Image showing Reception children in their playground
Image showing Reception children in their playground
Fynamore Primary School
Fynamore Primary School

Recent Events in School

May 2017

 

Sir Shinealot

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 - a suit of armour Sir Shinealot of Fynamore

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.

 

'Get Caught Reading' photographs - March 2017

April 2017

 

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!

March 2017

 

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.

Astronomer Paul Hill talking to a group of 10 people, next to the telescope, outside in the dark Astronomer Paul Hill talking to the staff and children
Astronomer Paul Hill showing the large, white, telescope to a small groups of children on the playground in the dark Astronomer Paul Hill showing the telescope to the children

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.

A small group of staff and children in costumes in the school  library Some of the wonderful costumes on World Book Day

February 2017

 

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.

PCSO Mark Cook talking to the Year 6 Pupils, many children looking at an image in the whiteboard PCSO Mark Cook talking to the Year 6 Pupils

January 2017

 

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.

December 2016

 

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.

 

Christmas Disco

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.

8 Year 6 children and 8 staff at the basketball match in the playground The Year 6 children and staff at the basketball match

Choir and Orchestra Christmas Performance

The Choir and Orchestra Christmas performance was on Friday, 9 December. Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part. The Choir sang lots of Christmas carols 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 also to Mrs Southon & Mrs Berry-Harris for organising this wonderful show.

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!

3 Year 2 pupils in their Nativity Play: Mary, Joseph and a camel, in front of the manger Year 2 pupils in their Nativity Play

Year 6 Bag-Packing

A group of Year 6 children helped with bag packing in Sainsbury’s on Thursday, 8 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 £279, 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.

Football Tournament

On Tuesday, 6 December 8 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a football festival in Chippenham. The children showed outstanding teamwork and consequently finished in second place, beating 8 other teams and conceding only one goal during the whole tournament! Well done.

 

Fynamore Christmas Fair

Friday, 2 December was the Fynamore Christmas Fair! It was organised by FoFSA, the school staff and Year 6 children volunteers. There were lots of exciting stalls including a chocolate tombola, adopt a cuddly, cakes and card 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 day before, in return for bringing a tombola donation in with them. We raised a magnificent £1,900 for FoFSA. Thank you everyone!

November 2016

 

Remembrance Service

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 combined Calne school choir sang beautifully.

Mr Brewer and Mrs King with the four children standing outside the chiuch Mr Brewer and Mrs King with the children

Science Quiz 

A group of six children were selected to represent Fynamore School at a National Science Interschool Quiz Championship area heat last week. They finished a very respectable fifth place despite some very hard questions! Well done to the whole team!

The School Science Quiz Team - 6 children round a table with their Certificate The School Science Quiz Team

October 2016

 

Fundraising

A group of girls in Year 3 and 4 arranged a cake sale and a lollipop sale in aid of Build Africa and MacMillan Cancer Support. They raised £87.27 for Build Africa and £69.23 for MacMillan. We are very proud because the girls organised this themselves and raised lots of money for two great charities. Well done girls.

 

Football

The Year 6 football team played in the Calne cluster football tournament in October. They did extremely well, scoring lots of goals and winning 3 games in total. Their attitude was brilliant and they represented our school really well.

 

Visitors

We were honoured to be visited recently in school by James Gray MP. He talked to the Year 6s about his role in Parliament and they asked him some great questions. The House Captains took him on a tour of the school. We also had some visitors in assembly to tell us about Guide Dogs for the Blind. They brought some dogs into school, explained how they are trained and how we need to act around them. Thank you to all the interesting visitors who have come into school recently.

Fynamore Success at S.W. in Bloom

The Fynamore Reflection Garden was awarded the highest level of 'Outstanding' from the South West in Bloom Judges. At last night’s award ceremony we were also awarded ‘Gold’ in the Schools Category, for the ‘Calne in Bloom’ awards. We then went on to be awarded the overall winner of the ‘School Garden Projects’ category as well. Congratulations to

Mrs Hitchman and all the children involved!

Mr Brewer and Mrs Hitchman with the Mayor at the SW in Bloom Ceremony, holding the framed certificate and prize Mr Brewer and Mrs Hitchman with the Mayor at the Ceremony
The Reflection Garden with yellow, red, white and purple flowers The Fynamore Reflection Garden

Calne Town Mayor Visit Fynamore 

The Town Mayor came to visit the school last week. He was given a tour by the House Captians and Vice Captains.

Calne Mayor with the House Captains and Vice Captains sitting on a bench in the school garden Calne Town Mayor with the House Captains and Vice Captains

National Science Quiz

20 children from Year 5 and 6 tried out for places on our team for the National Science Quiz in November. Well done to everyone who took part. The successful candidates are now meeting weekly at lunchtime to discuss and research scientific topics, in order to extend their knowledge and improve their quizzing skills. Good luck for the competition! 

September 2016

 

Roald Dahl Day

The children and staff enjoyed learning about Roald Dahl. There were lots of amazing costumes! Well done everyone.

