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2023 - 2024

World Book Day Celebrations 2024

We just love World Book Day at Cheddon. This year we decided to focus on poetry as a theme. All the children brought in a poem to share and dressed up as a character from that poem. We started the day sharing and listening to lots of different poems to inspire and excite. Then, in our classes, we worked together to make individual and collective poems or stories about our love of reading. We all come together at the end of the day to participate in a poetry slam where we got to listen to all the amazing poems. raps and stories created around that school that day. Outstanding! 

 

Take a look at the class pages for more pictures:

Class 5

Pete the Poet Workshops - Tuesday 5th March

We love Pete the Poet! Today we got to work with Pete the Poet in an hour workshop where we got to dance, sing, rap, play with toys, play instruments and dress up as we created and shared stories and poems to do with diversity and equality. We will use what we have learnt to help us write our own poems during World book Day on Thursday.

 

Have a look at class pages for more pictures or these engaging and exciting workshops:

Class 5

Internet Safety Day 2024 - Tuesday 6th February

Class 5

In our class, we have been looking at our privacy when online and how was can stay safe and secure. We focused on being responsible when creating our online profiles on social media, chat or gaming. We then took our discussions about how we can be responsible when making our profile to theoretically create our own profile on paper. 

 

We then looked into what consent is by watching the videos below which then led to looking at the T & Cs on Snapchat which usually means you have given consent (permission) for your photos, videos and other information to be used by that service.

 

A guide to what digital consent means - Own It - BBC

Class 4

Class 3

Class 2

Class 1

Glow in the Dark Dodgeball (01.02.24)

 

We held our first glow in the dark dodgeball event at school on Thursday.  We had over 50 children join the sessions.  The hall was lit up with uv lights and the balls, markers and bibs all glowed in the dark - as did the children's faces by the end.  We have had great feedback from those who attended and hope to run it again, once the dark nights return later in the year.

Nativity Service (15.12.2023)

 

Today, the children in Reception recreated the Nativity scene, whilst the rest of the school sang Christmas songs and completed readings.  There was a great turn out by parents and we are all so proud of the children.

 

Please see the photos below of the event.

Christmas Dinner (14.12.2023)

 

The children enjoyed our Christmas lunch this week, which included turkey, pigs in blankets and brussels sprouts!  It was just missing a Yorkshire pudding in my opinion!  You can see from the pictures below how much the children enjoyed it!  Many thanks to the kitchen staff at St James Church School for providing such a lovely dinner and to all the staff here for making it run so smoothly.

Christingle Service on the Playground (13.12.2023)

 

As part of the Cheddon tradition, we held our Christingle service on the playground on Wednesday evening.  It was lovely to see so many families (past and present) gathered on the playground.  A huge thank you to Matt Bradley for leading the service. 

Christingle Making (13.12.2023)

 

On Wednesday afternoon we invited parents in to make a Christingle with their child.  The children were taught about the meaning of the Christingle, before making it, ready to use at our service on the playground.  Lots of happy faces all round.

Poppy Appeal (2023)

 

Many thanks to those of you who support the RBL poppy appeal this year. Our school managed to raise a whopping £388.74. The lady who supplies the collections around Taunton, said we raised the third highest amount! Not bad for a little school.

It's Chriiistmas! Year 1, 2 and 3's Christmas Performance (6.12.23)

 

Christmas arrived at Cheddon with a bang yesterday, when Year 1, 2 and 3 performed their Christmas play, It's Chriistmas!  The children were amazing and feed back from parents was it was the best performance yet!

 

A massive thank you to the children for performing beautifully, the parents for helping with lines and costumes, and the Class 2 and 3 staff for all of their hard work.

 

Check out the photos below!

Friday 17th November was Children in Need.  We were spotacular!  We wore spots or bright clothes and took part in Pudsey's Bearpees challenge.

KS2 Production of Time Lord (12.07.23)

We went on the a journey through time to complete a game and save the evacuee children trapped in the game. Such a great performance from all and a wonderful show to witness. Well done Class 3, 4 and 5.

 

Take a look at some photos of the show and it's cast.

Bath and Wells MAT 10th Birthday Celebrations! 

To mark the anniversary of the Bath and Wells MAT forming 10 years ago, we all came together as school to enjoy a Teddy Bear's picnic. Yes dancing did follow. 

