News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events Page

Please also see our Newsletters for regular class updates.

 

Bollywood Dancing – 25th March

Key Stage 2 had a fun filled day learning ‘Bollywood’ Dances.  This was a great way to end their topic on India.

bollywood 1 bollywood 3 bollywood 4

 

 

 

 


King Arthur Class Trip to Frogmary Green Farm – 25th March 2019

King Arthur Class had a fantastic day out at Frogmary Green Farm, learning about habitats, food chains and local food production.

Farm 1 Farm 4 IMG_3118 Farm 3 Farm 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Science Dome – 8th March 2019

We have been very lucky to have a Science Dome in school which was funded by the Hinckley Point Energy Trust Organisation.  The dome was in school all day and every class got a chance to explore space!

IMG_1078

IMG_6540

 

 

 

 


Fair Trade Café – 8th March 2019

To support Fair Trade Fortnight the families of the children in King Arthur class were invited into class for a Fair Trade Café.  The children thoroughly enjoyed serving homemade Fair Trade refreshments.

IMG_6556 IMG_3062

 

 

 

 


World Book Day – 7th March 2019

To celebrate World Book day the children created wonderful story boxes which then inspired some fantastic writing!

IMG_6523 IMG_6524 IMG_6525 IMG_6526 IMG_6527 IMG_6529 IMG_6530 IMG_6531 IMG_6532 IMG_6533 IMG_6534 IMG_6535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Reading and Library Furniture

We are all very excited about how lovely our reading and library areas now look and the children are really enjoying choosing their reading books!

IMG_1782 IMG_1784

 

 

 

 


NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe Programme

In February and March The NSPCC came to visit our school and led assemblies and workshops to help the children know what they need to do to stay safe.

IMG_2142

 

 

 

 


Pancake Day – Tuesday 5th March

The children in Merlin Class celebrated ‘Pancake Day’ with a class pancake race.  The children thoroughly enjoyed flipping their pancakes during the race!

IMG_2155 IMG_2158 IMG_2167 IMG_2176

 

 

 

 


Netball Tournament – 5th March

We are very proud of our netball team who won most of their games in the recent tournament and got through to the next round. Congratulations to the whole team!

IMG_0278 IMG_0275

 

 

 

 


Year 2 Habitat Hunt

King Arthur Class were delighted to find worms, birds, snails, moths, spiders and ants during an afternoon in the sunshine.

IMG_6385 IMG_6394 IMG_6409

 

 

 

 


Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 5th March

The whole school took park in Safer Internet Day and participated in various workshops led by Mrs Julia Briggs, Education Technology Advisor from Somerset County Council.  Towards the end of the day the children shared their learning in a whole school assembly.

IMG_1915

 

 

 

 


Chinese New Year

The children in KS1 really enjoyed participating in Chinese New Year and created a dragon for a display.  They also had lots of fun using chop sticks to eat their lunch.

IMG_6421 IMG_6417

 

 

 

 


Police Visit

Merlin Class had a special visit from a Police Officer.  They got to try on different police hats, sat in a police van and tried the sirens.  Everyone was very excited.

IMG_2050

 

 

 

 


Hockey Tournament – 12th February

Well done to our Hockey team for participating in the Ansford Hockey Tournament.  Congratulations to Archie who received the Sportsmanship Medal.

Hockey 1

 

 

 

 


Football Tournament – 14th Feb

Well done to the Countess Gytha Football Team who won 2  0 against North Cadbury.

IMG_1901[1]

 

 

 

 


Friendship Bench

In the playground we now have a new ‘Friendship Bench’ to help all of our children have happy playtimes.

Friendship Bench 2

 

 

 

 


KS2 Christmas Carol Concert with a Victorian theme

Website KA Lancelot 2

 

 

 

 


Reception and KS1 Nativity ‘Born in A Barn’

Countess Gytha Gazette Photo

 

 

 

 

 


Whole School Christmas Lunch

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their Christmas lunch and had fun pulling their Christmas Crackers!

Christmas Lunch 1 Christmas Lunch 2

 

 

 

 


KS2 Victorian Day

A wonderful end to our KS2 Victorian topic with a Victorian Day where we made mince pies, traditional Christmas Cards and Christmas Crackers.  A fun day was had by all.
Hats IMG_0246 IMG_0251

 

 

 

IMG_0256 IMG_0258 IMG_0263 IMG_0857

 

 

 

 


Football Club

Congratulations to Countess Gytha Football Club team who beat North Cadbury 2-1 on 13th December 2018.

Football 3

 

 

 

 


Bikeability

Some of our Year 6 children took part in Bikeability to develop cycle skills.

