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Winners of the Governors Writing Competition



Father’s Day Lunch – June 2017



Bling Your Bike – June 2017 



Wonderful Walkers Breakfast – June 2017



Aylesford Trip – May 2017



Wonderful Walkers Breakfast – May 2017



MET Police Workshop – April 2017



Year 2 Kew Gardens trip – April 2017



Easter Bonnet Parade – April 2017



Tesco Visit – April 2017



Book Week – March 2017


Foreign Languauge Reading Afternoon – March 2017



Mother’s Day Lunch – March 2017



Cross Phase Afternoon – March 2017



  Lambeth Music Festival – March 2017



Wonderful Walkers Breakfast – March 2017



Ash Wednesday – March 2017



 Wonderful Walkers Breakfast – February 2017



Drama Workshop – February 2017 



Year 1 visit to the London Transport Museum – February 2017



Eco Day – Februaury 2017



Cross Phase Afternoon – January 2017



 Tesco Healthy Food Workshop – January 2017 



Reception Classes visit Tesco – January 2017



IPC Week 23rd-29th January 2017



Federation Cultural Evening – January 2017



Young Voices – January 2017



Year 2 Streatham Trip – January 2017



 Santa Visit – December 2016



Reception Christmas Market – December 2016




Nursery Tea Party – December 2016




Reception Tea Party – December 2016




Nativity Performances – December 2016



Wonderful Walkers Breakfast – November 16



Story Night 2016




Children In Need – October 2016




TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2016 – Please click on the link below:




Maths Week October 2016

During Maths Week we looked at 2D and 3D shapes. We learned the names and the properties of the shapes. We found out about the history of Tangrams and made our own. We looked at art work by Wassily Kandinsky, who was a  Russian painter. He used shapes in his artwork. In the hall we played games made by The Happy Puzzle Company to help us think and work in teams.

During assembly we had a mental maths quiz where we challenged the teachers, of course we won!  Finally we watched a fantastic performance by  the Quantum  Theatre about ‘Shape, Space and Desperate Measures’ which everyone really enjoyed.  

Maths is FUN!!



 IPC Week July 2016

Last week was International Primary Curriculum (IPC) week at St Bede’s. We had a fun filled week of creativity and learning!

Monday was Science Day where the children took part in experiments in their classes.

Tuesday was History Day where all the classes went back in time!

Wednesday was Geography Day and we had great fun exploring different countries from around the world.

Art and Design Day was held on Thursday and the children used their creative minds to design art pieces.

Finally, on   Friday we had a BIG celebration for International Day! The children took part in many different cultural activities and finished the day with a school  celebration. We are so lucky to have families from all across the world! 

A big thank you to Mrs Desai & Ms Luftner for all of their hard work to ensure we had an amazing week!



Summer Fayre 2016

What a wonderful evening we had on Friday 24th June at the Summer Fayre. It was great to see so many families from both St Bede’s and St Bernadette turn up to enjoy the event.  Thank you to all the parents and carers who came and supported the Fayre by attending, It was a great success. Together we raised £2913.93 for our schools. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to the incredible parents and staff from both schools who took time out to help set up the fair, to work on stalls and to man the BBQ. To the amazing Rodrigo, Matthew’s Dad from St Bernadette who sourced the food and ran the BBQ. Without their help the Fayre definitely would not have been the success it was. This year’s volunteers who helped so tirelessly will be receiving VIP invites to sit in reserved front row seats for our Christmas Plays.

A huge thank you to everyone!



Nandos Lunch

Lunchtime monitors were thanked  with a trip to Nandos Balham! They have worked really hard and lived the core values of the school throughout the year. A big thank you to the manager of Balham Nandos, Felippe for his £100 lunch donation.



Donation of Reading Books

The children and staff of St. Bede’s School would like to say a massive Thank You to Tony McVeigh; Managing Director of Jacksons Estate Agents Balham, for the very generous donation of £1000 worth of reading books for the children.

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Book Week 2016

At St Bede’s we took part in lots of exciting activities during this year’s book week.

We had a shared story time where parents/carers and governors read with children. Some children listened to Peppa Pig being read in Polish.

Year 1 and 2 children visited Balham Children’s Library, where they learnt about the library, its services and listened to stories. Reception children visited La Retrait Library, where they looked around the library, listened to stories and drew pictures of their favourite book characters. We are hoping to plan more visits to both these libraries in the future.

We also designed book tokens for the ‘National Book Token’ competition.

