How we, at Kingham Primary, 'REMEMBERED' in art. All the children in the school painted the bottom of a plastic bottle (cut into the shape of a poppy) and then these were attached to twine. Finally, they were secured on the pillars in St Andrew's Parish Church in Kingham. What else did we create? Well, our nursery class created a beautiful poppy wreath and Y6 created a stained glass window display (based on a superb design by Alfie) which was mounted in a window at the Vintage Sports Car Club in Chipping Norton. We have had so many positive comments about the work of the children, and all our staff know that they will remember how they commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War, for many years to come.
'Lest we forget' ... KS2 congregated with members from the British Legion and villagers from Kingham to remember all those who gave their lives for us. Rev Salter led the service on the village green and when the 'Last Post' sounded we knew that the two minute silence would begin. Most children were surprised just how long two minutes lasts, but they behaved impeccably and respectfully throughout. Emily and Angus placed the poppy wreath on behalf of our school and Morgan laid a wreath to one of his family, all with due deference at the memorial. 'At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them'.
Author, Andy Seed, visited KS2. He told us about his new book, 'The Clue is in the Poo', and about the different aspects and decisions in producing a book. It was highly entertaining with a fun quiz at the end: even the teachers were stumped on the last question which amused the children.
Harvest Festival 2018 ... a beautiful autumn day for the whole school to walk to the church and celebrate.
Dare to be Different (D2BD) - Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) or STEAM (Mrs Mahony firmly believes Art definitely has a place in design!) After an interesting start, we had a fabulous active day out at Silverstone. Our ten D2BD Ambassadors faced a range of challenges, from learning about resuscitation, designing and building a hovercraft using everyday items, changing a wheel at the pit-stop (against the clock) and racing cars both in a Go-Kart and on a simulator. We even had time to watch a race - the winning car? Well, of course it was in Kingham Primary School colours! We also had the opportunity to talk to a real racing driver ... Alice Powell - an ex student of our school. What a treat. With over 200 photos to trawl through, the following is just a taster of many more photos to come. Finally, the message is that girls CAN be involved in Science, technology and engineering!
Goodbye and thank you, Mrs Keyte.
Outdoor Learning - 'Trees Have Personalities'. For children from Y5, see our class page.
Outdoor Learning: Orienteering, team building, 'How many triangles?' challenge, and can you find a tree as old as your team?!...
Young Art Oxford 2018 - our successful artists. If you have the opportunity, do visit the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on Friday 11th or Saturday 12th May. We are all very proud of you!
Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018 - our school sculpture 'Scents of Class' or indeed, 'Sense of Class', is made entirely from recycled materials: old perfume bottles, metal oddments. a bicycle wheel and an old plant support. We painted the glass bottles and then using a selection of coloured wires we attached them to the spokes of the wheel. We think it looks fabulous, especially when a gentle wind moves the bottles and the sunlight hits the range of colours. We hope you enjoy what we have created too.
Easter Egg Hunt 2018
World Book Day 2018 - despite the blizzards we all had so much fun celebrating the wonder of characters in books. And what a range we had... from an almost fully sized giraffe (Harriett, Y5) to a collector of words - a dictionary (Ella, Y4). It is clear that both children and parents have been wonderfully inventive. Thank you so much, from a school full of 'Things ...Head, 6,5,4,3,2,1,R and even office'.
Y5 and Y6 present their production of 'A Very Merry Tudor Christmas'. A glorious, colourful extravaganza!
Anti-bullying Week 2017. The theme this year was 'All different, all equal', and all our classes discovered that there are so many things that make us different from one another but that we are all equal. Our exhibition was well attended and some of the children had some pretty searching questions to answer too! Well done, to all the children (and teachers) for their creativity and enthusiasm.
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'.