Please come along and join us in our Easter Egg hunt on Thursday 6th April after school. We look forward to seeing you there. Entry is £3 with "Find the Golden Egg", stalls, games, face painting, cakes and more!
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Here are the audio tracks for you to listen and learn at home.
Every Thursday a group of parents, grandparents and volunteers from the local community meet up to listen to the pupils read whilst enjoying a cup of tea and even a biscuit!
September sees a change in the timings to 1:30 - 3pm so if you have an hour or even half an hour to spare, come along and join us.
For more details or to express an interest please contact the school office and ask for Liz James.
Many thanks to Penney Ellis who took these great shots at our recent FONS event.
Stay tuned for an update on the money we raised.
Congratulations to our fantastic new hockey team from Chestnut and Hazel classes. They came an amazing third in the Corsham Hockey Festival yesterday which was held on the new astroturf at the Corsham Campus. Despite many of the team having only played hockey for a couple of weeks, their determination, amazing effort and team commitment made for an awesome start with this new sport. This is definitely going to be a team to watch in the future...
If any children are interested in hockey, Corsham Hockey Club is a new club based at the astroturf at the Corsham Campus. Junior coaching is on a Sunday from 10.30am to 12 noon. All primary school ages are catered for! If you need any more details please speak with Mrs Stansfield.
The Yellow team completed a sporting double by triumphing in the Cricket Tournament that took place Friday morning, following their success at Sports Day only a few weeks ago
Another fabulously sunny day provided perfect weather for the event which was again expertly organised by Miss Sims and umpired by Miss Sims and Ms Fallon, with support from numerous TAs. Children from years 3 through to 6 represented their teams in matches against each other. The games were played with 4 batters on the field at one time, in order to increase the participation of multiple players - rather than the traditional two batters we would normally expect.
On Tuesday 17th June, at 1 pm, around 30 of Neston's finest voices boarded the coach to take them to the Forum Theatre, in Bath. As part of the Corsham Cluster, they were performing in the 'Happy Hour' Concert - sharing and celebrating the feeling of joy. Neston were joined by Box, Colerne, Lypiatt, Saint Patrick's and Corsham Regis.
After sound checks, and a rehearsal on stage to give everyone a taste of the experience, a mix of excitement and nerves swirled around the curved ceiling of the former cinema. There was a wonderful range of performances and songs across the cluster, each school taking the theme in a slightly different direction.
At 4pm, relatives began filling up the remaining seats and the atmosphere was buzzing in anticipation of what was coming. Neston sang 'Let it Go' from the critically acclaimed film Frozen with power and passion, and as the song headed into the climax, the children seemed to grow in confidence and powerfully delivered a spine-tingling, goose bump inducing, performance that made everybody proud. What a team! Here is the end of the performance...
Look at the fun we're having in Chestnut. The video below says it all. Thanks to the fantastic (and free!) app VidRhythm. We have also enjoyed experimenting with the app after school in Performing Arts Club, where Mr Howe and Miss Apperley used their iPads to show the videos via mirroring technology (whatever is displayed on the iPad is shown simultaneously on screen) on the Apple TV connected to the projector in Mr Howe's classroom.
Set to a pre-determined tune/beat/rhythm all you have to do is record 6 separate, 3 second videos, for example saying 'go' or imitating drum sounds and the clever app puts it together. Add a dash of autotune and voila; a music video in under 5 minutes
It was wonderful to see over 100 children and adults reading over breakfast yesterday!. There were no queues for bacon sandwiches this time either as our trusty team of fryers have got much slicker! Over 90 books were swapped too. We hope you enjoy reading your new books.