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Children's Author Emma Carroll visits Staplegrove Church School

St Mowden building safety assembly

All of the children throughout the school enjoyed Science Week. We had a fantastic visit from the Planetarium and the children were fascinated to learn more about Earth and Space. Many thanks to Friends of Staplegrove School for making this possible. 

Book Character Parade Winners

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Key Stage 2 Sports Day

 

A huge thank you to everyone concerned for a great Sports Day, the children loved it and the weather stayed fine for us to enjoy another great day!

Key Stage 1 Sports Day

 

Another successful Sports Day, beautiful weather, supportive parents and wonderful children.  Everyone seemed to have a great time!

Year 5/6 Rounders Tournament

 

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 rounders team who played their first friendly tournament this week.  There were some super team and individual performances.

Big Bang @ Weston

 

On Friday 27th April, the school’s Science Ambassadors took an exciting trip on the train to

Weston-Super-Mare in order to compete in the Big Bang @ Weston science competition. Their challenge was to design and make a lunchbox using recycled materials, considering issues such as food miles, healthy diet and sustainability. The children then had to present their designs to a panel of judges. The children worked hard on their entries at a science after-school club and we are delighted that they were the chosen winners. They were presented their prize, a fabulous microscope, by the Mayor of Weston!

We then enjoyed the rest of the day exploring all of the other exciting exhibits. 

Triumphant Winners!

Triumphant Winners! 1

EYFS and Key Stage One Maths & Movie Night

Thank you so much for attending our event last night. It was lovely to see so many parents come to the evening and the children had a lovely time watching their movie and eating popcorn!

We hope you found the evening informative and it gave you a real insight into how you can support your child at home.

Below are the links to the games that Jo was talking about... Enjoy!

Spring Intrasport

 

Another successful Intrasports competition this term, this time based on netball activities throughout the school and brilliantly supported by our talented Young Leaders, well done.  The winning team this term was the Yellow team (Mendips) congratulations to you all.  We look forward to our Summer Intrasports hopefully in the sunshine this time.

Year 5/6 Basketball


We took two teams of 4 to Heathfield Community School for today's Mini Basketball tournament. All the lunchtime practising was clearly in evidence with some great team work, excellent shooting and passing. We had some convincing wins and the narrow losses weren't through lack of trying. Brilliant effort by all. Well done!

 

Many thanks to parents for their support, Dave Bullock, SASP and Heathfield School for hosting and providing the referees.

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After fastening their seatbelts, Beech and Rowan classes "jetted" off to Kenya for the day.  They then exchanged the plane for minibuses to go on a "virtual safari". After that they split into groups to complete four different activities.  They made a Swahili dictionary and learned how to sing "Heads, shoulders, knees and toes' in Swahili as well as learning how to dance in a traditional African way.  Next they carved animals out of soap to create their own version of a Kenyan soapstone sculpture. After that they cooked some traditional Kenyan foods: Ugali and fried bananas. The fried bananas sprinkled with sugar and nutmeg were very popular! Finally they played some African games including "Shisimba" (similar to noughts and crosses) as well as Jenga which takes its name from the Swahili word for "build".

Harvest 2017

School Games 2017

 

We all had a great morning taking part in our School Games event. The Young Leaders did a super job of supporting Key Stage 1 with their events.

Summer Intrasports

This week we have competed in our Summer Intrasports.  All classes had a great time and the winning teams were presented with their rosettes in assembly.

Handball

The children had their first introduction to Handball today! It was very warm but they all enjoyed their first opportunity to play a new sport.

Quad Kids

8 children from Year 3 and 4 represented Staplegrove in the annual Quad kids activity, taking part in running, throwing and jumping events.  They had a great time and put in some excellent performances.  Well done.

Farmlink assembly about plants around us

World Orienteering Day

Thank to our very own Mrs Page who delivered a school assembly today talking about the experiences orienteering can offer.  Some of the children who already take part explained why it is so much fun!

 

COACH

Eight lucky children went to French Weir for the opening of COACH this week.  They were able to take part in orienteering, canoeing and archery activities.  What a fantastic opportunity!

Come and Sing  at Wellington School 2017 

Singing Club took part in this years Come and Sing at Wellington School - Sounds of the 60s and 70s.

The songs performed were from the 60s and 70s and featured songs from ABBA, Beatles and Elton John to name a few. Over 470 children from 22 schools took part . We had a fantastic evening and the children's hard work really showed.

Bugs and Beasties assembly Thursday 16th March 2017

Emma from Farmlink came to show us lots of interesting bugs and beasties in our whole school assembly today. Can you spot any on your next country walk ? 

 

Year 4 children had a great time at the Blackbrook Pavilion taking part with a range of other schools in a Net & Wall Festival.
Christingle Service
Choir sing for Age UK

There was a special guest visit from an 'interesting' reindeer!

Rugby Intrasport

The children enjoyed a visit from Naftali who comes from a Kenyan village, Bochoroke. He also runs a charity Mend the Gap. Today the children were able to find out about the local children and their schools and we are hoping that we will be able to stay in contact with some of the children living and going to school in Bochoroke.
A huge thank you for all the support to fill and send 27 Christmas Shoeboxes, this year. The School Councillors enjoyed putting them together ready for collection.
Cherry class had a great morning at Taunton Academy taking part in their Invasion Games Festival. They were able to take part in hockey, netball and rugby type activities and get to play with children from other schools.
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