Whole School Events
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.
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.