29 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's Message 29th April

Dear parents, carers and children,

This week the School Council launched the KS 2 Tuck shop. I would like to say thank you to the councillors from each class who organised this at break today. 

We also discussed the Year 6 proposal to hold another talent show in July. 
Members agreed that it was a good idea but to make it fair to everyone it would be better to have a separate one for KS 1 and KS 2- so watch this space!

In assembly this week we listened to a story about the “cave of fear.”
The children thought about whether they would make the same choice as the young man in the story.

Year 6 parents of children going to Texel

European Health Insurance Card Application

Please check the date on your child’s EHIC cards.

Here is the link to the renewal page. 

Sports Day- lunches

We are asking all pupils to bring a packed lunch on Sports Day. Due to the changeable weather we will return to school at 12 pm to eat packed lunches either in the hall (YR 2- 6) or the gym (FS2 and Year 1)

Where in the world competition?

Each week the children will be asked if they know the location of a photograph. Children will earn points for their team if they guess correctly. 
Below is the photo for this week.

Have a good weekend.
Mrs Mason

22 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's message April 22nd 2016

In assembly this week we launched our new curriculum theme for the summer term. The topic webs for “Out and about” will be on the school website shortly. Please click on the curriculum page for more information. Each class have planned their own part of this which reflects the particular subject coverage for each year group.

During this term all classes will be making the most of the outdoors within the school grounds and further afield. The dates for the visits planned so far are on the reverse of this newsletter.  

We invite you all to Sports day on May 5th and the Forests Schools family day on May 26th.

School Council News

KS 2 children have been asked to return the reply slip for the proposed tuck shop as soon as possible.

Mr Moore will be checking the cloakrooms daily to decide which class wins the tidiest cloakroom award. 

Well done to our Year 4 spellers.

Haig Dance Festival

Children from the Arabian dancing club took part in this year’s dance festival which is now being held at Haig school. Mrs Fuller who has been training the team said she was very impressed with their performance and she was proud of how well the children behaved.

Well done children for overcoming those butterflies!

Please click on the curriculum page for Year 6 revision cards.

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Mason

15 Apr 2016

Head Teacher's message 15th April 2016

The children have quickly settled into school after the Easter holiday and it has been lovely to see all classes getting active and taking advantage of the better weather. Children in Year 3 have also started their swimming lessons. These will continue for the next few weeks.

In assembly this week we have started to discuss the fourth “R”- Risk Taking. During assembly sessions we will be exploring what this means and especially how important this is for learning new skills. On the reverse of the newsletter which has been emailed to you are the photographs we discussed.

Sport’s Relief.

This year we raised an amazing amount of 1562.10 Euros for the Sport’s Relief charity.
Thank you for your great support with this.

Information for Year 2 and 6 parents about this year’s testing.

I received an email from the DFE with a link to a new leaflet and video for parents explaining this year’s testing.

2016 national curriculum tests for KS1 and KS2: information for parents

Have a good weekend.
Mrs Mason

23 Mar 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 23 Mar 16

Year 1 Preparing For Easter
Dear children, parents, carers and members of staff,

I hope that you all have a relaxing Easter holiday and look forward to seeing you in the Summer Term.

In the meantime, you may wish to read Mr. Richard Light's (HMI) report on our school, which you can access via this Ofsted link

Thank you for all of your hard work,

Mrs. Mason

18 Mar 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 18 Mar 16

Thank you for your support of Sports Relief. 

Year 5 managed to swim their collective mile and did a great job organising sporting activities for the school. We also enjoyed the dance performed by FS 1 children during assembly on Friday.

Ofsted has contacted me to say that the report will be published within 5 working days. I will add the report to our website when it appears on the Ofsted Site. Here is the link for the main Ofsted site.

Year 6 Test Presentation for parents. If you missed the recent parents meetings about the Year 6 tests or would like to refresh your memory about the information given then please follow this link.

