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Term 2

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How to book Play Scheme over the Christmas Holidays.


KS1 Art Club

Children have been busy in KS1 art club making their very own door wreaths.   Well done!

Athletics Indoor Competition

On Tuesday the 4th December, 9 girls and 9 boys entered an athletics tournament against 8 other schools. We came 4th out of the 9 schools with 672 points. We won all of our races except for 2, year 6 had to leave early meaning year 5s had to run double in the last races. It was really fun to be there. We would like to give Mrs Tizzard and Mrs Abel a really big THANK YOU!!! Thank you to the children who took part in the tournament.  Written by Ana, Savannah and Fleur.

Team: Aaron, Archie S, Tom, Raj, Angel, Edward W, Phoenix, Zechariah, James, Eliza, Ella, Alana, Bailey, Savannah, Ana, Fleur, Cady and Sophie.

Mrs Tizzard would like to add, 'I was so proud of the team, they all contributed to the result and produced some outstanding individual results. These children are talented athletes and a pleasure to support'. Athletes of the day were James and Eliza.


Author Visit

On Thursday, 15th November, we welcomed author Guy Bass to Bishops Down. Guy has authored many books but is particularly well known for the 'Stitch' series. Guy's workshop to Key Stage 2 was funny, inspiring and motivational for many of the children.

Friday 16th November 2018

Today the Bishops Down Family all came together to fund raise for BBC Children In Need.

We have had an amazing day, the children have put together some amazing hair styles and taken part in a Fun Run around the school. A big thank you to Mrs Refet who came in to help with the Fun Run. The winners of the crazy hair were; Matthew, Sophie, Lily and Miss Manley. The winners of the Fun Run were; Noah, Roo and Ella. The amount will be announced in the newsletter next week. Well done Redwood it was an amazing day. Mrs Kyte


Commemoration and Remembrance Week

Friday - 9th November

Today we held a special assembly for all our children as part of our Commemoration and Remembrance Week. We were honoured to be joined by Mr David Wakefield from the Royal British Legion.  Mr Wakefield spoke eloquently to our children about how the Royal British Legion, formed in 1921, provides lifelong support for all the Armed Forces, reservists, veterans, and their families.  Mr Wakefield came dressed for our children in a WW1 Private's uniform which the children found fascinating. He informed the assembly that he joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1950 at the age of 18 as a conscript, joining as a Private and leaving service as a Lieutenant.  He thanked our children for their support with the poppy tins and we thanked him in return for all he does in Tunbridge Wells for the Royal British Legion.  Our photo below shows Mr Wakefield, Edward and Mimi from year 6,  and Debs Holliday our lead teacher for this week's commemoration and remembrance events throughout the whole school.   Mrs Holliday, along with many other staff members, ensured that all Bishops Down children understood and respected the importance and significance of remembrance.

W/C:   Monday - 5th November

Bishops Down pupils and staff will come together for a whole week of events and learning linked to the centenary of the end of WW1 and commemoration of all those fallen in both World Wars. We will culminate in a day of rememberance on Friday, 9th November. 

Here is the display of poppies in our schoolhall - one made by each child in our school.



Reception Year - September 2019 - Prospective Parent Tours

We shall be holding the following open sessions for prospective parents who would like to consider Bishops Down for a Reception place in September 2019:-

  • Tuesday, 30th October 2018 - 2.00 to 3.00pm

  • Thursday, 1st November 2018 - 9.30 to 10.30am

  • Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - 2.00 to 3.00pm

  • Thursday, 8th November 2018 - 9.30 to 10.30am

    There are limited spaces on each of the above and they are for adults only, please kindly make alternative arrangements for any babies or toddlers.   The headteacher, Clare Owen, and the Admissions Secretary, Jo Sheldon,  will talk you through the admissions process and  answer any questions relating to previous year's admissions at Bishops Down.   Please telephone the school office on 01892 520114 or email the Admissions Secretary (Jo Sheldon)  on to book onto one of the above sessions leaving her your mobile number too just in case we need to make contact or cancel the session for unforeseen reasons.



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