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DRUMS AND TROMBONES!

Wyke were really lucky today to receive a visit from Pete and John who are from the Dorset Music Service. Playing the Drums and Trombone, they gave the school an amazing demonstration during our assembly. We all joined in tapping the pulse and singing along to ‘We Will Rock You’ which we all know quite well. Some of the […]

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NOODLE HAS SOME VISITORS!

Noodle was delighted to see some familiar faces on Thursday this week! We wish all the new Year 7s, and all our ex-pupils, a happy and successful year.

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MERCY IN ACTION SHOE APPEAL

This week we have received a certificate from Mercy in Action thanking us for the huge number of pairs of shoes donated by you at the end of last term.

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SHAKESPEARE ROCKS!

Heron Class put on two exceptional performances of Shakespeare Rocks! last week.  Please click HERE for more details, and photos!

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NOODLE ENJOYS GOOD WORK!

Noodle, our newest staff member, enjoyed meeting some of the children yesterday when they visited Miss Palmer to show her their good work!

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EASTER FESTIVITIES!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Easter Hat Parade on Friday! It was lovely to see everyone taking part and having fun in the sunshine! Judging the hat competition and the egg decorating competition was  really tricky—there were so many ‘eggcellent’ entries! Congratulations to all our winners and thank you again to […]

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DAVISON CUP MATCH REPORT

On 29th March 2017 Wyke played in the semi-final/final competition of the Davison cup (which involved most primary schools on North Dorset).  Wyke’s A Team played Downlands school in the semi-final.  It was a close-fought, competitive contest with Downlands eventually winning 2-0 due to two first half goals.  Wyke came back strongly in the second […]

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MUSIC TUITION AT WYKE

We have some very musically talented children in our school and offer a wide range of musical tuition from Year 2 upwards. Currently children are enjoying learning the Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Drums, Guitar and we are looking to begin piano lessons also, in the near future. Year 3 children have had the opportunity to learn to […]

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WELCOME, NOODLE – OUR SCHOOL DOG!

We would like to introduce you to Noodle, our school dog!  Noodle is 9 weeks old and made his first visit to Wyke today (Monday 13th March).  He met some children and parents today and peeped around the door to say a quick hello to the children during assembly. Here is a letter about Noodle, […]

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WORLD BOOK DAY

The children at Wyke Primary School looked very different when they came to school on Thursday 2nd March! We were celebrating the 20th World Book Day! The children (and staff) went to huge effort to create amazing costumes from a range of different books. The whole school used the text ‘Croc and Bird’ by Alexis […]

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DANCE FESTIVAL

On Wednesday 22nd February, 17 of our year 6 children represented the school in a Dance Festival.  Many other local schools in our pyramids also took part.  Each school performed their dance to the rest of the schools and had very useful feedback from 2 of the Gillingham School Year 9 dancers. It was a […]

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OUR ‘DAY FOR PAULINE’ – PHOTOS

On Wednesday 22nd February we said goodbye to Mrs Pauline Hopkins, who had taught at Wyke for 25 years and who sadly passed away in November. In the morning, Rev’d Eve Pegler led an assembly for the children to remember Mrs Hopkins.  Each class lit a candle and shared memories of her.  Later in the […]

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REMINDER – OUR ‘DAY FOR PAULINE’ THIS WEDNESDAY

This Wednesday, 22nd February, we will be having a ‘Day for Pauline’ to celebrate the life of Mrs Pauline Hopkins who passed away in November. Mrs Hopkins was one of the original staff members at Wyke and taught here from 1991 until last year. Parents past and present, friends, past pupils, colleagues and anyone who […]

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RELIEF CLEANERS REQUIRED

Wyke Primary School is in need of two relief cleaners to cover absence by existing staff.  Please CLICK HERE for further information.

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FUN AT WASPP CLUB!

