Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Science Investigation in KS1

Ms Hanton needs a suitable patch for some Forest School trousers. Can Mrs Jordan and 1/2W find the best material?

In their first science investigation this term, they had a really good go at this challenge - using scientific vocabulary (prediction) and real science equipment (pipette and flask).

Parents' Lunch in Foundation

It was lovely to welcome so many lovely mums and dads to share our school lunch today - chicken pie and trifle with hundreds and thousands!

Monday, 5 December 2016

Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance

Message from a parent:

Please can you pass on a huge thank you to the staff and year 1/2 children - their Christmas performance this morning was brilliant! Such lovely enthusiastic storytelling, dancing and singing - every single person did themselves proud. Such a lovely way to start the week - now I feel really Christmassy!

And another:

I just wanted to thank you and all staff involved for such a lovely evening. It was so lovely to see the children's videos but also their singing and performance was just fantastic.

How refreshing too, to see that mobile phones were put away. We felt that this had spoilt previous plays, so thank you.
Live music always adds something special to a performance and we were lucky to have such  glamorous backing for the Key Stage 1 plays.

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the play this evening. Please pass on huge thanks and respect to the staff for putting together such a unique and carefully timed production, giving every child an opportunity to shine and be part of the Christmas story. I was also really impressed with the musicians who played brilliantly before and through the whole event on both nights. And of course the children who were all so absorbed in their wonderful songs and dances and behaved perfectly. Well done all round! 

And thank you to Amelie, Sophie and Mrs Allum for their lovely Christmas display.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Personal Survival

This week at swimming, the 5/6 classes were taught personal survival. As we live near lots of open water, it is essential that our children learn these vital skills. They discussed how difficult it was to walk and swim through water with even a thin layer of clothing. They were taught the 'HELP' position and what they should and should not do if they notice someone in trouble in the water.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Year 5/6 Swimming Gala

On Thursday, Cholsey competed in the 'Wallingford Partnership Swimming Gala'. This year the competition was incredibly tough as we were competing against 5 other schools, including two independent schools. Both our boys' and girls' teams gave all they could and set some fantastic personal bests!

The boys won all their races and came 1st overall so will progress to the County finals later this year.

The girls won several of their races and came joint 2nd place. We are waiting to hear if they will progress through to the County finals.

Overall, Cholsey came 1st and won the partnership trophy! Excellent work team!

It is really evident that we have very talented swimmers at Cholsey. If your child has progressed through their lessons you might wish to consider sending them along to one of the local competitive clubs (Didcot Barramundi or Abingdon Vale). Competitive swimming is fun and a great way of keeping fit! Who knows: we may have some future Olympians right here at Cholsey...

Reading Buddies

Year 5/6 have really enjoyed being reading buddies with year 1/2 every Friday. The younger children read aloud to the older children who are very encouraging as buddies.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Part 2

A fantastic final performance by all the 3/4 children!
Thank you to Mr Goodwin for enhancing the performance with his lighting and a big thank you to Mr Miners and Mrs McMahon for their excellent Oompa Loompa face painting skills!