25 May 2018

Headteachers Message 25th May 2018


Dear Parents,


What a busy week! There has been so much going on in all quarters of school. FS2 performed a great dance for their parents this week as part of their jungle themed stay and play. The children told me the elephant dung tasted wonderful (although Evie did let me into the secret that it was actually chocolate!) Thank you to all the parents who were able to come and share in the fun.


Y5 returned from their residential in Cologne and what a great time they’ve had. There were definitely a few tired faces getting off the bus! See the children’s round up of what they got up to below. (Thank you Mr Halstead for the present from the chocolate factory!)


Y2 have had a busy week doing their KS1 national tests (SATs) and we’re so proud of how hard they’ve worked and how well they focused for them. Hopefully Y2 also enjoyed their trip to the ice cream parlour.

Have a great weekend and half term!


Kelly Reeves

Year 5 Travellers Return!
Yesterday Y5 returned from their residential to Kรถln and what a great time they’ve all had! We missed you while you were away but it’s been great to hear all the exciting things you’ve been up to. Thank you to Miss Robertson, Mrs Devlin, Mr Halstead and Mrs Porter for taking such good care of them.


Welcome to the family!

This week we welcomed:

Maisie and Ellouise into FS2
Molly into Y3 and Alicia into Y4
We’re so pleased you’ve come to join us and hope you all have a great time at Bielefeld School.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu!
Sadly we have 3 members of staff we are saying goodbye to today.
We would like to thank:
Mrs Steph Templeton
Mrs Cate Badirez
Mr Wayne Moore

for all they have done in school to support the children and their colleagues and we wish them all well for the future.

Good Work Certificates

What a certificate assembly! Not only were we busy today handing out certificates to all these hard working individuals below but Mrs Pond-Barrett and the swimming team of TAs also handed out swimming certificates to all of Y1 and Y2! Well done everyone!



Oscar L

for having such fantastic listening ears all week

for trying new things



for great motivation in helping prepare resources for our ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ party



Oliver E

for much improved handwriting and phonics

For using excellent vocabulary in Science



for outstanding effort 


Georgina (3A)

Vili (3K)

Callum (3K)

for a wonderful contribution to our world food tasting day

for really good independent writing

for great concentration and perseverance during his Star reader assessment



for a fantastic start to Bielefeld School and being such a lovely member of the Year 4 family!


The ‘Residential’ Group

Rest of Y5

for their interest, manners and team-work during their time away

for being wonderful Harry Potter apprentices and helping so much to improve the school environment with their gardening skills



for showing maturity and taking ownership of her learning during a very busy week


Daisy (Y4)

for outstanding effort 

Forest Schools

Phoebe (FS1)

for good listening 


Vincent (Y6)

for his great effort and enthusiasm this year


William & Jack (Y2)

for being really focused in music

Assembly: Tolerance & Bullying: When should we speak up for others?
This week we thought about what tolerance means and what happens when people aren’t tolerant.
We also learnt about Ben Smith who ran 401 marathons in 401 days to raise awareness and money for anti-bullying charities.
Reflection: Sometimes we may be aware of unkind behaviour and even bullying and it may feel easier to do nothing and ignore what’s going on. However, by speaking up for those who don’t have the confidence to do so, we can really make a difference.

Dates for your diary
Red dates added since last week
4th                Sports Day (am) & family picnic
4th                Y6 Ypres Parents’ Meeting 2.00pm
4th                Y4 Arnhem Parents’ Meeting 2.30pm
6th                Y6 to visit King’s School
12th              Y2 Trip to Tierpark
13th Combined Band Day - visiting schools
18th Week of Y6 Residential to Ypres
27th Taster Day for pupils attending King’s School in September
4th Y3 Residential begins
6th Y6 Court Visit—change of date
9th Y4 Residential begins
9th FS2 Trip to Butterfly Park
10th Y2 Beach & picnic trip
13th Reports home to parents
18th Forest Schools morning & picnic