Welcome to Our School

"The behaviour of pupils is good, as is their attitude to learning. Pupils are kind and considerate….Children in the early years make outstanding progress...Teachers and other adults plan very imaginative activities which help the children develop both socially and academically…The school knows the pupils as individuals, and programmes to help those with special educational needs or disability are strong….Leaders place a high priority on developing pupils' good cultural awareness, and their understanding of what it is to be British….The curriculum is characterised by a strong focus on developing cultural awareness, and developing well-rounded citizens." Ofsted 2016

Bentham Community Primary School is a happy, healthy and very effective place to learn.

We are a ‘learning family’. We model good behaviour, encourage everyone to support each other in caring ways and learn to work hard.

At Bentham Community Primary School everyone believes that we should enjoy our education.

Everyone believes that reading, writing and mathematics are the core of our learning. We are also taught how to learn. If you get something wrong you have another go!

There are four very important words that mean a lot to everyone at school these are: 'Achievement', 'Respect', 'Global' and 'Heritage'.

Mrs Pearson, our Headteacher, and the school staff want you to know that Bentham Community Primary School pupils are happy, positive and active citizens of the school. They grow up to be happy, positive and active world citizens.

If any parent requires a paper copy of any of the information on this website, then please contact Sally Johnson in the school office and this can be provided free of charge.  Information can also be provided in a different language, braille or large print, if required.


Latest News

Miss Thwaite's after school Tag Rugby club got off to a very wet and muddy start this week but that didn't stop us having fun! The club is open to children in years 4, 5 and 6 who want to get active whilst having fun with their friends. We spent ... Read more

On Tuesday, the whole of KS2 took part in a cluster cross-country competition. Our afternoon was full of fun and good spirit whilst children competed in year groups in order to go through to the cross-country finals. Well done to Emily who came the 3rd Girl in the Year 6 ... Read more

Last Friday, KS2 launched their Autumn Term topic with an exciting afternoon. Children recieved a boarding pass to an annoynmous destination before boarding Bentham Airlines. Whilst onboard, children experienced some onflight entertainment and a little light refreshment before landing. On arriving in Egypt, we travelled back in a time capsule ... Read more

After we recieved a message from the pizza delivery man in our role play area, we decided we should make our own pizzas! We followed the recipe very carefully; mixing, pouring, grating and sprinkling! We had to use our shoulder and finger muscles to knead the dough. Read more

Key Stage One have been very busy in Science this week. We were exploring our lungs. Using a straw and a bag we simulated the effect of our lungs expanding and deflating. We also learnt that there are three things humans need to survive... oxygen, water and food! Read more

Year 6 from Bentham CP School have been awarded with their John Muir Discovery Award. Working in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of the Stories in Stones Project, the Year 6’s have embraced the ethos of the environmental award scheme focused on wild places and encourages people ... Read more

All week children had been preparing for the big house choir competition to conclude last week's 'Bentham Rocks' celebrations. Each house met each day, learning a new song and thinking of choreography for their performance and the results of the weeks hard work did not disappoint. K2 (blue) went first ... Read more

This week is Bentham Rocks week in school and a number of classes have already been busy painting pebbles for our garden. Everyone from our school community, including parents and friends of school, have been invited to contribute and the results so far are fantastic. Lots of parents have got ... Read more

After our Sport's Day being rained off last week, we kept our fingers crossed for dry weather today! The children took part in a huge range of races, from egg and spoon to sack races! All the children tried so hard and there were lots of stickers won! Thank you ... Read more

Our children currently in Nursery and those about to join us in September enjoyed a fabulous Teddy Bear's Picnic today with their parents! All the children (and teddies!) enjoyed their sandwiches before exploring the outside classroom. Read more

After weeks of rehearsing for this year's Summer production, last week saw two fantastic performances of the brilliantly funny Robinhood and the Sherwood Hoodies. An evening performance on Monday night and the matinee on Thursday afternoon were both fantastic and really showcased the amazing talents our children have been gifted ... Read more

Class Two have had a wonderful morning exploring the History of Bentham. From date stones on old houses to the 1871 census data, we have found out lots of fascinating facts about our local area. We found that many households had a servant! We also discovered that Mrs Horton's house ... Read more

On Thursday 5th July children in Classes 3 and 4 took part in a music performance to parents and the rest of the school. They had the chance to share and celebrate the work done with Mr Waugh during the Summer term. Class 3 performed songs from different European countries ... Read more

