Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Concert for our visitors

Cholsey School children, both past and present, entertained, and were entertained by, the lovely ladies from Kodumela last evening.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Maths challenges

Lisa Mills was in school again today working with children from year 6 and year 3. Lisa is a specialist maths teacher who supports us two afternoons per week. Today the year 6's were using Cuisenaire Rods to calculate decimals and fractions. They also did some work on algebra. They certainly looked like they were enjoying the challenge!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Our Visitors from South Africa

This week Ledile, Rosina and Elizabeth have been visiting Cholsey.  In school they have been finding out more about how we teach phonics and reading in Key Stage 1.  



Cholsey children supporting Choko and Mr Barlow on Saturday afternoon and having a great time

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Wind in the Willows

The children in Years 3 and 4 enjoyed looking for Badger's house and canoeing past Toad Hall this week.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Year 6 at Wallingford School

Year 6 enjoyed an exciting morning of sports activities at Wallingford School. The children had the opportunity to experience dance, trampolining, climbing and circuits. Thanks to the staff and pupils at Wallingford school for putting on this great event.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sports news !

Swimming Gala
Jack in year 4 took part in his first swimming gala this weekend for Didcot Barramundi. The gala took place in Aylesbury and ran over the whole weekend. Jack performed brilliantly and came away with two bronze medals (50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke) and a silver medal (100m freestyle). Fantastic work Jack! 

Rugby World Cup preparation at Cholsey!
The children in Years 3 and 4 have been captured by the 2015 Rugby World Cup. During PE lessons they have discussed what qualities the players need to demonstrate to be successful (teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship). 

On Monday the Year 4 children took a brief look at the NZ Hakka and had a go at performing their very own version!

Here they are looking very fierce 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Year 5 Bridge Builders!

This week year 5's have been building bridges.

We have made lots of different types of bridge  such as truss bridges, suspension bridges and our own designs.
They have each been tested for strength and design.
We all learnt a lot about destruction and how builders make bridges.
It has been great fun!

By Rosie Powell

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Yenworthy Day 4

Another great day with two groups climbing, coasteering and rockpooling on the beach and the third group kayaking on the lake.
We were particularly impressed by the sand art!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Yenworthy Day 3

Three groups today doing surfing, kayaking or the cliff adventure. Cliff adventure included climbing, rock pooling and toasting marshmallows on a beach fire.
Everyone doing brilliantly - challenging themselves, supporting one another and working as a team.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Monday, 14 September 2015

Yenworthy Day 1

It is wet and windy but nothing has stopped our brave Year 6s from having a go at all the activities.  Ropes and tyres in the afternoon and invigorating rain and wild winds on our evening walk on Exmoor. 

Friday, 4 September 2015

Archery and Tri-Golf

The Key Stage 2 children came back to some exciting PE sessions this week with two classes being out on the field by 9:05 on the very first day of term!

Ignite Sports will be running these two clubs this term - further details are on the school newsletter.

Welcome Back!

It was lovely to see all the children coming in this morning with such enthusiasm.  We have had a lovely morning and the new ones have settled in well.
Here is the first batch of Foundation children enjoying their lunch in the studio.