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January 23, 2017

Monday 23rd January 2017 – Congratulations to Miss Pearmain

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:43 pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following a successful interview, I’m pleased to announce that Miss Lucy Pearmain (Y3&4 phase leader) will take on the role of Acting Deputy Headteacher for the duration of Mrs Daniels’s maternity leave.

Miss Pearmain has the skills, knowledge and personal and professional attributes required to help bring about sustained improvement for all at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School. I’m excited by the opportunity of working in close partnership with her and I’m sure you’ll join me in congratulating her on a well-deserved promotion. Miss Pearmain will continue to teach in Y3 Gingko class for the majority of the week. Mrs Milne will cover the class on a Thursday and Friday afternoon, releasing Miss Pearmain for designated leadership time.

Kind regards,

Mr D Campbell

January 20, 2017

Friday 20th January 2017 – This week’s Value winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:32 pm


January 19, 2017

Thursday 19th January 2017 – Finished Fossils!

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:27 pm

Here are some examples of our finished fossils….

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Thursday 19th January 2017 – Fossil making in Year 3!

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:36 pm

Year 3 have had a great morning making dinosaur fossils! We have been looking a rocks and fossils as part of our Science unit of work which the children have found fascinating. We used alginate (a special type of powder that sets into a mould when mixed with water), a small plastic dinosaur and some plaster of Paris (mixed my Mrs Simpson and Mrs Davey) to help us create our fossil. The process was very quick and they are in the Year 3 area drying at the moment! All of the children worked very well together in their pairs and are now writing a set of clear instructions to inform people how to make a fossil…

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January 18, 2017

Wednesday 18th January 2017 – Parental Views Required Please

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:30 pm

Bishop’s Waltham Junior School is due an OFSTED Inspection any day now and we would really appreciate the VIEWS of ALL parents/carers.


The governors and staff at Bishop’s Waltham Junior would like to make a special PLEA and ask for AS MANY of you as possible to take 5 minutes out of your schedule and complete a short online questionnaire – in order to give your views about the school. OFSTED are scheduled to return to inspect the school at some point in the very near future so it would be great to have as many parents views recorded as possible.

OFSTED has a specific area on its website designed to allow PARENTS to give their VIEWS on their child’s school. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and pupil behaviour.

You can log onto the PARENTVIEW website using the following address:

Proceed by clicking on ‘GIVE YOUR VIEWS NOW’

You will then be required to register by supplying your email address.

Email addresses are only used to help prevent site misuse. Only OFSTED will have access to this information. More than one parent can log on in order to give their views.

This site is one of the first places OFSTED looks at before they visit/inspect a school. It would be wonderful if you could be pro-active and let them know how your child is getting on at Bishop’s Waltham Junior and what you think of the school.

Parents are asked to select one of the following answers in order to give their view on the areas of school listed below:

 Strongly agree/Agree/Disagree/Strongly disagree/Don’t know

1) My child is happy at this school
2) My child feels safe at this school
3) My child makes good progress at this school
4) My child is well looked after at this school
5) My child is taught well at this school
6) My child receives appropriate homework for their age
7) This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
8) This school deals effectively with bullying
9) This school is well led and managed
10) The school responds well to any concerns I raise
11) I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress
12) Would you recommend this school to another parent?

56 parents went online and submitted their views during 2015-2016 but at present it shows that NO VIEWS have been given for this academic year.

Your support in this matter would be very much appreciated.
Kind regards,

Mr D Campbell

January 17, 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017 – Cricket Opportunity for BWJS Pupils

Filed under: PE,Whole School @ 5:39 pm

Tuesday 17th January 2017 – 100% Attendance

Filed under: Whole School @ 5:34 pm

I would like to congratulate the following pupils who had 100% attendance over the duration of the Autumn Term.

Year 3
Ruby A, Ava B, Riley B, Finley C, Rebeka C, Harry H, Iona M, Freddie R, Archie C, Zara D, Dylan D, Zack P, Joshua P, Jacob V-Z, Jasmine W

Year 4
Zoe G, Ben L, Ella L, Kit M, Anya P, Stanley R, Elliot S, Jasmyn S, Harvey W, Isla C, Sam C, Emmanuella K, Bailey K, Isabella K, Arthur M, Guy P

Year 5
Grace B, Samson D, Charlie O, Steven O, Chloe V, Lillie V, Sian D, Edward H, Lucy H, Sophie J, Tomos W

Year 6
James B, Saffron D, William P, Dominic C, Lois M

Each child received a certificate for 100% attendance.

A huge well done to all the children who kept their attendance above 95% over the course of the autumn term, despite the dreadful sickness bug that was going around.

A small minority of pupils have fallen below the 90% threshold and parents will have received a letter last week, with an analysis of absence and/or lateness.

Regular attendance is a key factor in the educational achievement of pupils and I would like to thank all families for the efforts they have made in booking medical/dental appointments outside of the school day and for taking family holidays outside of term time. The whole school attendance figure for the autumn term was 95.6%

Tuesday 17th January 2017 – ‘2017 Junior Photo Competition’

Filed under: Whole School @ 5:25 pm

Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society invites local children to enter the ‘2017 JUNIOR PHOTO COMPETITION.’

To enter:
Forward one digital image of any subject to

The email should include your name and age, title of the image, together with contact details of a Parent or Guardian.

Closing Date = 1st May 2017

Winning entries will be displayed at BWPS Annual Exhibition to be held at The Patterson Centre, Swanmore in June 2017.


Tuesday 17th January 2017 – Health & Safety Officers

Filed under: Whole School @ 5:23 pm

Here at BWJS we take the Health and Safety of our pupils, staff and visitors very seriously and feel that the children have an important role in helping us do this. We have therefore, appointed pupil Health and Safety Officers. Each class has their own Health and Safety Officer.

Their role is to keep the staff, Mr Newton and Mrs Glasspool informed of any hazards they notice around the school environment. To do this they are going to encourage all pupils to identify and report hazards around the school site. This could be wonky paving slab, trip hazards or spills.

They are also going to be drawing up a set of school guidelines to help every child keep themselves and others safe at school. BWJS is a very safe place but accidents can happen. We are aiming to reduce the chances of accidents, help the children become more responsible for their own safety and ultimately, keep everyone at BWJS happy, healthy and safe.

Year 3 (Sophie S, Ruby A)
Year 4 (Daniel W, Isabella K)
Year 5 (Victoria L, Hannah V)
Year 6 (Kate J, Sophie Y)

January 12, 2017

Thursday 12th January 2017 – Heartstart in Year Six

Filed under: Year 6 @ 2:46 pm

Yesterday afternoon, Mrs Cooper joined us in Year Six to run through part of the Heartstart programme.  Children learned about how to put each other into the recovery position and what to do in the case of an emergency.  We’re lucky enough to be joined by Mrs Cooper again next week for a second session.

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