SIAMS Report

SIAMS Report March 2017

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

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2017 - 2018 Term Dates

Term Dates 2017 - 2018


School Calendar                   



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?