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Ready for an amazing 2017-2018! 

 

Learning together, diving deep into knowledge, supported by community, faith and family

 

We are proud to share that our SIAMS Inspection Report has graded us as 'Good'. Dec 2017

We are delighted to share that our OFSTED Inspection Report has graded us as 'Good'. 

For full report see tab under 'About' section.  April 2015

A very warm welcome to Bishopstone Primary School.  We hope that you enjoy looking around our website.  Please contact us on 01793 790521 if you wish to speak to the school office.

Our Vision

Our unique school community inspires confidence, curiosity and tolerance in an environment that encourages intellectual, moral and spiritual inquisitiveness

This is our new school vision, after first changing it a year and half ago then speaking to children, governors and parents we felt that it needed a 'tweak' . . . . . Sept 2017

Our Christian Values

 

Each term we focus on a different value through our Collective Worship and circle time.  We use ideas from Unicef, Assembly Box and looking at Children's Rights. Entwined within this and central to the leading of Collective Worship are core values from both the 'Values for Life' scheme from The Church of England and more recently we have added 'Roots and Fruits' - a scheme from Imaginor. 

  This term our focus is on Compassion.

For all our values please go to the 'Curriculum, R.E webpage'

KS2 perform with the Swindon Choral Choir in Christ Church Dec 2017

Super proud of our 'runner' up for the Robert Buckland MP Christmas card competition . . . it is now winging its way around the U.K! - Dec 2017

Thank you FOBS for our amazing Christmas disco and fete Dec 2017

Three children play the Church Organ at the Christmas Service, what a beautiful sound! Dec 2017

Some of our entries into the Rotary Photography Competition 2017

This year the topic was 'perspective'

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Annual snow letter:

Dear Parents

Where did all the white stuff come from!!! What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning!!

So in preparation for lots of lovely snow . . . yes I expect I am getting a bit over excited but you never know!! Please see below for an update on procedures in place.

Should it be necessary to close the school we will contact the radio stations Heart 96 - 107FM and BBC Radio Wiltshire 103.5 FM and ask them to announce the closure.

HOWEVER the best place to check is the school website – this will have a banner on the front page if we are closed from 8:00am in the morning.

  • We will request Heart FM to place it on their webpage and to be read out – http://www.heart.co.uk/wiltshire/news/science-nature/snow/school-closures/
  • It will be on the front page of the school website – www.bishopstoneschool.org
  • We will send you a text message through parentmail (if this system fails the above two will be in place)

Each morning that there is snow we would repeat the above process to inform you.

We will do our very best to always keep the school open and will only close if we cannot get enough staff in school to ensure the childrens’ safety. As you are aware this is slightly more challenging as all teachers now live outside of the Bishopstone area.

If children arrive safely in school and the school is open, with snow fall becoming heavy then we will monitor the situation and if it looks as though there will be difficulty on getting children home then we will notify you to pick them up early.

Clubs would also be cancelled in this situation. We don’t wish anyone to end up ‘ snowed in ’ the village.

Even if the school is open please do not put yourself at any risk to bring children to school if the roads where you are are dangerous.

Yours sincerely

Miss Lindsay

Tickets available from the school office

Thank you to 'Learning through landscapes' - teaching our children how to build a planter - Nov17

Thinking of others - Children in Need 217

From spots, to sticker hunts, Pudsey designer glasses to cupcakes!

Celebrating Differences in anti bullying week - Nov17

KS2 exploring 'printing' with local artist Mrs Dent - Nov17

Lest we forget......poppies in maths and display in Church - Nov 17

A trip for Yr5/6 to meet the famous authors at Ridgeway - 'The Two Steve's' - Nov17

To find out more please go to: http://the2steves.net

Thank you to Ridgeway Secondary for providing the transport for us.

Patchwork creation with the local community - inspired by the value 'Generosity' - Nov17

Lunchtime changes . . . from Monday 30th October

The school is currently as big as it has ever been and this means the playground is very busy!  To try and help the teachers and children have come up with a variety of 'splits' to trial.  This not only helps with the numbers on the playground but gives a wide range of lunch clubs run by Mr Anley and Miss Lindsay, alongside new play zones and play equipment . . . the children will report back in December on how they are finding it!

Harvest Festival celebrations - Oct17

Interschool River Workshop - British Council at East Wichel School - Oct17

Bishopstone annual conker competition - Oct17

Rec/1/2 visit St Mary's Church with Rev'd Bill - Oct17

'Digging the turf for the new secondary Church of England school in Swindon - Sept17

Sport Afternoon included lots of parents, children and most importantly sausages - Sept17

Welcome to Swindon Wildcats, assembly time and club time! - Sept17

A huge success - 'isingpop'

Bishopstone and Ashbury CE at St Mary's Church     Sept17

Entering our prayer gardens into the Village Garden Show - Sept 2017

Catie's Afternoon Tea - September 29th - Raised £400 Wowwwwwww!!!

