We have high expectations of the children in our school and are proud of their achievements. Although we are one of the county’s smallest schools we remain one of the ones whose standards are at the top of the performance tables which is quite an achievement. This week I was delighted to receive a letter from the Director of Education and Skills at Wiltshire County Council and wanted to share a part of it with you: Continue reading “Congratulations from Wiltshire Council”
School staff were extremely busy over the summer holiday working on school improvements. The old nursery building – now named Woodpecker room (after the regular visitor to the tree opposite the office) has a very new look and is being used daily for lunches, small teaching groups and music lessons. The toilets have been replaced so are now full-sized and have full-height doors: huge thanks go to the generous donations from two of our parents and hard work from volunteers to install. They also have built access steps from the field to the patio area where the picnic tables have been relocated.
Children in Skylark classroom are able to enjoy the extra space they now have to use and they also have an outside covered area so they are able to play outside in all weathers. We have been able to update some of the Early Years outside equipment using the very generous donation of £1000 from Tesco’s from their ‘Bags for Life’ token collection.
The children are now able to make use of the field all year round with the addition of an all-weather track. This extends around the whole field and is accessible from the existing steps and from the playground via new steps. The track not only looks amazing but enables the children to increase their activity and fitness levels; both in PE lessons and playtimes. It also extends the children’s play area which means the playground is less congested – and in giving the children more area to run in again involves them in active play.
We had an amazing ‘Big RE’ week in school. All the children were involved in questioning to discover more about Christianity and investigate answers to questions about The Christmas Story, The Trinity and whether Jesus was The Messiah. Reverend Eleanor and Reverend Stéphane were both very involved in the planning and activities within school. Continue reading “#followthatstar”
There was great excitement in school last week as we watched our new play trail being installed on our top pitch. The cemented in posts are now secure and it is all ready for the children to play on at break time one Monday. It looks fantastic. Huge thanks go to the PTFA who have been raising the money for this.