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Our Under-9 mixed football team reached the County finals. They are now officially 3rd best team in Oxfordshire!

Donaldson Class added to our numbers of children participating in an art project as part of our 67 Get Inspired project

There was a host of heavenly angels and the cutest of children performing the Christmas story. Well done Murphy and Donaldson Class.

Sports Day 2017 was won by St John's!

Well done to Oliver, Alfie, Orla, Chanice, Isabelle and Isabella for demonstrating their violin and cello skills during our Achievement Assembly.

Blake Class recreated the Great Fire of London out on the school field. Thankfully there was a very modern fireman (Mr Hardy) and controlled explosion man (Mr Todeschini) to keep things safe!

Eight children took part in the Eynsham Partnership Academy swimming gala. The girls team came second and the boys team came third. The school came third overall. Well done!

The Nursery had a special morning to celebrate their topic on Traditional Fairy Tales by having a porridge party. There were a few bears, plenty of princesses but no Goldilocks to steal the porridge, break a chair or sleep in a bed!

One bossy and tidy grandmother has her heart melted by the arrival of a new born baby King. Well done Blake and Dahl Class.

We celebrated Red Nose Day by coming to school in ‘something red’, wearing red noses and selling red nose cakes. During our assembly we talked about where the money raised would be going how our ‘giving’ linked to our values of LOVE and COMPASSION.

Standlake Under 11s Athletics Team came second in the Indoor Athletics Competition held at Bartholomew Secondary School.

Dahl class spent a day doing an Art Project with Jessie Whealy as part of our 67 Get Inspired project.

Some children took part in a Big Draw day at Bartholomew with a professional artist. Kit, Eddie, Ella and Orla will be using the skills they have learned to support teaching staff lead the Big Draw STEAM Stop Day that will link Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.

Blake class visited Bartholomew school to participate in a Gymnastics festival. They worked with children from others schools and choreographed some impressive routines.

The school community came together to form a ‘human chain’ to pass along shoe boxes (filled with gifts for less fortunate children across the world) from the school hall to the church. We filled 87 boxes! It was a great example of our children ‘clothing themselves’ (Colossians 3:12) in the school values of Love and Compassion.

Dahl Class visited the Oxford Museum as part of their Vikings Topic. They enthusiastically threw themselves into some role play!

Well done to all these children who came to school every day in the Autumn Term.

The staff, children and parents came together to observe a wreath laying in our Peace Garden to remember those that had died in war so that we can live in a free and democratic country today.

The children in Donaldson Class were entertained by the famous poet John Foster who came in for a morning to share some of his poems and write one with him.

The children took part in a Prayer Spaces Day where they learnt that praying can be anywhere, anytime and done in any way you like.

During our Wonder Wednesday assembly Sarah Montegu visited us from the Jewish synagogue to talk to us about her faith. It gave the children an opportunity to put questions of someone with a different belief.

As part of our ongoing excellent practice in preventing bullying incidents in school we have enhanced our provision by training 3 children to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. Alfie, Zach and Ella spent a day, with other children from across the county, being trained on helping to keep children safe in school and online. They then led our Wonder Wednesday assembly and initiated the Anti-Bullying Poster competition for last week’s Home Learning.

Blake Class went to the Ashmolean Museum as part of their ‘Night at the Museum’ Topic

Mr and Mrs Coates kick-started our Science Stop Day by getting us really excited with an experiment that resulted in foam spurting from the eyes & mouth of a pumpkin!  

We celebrated Word Book Day with a ‘just for fun’ competition of dressing up a vegetable or piece of fruit as a book character. We also asked the children to do some ‘extreme reading’ and take a picture of themselves reading a book in an ‘extreme’ place.

Father Christmas was joined by his wife Mrs Christmas and an elf as they toured the school and gave all the good children a little gift.

As part of our 67 Get Inspired project we invited the Oxford Music Serice in to perform.  They then gave 15 minute music lessons to over 30 children with a range of musical instruments.

Sarah Richards came and talked to the children about her Baha’i Faith. The children had lots of great questions for her and gained some understanding of the similarities and differences with Christianity.

FOSS, parents and teaching assistants came together to put on some party food for the children. A jolly time was had by all!

The Standlake Team took part in the West Oxfordshire School Cross Country event. In honour of the great Mo Farah we did the ‘mobot’ as part of our warm up! Well done to Isabelle B. and Issy T. for making it through to the County Finals.


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