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Happy Autumn days of conker competitions and hot chocolate!

Sports Day 2017 was won by St John's!

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

Shakespeare class attended the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools (IMPS) in Witney and learned what to do in an emergency.

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.

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.

Year 4, 5 and 6 had a great time on thier residential. They pushed themselves to scale heights they never thought they would or could!

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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!  

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.

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.


Year 3 and 4 win the West Oxfordshire Under 9's mixed football tournament. Next kick...the Oxfordshire finals!

The school community come together for a Harvest Service at St Giles Church. We show our love and compassion for others by contributing to the Witney Food Bank.  

Morpurgo and Shakespeare Class went to Hill end and got a chance to reenact life in the trenches.

Spelling Bee Inter-House Competition.  Well done to Lincoln. It was close! Only 5 points separated 1st and 4th place. 

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