2 Sep 2014

'Promenade' Concert

Welcome back and happy new (school) year!

On Friday of this week, the staff of our Music Centre, with guest singer Lena Niedzwiedska, will treat our children to some 'promenading' music in the School Hall, starting at 10am.

1.  Walk in music - O Peaceful England
2.  Preparation activities - practise the singing - practise the flag waving, the car horns and hooters, the bobbing up and down etc.
3.  Fantasia on British Sea Songs (including two verses of Rule Britannia)
4.  Land of Hope and Glory
5.  Jerusalem
6.  God Save the Queen - two verses
7.  Walk out music - reprise the Hornpipe

To add to the occasion, if you have any small national flags to wave, or colourful streamers and union jack hats to wear, then please send them into school with your child(ren) on the day.

18 Jul 2014

Head Teacher's End Of Summer Term Message

Mark Westmoreland
Head Teacher, Bielefeld School
Dear Parents and Carers,

This year has flown by! I would like to take this opportunity to say a sincere and heart-felt thank you to all of our wonderful children, parents, staff and outside agencies that have contributed to placing Bielefeld School at the heart of our community. Without your hard work and dedication, none of what we achieve would be possible. Thank you.

Year 5 and 6 Split Year Group
Thank you to the parents who took the time to contact me recently about the decision to split Y5 and Y6. From the meetings, conversations and following the letter, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club is currently catering for 2-5 children on a daily basis. To ensure that it continues beyond the first half-term, please consider using this excellent facility. Please contact the school office for details.

After School Club
The school have been working with AWS to extend our after school provision. Currently AWS plans to run a Wednesday and Thursday after school club for pupils in KS1 between the hours of 1510-1700. The intention, at the last meeting, was to start from mid-September in the Youth Club area. More details will follow.

We intend to continue our commitment to twice-weekly after school clubs as well. This, together with the breakfast club, will only enhance the opportunities for our families.

This Week's Summer Concert
New Resources thanks to HQSCE
SCE continue to support us in maintaining a budget that is far superior to anything we would get in the UK.

For that, I am sure I speak on behalf of all of us, we are very grateful. We have taken recent delivery of a Mongolian Yurt, an amazing structure that will be used as an outdoor classroom next year.

We are also very grateful to Mr Paul Melton of HQSCE for helping to tailor the school budget so that it effectively meets the needs of our school, and to Tony Hodge for his continued support as our CSBM. A special mention needs to be given to Johanna Murphy AEO for Recruitment and Brenda Titley our Link IA at HQ SCE for their continued support.

Last but not least, one of our unsung heroes is Mrs Susan Coole. Susan was a Bielefeld School governor and Consortia Business Manager. Susan recently gave up a great deal of time to support us with our Arts Mark Gold application and has been supporting us with all things finance related whilst Tony Hodge has been focussing on closing schools.

Encouraging girls into
Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics
Bus drivers and Bus escorts
Thank you to our bus drivers and bus escorts who have delivered such an outstanding service over the last year. We have been on many journeys together!

Free FS2 and KS1 Meals starts this September!
Thank you also to Sheila and the staff in the kitchen for continuing to provide high quality meals on a daily basis. Next September I am sure they will rise to the challenge of delivering free meals to every child in FS2, Year 1 and Year 2!

FS2 Starts full-time in September
FS2 children will be starting full-time from September 2nd, as will all KS1 and KS2 children in the school. The doors to FS2 will be open at 0830. You will be welcomed with open arms!

A final goodbye!
Mrs Hill, Mrs Dixon, Miss Barker and Mrs Mawson thank you, and goodbye. Your contributions will not be forgotten!

We look forward to seeing you all back safe, well and rested in September. In the meantime have a wonderful summer!

Best wishes,
Mark Westmoreland

Year FS1 Week 29 2014

Ah, the Summer ... and sand between your toes!
Well, we’ve made it to the end of the school year and what an exciting year we have had in FS1. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we have.

The children had a fantastic Pirate Party on Tuesday, joined by FS2, and we were very lucky with the weather too. Thank you for organising all their costumes. They looked brilliant.

