We had two perfect afternoons for our Sports Days for the younger and older children across the school. Mrs Setchell organised a range of physical activities and competitive races to encourage team building and to promote our ‘Heart’ Values (Honesty, Effort, Aspiration, Respect and Team Work).
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Our Summer Production was again of a high standard! Congratulations to the children for two fantastic performances and to Miss Hill, Mrs Peacock and Miss Broomfield for leading the production. £163.40 was raised for Seesaw which is a small Oxfordshire charity that provides grief support to children, young people and their families.
On behalf of the Staff and Governing Body I would like to say a huge thank you Mrs Natalie Cocks and the FoSS committee for organising such a successful Fun Day last Saturday. It was so lovely to come together informally as a school community. Thank you to everyone who supported this event - we will let you know the final amount raised in due course.
Our annual ShWimbledon (Shellingford’s Wimbledon!) was enjoyed once again by all the children. We are grateful to the Farindgon Tennis Club for leading these coaching sessions and competitive games.
The whole school took part in a Sculpture Workshop to make relief plaster casts which have been displayed in the front garden.
‘Class 3 went to Hill End on 25th April and 26th April. We had such an exciting time dressing up as Romans and Brits. We had a battle and the Brits won 3-1 but the Romans won the last battle. At dinner time we had a BBQ and also toasted marshmallows to make S'mores and they were yummy! We went for a beautiful evening walk in the bluebell woods. We built shelters and made fires in the woods. Everybody had an amazing time, especially having a big sleepover with all our friends.’
The children made keepsakes of this historic occasion, designing crowns and royal emblems, learning about coins throughout the ages and the Royal Mint. The children thought about Christian service and ‘What is faith?’ and how it inspires a heart for others in the world. The song ‘Our King’ was especially composed for the Coronation of King Charles III for primary schools and we have been singing this together in worship. Our Class 3 violin teacher from the County Music Service also wrote a fanfare which the Year 3 and 4’s performed to the whole school at the start of our picnic. Our Coronation Picnic was such a lovely event (despite the rain!) and there was a King and Queen from each class. Each child received a Coronation pencil as a special gift and memento from the school.
Roots to Food came into school to deliver a cooking workshop. Each class was involved in a hands-on practical cooking session which focused on what makes a healthy and nutritious meal, how to prepare different foods and the principles of food safety and good hygiene. Here’s what the children got up to!
We were very impressed with the number of entries for the Easter Bonnet Competition and clearly much effort had gone into creating these. Here are the winning entries and runners-up:
We celebrated British Science Week in March. This year’s theme is ‘Connections’. EYFS and KS1 learnt about animals and habitats linked to their visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. KS2 were involved in various scientific investigations, and activities and will be learning about significant scientists from history.