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2012 - 13 HEADLINES

 

SOPHIA STEPPING STONES SPONSORED WALK

 

18TH JULY 2013

On Thursday 18th July, the whole school took part in a sponsored walk to raise money to help Sophia go to America to have an operation. Collectively we walked 287 1/4 miles which is as far as Hadrian's Wall. We all had a great time and the morning ended with Tammy cooking an amazing American themed lunch. So far we have raised over 1300 and the sponsorship money is still coming in. Thank you to everyone for the amazing support. See more photos here. Read Sophia's story here.
 

CLASSES 3 AND 4 SUMMER CONCERT

 

16TH JULY 2013

On Tuesday 16th July classes 3 and 4 performed their summer concert. Class 3 performed the work they had been doing in music over the term and this was then followed by a performance of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. See more photos here.

CLASSES 1 AND 2 SUMMER CONCERT

 

15TH JULY 2013

On 15th July Classes 1 and 2 performed their summer concert of H2O. This was filled with singing, percussion and dance. See more photos here.

IS IT A KIND OF MAGIC?

 

 

This term our whole school wondering is 'Is it a kind of magic?' Across the school we have been exploring the wonder of science through practical investigations and experiments. At the start of our topic, 'The Magic of Science' roadshow visited the school and then on 2nd May all of the children took part in workshops with Science Oxford. It has been very exciting! Some of our children have taken part in a science competition organised by Mrs Cox and our school winners are hoping to progress to the regional heats. See more photos here.

 

WINNIE THE WITCH VISITS SCHOOL

 

2ND MAY 2013

As part of our 'Is it a kind of magic?' wondering, Reception and Year 1 were visited by Winnie the Witch on Thursday 2nd May. Winnie read the children and parents one of the Winnie the Witch stories and then told them all about her adventures. The children enjoyed the storytelling and mask making. We think the parents enjoyed it more though! See more photos here.
 

OFSTED JUDGES OUR SCHOOL AS OUTSTANDING

   

Following our inspection at the end of February, OFSTED have judged our school to be outstanding in all areas. The lead inspector, Sharona Semlali, found our school to be outstanding in the four key judgements and for our overall effectiveness; confirming our self-evaluation that children in all year groups make outstanding progress because of the outstanding teaching and highest levels of support that they receive.

Read the the full report here. Read our press release here.

A PIRATE ADVENTURE

8TH FEBRUARY 2013

Class 2 ended the term and their topic with a pirate day. All of the children and staff came to school dressed as pirates to celebrate the end of a fantastic topic. During the day the children played pirate games, walked the plank and had a real pirate feast. The children have learnt so much through this topic, did you know that pirates did not make people walk the plank... they just threw them overboard! See more photos here.

A VIKING INVASION

8TH FEBRUARY 2013

To celebrate the end of a fantastic topic, Class 3 held their own viking invasion on Friday. They were joined by a 'real' viking Anneke who taught them how to wattle and daub. The children cooked viking bread, made felt and used clay to make oil lamps. They had a great day! See more photos here.

SCHOOL CONCERTS

   

This year we have celebrated Christmas with two fantastic performances. Our younger children performed 'Born in a Barn' an alternative to the traditional nativity story. Our older children entered into the true panto spirit with their performance of 'The Daring Dick Whittington'. Both plays were brilliant and enjoyed by all. See more pictures of Born in a Barn here and Dick Whittington here

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2012

 

 

During the week of 19th November, the school supported the National Anti-bullying Week, 'We're better without bullying'. Over the week the whole school worked on deepening our understanding of what bullying is and how it is different to incidents when we fall out with our friends or when something happens which is an accident.

The Health Team took the lead on two whole school assemblies and ran a badge design competition. The judging was very difficult but our winners were Poppy (younger) and Aurea (older). The designs will be made into button badges for every child in the school.

View our new leaflet for children here.

View our new leaflet for parents here.

SCHOOL COUNCIL SUPPORTS CHARITY

 

DECEMBER 2012

Following on from an assembly, the children in the School Council have been working on their own merits to support the Medical Detection Dogs Charity. They decided to run a stall at the Christmas Bazaar and raised 86.00 for the charity. They were thrilled to be joined by Magic, one of the training dogs. We are very proud of the initiative and thought this group of children have shown. Well done!

DOES EVERY PICTURE TELL A STORY?

 

AUTUMN 2012

This term our whole school wondering is: Does every picture tell a story?

This is an art based theme with each class studying one of LS Lowry's paintings. Over the term the children will be asking and answering a range of questions as part of our enquiry based learning approach. We will be learning about and applying the skills and techniques used by Lowry in our own art work. In addition, each class painting will act as a starting point for learning in many other subjects.

On Friday 9th November we held a WOW day to start the topic. The children enjoyed coming to school as a character from their class painting and had great fun exploring their thoughts and feelings through drama and art based activities.

See more here.

See the curriculum overviews for each class here

 

REMEMBRANCE 2012

 

NOVEMBER 2012

For remembrance we gave our thoughts to those who given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. This term each class has been learning about the significance of the poppy and the reason we remember on 11th November. Visiting the memorial, we observed the two minute silence and shared our thoughts and work. See more photos here.

INTERNET SAFETY

 

OCTOBER 2012

In October the whole school thought about the importance of staying safe when using the internet. The younger children thought about we call personal information using the Hector's World cartoon. The children created their own instructions for keeping safe and their own picture books. The older children looked at rules for safe use of the internet and email. Our eldest children thought about safety using mobiles and social networking sites, as well as the issues concerning cyber-bullying. They wrote letters taking on the role of a character and wrote discussion texts debating the use of the internet and mobile phones by school age children.
 

HARVEST

OCTOBER 2012

On Wednesday 3rd October we came together with family and friends for our annual harvest festival at the church. We celebrated the work the children have been doing in school. Class 1 entertained us with a harvest song, Class 2 read some lovely poems, Class 3 showed us their clay fridge magnets and poems and Class 4 made us think hard about the people who have their harvests destroyed through natural disasters. We offered out food donations to the church and next week will be delivering these to the homeless shelter in Oxford. See more photos here

AN EXCITING START FOR ALL

Welcome back to all our children and families.  This term our whole school theme is: FIRE: DESTROYER OR CREATOR?

Each of the classes has started some amazing work and we look forward to sharing it with you soon.  See more photos here.