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Remembrance Service

Thank you for supporting THE POPPY APPEAL; The Royal British Legion wish to send their heartful thanks for your very generous donations. Our recent service of REMEMBRANCE AND DEDICATION AT ST FAITH’S CHURCH was a very poignant occasion for the school community. We would like to give a very special thanks to Mr Tom Scrivens, and Mr Wally Priest from The Royal British Legion who were in attendance and to The Reverend Jeremy Goulston for leading the service. The school sang three moving songs, each class presented a wreath and poppies were laid as a mark of respect:

Remembrance Service2023-11-21T16:19:11+00:00

Pond Project – Grand Opening

FoSS have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months re-developing the pond area for the children to use. It is now completed and looks fantastic. The pond has been cleared of debris, a storyteller chair, stools and benches purchased, a storage shed and seasonal information boards installed which will be rotated throughout the year. A huge thank you from the school to Mrs Jo Perkins who instigated the project and to everyone who helped. Our thanks are also extended to the Tesco Community Grant Scheme, The Faringdon and District Rotary Club, WEBBS Building Merchants for the donation of cement, Tessa Bevan for the donation of plants, and Mr Rob Dorey for designing the information boards.

Pond Project – Grand Opening2023-11-21T16:17:55+00:00

Take One Picture

Our school has entered The National Gallery’s Take One Picture programme. Primary schools nationwide have been invited to complete cross-curricular projects based on Henri Rousseau’s ‘Surprised!’ The National Gallery selects a number of these projects for an exhibition at the gallery which we hope to be visiting as a whole school in the Summer Term. Classes 1, 2 and 3 produced artworks: Class 4 created a soundscape and used a clip from a David Attenborough programme as the inspiration. They considered how to use natural materials, such as leaves, grasses and water, as well as their own voices and musical instruments, to create the sounds of the environments in which tigers hunt their prey. The children found out that monkeys alert deer to the threat posed by a stalking tiger and they composed the sound of the warning calls and the frantic responses.

Take One Picture2023-11-21T16:14:53+00:00

Prayer Space

BeSpace and the Uffington Benefice of Churches organised a Prayer Space in St Faith’s Church to give the children an opportunity to experience prayer in a personal way. We were very grateful to the volunteers and for everyone’s hard work in providing this experience for the children. The children made pipe cleaner figures of a pearson who supports them and also wrote a wish for someone who is important to them.

Prayer Space2023-11-21T16:11:15+00:00

Harvest Service

We had the most enjoyable Harvest Service on Friday 29th September and it was so lovely to see so many parents and families attend the celebration. St Faith’s church was full and the children sang their hearts out! We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to The Reverend Jeremy Goulston who led our service. Thank you also for your generous donations in support of towards The Buddy Bag Foundation which raised £115.05. ‘A Rainbow of Fruits’ painted by our EYFS children for our Harvest Service

Harvest Service2023-11-21T16:08:33+00:00

Class Visits and Residentials

Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 headed off to Yenworthy Lodge on Exmoor in September for a week of surfing, rock climbing and other outdoor activities with Mrs Sucksmith, Mrs Carter and myself. It was a privilege to spend a week with the children who all embraced challenge and demonstrated growth mindset when facing new experiences. Everyone involved showed a willingness to successfully work together in teams and to support each other in a variety of different ways. The Yenworthy staff commented positively about their behaviour, manners and their resilience. Class 3 had a wonderful time exploring Warwick Castle, not even the rain and wind could dampen their spirits! The children experienced a workshop about how to attack and defend the castle and they explored the Great Hall in all its splendour. The children watched the most amazing falconry display where birds of prey dived over their heads and saw an archer at work trying out his aim! The class climbed to the top of the Conqueror's Fortress and cast their eyes over the amazing view ofthe River Avon and the land beyond the castle walls. What a fantastic way to kick-start the topic this term!

Class Visits and Residentials2023-11-21T16:06:54+00:00

Shellingford School Family Learning Culture

We often talk to the children about the ‘Shellingford School Family Learning Culture’ and refer to this in our lessons. We expect all our pupils to have a ‘Growth Mindset’ and for children to embrace challenge, to persevere and learn from mistakes, show curiosity, enjoy learning together and have aspirations. We would really appreciate if you could help encourage your child/ren to ‘not give up’ when things go wrong, and to encourage resilience when issues arise with their learning or friendship difficulties. Our poster is up around the school as a visual prompt for the children. It is also on the Curriculum page of our school website and may be helpful for parents to refer to when supporting your child/ren at home

Shellingford School Family Learning Culture2023-11-21T16:04:39+00:00

Roots and Foundation in Love

As a church school our Christian vision is at the heart of our provision and steers all we do with ourpupils and with one another. This term we are focusing on having ‘roots and foundation in love’(Ephesians 3:17) to help inspire and guide our hearts and minds. In our Collective Worship and aspart of daily activities and interactions we remind ourselves that the best roots we can have can beprovided by Jesus and demonstrated by the way we show love for other people. We hope that thiswill become the foundation of our lives to enable us to grow into good people.

Roots and Foundation in Love2023-11-21T16:03:38+00:00
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