Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

Latest School Events

Reports to parents08Jul2022

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whole school trip - Dry slope skiing15Jul2022

Yr1/2 Infant festival18Jul2022

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm @ The Platform

Children break up for summer holiday20Jul2022

Leavers Assembly20Jul2022

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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 Our Christian Value this term

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  'Roots and Fruits' - a scheme from Imaginor. 

We are now entering the Spring Term 2.  We are looking at the value Forgiveness.  We are using the book ''The Forgiveness Garden'

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Timeline of events at Bishopstone CE

World of Stories March 2022

We were delighted to be accepted onto the World of Stories programme and the children were AMAZED when we received 400 new books for the school library

Red Nose Day - March 22

Raising money taking part in 'red nose yoga', resilience origami birds, designing a red nose and making red nose pizza bagels!

PCSO visit - whole school Mar22

Pinewood workshop for Year 3 - Environment Mar22

World Book Day spoon competition

Celebrating Pancake Day in preparation for Lent

Celebrating 1st March - St David's Day

The Safer Internet Initiative workshops - Feb22

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Fire Awareness training for staff - Jan22

I think they enjoyed it really!!

Ancient Greek is the new topic in KS2 - Jan22

We tried everything from feta cheese to baklava!

Our final week before Christmas!

Christmas Nativity - Dec21

Christmas Fayre - Thank you FOBS!

School council have been busy making Christmas cards to send to Nigeria, carrying on the link that Miss Pearson made several years ago

STFC introduce KS2 to the topic of gender equality in sport - Nov21

Celebrating Diwali - Nov21

Was wonderful to welcome in Renu to share her beliefs with the children around Diwali.  During the day we looked at rengoli patterns, painting individual diyas, learning about Rama and Sita then celebrating as a school.

KS2 Victoria and Albert online workshop - Nov21

We really enjoyed exploring unique designs, having a go at creating our own futuristic objects only using recycled paper alongside the Victoria and Albert museum.

Children in Need Ramble - Nov21

Microtia Awareness bake sale - Oct21

Our traditional whole school conker competition - Oct21

Celebrating with making pebble animals at the end of EFYS/KS1 topic

KS2 topic assembly for parents - Oct21

Harvest goods collected for Swindon Food Bank

Harvest Festival in St Mary's - Sept21

Was so nice to be back in St Mary's Church again  . . .has been a while!

Sports Afternoon Sept21

Teacher training on transferring to a different version of Dimensions Curriculum with a new rolling programme!  How exciting.  More information to follow . . . Sept21

Being awarded the Music Mark 2021-2022

Our new topics through Dimensions Curriculum 

Saying good-bye to a wonderful family, off on an adventure abroad

Year group - 'start of year' meetings - Sept21

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the 'start of year' meeting and the Governor 'meet and greet'.  Was wonderful to have everyone back in school again.

Welcome to Reception - September 2021

The sunflower seed given at Easter has been nurtured into a towering giant.  Proof that love and care grows all God's world.

Celebrating our 2021 Leavers

Tears rolled when we said an emotional goodbye to Mrs Tremlin who has 'manned the office' for the past 23 years.  A short goodbye as we know she won't be able to keep away!  We sent her off with presents (including beautiful glass fish from the parents), cake and a personalised picture to remember her time in the office!

End of year ice-cream treat

A new 'special' game for the playground - July21

'Rock and Pop' roadshow woke Bishopstone up in style! July21

Swindon Summer Reading Challenge


Saying good-bye to Mrs Rowe, our amazing violin teacher - July

Computing Review July21

Tablets galore!

We are feeling blessed, 20 new tablets for the school through the 'Mailforce - computers for schools' scheme. Thank you.

We were excited to welcome a gladiator into school, to help bring the information about Romans to life . . .it certainly did that!

Child led learning

KiVa training - June21

The school is very excited to be included in a Nationwide research project looking at implementing a highly successful anti-bullying scheme across the UK.  More information to follow.

It was all about potatoes in Miss Pearson's class - May21

Converting document.