We had a great time at Wyke After School Prayer and Party (WASPP) Club on Monday When we arrived, we all (including Rev’d Eve and Rev’d Andy!) made and coloured a name badge. After this we listened to a short bible reading whilst we had a drink and snack and talked about the story. Afterwards we […]

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MEET MISS PALMER- TUES 10TH JAN, 2.45PM

Parents and carers are warmly invited to meet Miss Olivia Palmer, our new Headteacher, on Tuesday 10th January at 2.45pm in the school hall.  We hope to see you there!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year to all our children and their families!  We hope you have had a lovely Christmas and have enjoyed the break.  We welcome our new Headteacher Miss Olivia Palmer to our Wyke family; she is looking forward to settling in and to meeting as many of you as possible at the ‘Meet the Headteacher’ […]

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MRS PAULINE HOPKINS

Dear Parents and Carers, It is with deep sadness we inform you that Mrs Pauline Hopkins passed away last week after a short illness. Mrs Hopkins began working at Wyke on the very first day we opened our doors in September 1991 and was our longest-serving member of staff.  She was a truly dedicated and talented teacher who taught in the region of 750 children at Wyke alone, some of […]

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CHILDREN’S CONCERT

On 17th November our choir performed to a packed house at the Children’s Concert at Gillingham Methodist Church.  They sang two songs, the African hymn ‘Siya Humba’ and ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow which brought the house down!  Donations from parents totalled £300 for the evening, £200 of which was donated to Children in Need with […]

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BOOK FAIR – AMAZING TOTAL!

We raised a massive £576.89 at this year’s Book Fair!  This gives us a huge commission to spend on books.  Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us!

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WYKE PRESENTED WITH CHEQUE FROM DORSET GARDENS TRUST

On Monday 7th November, we had two visitors in assembly from the Dorset Garden Trust, Elizabeth John and Jill de Bretton Gordon.  They had previously visited our school and met with Mrs. Yeates to discuss our plans to further develop our school nature garden.  We have plans to plant a wide range of wild flower […]

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ALLAN AHLBERG WRITES TO KINGFISHER CLASS!

Kingfisher Class were learning about writing letters last half term.  They found out about formal and informal letters and when each type would be used.  They wrote a formal letter to Allan Ahlberg to tell him which of his books they would recommend to someone they know. We were very excited today, Monday 7th November, […]

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VISIT FROM MERE DOWN FALCONRY

Key Stage One were very lucky and excited to receive a visit from Mere Down Falconry.  Owl Class loved watching the birds and will be using the visit in their Literacy lessons by writing a recount of the afternoon.  Robin Class have been looking in more depth at birds as part of their Science, and […]

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MEET THE SCHOOL COUNCIL!

Please visit the School Council’s page HERE to see what we have been up to!

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BRONZE SPORTS AMBASSADORS

On Wednesday 5th October, four of our children went to St Mary’s School in Shaftesbury to work towards their Bronze Sports Ambassador Awards. They learned lots of new activities (including ballet) which they could bring back to school and use at playtimes or teach during PE lessons. They all had a wonderful and very enjoyable day! […]

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NO PENS DAY WEDNESDAY – 5TH OCTOBER

On 5th October children and staff across all the classes at Wyke Primary School in Gillingham put down their pens and picked up language in support of No Pens Day Wednesday; a national speaking and listening event organised by The Communication Trust.  Each class page will be updated shortly with photographs showing the fun things that […]

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PARENTMAIL

        Welcome back to all our children, after such a lovely warm summer! We look forward to an exciting Autumn Term. The exciting news of the beginning of term is that ParentMail is now LIVE.   A big thank you to everyone who has registered so far – 99% of you! If you haven’t […]

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FAREWELL, MR CRUMPLER

At the end of term we all said a fond farewell to Mr Crumpler, who has been Headteacher at Wyke Primary School for 21 years. The children hosted a special assembly for him where he was given lots of gifts, including acrostic poems and a jar of memories.  They also serenaded him with a specially-written […]

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A HUGE BOOK FAIR TOTAL! THANK YOU!

