Latest School Events
- Summer Holiday26Jul2021
12:00 am - 31 aug, 1:00 am
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.
This term our value is 'Generosity'
We are now entering the Summer Term 2. We are looking at the value Truthfulness. We are using the book 'Doug and the fly away fib' to start our value off.
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Timeline of events at Bishopstone CE
Swindon Summer Reading Challenge
Saying good-bye to Mrs Rowe, our amazing violin teacher - July
Computing Review July21
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
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.
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
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
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.