The children were fascinated by the visit from Rabbi Zvi who shared details with the children of how he celebrates Jewish festivals during the year and also Friday night Shabbat. This built on and extended the work the children have been doing in their classes.
He turned Kestrel Classroom into a synagogue for the morning to demonstrate how Jewish people worship regularly and in the afternoon it became is ‘dining room’.
The children were full of questions and demonstrated their interest in RE and the extent of their knowledge.
Rabbi Zvi, who visits schools all over the country, was very impressed by St Thomas à Becket. before he left he remarked on how much the children obviously enjoy learning RE, how well they have been taught and how lucky they are to come to this school.
Congratulations Avebury – winners of Sport’s day once again!
We were blessed with the perfect weather this year – dry and sunny but not too hot. Everyone put their heart soul into their races and it was a very close finish. The overall winner by a very close margin once again was Avebury House.
We were particularly impressed with the examples of sportsmanship we saw from many of the children; cheering their team-mates on and commiserating if things didn’t go to plan.
The day was rounded off beautifully by the PTFA Fete with barbecue, ice creams and games.
Congratulations from Wiltshire Council
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: Read More …
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. Read More …
All Weather Track
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.
Extended Play Trail
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.