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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
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:44
Mixing pleasure with social responsibility! Had a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll walking Mohjo, (can you spot him?) @Greatstonebeach. Read More »
tags: social action, sustainability, environment
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 22:27
This is an interesting article and confirms why we think giving your children opportunities to be outside is really important. Call it parental instincts or call it common sense. Parents know that nature is good for kids. Yet it was only fairly recently, that the scientific community sought to... Read More »
tags: outdoor learning, fun, enjoyment, teamwork, resilience, co-operation, curiosity
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 23:52
We’re delighted to announce the launch of The British Library’s new website for primary school children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages. This free-to-access resource – Discovering Children’s Books– explores the history and rich variety of children’s literature, through treasures from the... Read More »
tags: Literacy, fun, enjoyment
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 23:35
Before Christmas, the children were given the opportunity to enter a Christmas Story Writing Competition run by Cranbrook Rotary Club. We were one of 22 schools in the area that entered stories. Stories were chosen from each year group across the 22 schools and prizes were given for 1st, 2nd and... Read More »
tags: English, Community, competition, fun, enjoyment
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 18:13
It was lovely to see so many of you in Church today for our very special Christingle Society. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their own Christingle-thank you to Reverend David Commander and his team for preparing everything. The children read and sang beautifully. Every year we collect... Read More »
tags: collaboration, RE, prayer, reflection, Music, compassion, Community
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 14:27
Following the girl's football tournament held this week at Colliers Green I am delighted to say that I received this message from one of the teachers from another school who also attended the event: "Benenden were amazing, as they fielded a younger side who showed great spirit and resilience, with... Read More »
tags: PE, collaboration, competition, fun, enjoyment, courage, commitment
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 22:01
   Would you like the opportunity to chat about emotional support, behaviour guidance, boundaries and establishing routines at home?   Pop in for a coffee with Mrs Brook and volunteers from the support group, Parents Supporting Parents   Date:           Monday 10th February 2020 Time:           8.... Read More »
tags: collaboration, Community, well being
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 23:31
Well Done to everyone for talking part in our Dance-a-thon on Thursday last week. We raised a massive £1,000 for our chosen charity Starfish Malawi. A huge ‘Thank You’ to Mrs Plewes who organized the day so successfully. We saw some great dance moves!! Read More »
tags: PE, dance, fun, enjoyment, Community, commitment, compassion