The end of a very long spring term, but the children still had the energy to race around the school grounds in search of a chocolate egg. Egg-cellent fun was had by all!
Easter Music Concert - a fitting end to the term for the school and some very proud parents and family. Well done to all the children taking part.
The Y3/4 Production of 'Whose Story?' - A fun-filled extravaganza set in a tiny German tavern featuring storytellers galore. The children thoroughly enjoyed acting and singing (especially 'Mambo Italiano') and we witnessed some interesting and flamboyant dance moves too. Some of our actors relished the opportunity to perform on stage and our ebullient Pinocchio (Joe, Y4) enjoyed the experience so much that ad-libbing in both our performances was done with real confidence and panache! We are so lucky to have some wonderfully confident thespians, but none of us could have guessed at the dancing talent of Toby (Y4) - it certainly surprised his parents too! Well done to all the pupils in year 3 and year 4 you are real stars!
With Science Week looming Miss Jenkinson arranged for us to enjoy an amazing start to the proceedings. She introduced us to 'Cosmic Chris' (from Atomic Science) who showed us what magical things can happen with dry ice, hot water and some washing-up liquid. We were all awe-struck with the stupendous results of the fire making experiment ...just ask your children! So, next week we will all very motivated to appreciate the dynamics of our studies for Science week. Thank you Miss Jenkinson!
KS2 Flamenco Workshop - Anita and Ramon brought just a little touch of Spanish colour to a dreary Oxfordshire afternoon. Many parents were able to join us for the display at the end of the afternoon and the children were able to show just how much fun they had had in their workshops.
Infant Nativity - A Miracle in Town!
KPSA, KPS and Kingfishers Christmas Craft Fair. A superb event about which there is sure to be more news. Please enjoy the poem created by children, some parents and even an elf . Each person was only able to see the previous line and so it evolved...
Remembrance Day, 11th November 2016. Children in KS2 walked to the Peace Memorial in Kingham village and they joined with other villagers to remember those who gave their lives in past conflicts. A wreath of poppies was placed at the foot of the Memorial by Eric and Scarlett (Y6) on behalf of our school. 'Lest we forget'.
KS1 Sports Day
KS2 Sports Day 2016 - only a few photos.
Kwik Cricket Ull County Finals at Radley College - 6th July 2016. A fabulous event - although neither of our teams were a complete set of U11 children! This made their achievements even more astounding. The boys, ably led by Rex, never gave up hope and went from strength to strength, but competing against some very competent Y6 opposition is a tough ask. However, we do have the nucleus of an amazing team! Now the girls.... captained by Jess, who would have thought that a mix of Y4/5/6 girls starting their cricketing career just two months ago would have been playing in the U11 Girls County Final? With 'Teamwork' as their keyword, it is exactly what the girls achieved. Something Kingham Primary has never done so well before(boys or girls). They were so disappointed not to have won the final, but we couldn't have been prouder of their effort, determination and team spirit. Magnificent! A big 'thank you ' to Hector for his patience and humour in the training sessions - it has all been worthwhile!
Y6 Summer Production - Hamlet. A superb and atmospheric production ... once again. With thanks to Mrs Harrison, Miss Smith and, of course, the children!
Prime Minister visit
Year 3 and year 4 enjoyed a very different cultural event ... Chinese dancing using fans and ribbons. They spent the day learning dance sequences and then amazed a very large audience with an excellent and polished performance. We were even treated to a graceful and expressive dance performnce from our tutor, Sin-man. It was an excellent day - well done all of you.
