 5.10pm 13 YEAR 7 BOYS 300m 5.14pm 14 YEAR 8 BOYS 300m 5.17pm 15 YEAR 8 BOYS 1500m 5.25pm 16 YEAR 7 BOYS 800m 5.30pm 17 YEAR 8 BOYS 800m 5.35pm 18 YEAR 7 GIRLS RELAY 5.40pm 19 YEAR 7 BOYS RELAY 5.45pm 20 YEAR 8 GIRLS RELAY 5.50pm 21 YEAR 8 BOYS RELAY 6.00pm All field events will run alongside the track events and should be finished before the relays begin.
On Thursday afternoon, our year 7 and 8 girls became U13 Worcestershire County Cup champions. They played fantastically well against a strong Walkwood team. At half time the score was 0-0, but the girls hit the post, bar and their keeper made some wonderful saves. Early into the second half, Walkwood scored with a great 30 yard strike. The girls kept going until the end and, with five minutes to go they were rewarded. Unfortunately, a Walkwood player turned the ball into her own net and it was 1-1. But that wasn’t the end, with two minutes to go Mya scored. The girls played extremely well and should be proud of their football this year.
6 Jun 2019
Accelerated Reader (Year 5 – Year 8) What is Accelerated Reader? Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and parents manage and monitor children`s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her level and reads it at his/her own pace – ideally 20 minutes each day. When finished, your child takes a short 10 minutes quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indicator that your child has understood what has been read. The Accelerated Reader program measures the growth and progress of your child on a regular basis through termly Star reading tests – multi choice question tests – and it also provides accurate and up-to-date reading ages. This is considered as very important data by many high schools when considering which set your child should be in or when deciding on any extra reading inventions if necessary. Pupils are able to select books appropriate for their individual reading level and interests. The difficulty of the text varies from 0.5 (easy) to 13.5 (very challenging). Each book is also labelled with a number of points your child can gain and these points refer to length and number of words within a book. Accelerated Reader helps all children become better readers from pupils with special needs to those who are gifted and talented. Accelerated Reader encourages children to read books from their library for at least 20 minutes each day and to take quizzes at least once a week during English lesson held in the library. When children read books at their appropriate level, they experience success and grow in both confidence and reading stamina. Many of our children are already reading more, making better progress and are enjoying taking a quiz each week. Children, as well as parents, can see which books they…
6 Jun 2019
SVP Summer Appeal 2019 As the weather now begins to get warmer and as summer begins, the SVP are appealing for donations of the following at this time for our homeless brothers and sisters in need on the streets. The SVP would be most grateful for any donations of the following items: Small Bottled water or 500/600ml sized bottles Male and female deodorants – sprays and roll-ons Sunscreen/lotion/sunblock/ – cream or sprays Wetwipes/Baby wipes After Half Term, from 3rd June until 17th July 2019, here in school we shall be collecting donations of these items for the SVP. Donated water, sunscreen/lotion and deodorants can be brought either to Reception and placed in the red collection box or passed on directly to Miss Downes here in school by Wednesday, 17th July 2019. May the Lord bless you for your kindness and generosity to those in most need in our locality. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.” Jesus. Matthew 25:40
A reminder to all our parents that Orchard Clothing is our ONLY designated provider of branded St Bede’s wear. Orchard Clothing sell all our uniform requirements and are aware of any uniform changes we have made. You can order online via Orchard Clothing’s website NB: please note new address http://www.orchardclothing.co.uk/schools/StBedesB98 St Bede’s Uniform Order Form ORCHARD CLOTHING 2019
24 May 2019
Yr 8 pupils transferring to St Augustine’s Catholic High School in Sept 2019 Message from St Augustine’s Y8 → Y9 Transition Evening at St Augustine’s: on Thursday 13th June, we welcome our Y8 students from local schools who will be joining us in Sep-19. It will be a great opportunity to meet new parents and carers together with new students and for them to get a flavour of our school and speak to subject teachers about their GCSE choices.
24 May 2019
A huge congratulations to the Year 8 Rounders team last night! They travelled to Birchensale, who were hosts as well as rivals at this tournament, with positive attitudes and determination to make their mark on the medals table. It’s fair to say that they had an uncharacteristic start, losing a game to a much weaker team than themselves but took it on the chin and proceeded to win the following matches. The tournament culminated in an exciting match against the hosts Birchensale which we won with conviction. Phew! Birchensale had done enough previously to secure their win but but the girls were delighted with their silver medals as in their minds they beat Birchensale and that was like winning the gold. Well done girls a great final tournament for you!
For those pupils who receive music lessons – the music tuition is available to pay via Parentpay please. Balance due TODAY, Friday 7 June 2019 ANY NON-PAYERS ARE NOW OVERDUE
24 May 2019
On Wednesday, the Year 6 boys won their first district cricket match, by 76, runs in a competitive and challenging game against Ridgeway. The boys showed some excellent skills, taking 7, wickets with some brilliant catching and bowling. They also set a total of 286 runs (starting from 200). Well done boys, lots of positives and areas for improvement, in preparation for our next match against Walkwood.