Mr Brewer and 12 children dressed up as  Willy  Wonka Mr Brewer with all the children dressed as Willy Wonka!
Oak Class in their Roald Dahl Day costumes Oak Class in their Roald Dahl Day costumes

The Golden Table 

We have a new reward scheme in school this term called 'The Golden Table'. Children are nominated by the lunch staff for their excellent behaviour and manners at lunch time. The lucky winners each week are treated to a special lunch with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. They sit at a table with a golden tablecloth and have plastic 'wine' glasses.

Mr Brewer and a group of KS2 children at the Golden Table Mr Brewer and a group of KS2 children at the Golden Table
Mr Cook and a group of KS1 children at the Golden Table Mr Cook and a group of KS1 children at the Golden Table

Plas Pencilli

Our Year 6s had an amazing time at Plas Pencilli. They showed lots of resilience and tried lots of new things. Their attitude and behavior was excellent!

 

Lunch Time Activities

Lunchtimes have been very busy since the start of term! We now have football, Up and Under Sports and Change for Life clubs running.

 

June 2016

 

The Queen's 90th Birthday Art Competition 

A few children from each class were chosen to enter the Calne Town Council Art Competition, with a focus on creating a painting to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. One of the pictures is shown below, but you can take a look at some of the children in action, creating their artwork, and some more of the fantastic finished pictures, by clicking here.

A picture drawn by a child of the queen, a corgie and the Union Flag One of the entries in the Art Competition

May 2016

 

BBC Short Story Competition Success

Congratulations to Rhianna Bull, in Year 5 at Fynamore, as she is through to the final 50 in the BBC 500 word story competition. She has been invited to the final at the Globe Theatre on Friday, 27 May. Her story can be read, or listened to, online by clicking hereWell done Rhianna! 

 

Reuben the Reading Dog

We have recently been visited by Reuben the Reading Dog and his owner Mrs Cryer. Reuben loves hearing children read and many of the pupils in KS2 have already had a go!

 

SATs

Year 2 and 6 have been doing their SATs tests this month. Although the tests have been challenging, both year groups have been extraordinarily resilient. We are extremely proud of you, well done boys and girls!

 

School Garden

Mrs Hitchman and her team have planted and grown seeds at school, starting last January. At the moment we have radish, beetroot, potatoes, carrots, corn, lettuce and cabbage growing in our garden. In the poly tunnel we also have tomatoes, peppers and dwarf beans growing. In the reflection garden we have broad beans and peas. We also have quite a lot of flowers in the poly tunnel, to plant out in the garden when they are ready. These have been grown from the seeds the children collected from last year's flowers. We will be sowing wildflower seeds on the mound and nature area very soon, as well and building some bug houses. We have a composter arriving soon and have just taken delivery of two small, much higher, raised beds, which are now ready to build. These raised beds will be suitable for wheelchair use.

Seedlings growing in 4 outdoor rectangluar beds on the grass Seedlings in the outdoor beds
Seedlings in trays and pots growing in the poly tunnel Plants growing in the poly tunnel

April 2016

 

Space Seeds

We have recently receivied a very special delivery: a batch of seeds that have been on the International Space Station with British astronaut Tim Peake for the last few months! The seeds have now been planted and we will be using them to carry out a number scientific experiments at Fynamore. Stay tuned! 

7 Year 6 Children holding the packets of space seeds by a table with the seed trays Year 6 Children about to plant the space seeds

March 2016

 

Space Week

In the last week of term we celebrated Tim Peake’s stay on the International Space Station by holding our very own Space Week. Each class spent the week learning about space and we had a number of visitors, including Space Ambassador, Paul Hill. We’d like to give a massive thank you to Mrs Burch who organised the week – we all had a lot of fun.

A Year 6 boy wearing a space suit A Year 6 boy wearing a space suit
Jon Pickering, teacher at Abbeyfield School, demonstrating what would happen if an astronaut wasn’t wearing a spacesuit in space. Jon Pickering, teacher from Abbeyfield, talking about astronauts

Year 2 Indian Discovery Day

This term the Year 2 topic is 'Indian Spice'. On Wednesday, 9 March the children in Acer and Pine classes had an Indian Discovery Day, with a special visitor called Demi Ladwa. The children took part in many exciting activities during the day, led by Demi, including an Indian dance workshop, designing rangoli patterns, learning about Indian fashion and henna painting. Everyone really enjoyed the day and learned a lot about India. Thank you Demi!

 

Year 2 Children enjoying the India Dance Workshop, hitting sticks in pairs Year 2 Children enjoying the India Dance Workshop
A Year 2 girl showing off the Henna pattern painted on her hand A Year 2 girl showing off her Henna Painting

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Friday, 18 May 2017: 

Weekly Cup Winners:

GEORGE

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Recent Events in School

Including Sir Shinealot and 'Get Caught Reading' Photos.

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Upcoming Events 

Fri 26 May: Break up for half term (3.15/3.20pm)

Mon 5 June: New term starts

Wed 7 June: Y5 Tank Museum Trip - 7.35am to 5.00pm

Thu 8 June: School closed for election (polling station)

Mon 12 Jun: Chestnut Tesco Trip

Wed 14 Jun: Lime Tesco Trip

Wed 14 Jun: Y3 Bristol Zoo Trip

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School address:

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Wiltshire, SN11 9UG

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