The children and parents worked hard collecting for 'Bags for School' this term

Team building with Premier Sport - workshops May21

Illustrator and author Mark Robertson joins us - May21

Internet Safety workshops  - whole school Apr21

ActivAll board installation - Mar21

This is a board that encourages hand/eye co-ordination, speed, agility, and concentration throughout all ages (including adults!).

Having listened to the children's requests on their return and reflecting on how 'less active' some children currently seem to be due to the pandemic impact, we felt that this was an investment that will meet a range of needs within the school.

It is a piece of equipment that requires a small amount of space and does not impact on the larger games that are being played on the playground. It allows those who wish to play independently for a few minutes something to focus on.

The board has various options, which we will teach the children to use this week.  We will create a rota for year groups to ensure that is is used fairly. Again this will help with the current reinforcement of the value of sharing and being fair to each other.

Pupil voice on how they are finding the return to school - March

Creating Easter happiness for our local elderly in Swindon - Mar21

Celebrating Mothers - March 21

Welcome back to the remaining 45% of our children . . wooohoooooo!

In order to celebrate World Book Day when all our wonderful children are in school we are delaying it until FRIDAY 12th March!

To encourage reading during lockdown we launched a reading challenge . . . huge well done to all those who achieved it

We have reached Athens . . well done everyone!

Screen free day - Feb21

Safer Internet Day - Feb21

Alongside the competition KS2 took part in a live streamed internet awareness workshop, run through STFC/Nationwide.  Great information and lots of quiz participation!

Children's Mental Health Awareness week Feb21

11th January Remote learning timetables

Goodbye Revd Bill

Sadly for the school we were told of Revd. Bill retiring.  This is a huge loss for us.  Bill has been a central part of the school since I joined over 7yrs ago and has been coming in weekly, throughout this time, to take Collective Worship (he even developed a talent for doing this via video with Oscar the Owl since Covid). 

He has led the worship group weekly in school, has supported school trips, dedicated time to families and children on an individual need basis, sourced resources that our budget doesn’t cover and boosted moral when things have been tough.  Not to mention providing lessons and church services.  His upbeat and forward thinking has helped us think outside the box when needed.

Alongside this, very importantly he has played a key role on our school Governing Board.  His Governing role was a demanding one, both as a Foundation Governor and the leading of Siams alongside SEND and Safeguarding.  Many, many hours of voluntary work, all behind the scenes.  Both the children, staff and I have never had the chance to publicly thank him for all that he has done for the school . . .so here we go ‘THANK YOU’.  The school eagerly waits to hear who will be replacing all these essential roles within our community school, we hope that a new vicar is recruited quickly to allow a seamless transition into such key functions within the school.

We have been told that it will be a fairly lengthy process before/if a new Vicar is found for our parish.  Up to 12 months with Covd making it even less possible to predict a timescale.  The school is in contact with the Diocese around support throughout this time.

Happy Christmas

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday saw short services for children and parents on the school playground - Dec21

Thank you parents for donations towards Swindon Toy Appeal

A little visitor joins us for December . . . .

The children created a range of arts and crafts that will be delivered to elderly residents who are on their own this Christmas

Children in Need day . . . art competition Nov20

A sad good-bye to Mrs Tylee as she leaves to take up a teaching position Nov20

Year 5/6 join the virtual Ridgeway Literacy Festival Nov20

3 of our children win books for asking an original question to Ben Lyttleton

Autumnal walk in KS1 across the fields - Oct 2020

Thank you parents for harvest donations

We were delighted to donate 5 crates of food to Swindon Food Bank for Harvest - October 2020

Thank you to Mr Ash for baking our wonderful Harvest loaf

Well done Year 6 for all passing your bikeability level 1 and level 2 in September 

September 2020 . . .a new academic year

Saying a sad goodbye to our french teacher Mrs Anley

Year 6 leavers song 2020

Rec/1/2 shout out to the rest of the school - 12/05

Year 5 and 6 shout out to the rest of the school - 04/05

We miss every single person in our school community . . . enjoy - 01/05

Year 3/4 challenge - what letter is missing?  What do we say?

