South Marston School News – Nov 2011

Cover of "The Cat in the Hat"

We have been as busy as ever this term. The new Reception children are settling in well, many of whom are from our village. They are enjoying their welly walks already and have been finding out lots about how to keep healthy in their ‘Cat in the Hat’ Dr Seuss topic.

On 29th September, Class 3 & 4 spent the afternoon at the official opening of St Julian’s Close woods. The afternoon was hosted by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, supported by Hills developers who built the houses at St Julian’s and have worked alongside WWT to create a small woodland area. The sun was shining and the children enjoyed many activities including nature big art, clay tile making, fire making, conker playing, a walk in the woods and delicious cupcakes with homemade apple juice.

The final part of the afternoon saw the unveiling of a mosaic, which the children helped to design a few months ago with artist Anita and the second unveiling of a leaf inspired metal bench. We had a wonderful time and we would encourage all parents/grandparents to go down to the woods one day and you’ll be sure of a big surprise!

The children, staff and many parents enjoyed a lovely service at our village Church to celebrate Harvest. The singing, storytelling and poetry recitals were fantastic and we are very proud of the children. Thank you for the wonderful donations to the Swindon Food Bank. We filled 7 boxes with donations from parents and the church. If anyone else would like to donate please send into school and we will ensure that we pass it on.

We would also like to announce our Christmas performance dates in South Marston Church for parents:

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 performances:

Monday 5th December at 1.30pm

Tuesday 6th December at 6.30pm

Key Stage 2 performances:

Wednesday 7th December at 6.30pm

Thursday 8th December at 6.30pm

Nativity play dress rehearsals in South Marston Church which are open to all members of the public with a ticket from the main school office:

– Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1: Thursday 1st December at 1.30pm

– Key Stage 2: Tuesday 6th December at 1.30p

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