Friday, 28 June 2019

LKS2 Evacuation

Think back to 1939, England had just declared war on Germany. Many people from major towns and cities had to be evacuated to Cholsey for safety...

On Thursday, the children in LKS2 had first hand experience of what it would be like to be evacuated. The children came to school dressed as evacuees and got evacuated to Wallingford by the steam train. Once at Wallingford, the children were integrated into their new school (St Johns Primary) and spent time getting to know some of the pupils there. When we had word that the war was over, we returned to Cholsey by steam train and celebrated with our very own VE Day street party.

This was a lovely way to complete our topic of World War II. We are very grateful to all the adults, who helped us out on the day ensuring that this experience could take place. A big 'Thank You' to the members of the Cholsey/Wallingford Railway for helping us to create such an authentic experience for the children. A very big 'Thank You' also to Beth Woods for her amazing photography skills on the day. We will shortly be creating a Memory Display board in the library space for parents to view the photographs. 

Thursday, 27 June 2019

KS1 Bloggers

Some of our Key Stage 1 children have been busy writing a blog to try and persuade more people to put litter in the bins. This is what they wrote:

Please can you put your litter in the bin because George, Noah and Beth we are having to pick up all your rubbish   so
Please   can      you      stop   dropping   your     rubbish.
And       animals     are     dying   from     litter 
in     the     sea.    And   it    is     bad    
for   the    environment.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Visitors from Hong Kong

The Year 5/6s were delighted to host visitors from Hong Kong this week and last. The children enjoyed learning all about how their lives are similar and different. They completed team building exercises and enjoyed play times together.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Lovely writing from EYFS

Today I was visited by Hope and Daisy from Foundation Stage, who came to show me their fantastic writing about Jack and the Beanstalk.

I was really impressed by their writing and the care they had taken over it. They both received a special sticker from Emmet telling them how brilliant they are!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Choir at Dorchester Abbey

Some of the members of our school choir had an amazing opportunity on Saturday evening: singing with the Benson Choral Society at Dorchester Abbey.

The singing was accompanied by the Elgar Orchestra and all of the children sang beautifully along with members of the Wallingford Junior Church Choir.

A big thank you to Mrs Parr for organising and rehearsing this wonderful event.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Cholsey's Got Talent

After weeks of preparation and auditions, today the final of Cholsey's Got Talent finally took place. The 3 finalists were superb and voting was close, but the winner was a contemporary dance group called Cammy, who wowed the school with their insightful routine.

Science and the Solar Systen

This week King Cobras explored how the Solar System is organised - with a little help from Professor Brian Cox and "The Planets"! The children learned about how the Earth's gravity (and the sun) keep our moon in orbit. It's truly amazing what you can demonstrate with a piece of string and a cork. You'll need to look closely at the photos as the moon was orbiting quite quickly!

Band News

Our Brass and Wind bands entertained members of the Oasis group at the Baptist Church in Wallingford this week. They gave a toe tapping performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.


A letter from the Her Majesty the Queen

One of the children in Year 3/4 received an exciting letter in the post today... a letter from the Queen! She wrote a letter to the Queen last month asking her lots of questions about what it is like to be a Queen and to live in Buckingham Palace. Needless to say, she and her class were thrilled to receive her reply!

Thursday, 13 June 2019

WW2 Artifacts

Today, the children in Y3/4 had the chance to learn more about some of the equipment used during 'The Blitz' during WW2. The children learnt all about Air Raid Precaution and even got to dress up in some of the uniforms! It was very exciting!

Thank you to Gary and Glenn for coming in to talk to the children about this very exciting topic.