Friday, 26 May 2023

Healthy Active Lifestyles week (HAL)

We have had an amazing Healthy Active Lifestyle Week. The children have been able to try a whole range of different sporting activities and have also learnt about how to look after their mental and physical health. 

There have been some amazing posters and fact files produced and hopefully, some new good habits for life have been formed.

Thank you to our amazing staff, in particular, Miss Addison and Mrs Potter for organising and running the events.

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Inclusion through football - Skylarks

Last Friday after a week of SATs (and before the storm.... thankfully!)

Year 2 Skylarks had a game of footballs BUT with the following rules to support inexperienced players.
  1. teams can only shoot when all their team have had a touch/pass of the ball
  2. only inexperienced players can take a 'shot at goal'
  3. both teams had to have experienced goalkeepers at first, then inexperienced goalkeepers having a go.
They worked so hard, and we were outside for an hour! We are so proud of them. 

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Coronation Fly By from RAF Benson

We have had some of the photos from last week's Coronation FlyBy back from RAF Benson. There were about 300 children plus staff on the playground, but from afar, we look like a very small group! The pictures from all the schools are being sent as part of a presentation book to the King.

Friday, 28 April 2023


 Last December, a small group of artists from KS2 began working with Mrs Hellawell on a project to submit to a global art competition run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.  This is an international competition and the theme this year was Biodiversity: the web of life.

We used recycled materials, taught ourselves how to French knit (!) and made this stunning display.
We are very proud of it. 
This year 4886 children entered 1800 projects, from over 50 different nations, in either individual or group age categories.
Our artists entered the 8-11 year old group category and submitted our entry on the final closing day in early February. We then had a long wait until the final today to find out how well we had done! 
We all gathered for lunch together in Mrs Hellawell’s classroom (including ice lollies for pudding!) and waited to hear the results. We were astounded when our entry came up on the screen as one of the finalists for our category! Unfortunately, we didn’t win a prize but we were very pleased and proud that we had been selected in the final 10 out of so many other entries and so we celebrated my having an art afternoon together for the last time. 
Our finalist’s entry can be seen on display in the library, and we hope that when you next visit you will pop by to see it! 
Mrs Hellawell and the Global Artist Finalists 

Thursday, 30 March 2023

Eggrstraordinary eggfort

Well done to everyone who took part in the Eggs-Travaganza competition. Lots of Dojo points have been awarded and the winners will be announced later this week. A big thank you to Mr Brabin for organising this.


Monday, 20 March 2023

Science Week 2023

There was a fantastic array of science activities across the school last week as we celebrated Science Week. Thank you to all the parents who came to provide such amazing workshops and Mrs Avery for organising everything.

Here are a few photos from across the school: