New Age Kurling Competition
On Thursday, 11 January, 6 children were selected to represent the school in a New Age Kurling competition. This is an adaptation of the original sport of kurling, so that it can be played indoors on any smooth, flat surface, such as a sports hall, rather than on ice. The event was a fanstastic opportunity for the children to try a new sport and they all played brilliantly. In fact, Lewis Morgan and Neo Barnes won the competition! We are really proud of all the children who took part. Well done!
The Choir and Orchestra Christmas performances were on Monday, 18 and Tuesday, 19 December. Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part. The Choir sang lots of Christmas songs and everyone got into the Christmas spirit! The Orchestra accompanied their wonderful singing with a variety of instruments from recorders and guitars, to tenors and glockenspiels. Well done everyone! Thank you to Mr East and Mrs Berry-Harris for organising this wonderful show. Thank you also to everyone who came along to the performances and to all those who made a donation for mulled wine and mince pies. We raised £46.29 for FoFSA.
Friday, 15 December was the Fynamore Christmas Fayre! It was organised by FoFSA, the school staff and Year 6 children volunteers. There were lots of exciting stalls including chocolate and bottle tombolas, adopt a cuddly, cakes and craft making! Thank you to everyone who helped out and all those who came along. We received some fantastic donations from parents, and nearly everyone came to school in non-uniform the previous week, in return for bringing a tombola donation in with them. Thank you also to everyone who sold raffle tickets for us. We raised a magnificent £4035 for FoFSA. Thank you everyone!
A group of Year 6 children helped with bag packing in Sainsbury’s on Wednesday, 13 December. A big thank you to Sainsbury’s in Calne for giving us the opportunity to fundraise. The children were very well behaved and they collected £217, which will go towards the cost of a theatre visit to school. The children were praised by staff and shoppers alike for their politeness, helpfulness and cheerful demeanour. Well done to the Year 6 children who went! A big thank you to everyone who helped out.
Year 6 v Staff Basketball Match
On Thursday, 14 December our Year 6 pupils played against a staff team in a basketball match. The children showed brilliant determination and teamwork. The final score was 26-20 to the staff. Well done and thank you to all children and adults involved.
Year 5/6 Football Playoff Sucess!
Having won the Calne Football Festival, our Year 5/6 team took part in the play-offs, held at Stanley Park in December. The team played outstandingly and so have qualified for the County Finals. We are extremely proud of their performance and wish them the best of luck for the County Finals. Well done to the whole team!
Year 5/6 Football Festival
On Tuesday, 5 December, two Fynamore teams took part in a football festival, at Stanley Park in Chippenham, against schools from across Wiltshire. Both teams played with great enthusiasm and showed huge improvement. Well done to all the children involved.
Tree Charter School
We are now a Tree Charter School and we are planted the tree we have been awarded on the morning of Friday, 1 December. We are one of the schools working with the Woodland Trust’s Tree Charter to teach children and the community how important trees are to our lives.
Year 2 Visit to Steam Museum
On Thursday, 23 November, Year 2 went on a trip to Steam Museum in Swindon. They had a wonderful time exploring the museum and finding out all about steam trains. They learnt about Brunel and Stephenson and the impact they had on our railways. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially when they got to dress up as Victorians!
Year 4 Trip to the Roman Baths in Bath
When we went to the Romans Baths, we had an education teacher who showed us: how to put on a toga; how to write on a Roman tablet; and he showed us some of the Roman stuff from 2000 years ago. We also saw the hot spring that was 44 degrees and the main bath, which was 5 foot deep, and was 33 degrees. Our teacher took us through the museum which had lots of historical things in it and we also walked over a glass bridge, over an underground river and a waterfall, which leads to the main bath. Report by Abi and Macie.
Musical Workshop at St Mary’s School
It was a marvellous day of exploring the ‘Wondrous Worlds of Musicals’ when St Mary’s School, Calne hosted a special one-day Gifted and Talented Musical Theatre Workshop on Thursday, 16 November. The Workshop was enjoyed by a group of 22 Year 5 girls from Calne primary schools, including 5 children from Fynamore. There were sessions focusing on singing, movement, direction and choreography. Congratulations to all the girls for putting on such an impressive performance. For more details and photos please click here.
