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December 4, 2017

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

December 1, 2017

Art Club: Winchester Lantern Parade

Filed under: Art Clubs,Art Gallery,Whole School @ 8:19 am

Thank you for a fantastic evening at Winchester Cathedral Art Club.  Your lanterns were amazing!

Thank you very much parents for your brilliant support for this event.

Mrs Bradley

November 29, 2017

Wednesday 29th November 2017 – The Rainforest Cafe

Filed under: Geography,Year 6 @ 10:36 pm

As a conclusion to the Rainforest topic we’ve been doing this term, Year Six hosted their Rainforest Cafe today serving cookies, muffins, fruit kebabs and smoothies designed and made by the children.  We were delighted to welcome a big crowd of parents during the afternoon who made generous donations in return for their food and drink.  During the event, our visitors also enjoyed the recordings of our very own rainforest compositions which had been filmed by Mrs Zilwood during last week’s music lessons.

The money raised today will go towards the end-of-Year-Six party in July, so a huge thank you to everyone who came along to give their support.

November 28, 2017

Tuesday 28th November 2017 – Cooking with Mrs Arnold

Filed under: Geography,Year 6 @ 6:32 pm

This morning, Year 6 created their muffins and cookies ready for tomorrow afternoon’s Rainforest Cafe.  The children adapted the recipes we provided, adding their own varieties of rainforest flavours.  A huge thank you to Mrs Vear and Mrs Crabtree who came in to lend a hand.

Tomorrow, we’ll be preparing our fruit kebabs and smoothies ready to serve during the afternoon.  We are looking forward to welcoming parents and friends to sample our creations!

November 23, 2017

Thursday 23rd November 2017 – Miss Pearmain’s Reading Club

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:03 pm

On a Thursday lunchtime, Miss Pearmain holds a reading club in the library with children from across the school. We enjoy an indoor picnic whilst reading and we share our books with each other, taking it in turns to listen to each other read. The enthusiasm each week is fantastic and I am really impressed with how well the children have progressed with their fluency in reading. Well done!


Monday 20th November 2017 – Football match against Swanmore

Filed under: Football,Year 5,Year 6 @ 12:06 pm

On Monday, Mrs Amos took the Girls Football Team to Swanmore Primary School to play in a friendly match. This was the first match the girls had played in and they were very excited! The girls showed excellent team work and communication skills throughout the match, and although they eventually lost 3-0, this didn’t dampen their enthusiasm! Well done to everyone who took part – you were a credit to the school. Thank you to Mrs Amps who runs the football club and organised this event.

November 20, 2017

Art Club: Hundertwasser

Filed under: Art Clubs,Art Gallery,Whole School @ 9:53 pm

In art club this term we have been learning about the life and work of Austrian artist: Friedrich Hundertwasser (Died 2000).  He was an interesting painter, print maker and architect who created radical work through exploring ecological ideals.

We looked closely at key characteristics of his paintings and prints and noted: floating eyeballs, hidden faces, teardrops, colourful spirals, onion domes, rows of houses, contour lines of analogous colours and lollipop trees.   Please look closely to spot Hundertwasser’s influence in our work.

Students have ALL produced outstanding art work.  What a great start to the year BWJS Artists, well done!

Mrs Bradley


November 17, 2017

Friday 17th November 2017 – Impact of building works:

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:07 pm

Dear Parents/Carers,

The main building work at the rear of the school (by the swimming pool steps/parent shelter) is scheduled to start on Monday 20th November.

From this date, there will be NO pedestrian or vehicular access to this part of the school.

Please can we ask all parents/pupils to follow the access plan below?

Early Bird Club – Drop off / Tree Tops Collection:
 Park as normal on the lower playground.
 Follow the foot path around the school (passing Reception on your right) until you get to the computing suite door. This is the last external classroom door opposite the school garden area.
 Ring the doorbell and a member of staff will come down to open the door for you.

School Clubs:
 Cross country: Enter the school via the front doors (Reception)
 Swim Squad: Follow the footpath around the school (passing Reception on your right) until the path veers off to the swimming pool.
 Choir & Drama/Tae Kwon Do/Karate/Dance Busters/Rugby/Football: Please collect your children from the front of the school (Reception). Club staff will bring the children to the main front doors.

Collecting children at the end of the school day:
 Children in Y3&4 (ground floor) will exit their classrooms at the back of the school and walk around to the front entrance area.
 Children in Y5&6 will exit the school using the double white doors adjacent to the School Office.
 Teachers will still come out with their classes
 This whole area is likely to get very congested with parents so it may be worth arranging to meet your son/daughter down on the large playground.

I appreciate your support in helping us to minimise the impact and inconvenience during this busy time.

Kind regards,

Mr D Campbell

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