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June 15, 2018

Friday 15th June 2018 – Geography in Year 3

Filed under: Geography,Year 3 @ 4:17 pm

Year 3 have started their new topic of ‘Florida’ in Year 3 which has caused much excitement among the children! Over the next few weeks, the children will be looking at the climate and landscape of Florida as well as tourism and tourist attractions. This will involve lots of map work! One of our activities asked the children to order some pictures starting off in space and ending up with Micky and Minnie Mouse. This got the children thinking about where America is on a world map, where Florida is in America and what other states surround Florida. There was lots of great discussion by the children and a successful completion of the task!

Friday 15th June 2018 – This Week’s Value Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:13 pm

Friday 15th June 2018 – Thank you & Sorry

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:11 am

Parents and pupils at Bishop’s Waltham Junior support the school incredibly well with our endeavor to raise money for various charities as well as donating goods for school based events and fund raisers.

Just this week, donations have been brought into school to support the World-class Fayre, Summer BBQ and the DKMS charity. Your generosity is incredible and for that I thank you. However, it has become apparent lately that we are asking an awful lot of parents and on a very frequent basis – for this, I apologise. Next year we will aim to be more aware of this and be more selective when asking parents/pupils for donations.

Friday 15th June 2018 – Staffing Update

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:08 am

I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of some staffing news.

New appointment
The school has appointed Miss Marina Elwes. She will take up post from September 2018 working as a Class Teacher in Y4 covering Mrs. Mars’s maternity leave.

Congratulations Miss Batchelor.
Miss Batchelor has been part of Y4 Redwood Class all year as a SCITT trainee teacher. Under the careful mentoring of Mrs. Mars and the support and learning from the Wildern Partnership, I’m pleased to announce that she has been successful in securing her first teaching job. She will take up post as Y3/4 class teacher at Botley Primary School from Sept 2018. We wish her all the best with her teaching career. It has been a real pleasure watching the next generation of teachers’ blossom within the BWJ surroundings.

Farewell Mrs Davey
After 14 years of service working at Bishop’s Waltham Junior Schools, Mrs Claire Davey will sadly be leaving us at the end of this academic year. On behalf of myself, the Governors, staff, pupils and parents, I would like to thank her for the incredible contribution and service she has given to this school. She has had such a wonderful impact on the lives of hundreds of children and I know she takes great pleasure in the work that she does.

Mrs Davey clearly came into this role to make a difference to the life chances of young people; and her passion, expertise and commitment to the job was evident every single day.
It has been an honour and a pleasure having her work at this school as a Teaching Assistant. I wish her all the happiness and success in whatever the future has in store for her after she leaves Bishop’s Waltham Junior.

Friday 15th June 2018 – Y6 Summer Production

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:07 am

Pupils in Year 6 are busy rehearsing for their end of year production of ‘Pirates of the Curry Bean.’ Information about ticket sales will be sent out shortly. Performances will take place in the school hall on the evenings of Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July.

Friday 15th June 2018 – Summer BBQ (6th July)

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 11:06 am

This year, the end of term BBQ (FOBS) will be held on Friday 6th July, 6.00-8.00pm. A BBQ & Bar will be provided along with a range of entertainment and fun for everyone. Hopefully, lots of you will be able to attend and the weather is warm, dry and sunny 

Friday 15th June 2018 – Winchester Schools’ Swimming Gala

Filed under: Swimming,Whole School @ 11:04 am

Congratulations to all our swimmers who recently competed in the Winchester Schools’ Gala.

Schools were only allowed to take a maximum of 12 children in their team. There were 25 schools taking part altogether, including the usual ‘Big Guns’ of St Swithuns, Twyford, Pilgims and Sherbourne but also a number of local schools e.g. Colden Common, Otterbourne etc. so a good mix.

Every member of the swimming team performed really well and should be proud of their achievements.

Our results were as follows:
The boys mixed stroke were 3rd overall in the heats and 3rd again in the final.
The girls mixed stoke were 8th overall in the heats so missed out on the final (top 6 schools only)
Boys freestyle were 4th overall in the heats and 4th in the final
Girls freestyle were also 4th in the heats and 4th in the final

William P-L, Ava Barnes and Vanessa K swam in the Y4 25m freestyle sprint.
Vanessa just missed out on the finals as she was 8th overall.
William was 4th in the heats and 5th in the final
Ava was 4th in the heats and took 2nd place in the final

All finalists were presented with rosettes by the Mayor of Winchester and Ava received a small shield to keep for 2nd place.

All participants demonstrated a great team spirit and were constantly seen encouraging each other. The whole team were great ambassadors for their politeness, behaviour and their superb swimming ability.

Thank you to the parents who helped on poolside and those who supported in the gallery and provided transport.

Friday 15th June 2018 – Father’s Day Gifts

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 11:01 am

On Thursday, pupils from across the school were given the opportunity to purchase a small gift for father’s day. I would like to thank members of FOBS for organising this and hope all the dads/uncles/grand-fathers out there are happy with the gifts they receive on Sunday morning.

Friday 15th June 2018 – Bishop’s Waltham Carnival

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:38 am

Thank you very much to all of the pupils, parents and staff that joined the BWJS procession at the Bishop’s Waltham Carnival last Saturday.. The Witches & Wizards theme was clearly a hit with the children as the creativity of the costumes was amazing.

We all had great fun following the marching band through the town up to the carnival ground.

Thank you also to Mrs. Trott & Mrs. White for organising and running a FoBS stall in a bid to raise some extra money for the pupils at BWJS. Your commitment is very much appreciated.

June 14, 2018

Thursday 14th June 2018 – Year 4 Science homework

Filed under: Science,Whole School,Year 4 @ 8:14 am

Following on from our Living Things science unit, Year 4 created a range of mini beast habitats. Yesterday, we displayed the children’s homework in the school’s garden. Some insects started to use them instantly! The children enjoyed looking at everyone’s inventive mini beast homes.


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