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Mason 

PS Readathon money. Please send in all remaining sponsorship money as soon as possible so we can then send it to the charity.
PPS We have our comments box in the front entrance.
PPPS Wanted- Teaching Assistant to support ICT in school. If you are interested in this role then please pop in to get more details.

11 Mar 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 11 Mar 16

Tomorrow's Graphics Artists, in Year 2 Now
This week in school we have started to talk about Sports Relief. In assembly we watched the video clip you can click on here

There are a range of good resources on this website including the song which we will be learning soon.

In other news Mr Reeves has started to teach us a new song. Mr Persistent links with our work on resilience. I hope over the next few weeks your child will teach you the words!

Comments box.

I have looked at the results from the recent Parent View survey. If you click on this link it will take you to the anonymised summary.

You will see that a number of you feel that your concerns are not responded to. I have been thinking about this and have decided to leave a comments box in the front entrance. Please feel free to add anything to this box as well as continuing to speak to me in school, on the telephone or via email. Thank you.

British Science week

Next week is British Science week and we will be sending the children home with fun science activities to try at home. 


Dropping off children at the school gates. Can I ask that you do not drop children off at the school gates as it blocks the spaces for the school buses?

Wanted- Teaching Assistant to support ICT in school. If you are interested in this role then please pop in to get more details

Well done everyone The school raised €196.38 for the Fijian Cyclone Appeal.

Have a good weekend,

Mrs Mason 

4 Mar 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 04 Mar 16

Reading for fun
You will be aware that Mr. Light, an Ofsted inspector, spent the day with us on Tuesday 01 March. Under the new inspection arrangements, schools judged to be 'Good' previously receive a 3 yearly, one day inspection to confirm that this is still the case. 

Mr. Light spent the day talking to our children, the staff, members of the School Governance Committee (SGC) and myself. He also watched some teaching and learning, looked at the children’s work and scrutinized our Improvement Plans. Mr. Light went on to look at the pupil, staff and parent surveys and check thoroughly our arrangements for keeping children safe.

Good news. Truly, Good news!

On the basis of the information gained, Mr. Light confirmed that Ofsted still believes Bielefeld School to be a Good school. I am delighted!
The pleasure of being 'read to'

Mr. Light will send us a letter within the next 15 days. In this letter, he will summarise his findings. I will share the letter with you, as soon as it is published.

Sharing books, across the ages 

Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support; especially those of you who contributed to the Parent View Survey. I would also like to thank the children, staff and SGC members for all of their hard work and support during my first year of being the Headteacher at Bielefeld School.

Boys love reading too!

This week has definitely been a busy week! I can now confirm that Bielefeld School contributed officially to the World Book Day Guinness World Record attempt and that we helped to break the record for simultaneous literature quizzing. Well done!

I leave you with some photographs from our World Book Day celebrations.

I wish you a happy and relaxing weekend,

Mrs. Mason

29 Feb 2016

Science Club, Today

Shaving foam, floating on water ...
what happens when ink leaches through?

26 Feb 2016

Head Teacher's Message - 26 Feb 16

The children's literature quiz competition was fierce!
We started the week with a world record attempt! 

Four teams of children took part in a simultaneous reading quiz, on Monday evening.

The event was part of our World Book Day celebrations and designed to promote a love of reading. 

Year 5 had a particularly busy week. For example, they visited the MΓΌnster Planetarium, as part of their curriculum work. They also went swimming at our local pool. 

Y5 experiencing darkness, at the planetarium
We held a School Council meeting this week and agreed the following: 
  1. To support Sports Relief. Mrs. Scannell will look over our ideas and plan the day.
  2. To donate part of our Tuck Shop profit to the purchase of a small toy, which will be added to a Christmas Box and donated to a charity. 
  3. To hold a non-uniform day too, to support two charities. 
Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Mason

PS Please give your Extreme Reading photographs to the School Office, on Monday.