Woodland Trust 'Green Tree School' Silver Award
We are proud to announce that Fynamore has been awarded Silver status as a ‘Green Tree School’. The Woodland Trust rewards schools for completing environmental projects, encouraging outdoor learning and inspiring youngsters to learn about and enjoy woods and trees. Schools gain points for completing activities and progress through bronze, silver and gold levels to the prestigious platinum award. The award is given to schools which encourage pupils to explore the natural world around them, while extending their imaginations.
National Science Quiz Championship!
On Wednesday afternoon 5 children took part in the National Year 5 and 6 Science Quiz Championship in Swindon. They represented Fynamore School superbly, working well as a team and answering some very tricky questions, ranging from Galileo to stroboscopic effects, and from the boiling point of water in the Himalayas to the chemical symbol for Chromium. In addition, they were the only team to correctly locate the Ilium bone in the body! Congratulations on finishing 4th overall.
Four children went with Mr Brewer and Mrs King to represent the school at the Remembrance Service at St Mary's Church in Calne on Armistice Day. The service was very moving and the combined Calne school choir sang beautifully. The Fynamore children were a credit to the school.
RHS Five Star Garden!
There has been more exciting news for the Fynamore Garden this week, as we have been awarded RHS 'Five Star' Status for our school garden. This is the highest level that can be achieved and is reflected by the dedication and hard work by all children involved. This award has given us a RHS Five Star panel to display in the garden and also £200 in National Garden Vouchers. With last week's awards it has been an amazing week for our Reflection Garden.
On Monday, 9 October, four children were selected to represent the school at a young sports ambassadors conference. Matilda Weekes, Euan Ballinger, Lauren Pearce and Lucas Peapell have been chosen to be Fynamore sports ambassadors and enjoyed learning about how they can promote and improve sport at our school. They are all excited about their new role and we know that they will each do a super job.
Meet the Author
Some of our most talented writers from Year 5 and 6 went to meet children's author Laura James. As part of National Libraries week Laura James visted Calne Library on Monday, 9 October. Our children had a great time finding out about the process of writing a novel.
Heart FM Visit to School
Heart FM Radio came to visit us on Monday, 9 October. We were in with a chance to win a special Halloween party for our school. Mr Cook had to bob for apples and answer questions to win the prize. We got four points, just missing out on glory! It was great fun anyway!
South West in Bloom Success for Fynamore Reflection Garden
It was announced last week that as part of South West in Bloom our Reflection Garden was awarded the highest level of 'Outstanding'. Excitingly, we were also awarded the Virador School Composting Award, giving us the cup for the best school composting scheme in the South West of England! Well done to Mrs Hitchman and all the children who work on keeping the garden so beautiful.
Chippenham Museum Visit to Year 5 .
On Friday, 6 October, Mr Skelton from Chippenham Museum visited Year 5. He brought some replica Anglo-Saxon artefacts for us to handle and told us about Anglo-Saxon life. In the afternoon we became warriors and practiced our skills in fighting by learning how to make shield wall. It was great fun and very interesting.
Cross Country Competition Success.
School Alien Dress up Day for Calne WordFest
To celebrate Calne Wordfest, we held an alien dress up day. Thank you to everyone who dressed up and made a £1 donation. We had some fabulous aliens in school and raised £288! All money has gone go to Wordfest.
School Parliamentary Outreach Service
The Parliamentary Outreach Service came to visit our school in September. They provided a KS2 assembly and workshops for Year 5. Our children had fun learning about the parilmentary process and we held a mock debate on lowering the voting age to 16.
Pencelli - Year 6 Residential Trip
The Year 6s had an amazing adventure in Pencilli in September. They spent a week in Wales and learned to climb, canoe, cave, as well as many other exciting (and wet) activities. We are already looking forward to next year!
School Award Assembly
We had our end of year Award Assembly in school today, 21 July. Photos of some of the winners are shown below. Well done to all those who received awards.
A Message from the Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and fun-filled summer holiday. It’s been great working with you this year, for the benefit of all the children at Fynamore. I would also like to wish all our leavers good luck at their new schools. I look forward to another positive year, moving our school forwards, in September.
Kindest regards, Mr Brewer
All Star Games
On Wednesday, 12 July, Year 5 and 6 took part in the Fynamore All Star Games, an inter-house competition held to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. The tournament was a real success and we managed to raise over £100 for charity. Congratulations to Boswell, who were the competition champions!
Colour Run Event
on Wednesday, 12 July, a group of children had the opportunity to take part in a Colour Run. This event involved the children running around a track, while being covered in bright-coloured paint! It was a really fun day for the children involved and we are really proud of everyone who took part.
