British Science Week
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 […]
Stand By Me – February On The Floor
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported
the ‘February on the Floor’ Appeal. This money will help to provide children across the world with the clothes, food and educational resources they need in order to have the very best start to their […]
World Book Day Celebrations
The children and staff dressed-up, or decorated vegetables as a book character, and brought in a favourite book to share. Throughout the week we focused on reading for pleasure with different classroom activities running throughout each day for the children. One of the activities we held was ‘The Masked […]
Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS)
FoSS have organised various events this term and raised some magnificent figures:
January Stall – £90.90
Wear Something Pink or Red – £138.35
Film Club – £153.00
Easter Stall – £194.00
Bag2School – £268.00
Children’s Mental Health Week – Monday 6th – Friday 10th February
This year’s theme was ‘Let’s Connect’ and during this week we encouraged the children to connect in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.
Safer Internet Day
This year’s global theme was Want to talk about it? with a focus on making space for conservations about life on line. During the day, the we discussed where children can play games and how we interact with others safely and respectfully online.
Junk Percussion Workshop
We had a day of great fun, excitement and noise during January! The day took an environmental theme and focused on whether percussion items are ‘rubbish’ or ‘reuseable’.
Active Junior Leaders
Our Year 5 children were trained as Active Junior Leaders. The training programme took 4 days to complete and was led externally by ‘Active Leaders’. Our Year 5 pupils are now trained in leading practical outdoor playground games for younger pupils with an emphasis on teamwork, confidence building and […]
We have been busy preparing for Christmas in our hearts and minds during our daily Collective Worship when we are reflecting upon Advent and the coming of Christ. Our Christmas tree has now arrived, and the children are clearly beginning to get excited! Children in Class One and Two performed […]
The Big Christmas Sing
Our School Choir took part in The Big Christmas Sing in Oxford, an event organised by the County Music Service. We were extremely proud of the children and pleased that they were able to take part in this festive event.
Class Visits and Workshops
Here are some photographs of the children enjoying recent curriculum visits:
Children in Need Appeal 2022 – Walk and Talk
On Friday 19th November we all put on our walking clothes and wellies and went for a ramble across the fields and through the woods. The children had a great time walking, talking and spotting the spots! We all enjoyed the fresh air and the countryside and raised £76.60. […]
We have also had a very positive Anti-Bullying Week which focused on this year’s message of ‘Reach Out.’ 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 reach out and show support to […]
Watermill Theatre – Rapunzel
We all enjoyed our visit to the Watermill Theatre to see Rapunzel. 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 that the cast […]
Act of Remembrance
Our Act of Remembrance and Dedication was held at St Faith’s Church and was a very poignant occasion for the school community. We would like to give a very special thanks to Mr Tom Scrivens, and Mrs Steve Cloete from The Royal British Legion who were in attendance and to […]
Crazy Hair Day
Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS) organised a Crazy Hair Day for the children. We were very impressed with everyone’s hair styles – they certainly were very crazy!
National Poetry Day
We celebrated National Poetry on Thursday 6th 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.
Our whole school Harvest Service took place on Friday 30th September at St Faith’s church and was led by the children in Classes 1 and 2. We had the most enjoyable Harvest Service and it was so lovely to see so many parents and families attend the celebration. The church […]
School Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The pupils and staff paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflecting on her life during Collective Worship and in lessons. We wanted to thank our late monarch for all the ways she served her country and those in her care. The children wrote personal messages and drew […]
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. […]
Ofsted Inspection Report
The school was inspected last term and the report has now be published. The inspection was very positive and the Ofsted Inspectors were extremely complimentary about the school. The inspection report can also be found on the Homepage of the school’s website.
It is lovely to see everyone again after the summer break and we would particularly like to welcome all our new families and staff who have joined us. The children have settled in very well and it has been a pleasure to watch them return to school. […]
Year Six Leavers Service
We ended the academic year by wishing our Year Six children all the very best for their future as they begin the next chapter in their lives. The service was held at St Faith’s Church, Shellingford and was a memorable occasion for us all.
Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies
Our summer production was again of a high standard! Congratulations to the children for two fantastic performances and to Mr Drew for leading the production. We decided to continue to raise money for Ukraine at our summer productions and a further £115.00 was donated to the Appeal. […]
Sponsored Sunflower Challenge
Our recent fundraising challenge raised an incredible £532.20 for the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. Thank you for generous donations and for all the photographs you sent to us.