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St Andrew's Benn Church of England Voluntary Aided School is a wonderful, caring school that values each and every one of its children. We have approximately 350 children on roll aged 3-11. We have a fantastic team of teachers, support staff, admin staff and lunchtime supervisors that contribute to our family environment.



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Poem of the Week


Experiment By Danielle Sensier

At school we’re doing growing things

With cress.

sprinkly seeds in plastic pots

of cotton wool.

Kate’s cress sits up on the sill

She gives it water.

mine is shut inside the cardboard,

dark and dry.

Now her pot has great big clumps

Of green

mine hasn’t.

Mrs Martin calls it Science

I call it mean.


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Word of the Week

Exuberant

(Adjective) Full of energy, excitement, enthusiasm and cheerfulness.

Year 4 are exuberant during PE lessons.


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  • Soda Bread Recipe Children have asked if we can post the recipe for the soda bread they have been making today.  Please see ingredients and method.Ingredients14oz plain flour1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 level teaspoon of cream of tartar1 level teaspoon of salt2 level teaspoons of sugar300ml of buttermilk (available in pots)If the ingredient mixture is too dry please add a little semi skimmed milkMethod1. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl2. Lightly lift and drop the mixture into the bowl using your fingertips3. Make a well in the middle of the ingredients4. Add the buttermilk a little bit at a time and mix until it forms a dough ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2020, 4:37 AM by Amanda Gurney
  • Parentpay - how to set up text alerts Please see the attached document for instructions on how to set up a text or email alert from Parentpay.  You may find this useful to let you know when your child's balance is getting low for example.  
    Posted Feb 3, 2020, 2:45 AM by Amanda Gurney
  • Spelling Shed Competition In order to encourage children to play games that improve their spelling, we are running a competition over the next 2 weeks where the class who spends the most time playing games on Spelling Shed will all be awarded with a prize. Spelling Shed is a website that we subscribe to and all children in years 2-6 have been given a logon for this so that they can access the games for free. Please encourage your children to play this as much as possible. Class teachers and Mrs Wells can see how regularly individual children are logging on to play the games at home.
    Posted Jan 23, 2020, 1:50 AM by Amanda Gurney
  • Parking at School 14 June 2019   Dear Parents Over the last couple of weeks we have had a growing number of complaints about parents/relatives parking on the zig zag lines on Abbey Street.  Only this morning someone has emailed to say that: “Today dropping my daughter off at school I witnessed at least 4 cars park on the lines within 5 minutes”. Under no circumstances is anyone allowed to stop/park on the zig zag lines, this includes blue badge holders.  The zig zag lines are there for a reason and the main reason being to protect your children. We understand the entrance on Abbey Street is small for the amount of children and adults that use it, which is why we ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2019, 1:00 AM by Amanda Gurney
  • Breakfast Club Volunteers needed Breakfast Club are looking for volunteers to help supervise the children that attend our breakfast club.  You would be required from 8.00am-9.00am for as few or as many days as you can do. Unfortunately without volunteers the breakfast club cannot happen. If you are interested in offering for a morning or a few mornings, please see the school office, or pop in to see Tracy in breakfast club.
    Posted May 22, 2019, 3:15 AM by Amanda Gurney
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