Kintbury St Mary's Church of England Primary School Newshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/Following in Jane's footstepshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-07-19-following-in-jane-s-footstepshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-07-19-following-in-jane-s-footsteps<p>We were delighted to be invited to take part in a local&nbsp;competition to celebrate Jane Austen&#39;s connection with Kintbury. &nbsp;Many years ago, Jane stayed with friends in the local area. &nbsp;Our children were invited to write her a letter, explaining how the local area might have changed since she was last here and to identify any things which remained the same.</p> <p>Congratulations to Ben in Year 3, Jacob in Year 4, Chrismari in Year 5 and Pagan in Year 6 who have won their categories and all received a &pound;10 book voucher for their beautifully written letters. &nbsp;Well done!</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Jane_Austen(1).JPGWed, 19 Jul 2017 13:27:47 GMTAdventurers set offhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-22-adventurers-set-offhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-22-adventurers-set-off<p>This morning we waved off our Year 5 children for their residential trip to PGL Hillcrest.&nbsp;&nbsp; They were very excited!</p> <p>The trip will start with a visit to &lsquo;The Big Pit&rsquo; where they will find out more about the history of mining in Wales and what it was like to be a miner, including a trip underground to see firsthand the environment in which they worked.&nbsp; Following a picnic lunch, they will continue on to Hillcrest where they will have a chance to settle in to their rooms and prepare for the week ahead which will include climbing, fencing, raft building, archery and problem solving to name just a few activities.&nbsp;</p> <p>The programme of activities is extensive, but we expect the most valuable outcomes will be in developing those personal skills which are so important in all areas of life.&nbsp; Each child will grow in&nbsp; self confidence with every challenge they overcome and they will return to us as a stronger team of children bonded by the mutual support and respect they have shared together on this trip.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Ready_to_go.JPGMon, 22 May 2017 12:05:46 GMTFantastic Footballhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-10-fantastic-footballhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-10-fantastic-football<p>Here&#39;s a fantastic photo of our Year 3 and 4 Girls&#39; Footbal Team after their tournament on Wednesday. &nbsp;They played well against some stiff competition and we were delighted when Brooke, our goalkeeper, was unanimously voted &#39;Woman of the match&#39; out of all the players from every school attending. &nbsp;Well done!</p> <p>We think they look fantastically smart in their new football kit. &nbsp;Thank you so much to <strong>VolkerHighways</strong> who have sponsored new sports kit for all of our teams. &nbsp;It gives our children a real boost to be so well turned out when they are representing our school at different sporting events.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_3460.JPGFri, 12 May 2017 08:19:05 GMTMarvellous May Dayhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-01-marvellous-may-dayhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-01-marvellous-may-day<p>The dancing by our Kintbury St Mary&#39;s children was so fantastic at the village May Day celebrations that we held off the&nbsp;forecast showers until later in the afternoon. &nbsp;There was time for all to enjoy the Morris Dancing of the Garston Gallopers, marvel at our Green Man and celebrate the crowing of the May Queen Beth, the May King Tommy and the appointment of their lovely attendants for the day, Ella and Tommy.</p> <p>As always, the May King and Queen led a procession of villagers to the Coronation Hall where all were treated to a fine display of traditional Maypole dancing which showcased all the hard work and practice of our Maypole club. &nbsp;There was a great range of stalls and attractions to keep everyone entertained and the BBQ produced very tasty burgers and sausages. &nbsp;</p> <p>The whole event was flawlessly organised by Kintbury St Mary&#39;s School PTA with thanks due to all involved and especially those volunteering their time on the day. &nbsp;Thanks also to Penny Brookman for all her work in preparing the children for the day.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Dancing.jpgMon, 01 May 2017 20:31:37 GMTEaster Explorationhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-04-06-easter-explorationhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-04-06-easter-exploration<p>Children arrived this morning to find that the school has been transformed and throughout the building we have built areas to reflect different aspects of Holy Week.</p> <p>The children have been very busy earlier this week using their skills to create flowers, footprints, bread and other resources linked to the biblical events which lead up to Easter and these have been combined to create areas for Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary and the empty tomb. &nbsp;The final results of all their hard work are very beautiful.</p> <p>Each class will travel around these locations over the course of the day to find out more about the events of Holy Week. &nbsp;There will be sketching, music, discussion, reflection and prayer.