Saying a very sad farewell to our wonderful, unique and inspiring year 6! We will miss you greatly - July17

Year 6 leavers trip - escape rooms, Ed's followed by crazy golf.........July17

Infant Singing Festival - performing at the Wyvern Theatre - July17

Thank you Nationwide . . . what a difference a day makes! - July 2017

KS2 working together to create inspiration and reflection

Fun on the 'Island' July17

KS2 Summer Play - Hoodwinked - July17

KS1 visit Coleshill for river dipping and bug catching - July 2017

Year 3/4 Residential Trip to Oxenwood - June 2017

Whole school team fun . . . . fruit cocktail inventing and sandwich making! June17

New Online Safety Pages click here - May 2017

The going gets hot . . . . time for ice-cream all round - May17

School sleepover for Year 2-6 - May 2017

Year 5 and 6 attend the Earth Summit at National Trust - Coleshill Estate - May 2017

Thank you Prebendal Farm, we love playing cricket in your garden! - May17

Speed Check in the village May 2017

We are delighted to work with the Police to highlight the speed limit through the village.  We are concerned at the number of drivers who speed through the village, endangering the children, parents and staff as they try to cross or walk alongside the road.  Driving across the 'hatch' lines is a particular problem currently.

Thank you FOBS for our Village Treasure Hunt - April 2017

Fire Service workshops April 2017

Rock and Pop Roadshow hit Bishopstone April 2017

Easter Church Service March 2017

Six yr1/2 children go to 'puzzle' the morning away at Even Swindon Primary - April 17

18 children attend Swindon Gymnastics Competition - March 17

Reception attend Music Co-operative 'Make a Noise' concert - March 17

Red Nose Day 2017 - kite flying fun

Working in Partnership with Ridgeway Secondary - art work created - March 17

Amazing day - Year 1/2/3 showcase their Skillforce skills to Prince William.  Spending time building marshmellow towers and then receiving the first Pioneers Trophy! - 01/03/17

Very proud of our three girls in Year 4 and 5 that took part in a 'greater knowledge' day workshop in writing based at South Marston CE Primary - March 2017

World Book Day March 2017

THE Urban Striders visit Bishopstone to teach the children 'streetdance workshops' after inspiring us at Birmingham Young Voices - click here for their webpage - Feb 2017

First prize in Rotary Photo Competition - February 2017

Swindon Dance Festival - Wyvern Theatre - January 2017

We joined 6653 children at Birmingham Arena and Young Voices 2017!! Well done KS2 - January 2017

Amazing whole school trip to Oxford - Natural History Museum and Story Museum - Jan 2017

Whole school buddy reading - January 2017

Christmas Church Service

School Christmas disco fun - thank you FOBS!

Christmas production by Rec/Year 1/Year 2 - December 2016

Children in Need day - November

Money-Matics - November 2016

We are delighted to be beginning a mathmatical adventure, joining a scheme led by Nationwide.  Their aim is to deliver mathematics in a greater financial context, and use the integration of ‘real-life’ maths in lessons.  This is the second year of a two year scheme, with schools who took part in the first year recording:

"All schools involved in the project reported an increase in their pupils maths attainment from the pre to post assessment after the direct financial education intervention had taken place. Schools also reported the project very useful in helping their young people to develop a greater understanding of financial maths and the implications of learning about money matters."

This runs alongside our INSET focus this year around maths, being led by Liz Hopkins - consultant, click here for further information.

Church Harvest Service

Year 4 busy making cupcakes for their class - October 2016

Conker Competition Time!  Well done to all! - October 2016

Amazing well done to Catie who baked and baked . . . raising an outstanding £300 from her Macmillan Coffee Afternoon - Sept16

10 lucky schools who received a free tennis session delivered by the Roadshow Tennis Coach Phil Leighton . . . . Bishopstone was one of them! Sept16

Click on the racket to be taken to more information from the Delta Tennis Centre

Well done, BIshopstone child is a finalist in the Swindon175 Photography competition - Sept 2016

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We were delighted that the NSPCC joined us for a selection of assemblies and workshops with children from Year 1 through to Year 6.  Some highly useful information went home with the children.  Click here for a link to the online safety booklet, click here for a link to the NSPCC website.

A visit from Bishopstone Bunny . . . . Millie to help with 'Big Writing' June16

School club explores the village to clean the signs! June 2016

Year 3 learn to programme 'an app' at Swindon Computer Museum - June 2016

Eden 'Big Lunch' June 2016 - community picnic time

Art Gallery hits Bishopstone - April 2016

Year 4, 5 and 6 are starting to earn their SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award - April 2016

Sowing seeds from Tim Peakes in Space! - April 2016

Easter Church was full of bonnets! - March 

National Autism Awareness Week - March 2016

Make a Noise Concert - Reception perform - March 2016

World Book Day - March 2016 (see gallery for more pics)

Victorian Day means we are visited from BBC Wiltshire Radio, Evening Advertiser and Points West - Feb16

Further pictures under the Gallery tab, Whole School

Award ceremony by the Mayor of Swindon - Feb2016

Stars at the Wyvern - Feb2016

Bishopstone CSI Police Department investigate four crimes - see gallery KS2

KS2 sew 'owls' - Jan16 - see curriculum area/D+T for more pictures

A fantastic trip to the Houses of Parliament - Jan16

Bishopstone Football Team V South Marston - Nov15

Yr4/5/6 go to Chippenham to read the Head Masters 1894 Log Book

Selling at the Village Christmas Fair

Rec/Yr1/Yr2 visited 'Oak and Furrows' rescue centre - Nov15