A group of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have begun a Pen Pal link with a group of residents at Hill House Nursing Home. The idea is a joint venture between Hill House and the school, sparked by Helen Shields, who works at Hill House. The children and residents met over a coffee/juice and biscuits. The next step is for the children to write to the residents they have paired with. They are looking forward to finding out all about the lives of residents - the oldest of whom is soon to be 102!
Here are some of the photos from our visit.
Christmas Lunch and Jumper Day
Snow Day Monday 11th December
Musical Showcase July 2017
Poles' summer production 'Olivia'
Westbury goes to Forest School
Cherhill goes to Forest School!
Poles' 1970s fashion!
Crudwell's Got Talent
Fairtrade Fortnight at our school - we have had special assemblies and sold Fairtrade snacks at breaktime.
We held a bedtime story evening on World Book Day
Pancake Day 28.2.2017
Dressing up -Indian style!
Chinese New Year 2017
Poles' trip to London
January snow fun!
A small group of children had training in ‘being a pupil mentor’ this week. Over the coming weeks they will work with the Play Leaders to support children who may be feeling left out or lonely in the playground.
Wiltshire Festival of Engineering
Four of our children (Head boy, Head girl and our two Playleader Ambassadors) had a very exciting and inspiring day at the Wiltshire Festival of Engineering. The event was promoted by a number of manufacturing and engineering companies from the area, including Dyson, Siemens and GWR, with the aim of showing children in Year 6, 7, 8 and 9, the varied opportunities available in these industries. Our children were certainly inspired!
Poles have been cooking African street food - a rolex; researching the first people of Benin; designing and painting African inspired patterns on to fabric
We had a wonderful day celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday
Beech and Oak enjoy an Ancient Greek theme day (hot weather included!)
Visit from our link school in Brno, Czech Republic
In November, thirteen children and two of the teachers from our link school in Brno, Czech Republic, joined us for a week. During the week, the Czech children stayed with host families and joined in with our lessons in school. We also enjoyed some interesting trips and had lots of opportunities to get to know one another and make new friends. We're already looking forward to our exchange visit to them in the next school year.
'Babushka' performed by Saplings.
Saplings Christmas Craft Day 2nd December
Peace Garden working party
On 12th November, Poles spent the day discovering what it was like to be around in 1066. They spent the day building a round house, developing their archery skills, recreating the Bayeaux tapestry and making jewellery from clay.
On 22nd September children in Saplings spent the day experiencing different Stone Age activities.
On 21st September pupils in Years 2 and 3 enjoyed a wonderful drama workshop on 'The Early Ages of Man' by The Freshwater Theatre Company to support their learning of The Stone Age.
We built this city out of cake and roll!! As part of their topic all about cities, Poles made different buildings from London out of cake and biscuits and made London!
Maths Focus Week Day 5 - Children have been going 'global' on live Mathletics. Year 4 pupils have finished their chocolate bars and packaged up ready for eating!
Morfa Bay day 4
Y5 Trading Game (Maths Week fun!)
We have been applying our protractor skill, measuring and drawing accurate 2D and 3D shapes. In 'countries' we have had different resources to work with in line with our different economies. The price of shapes has fluctuated throughout the morning with changes in supply and demand! Who will be the wealthiest country? How will 'countries' share their wealth?
Morfa Bay day 3
Maths Focus Week - across the school the children have been engaging in many different activities involving Maths.
We're all having a fantastic time so far although the weather has been rather wet! The days have been very busy with an activity in the morning, two in the afternoon and another in the evening. Many of the activities have really pushed the children (and adults) out of their 'comfort zones', whether it be the caving, mud assault course, abseiling, body boarding or zip line. We're all looking forward to some sleep tonight and a gentler Rocky Shore Study in some finer weather tomorrow morning - we're even promised sunshine!
Morfa Bay day 2
Morfa Bay 2015 Day 1
Paul Loveday from Malmesbury Secondary School came to work with children in Year 4 & 5 on various different problems as part of our Maths Focus Week this week.
Flower arranging with the church ladies for the Flower Festival
The new Willow Class have really enjoyed doing a variety of activities in their Moving on Days as Pirates!
Musical Showcase - July 2015
Mr Brown kindly performed a World War Two themed workshop for children in Poles on 2nd July.
'We'll Meet Again' Poles Summer Production 1st & 2nd July 2015
Maths Challenge Day at Malmesbury Secondary School
'Life Path' at Malmesbury Abbey, Years 4 & 5
Y6 Athletics Festival June 2015
Y6 Dance Class June 2015
Joint School Sports Day at Lea and Garsdon Primary. 12th June 2015
Maths Problem Solving morning 10.6.15
Welcome to the gallery! Please enjoy browsing the children’s work.
Year 6 Science taster session at Malmesbury secondary school. Malmesbury School is one of the first schools in the country to receive a grant for specialist data logging equipment.
Small Schools Kwik Cricket Festival Friday 5th June
Final day of Brno visit
The week at our link school has gone so quickly. It's been a wonderful experience for all of us and I know the children will have lots to talk about. The host families and their children were incredibly generous and welcoming.
We spent our last morning visiting Brno centre - well worth a visit. The pictures include Spilberk Castle, the old Town Hall, St Petrov Cathedral and some of the squares with theatres and an amazing unlikely looking black clock.
Visit to Caves of the Moravian Karst
We had an amazing trip here on Thursday - travelling by train and bus (plus a long walk). We used a cable car to Macocha Abyss (139m deep) and travelled by boat along a 440m underground stream.
Most of today's photos are from our trip to the Science Centre - there are also short videos.