Although we are not able to combine Year 5 and Year 6 pupils into TED groups, the TED programme still remains vibrant at BCS this term, and children in Year 5 and Year 6 have all been allocated a TED activity of their choice.

After the excitement of the weekly online Headmaster’s Assembly and House Assemblies, TED (Thinking, Exploring, Doing) is a great way for the children to end their busy week.

In Year 5, while Mrs Newman is helping the children with their savasana in yoga, Mr Hill is in the ICT Room inspiring the children in MediaMania.  Miss Green’s K’nex and Lego option has been very popular, and Miss Levett has been an outstanding assistant to Mr Allmark in the School Garden.  Mr Hulbert and Miss Fiellateau give the children a chance to improve their skills in sport, while Mr Matthews and Miss Waller bring out the competitive side of the children in a different way, through Chess and popular Board Games.  While all of this is taking place, Mr Hegenbarth is allowing the creative side of some to flourish.

In Year 6, Mrs Simmons, who continues to develop our Science and STEM curriculum, has established a popular new Space Explorers group.  The Creative Arts options have been well received as well – Miss Nazir’s Embroidery group continue to work diligently on their intricate pieces, while Miss Stanford set the Craft group the challenge of making Dream Catchers in the early weeks of term.  The School is fortunate to welcome Miss Moore as Art Technician, and with her degree in Fine Art she is certainly well qualified to lead our Art Club.  To the Performing Arts, Mr Nicklin and Mrs Creaton develop skills of expression and persuasion in Drama and Debating Clubs.  Puzzle Club has given the children a reminder of more traditional games and activities that have survived the test of time, and then we come to Forest School … Mr Ish and Mrs Walker continue to make this a firm favourite in TED and with the creation of HC2 (Hexagonal Classroom 2) not even the weather can spoil the fun!

Mr Newman