Pop Up Book Award

Last week, Year 4, 5 and 6 created some fantastic pop up books.

They were then submitted to the Marlborough Literature Festival, whom then judged the entries. There were over 300 to choose from.

Rebecca and Imogen from Year 4, Otters class were awarded a ‘Highly Commended Award’ and their books will be showcased at the Town Hall over the weekend.

Year 5 & 6 attend the Marlborough Literature Festival










This week, Foxes class went to watch author Ross Montgomery talk about his new book ‘Max and the Millions’ as part of the 2018 Marlborough Literature Festival. 

The children enjoyed listening to him speak about how he came up with his ideas, and they were even able to get their books signed by him.

A fantastic afternoon for all!

Writing Challenge Winners

Before the summer holiday our children were set the challenge of writing a story inspired by David Walliams or Debi Evans. We were very excited to see how many children took part in the competition but had great difficulty in choosing the winners. A team of 3 teachers and a governor read every story and discussed who should get the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each class. The prizes were;

1st prize – tickets to see either David Walliams or Debi Evans at the Marlborough Literature Festival
2nd prize – a £10 book voucher
3rd – a £5 book voucher

All of our fantastic Prize Winners!

Jemima, Lena and Rupert came in 1st place in KS2 and have won tickets to watch David Walliams at the Marlborough Literary Festival.

Harry won the KS1 Writing Competition and has been awarded tickets to see the author Debi Evans at the Literary Festival.

Martha, Seb, Millie and Caleb were our 2nd place winners. They have won a £10 Book Token.

Ollie, Felix, Chloe, India and Annie have won the 3rd place prizes of a £5 Book Voucher.

Well done to everyone who took part in the competition – we look forward to running another exciting writing challenge later in the school year.

Anderson Shelter Competition











Otter Class looked at Anderson shelters and how they were made. They studied the designs closely and created their own using card, they all worked amazingly hard on their designs.

We made this a competition to see who could design the most accurate shelter and then Mrs Russell and Mr Miles, one of our governors, came into class to judge them. Here are our winning shelters.

Here are all of our shelters and I’m sure you will agree that they all look fantastic. Well done Otters!

The Daily Mile

Last Summer we trialed the Mile a Day challenge.


The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, free and simple initiative which improves the physical and mental health of children. It’s a social activity where the children run or jog, at their own pace, for 15 minutes every day and it improves focus in the classroom.

We saw a an excellent impact on the children’s learning in the morning and how it prepared them for the day. 

We will be continuing with the Daily Mile this academic year.



Today we decided to come to school wearing the football strip of our chosen country.

It was lovely to  see a mix of choice but it was clear that England’s football success has inspired lots of us.

We had our faces painted and even took part in lots of activities including a football tournament and flag making.

Our fingers are crossed for our match tonight against Croatia and we hope the World Cup fever remains over the next couple of weeks.

Gospel Singing Workshop

We were very pleased to welcome Jo Sercombe to school today to lead our year 4&5 pupils in an all day Gospel Singing Workshop. Jo is a nationally recognised expert in leading Gospel singing as a musical director and singer. Within just  4 hours she had created 3 really great energising  pieces, with the children ready to perform to the whole school and parents at the end of the day – they sang beautifully, with great expression and feeling. The music was lively and fun and the whole school were taught a song too- feet were tapping, hands were clapping and bodies swaying!

In addition to the music the children learnt about the history of African- American Gospel singing and the meaning it had and  about how these songs were an expression of Christian faith, often in times of difficulty.

We are delighted that Jo will be coming back next year to do more workshops with us.



Year 6 Leaver’s Service at Salisbury Cathedral

Year 6 attended the Leaver’s Service at the Cathedral  which was a special day for all concerned. We were delighted that The Rise Theatre Group lead the day with their theatrical presentation of The Mustard Seed. The children were involved in a  number of visual and performing arts activities during the day.