Week beginning 20th November 2017 This week we had a very proud moment in the school with one of our year 6 children being presented will an award for poetry writing by the British Legion following a competition involving local schools. Well done Maggie. On the theme of year 6, I would like to congratulate the children for their representation of the school on their trip to Ardley Recycling Centre. They saw some fascinating things and heard some incredible facts. The email we received following the trip praised the children highly. This week also marked the putting up of the stage in the school!! This means that Christmas is approaching very quickly and this evening is also 'read through' for the school panto!! I don't think I have posted since the CPSA Winter Bash event and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the organisation and to all of you that went and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening ! Illness took me out of that but I hope to be present at whatever the next fundraiser will be. Thanks again.
Week beginning 6th November 2017 This is take 3 for this update. I think i'm in competition with someone else who is also updating elsewhere on the website! :) I must give my apologies for the gap in installments. Half term was somewhere in the middle there but no excuses! Time to make up. I have to say, so much has happened since last time but a highlight for me was the Divali afternoon that KS2 had just before half term. The children had so much fun dressing up in bright colourful clothing and doing lots of different Divali based activities around the classes. We have some real success to celebrate with Culworth Primary Academy being the Woodford Halse Library half term reading challenge top school. Well done to all those children that took part in that challenge. Keep up the reading at home. This week was week one of our new sports based KS2 PE session that we are having as a back up to the skills based sessions that we do on a Thursday. I'm looking forward to seeing how this helps our children to apply the skills learnt on Thursdays into real game situations. Right, I'll keep in to that so not to overload and will post again next week. Have a nice week everybody. Week beginning 2nd October 2017
Last week was a lovely week in school. The children put on a fantastic Harvest Festival at the church and I would like to thank everyone for all of their generous donations. All the offerings are being collected this week and taken over to the food bank in Banbury. Thank you to everyone who attended the service and as always to father Brian for leading us through. The teachers and all adults in the school did another brilliant job of preparing the children. The other fantastic event and headline from the week was the Tag Rugby festival win on Thursday. I was so proud of the children who showed such positive attitudes and resilience to bounce back from the disappointment of last week and the football. The performances were outstanding from all. We now have a nice shiny trophy and first place certificates for all the children who took part. What was also very good to see was the team spirit shown among all of the children and with children from Boddington. Well done also to all of our brilliant year 6 childen that completed their Bikeability sessions and now have the skills to safely cycle on the road. Two weeks left to go now until the first half term of the year. I'm not sure where it's all going already. Remember that next week, school closes on the Thursday so Friday 20th October is the first day of the half term break. Have a great week.
Week beginning 25th September 2017 Another action packed week! I'd like to start with the end of the week and say thank you to all of those parents and other family members that came in to celebrate the work that your children have done so far this term. I really enjoyed seeing the pride that they take in what they have produced and enjoyment in sharing. The environment now includes a fantastic display of all of you postcards from the summer and a huge thanks goes to Mrs Taylor for working so hard to get that up for you. If you didn't see it on Friday, this Friday at 'Treat Friday' will be a good chance to have a look. We are also working very hard to develop the reading areas around the school. Mrs Carey and Mrs Nichols-Wood have been plotting a new look for the area outside of the Drey and the Den which will be ready as soon as poss. I had the chance to watch the Nest outside on Wednesday for their newly named 'Wednesday Adventure' . They were so happy in what they were doing, looking for different things in the wild areas that we have outside in the area by the library. I've also very much enjoyed hearing the wonderful music that is coming from the library during music lesson times. The children must be working very hard at home on the tunes that they play. We hope to see many of you at Harvest Festival this Friday. Have a lovely week.
Week beginning 18th September 2017 Welcome to week 4 everyone. Since my last post at the end of week 2 (the first 5 day week back) I have been around the classes and have seen so much good work going on. The Drey have been busy working with forces in their science work, talking about pulling and pushing and how those forces impact upon each other. Mrs Carr's maths groups have been doing some very tricky maths and they have even been doing some of their calculations onto the table tops!! (using wash off markers). The children loved that! I have read some very good writing from children all across the school so keep us the good work everyone. Today is Jeans for Genes day, thank you to everyone for your kind donations. The children are enjoying being in their jeans at school. Actually, I think all the adults are too!! We will let you know the grand total raised when the money has been counted. Frustratingly, the cross country was cancelled last week but there will be a new date put into the calendar for that. We will let you know when it is and the children can resume their preparations. As I think I said previously, this post will average out at one update every week but that may come on different days. This week it's Monday but that won't always be the case so keep logging on to see what's new. We look forward to seeing you at 3pm this Friday for 'come and see' to look at the work that your children have done so far this term. Have a good week everyone.
The first full week back in school
It's been a very busy first two weeks back for everyone but it's great to be back. The school is almost at the point where the heating needs to be on so we know that we are well and truly welcoming the Autumn. All the children have taken very well to being back in school and have worked very hard and for the most part done so with big smiles on their faces. The year 6 children are going to be fantastic leaders in the school and role models for all of our children. They all look so smart and grown up. Our new reception intake have taken to school like they have been doing it all their lives and Mrs Wharton, Mrs Gibbs, Mrs Nichols-Wood and Mrs Carvosso have had a lot of fun with them. We have a slightly new PE arrangement now with Mr Canning still working with KS1 on Tuesday mornings then Mr Jones and the individual class teachers ( also from Northants Sports) doing PE with all classes across the day on Thursdays. Yesterdays session was brilliant. We now have a new recruit on our lunchtime supervisor team, Gill Sussman. She has been fab and lunchtimes continue to evolve with games and zoning of the playground. 'Caught being good' slips will start to come home again with children that are showing great values and positive behaviour on the playground. We will keep you updated with pics on the monthly newsletter on playground activity. We have had the first CPSA meeting on Monday night and there are lots of exciting fundraising plan in the pipeline so keep an eye out for those. All classes are now getting into the new topic and class newsletters will be coming out very soon with details of what children will be covering over the next term. The will be building as the term goes on with work that the children have produced across the curriculum. I hope that everyone in the wider community is now settled back into 'school life' and I look forward to seeing you all throughout the term and the year beyond. I will endeavour to update my page on a weekly basis and try to include pictures along the way to make it visual!!
Week beginning 18th September 2017
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