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The weekly blog - keeping you up-to-date with school life; Stars of the Week; Housepoint winners and much more..

Another week has flown and we are entering the final three weeks of term.  We had lots planned and in hindsight, maybe we should have held the diary back slightly - but who knew.  


At this moment in time, we are seeing a little rise in the number of cases parents are reporting to us, especially in Key Stage Two.  Thank you to those parents that are keeping children off school if the lft is saying positive and those that have taken their children for a pcr test.  We must remain cautious in school, so that we are able to keep infection to a minimum.  We all want a fabulous Christmas sharing it with our loved ones.


The staff and I have been working on developing our curriculum further and this is now mapped from EYFS to Year 6.  If you would like to read all about our curriculum you can read each subjects map on the curriculum page.  See how we develop the skills and knowledge to help our pupils retain the knowledge they need for the next steps in their educational journey.


Stars of the Week

Nursery Rico P & Elena FK
Reception Arya C & Amber E
Year 1 Louis F & Brody 
Year 2 Ryker H & Tayla P
Year 3 Alistair G & George T
Year 4 Kai S & Ewan C
Year 5 Zachary D & Luisa E
Year 6 Luke R & Zuzanna K


Housepoint Winners

Key Stage One Louis F
Lower Key Stage Two Leo OB & Indigo P
Upper Key Stage Two Luke R


The winning house this week is: St. David


Whole school attendance is: 95.59%, which is 0.61% away from National.

The winners of the attendance cup are: Year 1 with 100% - amazing, well done.


In other News...

Although we lost the game 4:6, our football team showed how wonderful Chiseldon pupils are.  They didn't give in and continued to work as a team.  You were fabulous and I know that parents and I really enjoyed cheering you on from the sidelines.  It was great to be able to have some parents on site to celebrate the football team.


Next week is another fun packed week.  Tuesday is St. Andrew's Day, so if you are in this house, you can come to school in non-school uniform and in blue.  And the end of the week should have been our Christmas fair which unfortunately cannot take place.  However, we are going to be holding a Christmas raffle and our yearly Christmas hamper raffle for the children will be held towards the final week of term.


Christmas Nativities & Plays

We have just had the update from Swindon Borough Council and they are recommending that we do not do any events inviting parents into school.  This is a huge blow in getting back to normal and children performing in front of a live audience.  I was really looking forward to inviting parents into each of the year groups shows.  


I am thinking that there might be a way around but as we are seeing a rise in numbers here at Chiseldon Primary School, I will wait before making a decision.  The first performance should be on Monday 6th December, so I will make a final decision next week.


Events coming up in the diary: 

KS1 Nativity: 6th & 7th December

EYFS Nativity: 8th December

Christmas Jumper Day: 9th December

Christmas Dinner: 9th December

Reports to Parents: 9th December 

Year 3/4 Christmas Show: 13th December

Year 5/6 Christmas Show: 14th December 

Spelling Bee: 15th December

Christmas Disco (hopefully): 16th December

​​​​​​​Sing along with Chiseldon: 17th December 


​​​​​​​All of these are subject to restrictions that are in place currently being lifted.  If we cannot have you in the building, we will go live somewhere for you to be able to watch as the children are working very hard.


I hope you have a lovely weekend and I will see you on Monday


​​​​​​​Mr A