Six weeks ago our Y5/6 girls cricket team couldn't catch, throw, bat or field effectively ... but their sheer determination was the key to their success at the Girls Cricket Festival at Shipton under Wychwood today. They batted, bowled and fielded with assured confidence and played with excellent team spirit. They were clear victors in their first three matches, but their final match against The Blake school was a real test for them although they lost by only 13 runs and so they went on to play Stonesfield school in the semi-final. Again, another tough challenge - but their team ethic kept them motivated to a close end and they lost by only a small margin. However, the girls were elated to discover that their performance today gives them the chance to play in the district finals! What a superb achievement, girls - a tough act for the boys to follow in their tournament on Wednesday at Great Tew. We'd also like to thank Hector and Aidan (from KHS) for their patience, encouragement and commitment to both teams in training, the matches during their final A2 exam schedule too. Well done to everyone.
Oh... forgot to mention the vital information ... our girls will be playing at the district finals on Wednesday, 6th July 2016! More information will be given in due course.
Our eight artists receive their certificates from Young Art Oxford to celebrate their artwork being exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum (4th/5th/6th May). We are very proud of you all, it is a magnificent achievement, well done.
Sacre bleu! Time for the Year 3/4 Spring Production. Set in Paris, the story of "Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles" (from the superb book of the same name by Rupert Kingfisher) was adapted by Mrs Mahony. The children excelled in a very colourful and stylish 'West End' style performance - they clearly enjoyed acting, dancing and singing in front of appreciative audience. Ooh, la la! What was astounding was the range and talents of the children - they not only coped with speaking with French accents, remembering lines, projecting their voice, acting with real 'style' and aplomb, singing 'part' songs BUT persevering to continue in the face of adversity - a particularly virulent cold and sickness bug. The children really do understand and live by the maxim, 'the show must go on!'. Well done to all the children - they are really such a credit to their class and to the school. A very big 'thank you' to KPSA for providing some wonderful refreshments at both performances. Thank you too, to Mrs Adams, Mrs Yeatman, Mrs Keyte, Mrs Kempton (cat dance), Mr Lamming and Mrs Jones (music) and also to Miss Smith - who enjoyed the show so much she saw it three times, Zut alors!
Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament - March 2016. What a miserable, grey afternoon! But it was happily punctuated by the athleticism and enthusiasm of the athletes who were so keen to make the best of every opportunity. There were moments of glory - a superb goal scored by Hannah, the pace and speedy racing of Rex and Joe ...and SO much more. The final outcome? Well, Kingham have moved to the next round of the hockey challenges, more news soon. Thank you to all the players for making such a dreary afternoon thrilling and exciting - we look forward to the next instalment!
WORLD BOOK DAY 2016 - We all had great fun dressing up today. The teachers came as their favourite (or most apt!) 'Mister Men' character. The children astounded us all with such a marvellous display of literary characters - and what was most intriguing was the number of winning animal characters: The White Rabbit , Fantastic Mr Fox, Mrs Tiggywinkle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a fantastic fisherman - Jeremy Fisher and a very clever spider called Charlotte. Other winning entries included Pippi Longstocking, a very strong Mr Man, a book belonging to a certain Charlie and a very naughty schoolgirl called ... Elizabeth (really? Unbelievable!). It was a wonderful spectacle, well done to all the children.
Young Art Oxford, February 2016: These are the entries that span all the year groups from Reception to Year 6. The theme was 'What makes me laugh', which the children found it initially quite difficult to illustrate. However, the more they talked about their ideas, the more confident they became in illustrating. The tension grows as we await the lucky few who will have their works of art exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in early May. Look out for more news in the school newsletter.
Christmas Performance KS1
A Very Merry Tutor Christmas by KS2
Christmas Carol Concert 2015
Skipathon Week- We raised more that £800 for the British Heart Foundation
The morning calm on the River Avon is disrupted by the thunder of the Kingham KS2 Dragons! We had a fantastic. fun filled day. Lots of competitive spirit and ... Lions won! Well done, Miss Smith, Mrs Keyte and all you lion cubs!
Dragon Lions V Dragon Pumas - a tough competition. But we ALL enjoyed it!
KS2 classes compete in Rounders in their house teams, It was a wonderful morning of fun and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Walk to School week