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Flowers_of_Gethsemane.JPGThu, 06 Apr 2017 09:44:49 GMTKintbury Cross Countryhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-28-kintbury-cross-countryhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-28-kintbury-cross-country<p>There were no cross words at the Cross Country Championships today. &nbsp;We took thirty six children and thoroughly enjoyed watching their weeks of training pay off as they raced against the competitors from fifty two other local schools. &nbsp;The sun shone and the crowds cheered and we couldn&#39;t be prouder of the achievements of every team member from our school.</p> <p>As one of the smaller schools at this event, we were particularly proud to have over 50% of our KS2 children representing the school. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/20170328_145509.jpgTue, 28 Mar 2017 18:48:49 GMTPlaying togetherhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-playing-togetherhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-27-playing-together<p>Our Kites Class are making super progress in learning to play their brass instruments. &nbsp;Many thanks to Mr Smets&nbsp;of Berkshire Maestros for his excellent tuition. &nbsp;The soundtrack to this picture is &#39;We will rock you&#39;! &nbsp;We are looking forward to hearing them perform in public later in the year.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Brass_Lesson.JPGThu, 06 Apr 2017 09:25:35 GMTAnyone for tennis?http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-24-anyone-for-tennishttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-24-anyone-for-tennis<p>Thank you to Sean and Michael, coaches from Kintbury Tennis Club, who led a special assembly with our children this afternoon. &nbsp;The children were delighted to see different tennis shots and skills demonstrated and some were also invited to have a go themselves with some on the spot coaching. &nbsp;The children made it look so easy that Mr Pagram and Mrs O&#39; Halloran couldn&#39;t resist playing a short (and quite competitive) match of doubles with coach partners. &nbsp;It made for a very enjoyable end to our day and hopefully inspired a few to follow their Wimbledon dreams.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Tennis.JPGFri, 24 Mar 2017 18:34:40 GMTLeeks a plentyhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-16-leeks-a-plentyhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-16-leeks-a-plenty<p>Lovely leeks! &nbsp;Gardening club brought in a fantastic harvest today. &nbsp;How wonderful that our school garden has continued to grow over the winter months and produced this fine crop. &nbsp;</p> <p>The children in Robins, Finches and Doves all have the chance to enjoy a spot of gardening with the club and we are very grateful to our lovely volunteers who give up their time to work with our&nbsp;children.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/news/Winter_produce.JPGFri, 17 Mar 2017 09:54:11 GMTA taste of historyhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-09-a-taste-of-historyhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-09-a-taste-of-history<p>Our Kites Class enjoyed some hands on history today as they followed a World War 2 recipe for a sweet (ish) treat. &nbsp;The children enjoyed using all their measurement and cookery skills to recreate the rock bun recipe. &nbsp;It was lots of fun and the classroom was returned to a very clean condition! &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/WW2_Cookery.JPGTue, 21 Mar 2017 14:29:31 GMTLove reading!http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-03-love-readinghttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-03-love-reading<p>Wow. What a busy World Book Day!</p> <p>Drop and Read story time, Guided Reading, Buddy Reading, Computer stories, CD stories, Multi-Cultural stories focusing on Handa&rsquo;s Surprise&hellip; and didn&rsquo;t we look good!</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Robins'_World_Book_Day.jpgThu, 09 Mar 2017 17:11:29 GMTCurious Charactershttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-curious-charactershttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-02-curious-characters<p>Who are these curious characters?</p> <p>Staff and pupils are putting on a fantastic display of book characters for World Book Day today. &nbsp;There was a real buzz as everyone arrived this morning, shared their books and explained why they had chosen particular characters. &nbsp;Most people will leave the building today with an idea about some new books they would like to read.</p> <p>All classes will engage in some special reading activities and throughout the day we will be listening out for the bell which signals that it is time to stop, drop what you are doing and <strong>read</strong>.</p> <p>In case you were wondering, the staff pictured are enjoying their time as the pack of crayons from &#39;The day the crayons quit&#39; by Drew Daywalt.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSCN1850.JPGThu, 02 Mar 2017 11:11:25 GMTFootball Fiveshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-football-fiveshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-football-fiveshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Football_team.JPGThu, 02 Mar 2017 11:15:44 GMTNetball Newshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-netball-newshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-01-netball-newshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Netball_team.jpgThu, 02 Mar 2017 11:01:16 GMTSnow alerthttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-11-snow-alerthttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-01-11-snow-alert<p>Snow has been forecast for West Berkshire. We are very carefully monitoring the forecasts and the weather conditions and hopefully, there will be no adverse impact on the school.