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July 2019 - School News
11th July 2019
Following the success of the Buddy Ensemble at the Royal Albert Hall, 8 of our pupils were selected to restage the amazing performance at a concert at Blenheim Palace.
As well as having a picnic before a final rehearsal, the performance was watched by numerous parents and a selection of VIP. These included Time Stevenson OBE: the Lord Lieutenant to the Queen!
2nd July 2019
We were lucky enough to have a visit from a real firefighter in Red Kite Class. She brought in her different suits and equipment. We learnt how to be safe with fire; about the firefighting profession; what to do in case of a fire; how to do CPR in care of an emergency; and we even had the opportunity to try on a small firefighter’s suits made for children!
June 2019 - School News
24th June 2019
The Dark Codes
On Thursday 20th June the school was invaded by aliens. Fortunately the children were able to save the school by solving mathematical challenges and problems. They needed to work in teams to crack the code. There was amazing team work and many demonstrated the excellent progress they have made in Maths. Some children enjoyed the session so much that they have requested Maths lessons be like that every day!
23rd June 2019
Geography Week In Chaffinch
During our geography week we focussed on China. We explored where China was in the world, which 14 countries surround it and whether we would like to live in a megacity. This was followed by looking at the impact of the growing economy, including the positives and negatives of the Three Gorges Dam.
20th June 2019
We're Going to the Zoo!
Wren Class would like to say a big thank you to the Rotary Club for the trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park; for transporting us all there and back safely and for providing us with such a yummy lunch. We all had a great day and were so lucky that it didn’t rain all day!
17 June 2019
'Statement From The Board' - Click the link to read
May 2019 - School News
6th May 2019
Northern House School (Oxford) recently had a visit from a STEM Ambassador, Antoine du Baret, and his 3D printer! Antoine is a design engineer and he talked to some groups of children about his job and showed them how his printer worked.
April 2019 - School News
8th April 2019
Chaffinch Residential Trip
We returned safely from our fantastic residential at PGL in Dorset. After a long journey we reached the coast, which was bathed in sun. Our afternoon started with the Giant Swing, followed by the Tunnels. In the evening we went to the shop, watched a DVD and settled into our rooms. Overall a good first night's sleep was had by all. The following day was colder, but sunny. We started with low ropes. Do not be deceived! The children on the ropes have their eyes closed and are relying on the rest of the class to guide them and catch them if necessary. A massive step forward in trust amongst the class. This was followed by the zip line, lunch, aeroball and finally abseiling. All these tasks took a massive amount of courage for some children. The following day was an early start as we needed to pack up and move out of our rooms. Unfortunately the weather was less kind, especially for Jacob's ladder, which was a challenge in the rain and wind. We finished our time with archery.
I am so proud of all the class, who showed determination to overcome fears, kindness with supporting each other and for some managing to be away from home for the first time. The photos are just a small sample of the many photos we took. My thanks to Mrs Lee, Mr McClimont and Mr Reed for all their support and help in making this a successful trip.
- Mrs McClimont