Term 2 Learning

Lots of excitement about our new Cornerstones projects which commenced this week: look out for the curriculum newsletters which are coming home today (Friday) to find out exactly what each class will be doing this term. Don’t forget to have a look at our photo galleries to see some of our learning in action. This week’s gallery includes Chestnut Class’ first clarinet session and some of our outdoor learning.

This week’s photo gallery

Previous week’s photo galleries

Open Morning

Our next Open Morning is on Wednesday 6th November between 9.30am and 11.30am. If you are looking for a Reception place for your child from September 2020, please come along to see our current Reception in action. You will also be able to have a look round the rest of the school and meet our Executive Headteacher, members of the Local Board and parents who already have children at the school.

Our Open Morning is also an opportunity for parents/grandparents of children already attending the school to see what the children are learning and have a look at their work.

Acorns Pre-school are also taking part in the Open Morning – so if you are looking for a pre-school place, do come and have a look round.

If you are not able to come along to our Open Morning, but would still like to visit, please ring the office on 01249 720496 to make an appointment.

You may also like to take a look at our information leaflet below.

Harvest Service

We are looking forward to our Harvest Service tomorrow afternoon at All Saints Church starting at 2pm: our theme this year is ‘Thankfulness’. Traditionally we are asking for donations of tinned and packaged goods, this year, on behalf of The RISE Trust who are a non-profit charity. Part of their work is in supporting families who may be going through traumas or who are living in refuges in North Wiltshire. To aid with transportation, we would ask that any donations are brought to school in carrier bags – thank you.

A wonderful Harvest Tea

This afternoon, our Year 6 pupils hosted the annual Harvest Tea for the older members of the community. It is an important event in our school calendar; one which is looked forward to by both pupils and guests. The Year 6s were responsible for sending out invitations, making and decorating the cakes, setting up the hall and creating menu cards. They then welcomed and entertained their guests for over an hour.

We’re incredibly proud of the hard work that was put into the project and we have received very positive feedback from our guests about the attentive service and how polite and friendly the hosts were throughout.

We’re also very thankful to the group of parents who helped behind the scenes making the sandwiches and refreshments plus washed up whilst the Year 6s were ‘front of house’.

So much to celebrate

We had so much to celebrate in today’s assembly. This week our sharing included the children from Willow sharing all about the number 3, writing about the Magic Porridge Pot from Elm and persuasive writing about chocolate bars from Hazel. We also heard about Chestnut’s visit to Sheldon School to learn more about chemistry. We then reminded ourselves of the fantastic amount of money the Scarecrow Trail raised back in March. Substantial amounts of money had already been presented to the School and Acorns back in the summer but there was still more money to give! A representative from Wiltshire Air Ambulance and the Chair of the Parish Council collected cheques for £700 each. The money for Wiltshire Air Ambulance will be put towards the vital work they do transporting critically injured and ill patients to hospital. The Parish Council will be using the money to provide more benches in the Meadow and at the Rec.

Thank you to everyone who comes to help us celebrate our learning and everything we do in school each week in our Friday assembly.

Photos from this week’s learning can be found here and we have also uploaded lots of photos from last week’s Year 6 residential – click here to take a look.

First Photos of the Year

We have uploaded a selection of photos from our first week to show the different things we have been learning about into the Learning in Pictures section of the website.

All our classes have had an exciting start to their new Cornerstones Projects. The curriculum newsletters will be coming home today so you can see what’s in store for the rest of the term.