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SIAMS Report

SIAMS Report March 2017

Our admissions policy is now available for 2017-2018. Please click the link below.

Admission Policy 2017-18

Bletchingdon Primary school now has a dog called Tia! See the risk assesment on the link below.

Risk assessment for School Dog

 

2016 - 2017 Term Dates

Term Dates 2016-2017 doc

School Calendar

12th June   Swimming commences for all Yr 3, 4, 5 & 6  for 5 consecutive weeks  

16th June   Y5/6 Partnership Cricket at Stonesfield Cricket Ground

20th June   Y6 Move Up day at The Marlborough 9am - 2:30pm

21st June   Y2 Ultra Olympics

11th July   Move Up Day for Whole School

14th July   Whole School end of term play

17th July   Robins' Sport Morning followed by Family Picnic (for all) followed by Y1 - 6 Sports Afternoon

20th July   Y6 Leavers' Service at St. Giles (TBC)

21st July   Leavers' Assembly in school   

                Break Up 1:30pm

 

   

 

Big Question Days

From September 2014 we have chosen to run Whole School Biq Question Days. These are centered around a question such as "How do people care?" and allow for investigation and discussion in all classes, whether our children are 5, 8 or 11 years of age.     

Term 2 - Is Light a Good Symbol for Celebration?

When asked how they felt about light and darkness our Year 1 / 2 children were very thoughtful, making contributions such as:

“I feel excited and quiet about darkness because I want to be with my mummy.” (Jennifer)

“I feel nice about darkness because it helps me sleep. I feel happy about light because it is a surprise at Christmas time.” (Sam)

 

When asked about how are light and dark related, children in Year 3 / 4 responded:

“You can’t have light without dark and you can’t have dark without light.”(Rory)

“Light can be calm for us. It makes me feel safe.” (Aayliah)

“Shadows are our companions, not just creepy things.” (Hannah)

“Light and dark can meet in the middle.” (Kaelyn)

When studying William Holman Hunt’s painting ‘Jesus Light of the World’ and asked the question ‘What does light mean to Christians?’ Phillippa responded “ The light shows that Jesus is the Light of the World. Here the light means hope. Jesus is lit up because he is a hero.” Olivia J added “He shows love, peace, power, care, calm and courage. HE is the light of the world.” When asked ‘What is meant by the darkness, Olivia went on to say “The darkness means evil and sadness. It is scary.”(Kaelyn) added “It’s like darkness is the sin and Jesus will wipe it clean. Darkness is awkward, scary, ODD and different.” Some further responses were:

“He looks like he is at a door – he could be entering heaven.” (Emily)

 

Term 1 - How do People Care?