</p> <p>Our severe weather plan has been written with the aim of making every effort to keep the school open and functioning. &nbsp;We have a good supply of gritting salt and we are lucky that many members of our school community - children and adults - live within walking distance of the school.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the event that the weather becomes so severe that there is a threat to safety, it is possible that we may have to close the school. &nbsp;This decision would not be taken lightly and would only be made if necessary to ensure the safety of all. &nbsp;We would notify all parents and carers of the closure by text message as early as possible on the day. &nbsp;We would also put a sign up on this website. &nbsp;In addition, we would notify local radio stations and West Berkshire Council of any closure and they would also make the information as widely available as possible. &nbsp;</p> <p>Please note, it the school is closed, it may not be possible for staff to answer the telephone so we would ask that you do not phone the school. &nbsp;As soon as the decision is made that it is safe to open the school, we will let &nbsp;you know by text, website notice, radio stations and the local authority website.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/news/Snow_warning.pngWed, 11 Jan 2017 20:26:10 GMTKintbury creativityhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-01-kintbury-creativityhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-12-01-kintbury-creativity<p>This little tree may look a little bare now, but it is about to undergo a miraculous transformation. &nbsp;Each class has their&nbsp;own tree to decorate for the Christmas Craft Fair this weekend. &nbsp;The children (and teachers) take great pride in the finished trees which will be adorned by some rather special art and craft work completed in school. &nbsp;There are particularly high hopes in the Robins Class as they have a strong track record in this event.</p> <p>The Christmas Craft Fair is a joint event organised by the church and school PTA. &nbsp;If you would like to see how the trees turn out, and enjoy a super local Christmas event, join us at St Mary&#39;s Church on Saturday 3rd December at 10:00am - 12.30pm. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Christmas_Trees.JPGThu, 01 Dec 2016 13:41:37 GMTFresh air learninghttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-16-fresh-air-learninghttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-16-fresh-air-learning<p>This forest school learning can be quite hard work... &nbsp;Luckily, Devin, Emma and Ella all enjoy a challenge. &nbsp;What a lovely afternoon to be outside in the fresh air. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Forest_School.jpgFri, 18 Nov 2016 12:34:31 GMTReady for actionhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-16-ready-for-actionhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-16-ready-for-action<p>A super smart netball team!&nbsp; Determined attitude and good sportsmanship in line with school values, netball skills courtesy of Coach Chrissy along with dedicated training and netball kit funded by our PTA.&nbsp; Great team work before they even started the match.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Netball_Team.jpgFri, 18 Nov 2016 11:51:21 GMTA time to rememberhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-11-a-time-to-rememberhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-11-a-time-to-remember<p>It was such a privilege to share the two minutes silence today with the rest of the village and then to pay our respects by laying tokens of remembrance at the war memorial.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&quot;They shall grow not old, as we that are left to grow old:</strong></p> <p><strong>Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.</strong></p> <p><strong>At the going down of the sun and in the morning</strong></p> <p><strong>We will remember them.&quot;</strong></p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Remembrance.JPGFri, 11 Nov 2016 13:53:18 GMTSpecial visitorshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-01-special-visitorshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-11-01-special-visitors<p>Our Robins enjoyed a fantastic visit from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.</p> <p>The visit was planned to link in with class learning on bonfire night.&nbsp; The firefighters helped to remind children about staying safe during firework celebrations and the class discussed the firework code.&nbsp; The children were very impressed by the demonstrations of equipment used to fight fires and they were allowed to sit inside the engine so they could imagine being firefighters themselves. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Fire_engine_visit.jpgFri, 11 Nov 2016 14:07:52 GMTBerkshire County Showhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-17-berkshire-county-showhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-17-berkshire-county-show<p>Have you seen our lovely school display at the Berkshire County Show? &nbsp;Well done to all the children who contributed to the &#39;Fun in the sun&#39; display. &nbsp;What a lovely way to showcase our talents at an important local event.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Royal_Berkshire_Show.jpgSun, 18 Sep 2016 11:26:40 GMTFirst harvesthttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-15-first-harvesthttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-15-first-harvest<p>Our young gardeners had a particularly important task during the first club meeting this year as they gathered in the fruits of their labour. &nbsp;The potato crop was extremely impressive and we are hoping to share it with all the children who worked so hard last term to make the garden successful.