A whopping £774.60 was raised at our recent Book Fair – thank you so much to everyone who came along!  We will be spending the commission on resources for September, across all of the classes and the library.

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RED HERON CLUB OFFERS SUMMER FUN HOLIDAY CLUB

Red Heron Club’s Summer Fun Club will run again this year from 21st July to 5th August from 8am to 4pm, and is available to any child aged from 3 to 11.  Split sessions or full days are offered. Activities are planned to suit the age range of children booked in. Please see Mrs Sarah […]

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CRICKET VICTORY!

Congratulations to the Year 6 boys in the school cricket team who won their section of the North Dorset Cricket Tournament. They will now go on to represent North Dorset at the County Finals.

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SUNFLOWER COMPETITON – RESULTS

We have recently held a sunflower growing competition at Wyke.  Children bought a pack for 50p which contained everything they needed to grow their sunflower.  Today we announced the results in assembly!  Every child who entered received a little prize and certificate.  There were also certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the tallest […]

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SUNFLOWER COMPETITION!

SUNFLOWER COMPETITION REMINDER A reminder that Sunflower Competition entry forms should be posted in the box outside the office by tomorrow.  Thank you!  

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DIABETES DAY

Last half term, we held a ‘Diabetes Day’ in support of Diabetes UK.  The grand total raised was a whopping £364.30!  Here are some photos of us presenting the cheque to Mark from Diabetes UK. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved in the day and also to the children and their parents for supporting the Silly […]

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EDUCATE AGAINST HATE

This website gives parents practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. Educateagainsthate.com

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Class 3 said, “On World Book Day, the children at Wyke Primary School dressed up as book characters.  In the morning, we looked at the story of ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’. Then we thought of joining stories that could lead on from this one.  We wrote down some ideas and chose our title. Once we had […]

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FRIENDSHIP BENCH

The School Council children have been instrumental in the installation of a ‘Friendship Bench’ for the school playground.  If children feel lonely or have no-one to play with, they can sit on the bench and other children and staff will recognise this as a sign that some help, support or comfort is needed and will come […]

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WORLD BOOK DAY BOOK QUIZ

Monday 22nd February 2016 Many classes took part in a Guinness World Record Attempt today, to have the most children participating in a simultaneous book quiz! There were 6 different rounds and the children worked in teams to try and guess the correct answers.  Some of the questions were harder than others but it was […]

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RALPH THE REINDEER KS1 PERFORMANCE

Key Stage One performed ‘Ralph the Reindeer’ for their families this week.  The play tells the story of Ralph, a reindeer who is eager for work and very willing to help. When it’s discovered that Rudolph has a cold and isn’t well enough to guide Santa’s sleigh, Ralph steps in to save the day – […]

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EUROPEAN DAY

All of the children at Wyke enjoyed a European Day just before half term. They came to school dressed in their holiday clothes and began the day by preparing for their flight in the hall.  They all listened to the safety information before taking their passport to their first destination!   Throughout the day the […]

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MERE DOWN FALCONRY VISIT

Key Stage One were lucky enough to have a visit from Mere Down Falconry.  Mr Gates brought several birds with him including a barn owl, African owl, tawny owl, and an eagle owl.  We learned all about their characteristics and habitats and had a great afternoon!

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WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Monday 9th November 2015 Each class in the school had a wheelchair taster session on Monday.  Two coaches from basketball team South Coast Tigers came to coach each year group and show them how to manoeuvre around the hall.  This included going forwards and backwards, doing spins and even parking up at the end!  The […]

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RUGBY NEWS: CONGRATULATIONS WYKE!

21st October 2015 – Match report by Mrs Talbot Wyke Primary School are enjoying wearing their new tag rugby kit thanks to the new Primary School Sports Funding. Two teams competed in the area’s primary school Tag Rugby Festival where teams were allocated countries to represent in the spirit of the current Rugby World Cup […]

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KINGFISHER CLASS’S TRIP TO PRIEST’S HOUSE MUSEUM

Kingfisher Class had a wonderful day at the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne.  Read all about it and see the photos HERE.

