School Calendar                   

Sports Day

 28 May - 1 June  HALF TERM
4 June  INSET DAY
(school closed to pupils)
5 June  Cricket Coaching for KS2
25 June  School Nurse Yr 5/6
2 - 6 July  Keeping Healthy Week
6 July  Sports Day
11 July Kingfisher Visit to Chedworth Roman Villa
(Further details to follow soon)
20 July  End of Year Performance
23 July Year 6 Leavers Assembly in St. Giles Church
24 July Leavers' Assembly in school

 

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?