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

March 2019


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:

Lime Class Spring Movie

Rowan Class Spring Movie

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 1 at their Tag Rugby Tournament - 7 children running on the grass Year 1 at their Tag Rugby Tournament

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.  

Paul Hill talking to the children, who are sitting in the foreground, in the hall Paul Hill talking to the children
Two children dressed in Space Suits in front of the screen Two children dressed in Space Suits

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.

A member of Staff at St. Mary's creating a comet, camera showing close-up of science experiment A member of Staff at St. Mary's creating a comet

January 2019


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.

December 2018


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. 

The children on stage for the Year 2 Nativity - dressed in their costumes The Year 2 Nativity

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.

One of the children holding a lantern at the parade One of the children holding a lantern at the parade

November 2018


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!


Remembrance Service

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.

October 2018


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. 

September 2018


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!

July 2018


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!

May 2018


Netball Tournament

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.

The School Netball Team - 8 pupils, dressed in their purple kit, standing in a group at the corner of the court The School Netball Team

April 2018


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.

March 2018


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.

Three of the Year 6 Children in space suits Three of the Year 6 Children in space suits
Two Year 6 children lighting burners Two Year 6 children lighting burners

February 2018


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!

The successful Girls' Football Team - 8 girls in purple kit standing in front of a fence The successful Girls' Football Team

January 2018


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!

Pictures from the kurling competition - 5 images showing Fynamore children kurling and sitting on a bench Pictures from the kurling competition

December 2017


Choir and Orchestra Christmas Performances

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.  


Fynamore Christmas Fayre

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!


Year 6 Bag-Packing

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 6 v Staff Basketball Match - children and staff playing on the playground Year 6 v Staff Basketball Match

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 Team: 8 children in purple kit Year 5/6 Football 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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