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NEW PARENTS’ FORUM MINUTES

Parents’ Forum meeting minutes are now available on the website; please click HERE to read them.

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ROBIN CLASS VISIT PETS AT HOME!

On Tuesday 22nd September, Robin Class enjoyed a special visit to Pets at Home where they met lots of animals and learned lots about them.  Click HERE to see some photos and read all about it.

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LIVE MUSIC DEMO!

Thursday 17th September 2015 The whole school enjoyed a live music demo today, performed by Dorset Music Service staff. They brought along the ‘string family’ of instruments and talked to the children about how these were put together and played.     They played a number of very enjoyable pieces, including the Alton Towers theme […]

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TAKE A LOOK AT OUR NEW LIBRARY!

Mrs de Villiers, Mrs Stone and Miss Murphy have been busy over the summer holiday freshening up the library ready for the new academic year. This involved painting stripes on the wall, painting one wall using blackboard paint and adding a famous reading quote, putting up coloured shade sails, changing the layout of the book cases […]

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PIRATE DAY FOR ROBIN CLASS

Robin Class enjoyed a Pirate Day and went sailing at Sutton Bingham Reservoir.  Click HERE for all the details – and photos too.

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LOTS OF NEWS FROM KINGFISHER CLASS

Kingfisher Class have been incredibly busy and have added lots of news and photos to their webpage.  Click HERE to see!

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OWL CLASS VISIT MANOR FARM AT SILTON

Owl Class have just been for a visit to Manor Farm at Silton.  They had a wonderful day, with lots of fun activities.  Please have a look at their class page by clicking HERE for more information.

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HERON CLASS ACTIVITY WEEK

Heron Class’s Activity Week pictures are now on their class page.  Please click HERE to see them!

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BOOK FAIR A HUGE SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who supported our Book Fair last week.  We are delighted to announce that we raised £871.76, giving us a huge £520 in commission to spend on books! 

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KINGFISHER CLASS’S TRIP TO THE HAWK CONSERVANCY

Please visit Class 3’s page here to see details of their fantastic visit to the Hawk Conservancy last Thursday.

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WELL DONE YEAR SIX!

Heron Class have been a credit to themselves and their families this week during their SATs.  Well done Year Six! A big thank you to Mrs Jones for the lovely celebration cupcakes!  

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OFSTED: “WYKE IS A GOOD SCHOOL”!

We are delighted to report that Ofsted have found Wyke to be a Good school following their recent inspection. Please click on the links below for a letter from Mr Crumpler and the full Ofsted report. Letter from Mr Crumpler Ofsted Report    

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SUMMER FUN HOLIDAY CLUB

The Red Heron Club staff are pleased to announce that they will be running a holiday club – Summer Fun – from Monday 20th July to Friday 31st July inclusive for pupils of Wyke and Topsie Rabbit and their siblings (aged 3 and above). Please CLICK HERE for more detailed information.

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CAN YOU HELP US IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL GARDEN?

A plea to all Wyke parents and carers: As the weather has warmed up, we would like to spend some time improving our school garden.  This will include general weeding and tidying, and redesigning the insect/bug area, including building a bug hotel.  We would really appreciate your help, adults only on this occasion though.  If […]

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SOLAR ECLIPSE PHOTOS

Friday 20th March Today was a special day for the children – this morning they experienced the solar eclipse!  We were all very careful not to look directly at the sun, but used pin hole cameras and also used trays of water to see the reflection of the eclipse.  Here are some photos of us:

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WYKE CELEBRATES WORLD BOOK DAY

Wyke Primary School embraced World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. The entire school (and staff!) came to school dressed as a Mr. Men or Little Miss character. The children took part in a range of activities throughout the morning including making up maths stories, making puppet shows containing the characters, inventing our own characters, […]

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WYKE PARTNERS WITH WIMBORNE TEACHING SCHOOL ALLIANCE

Wyke Primary School is a Strategic Partner with Wimborne Teaching School Alliance, a National Teaching School.  Please visit their website for more details. http://www.wimborneteachingschool.co.uk/  

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STORYTELLER PAT RYAN VISITS WYKE

We were lucky enough to be visited by professional storyteller Dr Patrick Ryan.  Pat has been telling stories for over 30 years and has taught and performed all over the world.  He told us lots of stories – our favourite was the last one because it made made us all jump! Here are some photos of him […]

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KINGFISHERS MAKE VOLCANOES!

