Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘Golden Time’ fun on Fridays…

The ringing of a bell at 11.45 am on a Friday morning signals the start of ‘Golden Time’. Take a look at the activities that have been happening this term.

Construction…

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Computer programming with ‘Hopscotch’…

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Beadcraft…

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‘Messy Art’…

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Choir…

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Ball Games…

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First Aid…

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Knitting…

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and Board Games…

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Friday mornings are very busy and lots of fun! 😀

An exciting visit this afternoon…

I wanted to share news of two very important visitors who came to see me this afternoon…

I was having a meeting when Mrs Budden knocked on the door to tell me that none other than Samuel Pepys and a fireman had arrived from 1666! They had come to show me their recounts of the Great Fire of London, written very beautifully with their quills.

I was delighted to receive such important historical visitors and I was also pleased that they didn’t mind receiving some present day stickers for their hard work 😀

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New friends, outdoor fun and Muddy Wellies…

Pre-school visitors, parents and grandparents joined some of our newest Reception Class pupils for some outdoor fun this morning.

Undeterred by the rain and under the guidance of Olwyn Menzies, Muddy Wellies Ranger, our visitors enjoyed sorting seeds, exploring textures, creating delicious dishes in the ‘mud kitchen, decorating pots and potting up plants. The session concluded with the toasting of marshmallows around the ‘campfire’.

Adults enjoyed the time to chat and the children made new friends, enjoyed outdoor fun and ate plenty of chocolate biscuits!

A special thank you to Olwyn Menzies for her time and expertise and to those who braved the weather and joined us this morning.

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Our Dazzling Disco

On Friday evening pupils returned to school in their brightest, sparkliest, dancing outfits ready for the PTA disco. We enjoyed the energetic dancing, delicious hot dogs and sweets from the tuck shop! We’d like to say a very big THANK YOU to the PTA team who made sure that everyone had a great evening 😀

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Year 6 visit to Marlborough Literature Festival

On Friday afternoon Willow Class took a trip to Marlborough to listen to Jane Hardstaff talk about her two novels, ‘The Executioner’s Daughter’ and its sequel ‘River Daughter’.

Some pupils chatted to Jane as she signed copies of her books.

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There was also time to take a look at some of the successful Woodborough School entries in the Marlborough Literature Festival competitions.

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Busy Wednesdays…

Wednesday afternoons are proving to be very busy this term with lots of after-school activities on offer…

These pupils are busy learning programming skills with Mrs Johanson. They are enjoying using ‘Scratch’.

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Meanwhile, the school hall has been filled with delicious aromas of dishes created by pupils from Years 1 and 2 who have been attending Cookery Club. So far they have made garlicky houmous, tasty guacamole and fabulous pizzas…

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Singing Club and Netball Club also take place on Wednesday afternoons – we’ll post some pictures of those clubs soon!

Road Safety Refresher

October commenced at school with a reminder about road safety for all pupils. All classes took the time to put on their high viz jackets and walked to and from the Social Club via the field path. Miss Dexter saw everyone safely across the road.

Everyone was reminded to walk sensibly alongside an adult and to stay on the pavement away from the edge of the road. Reminders were also given about waiting until Miss Dexter is ready for people to cross the road and using the field path courteously, showing respect for other field path users and the neighbours in nearby houses.

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A wonderful Harvest Thanksgiving and Welcome Service

Thank you to everyone who joined us on 25th September to celebrate Harvest time and a special thank you to Rev’d Larkey who led our Service.

Our theme was the seasons, nature and the elements and all classes worked extremely hard to share their ideas in original ways.

Oak Class sang about falling autumn leaves to the well known tune of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’…

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Sycamore Class told us confidently about the importance of clean air and displayed their beautifully sparkly balloons…


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Maple Class created a display of raindrops and mimed different uses of water as we listened to ‘Singing in the Rain’…

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Cherry Class linked their literacy and presented Harvest Haikus based on the theme of crops grown in the soil…

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Lime (C) Class discovered the many ways in which wood is used…

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Lime (N) Class shared poetry, drama and music about the importance of fire…

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Willow Class summarised our Harvest Thanksgiving with poems written about the themes that the other classes had shared…

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Our Service then concluded with a special ‘Welcome to Woodborough School’ to our youngest members of school – pupils in Oak Class (and their parents).

Rev’d Larkey, assisted by Mr Johnson-Hugil, representing our Foundation Governors, blessed each new pupil and presented them all with a small cross.

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Lots of visitors joined us for our Service – here are a couple of examples of the comments that they left…

“Great to see the children thinking about what they are thankful for. The variety and confidence was lovely.”

“Another wonderful, warm and charming Harvest Festival Service. Thank you.”