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.

ShWimbledon 2019

Our ShWimbledon tennis competition this year was held the week of the 17th June for Class 1 and 2 in school and for Class 3 and 4 at The Faringdon Tennis Club and . The event involved competitive sessions and mini coaching games for the children and was […]

FOSS Fun Day

I am sure you will join me in saying a huge thank you to the FoSS committee for organising the event and to all those involved in helping to make the day a most enjoyable and successful occasion. I would like to thank Mrs Linsey Legge and the […]

School Visit: River and Rowing Museum

The children had a wonderful time at the ‘River and Rowing Museum’ in June looking around the Wind in the Willows exhibition at the 3D models and theatrical lighting which we hope will inspire the children in our summer production!

Ascention Day Service

On the 23rd May staff and children from across the school led our Ascension Day Service at St Faith’s Church in Shellingford. The focus of the worship was on ‘Comings and Goings’ and how saying goodbye is always difficult, but how Jesus promises to be always with us. […]

BeSpace: Prayer and Reflection

We welcomed back to our school ‘BeSpace’ on the 21st and 22nd May, an Oxford based charity who set up prayer and reflection spaces for school communities. The aim of BeSpace is to ‘help Christians serve their local communities through prayer and reflection spaces and exploring other ways […]

FOSS Spring Ball

A huge ‘Thank You’ to Mrs Anderson and Mrs Wallbridge for organising the recent Spring Ball to raise money for an outdoor gazebo which will provide an external shelter and practical area for  the children in the school grounds for learning and play. A magnificent £2529.23 was raised […]

Skip2Bfit Workshop

The children very much enjoyed the Skip2Bfit Workshop have started their 2-minute daily Sponsored Skipping Marathon for the next 26 days at the start of the Summer Term! A wonderful £519.00 was raised and the School Council are scheduled to meet next week to discuss how they would like […]

Project Based Learning – ‘Enterprise Week’

Last term each class organised an Enterprise Week linked to their Project Based Learning. A grand total of £227.07 has been raised following Class 4’s ‘Chocolate Factory’, Class 3’s ‘Fairy Tale Bookshop’ stall and Class 1 & 2’s ‘Anglo-Saxon Museum.’ Thank you for supporting the children in their fundraising […]

Easter Service

We always look forward to our Easter Service at St Faith’s Church in Shellingford. Easter is at the heart of the Christian faith and the children in Class 4 led our service. It was lovely to see so many parents, relatives and family friends attend and join the staff and […]

Codebreaking Week

The children have involved in a series of codebreaking activities linked to the work of Alan Turing and others at Bletchley Park during the World War II. They have written and cracked codes using colour codes, sequencing, binary codes and cipher wheels. We have all had great fun solving the […]

Netball Tournament

Some of our Y4, 5 and 6 pupils represented the school in a Faringdon inter-schools Netball Tournament. They played four initial matches, winning three out of the four resulting in them going through to the semi-final. Out of 10 teams their persistence and enthusiasm culminated in us coming fourth overall. […]

British Science Week (11th – 15th March 2019)

We have been celebrating British Science Week and have had another very exciting week here at school. Year 4 had a wonderful time at FCC designing and testing balloon powered cars. Bright Sparks inspired the children with exploding volcanoes, earthquakes, weather experiments and chemical reactions. Mrs Clementson-Mobbs also came into […]

School Open Afternoon

We had another very successful Open Afternoon and community event on Friday 8th February from 2-3pm with parents and family friends looking around the classes and talking to the children and staff about their learning.