Year 4 Folly Farm Residential Trip
Year 4 have been on their residential trip at Folly Farm, near Bristol, this month. Each class went for 3 days, with the middle day overlapping. They began their visits with a lovely afternoon exploring their environment and having a walk into the woods. The children really enjoyed exploring the outdoors and getting used to the filming equipment. The next day they planned and made their wildlife films, and held the ‘premier’ viewings in the evening. Everyone had a great time away from the classroom. You can see the video which Lime class made by clicking below:
Year 1 Tag Rugby Tournament
The Year 1 children had great fun at their Tag Rugby Tournament last week. They were able to use all the skills they have learnt over the past term. It was great to see the children working as a team and showing good sportsmanship.
Year 6 Star Gazing Event
Many of the Year 6 children came back into school one evening to attend a star gazing event. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to get the telescopes out, so instead Paul Hill from Sirius Astronomy took the Year 6 children on an entertaining and fascinating evening into space and back again. They learnt about our galaxy the Milky Way, lit some rocket fuel, learnt about life on the ISS, the importance of spacesuits and how astronauts are returned safely to Earth.
Year 6 Science Event
As part of British Science Week, Year 6 attended a lecture at St. Mary’s School in Calne, entitled 'Comets: dirty snowballs and rubber ducks'. We learnt all about the history of the Universe, the ancient superstitions surrounding comets, where they come from and even watched one being made in front of our eyes! Thank you to the St. Mary’s staff for a super afternoon.
Year 6 Football County Finals!
Well done to our Year 6 football team who played in the County Finals on Tuesday, 15 January. They played with so much effort, spirit and determination and showed 100% commitment in every game. A special mention goes to Fran for her magnificent play in defence. Well done to all involved.
Year 6 Football Success!
Huge congratulations to our Year 6 football team who have qualified for the County Finals. We are so proud of them and wish them the best of luck for the next round of the competition.
Year 2 Christmas Performance
Well done to all children in Year 2 for their wonderful Christmas performance. The children worked extremely hard to learn their lines, songs and dances and they put on a brilliant production. We hope they parents enjoyed the performance just as much as we did.
Year 6 Football Festival
Congratulations to all of the children who took part in the football festival on Tuesday, 4 December. We are really proud of our Year 6 team who competed against a number of schools from Calne and Chippenham and won all of their games!
Chippenham Museum Visit to Year 5 .
This week, 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.
Calne Christmas Lantern Parade
Fynamore School took part in the Calne Lantern Parade again this year. Parents and children made over 35 lanterns in workshops in school. We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and children who attended the parade, for their part in representing our school.
Year 2 Visit to Steam Museum
On Wednesday, 28 November Year 2 were lucky enough to go on a trip to Steam Museum in Swindon. As well as enjoying time to explore the museum, the children took part in interactive sessions during which they learnt about the life of George Stephenson and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the impact they have had on our lives today.
Calne Schools Football Final
Well done to our Year 5 and 6 football team who won the Calne Schools final against Marden Vale on Monday, 22 October. This is a fantastic achievement and means that our team has qualified for the play-offs, which will be held in January. Congratulations to all children involved and good luck for the next round of the competition!
Year 4 Trip to the Roman Baths in Bath
Year 4 had a great trip to the Roman Baths in Bath. An education teacher from the Baths showed the children how to put on a toga, how to write on a Roman tablet and also showed them many of the Roman artifacts dating from 2000 years ago. The children saw the hot spring that was 44 degrees and the main bath, which was 5 foot deep, and was 33 degrees. Everyone had a good day out and learned some amazing Roman facts!
Four children went with Mrs King to represent the school at the Remembrance Service at St Mary's Church in Calne. The service was very moving, particularly as it was the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. The combined Calne school choir sang beautifully. The Fynamore children were a credit to the school.
Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament
On Tuesday, 16 October, two teams took part in a football tournament, playing against a number of local schools. Both teams played brilliantly and showed excellent sportsmanship. For many children this was their first opportunity to represent the school; we are extremely proud of all of the children involved and hope they enjoyed their first experience of competitive sport!
Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament
Congratulations to all of the children who took part in the football tournament on Tuesday, 9 October. All children played superbly and one of our teams even won the tournament! We are now looking forward to the Calne Schools Final which will take place later this month.
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 Games Silver Mark Award
We are proud to announce that Fynamore has been awarded the School Games Silver Mark Award - a very prestigious achelivement!
Congratulations to our netball team on an outstanding performance at the netball tournament hosted by John Bentley School. The team played brilliantly, narrowly missing out on first place. Well done to all involved.
Woodland Trust 'Green Tree School' Gold Award
We are proud to announce that Fynamore has been awarded Gold 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.
Sport Relief Run-athon
Wiltshire Air Ambulance Assembly
Year 6 Star Gazing Evening
Year 6 spent a very interesting evening with local astronomer Paul Hill, learning about all things to do with space, the Solar System and being an astronaut. Despite the atrocious weather, which meant the children could not use the telescopes outside, great fun was had by all, and everyone learned a great deal about space.
Girls Football Festival
On Thursday, 22 February our girls’ football team took part in a football festival at Stanley Park. The girls played outstandingly, winning every game and not conceding any goals. What a fantastic achievement!
Football County Finals
Well done to all of the children who represented Fynamore School in the Football County Finals at Stanley Park in Chippenham. It was a great achievement even to reach the finals! The team faced some tough competition but played with great determination and resilience throughout. Well done.
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.
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Recent Events in School
Including the Year 4 Spring Movies made at Folly Farm.
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Fri 6 Dec: Christmas Event 3.30-5.00pm
Thu 12 Dec: School closed to puplis for General Election
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