The Great Fire of London

Today, we were amazed to see our Year 1 children come to school in clothing from the seventeenth century.  Mrs Brannan and Mrs Morris looked rather splendid in their costumes as did their courtiers. 

The rest of the school have had to spend most of the day curtseying to various members of the aristocracy!  Their wow day experience was even further enhanced by a visit from Science Oxford Live where the children learnt all about the Great Fire of London.  The show combined enthralling narrative with explosive demonstrations!  What an amazing way to end a fabulous week of learning.

 

 

Remembrance Day

On Sunday, two children from Year 2 and Mrs. Grier joined the remembrance day service in recognition of the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces, past and present.  The children helped lay a wreath on behalf of the Witney Partnership Primary Schools which was a great privilege.  On Monday morning, the whole school joined together with members of the community and St. Mary's Church to lay a wreath on behalf of St. Mary's Infant School.  The sun shone and despite a chilly wind, the children observed the two minute silence with respect and sang 'Peace, Perfect Peace' beautifully.

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Teams4U Shoeboxes

Over the past couple of weeks our families have generously been filling a shoebox with love for the charity Teams4U.  The shoeboxes are filled with toiletries, stationery, hats, gloves, may be sweets, small toys and even Christmas decorations.  The shoeboxes are collected by the High Street Methodist Church where a dedication service will be held this evening before they are transported off across Eastern Europe for those children less fortunate than our own.  We managed to collect nearly 50 shoeboxes which will hopefully bring some joy and spread our message of love, this Christmas.

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Seniors' Lunch at St. Mary's Church

On Wednesday, Year 2 entertained members of our community at the monthly Seniors’ Lunch at St Mary’s Church. Singing acapella, they delighted their audience with renditions of ‘Autumn Days’ and ‘Give me Oil in my Lamp’. 

As ever, Miss Reynolds insisted on audience participation much to the merriment of all.  I was so very proud of our children who brought some autumnal cheer to the lunch party.

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There is a vibrant, interesting and engaging curriculum. This is a strength of the school and reflects the determination that pupils will encounter first-hand experiences while maintaining a strong focus on their basic skills.

Ofsted, November 2018