News & Events

Waftas - Film making competition success throughout the school!

Well done to Noah, Olive and Edi for becoming the Winners of the school's film making competition for 2018.  In its 11th year, the children who took part and a big thank you to the parents who got involved!

 

SPEND A PENNY CHALLENGE- A HUGE THANK YOU!

 Spend A Penny

Our ‘spend a penny’ challenge has been a huge success.  Thank you so much to everyone who placed their pennies (and the odd silver and gold coin too!) into our special toilet. 

We shall donate every penny raised to our toilet twinning charity, https://www.toilettwinning.org

It costs £60 to twin one toilet and we raised a stonking £63.15.  Every penny shall be donated.  Thank you.

Our Year 6 children are going to spend some time thinking about and researching which country we will choose our donation to go to.

Thank you to the children in Year 2 who counted and bagged the money.  They worked as a team and had lots of conversations about Maths and number.

Thank you also to Winslow TSB who we very patient when weighing the money

And finally, thank you to Aylesbury Homebase who donated a new toilet for us to collect our pennies.

School Games - Sports Day

Another great year for our school games day. Fs and KS1 on Monday in very hot weather completed a range of athletics events.

4th - Blue Team

3rd - Green Team

2nd - Red Team

1st - Yellow Team

On Friday KS2 completed their athletcis events in very hot weather. All children competed with a huge smile on their faces and determination. 

Results:

4th = Blue Team - 559 points

3rd = Green Team - 607 points

2nd = Yellow Team - 637 points

1st = Red Team - 659 points

School Games Silver Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that we, Winslow Church of England School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.
 
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in
2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year include:
Participation in Level 1 and 2 competitions
Sports Council and leaders
Active lunchtimes
After school clubs
Links to outside agency clubs
 
With a total of young people competing in local inter-school
competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
 
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of
participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that
the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
 
A special thanks to:
Mrs S Burman and staff at Winslow Church of England School
 
We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

 

KINGSWOOD TRIP 2018 - Year 6

Tuesday 19th June- After a waking up at stupid o'clock and devouring a full english breakfast, the morning's activities commenced: zip wire, problem solving and outdoor laser. A hearty lunch set us up for 3G swing, nightline and chariots. By this point, the children were regretting getting up 3 hours before breakfast!! Mini Olympics rounded off an exhausting day and we all slept like logs.

A selection of photos are now uploaded in the gallery section

Wednesday 20th June -Day three consisted of high equilibrium, fire lighting, obstacle challenge, rock climbing, orienterring and aeroball! Plenty of sun cream was needed as it was a beautifully scorching day. Fears were confronted and many knees turned to jelly, but every single child made us proud with their attitudes and efforts. 

Thursday 21st June - We had another good night and today is another lovely sunny day. The children are enjoying their acitvities and making the staff proud. They are looking forward to tonight's disco!

"The leap of faith was very fun, but really scary! it was worth it though!" Katy

"As soon as we stood on the 3G swing platform it left you with no doubt that your heart is going to stop. As soon as we pulled the rope, it felt like we had stepped into a new world!" Caitlin

"We learned to work as a team and develop our bonding skills throughout the week," Sienna

"The zip wire was adventurous and it teaches you how to be brave, never give up and push yourself to your limits," Isabella

"When we began to climb the high equilibrium, our hearts began to skip a beat. But with the reassurance and cheering of your team mates, it was such a breeze," Ruby

"The staff were really great teachers, because they encouraged us and made us feel safe. They were also really fun!" Mason

"The staff helped us with our team work and made it easy for us to work together and  communicate," Barnaby

"The food was amazing and there were loads of choices, especially the full English breakfast! The staff were amazing at helping us push ourselves further." Harry

KS2 Finals Day

The Year 3 and 4 Tennis team attended the KS2 Finals day at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Monday 18th June. To qualify for the finals, the team played in the tennis festival, coming in the top 2 schools. Overall 46 school attempted to qualify for the finals day with only 9 teams getting through. The children did extremly well, they represented our school brilliantly and improved with every game. The children had lots of fun and had the biggest smiles on their faces throughout the day. Well done Rhys, Ben, Amelia and India you played great coming in 6th place.

 

Orchestra Day

Some of our brilliant musicians got the opportunity to perform as part of an Orchestra at Stowe School last week. Everyone had a fantastic day and really enjoyed performing with children from other schools. We also got the privilege of watching some students from Stowe school play the piano, flute and violin, their performance inspired us all. At the end of the day the children performed to all of their parents and they sounded phenomenal. Myself and the staff at Stowe school were incredibly impressed with how polite and kind all of the children from Winslow school were. As it was such a success, we hope to take part in this event next year!

 

Seaside Day in year 1

We have had a fantastic time at 'Winslow On Sea' today! We got to make seashell boxes, we decorated mugs with a seaside design and we made boats using corks! We heard some brilliant stories from History off the Page and we have learnt lots about the seaside in Victorian times. In the afternoon we got on the train to the seaside and we were given some old penny's to spend at many different stalls. There were fortune tellers, games such as roll a penny and hook a duck as well as the opportunity to use a private beach. To end our amazing day at the seaside we went to watch the Punch and Judy Show which made us all laugh a lot! We have had the best day and we got to take home a whole bag of goodies!

