Maths open morning

This term parents were invited to come into classes to experience Maths learning in action and to see the kind of activities and games parents could do to support their children at home.

Roots to food

We welcomed the return of Roots to Food in May. 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.  This year’s dish was a Greek  […]

Ascension Day service

The whole school marked Ascension Day in Thursday 9th May and held a service at St Faith’s Church in Shellingford. Parents and friends of the school were invited to join the children and staff in reflecting on this important transition in the church calendar.


Seven Class 4 pupils participated in a Netball Festival at Faringdon Community College. During the festival the pupils had the opportunity to play High-5 netball matches against other local primary schools, as well as doing a variety of netball skills-based activities. Every pupil demonstrated our PE ‘HEART’ values brilliantly (Honesty, […]

Class 3 – Residential to Hill End

‘Class 3 went on a really exciting trip to Hill End Outdoor Education Centre. We did lots of activities with a leader called Charlie. The pond dipping was incredible. We had a BBQ in the evening which was amazingly delicious, and we then had S’Mores around the campfire which were […]

EYFS Time Capsule!

We had some flooring work carried out in Class 1.  Just before Easter the contractors found the time-capsule which we buried when the classroom was built in 2011!  On the last day of term Mrs Setchell opened the capsule in front of the whole school to discover messages and pictures […]

OCC 20mph Poster Campaign

In the Autumn Term OCC initiated a campaign to design 20mph poster competition.   Thank you for all the children who took part.  We can now confirm the winners: Holly Rukin (KS1) and Imogen Cordy (KS2).  Their designs will be made into road signs and put up in the local area. […]

School Council

The Year 5 & 6 representatives from our School Council attended a meeting with the Faringdon Learning Trust schools. The topic of the meeting were the Six Pillars of Learning (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) how they were used in each school. The children represented our school well […]

Shakespeare Workshop

As part of our Shakespeare Week celebrations this week, Classes 3 and 4 had the privilege of working with the company, ‘Finding the Will’.  During their workshop, pupils used a variety of visualisation and drama techniques to act out key scenes from the play Macbeth.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience […]

Sublime Science

For Science Week we welcomed Lesley Lightning from ‘Sublime Science’ for a series of workshops across the school.  The children took part in a range of experiments and demonstrations, including slime making, forces investigations and ‘climate chaos’ experiments.  They finished off the day with an amazing rocket show on the […]

World Book Day

We also celebrated World Book Day in March and this year we were extremely impressed with the variety of book characters. The whole school worked in small groups to create a ‘Once Upon a … Fairytale’ and co-wrote and illustrated their own adventure story.

Sutton Courtenay Environment Education Centre (SCEEC)

Class 1 & 2 pupils visited SCEEC, a 19 acre nature reserve with woodland, meadow and ponds which is a haven for wildlife even in the depths of winter. A skilled education team led our day, engaging our pupils’ heads, hearts and hands as they learnt respect for the natural […]

K’Nex Workshop

Class 3 & 4 pupils were given an introduction to the exciting world of engineering by using K’Nex to produce a solution for a given problem. Mr Dorey led the workshop and the pupils experimented with structures, gears and other mechanisms while modelling their design.  The pupils were also introduced […]

Stand by me

We are excited to now have a link to Bethany School in Ethiopia.  Throughout the year we will be exchanging communications with Bethany School and fundraising for them.  We have installed a sign-post on the field to direct our attention to the local area and to represent important people in […]

Safer Internet Day

SAFER INTERNET DAY This year’s global theme was Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and changes online It focuses on smaller changes that can happen online and on devices every day, such as a screen pop-up, a familiar character looking different or a video clip change.  We will be […]


We celebrated STEM Week (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in January.  Within their mixed age family groups, the whole school took part in a number of practical activities and challenges using many different STEM skills whilst also focusing on our values for the week ‘Patience and Tolerance.’ […]

Christmas Celebrations

This year Class One and Two performed the Nativity Play ‘Rock the Baby’ and we raised £172.10 for Play2Give’s Christmas Appeal ‘Sleigh2Give.’  This charity provides presents to children in hospital, low income families, vulnerable children and those with disabilities throughout Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire.

Our Christmas Service at St Faith’s church […]

Our School Choir

Our School Choir visited Feredune Care Home in Faringdon, to perform a Carol Concert to the residents.   The Choir also performed at the Carols by Candlelight Service held at St Faith’s Church in Shellingford.

Anti-Bullying Week

We had a very positive Anti-Bullying Week which focused on this year’s message ‘Make a Noise about Bullying.’ Across the school we have been delivering lessons,  assemblies and different cross-activities to remind everyone whether it’s in school, at home or in the community to make a noise and put a […]

Watermill Theatre – The Wizard of Oz

We all enjoyed our visit to the Watermill Theatre to see The Wizard of Oz.  It was a charming musical adventure full of surprises, laughter and wonder.  The children are always captivated by the stage set, the actors and actresses in their wonderful costumes and all the different musical instruments […]

Remembrance Service

Thank you for supporting THE POPPY APPEAL; The Royal British Legion wish to send their heartful
thanks for your very generous donations.
poignant occasion for the school community. We would like to give a very special thanks to Mr […]

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 […]

National Poetry Day

We celebrated National Poetry on Thursday 5th October. The children and teaching staff shared their
favourite poems. The children created poetry of our own and each class performed their poetry to
parents at our Whole School Celebration Assembly.