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Year 5 and 6 Hi 5 Netball Competition

A hearty congratulations to the Year 5/6 Hi 5 Netball Team who participated in the Faringdon Partnership Tournament. They were really determined throughout the competition and the scores were tight! The first game was 2:1 to the opposition, the second 2:0 to the opposition, the third game was 2 nil to us, the fourth a 2: 2 draw and the fifth and final game was 2:0 to the opposition. Due to the team’s fantastic efforts and being classed as a small school, we now qualify for the next level of competition, the Vale Small Schools Tournament.

Year 5 and 6 Hi 5 Netball Competition2020-05-07T15:13:07+00:00

British Science Week

As a school we celebrated British Science Week. We decided to have an Eco focus and to link the work to our Project Based Learning on the problems of plastic pollution and the environment.  In some classes the children studied about decomposition through investigations.  In other classes the children the generated their own learning focus and planned their own investigations. This led to discussions about sponsoring an endangered animal.  A group of children were tasked with performing short presentations to the school on endangered animals. The children then had a chance to vote for the animal most in need of support with the aim of raising sponsorship through a School Council Event.  

British Science Week2020-05-07T15:09:40+00:00

Faringdon Schools Dance Festival

Well done to the Year 5/6 pupils who represented the school and performed a World War II Evacuee dance at the Faringdon Schools Dance Festival just before half-term. They performed exceptionally well in front of a very large audience. We are always proud of our children at these events as we receive very positive feedback and compliments on their behaviour and approach to teamwork.

Faringdon Schools Dance Festival2020-05-07T15:07:32+00:00

World Book Day Celebrations

Some wonderful costumes were worn by the children and staff on World Book Day recently – see if you can spot who’s who in the photographs below! We also had a fabulous day with Sarah Roberts, author of ‘Who Swallowed Stanley’. Sarah’s enthusiasm and life experiences of travelling around the world and her interaction with various wildlife was an inspiration to us all. Sarah talked about the impact of plastic pollution on our planet and what we can do to protect the ecosystem.  

World Book Day Celebrations2020-05-07T15:05:18+00:00

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day was on Tuesday 11th February and this year’s global theme was: Together for a better internet with a focus on online identity. During the day, we discussed as a school what makes up your online identity, how others perceive and interact with you and how online services can identify you.

Safer Internet Day2020-05-07T14:57:07+00:00

School Open Afternoon

We held an Open Afternoon for parents and family friends to view the school as ‘a working school’. In the morning, the children had been engaged in a range of mathematical activities and challenges as part of the NSPCC Number Day. During the afternoon, the children were able to ‘show off’ their mathematical knowledge and work alongside their parents.

School Open Afternoon2020-05-07T14:54:07+00:00

Printmaking Workshop

The whole school have thoroughly enjoyed the Printmaking Workshop this week with Sophie Basilevitch. Sophie is an artist based in Oxford who is inspired by the simple but energetic images that can be created through relief printing. Throughout the week, she has taught a progression of printing skills across the school. Class 1 looked at colour mixing and block printing, Class 2 used mono-printing and drew animals. Class 3 learnt about polyblock printing using drawing, embossing and pressing. Class 4 have created their own nature images that they then used for lino printing. We are hoping that the final piece, created by Class 4, will be displayed in the school.

Printmaking Workshop2020-01-24T16:49:22+00:00

Christmas celebrations

The children in Class One and Two took to the stage to recreate the Christmas story. From charming songs to wonderful costumes, the children rose to the occasion and performed ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’ with confidence. The children in Classes Three and Four voted for the charity they wanted to support this Christmas and they decided upon Crisis, the UK national charity for homeless people. A marvellous £258.81 was raised in donations. Thank you also to FoSS for organising the refreshments; for the mulled wine and donations of cakes and to our volunteers for their help in the kitchen. The refreshments raised a fantastic £243.80.  The Christmas Hamper Raffle has to date raised to date £173.00. Tickets are still available at £1.00 and the  winner will be drawn at the Children’s Christmas Party being held next Thursday 19th December from 5.30 – 7.30pm in the Community Hall. Following St Faith’s Christmas Fayre earlier this month the class stalls made a £188.51; spending of this money is delegated to the children and School Council. FoSS raised an additional £237.00 from the Chocolate Tombola, Craft stall and Guess the Name of the Dog competition. We are looking forward to our Christmas Service which will be led by Class Four and the Reverend Jeremy Goulston.  This is a lovely end of term occasion at which the whole school community celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

Christmas celebrations2019-12-13T10:24:25+00:00

Watermill Theatre: The Prince and the Pauper

We took the whole school to see THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER in November. The children are always captivated by the stage set, the actors and actresses in their wonderful costumes and all the different musical instruments that the cast play. We were very grateful to Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS) for helping to subsidise the cost of the visit by paying for the coach transport.

Watermill Theatre: The Prince and the Pauper2019-12-13T10:18:56+00:00

Anti Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week happens in schools across England each November. This year's Anti-Bullying Week focused on ‘Change Starts with Us’ and that it takes a collective responsibility to stop bullying. We held an Odd Socks Day when children were asked to wear odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.  We also conducted a survey and asked the children about their understanding of bullying and experiences both in and out of school. We were delighted by the positive responses from the children and an overwhelming response that the children feel safe in school and feel confident to talk to staff when any issues arise.

Anti Bullying Week2019-12-13T10:17:41+00:00