A surprise visitor! 

 

Thursday 30th March Cheddon had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny! The bunny was joined by James Want a magician who did some tricks for the children.  It was great to inspire the children and develop their awe and wonder.  The Easter bunny even stayed around for the end of the day and went outside on the gate to say hello to the parents.

Ogden Trust Science Fair

 

WOW! All the the entries to the Science fair look amazing!  The children were passionate about explaining their exhibits.  It was a great enrichment activity and lovely to see so many parents at the end of the day exploring the fair and talking to the children.  It's a great opportunity to develop oracy across the  whole school.  The children shared their learning with the children across the school and after that the fair was opened to parents who came and discussed the children's learning with them.  We were lucky to have links with the local community radio station Tone FM, who came and judged the competition for us.

 

 

World Book Day/ Week 2023

World Book Day Dress Up - Every Word Tells a Story - 03.03.23

For our World Book Day this year, we had a focus on the etymology of words. A celebration of the wonders of words. Therefore, we encouraged children to choose a favourite word and find out the story behind that word.
On the day, the children came into school dressed up to represent that word. The inspiration for our theme this year came from Tom Read Wilson's book - Every Word Tells A Story.

 

Please see class pages for more exploration of words and more World Book Day fun.

West End in Schools KS2 Dance Workshops - 02.03.23

Today, classes 3, 4 and 5 were lucky to have the opportunity to have dance workshops hosted by West End in Schools. in these workshops, we where able to take the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol or Coraline by Neil Gaiman and bring them to life through dance.

 

Take a look at class pages to see more photos and videos.

Captain Redbeard Visit - 28.02.23

To start our World Book Day celebrations we welcomed author of The Secret Slide series - Thomas Moore - to our school.

 

Thomas kicked started the day with a whole school assembly where he shared one of his published stories with us and we were able to ask him questions about his books, inspirations and ask for advise.

 

Thomas spent the rest of the day going from class to class sharing more of his stories as well as an unpublished story that no one else has heard in the world. Each class has various activities from making a treasure map, designing a dreamland, creating a character and entering into a postcard competition.

 

All the children were inspire by Thomas's visit and we can see children starting to write their very own versions of The Secret Slide in their own time.

 

Thank you to Thomas for giving up his time to spend it with us and inspire so many. If you are interested in buying Thomas's books please find the link below to his website:

 

 

Check out each class page to see more fun with Captain Redbeard (Thomas Moore).

Special praise from Captain Redbeard:

 

 

"Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful day today, I'm not sure who had more fun! 

All the classes were absolutely amazing and your pupils were the best behaved I've ever met! (Special thanks to your assembly crew for all their assistance)."

 

"Thank you again for a great day and I hope to return to your school again in the future!"

 

Thomas and Rebecca Moore

Science photograph competition

Music assembly- The History of the trumpet. A professional trumpet player gave us a fantastic concert where we heard and learnt about the trumpet through the ages.

Christingle Service (13.12.22)

 

Our annual Christingle service was held in the playground this evening.  The playground looked beautiful lit up with Christmas lights and candles.  A great turnout again this year.  It was so lovely to see some of our pupils who left last year join us again.  

Christmas Experience Day and Christingle making (13.12.22)

 

On Tuesday the whole school had a Christmas Experience day, where they looked at the story of the nativity.  There were lots of activities in classes including a rewrite of Hark the Herald Angels sing to retell the story of the nativity and a modern day version of the nativity where the Angel Gabriel FaceTimed Mary and Joseph to tell them the news about baby Jesus.  Please check out class pages to see the work created.

 

In the afternoon we invited our parents in to help make a Christingle with their children, ready for our service in the playground.

Class 1 & 2's Christmas play:  Busy, Busy Bethlehem.

 

Our Christmas performance made a welcomed return this year, our first one since December 2019.  The children performed brilliantly and really got us into the Christmas spirit.  Here a some pictures taken before the first performance.

Remembrance Service at Somerset Wood (11.11.22)

 

We had the pleasure of attending the annual remembrance service at Somerset  Wood.  Twelve children from Class 5 represented the school and placed a wreath on the commemorative stone with the Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset, Gloria Craig who was representing the King.  We also placed crosses to remember individuals who had lost their lives during the great war.  The children then recited the Lord's prayer and the prayer of Royal British Legion.  They were a credit to the school.