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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Act of Remembrance and Dedication

Our recent service of Remembrance and Dedication at St Faith’s Church, Shellingford was a very poignant occasion for the school community.  We would like to give a very special and heartfelt thanks to Mr Tom Scrivens, Mr Matt Mortiboy and Mr Ashley Starr from The Royal British Legion who were […]

Sporting Events

On the 27th September all pupils from Class 3 took part in a Cross-Country Event in the beautiful grounds of Buscot Park. We entered 3 boys and 2 girls’ teams. The girl’s teams came 5th and 8th, and the boy’s teams came 9th and 10th in their category. The children […]

Elf and Fairy Trail

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Sophie Anderson for organising the Fairy & Elf Trail which ran over the October half term.  Families purchased an explorer pack which contained a miniature letter from the fairies & elves of Shellingford, a magnifying glass to help read […]

Sporting Events

Our children have many opportunities to compete in physical and sporting activities both at school level and inter-school level. September saw our school-based Family Group Kick Ball Rounders Competition. This is a very inclusive form of rounders and all children were involved from Foundation through to Year 6. It was […]

Harvest Celebrations

Our school Harvest Service was held on Friday 28th September at St Faith’s church and led by the children in Classes 1 and 2 and the Reverend Jeremy Goulston. Thank you for your generous donations of food for The Gatehouse, a charity providing food, shelter and company to Oxford’s homeless. […]

School Values

At the start of the new academic year we have been thinking about our School Values of ‘Respect, Belonging, Creativity and Spirituality’ and how these can help us as we work, play and learn together at school. In Collective Worship we have been thinking about being respectful and courteous […]

Shellingford School learning Culture

At our school we talk about the ‘Shellingford School Family Learning Culture’ and refer to this daily in lessons. We expect all our pupils to have a ‘Growth Mindset’ – to embrace challenge, persevere and learn from mistakes, show curiosity and enjoy learning, and have future aspirations. Our poster […]

Welcome Back

We have been busy preparing the school over the holidays ready for the new school year and the next phase of premises and maintenance works have now been completed. Class 3 toilets have been ungraded and a new door to the EYFS classroom installed. Our school grounds and […]

Year 6 Leavers Service

Our Year Six Leavers’ Service took place at St Faith’s church in Shellingford on Thursday 18th July. This special service was held to celebrate and prepare the Year Six pupils’ as they embark upon the next stage of their journey of life and learning. During the service, the […]

Sports Day

The whole school had a wonderful time at our school Sports Day. The children took part in team activities in their ‘Family Groups’ which was then followed by a series of competitive track events. Certificates were awarded for the overall winning team and to the team who demonstrated […]

Wind in the Willows

Our summer production was again of a high standard! Congratulations to the children for four fantastic performances and to Mr Drew for leading the production. £176.21 was given generously in aid of The Wildlife Trusts.