Christmas Talent Show

Wow – what a dazzling range of performances at the Christmas Talent show yesterday!  We were treated to a real variety show, the line-up consisting of taekwondo, dances, juggling, singing, jokes and musical performances.  The judges had a very tough time deciding on the winner and we would like to thank everyone who took part…

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KS2 Christmas Parties

A very fun afternoon was had on Tuesday at the KS2 Christmas Parties.  The themed tables looked very impressive and included rock ‘n’ roll, rainforest, Jurassic World, Christmas and Hawaii to name but a few.  Thank you for all of the effort and hard work that went into these.    

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Netball Naturals

Last week we went to St. Paul’s School in Chippenham for a netball match. In the first rotation, we were 2 – 4 down. We knew that we had to up our game. We started passing more quickly and marking more effectively and this turned the game around.  It was a tough match but the…

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Hinduism Workshops

Last week, KS2 pupils had a wonderful visit from Daxa who came to talk to us about her religion and beliefs.  We learnt a great deal about Hindu gods, festivals and the act of worship.  To round things off, we tried on some Indian clothes and performed a Bollywood dance routine!  Many thanks to Daxa…

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K’nex Challenge

Mrs. Kelly from Stemworks today set Year 5s an engineering challenge: to make a K’nex structure that would lift a block at least 10cm vertically in the air.  Teams of two set off enthusiastically and some amazing structures emerged, all using pulleys to lift a ‘heavy’ block with a small force.  The finished creations were judged with William…

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KS2 Coleshill Trips

Pupils from Elm, Oak and Beech classes had a great day out last week at Coleshill Estate.  We learnt about Churchill’s ‘secret underground army’, the British resistance network set up in case of a German invasion.  Highlights were code-breaking and exploring the underground bunker.  What a fantastic insight into the world of espionage!

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Beech Class – Untold Tails of the Trenches 2: Life’s End

Life’s End Withered soldiers, rose to march. I wasn’t with them. I stayed in, Desperate to go home. My life was nearly over. As the lonesome shells crashed behind, We could only gaze ahead. *** When the horns of war sounded, The first of us Brits ran out, Bang! Bang! The first line gone, Men…

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Beech Class – Untold Tails of the Trenches 1: Blinded

Blinded The corrupted smell didn’t affect me. For I saw no further, I got up, walked out the door, As I was no observer. The street was colourless, no-one was there. Nothing left, not a single hair. I continued walking, I had nothing to fear. Because I didn’t know, death was near. I stopped for…

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

On Wednesday afternoon, we were treated to an immersive performance by the Young Shakespeare Company. On the table today was the famous tragedy, Macbeth,  the Scottish Play. There were frights, laughs, shocks and more as the tapestry of this legendary tale was woven before our very eyes. The whole event was amazing; a perfect introduction to the timeless…

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Remembering the Fallen

On Friday, Key Stage Two visited the church to remember those who gave their lives in the two World Wars. It was a very solemn time, but a necessary reminder of the price of freedom. Below are some of the children’s poems and thoughts: People excited to go to war, Most not coming back, Dark…

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