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH

151 of us enjoyed our Christmas Dinner last week, as well as lots of staff – we all had crackers and party hats!

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CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY

Thursday 18th December was Christmas Party Day at Wyke!  Please click here for some photos of Kingfisher Class enjoying party games.

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RED HERON BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB TO OPEN ON 5TH JANUARY

We are very pleased to announce that from 5th January 2015 The Red Heron Breakfast and After School Club will be providing childcare here at Wyke.  For more details, please click here.

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SMA CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY – FRIDAY 5TH DECEMBER

This Friday, 5th December, is Christmas Jumper Day at Wyke in aid of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK, a cause close to our hearts.  Please send children in school uniform, but replace their usual jumper or fleece with a Christmas jumper.  Donations of £1 per child will be gratefully received. Click here to find out […]

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KINGFISHERS’ LEARN ABOUT THE VICTORIANS

Kingfisher Class have had a busy start to the week learning all about the Victorians.  Please click here for more details and photos.

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KINGFISHER CLASS RECEIVE A LETTER FROM AUTHOR ALLAN AHLBERG!

Kingfishers were delighted to receive a reply to a letter we wrote to author Allan Ahlberg from Mr Ahlberg himself!  He also sent us a copy of his book ‘Heard it in the Playground’.  Thank you Mr Ahlberg!  Click here to see us with the letter.

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SEWING CLUB LATEST

Group 2 have been making cupcake pincushions.  Here are the finished articles.

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OWL CLASS ARE SUPERHEROES!

Last Friday Owl Class were superheroes for the day! Check out our class page here for photos and more details.

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BOOKS AT BEDTIME

Thank you to everyone who came to our Books at Bedtime event last Thursday.  It was a very special evening which we hope you all enjoyed.  Here are some photos…

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PUMPKIN COMPETITION

We had 28 pumpkins brought in for the competition and they were all very impressive!   Thank you to all the children who participated.   Our 3rd prize pumpkin was 116cm in circumference, Our 2nd prize pumpkin measured 130cm in circumference Our 1st Prize pumpkin was 131cm in circumference, so it was very close!   Thank […]

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FRIENDS ASSOCIATION CAKE & UNIFORM SALE THIS FRIDAY

A reminder that this Friday, 24th October, there will be a cake and second-hand uniform sale after school in the hall. Donations of cakes would be very gratefully received – please bring into school either in the morning or after school. Thank you for your support!  

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JEWELLERY CLUB BOXES

Children from our Jewellery Club have been very busy recently and have made these pretty boxes.    We have also made knotted friendship bracelets and wooden Latin-themed necklaces on ribbon!

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SEWING CLUB MAKE CUPCAKE PINCUSHIONS!

Here are the cupcake pincushions we made at sewing club.  They took us 2 sessions to complete and next week we will be moving on to jewellery making. Watch this space!!

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OPEN DAYS

Friday 10th October – 9.30am to 11.30pm Monday 13th October – 1.30pm to 3.00pm Please do come along and visit us – no appointment is necessary. We are delighted to be able to welcome you and your children to our lovely school and to show you who we are and what we do. If you can’t make […]

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WE ARE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Level 1 Rights Respecting School award.  Please click here for more information.  (Details can also be found by clicking the ‘Rights Respecting School’ link within the ‘Information’ menu choice).

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GUESS THE STAFF’S FAVOURITE BOOKS – ANSWERS!

