School News and Photos 2015-16
Basketball County Championships
Jonathan's Jungle Visit
Ria, Megan and Charlie had this to say about the visit "On Monday the 29th of February 2016 Years 4 5 and 6 of Boddington Primary School went to Culworth Primary School for the day to see Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow as we were learning about the tropical rainforest. The man (Jonathan) showed us a giant millipede called Maximus. Maximus had a whole load of mites on him that cleaned his body they were so small they had to be showed to us under a torch and a camera. We also saw a tarantula named Fluffy, two leaf insects, a medium scarlet millipede and a beautiful golden snake called Goldie she was roughly 2 metres long, her breed is a Rat snake".
Christmas Performances 2015
What a performance they gave! A huge well done to the children, staff and of course parents for all the hard work that went into this year's Christmas play. After a term spent studying the Victorians the play just had to be about that most famous of Dickensian characters - Ebenezer Scrooge!
It all came together brilliantly on December 16th. Special congratulations to Will who played the lead so well - Christmas - Humbug!
And didn't they do well too - despite a few nervous moments our Reception and Year 1 delighted the audiences with their rendition of It's A Baby! It was lovely to see them perform the traditional nativity.
Victorian Topic Crafting!
Years 2/3 and 4/5/6 have been making Victorian Peppermint Creams. Here are a few words by Oliver and some photos to enjoy: 'We made some Victorian sweets (peppermint creams) to go in our Victorian boxes that we made with Mrs Stagg'.
Victorian Christmas Cards
Years 4/5/6 made some really beautiful Christmas cards. Max and Will had this to say 'We made Victorian Christmas cards and laced the frame using pins. We had to be extra careful with the pins, but it was fun'.
Primary Maths Challenge
CONGRATULATIONS! to Joel and Will who both achieved a bronze certificate in the Primary Maths Challenge. This is a national competition that primary school children can enter. They had to sit a maths paper with problem solving questions and only had 45 minutes to solve 25 questions. Children from across the country took part in the challenge. They have both received certificates to recognise their success. Well done!!
William Morris Designs
Hotshots Basketball Tournament
Well done to the Basketball team who came second in the Hotshots tournament on Sunday December 6th. Playing against Byfield, Helmdon and Brampton. Will, Ben, Jacob, Jacob, Harry and Ella took turns playing in a series of round robin matches. They even helped out some of the other teams to help make up teams. Well done! What an amazing achievement!
Children in Need 2015
Congratulations and thank you to you all for your sterling efforts raising funds for Children in Need 2015. When counted the final total was a little under £100. Our fundraising included a non uniform day and a series of activities organised by Year 6 to help raise extra money. Here we are making a Pudsey out of donated coins.
Cogges Manor Farm
Years Reception, One, Two and Three travelled to Cogges Manor Farm near Whitney in Oxfordshire to participate in a Time Travellers Day.
We have been learning all about the Victorians this term so the visit was a chance to bring our learning alive and to see what life on a farm would have been like. .
The staff at Cogges were amazing and the children had a wonderful time. Their trip back in time had them learning how to make butter, grinding the flour, milking the cow and cooking Victorian food.
They also had an opportunity to dress up in clothes from the period - what a smart lot they looked to! .
Here are a few photos from the day for you to enjoy!
The children in Years 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 went to the War Memorial on Remembrance Day at 11am to remember those that have fought for their country, especially those who came from Upper and Lower Boddington. Reverend Stevie led the prayers and children from years 5 and 6 laid 11 crosses for the 11 names on the Memorial. The children respected the two minute silence and behaved with great dignity.
The Dogs Trust
Year 5/6 Primary Football
Congratulations to Year 6s Ben and Will for some fabulous football at the Chenderit Primary Schools Year 5/6 football competition. The sunshine was amazing which was fortunate as the boys had to play in 8 round robin matches so it was 6pm by the time the event finally finished. Boddington & Culworth had entered a joint team and it was really great to have full complement of players. The team won lots of matches and after all the scores were added up the team finished a very creditable third. Well played everybody!
PTA Vintage Weekend
Shire Horse Visit
We kicked of our Autumn 2015 topic on 'Victorian Farm Life' with a lovely visit to meet some amazing Shire horses - the tractors of the past! During the morning the children from Years 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 had prepared a 'ploughmans' snack by making bread. Then after lunch, the children walked up to Willowbank farm to meet Paul Brook-Nolan and his two beautiful Shire Horses.
The children asked lots of really good questions and learned all about Shire horses and how they were used on farms in Victorian times. Paul kindly demonstrated how the horses would have worked on a farm. The horses were incredibly strong and pulled the large harrow easily across the field. Some lucky children tried to pull the harrow but could not move it - it was much too heavy!
After the visit we ate our ploughmans outside.
We are very grateful to Paul for taking the time to show us his Shire horses and to explain their heritage.