Some of our Deancroft pupils were very proud to show their scale models of the London Eye frames to Michael Shanly of the Shanly Group on Friday. Made out of rolled up recycled waste paper, the pupils worked together in teams making sections to create these impressive structures in their weekly STEM lessons. Next to…

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We are giddy with joy and beside ourselves with excitement to announce that our wonderful Head Mr Dan Gillespie and his lovely wife Stef gave birth to beautiful Norah Delilah Gillespie on Friday 17th December. She is little sister to Freya, weighs 6lb 9oz and is doing brilliantly – we can’t wait to meet her!…

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The primary children in Nelson loved their new sensory floor stickers that appeared on their corridor over the festive break. Chestnut Class had their maths lesson in the corridor and had to come up with imaginative maths games. George came up with a game where you couldn’t step on the even numbers. Looks like Mr…

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What a lovely beginning to the new school term! Looks like our ducks are getting a new home thanks to the pupils who, as an outdoor learning project, are laying the foundations for the new duck house. Learning how to mix and lay concrete is a vital life skill we think!

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Last week, the children from Fir and Elm classes took a trip to the Slough Sewage treatment works. They spent a full day at the educational centre on site, learning about everything from what happens when we flush the loo, all the way to when the water re-enters the river. The children also got to…

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On Friday 22nd November we were delighted to have Anne-Marie Tipper and Peter Njuguna, give an assembly to the school about their  wonderful charity Play Kenya. Play Kenya is a UK registered charity that was set up to support vulnerable and traumatised children who have been orphaned or abandoned by their families. Anne-Marie met Peter…

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The Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group is breathing life back into Maidenhead by rejuvenating the waterways that run through the town. Our Beech Lodge School Gold, Silver and Bronze D of E groups are working with them to help restore and enlarge those waterways using a variety of tools to cut back over-hanging branches and clear…

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This beautiful poppy wreath was made by all the children during their outdoor learning sessions this week. Each pupil created an individual poppy using conkers, sticks and wool which was assembled together on to a pine cone wreath to mark Remembrance Day. We think it is stunning! It sits on our reception table next to…

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We are eternally grateful to parent Anna and receptionist Tom who completed their incredible charity parachute jump on 31st August on a sunny day with perfect conditions to see the glories of Swindon and surrounding areas. Proof is available on request- Tom has a video if you would like to see his face flap around…

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