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December 12, 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Binky Bear homework

Filed under: English,Geography,Year 3 @ 4:49 pm

Year 3 have been working incredibly hard over the past 2 weeks to create their very own Binky Bear, which links to our English and Geography topics. The children should feel very proud of themselves for the effort and creativity they have shown.

A special mention must go to Stanley from Gingko. He baked 32 Binky Gingerbread cookies, cut out 32 green waistcoats from icing and iced 32 Binky faces! What an original idea! What’s more, he shared his Binky cookies with Gingko class (including Miss Pearmain and Mrs Davey) and we all thoroughly enjoyed eating them! Thank you, Stanley and well done!

December 8, 2017

Friday 8th December 2017 – Bishop’s Waltham Christmas Street Fayre:

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:37 am

Yesterday evening, the school choir performed at the Bishop’s Waltham Christmas Street Fayre.

The pupils, under the guidance of Mr. Senior, have been working really hard over the last few weeks rehearsing a number of Christmas songs. Their hard work paid off as the singing was beautiful.

A huge well done to all the pupils that took part!

Thursday 7th December 2017 – This Week’s Value Award Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:36 am

December 6, 2017

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Cyclo-Cross League:

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:24 pm

It has come to my attention that a couple of pupils at BWJS (Livvy N, Charlotte S) compete in the Wessex Cyclo-Cross League.

The league is a series of races organised by various cycling clubs within the Wessex Region. The Wessex region covers the area including Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire and Wiltshire with races in Oxford, Reading, Swindon, Southampton and places in between.

The league is open to any cyclist irrespective of ability and caters for all ages from 7 to 70.

The cyclo-cross season runs from September to January and the Wessex League competition usually consists of 12 races with each race counting towards the overall league positions for individuals and clubs.

At the end of the season there is a presentation evening and awards are made in the various age categories for individual and team performances.

Livvy (Y6) is pictured here competing in her latest race. She got into the sport by following in the footsteps of her older brother.

Charlotte (Y6) came 3rd in the under 12 age group at the Southern regional cyclocross championships last Sunday.
She made it into 3rd by 0.2 of a second in a sprint finish! ….no medals but a lovely water bottle as a prize instead.

Well done Livvy & Charlotte. We look forward to hearing about future races.

Mr D Campbell

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Karate Success:

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:14 pm

Last Saturday some of the karate club took part in the Applied Associate of Karate Annual Competition at South Downs College. They were split into competing groups depending upon their grading (belt colour).

In Ely’s group there were twenty-five competitors competing in two events – the Kata and the Three-Step. Ely did amazingly well and finished first in both the Kata and the Three-Step.

Photo of him collecting his trophies 🙂

Dad, Mum and Flora are very proud of him!

December 5, 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Online Safety Guidance for Parents/Carers

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:51 pm

Following liaison with the police we are sending this email to all primary schools. We would very much appreciate your co-operation in circulating this message to parents and re-enforcing the importance of online safety.

With the Christmas holidays approaching and the prospect of children perhaps receiving digital media as a gift in some shape or form – tablets and gaming consoles, for example – we thought it would be an appropriate time to remind you about the responsible use of such devices.

Following, the recent news stories relating to the Police’s increasing concerns about child exploitation through social media ( ), please do take the time to set up robust parental controls on devices and ensure that you set the passwords and codes so that only you know them.

There is some helpful advice relating to this on Hampshire County Council’s website:

If your children are likely to be using the internet, you may find it helpful for them to be aware and to have viewed this website:

Helpful advice is also available from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) website:

Aside from the risk of exploitation and cyber bullying, it is unfortunate in this day and age that content exists on social media that would be inappropriate, and potentially harmful, for young children to view.

If you receive images or videos on Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp or via any other social media featuring people that are naked or are sexual in nature, these should be deleted immediately and reported to the Police on the non-emergency 101 telephone number. Many people are still unaware that showing or sharing such images or videos with others could mean they are committing a crime. However, if a genuine mistake is made, it would be treated as such by the Police.

Karen Nye
School Improvement Manager (Inclusion)

December 4, 2017

Monday 4th December 2017 – Christmas Production

Filed under: Whole School @ 1:04 pm

Rehearsals for the school Christmas Production ‘What a Knight’ are progressing well and the children (and staff) are now eagerly looking forward to performing in front of an audience.

Performance 1: Tuesday 12th December: 9.30am – Dress Rehearsal
Performance 2: Tuesday 12th December: 7pm – Parents
Performance 3: Wednesday 13th December: 7pm – Parents

Monday 4th December 2017 – BWJS Christmas Fayre

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 1:01 pm

BWJS Christmas Fayre will be taking place on Friday 8th December (3.30-5.15pm). As usual, members of FOBs have been working very hard making preparations for what promises to be a lovely event. Parent helpers would be greatly appreciated – please give your details to school office if you are available to assist.

Don’t forget to book your tickets to see Santa!

Hot drinks and cakes will be on sale in the hall, a place for visitors to sit and talk will be provided and the school choir will be performing for your enjoyment. Throughout the classrooms, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase Christmas presents from a variety of stalls and take part in a range of games and activities.

Each year the PTA organise and host a Christmas Fayre at the school. This event cannot take place without the kind, generous donations from parents/pupils. Your support has been very much appreciated. Thank you

Monday 4th December 2017 – Bishop’s Waltham Street Fayre

Filed under: Whole School @ 1:00 pm

Please come down to support the school choir on Thursday 7th December as they perform a range of Christmas songs at the Bishop’s Waltham Street Fayre. BWJS choir will take to the stage following the performance from the infant school at approx. 6.20pm

Monday 4th December 2017 – Swanmore Cross Country Competition

Filed under: Cross Country,PE,Whole School @ 12:59 pm

On Thursday 23rd November, 42 members of the school’s cross country team travelled to Swanmore College to compete against local schools in the annual pyramid cross country competition. There were four races on the day – each consisting of 30+ runners (Y3&4 girls, Y3&4 boys, Y5&6 girls and Y5/6 boys.) Teams were awarded points depending upon the overall individual finishing positions.

The course was exceptionally wet and muddy but it was expertly tackled by all of our runners. The effort and commitment demonstrated from all of the pupils from BWJS was superb and I am very proud of them all. Each and every runner excelled themselves, showing determination and real sportsmanship.

BWJS cross country team finished in 2nd place overall – an excellent achievement.

Well done to all runners – especially those competing in their first race.

Special mentions have to go to:
Zoe N and Isabelle S for finishing 1st and 2nd respectively in the Y3/4 Girls race
William P-L and Leon T-A for finishing 2nd and 5th respectively in the Y3/4 Boys race
Charlotte S and Rose A for finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Y5/6 Girls race.

Y3/4 Girls:
Helena B, Beth A, Poppy C, Sophie S, Bess W, Zoe N, Bethan F, Isabelle S, Gracie S

Y3/4 Boys:
Oscar D, Connor H, Ethan L, Riley W, Leon T-A, Joshua Y, Mylo P, Finlay T, William P-L, Lincoln R, Ben W, Jack G, Finley C, Freddie R, Harry H, Oscar B

Y5/6 Girls:
Robyn C, Rose A, Charlotte C, Charlotte S

Y5/6 Boys:
Kieron W, Harry A, Harvey W, Ralph G, Arthur M, Rowan G, Alfie H, Tomos W, George B, Ryan C, Joe T-A, Eric C, Ben N

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