Friday 4th March 2016 was ‘Book Character Day’. This year, each year group had a different theme and children could choose characters from this theme to dress up as. Even the teachers had a theme and they dressed up as Mr Men and Little Miss Characters!! We had a whole school parade with prizes going to the three best dressed in each class. 


International Cultural Food Evening 2016

We are so proud of our multicultural community across the Federation and we held an annual event to celebrate this.Year 2 & Year 5 worked together on a range of projects throughout the year and this was the most exciting one yet! The children were busy practising some fabulous songs and they shared them beautifully on the evening. Here are some pictures from a very successful evening!

Young Voices 2016

The buzz of of excited voices and the tempting smell of Nandos filled the air of the O2 Arena as 40 pupils from St. Bede’s and St. Bernadette enjoyed their dinner after the rehearsal.

This year, on the 29th January, the Young Voices choir hosted 7548 children, all performing at the same time to capacity audiences of friends and family. Young Voices combined the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance. With a full live band, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence, it made for one of the most exciting and memorable musical experiences you can imagine.

On entering the arena the excitement was deafening (literally) as over 7,500 pupils rehearsed the songs they had been learning in readiness for the evening concert. Dance moves were honed and the obligatory key ring lights were waved in time, as pupils enjoyed numbers including a medley of Madness songs, A World in Union lead by Rugby Unions’ sweetheart Laura Wright and many others. The Beatbox Collective, recently crowned the 2015 World Beatbox Champions, were one of the most inspirational performers for our pupils. With all the tickets sold out weeks before the concert, the arena filled to its limits only added to the highly energised atmosphere. The pupils were unanimous in their praise of the most excellent day out!!!

The Climate Change Challenge

All our pupils have recently become a “Superhero” to save Planet Earth from global warming.

After meeting “Supa Dupa” ,they learned that Planet Earth is in danger from global warming and we need some brave children to train up as Superheroes to help save it.

Through role-play, they went on an interactive mission to help solve the crisis, learn about ‘Reduce, Re-use and Recycle,’ and understand the important role we all play in saving the Earth’s resources.

It was fast paced, high energy and huge fun, and involved lots of movement, music and drama, but at the same time really taught children about our GOD’S WORLD and how we can all do our bit to help, even as children.

Lambeth Achievement Awards

We are so proud of our wonderful children and all of their achievements! Five Year 2 children received special Achievement Awards at the Royal Festival Hall recently. What a special occasion!

Well done Luke, Chelsea, Leticia, Suzia and Maja!

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Peter Pan – Year 2

The FoSB kindly paid for everyone in Year 2 to go to Wimbledon Theatre to see Peter Pan this Christmas! We had a fabulous time!

Year 2 Peter Pan Trip December 2015

 After School Clubs

Some of our clubs held performances on the last week of term! The audiences of parents and staff were amazed at all they had learned in just 10 weeks!


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Street Dance

Street Dance



Remembrance Day 11.11.15

On the 11th November, St. Bede’s school observed a 2-minute silence at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars just as King George V asked the public for “the thoughts of everyone to be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead” after the World War I ended in 1919.

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We also said a prayer (see below) before a moment of reflection.

We remember those who stood for love and truth,
And thank you for the sacrifice they made for me and you.
Thank you that we can now enjoy peace and learn to love not fight,
Thank you that we can now sing and play, and not be scared or hide.

We pray for other countries where children live in fear,
And there is war and fighting and many are in tears.
Please help to make things better, and bring some peace to them.
Protect all those who try and help to make friends again.


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Ace of Clubs

Is a day centre for homeless and vulnerable people located near to Clapham Common. The centre is open to clients from 12-3pm Monday to Friday. It is an open access service, where lunch is served daily for a minimal charge (£1), and advice on welfare, housing and benefits is available.
They also have access to immigration and housing solicitors, links with local services, outreach teams, drug and alcohol workers, and physical and mental health nurses visit the centre each week.
They provide showers, a clothes store and laundry facilities, and encourage the self-improvement of each of their clients through our Computer Basics, and Food Hygiene courses at the centre, as well as job search drop in sessions.
This year at St Bede’s We held a whole school assembly to explain the charity’s work to the children.
Children were asked to bring in donations of food, toiletries and household goods. We had a huge response to our request! Well done to everyone involved.