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/news/Garden_Harvest.JPGSun, 18 Sep 2016 11:36:22 GMTA dramatic damehttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-14-a-dramatic-damehttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-09-14-a-dramatic-dame<p>A quite familiar looking Dame, accompanied by a rather untrustworthy pirate, offered our children a fantastic opportunity today. &nbsp;The St Mary&#39;s Drama Group was set up in the 1970s and allows local adults and children to work together to create wonderful pantomimes. &nbsp;This year they are staging Peter Pan with performances during the February half term&nbsp;and invited any interested children, aged five or older, to consider joining their group. &nbsp;Letters have gone out in book bags so that you can express your interest.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/St_Mary\'s_Drama_Group.pngMon, 19 Sep 2016 10:30:39 GMTSandwiches and soft toyshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-sandwiches-and-soft-toyshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-19-sandwiches-and-soft-toys<p>The teddies were very lucky to find a lovely patch of shade for their picnic lunch. &nbsp;Being very polite, they invited their owners to join them for sandwiches. &nbsp;</p> <p>On the hottest day of the year so far, it was great that all of our children could enjoy a picnic lunch outside in the shade.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Picnic.jpgWed, 20 Jul 2016 11:10:09 GMTAhoy there!http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-18-ahoy-therehttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-18-ahoy-there<p>It was all aboard the Jolly Robin for &#39;Pirates Day&#39; in Foundation Class. &nbsp; &nbsp;The children had tropical weather for their voyage and nobody had to walk the plank - phew!</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/The_Jolly_Roger.jpgWed, 20 Jul 2016 11:00:50 GMTWonderful wonderlandhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-13-wonderful-wonderlandhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-13-wonderful-wonderland<p>A magical evening with KS2 children, staff, parents, family and friends as we enjoyed the final performance of Alice in Wonderland. &nbsp;The summer production has been an absolute treat and a super opportunity for our children to share the individual gifts and talents which make them so special. &nbsp;Well done everyone.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/thumbnail_Alice.jpgWed, 13 Jul 2016 08:40:10 GMTWalking for charityhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-08-walking-for-charityhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-08-walking-for-charity<p>Here are Year 6 walking to Hungerford to raise even more money for the school charity, Helen and Douglas House. &nbsp;They have gone to tremendous lengths this year to support their chosen charity by organising all sorts of great events - biscuits sales on a Friday, raffles, charity stalls at large events and bingo, to name just a few of their successes. &nbsp;We can&#39;t wait to see the final figure for their fundraising efforts this year!</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Sponsored_walk.jpgTue, 12 Jul 2016 08:41:06 GMTDifferent points of viewhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-07-different-points-of-viewhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-07-different-points-of-view<p>We are&nbsp;incredibly proud of our Year 6 children and the superb debating skills they have developed this year. &nbsp;Our annual Big Debate, which tackled the tricky area of gender equality in sport, was the perfect opportunity to see these skills in action. &nbsp;Two teams of children spoke in support and opposition to the motion, &#39;There is no level playing field for men and women in sport today&#39;. &nbsp;They were well prepared, confident and passionate about putting across their point of view. &nbsp;They fielded challenging questions from each other and the mixed audience of adults and children. &nbsp;Facts and figures were applied persuasively to both sides of the argument. &nbsp;</p> <p>The debate was chaired by Mr Salvadori, who has been developing the children&#39;s skills through a series of workshops. &nbsp;The debate was were judged by Mrs Higgs (our Head Teacher), Mr Hutchison (our Vice Chair of Governors) and Mr Peaple (the Head Teacher of Park House Secondary School). Mr Peaple has watched many secondary school debates and was most complimentary about the standard of skills on display this afternoon. &nbsp;In the end, it was judged that the team supporting the motion were the victors of this debate but every child impressed with their contributions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Debate.jpgFri, 08 Jul 2016 09:47:18 GMTSTEM projecthttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-04-stem-projecthttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-04-stem-project<p>Here is a photo of our Year 4 STEM project team hard at work. &nbsp;The children have been working at Park House School today, under the careful direction&nbsp;of their subject specialists, to tackle a project using knowledge and&nbsp;skills from science, technology, engineering and mathematics. &nbsp;Not only have they risen to the challenge of the task in hand, they have also enjoyed being the subject of a film crew who are making a training video for teachers on how to run this type of project. &nbsp;Very exciting!