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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 pupils for this occasion.

Easter Service2019-05-08T22:54:53+01:00

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 codes!

Codebreaking Week2019-05-08T22:54:03+01:00

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. An excellent achievement considering we were competing against larger schools and as always the Shellingford sporting spirit was on show throughout.

Netball Tournament2019-05-08T22:52:49+01:00

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 to talk to each class about her work as a Scientific Researcher.

British Science Week (11th – 15th March 2019)2019-05-08T22:51:09+01:00

The Story Museum and Blackwell’s Bookshop

Class 3 had a wonderful time visiting The Story Museum and Blackwell’s Bookshop on Wednesday 30th January. They spent the morning storytelling and creating stories at The Story Museum, followed by exploring the books in the children’s department at Blackwell’s Bookshop. The children came back with lots of ideas to help them create their own books and fairy tale room designs at the end of their project.

The Story Museum and Blackwell’s Bookshop2019-05-08T22:41:48+01:00

Make Me Smile – Mental Health Awareness

One-Eighty have introduced a peer-to-peer mentoring mental health awareness project for the children in Year 5/6, who then delivered the same content to the children in Y3/4. The project is told through a story of a girl who is overwhelmed by her worries. The children made felt textile faces to help them remember to look after their own mental health and make themselves smile again.

Make Me Smile – Mental Health Awareness2019-05-08T22:39:56+01:00

African Drumming Workshop and Music Serenade Event – Friday 18th January

We all enjoyed the African Drumming Workshop led by World Beats Music and each class performed all they had learnt during the day at our ‘Music Serenade’ for parents. We also invited instrumentalists to ‘serenade’ us and a number of pianists, guitarists and a violinist took part in the performance. We certainly have many talented musicians in our school!

African Drumming Workshop and Music Serenade Event – Friday 18th January2019-05-08T22:38:36+01:00

Christmas Service

We ended the Autumn Term with our Christmas Service at St Faith’s Church on Friday 21st December to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The pupils in Class 3 recited the Christmas story and helped lead the prayers. We listened to the Bible Reading about Jesus’ birth which was read by one of our school Governors and the service was introduced by the Reverend Jeremy Goulston. Our School Choir sang ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ and the whole school sang their hearts out – a lovely way to end the term and to celebrate Christmas.

Christmas Service2019-01-06T22:47:44+00:00
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