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Correspondent article: June

It’s been a really busy time since Easter and the children have been really busy not only with their learning but with some amazing trips, sports and activities.

Year 4 boys competed in a Football Festival which was held in Hagbourne, Didcot. The team worked really hard and played exceptionally well together and we would like to congratulate Guy Furlonger, Archie Jones, Archie Clarke, Archie Kennedy, Tommy Edwards, Luka Metolli and James Giles on winning three out the four games they competed in and on the 0-0 draw in the fourth.


Eight of our Year 2 children participated in a dance workshop held at Langtree School. The event was organised by a local partnership of schools which includes: Each group of children was led by a Year 10 student from Langtree who choreographed a routine which was then taught to the children and later performed at the end of the day. The whole event was based around the theme of ‘Dreams’ and well done to Anya McAuslin, Megan Giles, Poppy Read, Daisy Packer, Ella Wiltshire, Holly Bassett, Ruby Abbott and Victoria van Heerden.
Liaise with Tina Blower at Langtree to get photos

Football has been really popular this term with Year 2 also participating in a fun outdoor, 6-a-side football festival where they participated in various drills, exercises and then a mini tournament. The event was again led by Year 10 sports leaders and congratulations to our team of Holly Strange, Teddy Norris, Ben Sandham, Thomas Benham, Charlie Jones, Lara Clifford Zyms and Ross McDougal.

Some of you may have noticed the new storage shed which appeared last week in the front grounds of the school. This is replacing the ‘container’ in the playground and will store the school staging and other pieces of large equipment. This had now made space for our new chalet / classroom which will be installed by the end of term and will allow extra space to work with small groups of children or one-to-one sessions to support children with their curriculum work.


Oak Class (reception) have started swimming lessons this term so all children throughout the school now have the opportunity to learn to swim. Lessons are taken at the Oratory Prep school and we are very lucky to give them this opportunity especially as children actually don’t HAVE to start lessons till year 3. It is important to us that children learn to swim as young as possible.
If there are any members of our community who would enjoy spending one hour a week listening to our early readers, please would they contact reception on 01491 684190.

Two of our pupils have had amazing success in their extracurricular activities. Katey McDowell is a member of Emmer Green Gymnastics Club and entered two competitions in this year. At Pinewood Gymnastics Club she competed against four other clubs and won her first medal ever, a silver medal, for the vault. Then, in the Southern Region Gymnastics competition at Bracknell Gymnastics club, Katie won 3 GOLD medals for her vault, floor routine and beam.