Scoubidou challenge 27/04/2020

Online phonics session

Let us all do the wake up song together (and Lola!)

We are all still together - April 2020

Playing with Google AR! 31/03

Hard work by staff . . shed down . . shed up - March 2020

World Book Week 2020

KS2 dance in the Wyvern Festival - Feb 2020

Miss Pearson links us to Kenya - Feb 2020

Launch of access to Safer school app for parents - Feb20

KS1 sharing assembly - Feb2020

A moving assembly looking at the work the children have completed on the Arctic, polar bears and the loss of their environment.  A story retelling of 'leaf' was beautiful . . . .

Grandparents afternoon - Feb2020

Grandparents and parents joined us for an action packed afternoon of STEM activities

Great Bishopstone CE School Bake Off - Feb2020

Our first ever bake off and a huge success thanks to governors for judging and parents and children for entering some amazing cakes.  Lots of money raised that will go with Miss Pearson on her trip to Kenya in February half term, directly to the children that need it!

Yr5/6 Science - Bunsen burner flame test, chromatography, creating microscope slides Jan20

Evacuee day in KS2 - Jan20

KS2 trip to 'Dakota WW2' workshop - Jan20

Whole School Career's Week - Jan20

St Mary's Christmas Church - dec19

FOBS Christmas fete and disco - dec19

Whole school Christmas lunch - dec19

Christmas art and Year 6 Bake Sale - dec19

A little bird told me . . . Christmas Nativity Rec/1/2 - Dec19

Year 5/6 inter-school football tournament - Nov19

Year 3 learn to play in the 'Junk Orchestra' Nov19

The Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey pay us a visit

EYFS/KS1 Teddy Bear Picnic Oct19

REC/1/2 visit St Mary's Church (and get married.........) Oct19

Barefoot Computer training for all staff . . . a revelation! Oct19

Ancient Greek Day in KS2 - Oct19

Harvest in St Mary's Oct19

Our first cinema night . . in the village hall with the BIG screen! - Sept19

We had the REAL MOON ROCKS in our school (security was tight!!!!) Sept19

Sports Afternoon at Prebendal Farm . . welcome to our new Reception children - Sept19

September 2019

Year 6 leavers service . . . .having fun - July19

Ice-cream delight in the final week

KS1 perform at the Wyvern Theatre July19

Robert Buckland MP June19

Ladies Clothing Sale . . . coming soon

A visit from the Dogs Trust - how to care for dogs - June19

The Parliamentary Box visits the school . . time for role play - June19

Annual School Sleepover - Yr2-6 June19

Whole school trip to Avoncroft Museum June19

Fantastic morning of sports at Pinewood June19

Year 5 and 6 go on the 'Morfa Bay' Residential May19

Maths competition at Pinewood Prep - Yr5 May19

Good Luck Yr6

Year 5 Languages Day at Ridgeway Secondary - May 2019

KS2 visit the Watermill Theatre to 'learn the ropes' for their new topic - Apr19

Brownsea Island Residential, April 2019, Year 3 and 4

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Community and school 'Easter Bake Off' winner - April 2019

Easter Service and our Easter bonnet winners - April 2019

Rec/Yr1/Yr2 class assembly - March 2019

Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day saw 'red nose biscuit making', dances created to the Red Nose Song, 'designing a new nose' and finally creating our own castle using cubes they made . . . being inspired from the Red Nose packaging!  Great fun had by all.

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day saw a wealth of characters arrive in school, staff even integrating into the stories that the days work was based around!  KS2 took a trip to the Wyvern Theatre to watch 6 people 'tell their story' of their journey to become world famous authors.  

Silly Science Workshop at Pinewood Prep - Yr1/2/3/4

KS2 visit Cheddar Gorge linking to their new topic - Mar19

Well done Year 6 on passing their Level 2 Bikeability - Feb19

KS1 make new friends at Birdland - Feb19

Decorating the Reception Area - Feb19

We were delighted to be joined by Steve Porter, artist for a day of creativity.  All children within the school contributed to our new murals.

