Just before we broke up Max made an appearance on a well known television show!

He won a competition to encourage people to travel on the tube in London. The press release about the competition and Max’s day can be found here.

Blue Peter’s editor was impressed: “Blue Peter viewers really stepped up to the challenge in this competition. We had thousands of incredible applications but Max’s poster had everything; amazing artwork and an amazing tagline. Well done Max!”


Max appeared live on Thursday the 20th. You can copy the links and paste them into your internet browser.

He then went straight to London and had a fantastic day filming with the Blue Peter team on Friday. They made a brilliant film of that, which went out on the show on Thursday 27th October. It’s really worth a watch! (it’s in the second half of the show):

In addition the BBC issued a press release about Max’s winning poster!

Leavers 2016

And so that’s it…
No more Benton Park. It seems as if you have an age then all of a sudden time gathers pace and in an instant the time to leave has arrived. You’ve been great. A credit to your school, your families and yourselves.

Enjoy the photos, enjoy the memories but look forward to the future.

We wish you all the luck in the world.

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Captain Catch’s Silent Film Festival

Today Year 5 started a very exciting new project exploring the genre of Silent Film. The title of the project is ‘From Sea to Plate’.

The children have learnt about the fishes journey from being caught to being sold and then eaten in restaurants and homes. They also looked at examples of silent film and are now preparing for day 2 of the project when the filming will take place. The company are making a ‘making of’ film too explaining the project and our children have already storyboarded the film ready for their own filming.

Here are some photos of the day

To find out more about the Company running the project

Sports Days

And finally we were able to hold our Key Stage 1 Sports Day. Despite the short notice it was incredibly well attended. Thank you for coming and cheering us on!

We had our Key Stage 2 Sports Day on Tuesday afternoon. It was cold but the rain stayed away. Thank you to Mrs Bentley who organised a series of races and Mrs Hayles who set it up. The races were a change from previous Sports Days and one that seemed to go down well with the children.

The day finished with the year group sprints, then the added treat of a Dads race and a teacher sack race.

We don’t know until Friday the victorious team however the Russian outfit seemed to perform well.

And on Wednesday we had our Foundation Stage Sports Day. It was very well supported by Mums, Dads, Aunties, Uncles and Grandparents! Thank you so much for coming, we hope you enjoyed it! The children did. Thanks also to the Year 5 and 6 children who helped out and Mrs. Wigham and her highly efficient team.

Unfortunately the weather forced the Key Stage 1 Sports Day to be postponed. The rain meant not only would it have been cold and miserable for children and spectators but also the field was too wet to guarantee safety.

We may be able to reschedule however it will be hard to give parents notice. We have no control over the weather!