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Monday, July 13, 2020 - 23:31
On Thursday last week, we had our BIGGEST sleepover to date and it was SOO much fun!! We made dens to sleep in, had a scavenger hunt, made yummy treats, played Bingo, did some sport to wake ourselves up, contributed some campfire entertainment, watched some campfire entertainment (most with a hot... Read More »
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 23:22
At the end of June I wrote to the Right Honourable Greg Clark, Roger Gough, the leader of Kent County Council and Sean Holden who is our local County Councillor requesting if there was going to be any more flexibility for schools to be able to invite more children back before the end of term. Sean... Read More »
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 23:19
Last week we launched our 'Wellbeing' Google Meet video conferencing calls for children in Years 2-5. Thank you for your co-operation and patience as I understand that we had a few technical issues at the beginning of the week but I am assured the technology is now working fully. Indeed, I managed... Read More »
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:56
Benenden's Book of Hope Read More »
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 22:09
This week, I am delighted to say that Benenden Church of England Primary School once again opened its doors to children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 in accordance with Government guidance. I know I speak not just for myself but for all the staff, every day has been an absolute joy to watch the... Read More »
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 23:44
The publishers at Oxford Owl have made this picture book available to read online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.   Click here to read the book online.   Everybody Worries is Jon Burgerman’s brand new picture book designed to support children who may be... Read More »
tags: English
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 23:20
Let’s celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day this Friday in Benenden & Iden Green by putting out the bunting, ringing the bells, toasting the heroes of WWII from our front gardens and singing along with Vera Lynn. The village timetable Flags will be raised on the village green flagpole and... Read More »
tags: History, Community, collaboration
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 23:54
Every day I receive 100's of emails. I came across this blog from the EEF (Education Endownment Foundation) which I thought you might find useful: "Everyone is adapting to an unusual situation and some parents are feeling the pressure to replicate school behaviour systems. When supporting your... Read More »
tags: routines, well being
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 14:34
We hope that you and your families are well. We are mindful of the challenges that you are all facing at this time and the impact it is having on your children. Since the announcement by national government to close schools we have been working really hard to provide engaging learning materials and... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, collaboration, Computing, communication
Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 23:02
Looking ahead, whilst the lockdown continues and school remains closed, we are working hard as a teaching team to refine the nature of home learning.  Alongside Benenden, as 'Google Schools' we are now delighted to be ready to launch Google Classroom platforms for Year 1 - 4 (Year 5 & 6 are... Read More »
tags: fun, enjoyment, collaboration. Easter

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