         

 

Music concert

 

This term we decided to have a music concert to showcase the superb musical talent

that we have here at Winslow School. The children performed a variety of instruments

and some very challenging pieces of music. Each child performed with such confidence,

enthusiasm and they all sounded brilliant. The children really enjoyed having the

chance to perform in front of their peers, teachers and parents. We were all extremely

impressed and we are very proud of the children. 

 

                                   

Lunchtime Activity and The Gratnells Trolley Case

During the Spring Term, Mr McGeeney and Mr Forchione of Exposure Sports have been leading lunchtime activities. All children from Foundation Stage 2 to Year 6 have access to this activity. 

Mr McGeeney and Mr Forchione have been using the Gratnells Trolley Case, which has been donated to the school and is a wonderful piece of equipment. It has big wheels and a tall handle, which makes transporting the 3 boxes of equipment outside so much easier. The 3 big boxes are filled with equipment enabling children to have easy access.

           

British Science Week 2018

This week, we celebrated the end of our 'Brisith Science Week' by hosting the whole- school marble run final! The children have been working extremely hard on their marble runs for over a week and all children put an enormous amount of thought and effort into their designs.

The final was judged by Mrs Colmer and Miss Jacques who tested and timed the marble runs to decide the overall winners. Congratualtions to Mrs Burman's class, 3SW and 5DB for their winning entries. It looks like we have a wealth of future engineers among us!

BAD WEATHER CLOSURES.  Please listen to MIX96 or check the BCC website for updates: https://closures.buckscc.gov.uk

 

Shine Winslow, Shine! 

‘Let your light shine’ is the new message being shared at Winslow Church of England Combined School. And on Friday 12th January 2018, Bishop Alan of Buckingham, visited the school to speak on the theme at a special service attended by pupils, staff, and parents. The choir of St Laurence Church led by Derry French, their music director, also added their voice to the celebration.

Two of the pupils taking part, Maisie Kingham (year 5) and Florence Jowers (year 4), designed the winning bookmarks, reflecting the school’s new theme: ‘Let your light shine ‘. These were blessed by the Bishop during the service and then handed out  to all pupils, members of staff and governors at the school. Special thanks were given to Waddesdon CE School, for its help in producing the bookmarks, and to Rev Andrew Lightbown, vicar of St Laurence Church, for setting up the Chaplaincy which had funded their production and which continued to support the school so generously.

Cazz Colmer, head teacher of Winslow C of E Combined School said; ‘We are a school that is rated good by Ofsted and our inclusive Christian ethos welcomes all children age 3-11. Each child is unique, reflecting some of God’s light every day in what they do and on those they meet. Each one will find excitement, discovery, warmth and friendship here in the glow of that light - these bookmark designs are just one example of our pupils flourishing as individuals and engaging with each other. Such light dispels all kinds of darkness, bringing clarity, hope and purpose to our school and to the local community’

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Snow Playtime - Tuesday 12th December 2017

After being closed on Monday the children were thrilled to have an opportunity to play on the untouched snow of the large field on Tuesday afternoon.  All children who had suitable footwear were given a long part of the afternoon to explore, play and have fun, without the worry of being cold or wet for any of the school day.  

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Year 4 Greek Day!

 

On the 15th November 2017, Year 4 took part in a Ancient Greek themed day. Over the last few days we had been looking at traditional Greek myths such as: Theseus and the Minotaur and Perseus and Medusa. On the day, we planned our own Greek myth including a mythical creature we had previously created. We thought about: a hero and heroine, a problem or a quest, special objects and Gods or Goddesses that could feature.

 

During the afternoon, we had a visit from Dr Newbury talking to us all about the Ancient Greek language. We looked closely at the Ancient Greek alphabet and identified the letters that were missing. Then, we used the alphabet to de-code words and numbers. Also, she talked to us about school life including the lessons they were taught and what their school was like.

 

Following this, we experienced traditional Ancient Greek food. We tasted 6 different items. These were: Olives, Olive Oil, Pitta Bread, Figs, Grape Juice and Feta Cheese. In pairs, we discussed each item of food and shared our opinions in a comparison chart.

 

Here are some photos from our exciting day!

 

 

 

Walk To School Week

This week is Walk to School Week and we are encouraging as many of you as possible to walk to school. You don't have to walk, you could cycle or come on your scooter. It's all about getting some exercise and fresh air. If you need to come in a car, try to park a little further away than usual and walk some of the way. Your child will have a bookmark in their bag which they can get stamped each day at the gate to show they have walked to school.

 

To help us keep safe on the school run, Bloor homes kindly donated 40 high visability vests to FS2. The children were thrilled with  their new vests and some of them had their photos taken. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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