</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_2549[1].JPGMon, 04 Jul 2016 15:09:09 GMTBeautiful ballethttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-01-beautiful-ballethttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-07-01-beautiful-ballet<p>Thank you to these lovely ballet dancers who shared their dancing with the whole school in our assembly this morning. &nbsp;It was a graceful display of the skills they have been learning through their lessons and may well have inspired others to try something new.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Ballet.jpgFri, 01 Jul 2016 13:22:22 GMTScientists at workhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-28-scientists-at-workhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-28-scientists-at-work<p>It has been a very slimy science day so far. &nbsp;Each class are enjoying a surprising range of science activities tailored to their age range and with lots of hands on fun. &nbsp;It&#39;s amazing what can be discovered through simple chemical reactions and enthusiasm for finding out &#39;why&#39; things happen. &nbsp;Thank you to the PTA and all involved in our school fundraising efforts which allow us to bring our children exciting learning experiences like this.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_3298.JPGTue, 28 Jun 2016 14:17:55 GMTSuper Sports Dayhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-27-super-sports-dayhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-27-super-sports-day<p>We have enjoyed a wonderful Sports Day today! &nbsp;From the opening ceremony to the final presentation, every child gave their best and enjoyed super support from their families and their friends. &nbsp;Congratulations to Rosen who had consistently excellent results at KS1 and KS2 events and will now hold the trophy for another year.&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Sports_Day_race.jpgTue, 28 Jun 2016 10:30:10 GMTGrowthhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-24-growthhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-24-growth<p>The efforts of our gardeners are definitely paying off. &nbsp;What a difference from the starting point! &nbsp;The raised beds are filled with exciting plants which promise excellent crops in the summer. &nbsp;Weeds and pests are being kept at bay and nearly every child in Robins, Finches and Doves has now had a chance to enjoy working alongside our volunteers to develop their skills in this lovely setting. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/20160623_224258_resized.jpgFri, 24 Jun 2016 12:12:56 GMTMini medicshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-mini-medicshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-mini-medics<p>Mini medics at work! &nbsp;Under careful supervision of their first aid instructor, Year 1 get busy with the bandages. &nbsp;I am pleased to report that our volunteer patient made a full recovery.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_1946.JPGTue, 21 Jun 2016 11:27:44 GMTFirst Aid Fincheshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-first-aid-fincheshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-21-first-aid-finches<p>Here are our Finches getting to grips with some first aid fun. &nbsp;Today, every child in the school will enjoy a first aid workshop to help them understand how they can help someone who is hurt. &nbsp;Areas covered include staying safe when helping others, making 999 calls and some practical work with bandages! &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_1951.JPGTue, 21 Jun 2016 11:25:13 GMTWelly Wednesdayhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-15-welly-wednesdayhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-06-15-welly-wednesday<p>It must be Wednesday!</p> <p>Our Robins love being outside so it&#39;s great to see them enjoying their natural surroundings during a Welly Wednesday session. &nbsp;It&#39;s our opportunity to help them learn in an outdoor setting. &nbsp;You can see them heading off for a foraging adventure...</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Welly_Wednesday.jpgWed, 15 Jun 2016 21:36:29 GMTYear 5 set off on their Hillcrest adventureshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-23-year-5-set-off-on-their-hillcrest-adventureshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-23-year-5-set-off-on-their-hillcrest-adventures<p>This is a picture of our Year 5 children, packed and ready to go on their residential trip. &nbsp;They are all looking forward to a day of visiting caves, an outdoor picnic lunch&nbsp;and settling in to their accommodation for the week. &nbsp;We&#39;re very jealous of all the exciting activities they are going to experience at the PGL centre and look forward to hearing their stories when they return on Friday.&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/DSC02043.JPGMon, 23 May 2016 14:13:28 GMTCommunity policinghttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-17-community-policinghttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-17-community-policing<p>On Monday, we were delighted to welcome PCSO Alex De Meyer back to Kintbury School as part of the safer schools partnership that we have with Thames Valley Police. &nbsp;He is a regular visitor to our school and made time to work with Woodpeckers, Kites and Owls Classes delivering sessions about internet safety, being a good citizen and personal safety. &nbsp;It is so important for the children to learn skills which can keep them safe and help them make positive contributions to society. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/IMG_3577.JPGWed, 18 May 2016 15:07:43 GMTCricket Clubhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-cricket-clubhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-cricket-club<p>What a perfect afternoon for cricket...