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June 28, 2017

Wednesday 28th June 2017 – Ceilidh Dance Festival

Filed under: Whole School @ 7:55 pm

33 children across years 3-6 took part in the Ceilidh Dance Festival held at the Jubilee Hall. The children have been practising for this festival during the Ceilidh Dancing club which has been run by Mrs Amos and Mrs Davey afterschool on a Thursday. The children have learnt many dances to lots of different pieces of music using traditional Ceilidh moves. Today, there were a variety of infant, junior and primary schools all performing together as a celebration of Ceilidh Dancing. Both Mrs Amos and Mrs Davey said how proud they were of the children and the way they performed and were able to remember the dances. They were very well behaved and showed our school values throughout the afternoon. An enjoyable afternoon was had by both children and adults!

Many thanks to Mrs Simpson and Miss Ekless who accompanied the children to the Jubilee Hall as well as the parents and family members who went along to support at the festival.

June 27, 2017

Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Vegetable Garden

Filed under: Year 3 @ 3:51 pm

Ben, Bethan and Olivia had lots of fun picking some broad beans from the garden this morning to use in our pasta salads! We had quite the collection and they tasted lovely!

Tuesday 27th June 2017 – Pasta Salad making in Year 3

Filed under: DT,Year 3 @ 3:47 pm

This afternoon, Year 3 made their pasta salads using fresh local ingredients from the Co-op. The children had a variety of salad ingredients to choose from and then the choice of goats cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic and nettle cheese or trout to add a finishing touch. The children made their salads in pairs and used their knife skills to chop up the ingredients. Mr McKenna then came to taste each salad and he now has the hard task of choosing 2 winners from Gingko! Mrs Mars judged the salads in Maple and she will also be choosing 2 winners. The prize for the winning children will be an invitation to Piccolo Roma in the village where they will work with the chefs to make fresh pasta and have their salads prepared in a professional kitchen!


Monday 26th June 2017 – Rounders Rally

Filed under: PE,Year 5,Year 6 @ 8:32 am

A selection of Year 5 and 6 children represented our school at the Swanmore and District Rounders Rally, held at Curdridge Reading Rooms on Monday. It was a really enjoyable morning of sport with lots of great team work from our rounders players, great batting and some good fielding. We came joint 4th at the end of the tournament and the children should feel very proud of this achievement.

Well done to Alex, Ruby, James, William (who stepped in at the last minute to make up the team – thank you!), Hunor, Aiden, Daisy, George and Ben (captain). Many thanks to the parents who offered transport and came along to support too.

June 22, 2017

Car Club: Progress Report 20/06/17

Filed under: Car Club,Whole School @ 9:25 pm

Children have been working hard to create their new car chassis.

The Baguetti Chew-On has been modelled upon a real French stick.  You can see students observing the colours of a French stick to aid their colour-mixing.  Temptation proved too much and the bread was eaten before too long!

The Unicorn car has become the Unique-Horn as another car with the same name has already entered the Race.

This body work is a composite piece, comprising foam insulation, papier-mache and cardboard.   It has been carved almost entirely by Sophie York and Georgia Cornmell.  Well done girls, it is looking very convincing.

Next lesson we must focus on learning how to drive the cars!


Bishop’s Waltham Gardening Club SHOW – 22nd July 2017

Filed under: Whole School @ 8:47 pm

Roll up… Roll up.  It’s Show Time and it’s FUN!!

Growing, baking, making, photography competition for children of all ages…

Bishop’s Waltham Gardening Club is holding its annual show at Jubilee Hall on Saturday 22nd July.

There are many categories that children can enter.  All free of charge.

Novice Classes

  • Vegetables (See categories listed in booklet at school/ Mrs Bradley)
  • Flowers (See categories listed)

Section E: Open to Children

Any age up to 10 Years

  • My original Lego house
  • A mini scarecrow, no taller than 30cm
  • A sunflower in a pot
  • My favourite tray bake (4 portions)

11-15 Years old

  • A photograph of your favourite flower
  • A flower arrangement in a vase using shades of one primary colour
  • A mini beast or bug house made from recycled materials
  • My favourite homemade cake (no fresh cream)

If you grow it, show it… If you make it, take it… Don’t be shy, have a try!

Look out for promotional posters in school.


June 21, 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017 – Year 6 Swimming Gala

Filed under: PE,Year 6 @ 12:05 pm

Last Friday, Year Six held their final swimming gala at the junior school.  It was a very hot afternoon, but the children swam exceptionally well, and were supported by a good number of spectators – thank you to everyone who came to watch the children race.

The final scores were as follows:

Leopards – 49 points
Lions & Pumas – 53 points each
Tigers – 62 points

June 20, 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017 – District Sports Field Events

Filed under: PE,Year 5,Year 6 @ 4:06 pm

This morning, selected Year 5 and 6 children took part in the District Sports Field Events held at St. John’s Primary school. The children were picked to take part in a range of throwing and jumping events, with the aim of scoring as many points as possible to win the District Sports shield.

We did really well in all sports and were awarded lots of 1st and 2nd places – overall, we came 2nd out of 5 teams, a fantastic achievement! Well done to all of the children who participated and thank you to the parents and grandparents who came along to offer their support and provide transport.


June 19, 2017

Monday 19th June 2017 – Butterflies in Gingko

Filed under: Year 3 @ 7:22 pm

Today, Gingko released their class butterflies into the school garden. It has been fascinating watching the caterpillars grow, turn into chrysallides and eventually emerge as beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. We were sad to see them go but very pleased they flew off and enjoyed the sunshine and flowers in the garden.



Monday 19th June 2017 – Upcoming School Events:

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:31 am

Reading Picnic:
The whole school reading picnic will be taking place on the school field on the afternoon of Monday 3rd July (2.30-4.30pm). Parents are welcome to join us from 3pm. You are more than welcome to bring along a picnic tea and a blanket to enjoy the sunshine and stories with your children.

Transfer Day:
On the morning of Thursday 6th July, all pupils will spend the morning working in their new classes. They will have the opportunity to get to know their new teacher as well as gain a small insight about the year ahead. The Y6 pupils starting Swanmore College in September will spend the whole day at the college.

Fun Sports:
Please feel free to come along and support the children as they compete in the annual FUN SPORTS COMPETITION. Children will be organised into small teams (representing their house – lions/leopards/tigers/pumas) and will participate in a carousel of fun sporting activities.

Tuesday 11th July: (Let’s hope for dry, sunny weather!)
Reserve date: Friday 14th July

Lower School (Yrs 3/4) – 9.30 – 11.00am
Upper School (Yrs 5/6) – 1.15 – 2.45pm

Summer BBQ:
(For pupils/staff/parents/friends of BWJS)
This year, the end of term BBQ (FOBS) will be held on Friday 14th July, 6.00-8.00pm. A BBQ & Bar will be provided along with a range of entertainment and fun for everyone.

Year 6 Summer Production:
Pupils in Year 6 are busy rehearsing for their end of year production of ‘Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits.’ Information about ticket sales will be sent out shortly. Performances will take place in the school hall on the evenings of Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th July.

M&M Theatre Production:
On the morning of Monday 24th July, the whole school will get the opportunity to watch a theatre production of ‘Treasure Island’ taking place in the school hall. FoBS have kindly agreed to pay for this special event so it can be enjoyed by all pupils.

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