Year 4 and 5 Athletics Competition
On Thursday, 6 July, two teams of Fynamore children took part in an athletics competition against a number of local schools. The children showed brilliant athleticism, especially in the long distance running event. Fynamore Purple Team finished in 2nd place, and Fynamore Yellow Team finished 5th. Well done to all involved!
Girls Kwik Cricket County Finals
On Tuesday, 4 July, our girls’ cricket team took part in the County Finals at Trowbridge Cricket Ground. Qualifying for this competition was a huge achievement in istself, and the girls should be really proud of themselves. At the event, the girls won their first two games, but faced fierce competition later in the day and finished third place in their group. This puts them in the top 5 teams in Wiltshire - wow! Congratulations girls!
Science through Art Trip
A group of Year 5 children visited the Life Sciences building at the University of Bristol last week. The group were proud to see their art work on display in an exhibition, and were excited to learn about science through art. Everyone had a fun day!
RHS for Schools Award
Our Reflection Garden has been awarded a Level 4 award by the RHS for School Gardening. This follows our successful completion of Levels 1, 2 and 3. We now just have one more level to achieve to reach the top RHS 5 Star Award Status! Thank you to all the children involved for all their hard work in looking after the garden.
We would like to thank everyone who came to our Sports Day last week. The children really enjoyed the day and we hope that parents enjoyed watching them take part in a range of different activities. Congratulations to Lansdowne on being our Sports Day champions! Parents' feedback was greatly appreciated and we will use this to make our next Sports Day even better! Thank you for your support.
Girls Cricket Success!
On Thursday, 25 May the Fynamore Girls Cricket Team took part in a competition at Chippenham Cricket Club. The girls played absolutely brilliantly and as a consequence qualified for the County Finals! There were 20 teams involved in the competition and only 2 teams qualified, so this is a truly amazing achievement! We are so proud of the girls, especially for the wonderful attitude and sportsmanship that they showed. We wish them the very best of luck for the County Finals, on Tuesday, 4 July. Well done everyone!
Staff v Pupils Netball Match
On Wednesday, 24 May our school netball squad played a match against a staff team. The final score was 12-4 to the staff. The game was great fun for everyone involved and we were all so impressed with the pupils' determination and enthusiasm. A special mention goes to Tim Crisp for some amazing shooting. Thank you to everyone who played and supported. Well done!
Kwik Cricket Competition
On Tuesday, 23 May two Fynamore teams took part in the Calne Kwik Cricket Competition. Both teams showed some fantastic bowling, batting and fielding, as well as super sportsmanship. Well done to all involved!
Welcome to Sir Shinealot, the newest member of the Fynamore team!
Sir Shinealot hails from Calne of old and now resides in the corridors of Fynamore, protecting learning for everyone. His favourite food is pickled paint and he loves reading books about medieval mayhem! His favourite music is Heavy Metal!
Sir Shinealot of Fynamore: Defender of the honour of life-long learning and protector of the right to shine throughout the kingdom of Fynamore.
'Get Caught Reading' - World Book Day
Children were asked to take photos of themselves and others reading in interesting and unusual places, as part of our World Book Day celebrations. You can take a look at some of the fantastic photos that were submitted by clicking below.
Tag Rugby Tournament
On Thursday, 27 April, a team of children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a tag rugby tournament at Beversbrook. The children showed brilliant sportsmanship and some fantastic tries were scored! A huge well done to all involved.
Mr Brewer's KS1 Challenge - 25 April
Congratulations to three children in Year 2 who came back with the correct answer the following day. The fruit was of course the 'Miracle Fruit'!
Year 1 Spring Performance
We would like to say a big thank you to all the children in Year 1 who played a part in our spring performance. They did such a fantastic job with learning their lines and having super loud voices. Thank you also to all parents for their support with learning lines. Well done to you all. It was a lovely way to end the term in high spirits J.
Donation of Raspberry Pi Computers to School
A huge thank you to Mothercare and Gridserve for donating 15 Raspberry Pi computers to our school this week! Mr Cook will be using these with Code Club.
Year 6 Basketball Team Success
On Monday, 3 April our Year 6 basketball team played a match against Holy Trinity School. The match was a huge success and Fynamore won with an incredible final score of 137 - 19. We were amazed by the talent and skill that our Year 6 pupils showed and extremely proud of their performance. A super victory, congratulations to all involved!
