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Leavers Service

As well as a final assembly in school, we also had a leavers service in St Peter's Church. The year 5 children read out lovely comments about their friends who were leaving from year 6 (and a few from other years). Bibles were presented to all year 6 children.

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Maypole Dancing

Once again children from Benington School put on a lovely display of Maypole Dancing at Benington Village Fair.

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Intervillage Sports

Benington School were delighted to win this event again this year.

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Beech Trip to Celtic Harmony

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Watermelon Art!

In May we welcomed a new cook into school. Sam has been making her mark with some very elaborate displays made from watermelon.

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Oak Class Trip to Wymondley Woods

Oak class had a great time at Wymondly Woods, managing to get out and about despite the dreadful weather.

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Royal Gunpowder Mills

As part of their topic on World War 2, Beech class visited The Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey, where they learnt what it was like to be an evacuee.

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World Book Day

Once again our pupils have dressed up for World Book Day, choosing characters from their class books. Acorn read "Room on the Broom", Willow "The Cat in the Hat", Beech "Goodnight Mr Tom" and Oak "Two weeks with the Queen".

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School Carol Service in St. Peter's Church holly sprig

We are very fortunate to have this beautiful church practically on our doorstep where we hold our annual carol service lead by Revd Mike Leverton, Beech and Oak classes.

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Mr & Mrs Robin ~ A Nativity by Acorn & Willow Classes

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Christmas Decoration Day

This year we invited parents into school to help the children made Christmas Decorations and Gifts. Everyone wore festive Christmas Jumpers.

Acorn Class ;

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Willow Class ;

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Beech Class ;

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Oak Class ;

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Giant Tetrahedrons Workshop - Oak Class

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Acorn Class Topic ' People who help us'

Acorn Class had some very special visitors this week. As part of their work on 'people who help us', two police officers visited to talk about the work they do. They arrived in a big police van and there was great excitement when they let off the police siren in the playground.

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Acorn Class also visited our local Fire Station, where they learnt about the work the Fire Fighters do. They were shown the uniform the firefighters wear (modelled by Miss Howard) and were given the chance to use the water hose.

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Remembrance Day

The Children at Benington School have been taking the time to think about those who gave their lives for their country, so they can enjoy the freedom they have today. In order to show their appreciation to those who not only gave their lives, but to anybody who may have fought or contributed to the war effort in any conflicts, from the 1st world war up to the present day, a Remembrance Board was created displaying photos, with information about who they were, their relationship to the pupil and any other interesting information.

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Flag Football

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(Photo 1 left to right) Kayla, Dominic, Ronnie, Jake, Gaby, Oscar and Will.

On Friday 11th November, some children from Oak Class and Beech Class took part in the Rising Stars Flag Football tournament at Round Diamond School.

Oak Class children applied their learnt skills of the game and worked together tactfully as a team.  It was very close but they scored in the last few minutes and were declared winners of the tournament for the second year running. 

Beech Class children tried really hard throughout the tournament and their skill application got better match by match.

The Beech Class participants were: Jude, Harry, Bethany, Georgia, Rhys, Freya, Lucy and Jem

A great effort by all, very well done.

Fund Raising for WWF

Beech Class raised £79.30 to help support WWF in saving the rainforest. They did extra jobs and some brought in their pocket money. I am really proud of their efforts.

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Pop Lacrosse

On Friday 30th September, some children from Oak Class took part in the Rising Stars Pop Lacrosse tournament at Round Diamond School.  They played spectacularly well and won seven out of the eight games they played.  The children applied their learnt skills of the game and worked together tactfully as a team.  They were declared winners of the tournament for the second year running. 

A fantastic effort by all, very well done.

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Zoolab visit to Beech Class

Beech Class are learning about the rainforest. They had a visit from Zoolab who brought in a millipede, scorpion, giant snail and a cockroach to name but a few.

The children were very brave and either held or touched the creatures, the scorpion stayed in his box though!

We learned that millipedes are born with only 6 legs, but as an adult have 124. We also learned about where the equator is. Back in class the children used atlases to mark the equator and tropics onto a world map.

