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Welcome to Berrymede

Berrymede Junior School is a harmonious, outward looking school with a capacity for up to 480 students and currently has over 35 languages. Children arrive in year 3 and very quickly adjust to their new learning environment where we provide a rich and stimulating setting, a curriculum that is designed to enable your children to be insatiably curious, develop skills and knowledge that support them in becoming confident, independent learners; it is vital that we nurture the whole child.

The school is exceptionally well equipped and offers a wide and varied range of extra-curricular activities from climbing Mount Snowdon and Tae Kwon Do to residential visits to Vindolanda Roman Village, as part of the Latin Club, to learning to play the ukulele. We actively participate in competitions and awards of excellence across the school and expect staff and pupils to perform to the best of their abilities in all they do. Our children have represented our school at many prestigious locations, we are very proud of their achievements. Our community links are strong and our parents active and supportive, we recognise the vital role of this relationship and strive to nurture this.

Our recent research has highlighted the importance of a fit-for-purpose curriculum with sustainability at its core, it is essential that children know and understand their place and their impact on the world in which they live. We are working together with a number of like-minded schools and organisations, including learnings from the Princes School of Traditional Arts, to draw together contextualised materials that connect the teaching and learning in classrooms to the wider world.

Our intentions are that children leave Berrymede with: a sense of awareness about the world in which they live and their own impact upon it; a love of learning and an appreciation of the laws of Nature and how all the different subjects are interrelated; a confident and reflective, global perspective which extends far beyond the parameters of where they live.

Above all we strive for our school community to be happy.

On behalf of every member of staff, we look forward to welcoming you.

Lubna Khan – Head Teacher

Notice Board

Calendar

Autumn Term 2020

Teacher Training Days
Wed 2nd, Thurs 3rd & Fri 4th Sept(3 days)

Term starts for Pupils
Mon 7th Sept 2020

Half Term Holiday
Mon 26th Oct – Fri 30th Oct 2020

Back to School for pupils
Mon 2nd Nov 2020

Term Ends
Fri 18th Dec at 1:15pm

Christmas Holiday
Mon 21st Dec – Fri 1st Jan 2021

Full School Calendar

Full School Calendar

School Brochure

Brochure 2019/20

News

Full Governors end of year report 2019

Governors End of Year Report 2019 v2

We have received the report of the Ofsted inspection that took place in January 2019.

You can download and read it at BJS Ofsted Report January 2019

Latest News

bsporty

Berrymede have subscribed to the bsporty online magazine so as that you and your children can read up on all the latest sports and what is happening to keep you staying healthy. The November issue even has an article on Berrymede and the climbing that happens here. So please click the link below and see what is happening in the world sport for children. There is also a monthly recipe to try out as well curtesy of Waitrose. The December issue is out tomorrow. Remember cross curricular reading is a great way for children to find something they are passionate about. Please click on the link below. https://www.bsporty.co.uk/berrymede-junior-school-login

Road Safety

This week has been Road Safety Week. This years focus has been 'No need to speed' Children have been looking at the 20 mph speed limit in areas such as, built up residential areas or near schools and discussing why its important for drivers to acknowledge the speed limit and the potential consequences if they don't. If you would like to look at some short videos the children have been looking at and discuss them again with your children then please follow the links below. mobile phone link No need to speed explanation video: A big thank you to Mr Gavin for organising all the activities for the children.

Anti Bullying Week

Well done today to all those children who came in wearing odd socks to support anti-bullying week this week. This years theme is 'united against bullying'. Again our children have shown their clear understanding of the topic during the lessons. They have been able to demonstrated fantastic empathy and understanding in the anti-bullying role plays and activities. Thank you to Mrs Mangat for organising all the activities for children to take part in.

Maths Challenge

10 Pupils from Y5 and Y6 took part in the Primary Maths Challenge. This is a small quiz which is designed to push our pupils further through problem solving. Shout out to Mehdi Dawish in 6M for getting the highest score of 22/25. Well done to all who took part! Thank you to Mr Craze for organising the whole event!

Art club trip to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The Autumn Studio: Belinda Zhawi Last Autumn, Art club had the pleasure of visiting the The Serpentine Gallery for a workshop based on an exhibition from artist and poet Belinda Zhawi. The children spent the morning walking around the exhibition and sketching their favourite artworks, some had never visited an art gallery before and so it was a very exciting experience. Later in the workshop, the students worked in groups with Belinda to create a sonic poem that drew connections between their experiences, ideas in the exhibitions and her artistic practise.

Kids Cookery Club

We have acquired HEALTHY SCHOOLS GOLD Status again! To continue our promotion of Healthy Eating, our first trip for 2020 - 2021 at Berrymede was to The Kids Cookery Club in Acton, where pupils form years 4 and 6 were provided an opportunity to use simple recipes to create enjoyable, healthy meals. Children experimented with a variety of vegetables, learning how to cook safely and whilst observing social distancing.  The results were delicious savoury cheese muffins fit for a king! The children had a fabulous time!

MAGT

Berrymede’s More Able Gifted & Talented Students (MAG&T) 'Gifted and talented' describes children with the ability or potential to develop significantly ahead of their peers:

  • 'gifted' learners are those with abilities in one or more academic subjects, such as maths or English
  • 'talented' learners are those who have practical skills in areas such as sport, music, design or creative and performing arts
Skills and attributes such as leadership, decision-making and organisation may also be taken into account. At Berrymede Junior School, once students have been identified as MAG&T, they will be provided with greater challenges in lessons, and provided with further opportunities outside of lessons to further develop their talents. Each term, MAG&T students are expected to teach mini lessons, to class across the school. This helps the students to develop their planning skills and research skills as well as build confidence. The student will also attend school trips: a visit to Roehampton University. The purpose of this trip is to give students exposure to further education; thus allowing them to start making informed decisions about university through higher education talk, workshops and university tours.

Knitting & Sewing Club

Our after school knitting and sewing club encourage children’s creativity, self-confidence and expression! Each term, our students will take part in different projects that will help them to learn how to sew using a sewing machine, develop sewing techniques, design and make their own products e.g. Eco-friendly bags, cushion covers, skirts and customised t-shirts. Our knitting club is designed to give children the time and space to develop knitting techniques, texture of yarns and pattern through a variety of very creative projects.  The students will knit their own scarves, ear-warmers and fingerless gloves.

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