Bassistry Music

We were delighted to welcome back Bassistry Music for a music education workshop. Each class explored world rhythms such as Latin, Samba, African, Caribbean. The children used percussion, body rhythms, dance and song to explore rhythms from around the world. Class 4 also composed their own music using ‘O-Generator’, an […]

Wear Green to Keep the Planet Green

We all wore something green to school to think about environmental issues and to be proactive in improving the school environment as well as raising awareness nationally and globally. We are also supporting a Bin Twinning project this year.

Ashmolean Museum

We were able to take the whole school to the Ashmolean Museum in January. The children had the most wonderful time exploring and enjoying the museum’s collections. Our younger children focused on Chinese history, culture and art, whereas our children in Key Stage Two looked at Japanese military armour and […]

Christmas Festivities

Children in Class One and Two performed ‘It’s a Party!’  It was such a joy to see our youngest children enjoying themselves and for parents to be able to present and share their excitement.

Every Christmas we like to support a local children’s charity and we decided this year to collect […]

The Big Christmas Sing

Our School Choir took part in The Big Christmas Sing in Oxford Town Hall which was 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.

Celebration Assembly

We held two separate Celebration Assemblies for parents in Class 1 & 2, and parents Class 3 & 4, in view of COVID-19 and the size of the Community Hall and space available.  We have really missed occasions such as these and the children were very excited to show parents […]

Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week takes place in schools across England each November. The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is ‘One Kind Word.’ We all wore odd socks to demonstrate that we are all different and had a special worship to introduce Anti-Bullying Week. During the week the children used role play […]

Watermill Theatre – The Jungle Book

We all very much enjoyed our visit to the Watermill Theatre to see The Jungle Book. It was a captivating musical performance of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale full of movement, laughter and wonder.  A production the children will no doubt remember for a long time.

Book Bingo

At Shellingford School, we are very keen to foster a love of books and reading in the children.  During Autumn Term Two we launched a whole school Book Bingo.  Each child was given a ‘Bingo’ card to take home, covering a wide range of book-types.  Their challenge was to read 4 […]

Act of Remembrance

Our Act of Remembrance was held in the Community Hall this year, however in light of COVID-19 the service was a school only occasion in order to continue to help keep the school and wider community safe. Our Remembrance Service was a very special occasion strengthened with the presence of […]

Shellingford School Family Learning Culture

At our school we talk about the ‘Shellingford School Family Learning Culture’ and refer to this daily in lessons. We expect all our pupils to have a ‘Growth Mindset’ – to embrace challenge, persevere and learn from mistakes, show curiosity and enjoy learning, and have future aspirations. Our […]

Harvest Celebrations

We have been thinking about the value of ‘Generosity’ in our Collective Worship as we approach harvest. Our whole school Harvest Service took place on Friday 1st October at St Faith’s church and was led by the children in Classes 1 and 2 and the Reverend Max Young. […]

Kick Ball Rounders

Our first whole school PE event ‘Kick Ball Rounders’ took place in September. In Kick Ball Rounders the ball is rolled, then kicked by a member of the ‘Batting’ Team before the children attempt to run around the cones as in a conventional game of Rounders. All the […]

Welcome Back

It is lovely to see everyone again after the summer break and we would particularly like to welcome all our new families who have joined us. The children have settled in so well and it has been a pleasure to watch them return to school with big smiles.

End of School Year Events

These have been a little different again this summer however we have done our very best and managed to organise some key events for the children, especially for our Year 6 Leavers. Our Sports Days are school only events and being held over two days for the children, Class 4 […]

Adventure Plus Climbing Wall

We have had a 30ft mobile climbing wall in the school grounds for all the children (and staff!) to experience. Everyone had a fantastic day; we all enjoyed the challenge and felt a sense of achievement.

Outdoor Classroom

Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS) have raised an incredible £8,500 to help improve our outdoor provision. Recently we had an outdoor classroom installed in the school grounds which will accommodate 30 children and provide classes with a covered space for outdoor learning. We are just thrilled with it. It will […]

ShWimbledon 2021!

We held our ShWimbledon tennis competition in June which involved competitive sessions and mini coaching games led by the Farindgon Tennis Club. The coach commented on how very lucky the children are to have a school which understands the importance of the physical and mental health benefits that sports can […]

Curriculum Activities

Over the last fortnight the children have enjoyed taking part in a number of different curriculum activities. Here are some photographs of our recent ChickenWired Sculpture and Dance Days Workshops and Forest Schools:

Ascension Day Service

Ascension Day comes forty days after Easter and celebrates Jesus’ ascension into heaven. It marks an important transition in the Church calendar and as a reference point for the faith of Christians. We held an outdoor service for the children and staff to reflect on the work of the Holy […]

Easter Bonnets

Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS) organised an Easter Bonnet competition. We were very impressed and clearly much effort had gone into creating these. Here are some photographs of the winning entries:

Mrs Thorp’s Bench

Following Mrs Thorp’s retirement as a Teaching Assistant at Christmas, the Thorp family have given the school a bench with the words ‘May God hold you in the hollow of His hand’ inscribed on the seat. Mrs Thorp had been involved in the school for over thirty years. During the […]

Easter Celebrations

The whole school took part in a ‘RE Big Question Day’ and each class debated the question ‘Whose responsibility is it to look after the world?’  There were many in-depth discussions held as well as practical activities and group work as the day progressed.  Our RE day led the school […]