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October 30, 2020

Friday 30th October 2020 – FOBS Getting Creative:

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:21 pm

Good Morning Everyone.

I hope you have all been enjoying your half term holiday.

Please take the time to watch a short video outlining some of the ways FOBS have been getting creative to help raise much needed funds for the pupils at BWJ.

Message from the Headteacher

Bishop’s Waltham Painted Pumpkin Walk (Sat 31st Oct/Sun 1st Nov)

Why not download the BW map and go and view the amazing painted pumpkins on display.

BW Painted Pumpkin Event 

Bishop’s Waltham School Lottery

The first school draw will take place on Saturday 28th November (and weekly thereafter).  We are aiming to reach the target of 50 tickets – this will help generate a £1000 per year for BWJS.  Please see the link below for further details (Be sure to search Bishop’s Waltham Junior School)

Anyone can enter the school lottery – so please feel free to share the link far and wide.  Thank you for the support.

Look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 2nd November.


Darren Campbell

October 23, 2020

Friday 23rd October 2020 – Staff First Aid Training:

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:54 am

Before staff at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School officially start their half term holiday, they are busy receiving refresher FIRST AID training – delivered by Medicott.

‘Keeping your children safe’

October 22, 2020

Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Bronze Age Workshop with Paul Nolan

Filed under: History,Year 3 @ 4:49 pm

Today, Year 3 were lucky enough to spend the morning with author and historian Paul Nolan and took part in a series of activities to deepen their understanding of the Bronze Age.

Great fun was had pushing over ‘Foamhenge’ and working as a team using ropes and logs to move stones as they would have done in those times in order to create stone circles. The children really enjoyed listening to and acting out extracts of Paul’s book, ‘Age of Bronze’ and learning about the rituals that might have taken place when someone (rich) died.

Back in the classroom, the children played ‘guess the artefact’ and consolidated their knowledge of the similarities and differences in the Stone Age, Bronze age and Iron Age.

We would like to thank Paul for once again delivering a cracking workshop (all very COVID aware too!) and I’m sure the children will go home buzzing about the experience.

Over half term, we would like the children to complete a short follow-up home learning activity, which is now live on Google Classroom – enjoy!

Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Thank you:

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:00 pm

I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of my staff members for the way in which they have conducted themselves over the course of this half term.

I can honestly say this has been the hardest, most stressful half term I have ever faced in my professional career. However, having such amazing staff, that have adapted to new ways of working; coped and dealt with the unexpected and ever changing routines and guidance has made my job that much easier – and for that, I can’t thank them enough. Observing how they have supported their colleagues through this turbulent and difficult time has made me feel incredibly proud and lucky to lead such a wonderful school.

The children settled back into school life superbly well and it has been fantastic seeing them all with big smiles on their faces – and engaging with their learning. Thank you to all of the BWJS parents/carers – your support and encouragement through this half term has been nothing short of brilliant. It has really been appreciated!

I hope you all have a relaxing half term holiday. We go again on Monday 2nd November.

Thank you. Darren Campbell

October 21, 2020

Wednesday 21st October – SCHOOL LOTTERY GOES LIVE:

Filed under: Whole School @ 5:01 pm

To start supporting, visit: and search for Bishop’s Waltham.

FIRST DRAW – SATURDAY 28TH NOVEMBER (then every Saturday thereafter)

Wednesday 21st October 2020 – ‘YOU SHOP. AMAZON GIVES’

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:34 pm

‘Do you shop regularly on Amazon?’

As I am sure you will be aware, we are unable to participate in many of our usual school fundraisers this year (Fireworks, Christmas Fayre etc).

Chances are however, a lot of people will be shopping this Christmas on Amazon – so why not support the school by converting your account to a SMILE ACCOUNT.

Simply visit the link below and set it up with your personal information, the new account will transfer all your current information across.

Enter the following schools details as your chosen charity (Friends Of Bishops Waltham Junior School) and shop as normal.

All you have to remember is to sign in to the Smile Amazon account each time you place your order.

Your continued support is truly appreciated.

Support Friends of Bishops Waltham Junior School by starting shopping at

Mr Campbell is all set up…..well, his wife keeps Amazon in business!

Thank you in advance.

Thursday 21st October 2020 – Year 5 – Science – The Solar System

Filed under: Science,Whole School,Year 5 @ 3:06 pm

Following on from our fantastic experience in the Science dome, Year 5 have been researching the Solar System. Over the last two days, we’ve been working in pairs and groups to research the planets in more detail. From this research we have collaborated to produce fact files. Due to the interest generated by their time in the dome, the year group have be enthused by the topic and looking forward to learning more in a future science unit. Again, thank you to F.O.B.S for paying for the dome’s visit as it has enriched the children’s learning.

Wednesday 21st October – Bishop’s Waltham Painted Pumpkin Walk:

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:49 pm

‘Can you help Alison Trott (BWJS FOBS) raise £1000 to help provide much needed funds for Bishops Waltham Junior & Infant School?

For more details, click on the link below.

Please feel free to share the information with friends and family, join in with the event, and maybe consider donating to their JustGiving Crowdfunding Page:

Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

To keep up to date with all FOBS events – be sure to like/follow the FOBS FACEBOOK GROUP


It would be great to welcome some additional parents onto the PTA (FOBS). If you are interested in helping raise money for the pupils in the school, and would like to become part of a friendly social group of parents – please contact

We are looking at how best we can continue to operate during this time whereby traditional fund raising events are unable to operate. If you have any ideas – please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We may not be meeting in person at the minute – but we are all now way more confident in taking part in virtual meetings 🙂

Wednesday 21st October 2020 – BWJS School Lottery:

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:37 pm

Bishop’s Waltham Junior School is officially launching a school lottery.

First draw will take place on 28th November 2020.

The lottery has been set up specifically to help raise money and make a difference for our children. It’s a fantastic way to bring parents, carers, school staff and the wider community together – in partnership with our school – and at the same time give something back.

We hope to raise funds that can support and enrich the education of our children. This year we aim to raise money to purchase some chromebooks and develop an outside nature retreat.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

More details soon.

October 19, 2020

Monday 19th October 2020 – Science Dome

In the science dome, we learnt lots about adaptation and our environment. It was very interesting to see the impact that we make on the world. The images that they projected onto the inside of the dome made you feel like you were there in the different habitats. We are very thankful that they could come in and make learning more enjoyable to take part in for us and thank you to the F.O.B.S.

(written by Anna, Eva and Eliza, Birch Class)

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