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April 7, 2017

Friday 7th April 2017 – Year 3 share a book with Year 2

Filed under: Whole School @ 10:29 am

This week, Year 3 received their ‘Buddy letters’ from Year 2. The children were very excited to read these letters and very eager to write back, answering the questions from their buddy and telling them about lots of things to look forward to when they start school here.

Yesterday, Year 2 were invited to share a book with their buddy in our school hall. It was lovely to see the children reading so well together and clearly enjoying their books with their new friend. As the weather was so sunny, we decided to have some fun on the play trail too!

April 6, 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017 – Egg-traordinary Easter eggs!

Filed under: Whole School @ 7:26 pm

We’ve had some brilliant entries for this year’s Easter egg competition – Mrs Langston and Mrs Baldwin had the tough job of judging the entries and the winners will be announced in tomorrow’s Celebration Assembly. Below is just a selection of the fantastic work the children produced…thank you all for taking part!

Easter 2017Kizoa Movie – Video – Slideshow Maker
April 3, 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017 – Year Six at the Easter Project

Filed under: RE,Year 6 @ 9:30 pm

Year Six were lucky enough to visit St Peter’s Church today to take part in their Easter Project.  The team at St Peter’s had set up six stations around the church which helped us to work through the events of the Easter story.  As usual, we were made to feel very welcome as we enjoyed our visit.

Thank you to everyone at St Peter’s for the time and effort which they put into this.  The children really enjoyed our time with you.

Friday 31st March 2017 – This Week’s Value Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:18 pm

March 24, 2017

Friday 24th March 2017 – Quiz Club competition

Filed under: Whole School @ 7:51 pm

This afternoon, 2 teams travelled to St Francis School in Chandler’s Ford to take part in their Area Heat for the National Quiz Club Championships. After some practise quizzes at school which involved discussing tactics, both teams were excited to be taking part. Each team was made up of a representative from each year group and based on their scores from a qualifying quiz earlier on in the year. There were 2 rounds in today’s competition – round one had 30 questions and round two had 10 questions. The quiz master read out each question and then the children had a choice of 4 possible answers which they entered onto an electronic keypad – each team member scored their own points which added to their teams overall score.

It was a fantastic afternoon and every team member did brilliantly to answer some very tricky general knowledge questions! Bishop’s Waltham team 2 (Sam, Arthur, Sian and William) scored 1,360 points and Bishop’s Waltham 1 (Lincoln, Scarlett, Aiden and Harry) scored 1,610 points – this team were runners up and were only 225 points behind the winners.

Well done to all of the children – you represented the school brilliantly and should feel very proud of your achievements. A big thank you to the parent’s who came to support and transported their children to and from the event.

Friday 24th March 2017 – Green Value Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:00 pm

Friday 24th March 2017 – Charity Cycle Ride in aid of Bloodwise

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:10 pm

Email sent to Mr Campbell from a parent at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School.

‘Dear Darren Campbell

We are close friends with the Giles family and were extremely saddened to hear of Zac’s leukaemia returning in November last year.

My husband and a group of other local parents / friends have organised a 100 mile bike ride around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on Saturday 13 May to raise money for Bloodwise.

We have drafted the details below which we were hoping you would be able to send to parents via Parentmail / your newsletter. We are looking to raise as much money as possible and are also open to additional riders if they wish to join the group on the day – the more the merrier!

Thank you in advance.

Best wishes


Bloodwise – Leukaemia Research – Please help!

So why are we organising this ride?

A friend of our sons, Zac Giles, whose friendship goes all the way back to pre-school, was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was back in Year 5 at Bishop’s Waltham Juniors School. Zac went through two years of treatment and was given a clean bill of health in the summer of 2015. Their year group moved on to Swanmore College together but unfortunately back in November 2016, at the start of year 8, Zac’s leukaemia relapsed and he was back on a course of hefty chemotherapy and heads to a stem cell transplant at the Royal Marsden a little later this year.

Bloodwise have been funding the research into blood cancer since the 1960s and have invested over £500 million in world-class blood cancer research in this time.

At any one time they have over £90 million invested in research and are currently funding over 1,000 researchers and clinicians across over 220 active research projects. They have helped to fund research into the application of chemotherapy drugs and improve the success of stem cell therapy.

Along with a group of local parents and friends of Zac and his family, we have decided to help raise funds to support this fantastic research. The team treating Zac are standing on the shoulders of giants using techniques and treatments that were discovered helped by funding from Bloodwise.

It is now our turn to help fund the next generation of research for future patients as a way of thanking those who funded the techniques in use today.

Our challenge is to cycle 100 miles from Bishops Waltham round Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on 13th May 2017. Not only is 100 miles a tough day in the saddle, but the route includes a leg seizing 60 minute ferry crossing after 85 miles. So we added a couple of sprint stages in the last 15 miles to sort out the lions from the lambs!

Please support us in our adventure by donating via the Just Giving link below:-

Our cycle is completely self-funded so all of the funds raised will be going to Bloodwise. Also, if you are interested in taking part in this event please contact me directly at

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please consider supporting us as we raise funds for Bloodwise.

Mrs McGarvey

March 21, 2017

Monday 20th March 2017 – Football tournament at Wickham Primary

Filed under: Football,Year 5,Year 6 @ 4:20 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the Year 5/6 football team took part in the Swanmore and District Football Rally held at Wickham Primary School. Although the weather was miserable, this didn’t dampen the spirits of our players and after playing 3 games (with a win, draw and a loss), we made it through to the semi final. The boys enjoyed some cups of tea to warm them up before playing!

The boys played brilliantly in the semi final and after some decisions made by the referee’s which went against us, we ended up losing 2-0. Both myself and the parent’s watching were so proud of the way the boys played and they should also feel proud of the way they represented our school so brilliantly.

Well done to Eric, Ryan, Aiden, Joe, Bradley, Ben, Oscar, Dominic, Harry and Samson.

Many thanks to the parent’s who came to support and helped with transport too.

March 17, 2017

Friday 17th March 2017 – This week’s Value winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 4:25 pm

Well done to the children who won the Mighty Mitre competition to reflect our new school values:

March 16, 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017 – Year 4 Gymnastics

Filed under: PE,Whole School,Year 4 @ 9:03 am

This half term, Year 4 children have become budding gymnasts. Building upon the techniques learnt in Year 3, they have been creating floor routines and developing their gymnastic moves. Everyone has enjoyed the sessions or at least been amused at Mr McKenna’s attempts at Teddy bear rolls.

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