Beckfield News – 27 May

Beckfield News – 27 May

A message from Team Beckfield

What a wonderful end to the half-term we’re having today!

The children look so bright and colourful wearing the Union Jack colours to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

It is quite unbelievable that we are nearly into the second half of the Summer term. We are already thinking about the next academic year and all the possibilities it will bring. We are lucky to now be on the good side of the pandemic and can plan for a normal year ahead. It is very exciting indeed!

Thank you for all your support on our journey. 

Have a fantastic weekend!


Today is the start of our half-term break. We will be back in school on Monday 6th June. We want to wish all of our families a restful week and a fun week, whatever your plans are. The country will be enjoying bank holidays next Thursday and Friday so hopefully it will be a short week for many. We hope the sunshine comes out so we can enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. 

Stay safe and we’ll see you back on the 6th for the final half-term of this year!

Goodbye Miss Naveed

We are saying goodbye to Miss Naveed today. We want to thank her for all her hard work with our Year 2 children over the past few months and we wish her well in her next adventure! She will be missed.

If your child is in Year 1 or Year 2, you will have received a letter explaining the changes.


As you know, we had our final inspection day on Thursday of this week. We are now waiting on their final report to be sent and as soon as we have this, we will share it with you and we will post it on our website.

A huge thank you to all the parents who wrote lovely comments about our school on the parent survey. It gives us a real boost to hear some of the kind things that are being said.
I just wanted to share with you some of the comments the inspectors made about the children at Beckfield. They described what ‘delightful’ children we have here and how they were a ‘joy’ to spend time with and listen to. We couldn’t agree more.

Queen’s Jubilee celebration

Today, all across school, we have been celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. The children have come to school wearing red, white and blue and they have had a great day taking part in a wide variety of activities. It has been a pleasure to see them all having so much fun. We even had British themed lunches and they looked great! 

Thank you to Miss Robinson for organising all the fun! Take a look at some of our pictures…

Trip to the farm

Our nursery children visited the farm today – they had such a great time!

Careers afternoon

In July, we are hosting a Careers afternoon for children across the whole school. We would like to hear from parents who would like to come in and do some sessions to talk all about their job and how they got the job and what skills they use in their job. This is linked to our Skills Builder work and will be a great opportunity for children to learn about all the different jobs they could have when they’re older. We want a wide variety of jobs so it doesn’t matter what you do, we want to hear about it!

Get in touch with Mrs Watkiss to find out more. 

Community support

Today, Mrs Watkiss has contacted our local councillor, Simon Seary to enquire about getting a crossing installed on Tyersal Road. It was brought to our attention by one of our lovely grandparents that the road can be unsafe for children when they’re coming to and from school, playing out or going to the shops. This is something we are keen to sort out. We want our community to be a safe place for our children to be in. 

We will keep you updated on any replies and progress with this. Thank you to the grandparent for bringing it to our attention. 

Special achievement

One of our Year 2 children, Savannah, took part in the Race for Life last weekend and raised #120 for the charity Cancer Research! We are really proud of the way she didn’t give up and she ran the whole 5km. Well done, Savannah! You have really shown you care. 

Celebrations and awards

Take a look at all our wonderful winners from this week! We have your names displayed with pride in the entrance to our school, so that all our visitors can see.

This week’s winners

Well done to you all! You have given all your efforts to aim for excellence.

Headteacher award

The winner of this week’s Headteacher award is…Jake Bairstow

Jake works so hard when he comes to school. He really loves coming to school and rises to every challenge he is given. Well done for working super hard Jake!

Attendance winners

Our target for attendance is 96%. Every week, this is calculated for each class, based on the number of children who arrive on time each day to school. 

Unfortunately, none of our classes have achieved this target this week.  

The class with the most attendance stars at the end of the Summer term will have a special afternoon to celebrate their success. 

We will also do another parent draw at the end of the term, for those children who have been in school 100% of the time.

Important dates for your diary

Monday 6th June: Return to school for the start of the Summer term 2

Week beginning Monday 6th June: Arts Week for the whole school

Friday 10th June: Student Voice Conference at Co-op HQ in Manchester

Week beginning Monday 20th June: Multiplication tables check for Year 4

Thank you!

Have a wonderful half-term break!

The Beckfield Team