Tilshead Memorial Service for the Glider Pilot Regiment and Airborne Forces
On the morning of Saturday 22nd February many friends, families and villagers met at the Village Hall and then The Memorial Stones in Tilshead. There with the Venerable Alan Jeans, Archdeacon of Sarum and Hon. Chaplain to the Rifles Associationto we dedicated two new benches and remembered the members of the Airborne forces who through many years have given their lives so we may live in peace.
Winchester Science Museum and Planetarium
The children threw themselves wholeheartedly into the activities and workshops at the science museum on our recent trip.
Woodpecker Room make-over
The re-cladding of Woodpecker Room is now complete. I am sure you will agree it looks stunning and this refurbishment now preserves the building for us eby the children for many years to come.
In the summer we were lucky to be able have the children’s toilets refurbished. I the summer the children from Chough Class raised money to help people in world who do not have adequate toilet facilities. We twinned our toilets with 5 around the world.
Bovington Tank Museum
A great day for all to bring alive work carried out in school on World War 2. The dressing up and hands on activities were enjoyed by all the children (and adults!).
The whole school were praised for their behaviour and attitudes when they attended the Remembrance Day Service at the church in Chitterne.
Pirates of the Currybean
Our pirate themed summer production was a resounding success. The children were fantastic and the performance thoroughly enjoyed by all. Once again we were blessed with a beautiful sunny evening. Well done to everyone who worked hard taking part, working backstage and producing the show.
SS Great Britain
The whole school enjoyed a fabulous day in Bristol visiting the SS Great Britain. A highlight was dressing up and exploring below deck to see where passengers and crew worked and lived.
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.