Carol Service

With the Carol Service behind us and the Nativity performances well under way we are all feeling the festive spirit.
Our Carol Concert was held at St John’s Church on Monday 9th December. Our year 5 and 6 students retold the story 'Christmas for Ominous Ruckus' by James Cary. The Rev Dudley-Smith told us the traditional Christmas story with a ‘crisp’ twist.
The collection at the end of the service raised £258.12 for our chosen charity this year SANDS - Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society.
Thank you to all Rev Dudley-Smith for his hospitality again this year, the children who all took part and to the family that came along and supported the service.

Helicopter Landing

Tuesday 10th December – What can we say? With the arrival of storm Atiyah we were convinced that our planned visit from Yeovilton’s Wildcat helicopter would have been postposed!
But despite the wet and windy weather they didn’t disappoint. All wrapped up, off we went and stood out in the rain to greet the pilots (and santa’s elves) from 815 Naval Air Squadron.

A massive thank you to all the crew at Yeovilton for giving the children (and staff) an experience they wont forget any time soon!

Christmas Dinner

A huge thank you to all the Chartwell’s staff for making the Christmas Dinner a success.

DON’T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR LUNCHES for the Spring term on the ParentPay system before the end of December.

Star Readers

Well done to this half term’s star readers
Class 3—Tristan                  Class 4—Ela
Class 5—Maisie                   Class 6– Freddy
Class 7—Iyla-Rose              Class 8—Jake
Class 9—Toby                     Class 10—Abigail
Class 11—Leo                     Class 12—Lily
Class 13—Ffion                   Class 14—Nerys

Well done to Abigail who has also achieved millionaire status!


Lords Larder

Thank you for all your donations for our harvest collection.
Already this year, agency workers have helped 1700 adults and 880 children in need covering towns and villages in South Somerset and North West Dorset. With the donations received Lords Larder can continue to meet the demands for food parcels now and into 2020.


Robot Workshop

On Tuesday Mrs Briggs and Mr Mustafic came in to school armed with a variety of robots and other technical equipment. A group of children from years 4, 5, and 6 spent a morning at the Robot Workshop, learning how to code the different types of robotic equipment, such as the Code-a-Pillars (changing the segments to perform different functions, change direction,etc), the Micro-bits (program to show messages on led displays) and the Ohbot (could be programmed to move and speak). Mrs Allen showed the children how to use the Lego Mindstorms software and download it onto the Mindstorm bots.
Later in the session the children worked in groups and together produced a “Strictly” display of synchronised dancing Code-a-Pillars and Mindstorms, complete with scores recorded by the judges on their micro-bits and introductions from Ohbot.

International Award

As part of our international learning, we have lots of exciting activities planned throughout the year to enhance children’s global awareness. This term, Year 2 children have been learning the seven continents of the world. Every child has made a papier mache globe, painted and added the continents. To aid learning, wild animals from each continent have been researched and food from each continent has been tasted. Surprisingly, coffee was very popular!