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July 4, 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018 – The Pirates of the Curry Bean

Filed under: Year 6 @ 8:34 pm

Rehearsals are almost complete now for this summer’s Year 6 production – The Pirates of the Curry Bean.  Our final dress rehearsal will be on Monday morning in front of the rest of the school; we will be performing properly on Wednesday and Thursday evening.  Tickets are available from the school office now – as the pictures below show, our audiences are in for a treat.

Wednesday 4th July 2018 – Year 4 Art day

Filed under: Art,Whole School,Year 4 @ 8:07 am

On  Monday, the school held an Art day. In Year 4 we created a montage of the seasons. When the children’s fantastic artwork was assembled, it produced the letters of our school, BWJS. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day of art.



July 3, 2018

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 – Cookery Competition Finals

Today the incredible finals for this year’s cookery competition took place at Piccola Roma.  The competition has been running for several years now, but we’re always blown away by the thought, preparation and skill of our pupils.  This year the children had been asked to design a healthy sandwich, with accompanying side salad.   The children in Years Five and Six attended ‘taste testing’ workshops in school to learn about local and seasonal produce, then worked in pairs to complete their designs.  A pair of children from each class were then selected to take part in the final.

Excitement ran high, as the children arrived and were given a very warm welcome by Charlie at Piccola Roma.  The children were all intensely focused as they prepared their ingredients.  Much careful thought had been put into how their finished sandwiches would be presented, with children making table decorations and bringing in items from home.

The eight finalists were:

  • Anya and Zoe, in Year 5, with Wiltshire ham, mature Winchester cheese, baby plum tomatoes and local lettuce on sourdough bread
  • Morgan and Guy, in Year 5, with Iceberg lettuce, diced chicken, chorizo, watercress and rocket on sourdough bread
  • Charlotte and Amelia, in Year 6, with chicken, mozzarella and pesto on white bread with sunblushed tomatoes
  • And, Bella and Grace, in Year 6, with chicken, bacon, tomatoes and cucumber on a baguette.

The children were judged on taste, presentation and how they worked with their partner.    We are extremely grateful for the many community members and businesses who sponsor and contribute to the event.  It’s great to see the confidence and maturity the children show year after year.  Each finalist was presented with a certificate and a voucher to spend at the Co-Op.  Congratulations to the two finalists, who will have their sandwich featured on the specials board at Julia’s Kitchen this month.  Please do go and sample it for yourselves.   All the finalists produced mouthwatering sandwiches and you won’t be disappointed!

All the finalists will be visiting Stainers Bakery next week to take part in the bread-making process in a commercial context.

We’re very fortunate to have such strong support from the local community in Bishop’s Waltham.   Special thanks go to Piccolo Roma for hosting, Davina Tibbetts for organising the competition, the Southern Co-Operative for their generous sponsorship, Christine at Stainers Bakery for judging and opening up the bakery for the children to visit, Bishop’s Waltham Chamber of Commerce for their support, Carol Miller at S C Miller Accountants for providing prizes and judging, and to Julia’s Kitchen for marketing the finished product on the children’s behalf.

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 – Swanmore and District Rounders Rally

Filed under: PE,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6 @ 6:52 pm

Well don to the Rounders team who competed at the Swanmore and District Rounders Rally this afternoon. Even with the blazing sun, everyone participated fantastically, with great bowling, many rounders scored and great fielding. After 3 games – Curdridge (which we drew), Droxford (another draw) and Swanmore (a loss), we came joint second with Droxford and Curdridge. A great result! We also had some of the youngest players in our team – both Finlay and Jamie are in Year 4 and were 2 years younger than most of the opposition!

Well done to Benson, George, Jamie, Rowan, Victoria, Hannah, Charlotte, Finlay, Harvey and Ralph. Thank you to the adults who came to support and helped with transport – it was very much appreciated.

June 29, 2018

Friday 29th June 2018 – This Week Value Award Winners

Filed under: Whole School @ 3:18 pm

Friday 29th June 2018 – Year 4 – Freeze frame activity

Filed under: English,Year 4 @ 11:22 am

Continuing our Guided Reading work on The Tunnel, Year 4 have been creating freeze frames scenes from the book. These allow the children to be a character and share their feelings. This lesson, the children became Rose and described her feelings when dealing with the tunnel. Using these feelings, they will write a diary entry about this part of the story. With Jackalberry Class waiting at the end of the tunnel, Rose had every reason to feel worried!

June 28, 2018

Thursday 28th June 2018 – Upper school Food Competition

Filed under: DT,Year 5,Year 6 @ 3:15 pm

Earlier this month, the upper school were visited by Davina Tibbets who came in to launch a sandwich making competition for Years 5 and 6.  After tasting a variety of local products, the children worked in pairs to design a sandwich.  This week, Year 6 – along with the selected winning designers from Year 5 – baked the bread for their sandwiches as part of their DT curriculum.  Following this, they used the bread they had made to create the sandwiches they had designed.

The winning sandwich makers will be making their sandwiches again at Picolo Roma in Bishop’s Waltham next week – a fantastic experience for them.

A huge thank you to Davina for setting up this competition, and to the Co-Op in Bishop’s Waltham who supplied most of the ingredients we used.



Thursday 28th June 2018 – Year 3 assembly

Filed under: Year 3 @ 2:53 pm

Year 3 performed a very successful assembly yesterday to the Year 2 pupils from the infant school as well as their parents and the rest of BWJS. The assembly was designed to show the Year 2 children what life is like at the junior school. The children had been split in to small groups and the assembly was left totally to them! The children wrote their own scripts, decided on their costumes and made their own PowerPoint slides to accompany each part of the assembly. The adults in the Year team were very proud of the way the children acted and how clearly they spoke – we certainly have some budding actors for the future!

June 27, 2018

Wednesday 27th June 2018 – Year 3 Swimming Gala

Filed under: PE,Year 3 @ 8:46 pm

Year 3 took part in a very successful end of year swimming gala yesterday, cheered on by their family and the year group! There were 38 races in total, with a mix of length and width races and a mixture of strokes too. The children were brilliant and EVERYONE showed real enthusiasm, sportsmanship and participation. Our spectators did a fantastic job of cheering the children on which made the gala even more exciting! The final result were extremely close, with only 1 point separating 1st and 2nd place:

  • 1st place – Leopards with 92 points
  • 2nd place – Tigers with 91 points
  • 3rd place – Lions with 82 points
  • 4th place – Pumas with 80 points

The year 3 team were so proud of all the children – fantastic progress has been made throughout the year in everyone’s ability and confidence. Many thanks to all the spectators too.


Wednesday 27th June 2018 – Year 6 Maths Visits

Filed under: Maths,School Trips & Visits,Year 6 @ 9:47 am

Year Six have been visited by the maths team from Swanmore this week who came in to run a code-breaking session with each class.  The children had to work their way through a series of clues to unlock a sequence of padlocks which were keeping the Wimbledon trophy safe.  This was a great chance for the children of Year Six to get to know some faces they’ll see next year, and a great chance for the team at Swanmore to get a feel for what our mathematicians can do.  Thank you to the teachers from Swanmore who made these visits happen!

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