Wyvern Dance Festival - Feb19 - KS2

KS2 attend Young Voices in Birmingham with South Marston and with 6659 other children! - Jan 2019

Bishopstone at the County Finals! - Jan 2019

Year 5 and 6 learn to fence - Jan 2019

Butterfly World - KS2 Trip - Jan 2019

Updated snow procedures - Jan 2019

Christmas Service - Dec 2018

At the church Christmas service we retold the Christmas story, with children from Year 2,3 and 4 taking different parts.  Please download and play our powerpoint if you wish to listen again.

Supporting BIshopstone/Hinton Parva Choir - Dec 2018

Celebrating harvest at St Mary's, thank you for the beautiful bread Mr and Mrs Ash - Oct 18

Bishopstone football team - runners up and through to the County finals! Oct

Celebrating together, congratulations

NSPCC workshops - Sept 2018

Yr3 trip - Junk Orchestra with 'Stomp the Musical' - Sept 18 at Pinewood Prep

Start of year meeting - Sept 18

WomensAid joined the children for two workshops - Sept 2018

They talked about staying safe, who can help us be safe and then discussed friendships and how to be a good friend.  All children from Yr1 upwards took part.

All staff attended INSET training with Pinewood Prep led by Childnet -Sept 18

Some useful links for parents were shared as well as discussing up to date issues that children face when being online.

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Chldnet has a wealth of support for parents. Children will be attending two workshops at the end of September to enhance their awareness around the use of the internet.

A new academic year begins . . . . how exciting!

A very sad farewell to Mr Anley - July 2018

End of year 'FOBS' spy mission and family BBQ - July

Art club looks at stencil graffiti - July

Who stole the duck? . . whole school mystery - July

STFC taster session (Swindon Town Football Club) - July

12 go to Morfa Bay - June 2018 (yr5/6)

Whole school 'celebrating our family' - June 2018

Royal Wedding Tea Party - May 2018

School Awakeover - May 2018

Bishopstone CE Football Team

Whole school trip to the Wyvern Theatre - Penguin - April 2018

Year 3 and 4 Residential Trip March 2018

Sport Relief 2018 - passing the baton around Swindon - County Ground 1 mile run - 23/03/18

Presentation for winning photos by Swindon Old Town Rotary President - Mar18

Science Week - trip to the Science Museum, London - Mar18

Beautiful patchwork created by Year 6 that was then stitched onto shoulder bags - with volunteers from the local community -Mar18

Snow, World Book Day, Frozen Bubbles and Storytime - Mar18

Linking up live with a school in Nairobi, Kenya for a Skype chat - Feb18

Winter Olympics Day - Friday 9th February

Curling, Skiing, Bobsleigh, Ice dancing . . . . . 

A visit from the local community - Roz Boot - Jan18

A trip to Pinewood Prep for a science extravaganza

KS2 take part in the Swindon Dance Festival at the Wyvern Theatre - Jan 2018

Bishopstone Litter Pick

On Sunday 4th February it is the annual Bishopstone Village Clean-Up. This is organised by Bishopstone and Hinton Parva Parish Council.

To support this the children will be doing a 'litter pick' within school time on Friday 2nd February. Reinforcing to them the importance of keeping their local environment free from litter. They will be provided with 'pick up sticks', black bags and be closely supervised, so that they are only picking up appropriate items. They will just be concentrating on areas around the school, that is safe for us to access in small groups and does not include any 'boot' wearing type of paths.

This leaves plenty of village left to be covered on the Sunday! If you are interested in helping on the Sunday, please let Sue know this Monday. This will allow the relevant kit to be ordered by the Council in time for Sunday 4th Feb at 10am.

Taking part in science at Ridgeway Secondary School Jan18

Whole school karate taster sessions with Matt Ward - Jan18

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