We are now three weeks into our building project and the team from TG Escapes have made excellent progress. The groundworks are complete and our new classroom is really taking shape now that its roof is on and the internal walls are in place. Please go to the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages to see more photos.
All the children visited ‘Experience Easter’ at St Peter’s Church. They explored the Easter Story by taking part in a range of activities linked to the story including making flowers for the Garden of Gethsemane, sharing bread at the table of the last supper and finding the empty tomb. This was a wonderful opportunity for children and staff to think about and reflect on the events of Holy Week leading up to Jesus’ resurrection. The church will be open daily from Saturday 8th April to Friday 14th April from 2.30-4.30pm for anyone who would like visit the church and look around.
What an exciting day! Work has now started on building our new classroom as we prepare to become a full primary school from September 2017. Terry Morris who attended the school as a young boy, as did his father, son and grandson, joined the children to dig the first foundations of the new classroom.
The children’s Easter bonnets were a marvellous sight. The children paraded around the village displaying their bonnets for all to see and returned to school for an Easter chocolate treat. Thanks to all those who joined us as well as everyone in the village who came out to see the children.
Many thanks to all the children who brought in board games and to all the parents who joined us for our NSPCC Big Board Games Day. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed playing together, learning how to play new games and playing some old favourites too! There were lots of lessons in taking turns, playing fairly and following rules!
The children in our Reception Class and Class 1 enjoyed a wonderful day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Please see the photographs of their trip in the Photo Gallery on the Children's Pages.
It was a glorious Sunday morning for our Mothering Sunday Service, led by Reverend MacInnes at St Peter's Church. Thank you to the Friends of St Peter's for organising a cake sale after the service which raised a total of £68 to be shared between the school and the church.
Thank you to everyone who supported Red Nose Day by wearing something red and donating a pound.
All the children enjoyed their Yoga lesson with Nicky Tew from Relax Kids. Nicky has been running an after-school Yoga club this term helping our children to improve their emotional wellbeing and self confidence and to feel calm and focussed.
Everyone looked magnificent dressed as different book characters on World Book Day. Congratulations to all the children who completed the book quizzes and to our winners for answering all the questions correctly. Our children's book sale and book tombola raised a wonderful £100 which will go towards buying books for our new Key Stage 2 library. Well done to the School Council who organised this event and to all the Year 2s who ran the book sale.
Following an assembly led by Rev'd MacInnes, the children in Class 2 all made pancakes for the whole school to enjoy!
All the children have enjoyed learning our ‘Coming Together’ songs and the Year 2 children gave a wonderful performance for parents at the Burford Partnership Music Festival at Burford School. The children sang songs and recited poems written by local poet, John Foster. It was lovely that John Foster attended the performance and £277 was raised to help people, like John, whose lives have been affected by Parkinson’s disease.
Our topic this term is 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'. As part of our topic we visited the Faringdon Folly where we climbed all 154 steps to reach the very top! From the top, we all enjoyed looking at the view which included snow dusted hills. After climbing the tower we played eye spy in the woods where we found a few surprises including a hidden doorway, a giraffe and a troll.
This year’s Christmas Nativity, ‘Hey Ewe!’, was truly magical. The children were wonderful and there were many memorable performances. Thanks to all the staff who worked so hard with the children to give them this opportunity; rehearsing songs and lines, painting the set and making costumes- it truly was a great team effort. Many thanks to Sue Morris, who played the piano for us.l.
Photographs of the Nativity can be seen in the photo gallery of the Children’s Pages.
The staff and children enjoyed a wonderful Christmas dinner at The Plough thanks to Jemma and Stewart and all the fabulous staff. With a visit from Father Christmas, this was a truly memorable occasion.
Reverend MacInnes led our Christingle service to a full Church on Sunday. This was extremely well supported by the families of St Peter's and raised money in aid of ‘The Children’s Society’. Many thanks to all those who attended and for your donations, as well as to all the parents who helped to make the Christingles and the Cotswold Wildlife Park, who donated the oranges.
Thank you to all the children in our Reception Class who helped to decorate our beautiful Christmas tree.
Thank you to everyone who made this year's Christmas Bazaar such a lovely occasion and great success. It was a wonderful afternoon and raised over £1000!
Thank you to everyone who wore something spotty to school and raised over £60 for Children in Need.
The whole school gathered at the war memorial for two minutes silence and prayers on Armistice Day. It was lovely that villagers joined us to mark this special occasion.
"The impact of these Christian values is shown in the exemplary behaviour of the children and their growing empathy and compassion for others."