Thank you to the police who came in to share a whole-school assembly about how to keep ourselves safe. The children learnt about stranger danger and where to get help if they need it. They also learnt how to stay safe around water as the Summer holidays are approaching. PC ... Read more

This half term, in Science, Class 4 have been learning all about properties and their materials. We have looked at solids, liquids and gases and how we can change these through heating, cooling, evaporating and condensing. Once again, we have been getting really hands on with our learning. Here's a ... Read more

Children in Class 4 and 5 were incredibly lucky this term to take part in a Tag Rugby Festival organised by Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club. We spent the morning doing lots of little warm up activities led by QES pupils as well as learning the skills needed to play as ... Read more

This half term, the children in classes 3, 4 and 5 made our annual trip to the North Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate for their Countryside Festival. The children were super excited after they had such a fabulous time last year and were looking forward to the day ahead. We ... Read more

Class Two were very excited to welcome David Johnson, an Ex-Headteacher at Bentham Community Primary School. He spoke about his time as a teacher and how it was different from today. We found out some interesting facts about school life. There were two things that really caught our fascination... the ... Read more

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the Grandparents that joined us for our school dinner last week. The children were so proud to share part of their school day with you and I'm glad there were lots of clean plates! Read more

Friday 22nd June was the day of our school summer fair. Organised by the teachers and children and supported by parents and the community, it was a real fun filled, child-orientated evening. During the afternoon, the children in Class 4 and 5 helped Mrs Pearson set up the playground with ... Read more

Have a look at our drawings of the Tower Bridge in London! We used different pencil thicknesses to create darker and lighter lines. The detail is absolutely amazing! Read more

Our Year Two Children have had a fantastic morning at the Mini Olympics event at Settle College. We took part in shot put, long jump, relay races and many more activities! Read more

Last term, children in classes 4 and 5 were extremely lucky to take part in a Samba Band workshop. Throughout the afternoon, both classes got the opportunity to play a range of different instruments before practicing and performing a piece to the rest of the school. The children loved the ... Read more

Before half term, Class 4 held a 'Stay and Learn' session for parents to come in and see what we get up to in our lessons. In Science we have been looking at materials and their properties and in paticular the changes which can occur. During our lesson we turned ... Read more

We didn't have time to post any news or photos yesterday but here's an update on life at Bewerley Park in the last two days. All children had a scramble and explore at Brimham Rocks yesterday and I am sure all the children will want to take you there to ... Read more

After departing on time, we arrived at Bewerley Park to bright blue skies. The children eagerly departed the bus and headed down the lane to the outdoor centre where we met Jonny and Kate, our instructors for the week. The first jobs were getting our Bewerley Park waterproofs and making ... Read more

This year we donned our wacky wellies, hilarious hats and tremendous tutus to get active and raise money for Sports Relief. On Friday 23rd March, children from classes 2 to 5 set off on a sponsored walk through Bentham dressed as wacky and as wonderful as possible. The children had ... Read more

On Tuesday 27th March, parents were invited to join us in Class 3 for a Maths lesson. We were working on reasoning problems about time. The children had to apply their learning to solve the problems and work in teams, upskilling each other. The children worked really hard at explaining ... Read more

We have had a fantastic morning visiting Gill Garth Farm. We learnt how the farmer cares for his animals, from the ponies and chickens to the sheep and cows. We fed the calves and learnt about their ear tag numbers, before collecting the eggs from the hen house. The highlight ... Read more

On Thursday, the children from classes 3 and 4 held a showcase assembly to show off their musical talents. Throughout the year, we have been incredibly lucky to be joined in school by Mr Waugh who has been teaching us to play a variety of different instruments. This term, Class ... Read more

This half term in Science, Cass 4 have been looking at all things light. We have done lots of practical and investigative Science: making shadows, finding patterns in how the size of a shadow can change, learning how light travels and how we can protect ourself from the UV rays ... Read more

On Thursday, 8th February, KS2 went on a trip to Bradford. Half of the group visited a Gurdwara and the other half visited a Mosque. This was a really exciting experience for the children as it gave them the chance to bring their learning from the classroom to life! They ... Read more

Class 3 have had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day and have taken part in a range of activities to promote reading for pleasure. These include: - a morning of activities where the children discovered the teachers' favourite books - opportunities for the children to share their favouirte books ... Read more

On Monday 12th March a team of Year 5 and 6 children took part in the High 5's Netball Competition at Settle College. The team placed fourth in the competition, narrowly missing out on a third place trophy. It was cold and wet but the team rallied together, working so ... Read more