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St. Bede’s Got Talent

Participating in a school talent show is a great way to show off a particular talent in front of friends and the school audience. EVERYONE is good at something, so we teach the children not to be afraid to try out! Singing, dancing or showing a choreographed patterns of karate movements in a talent show is a great way to put your skills to use. After a long journey through auditions and semi-finals, 6 acts from KS1 were selected for the finals that took place on the 9th July. All the children loved watching and encouraging each other to perform in front of the whole school. A massive well done to all the 11 children who showed tremendous courage to perform. A fantastic way to finish the Summer term.The performances were absolutely brilliant and it was extremely difficult for the Co-Head Teachers to choose the winner. After a long debate, the winner of St. Bede’s Got Talent 2015 was Nicholas from Pink class. Congratulations!!!




Sports Day 2015

Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who were able to attend the Sports Morning. 
YELLOW TEAM WON! They received an extra play on Monday afternoon as a treat! Sports Day Awards were given out for outstanding sportsmanship. Congratulations to all who took part in a very successful sports day and especially to those who received an award. Well done also to the parents who took  part as well!



Mission Visit – July 2015

We would like to say a big thank you to the  wonderful missionaries who have been visiting the parish this week. They have spent time in our classrooms and   playgrounds, teaching the children songs and games and spreading the good news of Jesus.



Year 2 – Joss Bay Trip – July 2015

The Year 2 children went to Joss Bay near Broadstairs. This was an opportunity for the children to explore areas which are different and some distance away from our local area as well as investigate sea life. The trip was a great success and was enjoyed immensely by children and teachers alike!


Lambeth Music Festival 2015

30 children from our school took part in the Infant Singing Concert, which was the opening event of Lambeth Music Festival on the 23rd of March. Before the concert, they had a chance to speak to a tutor from Tippett Music Centre and have a go at playing different untuned percussion instruments. The children had been working very hard preparing for the performance! We were all excited for them to see what they had been working on came to life on stage. The children were amazing and sounded wonderful! They absolutely loved it!!!


Innovation Sports Clapham Common Race

A group of our Year 2 children have been part of a pilot project this term and took part in a 2km running event on Sunday (22nd March) at 9.30am on Clapham Common. The project was a great success and enjoyed by both the children and supporters alike.



Knitted BIBLE 2015

The children from our school were very lucky as they visited again the Knitted Bible at St Andrew’s Church in Balham. They enjoyed looking at 40 scenes and 400 characters from the Old and New Testament.
Each story from the bible was brought to life in the form of knitted figures in an amazing detail. Children were able to explore the stories that they had learned at school by playing with the figures and read a brief description of those that they were not fully familiar with. It was a brilliant experience enriching our RE. They absolutely loved it!!!


World Book Day 2015

This year we held a Book Week where children took part in story related activities in class. Children were invited to take part in a reading competition, with prizes for the winners given out during a special assembly on the Friday. Our World Book Day celebrations took place on Wednesday 4th March 2015, and All children were asked to come into school dressed as their favourite book character. There was a whole school parade with prizes going to the best dressed. All childrenreceived a £1 World Book Day Voucher. It was a very successful and enjoyable week!




International Food Evening

We are so proud of our multicultural community across the Federation and we held an annual event to celebrate this.Year 2 & Year 5 worked together on a range of projects throughout the year and this was the most exciting one yet! The children were busy practising some fabulous songs and they shared them beautifully on the evening. Here are some pictures from a very successful evening!



February 2015 – Unity

In February, Nursery and Yr2 children from St. Bede’s had a workshop with Yr5 and Yr6 children from St. Bernadette’s. The theme was UNITY. As the two schools are in a soft federation, we constantly seek to strengthen the bonds between the children. This time, they had to make a self-portrait of themselves by decorating a ‘person template’ using wool for hair, googly eyes, coloured paper and glitter. Later, a paper chain was made out of those lovely people to show unity between the two schools which was offered at the Federation mass by Yr6 and Nursery pupils the following week. During the mass, all year groups were actively involved by being invited to take part in either reading or in the offertory procession. At the end of the mass, children from Yr2 and Yr5 sang an inspirational song together promoting one of our core values: being resilient. As parents and parishioners were all invited, it was an amazing spiritual experience making our local community stronger.




This year’s theme of the 12th annual Lambeth Music Festival is ALL ABOUT BRITAIN. Children from all participating Lambeth schools were invited to take part in creating a song about a British invention and write a poem of 8 lines.
We are proud to announce, that a poem written by our pupil has been chosen to be one of the three “Inventions Song” verses. The remaining 2 verses were created by Junior school children. Well done to us INFANTS!!!
Have a look at some amazing poems our Y2 children have written!!!

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