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School events in pictures

Some highlights of the year so far! 🤩

(please see class pages for more activities)

100% Attendance!

We recently celebrated all the children who have 100% attendance so far since September. Our chosen attendance superstar was Ben from Year 6 who won a family session of bowling at Hollywood Bowl. We hope you enjoy, Ben!

Science Fair

A huge congratulations to everyone who contributed to making our annual Science Fair another resounding success. From replica internal organs, to chemical reactions in volcanoes, not to mention how much bacteria was found on a kitchen worktop, everyone came away with a new piece of scientific knowledge. 

 

World Book Day

Another fantastic day with superb costumes and above all - everyone celebrating our love of reading! We shared books with each other and enjoyed virtual author workshops too. Thank you to everyone for supporting our Scholastic Book Fayre too. Well done everyone!

Our School Choir makes history!

Our wonderful school choir made history, performing with the Armonico Consort (a critically acclaimed choir) and singing Francesco Scarlatti’s rarely performed masterpieces which were hidden in the Bodleian Library for hundreds of years. Not only did the children perform brilliantly, but in Latin too, and gave a quick interview to BBC Radio Somerset whilst waiting to sing. The children and staff are receiving weekly tutorials from an experienced choir lead and we are hoping this may lead to an opportunity to sing at the Royal Albert Hall in July.

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Remembrance

We have been marking Remembrance Day in many different ways in school and the children have shown incredible understanding and respect. All classes have marked this significant event in their own ways with poems, artwork and prayers. Our "Invincibles" (Military children) and Year 6 pupils laid wreathes at Yeovilton and St James' respectively, and pupils have transformed our welcoming garden and entrance with poppy artwork and the names of local people who gave their lives in WWI and WWII. We came together all a whole school for our Remembrance Service on Friday. 

 

 

Ellise Hayward, Motivational Speaker for Disability Awareness

We were incredibly honoured to invite past pupil, Ellise Hayward, into school to talk to us all. Ellise, who has celebal palsy, spoke about the challenges she has faced in life. She showed that with a positive outlook and much determination, it is possible to overcome obstacles and live life to the full. We felt truly inspired and it was wonderful to see sunny Ellise back in school.

Fridge Magnet Poetry Challenge

Our Year 1-5 classes were left some mysterious letters on National Poetry Day last week that contained a special task from ‘Detective P.I Poem’. They were challenged to create a poem from the word cards in the envelope, and each year group had a different set to use. Year 1’s cards were from the well-loved story of ‘The Gruffalo’, Year 2 had snippets of their class book, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’, Year 3’s theme was Stonehenge and Y4&5’s poems were based on nature. The results were absolutely fantastic, and Detective P.I. Poem himself was extremely impressed! 

KS2 Author Visit

Best-selling children’s author Annelise Gray payed our KS2 children a visit to talk about her fantastic Circus Maximus series, a book trilogy set in Ancient Rome. They heard snippets of her writing that left them hooked, and also learned about the fascinating history of chariot racing, Pompeii and Roman life. 

 

Year 1 Mask Making

What lovely masks Year 1 made with Darryl Wakelam again as part of Family Learning! The theme was British Wildlife and we were astounded by the finished products!

Outdoor Learning

Our Years 1 and 2 have loved their outdoor learning sessions this term: making dens, exploring habitats, whittling and tie dying to name just some of the wonderful experiences they have enjoyed. 

Year 5 Trip to Ashford Water Works

As part of their Geography topic on rivers, Year 5 loved their trip to Ashford, finding out how our water is cleaned, what the role of the reservoir is and how the flow of a river can change even within a few minutes.

Harvest Festival

Thank you everyone who donated to our Harvest Festival. Reverend David Keen led us in Harvest Prayers and Songs, and told us about the greedy farmer who would not share. Our donations will be gratefully received by The Lord's Larder. 

Bikeability

Year 6 pupils successfully passed their Bikeability Levels 1 and 2, showing they are safe and competent on the roads. 

 

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