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June 19, 2017

Monday 19th June 2017 – Staffing News:

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:29 am

Farwell Mrs Simpson:
After 25 years of service working across both Bishop’s Waltham Schools, Mrs Debbie Simpson 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 Simpson 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.

Congratulations to Mrs Julie Johnson & Mrs Debbie Barclay on their recent appointment to the role of LSA3. From September 2017, Mrs Johnson/Barclay will be teaching the afternoon PPA sessions across the school, delivering lessons planned and set by the teachers. I have no doubt they will do an incredible job.

Mrs Anita Glasspool:
From September 2017, Mrs Glasspool will be starting a new teaching job at a school in the north of the county. Mrs Glasspool has taught French across our school for a number of years (as part of PPA) and has provided regular cover for leadership roles, NQT time and subject leader release. She has always gone above and beyond in her duties; from taking choirs to perform at the O2, taking on the role of H&S rep for the school and always stepping in at a moment’s notice if a class needed covering. On top of that, she has instilled a real sense of enthusiasm for the learning of the French language and culture. We wish her all the best at her new school.

Mrs Glasspool will continue to provide 1 day a week SENCO cover for Mrs Peach.

Staffing 2017-2018

Y3 Teachers:
Miss Lucy Pearmain (Gingko)
(DHT/Lower School Leader)

Miss Laura Mrozinski (Maple)

Y3 TAs:
Mrs Claire Davey
Mrs Jeannette Mars

Y4 Teachers:
Mrs Rebecca Mars (Redwood)
Mr Patrick McKenna (Jackalberry)

Y4 TAs:
Mrs Debbie Barclay
Mrs Wendy Harris

Y5 Teachers:
Mr Martin Geraghty (Eucalyptus)
Mrs Lesley Peach (Tamarind)

Y5 TAs:
Mrs Andrea Amos
Miss Chris Ekless

Y6 Teachers:
Mr Jon Senior (Hawthorn)
(Upper School Leader)

Mrs Shelly Arnold/Mrs Katy Zillwood

Y6 TAs:
Mrs Julie Johnson
Mrs Jo-Anna Bradley

Pupil Premium Tutor: Mrs Tessa Senior
SENCO Cover: Mrs Anita Glasspool
Deputy Headteacher Cover: Mrs Jo Milne
PPA Cover: Mrs Julie Johnson/Mrs Debbie Barclay

Monday 19th June 2017 – Maths Open Mornings:

Filed under: Maths,Whole School @ 10:22 am

Thank you to those parents who have come to the open mornings for Maths so far. It has been pleasing to hear and see you joining in with Maths lessons across the school and I hope you have enjoyed the experience and found them beneficial.

We have one more Maths Morning on Friday 23rd June meeting at 9.10am. This opportunity is for parents from Year 3, 4 and 5. If you’d like to come and see how Maths is taught at BWJS, please let the office know in advance so we have an idea of numbers.

(Mrs Mars – Maths Leader)

Monday 19th June 2017 – Bishop’s Waltham Carnival:

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:20 am

Thank you very much to all of the pupils, parents and staff that joined the BWJS procession at the Bishop’s Waltham Carnival on Saturday 10th June. The Space 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.

Monday 19th June 2017 – Father’s Day:

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 10:16 am

On Thursday of last week, 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 organsing this and hope all the dads/uncles/grand-fathers out there were happy with the gifts they received on Sunday morning.

June 16, 2017

Friday 16th June 2017 – This Week’s Value Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:59 pm

June 14, 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017 – Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom: Hanging Baskets

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:02 pm

A letter to share about the hanging-basket initiative… Well done Upper and Lower school gardeners! Mrs Bradley

A big “thank you” for the brilliant hanging baskets that are now hanging in and nearby Red Lion Street. Shortly there will be a list in the BWiB notice board on Red Lion St with a list of children’s groups and their identifying basket number so you will know which basket was planted by which group. They get watered every morning very early together with all the other hanging baskets and planters which will be in place quite soon now.

