Thursday, 17 November 2016

A very successful Firework Night

Just wanted to say a massive thank you and well done to my fellow Governors and the Friends of School team for pulling off a successful fire work night on the 5th Nov.  From a personal point of view (organising the fireworks themselves), having the time to set-up on a Saturday rather than a weekday made things a lot easier and less stressful, and overall everything went off with a "bang!!" which was great.

Trevor Keep - 17/11/2016

Maths Book review

A bit late, but just thought I would record the fact that I did a very interesting maths book review with the Head Teacher on the 14th Oct.  Looking at sample books of the different level achievers in each year group a number of good points and opportunities for improvement were identified and overall it emphasised the importance to me of the teaching standards being the no. 1 priority on the school development plan.

Overall a very worthwhile and interesting visit.

Trevor Keep - 17/11/2016

Friday, 15 July 2016

Sports Day Fun - 14th July

Thank goodness Thursday 14th July (our reserve Sports day) was a sunny day!
It was great to see all the children taking part, doing their very best and having lots of fun in all the events. There were lots of new records set in the Key Stage 2 afternoon events in particular, which is a fantastic achievement.
The children of Stour were delighted to come first on the Key Stage 2 leader board, but overall for the whole school Melbury just came in ahead to take the top spot, followed by Stour, Bulbarrow & Hambledon.
Well done everyone, it was fantastic to see such great sportsmanship across the school.

Amanda Oakley
(Foundation Governor / Year 5 parent)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

School Production

Wow!!  Congratulations to Sarah Walton, Rose Rees and all the children and other staff involved in this year's school production - what a fantastic show!!

Thoroughly enjoyed it and really cannot thank everyone enough for such a great effort.  Regards, Trevor Keep - Chair of Governors

Maths Learning Walk

Apologies for the late posting, but thought I would just say thank you to the staff and children that accommodated my maths learning walk on Friday 24th June - a very interesting visit and set of discussions from my perspective, where I was focussing on differentiation and how it is evidenced in the children's learning.  It is fascinating to hear how children each explain what they enjoy and don't enjoy about Maths and what they find easy and hard.  Regards, Trevor Keep

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Ocean Commotion.....

The school production  'Ocean Commotion' was a wonderful show. The scene was set with blue/green fabric and shining glitter ribbon depicting waves. A painted underwater scene of exotic fish along the front of the stage gave the large audience a hint of the show content.  Music with a catchy beat featured throughout, the singing was amazing and all the performers impressive. The dancing steps and actions were well remembered and looked great fun to do !
The audience met many sea creatures including a  dolphin, a hammerhead shark, orca and tuna fish -- who were instructed to 'Look out for the net'. The most memorable fish was the 'Red Herring' who played the joker and wore a stunning red costume.
Everyone had worked very, very hard to provide a very enjoyable show with super props and costumes. Well done to all involved !!

Key Stage Two Production 30th June - 1st July

A huge well done to all the Key Stage Two children that took part in the school production Ocean Commotion! Both nights were a huge success with excellent acting, superb dancing and fantastic singing by all involved.
The witty script and catchy songs were very much enjoyed by the audience and it was clear to see the children having lots of fun performing it.
A big thank you to all the staff and children involved for all your hard work and commitment.

Amanda Oakley