FS1 finishes at 12.30 p.m. tomorrow (the main school will finish after lunch at 1.15 p.m.) and re-opens on Tuesday 2nd September. Monday 1st September is a teachers’ Inset day.

We look forward to seeing our Lower FS1 children back again, along with our new children, in September. We wish the Upper FS1 children all the best for FS2. Don’t forget to register for school buses.

Good Luck to all those leaving FS1 tomorrow, it will be a sad day for us, but we know you will take away happy memories of your time in FS1. Make sure you look at our website every now and then to see what’s happening in Bielefeld School.

The FS1 Team would like to thank parents very much for their support throughout the year.

So, all that remains to say is “Have a great summer holiday, let’s hope the sun shines and the moves go smoothly. Keep safe and we will see you in September.” The FS1 Team

Year FS2 Week 29 2014

A Healthy Picnic In The Park
We have had the best week ever!!!

It began by meeting our new Year One Teachers Mrs Hawker and Miss Caunter. They were very impressed by your children and we are sure they will have as much joy, as we have had in teaching them. On Tuesday we had a lovely time mingling with the little pirates of FS1. Thanks to them for inviting us.

On Wednesday we had a wonderful day at Rietberg Park. The children were an absolute credit to you they showed excellent listening, kindness, sense of fun and amazing maturity…

Of course the day wouldn’t have been possible or have run so smoothly without the help of the parents who came with us. Thank you so much to these ladies they were invaluable (and very patient.)

A big Thank you to all of you for your continued support throughout the year. We will miss you and your children very much and wish you well for the future. Have a lovely summer holiday!

The FS2 Class Of 13/14
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Year 1 Week 29 2014

Even washing up after cooking
is good fun at Bielefeld School
We are writing this last newsletter of the year with feelings of pride and sadness.
We feel extremely proud of every one of our Year 1 children. They have worked so hard throughout the year and have been a pleasure to teach. It has been exciting for us to watch each child develop and grow.

We will be sad to say “Schöne Ferien!” tomorrow, knowing that the children will be in a new class after the holiday. However, we shall enjoy seeing the children around the school, when they return in September, as “grown up Year 2s”. Mrs Halstead can’t wait!

Thank you to all our parents and carers for your continued support throughout the year.

We would like to wish you all a happy and restful holiday! Mrs Hawker and Mrs Halstead

Tomorrow's Budding Computer Scientists, In Year 1
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Year 2 Week 29 2014

Year 2 ... with a swish and a swirl ... superb Arabian dancing

Artists and Artisans

Year 3 Week 29 2014

The Year 3 Classes of 13/14
No curriculum news this final week of the academic year but we would like to say a big thank – you to all the wonderful pupils we have taught in Year 3.

They have impressed us with their effort and behaviour throughout the year. We shall miss them – especially those moving on to new schools back in the United Kingdom.

For those moving up into Year 4 at Bielefeld School it will be nice to keep track of their progress as they continue their primary school career!

We would also like to acknowledge your contribution as parents and the support you have given this year. Thank – you!

Finally we hope you have an enjoyable Summer Break – a well – earned one!

Best Wishes from:  Mr.Askew and Mr. Kerray

Year 4 Week 29 2014

Year 4 children have worked in perfect harmony this year

Year 5 Week 29 2014

Year 5 In Mrs Khan's Musical Theatre Club
A  short (and hopefully sweet!) message this week.

Both myself, Miss Reed and Mrs Goddard would like to say a BIG ‘thank you’ to you, the parents and carers, for all the help, support and guidance you have given your children throughout their time in Year 5.

All of the children have worked incredibly hard and have made some outstanding progress in their learning in many aspects of the curriculum.  Just flicking through their books, the children themselves can see how much they’ve learnt and what they were able to achieve at the start of Year 5 in comparison to what they can achieve now.  It’s wonderful.

We are extremely proud of every single one of the children and know that they will continue to amaze us in Year 6.

Have a great summer! Mrs Pond-Barrett