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Jan 26 Newsletter

Please find below this week’s newsletter. It’s also posted on our Newsletter page

Youth Speaks Triumph!

Well done to our Youth Speaks teams who “aimed high” and yet again impressed both judges and audience.

Firstly a HUGE well done to three individuals who WON their categories: Trinity won Best Speaker, Cameron won Best Vote of Thanks and Alfie won Best Chairperson. This is an incredible feat against tough competition – well done!

Not only that but one Bampton team won the whole round!

Congratulations to Alfie, Trinity and Finley, who impressed the judges with their topic on “Why more girls should love Maths”. Next stop – Barnstaple for the regional finals!

Everyone who took part should feel very proud of themselves, as each and every one of you challenged yourself to try something new. It’s scary standing up in front of an audience and you all did brilliantly.

It’s a great competition to be involved in and we are all so proud of you!!

Friday 12th Jan Newsletter

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January 5th Newsletter

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Friday 15 December Newsletter

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Have a very Merry Christmas and a good restful break. See you on the 4th Jan!!

A Victorian Christmas at Knightshayes

Hedgehog class were treated to a wonderfully festive time at Knightshayes Court when they visited the big house. They learned all about a Victorian Christmas, made some Satsuma Pomanders which smelt delightful and talked about decorations. It was a brilliant way to learn about how traditions have changed over the years.

 

A King is Born!

Our Key Stage One play “A King is Born” was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who saw it!

Well done to Squirrel and Hedgehog class, who kept us all entertained with plenty of songs, stories and some “epic hashtags”!

The played opened with a festive Christmas Eve scene, as a family sit around their Christmas tree, drinking hot chocolate. They listen to the real story of Christmas and think about how everyone must have felt. How did Mary and Joseph feel as they entered bustling Bethlehem? Were the shepherds very scared on the hillside that night? How did the Wise Men travel so far without GPS?! Most importantly; what does the birth of Jesus mean for us today? Mr Carter, Miss Diggle and everyone has found it’s been great fun putting it together and a lovely way of the children understanding a little bit more about the story.

Below is a link to our album on Flickr – and many many thanks go to:

Laura Grant – for her lovely photographs

Humphrey Berridge – for the loan of video equipment and help transferring the recorded files

Michael Sandford – for his work over Christmas editing and producing the DVD (on sale in the New Year).

The PTFA, School Council and After School Club for providing refreshments.

All the staff for their hard work throughout the production and year 6 for their lovely artwork!

Flickr album

A sparkling time at Tiverton!

Children and staff had a wonderful time at Tiverton Lantern Parade!

Fox Class and Mrs Wensley made some beautiful stars and a moon to light up our way and we were able to use some of last year’s willow lanterns too! There was carol singing along the way and Father Christmas led the troop all through the town.

We had great fun watching some of the Santa Fun Run afterwards and love the Tiverton Town Christmas lights! Well done to all the organisers, another great Tiverton Community event!

Here are some of our photos from the event:

Alistair Fitchett, Tiverton High School Assistant Head has taken some photographs that he has uploaded to Flickr – they show the wonderful variety of lanterns that were on show.

Devon Live have uploaded a report on the whole evening.

(Click on “Flickr” and “report” to see both!)

Bag a Blue Token!!

Do you shop at Tesco?!!

 If so, you have the chance to help the children of Bampton School to buy new IT equipment.

All you need to do is ask for the blue tokens when you get to the till. You earn a token every time you make a transaction – you just need to ask for them! There is a shortage of Blue Tokens so it’s VITAL you ask for a token as they won’t give you one otherwise!

Bampton Primary School has been assigned a charity box at:

Tesco Superstore, Tiverton EX16 6TN

Tesco Moorhayes Park Express, EX16 4DB

 Depending on how many tokens are collected for Bampton, we will receive either £1k, £2k or £4k to spend on new IT equipment for the children to use in the classrooms.

As part of the project, the school will also reach out to our community through new interactive projects / educational workshops.

Our Los Angeles Visitor

What can you see?

We love visitors at Bampton School and we were privileged to welcome a special visitor recently. Kristine Amerson is a curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She has been visiting the area and popped in to chat to our Stag Class about famous artists. She brought alive all our senses, as we imagined being in the famous artwork by Vincent Van Gogh “Irises”.

Thank you Kristine for such an informative talk!