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November 06, 2017

Where is the year going?  It is November and the clocks have gone back and we are getting used to the dark evenings.  All the leaves on the trees are falling and the flowers in our gardens are disappearing.  Luckily for us, gardening at Corsham Primary can continue throughout the year as we have poly tunnels on both sites so bulbs and seeds can be planted and nurtured until Spring.  Many of you probably know that we always enter the Corsham in Bloom competition.  Judges visited both school sites back in July and just before half term Mrs Parker attended the awards ceremony at Corsham Town Hall to find out this year’s results.  Mrs King, Mrs Maynard, Mrs Perks and some of our keen pupil gardeners also attended and everyone was delighted with the results that were announced… Corsham Primary had achieved Outstanding awards for both sites again!  

 

We held our Celebration of Learning event just before half term.  The school was opened up in the evening for parents and children to come in and visit all the classrooms.  The overall theme was ‘physical activity’ and we were fortunate to have lots of representatives come into the school from a range of local sports clubs.  They ran short demos with the children and talked to parents about the sports provision they can offer.  Both sites were very busy and there was a real buzz in the school with everyone enjoying themselves.  It was made extra special by having our sporting visitors and we would all like to say a big thank you to them for giving up their time so willingly.



October 02, 2017

What a brilliant September we have had at Corsham Primary.  All our new Foundation Stage pupils have been settling in well and getting used to school life.  Every time I visit their classrooms the children are busy having fun and are always so keen to show me what they are doing and learning.  Next week they are due to have their ‘first school photo’ taken by the press so look out for these in the local newspapers.  The children are all in school full time now and I am not sure who is more tired the children or the teachers!

September has been a busy month; we have had lots of visitors to our school attending training courses run by the Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance including School Direct students who are all training on the job to become teachers.  These are our teachers of the future who are working in primary schools across our teaching school alliance. 

The children have been busy too:  Year Six have held their annual family assembly and visited a Sikh temple; Year Three have been on a trip to the Bath Literacy Festival; the photographers have been in and taken photos of all the children; cake sales have started and children have been putting themselves forward to become playground buddies, eco buddies, peer mediators and school councillors to name but a few!

Parents and carers have also been busy meeting the Foundation Stage teachers and attending KS1 and Year Six information talks.  The PTA are always busy raising money for the school and they have recently funded a new Trim Trail that was designed by our School Councillors for the Pound Pill field. 

At this time of year we start to run tours for parents and carers of children who will be starting school in September 2018.  Parents and carers have been busy visiting local schools making the tough decision about which school they would like their child to attend.  Some of our Year 1 pupils have been talking to our parent visitors about life in the Foundation Stage.  I have felt very proud listening to them talking about Corsham Primary; in fact they know the school so well I think they could do the tours themselves!