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July 18, 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019 – FOBS Summer BBQ & Band

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 11:02 am

On Friday 12th July, pupils, staff, parents and community members enjoyed the sunshine, burgers and live music at the Summer BBQ (organised by the wonderful PTA.)

Mr Senior’s band (60ft Chicken) performed to an appreciative crowd and there were impressive displays from Bishop’s Waltham Karate Club and Dancebusters.  Parents and children were also kept entertained with a wide array of stalls and activities.  Many thanks to Mrs Helen White and her FoBS committee members/volunteers for organsing the end of term spectacle.

We are still awaiting a total from the event but rest assured, all money will be spent on the pupils of BWJS.

Thank you once again for all of your support.

July 22, 2019

Monday 22nd July 2019 – Summer Music Concert:

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:59 pm

The hall was alive with the sound of music this afternoon when the whole school came together to listen and enjoy the talents of our amazing young musicians. 

The 19 children who performed truly shone with musical talent and put on a fantastic show. Each of the children prepared, practised and performed their own choice of music to an extremely high standard. 

The concert was also the debut performance of the Bishop’s Waltham Junior School Ensemble. These children only began rehearsing, as a group, 5 weeks ago but  they are already a competent and entertaining group.

We are sure all who attended will agree that this was a fantastic end to the school’s musical year. 

Today marked the start of a new era at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, where we intend to hold regular concerts to celebrate the musical talents of the children at our school. 

Monday 22nd July – Year 4 Capacity

Filed under: Maths,Whole School,Year 4 @ 11:53 am

Today, Year 4 became witches and wizards to brew up potions! Using the Harry Potter theme children experimented with water and capacity. The beginning of the activity involved converting measurements to millilitres. Subsequently, children completed a variety of practical capacity activities. These ranged from mixing measurements for their cauldrons to estimating the capacity of different containers. Thank you to Mrs Barclay for lending us her cauldrons…

Annual Cookery Competition Final

Filed under: Whole School @ 9:25 am

This year it has been the Lowers School’s turn to take part in the annual cookery competition. This year the competition final was kindly hosted by ‘The Crown Inn’ in Bishop’s Waltham.

Eight very excited finalists, who had designed their sandwiches in school, made their way in the rain to The Crown Inn with Mrs Senior and Mrs Amos. They were met by Davina Tibbetts and various judges from Bishop’s Waltham Chamber of Commerce, who have supported the event.

The children worked beautifully in their pairs to follow their plans and create their delicious sandwiches. Many had bought in decorations from home and presented sandwiches of a very high standard. I know the judges found choosing a winner incredibly difficult!

Bobbie and Vinnie from Gingko Class were crowned the winners and were awarded a cookery book each and a voucher to take their families into The Crown to try out their sandwich, which will be making an appearance on the menu in a week or so’s time. Each runner up was given a cookery book and goody bag too.

The children love taking part in the Cookery Competition each year -learning about and sampling locally sourced food in the workshops and then incorporating these into their own designs. We’re incredibly grateful for the support we receive from Southern Co-Operative in funding the workshops and sourcing ingredients and to Davina Tibbets for organising the event. Special thanks this year also go to Hylands, Stainers Bakery and Any Fish for their kind donations. Also to our judges: Beth Heritage and Sam(Southern Co-Op), Robin Shepherd (BW Town Team), Tracy Dudman (BECOT) and especial thanks to Kenny at The Crown Inn for hosting the event and supplying goody bags and vouchers for the children.

July 21, 2019

Friday 19th July 2019 – Year 6 Fairground Rides

Filed under: Whole School @ 9:34 pm

For their final topic of the year, Year 6 have been designing, building, programming and wiring their own fairground rides. Starting with a very basic frame, the children had to problem-solve a number of issues: what kind of ride to create, how to support the ride, how to programme the ride, and how to make the ride look appealing. They have done a fantastic job of putting their creations together.

July 19, 2019

Friday 19th July 2019: Rocksteady Concert

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:45 pm

BWJS pupils, staff and parents were treated to an afternoon of music today as 4 school-based bands performed at the Summer Rocksteady Concert. The technical playing ability was clear for all to see and the reaction of the audience demonstrated how they felt about the quality of music on show. AMAZING!

Well done to all of the band members.

Friday 19th July 2019 – Ancient Egypt in Year 5

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:16 am
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Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Egypt in their History topic this term and this week, they created a board game all about mummification and the afterlife. The children learnt a great deal about why both elements of Ancient Egyptian life were important and as their learning outcome, they were challenged to create a board game to test their knowledge! They had a great morning playing each other’s games and answering many questions which has really helped to bring their learning to life.

July 18, 2019

Thursday 19th July 2019 – Year 3 Watercolour Painting

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:08 pm

Year 3 enjoyed a lovely whole day of sketching and watercolour painting today as they each produced a painting of a Floridian scene, which completes their Florida topic. Building on what they had learnt studying the work of Lake District artist William Heaton Cooper, and previous lessons learning and practising watercolour skills and techniques, the children really excelled as young artists. They worked hard to paint in considered layers, starting with a pale colourwash, and building depth of colour and tone as they continued. They are rightly very proud of themselves – well done Year 3!

Thursday 18th July 2019 – Year 4 – Ukulele concert

Filed under: Music,Whole School,Year 4 @ 12:02 pm

This Tuesday, Year 4 performed their final Listen2me concert. All term they have been practising to play the ukulele. All of that hard work was on display during their concert. In front of the school and parents and carers, the children showed no nerves and produced a superb performance. The year group should be proud of their musical achievements this year. Well done. Thank you to Mr Potter for tutoring them this year and to Mrs Harris who plays with both classes every week!

July 17, 2019

XVII.VII.MMXIX – Year 4 – Roman numerals

Filed under: History,Maths,Whole School,Year 4 @ 2:49 pm

This week we’ve been using Roman numerals in Maths. To begin, we learnt about the use of the Roman numerals in our everyday lives and how we use an Arabic number system. Next, we became code breakers working about how to convert numbers into Roman numerals. Finally, we completed some exciting activities and took part in a game of Roman numerals bingo!





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