Bikeability 1 Bikeability

 

 


 


Healthy Eating Cafe

Children in Reception invited parents and grandparents into their class for a healthy eating café.  Visitors enjoyed strawberry smoothies, date and pineapple pops, pitta bread pizzas and chocolate covered bananas.
Healthy eating cafe 2 Healthy eating cafe

 

 

 

 


Visitors into Lancelot Class

A group of professional involved in the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling Scheme spent the afternoon inspiring our Year 6’s by talking to them about their jobs; Design Engineers, Traffic Modellers, Environmentalists, Project Managers and Construction.  The session ended with the children working collaborating to build bridges and all the adults were very impressed with how well the children worked in their groups.

Lancelot visitors 4 Lancelot visitors 3 Lancelot visitors 2 lancelot 6

 

 

 

 


Excalibur class working with Artist, Darrell Wakelam to make 3 3D books for display in the school library.

IMG_0474 IMG_0691 IMG_0679 IMG_0616 IMG_0613 IMG_0537 IMG_0504 Library 4 Library 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The children of Countess Gytha joined in commemorating Remembrance Day by each class thinking about different aspects of the War.  There is a super display of the children’s work in the school hall window.  In school on Monday 12th November, we had a special assembly and a 2 minute silence.
IMG_1158 IMG_1157 IMG_1156Pre schoolIMG_1154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We took part in ‘National Outdoor learning Day’ on Thursday 25th October.

During the day the children had fun making shelters for animals. They used houses from around the world as inspiration to develop structures. They made journey sticks, Japanese artwork and spiders webs using sticks.

We all learnt how important it is to work together and to keep on trying even if things get tricky. To continue on from our brilliant ‘Outdoor Learning Day’ we will be having a selection of trees delivered to plant in the school grounds to provide shade and shelter. These trees have been kindly donated by The Woodland Trust and Trees For Schools.

1 2 3 4 5 7 9 8 10 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Whole School Harvest Festival on Friday 19th October

Excalibur Guinevere King Arthur Lancelot Merlin & Pendragon


Guinevere Class trip to our old school site

Guinevere Class as part of their topic this term ‘Was it all child’s play?’ visited our old school. On Friday 12th October we spent an afternoon drawing the old school with its Victorian features and also comparing the building to our new school.

Mr Lewry

Old School 3 Old School 2 Old School 1


Pendragon Class trip to Glastonbury Abbey

On Thursday 12th October Pendragon Class went on a trip to Glastonbury Abbey to support our topic ‘Can You See The Past Around You’?  We went on a tour around the ruins and looked at the beautiful arches and engravings. We dressed up in the cloaks the Monks wore and had great fun making medieval toothpaste!  Finally, we had a story telling session where we listened to different legends of King Arthur.

Mrs Berkley

1 2 12 11 10 9 7 5 3 6 8 11


King Arthur Class trip to Stonehenge

As part of our topic, King Arthur Class have been making progress on their historical journey to London. On Thursday 27th September we stopped off at Stonehenge and marvelled at how the stones were brought from Wales, and how they were erected. We used biscuits to try and make our own Stonehenge. We also made some beautiful Stonehenge pictures.

Mrs Thompson

Stonehenge 1 Stonehenge 2 Stonehenge class pic


A big well done to everyone in Merlin Class, as the transition to being in school full time is going very well.

Merlin class have also really enjoyed staying for lunch and eating lots of different yummy foods prepared in our school kitchen.
Merlin lunch

 

 

 


Preschool – New Resources

The children have enjoyed exploring some of Preschools exciting new resources in the outdoor area.

IMG_3889 IMG_3892 IMG_3890

tipee

 

 

 

 


Welcome Merlin Class! 

Merlin Class have settled in to their new class really well! I am very impressed with how confident the children are in their new classroom and how quickly they are picking up their new class routines. We have already had lots of fun playing with our friends and on Wednesday we had a fabulous time doing PE and music. On the first day of school we had a special visit from the very ‘cheeky’ wizard Merlin who made a glittery mess all over our classroom. I am very much looking forward to our exciting year ahead!

Merlin 3 Merlin 2 Merlin 1


Introducing our topic in Pendragon Class we discovered a mystical sword in a stone! We asked lots of questions about why the sword might be in the stone and started to learn about the legend of King Arthur. We even found out that he visited our area! We are going to discover as much as we can about King Arthur and his links to our local area!

Pen 3 Pen 2 Pen 1


The Opening of our New School – old news now, but we are still very proud!

 

 


Making pumpkin cookies which we grew in our allotment.

IMG_0915[1] IMG_0916[1] IMG_0924[1] Cookery IMG_0944[1]


Children In Need 2017

IMG_0979[1] IMG_0991[1] IMG_0999[1] IMG_0993[1]