Bedonwell federation  newsletter 

Year 1 Leeds Castle trip

Recently, the Year 1 children thoroughly enjoyed their school trip to Leeds Castle. The children took part in role playing the story of ‘The Swan Princess’, had an amazing tour of the castle and even went on the land train! 

Year 5 Boys Football 

Mr White and Mr Burton took 9 of the Year 5 boys to play in their first football tournament on Friday 16th May at Harris Garrard Academy. 

It was the first time the boys had played together as a team, they performed brilliantly in all of the games working their way to the final of the Plate competition. Unfortunately, the boys did not win the final, losing to Harris Garrard 2-1. Mr White and Mr Burton were both very impressed with the way that the boys  in their first tournament together.  


KS2 Art Club

Over the last few weeks art club have been using recycled materials to produce art work. They created these 3D animal portraits using egg boxes and card.

These amazing pieces of art are now being displayed in the KS2 school office! 

Bedonwell Sports Champions

Charlton Athletic Community Trust Coach Jay Samuels has been working with students at Bedonwell Junior School to encourage sports participation with the Sports Champion programme. Our sports champions were filmed talking about the importance of sports and what a sports champion's role is. Check out the images taken from the videos and click on the Twitter image below to see the full video! 


FOBS News 

May was a super fun month for FOBS! We danced the night away with the Year 1 children at their disco, and wow did they have some moves! 

We marked King Charles’ Coronation with gifting every pupil a commemorative bookmark to keep for this special event. We hope they find them useful! 

FOBS colour run! 

We finished the month with our first Colour Run and were overwhelmed by the positive response we received. Thank you to all those who helped make it happen, and well done to our fabulous runners! Take a look at our video of the day to see so many smiling faces!

If your child took part in the Colour Run and they are enrolled in the Children's University scheme, they can earn a stamp for participating.  Simply log in to your child's account and enter the code: green3980


Attendance In May 

Bedonwell Junior School current attendance for May is 94.% 

Bedonwell Infant School current attendance for May is 93% 

Our target this year is 96%, will you help us reach it?

Each week in our celebration assembly a class from the Juniors and Infants win the Bedonwell attendance cups, the winning class each week get the reward of an additional Golden Time. Will your class be the next winners?

This months winners are. 

KS2 May 

WB 1.5.23 = Arctic 3 and Quartz 4 99% 

WB 8.5.23 = Sahara 6 99%

WB 15.5.23 = Granite 4 98.8%

WB 22.5.23 = Caspian 3 98.7% 

KS1 May

WB 1.5.23 = Saturn 1 97.4% 

WB 8.5.23 = Jupiter 1 97.9% 

WB 15.5.23 = Danube 2 97.3% 

WB 22.5.23 = Thames 2 97.7% 

Well done to each of the classes who have had the best attendance on the weeks above!  

Always award winners 

Every week children who follow our Golden Values in Bedonwell are celebrated by achieving the Always Award! The children who receive the award have really impressed their class teacher by showing as many of our seven Golden Values which include:

Manners, Respect, Teamwork, Stickability, Honesty, Kindness, Calmness. 

They can be awarded the 'Always Award' four times throughout the year starting with the Bronze Always Award, then Silver Always Award, then Gold Aways Award and building up to the Platinum Always Award!

KS1 Always Award Winners! 

KS2 Always Award Winners!

Calender dates: 

Bedonwell Infant & Nursery Fun and Fitness Dates 

Nursery: Wednesday 28th June: 10.45 am: Apple Class and children from Cherry Class who attend in the morning only. 

Nursery: Wednesday 28th June: 2.30 pm: Cherry Class and those children that attend afternoons only.

Reception:  Wednesday 28th June: 9.30 am

Year 1: Monday 26th June: 9.30 am

Year 2: Tuesday 27th June: 9.30 am 

Bedonwell Junior School Games Days:

Years 3 & 4: Friday 30th June: 9.30 am

Years 5 & 6: Thursday 29th June: 9.30 am 

Parents/carers are welcome to attend their child's event. 

Exploring E-safety - Please check out the guidance below on Snapchat and Whatsapp. 

We as a school have noticed a number of children in upper KS2 have used or are using Snapchat or WhatsApp. The guidance below gives you and your child some useful tips on how to stay safe. 

Uniform Reminder: Smartwatches 

Recently we have noticed some children have come into school wearing either Apple, Samsung or Fitbit smart watches. We would like to remind parents and pupils that this is not part of the school uniform and should not be brought in or worn in school - any child wearing a smart watch in school will be asked to give it to their teacher to lock away for the day and this will be given back at the end of the day to take home. 

Sun Safety 

With the weather getting better and warmer temperatures are expected over the coming weeks.  Please ensure the following to ensure your child stays cool and protected from the sun over this school term. 


The Bedonwell Federation has our own Twitter page, this page is updated on a regular basis with a range of different events, activities and amazing work the children across our school produce every day! If you have Twitter, please give us a follow and like and retweet the posts on our wall. 

The link to our Twitter page is below: 

Bedonwell's Twitter

We also have a twitter page for KS2 art club and KS2 football clubs. There links are below: 

Bedonwell's Football Twitter  

KS2's Art Club Twitter page  

School Uniform reminder

Please see the guidance for school uniform below: 

PE kit reminder

For PE the children wear their PE kit for the whole school day on the day of their PE lesson (you will be notified which day/s these are). This has enabled pupils not only to receive maximum learning time for their PE lessons, but also a reduction in PE clothing being lost/misplaced.


PE kit expectations are:


The children will be expected to wear their grey school jumper or grey sweatshirt with grey shorts, joggers or leggings and will therefore remain in school colours on their PE day.


It is also essential that trainers worn on PE days are plain black as this will ensure consistency across the school with our uniform expectations.

All uniform mentioned above can be found at Boffins and Caseys, Links to their websites can be found below: 

Boffin's webpage 

Caseys Schoolwear webpage