23 May 2019
To all parents of Year 7 & 8 Confirmandi Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 – amended update for your information. Here is an amended update regarding this year’s Confirmation Masses taking place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and St Peter’s Bromsgrove. The amended details are: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Redditch: Monday, 3rd June 2019 at 7pm This year the Sacrament will be conferred by Reverend Monsignor Timothy Menezes, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Parish of St Peter, Bromsgrove: Tuesday, 4th June 2019 at 7pm This year, the Sacrament will be conferred by the Right Reverend Bishop David McGough. May the Lord in His love be especially close to all our Confirmandi and their families as they prepare to be renewed, strengthened and confirmed in their Catholic Faith. The, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and enkindle in them, the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit, and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.
23 May 2019
As the weather now begins to get warmer and as summer begins, the SVP are appealing for donations of the following at this time for our homeless brothers and sisters in need on the streets. The SVP would be most grateful for any donations of the following items: Bottled water or500ml sized bottles Male and female deodorants – sprays and roll-ons Sunscreen/lotion/sunblock/ – cream or sprays Wetwipes/Baby wipes After Half Term, from 3rd June until 17th July 2019, here in school we shall be collecting donations of these items for the SVP. Donated water, sunscreen/lotion and deodorants can be brought either to Reception and placed in the red collection box or passed on directly to Miss Downes here in school by Wednesday, 17th July 2019. May the Lord bless you for your kindness and generosity to those in most need in our locality. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.” Jesus. Matthew 25:40 We have had a generous response to the SVP summer appeal so far. Thank you to all who have been diligently bringing in bottled water and deodorants. Your support is so very much appreciated. May the Lord bless you for your kindness and generosity. Please do continue to keep these coming in. Here is a reminder once again of the SVP Appeal for your information. The SVP have asked for donations of the following: Bottled water 500ml sized bottles Male and female deodorants – sprays and roll-ons Sunscreen/lotion/sunblock/ cream or sprays Any donations of water or deodorants can be brought either to Reception or passed on directly to Miss Downes here in school by Wednesday, 18th July 2018. “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did it…
23 May 2019
Families in partnership Autism and Anxiety Training for Parent Carers Aimed at parent carers of children who have been accepted for assessment on the Umbrella Pathway or who have a diagnosis of Autism. Sessions across Worcestershire 2nd May – 28th June Various times of the day https://www.carersworcs.org.uk/event/autismanxietyparentcarers
22 May 2019
Unwanted books at home? No longer read or outgrown children’s books? Good quality? We’ll take them – If they are on the AR programme! Pupils can donate good quality books that are on the Accelerated Reading programme. They can check this on www.arbookfind.co.uk. (or ask Librarian, Mrs Keggans) Pupils will receive 1 ePraise point per AR book that is accepted. Books are then labelled and will be used in our school Library.
22 May 2019
Overdue Library Book: If pupils are still reading the book – keep reading it! If pupils think the book has already been returned the pupil must come to library and check the shelf and get the book scanned out of their name. Look for the book and return asap Lost book – can be replaced by pupil with a Quiz-able book of any title / any level, this will then be labelled and used in our library. e.g. A book they have outgrown and no longer read. Pupil to get permission with grown-ups at home before bringing in replacement book.
Liddington 2020 trip is now full. If you would like your child to be put onto the waiting list, please email email@example.com France 2020 trip has only a handful of places left to book.- UPDATE – THIS TRIP IS NOW FULL -If you would like your child to be put onto the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Skern Lodge 2020, which was only launched yesterday, is filling up fast.
22 May 2019
On Monday, St Bede’s competed in the annual Catholic schools athletic competition. We took with us some of our Year 6 athletics team to compete in 100m, 600m, long jump, ball throw and relay. All our pupils got off to a good start, progressing through their heats to make the final. Unfortunately the rain then came and continue to fall heavily, meaning the competition had to be cancelled with the finals yet to be run. Well done however to all our athletes that kicked off their athletics season on Monday and all did really well! Thank you to Grace, Georgia, Teagan, Kalais, Alicia, Rehaan, Hayden, Cyprian and Clerryn for all their efforts on the rainy night!
21 May 2019
We are pleased to advise that, due to your generosity during Lent with the Lenten Charities day & Walk around the lake, we managed to raise £2,668.95. This has been shared amongst the following charities: CAFOD Father Hudson’s Society St Vincent de Paul Society St Bede’s School Fund
20 May 2019
Last week, we saw some of our pupils get the chance to compete in the District Tennis Competition at Redditch HDA tennis club. The standard was very good and, considering our pupils hadn’t had chance to have a practice session, they all did really well! The KS2 teams both played exceptionally and both made it through to the semi-finals to play against each other for a place in the final! The A team managed a closely fought win to line up a final against Ipsley. Unfortunately they lost out in the end but meant that our teams finished 2nd and 3rd, which was a brilliant effort! Well done to Harry, Henry, Matthew, Mitchell, Grace, Teagan, Maja and Amelia for their efforts! The KS3 friendly tournament also saw 8 our of pupils take on schools from Redditch in a round robin competition. Again, they all played really well and showed some real promise for when tennis club starts up after half term. Well done to Will, Josh, Sion, Joe, Maud, Lily, Erin and Maria for all their hardwork out on the court today