Bedonwell federation  newsletter 

Year 6 Swimming Gala 

25 pupils from year 6 represented Bedonwell School in a recent swimming gala against 5 other Bexley schools.  All of them were tremendous in each of the swimming races and they all represented the school amazingly! Bedonwell finished in 2nd place which is amazing! The children shared their success in our celebration assembly where they each collected a certificate and medal for their achievement! 

KS2 Boccia event

Some of our KS2 children recently visited Hurstmere School to play in a Boccia festival. The children played different versions of Boccia, using tunnels and bowling from a seated position. 

FOBS News 

June has been the busiest month in the FOBS Calendar! We began the month with our Reception disco- the children had a brilliant time at their first ever school disco and the DJ had a hard time choosing our dance competition winners! 

Father’s and Marvellous Men day sales went fantastically- nearly clearing all the stock and we raised a brilliant amount of money too! The children really enjoy coming to our pop-up shop and choosing gifts to give the special people in their lives. 

Finally we had our Inflatables Day and Summer Fair! The inflatables were bigger and better than last year and we hope they wore your children out! Thank you to all the teachers and staff who stayed and helped after school at the fair. We had delicious food on offer, wonderful external stalls, and our loyal volunteers to help run our fair games. Thank you as always for your amazing support for our events, the money you help to raise is very gratefully received by everyone at the school. The fundraising amounts, and the donations we have made to the schools, will be coming in the July edition of the newsletter.

KS2 Art club 

Recently art club have been exploring abstract art. The children have experimented different ways to depict abstract nouns to describe themselves using colours and shapes before using masking tape to create geometric paintings.

They have also been creating some wonderful paintings using string which they painted and then pulled along their sketch book to create different patterns. 

Year 6 school journey 

84 pupils from year 6 went to Marchants Hill, a PGL camp, for their residential school journey.  The children had a wonderful time and really enjoyed all the amazing activities such as abseiling, zip lining, raft building and many more! 

The children in year 6 that did not go on the school journey also had a terrific time at school. They went bowling, made pizzas and took part in DT and sports workshops.

Check out some of the photos from the week. 

KS1 DT club

In our KS1 DT club the children have been very busy making moving pictures and pop up pictures, they have worked really hard and they all look terrific!

Year 4 trip to Sealife London 

In June, year 4 went on their school trip to Sea Life in London. They saw so many fantastic creatures and learnt lots about their habitats and how these animals have adapted to their environments.

Attendance In JUNE

Bedonwell Junior School current attendance for June is 94.% 

Bedonwell Infant School current attendance for June 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 June 

WB 5.6.23 Granite 4 = 98.62% 

WB 12.6.23 Quartz 4 and Kalahari 6 = 100% 

WB 19.6.23 Marble 4 = 99% 

WB 26.6.23 Everest 5 - 97.6% 

KS1 June 

WB 5.6.23 Earth 1 = 97.33% 

WB 12.6.23 Amazon 2 = 99% 

WB 19.6.23 Thames 2 = 97% 

WB 26.6.23 Danube 2 = 99% 

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!

Some children across the school have now started to get their Gold and even platinum always awards! which is amazing! 

KS1 Always Award Winners 

KS2 Always Award Winners

Calender dates: 

14 July - Reports to be sent home 

17 July - 3.30 pm to 6 pm - parent/carer drop ins (further details to follow)

17 & 18 July - (reception to year 5)

children to meet their new teacher for September 

21 July 

Last of term for all pupils - class picnics to be held in the afternoon - please provide your child with a small snack and drink to have at the picnic - no nuts, fizzy drinks or glass bottles please. If the weather is forecast to be hot, please ensure your child has sunscreen and a sun hat. (A reminder will be sent nearer the time.)

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 expected over the coming weeks to ensure your child stays cool and protected from the sun please make sure they have: 


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