Weekly Newsletter

and Notices

Whole School

Year 1, Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten


Our Junior Sports Day for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Year 1 will be held at school on Friday 14th June, from 9:30am to 10:30am. We will open the main gate on Princes Road just before 9.30am. The purpose of Junior Sports Day is to provide an opportunity for our youngest children to participate in a variety of physical activities and have fun. Year 1 children should wear their sports kit and all children must bring a water bottle. We kindly request that all parents stay for the whole event so that the children in all classes experience a full audience. Many thanks for your support.



Our Kindergarten children are very excited for their visit from the lovely team at Zoolab on Wednesday 12th June. The children will get to see and hold several types of creatures as they experience an African Adventure. A wonderful experience for all. 

Dukes Plus

Bear Grylls Survival Academy: Overnight Camping Adventure
Saturday 22nd June – 23rd June
Grounds of Kneller Hall
For families to enjoy with their children aged 8 and over.
Heavily subsidised rate of £45 per person + booking fee
Spend quality time with your family in the outdoors, making memories and learning new skills. The experts at Bear Grylls Survival Academy have put together a brilliant itinerary recreating some of the unique scenarios seen on Bear’s TV programs and skills utilised by some of the most inspirational adventurers of the last 200 years.
You will experience:
Building a shelter, tying knots, first aid, lighting fires, water filters, a smoke grenade, bear attack situational awareness, camouflage and concealment and a gross eat challenge.
Click here for more information:


PTA Meeting Monday 10th June

Our next PTA meeting will be on Monday next week. The main focus will be on the upcoming Summer Fair. Your attendance and input are highly valued.

BHS Summer Fair 2024


Koala Eco Trail

We are thrilled to launch our new Eco Trail to mark World Environment Day. Join us for a fun and educational adventure through Kew, where you will discover amazing places that help the environment.

Special Bonus: Children can win their very own Koala soft toy!

Bring your family, enjoy the walk, and start important conversations about how we can all contribute to a greener future. Let’s make a positive impact together!

Date: Maps will be available to pick up from our local partners Caffe Torelli, Halletts Estate Agents Kew Village and Broomfield House School from Friday 14th June.

Location: Kew Village

We can’t wait!

Junior Maths Competition

The UK Maths Trust (UKMT) organises and runs maths competitions. We have never entered these competitions as the starter challenge is the Junior Maths Competition (JMC), a test for Year 8 children and below. But this year we decided to have a go and entered Year 6 children into the JMC. Imagine our delight when a good number of children won certificates to mark their performance – Austin and Ava receiving gold awards, with silver for Bethan, Leila, Rohan and Nina, and bronze for James, Ben, Millie, Charlotte, Tara, Lara and Sam. Also, because of their high level of achievement, both Austin and Ava have been invited into the next level competition, the Junior Kangaroo, which is by invitation only! We await to see how they do.

'Eldercool' for Kew Fete on Saturday 22nd June

On Tuesday, Year 4 pitched their elderflower project to Mr Anstey, hoping that he would invest in their venture to make and sell elderflower cordial at Kew Fete on Saturday 22nd June.  After a superb presentation involving all of the children, Mr Anstey was suitably impressed and agreed to the investment!
Every year, Year 4 work collaboratively on an entrepreneurial project to make and sell elderflower cordial at the local fair. This year, their product is called ‘Eldercool!’
We hope you can join us on the 22nd June.
‘Eldercool! Grab your glasses!’

Year 5 preparing for the national Cicero Cup Debating Final

Our Year 5 team continue their preparations for the national Cicero Cup debating final due to take place at the Houses of Parliament on 21 June. They have recently received amazing help from the Year 6 team who blazed their own way to the final last year. In school assemblies either side of the half-term break, Year 5 and 6 teams squared off in competitive debate in front of an enthusiastic audience of Years 2-6. The most recent of these was this week on Wednesday, when Year 6 proposed a debate on introducing a curfew for under-16s. The quality of discussion was high and audience engagement showed with the number of questions they too put forward. The proposition was ultimately defeated but Year 5 participants asked us to thank their elder colleagues for this wonderfully challenging practice ahead of their forthcoming big day.

Art Highlight

Year 2 created snails working with pattern and colour contrasts. In PK the children decorated clay snails with beans and seeds.

Sustainability Week

This week, the children talked about sustainability and what that meant in Eco Club. The club divided their time between making posters and pledges, and some of them took their work into the playground and asked what pledges other students and teachers would make.

Tag Rugby Tournament

On Monday this week, a team of Y5 and 6 girls went to the home of premiership rugby club Harlequins, to play in a tag rugby tournament.
The tournament was without winners or losers with the focus being on getting girls into rugby.

It was a fantastic morning of tag rugby with the girls displaying some excellent skills. All the girls had a great time and felt incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to play in a premiership rugby stadium!

Weekly Awards

Drama Star of the Week
Lola (Y5)
Artist of the Week
Kanato (Y2)
Sports Star of the Week
Zane (PK)
Music Star of the Week
Nina (Y6)

Polite Person of the Week

Pre-Kindergarten: Emila
Kindergarten: Edie

Year 1: Alaska
Year 2: Joy

Year 3: Milly
Year 4: Aurelia

Year 5: Anika
Year 6: Elena

Upcoming Events

Monday 10th Jun


6:45 for 7pm start: PTA Meeting 

Tuesday 11th Jun

3:30 – 4:45pm: Y6 Play Rehearsals (For specific children only)

Wednesday 12th Jun

1:30 – 3:30pm: Zoolab visiting Kindergarten – African Adventure 

2:30pm – 5pm: Y5 Parents online meeting with Y6 team

Thursday 13th Jun
Friday 14th Jun

9:30 – 11am: Junior Sports Day for PK/K/Y1 – Parents Welcome

3:30pm – 8pm: Stagecoach 

Saturday 15th Jun
Sunday 16th Jun
Monday 17th Jun


8:30 – 9am: Y3 Parents Informal Coffee morning with Y4 team. 

1 – 3pm: Y6 Primary Shakespeare Hamlet Workshop in School 

2 – 3pm: Y3 to Kew Gardens  

Tuesday 18th Jun

3:30 – 4:45pm: Y6 Play Rehearsals 

3 – 5:30pm: Six Y5 children Debating at Ibstock Place 

Wednesday 19th Jun

9am – 1:30pm: Y2 – 6 Sports Day – Parents Welcome

Thursday 20th Jun

2:30pm – 5pm: Y5 Parents online meeting with Y6 team

Friday 21st Jun

8:30am – 3:30pm: Y5 Debating Final – Houses of Parliament 

9am: Palmer Raffle in Assembly

3:30pm: Palmer Cake Sale 

3:30pm – 8pm: Stagecoach 

Saturday 22nd Jun

11am – 6pm: Y4 Elderflower Stall at Kew Fete

Sunday 23rd Jun

PK Classroom Snapshots