As I write this, we are nearing the end of a very busy couple of terms. Children in Years 2 and 6 have been assessed at the end of KS1 and KS2 with National Tests, all other year groups undergoing annual internal testing. We are very proud that our SATs results are up again this year with all pupils at both Key Stages achieving or exceeding their personal targets with the majority exceeding national levels.
There have been plenty of opportunities for some more creative work and some fun events! Our Class 5 children had a wonderful week at PGL in Osmington Bay, Dorset and took full advantage of all the experiences offered – particular highlights include survivor training, rafting and the death slide! The whole school has been very busy over the past few weeks rehearsing for a variety of productions and plays. Class 3 produced a play based on their WWII work and Class 5 a ‘Fashion through the Ages’ show. Classes 4 & 5 worked together to produce the musical ‘Gel’ and KS1 are busy preparing for their forthcoming sharing assemblies.
We have made a number of trips out and welcomed visitors into school. Classes 3 and 5 will be travelling to London to visit the Science Museum and explore our capital city later this week. Class 4 will be visiting Reading Museum as part of their work on the Egyptians. Year 6 visited Townlands Hospital in Henley as part of their PSHE work and there have been a number of trips to Wittenham Clumps and around the village and local area. Amanda Potter continues to help us with our Tapestry Project and several of our Mums enjoyed a morning of pampering when we hosted the local WOW group.
The children have taken part in many sporting activities; all our Year 6 pupils successfully completed their Cycling Proficiency course, our Year 3/4 tennis team came home with a cup from the South Oxfordshire Tennis Tournament, children from various classes have taken part in football and cricket tournaments, Year 1 pupils took part in a multiskills event and Year 2 had an Orienteering afternoon.
FOBS have had a busy term too, they entered a float in the Wallingford Carnival with a 1960’s Back to School theme, and won a rosette! They also organised a very successful (if damp) summer fair, which raised over £1000 for the school.
The end of the school year is always tinged with a little sadness as we have goodbyes to make. Miss Smith will be leaving us to work nearer to home in Berkshire and our Year 6 children move on to their respective secondary schools – we wish them all the very best for the future. We look forward to welcoming our new Reception children in September, along with Mrs Pearson who will be returning to teach our Year 1/2 class.
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