These baskets will be judged on 17th July and the best three will be given a certificate and small money prize. This judging is part of the annual competition in the town for the best front garden and hanging basket at a private house or at a commercial property.

Thank you again for taking time and effort to plant these baskets, they really do enhance the centre of the town. We hope you agree.

All the best

On behalf of BWiB

June 13, 2017

Tuesday 13th June 2017 – District Sports Track Events

Filed under: PE,Whole School @ 4:38 pm

This morning, our athletics team took part in the Swanmore and District Track Events, held at BWJS. Normally, we have 6 schools competing in this event, but today we competed against Swanmore and Curdridge only. The event was last held in 2015 with BWJS winning the cup, so we were desperate to repeat this again!

The children took part in the same races that were held for our Traditional Sports including sprints, longer distance running, skipping and shuttle runs to name but a few. From the outset, the children performed brilliantly winning most races and scoring lots of point for the team. As the scores announced at the end, there were only 5 points separating 1st and 2nd place, but BWJS were victorious and won with 115 points – champions for 2017!

We are incredibly proud of the way the children (both athletes and spectators) behaved throughout the morning and the level of sportsmanship shown by the athletes was fantastic. Well done to all of the BWJS team – it was a great effort from you all! Many thanks to the family members who came to support us today too.

June 12, 2017

Friday 9th June – Year 4 Stubbington Day 3

Filed under: School Trips & Visits,Year 4 @ 9:29 am

Just wanted to share the pictures from our final few hours at Stubbington.

So on Friday 9th June…

Redwood – We completed a spot the odd one out in the conservation area and created a rainbow of colours using items we could find around the area. Our final activity was great fun – Stubbington Fox! Lots of the children were caught by Farmer Harris and I which is why they have lots of stamps on their face!

Jackalberry – They had the exciting final activity – EARTHQUAKE! They showed so many of our school values taking part in this exciting challenge 🙂

I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the staff who accompanied us to thank all of the children. They were superb! They all got stuck in and smiled from beginning to end. It was an absolute pleasure to take them and we hope they had an amazing experience with us at Stubbington. They were a credit to you all and of course to our school.

June 9, 2017

Bishop’s Waltham Photographic Society – Junior Competition Under 11yrs

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:20 pm

Under 11yrs Prize Winners

First Prize: Daisy Dennis, 11yrs: Giganticus

Second Prize: Helena Bradley, 7yrs:  Carnevale di Venezia

Third Prize: Saffron Drake, 11yrs: Tea For Two

Highly Commended: Daniel White, 9yrs: Warm Glass

Highly Commended: Bebe Mowbray, 7yrs: Bluebells in the Wood

This competition was well supported by the children of our Infant and Junior Schools.  The achievements of talented children were recognised and celebrated by the Mayor of Winchester through this competition as he presented the awards at the Preview, this evening.  Photographs belonging to the finalists are on exhibition at the Paterson Centre, Swanmore over the next two weeks.  The high quality of photos on display are a surprise and delight to see.

Here you can see thumbnails of the 21 entrants’ work, and pictures of the finalists.  I think you will agree they are all very impressive.

If you are interested in photography bear this competition in mind for next year.  It is an exciting event for the finalists and interesting for adults and children alike with many excellent photos to enjoy.

Very well done all children who entered.

Thank you very much BWPS for inviting us to such a prestigious event.

June 8, 2017

Thursday 8th June – Year 4 Stubbington Day 2

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:56 pm

After a good nights sleep we were up and ready for activities!

First we all collected our hotels – unfortunately only one mouse! So we shared Rexter (The group named him!)

Jackalberry played a number of games including Stubbington Fox. Mrs Barclay was the farmer – lots of them were caught and stamped!

Redwood enjoyed the main event of the week – EARTHQUAKE! I have got a picture of everyone going across and will post these once back at school.

Lots of pictures from today (some of Jackalberry class from yesterday). I will post more pictures once we are back at school as the internet is VERY slow! 🙂

Now we are all asleep… see you tomorrow!

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