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This week in Year 3




This week in Year 4


Don’t forget, if your child does anything ‘Wow!’ over the Easter holidays, please do let us know and we can add it to our ‘WOW’ Wall. They can also bring it in and add it to their Beechwood Park Achievement Award book which we will be continuing with next term. 



Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 4 Team

This Week in Year 5


From the Middle Department Library

Awesomely Austin by Jane Austin (Retold: various authors)


Middle Department Art

ATOM Learning

Following on from the success of the Senior Schools Information Evening Zooms, lots of parents have asked me how they can start preparing children for entrance exams early. We provide pupils with a Planet Bofa account from Year 5 and we start to use ATOM Prime in School too.

If you are keen for your child to start some fun, online activities to help them with their English, Maths and reasoning skills,  I would recommend that you subscribe to ATOM Nucleus. Here is a message from ATOM :

Parents can opt to trial Atom Nucleus, the at-home platform, with their children in the same way that they might buy a revision guide.

Atom has kindly provided Beechwood Park with a discount code for Atom Nucleus. If you decide to begin a free trial…enter BEECHWOODPARK20 when you sign up and you’ll receive 20% off your first payment. 

Atom Nucleus will allow your child to access:

  • Personalised learning journeys across English, maths, science, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning. The learning journeys include tens of thousands of individually designed questions, as well as videos, helpsheets and explanations to accompany every question.
  • Unlimited mock tests: use Atom’s mocks to support familiarisation. Atom’s tests are designed to mirror key senior school entry assessments including the ISEB Common Pre-Tests, CEM and GL 11+ exams.
  • Custom practices: use Atom’s data to identify areas for improvement and set custom practices in those areas.
  • Live and on-demand lessons: lessons are hosted by experienced teachers in tricky topics across many exam types. 

Please also see the timetable for Atom’s Easter break live lessons, which are free for all students regardless of whether you decide to purchase Nucleus! 

If you have any questions on how to get the most out of Atom Nucleus, email and ask to be invited to one of their regular Parent Webinars. 

Head’s Commendations

Well done to the recipients of this week’s Head’s Commendations from Mr Balfour:

Nurture Engage Inspire
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