On Friday afternoon Reception children from Class 1 walked down to Bentham Fire Station as part of our topic 'People who help us'. The team of firefighters were fantastic and showed us all the different gadgets they used to help them keep us safe. We got to try on the ... Read more

Thank you to everybody who came and supported Fair Trade at our after school baking event. Over 50 children came and each and every one thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Delicious brownies and, suprisingly, tasty lemonade were made on the night and later devoured by the chidren. Due to such a high ... Read more

Class 3 really enjoyed their Attendance Treat of hot chocolate, marshmallows and cake! This is the second time we have won the best class' attendance for a half term this year! Well done! Read more

Class 4 always get scared when it comes to fractions, but we are now starting to see the fun! We have spent the past few weeks learning about equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed fractions, converting fractions ... you name it, we've done it! We've been using lots of practical equipment ... Read more

Do larger fruit have larger seeds? We investigated this question by studying the seeds in a banana, apple, pear, grape and tomato. The findings were fascinating as the banana was the largest fruit yet it actually had the smallest seeds! Read more

As part of National Story Telling Week, Class 4 spent some time exploring Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone. We created some fabulous pieces of writing describing different settings, but in paticular we loved the writing we created about Privet Drive so much that we had to turn it into ... Read more

During this half term, the year 3's and 4's experienced an action packed adventurous residential at Nell Bank, Ilkley. Our coach departed from school at 9:15am prompt with a group of 28 excited children ready to experience what our visit had to offer. We arrived at Nell Bank just before ... Read more

Thank you for coming to our first 'Stay and Learn' session! The children were so excited and proud to share their phonics games with you. Read more

The children in nursery have been looking at the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' for National Storytelling Week! We read the story lots of times and we learned about who the characters are, what the settings are and we also practised retelling the story using the sounds. The ... Read more

Class 5 have spent the afternoon finding out about how far each planet in the Solar system is from the sun. Distances ranged from 36 million miles to 2,794 million miles away! Deciding this was a bit too far to walk, we scaled down the distances to fit within our ... Read more

Amazing writing by amazing writers: Casper, Henry, Josh and Alisha. Read more

Class 5 have enjoyed an afternoon in our garden without a drop of rain in sight! Having learnt about rationing and the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign, launched by the government during WW2, Class 5 donned their wellies and enjoyed an afternoon outside. We had a go at planting some seasonal ... Read more

Here are some of our Year 5's taking part in this years bikeability training. Read more

Here are some of our Year 5's taking part in this years bikeability training. Read more

Amazing writing by Jack, Molly and Freya! Read more

As part of our science unit we are investigating and comparing animals. There was great excitment in the classroom as we kick started our topic by disecting a Seabass and White Bait fish. We found our that fish have a spine, lots of teeth, gills and fins. Read more

EYFS and KS1 have had a fantastic day working in our outside areas. After reading the story of The Gruffalo, we built a house for him to live in and used cm and m to measure exactly how tall he was. We even found some myerterious bones on the field! Read more

KS2 had a fantastic day on Friday 3rd November where they spent the day learning outside of the classroom. One of the activities was to create artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. They had to think about which natural materials to use and how to use lines and shapes. ... Read more

This week's amazing writers... Eddie and Tom in class 4! Read more

We have had a fantastic day at Skipton Castle! In the morning we explored the castle with our guide, where we saw the Long Drop toilet, kitchens and dungeons! After eating our dinner we went to explore further and draw sketches of our favourite part of the castle. Read more

Inspired by our visit to Skipton Castle, we have been making our own natural toilet roll using moss and wool! We have also been building models of medieval castles and writing sentences to describe them. Some children searched for images of 'Long drop toilets' before copying and pasting them into ... Read more

On Monday, Class 4 decided to put together a special celebration assembly to showcase all of the wonderful work they have been doing over the Autumn Term. This term, we have been studying World War II in our Topic lessons and we were able to share some of our learning ... Read more

On Thursday, children in Classes 4 and 5 arrived at school with a mixture of nerves and excitement running around their tummies. Over the Autumn term we have been studying the events of World War II and the effects these had on the children of Britain. We started the day ... Read more

It was another successful year for the Bentham Pudsey Bake Off and fundraiser as we raised over £200 for Children in Need. Children brought their bakes along to the hall for judging on the Monday mornings before all the delicious goodies were sold at play times and after school. The ... Read more

Amazing creative writing by Tom and Ellie! Read more

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