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Wizard of OZ

KS2 children put on a smashing production of the popular musical 'The Wizard of Oz'. The children sang with much gusto and looked fantastic in their costumes and makeup. A collection was made in aid of ' World Vision'.

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Sports Day

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Maypole Dancing at Benington Village Fair

Every year children from the school take part in this yearly event on the village green in Benington.

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St Peter's Church Flower Festival

Children from Benington school who attend the church 'Saturday Club' helped to prepare a display for the anuual flower festival in St Peter's Church. The theme this year was 'The World's a Stage'. They made a representation of 'Sleeping Beauty.

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Intervillage Sports

Not only did our children win again (sharing first place with Datchworth) they were a real credit to the school. One of the letters of congratulations from parents said " they were well behaved, cheered on their friends, and showed true team spirit"

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African Drumming Workshop

All classes had a session, getting the opportunity to try many different percussion instruments.

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Oak Class Trip to Wymondley Woods

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Mountfitchet Castle

Willow Class visited Mountfitchet Castle this term, experiencing life in the Norman Motte and Bailey Castle and Village.

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Knebworth House

Beech Class visited Knebworth House as part of their study of the Tudor period.

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St George's Day

As part of our celebration of St George's Day and to continue our work on British Values, Beech Class held a 'Great British Bake Off'.  They looked at equality and rule of law and democracy. Here are a few photos showing the cakes and the children judging them.

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Easter at Benington

Easter is always a special celebration at Benington. An Easter service is always held at St Peter's Church when the year 5 and 6 children tell the Easter Story with the whole school taking part in the the prayers and songs. We also have an Easter Egg hunt and a decorated Easter Egg competition.

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2016 Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala at the Royal Albert Hall

In March, Benington School Choir took part in the 2016 Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala at the Royal Albert Hall. It was an amazing day and the children all performed and behaved brilliantly. The head of Hertfordshire Music Services, who organised the event, said “The show itself came together fantastically and that was in no small part down to all the hard work that you had done ahead of arriving at the Royal Albert Hall as well as the concentration and commitment you all showed both in rehearsal and in the shows. The massed choirs were both enthusiastic and musical – a real celebration of music making that you should all be very proud of.

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Dad's Afternoon

We held a Dad's afternoon for our Dad's, Grandads and Uncles to get an insight into the school day and to learn about how their children are taught. They all found it a very enjoyable and interesting experience. Please click here to view their feedback.

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World Book Day

This year each class read a different book and the children came into school dressed as characters/items from their class book.

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World Book Day - Oak Class World Book Day Display - Oak Oak class read "How to be a detective"

Beech Trip to Pizza Express

Beech Class we went to Pizza Express and made pizza. We prepared a healthy fruit salad for pudding, it was delicious. 

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Poetry Competition

The winners received their prizes during a special 'Poetry Assembly'.

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As part of our annual poetry competition all our pupils recited a poem, in front of a panel of ladies from Benington Village Poetry Club. The competition results will be announced at our Friday Celebration Assembly before the half term holiday.

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NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day is a fun, nationwide maths fundraising event for children and young people of all ages that helps raise money to support the NSPCC. At Benington School, Oak Class ran a café, to which all pupils and parents were invited. All proceeds go to the NSPCC. This year we raised an amazing £264.

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RNLI Assembly

In November, we had a visit from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. They spoke to the children about water safety, showed some videos and demonstrated some of the equipment they use.

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Beech Trip to Westmill Farm

In November, Beech Class went to the Outdoor Activity Centre at Westmill Farm near Ware for a morning of climbing and archery. They all had a wonderful time and came back very excited.

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Septembers ~ Wildlife Area

Our wildlife area has now been officially opened - A big ‘thank you’ to FOBS and the parents for completing the work on the wildlife area. It looks wonderful and will be a great assett to the teaching and learning at school.

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Nigeria Day

Acorn class had a visit from 3 parents who came in to talk about Nigeria. The class learnt about Nigerian art, music and food, amongst other things.

Some of the children made their own musical instruments and Nigerian flags.

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