Curious to see whose favourite book was whose?  Click on the link below to find out!   Staff Favourite Book

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WOODPECKER CLASS’S VISIT TO HONEYBROOK FARM

On Wednesday 18th June, Woodpecker Class spent a lovely day at Honeybrook Farm.  Please visit their class page here to see some photos.

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KINGFISHER CLASS’S TRIP TO THE HAWK CONSERVANCY – AND OUR DUCKLINGS!

Please visit our class page to see a write-up and some photos of our trip to the Hawk Conservancy – and see some photos of our ducklings!

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KINGFISHER CLASS’S TRIP TO TESCO

We had a very enjoyable trip to Tesco this week, and we also had our ‘gem jar reward’.  Please see our class page here for photos and more details.

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OUR OWL CLASS RUGBY CHAMPIONS!

We are delighted to announce that at the recent North Dorset Rugby Football Club Minis presentations, Tom C and Owain N of Owl Class were presented with awards for the 2013 – 2014 season. Tom was awarded Under 7’s Player of the Year and Owain Under 7’s Player of the Tour. Both boys started playing […]

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HERON CLASS HATCH CHICKS!

In Science, Heron Class have been studying eggs and the lifecycle of a chicken. Using an incubator, we hatched ten chicks from eggs!  Please click here to visit our class page and see some photos.

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KINGFISHER CLASS’ EASTER NEWS

Please click here to go to our class page for lots of Easter news and photos!

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WYKE WIN THE DAVISON CUP!

In football news: we are very proud to announce that Wyke has won the Davison Cup!  Please click on the photo of our winning team to enlarge it, and click the link below to see a breakdown of rounds. WELL DONE WYKE! Davison Results 2013-14

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HERON CLASS – WWII DAY AND PEOPLE IN ACTION

Please visit our class page here to read more about our World War 2 Day. You can also see our models of ‘People in Action’ in honour of the Sochi Winter Olympics!

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WORLD BOOK DAY 2014

World Book Day 2014! We all had a great day on Thursday 6th March to celebrate World Book Day.  We started off having a whole school assembly where we talked about why World Book Day is so special, and that it is all about the celebration of reading, authors and illustrators.  Throughout the morning we […]

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KINGFISHER CLASS TOWN TRAIL

On the 4th February, Kingfisher Class went on a town trail led by Sam Woodcock and David Lloyd from Gillingham Museum.  The trail linked to our art learning about Hundertwasser houses, materials and their properties in Science and solid structures in design technology.  Please click here to go to our class page and see the […]

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KINGFISHER CLASS – NEW PHOTOS!

Please visit our class page here to see photos of us working hard on our PE topic of ‘Balance’. – Kingfisher Class

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FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY – FRIENDS CINEMA AFTER SCHOOL

The Friends Assocaition will be screening ‘The Croods’ after school this Friday, 24th January.  Please click here to download a consent form.

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CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES

Well done to all the children who performed so well in their Christmas productions.  Here is a selection of photographs of them in action! In Key Stage One, Wren Class performed ‘Whoops-a-Daisy Angel’, Robin Class performed ‘Robin’s Christmas’ and ‘The Pied Piper’ was performed by Owl Class. Key Stage Two performed ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’. […]

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NSPCC NUMBER DAY

On Tuesday 4th December, we took part in the NSPCC’s Number Day to celebrate the magic of maths!  Thank you all for your donations – we raised £179 for the NSPCC. Here are some photos of our day – please click on them to enlarge.      

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Wren Class celebrate National Nursery Rhyme week

Wren Class dressed up as their favourite nursery rhyme characters to celebrate National Nursery Rhyme Week. Visit their class page to see some photos!

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Summer Reading Challenge 2013 – congratulations!

Well done to all the children (over 60!) who successfully completed the Creepy House Summer Reading Challenge at Gillingham Library over this year’s summer holidays.  Each child will receive a certificate and a medal to mark their achievement.

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Hot School Meals – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended our Taster Session.  Please let the office staff know if you would like any more information about hot school lunches.

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