Monday, 30 April 2018


Six year 6 pupils took on the Swimathon challenge over the weekend to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie. Between the 6 of them, they swam 1,170 lengths (29.25 km), and have so far raised £1,644 between them. 
If anyone would like to sponsor them, Jack P, Jack W and Charlie have a Just Giving page set up under the name Helen Powis, and Alyssa, Annie and Tilda are under the name Beth Reeves. Their families are so proud of them – it took a lot of energy and determination to swim continuously for over two and a half hours. Well done!

Friday, 27 April 2018

More Electricity Fun.

Today, our year 5/6 budding electricians were investigating how to vary the brightness of a bulb, the speed of a motor and the volume of a buzzer. There were many varied and some unusual ways of achieving this. Have a look!

Year 2 meet Julia Donaldson

Year 2 had an amazing experience this week, when they took part in a music festival with children from other schools, which featured songs by Julia Donaldson, based on her popular books, and the author herself along with her husband, Malcolm.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

South Oxfordshire Rugby

Having performed so well in the local round, the Y5/6 Rugby Team were  invited to take part in the South Oxon Rugby Tournament. Despite the tough competition, the team came 1st in their pool and progressed through to the semi-finals where they narrowly missed out on progressing through to the finals. Overall the team finished 4th, which is a huge achievement as schools from all over the south of Oxfordshire took part.

I am so proud of this fantastic team and their hard work, determination, sportsmanship and most importantly teamwork. They always thought about what was the best for the team and supported each other when the games got tough- Growth Mindset! I was particularly impressed with Henry for giving up one of his tries by encouraging another member of the team to run forwards so they could get their first ever try!

Well done to Jack and Noah for being fantastic captains and supporting their team throughout all of their tournaments.

Miss Addison

Monday, 23 April 2018

Electric fun

In 5/6 this term, we are studying electricity. We had an energy ball, which when we all held hands to form a complete circuit, the ball lit up and buzzed. Ours was a slightly smaller version of that attempted on the One Show on Wednesday ( about 51mins in on I-player - Thanks Miss Lyford for that!)

The children then built circuits to find out which of our doughs conducted electricity. Hope you enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Have you got a Growth Mindset?

At the start of our new term we held an assembly with the children on Growth Mindset. They were shown a video of Ruby - a baby on a quest! Ruby reminded us that we should never give up trying.
Here is a link to the video to watch at home:

We are keen that our whole school community develops a growth mindset. Here is a good summary of how to look at this and language that you might want to use at home too:

Growth Mindset Phrases to use

Image result for key words for growth mindset

Foundation meet the police.

Foundation stage were delighted to be able to talk to Haidee's mum who visited in her role as a police officer. They were able to try on uniform and even had their fingerprints taken!
I wonder if we might have a future police officer amongst them :)

Monday, 2 April 2018

Tadpole Update

Mrs Crickmore has taken some of the frogspawn from Penguin Class home to keep an eye on it over the holidays.

Here is a picture to show the progress so far. Spot the tadpoles.