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October 19, 2018

Friday 19th October 2018 – Special Mention to the Staff at BWJS

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:34 pm

We are very fortunate to have such well-behaved, happy and attentive pupils that attend this school but I wanted to take this opportunity to give out a special mention to ALL of the staff.
At BWJS, the teachers, teaching assistants, office/site/lunch team all work tirelessly to ensure the pupils receive the best possible education. They go above and beyond what is expected of them as they are acutely aware of the positive benefits it has on the lives of the pupils. I’m proud to be Headteacher of such a wonderful school with such amazing staff.

I hope they all manage to enjoy the half term holiday.

Darren Campbell

Friday 19th October 2018 – Budding Photographers

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:20 pm

A number of BWJS pupils submitted entries into the Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society Junior Competition.

I’m pleased to announce that Helena & Freya (Y4) were awarded 2nd place and a ‘highly commended’ respectively.

You can see their submitted photos below.

Here’s a link to the junior slideshow (5 minutes long)

Friday 19th October 2018 – Value Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:10 pm

Well done to this weeks winners 🙂

Friday 19th October 2018 – Pumpkin Design Competition Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:27 pm

The whole school recently had the opportunity to enter a Pumpkin Design Competition organised by the Bishop’s Waltham Chamber of Commerce.

We received lots of entries and 12 winning designs were chosen today by school staff.

The winners are all invited to carve out their pumpkins at an event in the Jubilee Hall on Thursday 25th October. The carved pumpkins will then be displayed in shop windows around Bishop’s Waltham over the course of Halloween.

Thank you very much too all pupils who entered and to the 12 lucky winners.

Well done: Chloe (Y6), Emilia (Y3), Jessica (Y3), Skye (Y6), Beth (Y4), Jasmine (Y4), Annie (Y6), Delilah (Y5), Faith (Y5), Robyn (Y6), Riley (Y5) & Eva (Y3)

Friday 19th October 2018 – Congratulations to Mrs Peach:

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:13 am

Yesterday, Mrs Peach attended a graduation ceremony in Winchester where she was presented with the ‘National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination.’

For the last few years, Mrs Peach has been working towards achieving this national qualification as part of a statutory requirement for all newly appointed Special Educational Needs Co-oridinators. The programme aims to develop participants’ professional knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts and debates addressed in the academic and professional literature, in order to lead and co-ordinate special educational needs and disability (SEN and D) provision across an educational setting.

Congratulations to Mrs Peach.

Friday 19th October – Year 4 – Science

Filed under: Science,Year 4 @ 7:57 am

This week, Year 4 have been investigating sound in science. We have looked at how sound is made, helped Mr McKenna find the best material to soundproof his house and acted out how the ear works. Some children have even been telling their parents what they’ve been doing this week at school… Science obviously rules in Year 4!


October 18, 2018

Thursday 18th October 2018 – Film Night

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 11:32 am

Over 150 children packed into the school hall last night to watch ‘The Greatest Showman’, a showing organised by FOBs who also provided drinks, biscuits and hot dogs for all who attended.

Thanks to the FOBs team for working so hard to provide experiences like this for the children of our school.

October 17, 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Art Club: Rain Forest Birds

Filed under: Art Clubs,Art Gallery,Whole School @ 8:08 pm

This half-term pupils have worked hard at developing their skills during club sessions.   I have been delighted by the standard of work produced and would like to thank them for their determination and commitment shown towards developing work to the best of their ability.

Very well done Archie C, Thomas P, Esme N-W, Helena B, Jazimine T, Lily L, Mia F, Jennifer D, Olivia P, Ophelia B, Sofiya W,  Sophie P, William C.

Mrs Bradley

October 16, 2018

Tuesday 16th October 2018 – Visit from writer Paul Nolan

Filed under: History,School Trips & Visits,Year 5 @ 9:15 pm

Year Five had a fantastic visit from local author, Paul Nolan, today.  The children spent most of the morning in the school hall, hearing – and more importantly, re-enacting – key events from World War Two.

The morning began with a child dressing in the uniform of a World War Two soldier, whilst many children wore garrison hats.  They learnt how it felt to be part of the action on the beach of Dunkirk during the failed invasion.  Sounds effects rattled through the school hall as they took the positions of key troops in the battle.

Real stretchers were used as they raced to rescue casualty after casualty from the beach, back onto the waiting boats.

Later the children experienced, again through drama, the emotions of being caught up in an air raid on the Home Front.   A number of children wore costumes as they learnt about the different roles required to keep England safe under heavy enemy bombing.

Using their experiences from the morning, we then returned to classrooms to begin writing stories based around either the Dunkirk landings or life on the Home Front.  The children worked enthusiastically on their stories and we wait to see what Paul Nolan makes of their creativity.

Paul will be back in school on Friday, for those children wishing to buy a signed copy of one of his books.  We thank him for his great enthusiasm and passion for bringing history alive today.

The workshop was funded  by FOBS and, as always, we’re hugely grateful for the contributions they, and parents who attend their events, make to enhance our curriculum at BWJS.




Tuesday 16th October 2018 – Art Club: Winter Silhouettes

Filed under: Art Clubs,Art Gallery @ 9:14 pm


Art Club Update: Winter Silhouettes – Spring Term 2018

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