Events and Trips
Dates for you Diaries;-
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th – Life Education Van visit to school
Tuesday 15th – Football County Finals Chippenham
Thursday 31st – Durnford Class to South Wilts Grammar school – Science afternoon
Monday 4th – Drama workshop for KS1
Tuesday 5th – Bags2School Collection
Friday 15th – End if term 3
Monday 25th – Back to school
Tuesday 5th -P arents Evening
Thursday 7th – Parents Evening
Friday 15th – Red Nose Day
Friday 22nd – Small School Games
Tuesday 2nd – Easter Workshop
Wednesday 3rd – Easter Walk / Egg Hunt
Friday 5th – Easter Service 2pm in Church
Friday 5th – End of term 4
Tank Museum Trip
On our recent trip to The Tank Museum we received some lovely feedback:
It was great fun having year 4 & 5s visit us on Tuesday. I can only speak for the group that Robin and I had during the morning but I was thoroughly impressed by the children. Not only were they incredibly well behaved, their knowledge about the First World War was very impressive. I was really impressed during our Tommy in the Trenches workshop when two pupils we able to explain to me, completely unprompted, why Archduke Franz Ferdinand being shot in Sarajevo caused the start of the First World War – no mean feat for a year 4/5! The children also asked brilliant questions all day. I especially remember a young lad called Tom who asked brilliant questions throughout our First World War Tank Experience workshop about the Mark IV. It was a real pleasure having all 29 pupils visit us and I can’t commend the children enough.
In December some of our staff and pupils went to Stonehenge along with 100s of local people together for a special photo to celebrate 100 years of care and conservation at Stonehenge. Below is the photo and message from Stonehenge.
Happy New Year from Stonehenge. As promised I am attaching your copy of the photograph taken to mark the centenary of Cecil and Mary Chubb gifting Stonehenge to the nation.
I hope you agree that it is an amazing image and that you enjoyed being part of this very special and historic event.
The photograph is yours to share with family and friends but please note English Heritage retains copyright of this image. If you plan to share this on social media, I would be very grateful if you could include a link to our website giving more details about the centenary http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/stonehenge-100/. You will also find a video of the making of the photo via this link – see if you can spot yourself! We will be using the photo and video throughout the year so you might see these in the national press as well as in use around Stonehenge Visitor Centre.
You may also be interested to know we have a series of events planned for this year, details of which will be on the link above shortly. These include:
An illustrated talk by Julian Richards, archaeologist and expert on Stonehenge:
Thursday 25 January, 5.30pm
Education Room, Stonehenge Visitor Centre
Archaeologist and author Julian Richards will give an illustrated talk: ‘Stonehenge – 1900 -1920’ which will examine the changes that took place around a century ago. From the first scientific excavation and extensive restoration to new ownership, these decades altered the physical appearance of Stonehenge and paved the way for a greater understanding of its complex history. It was also a time which changed the ways in which Stonehenge could be experienced. Julian will be signing copies of his book during the day in the shop and after the talk in the education room.
This talk is free to attend but so we know how many people will be attending, please email email@example.com stating the number of people in your party.
The whole school were set the task of producing a piece of art inspired by the Constable in Context exhibition currently on at Salisbury Museum click here to see their website.
Each class produced their artwork in class and it was then sent away to be mounted and framed. On Friday 25th November 2016 our school hall was transformed into an art gallery and we all came to view our pictures as well as wander around the gallery and see what everyone else had produced!
Click here to see a video of our amazing Art Gallery.