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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. 

Sports Day 2022!


Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Jack and his drone - photo to follow soon.

Fizz Pop Science (26.05.22)

In Fizz Pop Science children have been using their disciplinary knowledge to explore different scientific concepts. The children have loved exploring material and carrying out investigations and experiments. Here are a few snap shots where they have explore bunchem building materials and ultra violet lights. 

Easter Celebration (05.04.22)


Another first since July 2019, we were back at our church to celebrate Easter. Children and adults shared the story of Easter and sang beautifully.  Each child also added a flower to the cross to symbolise new life.  Diana (church warden) closed the service with a blessing and a prayer.  She also commented how lovely it was to have the children back in church and how well they sang.


We have also had lovely feedback from parents, Thanking us for such a lovely service and how well the children sang and behaved.


It was super to be back.

Class 1 & Class 2's Easter Performance (31.03.22)


Class 1 and 2 were very excited to welcome Key Stage 2 and parents to watch their Easter performance, Rise and Shine.


The school has not had a live audience for a performance since December 2019 and it was lovely to be able to welcome so many to watch.


The children sang and acted beautifully and we couldn't be prouder of them.

Key Stage 2 Team Building Day (15.03.2022)


On Tuesday we had the Wise up team come to school to deliver a whole day of team building activities for Key Stage 2.  We were extremely lucky with the weather and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day.


From the day the children have said they have learnt about team work, being tolerant of others, co-operation, developing their listening skills and how to problem solve.  This is alongside our values of respect, trust and perseverance.


Her are some observations from the children:


'Learning with others and team work is the key to success.' 


'You have to trust and listen to each other to get the job done'


" I will treat others better.  I will be more supportive of others and believe in them more'


'I will believe in my ability'


'Thank you for making us do something that was so much fun'


'The team building day was great fun and challenging and it was great we had to work together to solve the problems.'



World Book Day March 2022


Today is World Book Day and at Cheddon we are celebrating our love of reading by dressing up as our favourite book characters.  This morning we had a whole school assembly and the adults in the school shared their favourite stories.  The children could choose which story they wanted to listen to.  Please check out your child's class page for more about the day!

James Mayhew Visit! 01.03.2022


Today the whole school had a visit from author and illustrator James Mayhew. This week we are all studying his book, 'Once Upon a Tune' where James has written stories to famous classical music. In the sessions James allowed the children to listen to the music whilst he created some art work. Many children have been inspired by James and are ready to create their own art work tomorrow. It really has been a great day!  Check out your child's Class Page for more information and photos.

James Mayhew is coming to Cheddon!

We will be welcoming author and illustrator James Mayhew to our school on Tuesday 1st March as part of our World Book Day celebrations that week. If you want to find out more about his amazing work please visit his website or follow him on social media.

Safer Internet Day 2022!

On Tuesday 8th February it was Safer Internet Day and our school have been taking time in the school week to really explore their theme this year -  All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online. Check out each class' page to see what they have been doing.


UK Safer Internet Centre have some amazing videos to guide conversations at home around this years theme. Check them out below.

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NSPCC Rocks = Cheddon Rocks @ Timestables!


On Friday 4th February to mark NSPCC Number Day, our children participated in a national competition on Times Table Rockstars. Out of over 2,000 other schools we placed 386th! Great work!

Class 5's MVPs!

Cheddon Book Swap!

If you want some new or different books at home without spending the money, then make use of our school book swap in the upper library. Bring in a book you no longer want from home, place it on the 'Book Swap' shelf and choose a book to take home with you. That's it!



Carymoor Recycling Waste Workshops 17.01.22

We all took part in a day focused on recycling and reducing our waste thanks to the Schools Against Waste programme. It began with a whole school Teams assembly led by Beth Coleman understanding where our waste goes after it has been collected from the kerbside. Then KS1 had a morning workshop called 'Eco Pirates' and KS2 had theirs in the afternoon focusing on plastics.


Class 1 enjoyed taking part in the workshop. They were eager to learn and explore what the three R's meant. The children took part in some independent activities all to do with reduce, reuse and recycle. Then in the afternoon, the children reused the materials we had in our junk modelling box to make creations using their imagination. Here are some pictures of their learning. 

Class Two loved learning about the three R's. They spent time exploring what is meant be reduce, recycle and reuse and also got to know where rubbish goes. The children were surprised to hear where household rubbish goes and all thought about ways they could reduce, reuse or recycle at home and within our classroom. Class Two decided to turn their classroom waste in to marvellous models. Here are some examples..


Class 5 created attractive and informative posters to promote the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and clarify which bins can recycle which materials.

Homework in class 5 this week is to sort and put out our home's kerbside recycling. Great to see them stepping up to the responsibility.

Carols & Christingle in the Playground. 16.12.2021


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we were unable to hold our Christingle as usual.  We held the service in the playground and a large number of the school community attended.  It was a really lovely service to see the playground filled with candle light was breathtaking.  We also said a sad goodbye to our lovely Rev. Tracey, who has been a huge part of our school over the last three years.  She will be very much missed.  




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