General Knowledge Quiz
On Wednesday, 29 March, a Fynamore team attended a regional general knowledge quiz in Swindon. Four Able, Gifted and Talented pupils from Years 3 to 6 represented the school in the competition. They came a very creditable 6th place out of 14 schools. Well done to everyone involved!
Year 6 Star Gazing
Last Friday, Year 6 had a great evening star gazing. We were very lucky with the weather and had clear skies to see the stars. The astronomer, Paul Hill, set up telescopes in the school grounds and talked the children through the constellations and planets that could be seen. In addition, we saw the ISS pass overhead and even spotted some distant galaxies. The evening ended with a question and answer session, which covered what had been seen, along with life on other planets, the death of stars and time itself! It was a great event.
Year 4 Football Team - Final Success
On Thursday, 16 March, the Year 4 Football Team took part in the Calne Schools Final, winning 4-1 against Priestley. This is a huge achievement for the team and we are really proud of them. The team played brilliantly, with everyone showing fantastic sportsmanship and teamwork. Well done to all involved!
World Book Day Celebrations
We had some fantastic costumes in school today to celebrate World Book Day. The staff gave a Gruffalo performance in assembly and we had our own ‘Where’s Wally’ competition. Thank you for your support.
Girls' Football Festival Success
On Thursday, 23 February, eight girls from Year 5 and 6 took part in a football festival at Stanley Park. The tournament was a huge success and great fun for all. The team played with great determination and showed excellent teamwork. Well done to all involved!
On Tuesday, 28 February two Year 4 teams attended the Calne Schools Football Festival. The children showed great football skills and enthusiasm, and one team even qualified for the final, which will take place on Thursday, 16 March. Congratulations girls! We wish our finalists the very best of luck.
Internet Safety Day: PCSO Visit
PCSO Mark Cook came into school this week as part of our safer internet day activities. He talked to Year 6 about keeping safe on the internet. Each class also learned about 'The Power of the Image', which was the main theme of the day. A big thank you to Mark for coming in to see us.
Year 6 DNA Activity
Caroline McKinnon, from Bristol University, ran a science activity with Year 6 on Friday afternoon. The children learnt all about DNA and where it is found. They solved a crime by looking at DNA profiles and were horrified to learn that humans shared 98% of their DNA with Chimpanzees! The highlight of the afternoon was the practical, when the children got to see the DNA that they had extracted from a kiwi fruit. A big thank you to Caroline for coming in to see us.
Christmas Jumper Day in aid of ‘Save the Children’
To celebrate the end of a hard-working term and to help support those less fortunate than ourselves, we held a Christmas Jumper Day for a donation in December. All children were allowed to come to school in a Christmas jumper on the last day of term. Almost everyone, including staff, came to school in a magnificent array of festive jumpers. We really got into the Christmas spirit in school, and we also raised £145. All money raised has gone to ‘Save the Children‘. Thank you.
The school Christmas disco was on Thursday, 15 December. Lots of children came along and had great fun dancing along to all the Christmas hits! The disco raised £594. Thank you to everyone who helped out and all those who came along.
Year 6 v Staff Basketball Match
On Wednesday, 14 December the staff played the Year 6 basketball team. The game was great fun for all and it was great to see the Year 6 children playing with such determination! The final score was 22-15 to the teachers. Well done everyone.
Reception Christmas Performance
Thursday, 8 December was the Reception children’s Christmas performance, where they told the traditional Nativity story. This was their first performance in school on the stage and they did an excellent job remembering all their words! We were also very impressed with their confidence and loud voices. Well done Reception! Thank you to all parents for their support with learning lines.
Year 2 Christmas Play
Year 2 performed their Christmas play 'Hey Ewe!' on Wednesday 7th December. The play told the traditional nativity story through the eyes of a curious sheep. The children were fantastic, remembering all of their lines and sang beautifully. Thank you to all parents for their support with learning lines and providing the costumes!
Friday, 12 January 2018:
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Recent Events in School
Including Year 6 v Staff basketball and kurling.
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Wed 31 Jan: Y4 Oxenwood balance due
Thu 1 Feb: School Closed for local referendum
Thu 8 Feb: Popcorn Night 5pm
Fri 9 Feb: Break up for half term at 3.15/3.20pm
Mon 19 Feb: New term starts
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