</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Cricket_2.JPGFri, 13 May 2016 16:02:01 GMTYear 6 superstarshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-year-6-superstarshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-13-year-6-superstars<p>We enjoyed giving out this award in our celebration assembly today! &nbsp;Year 6 have had such a calm and positive approach to their statutory assessments this week and it has been a pleasure to see how well supported they have been by their peers, family and staff. &nbsp;They were full of smiles after the last maths paper was completed yesterday and whilst writing this I can hear lots of laughter coming from their classroom where they are clearly enjoying a well-deserved fun Friday.</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/SATs_certificate.JPGFri, 13 May 2016 11:28:35 GMTGreen Fingershttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-05-green-fingershttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-05-green-fingers<p>What lovely weather to enjoy our school garden!&nbsp; These young gardeners were hard at work and well supported by Mr Hutchison, one of our school governors. &nbsp;We can&#39;t wait to see what their green fingers produced. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/news/Gardening.JPGSun, 08 May 2016 21:06:19 GMTMay Day Celebrationshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-may-day-celebrationshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-05-03-may-day-celebrations<p>As you can see in the photo, our May Day celebrations were by Royal appointment! &nbsp;Jamie, our May King, and Sophie, our May Queen, were resplendent in their finery on Bank Holiday Monday. &nbsp;They were well supported by their excellent attendants, Elena and Sam. &nbsp;Almost camouflaged in the background is our Green Man whose presence at this event should ensure particularly fine crops in the fields and allotments of Kintbury village this year. Also pictured is the lovely Penny Brookman who gives up lots of her time every year to train our maypole dancers for their May Day display. &nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/SUNP0035.JPGTue, 03 May 2016 13:38:10 GMTArt Exhibitionhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-29-art-exhibitionhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-29-art-exhibition<p>Have a look at the fantastic art display created by our young Kintbury St Mary&#39;s artists. &nbsp;We&#39;re delighted to be taking part in the Kintbury Art Exhibition which you can view over the bank holiday weekend in St Mary&#39;s Room at the church.&nbsp; Details as follows:-</p> <p>Friday April 29th preview eve 7-9pm tickets &pound;5 from Kintbury corner stores. Includes wine and nibbles.</p> <p>Sat 30th April - Sun 1st May 11-6.</p> <p>Mon 2nd May 11-5.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Fantastic_art_display_(April_2016).jpgFri, 29 Apr 2016 17:20:41 GMTSpring Term Learning Championshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-14-spring-term-learning-championshttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-14-spring-term-learning-champions<p id="E10" is="qowt-word-para" qowt-eid="E10" qowt-entry="undefined" qowt-lvl="undefined" style="list-style-type: none; padding: 0px 0px 0pt; margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, 'Arial Unicode MS', Arimo, 'Microsoft Sans serif', sans-serif; color: rgb(77, 77, 77); text-align: justify;"><span id="E16" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E16" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Many congratulations to </span><span id="E17" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E17" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">our Spring Term Learning Champions,</span><span id="E18" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E18" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> who have consistently proved they have excellent learning behaviours and provide great role models to others in their class.</span><span id="E19" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E19" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> Well done to </span><span id="E20" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E20" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Luke &amp; Louisa</span><span id="E21" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E21" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, </span><span id="E23" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E23" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Ellena</span><span id="E25" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E25" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> &amp; Arthur</span><span id="E26" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E26" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, </span><span id="E27" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E27" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Cole &amp; Elissa</span><span id="E28" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E28" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, </span><span id="E29" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E29" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Oliver &amp; Lexi</span><span id="E30" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E30" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, </span><span id="E31" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E31" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Jamie &amp; Luke</span><span id="E32" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E32" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">, </span><span id="E33" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E33" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Lydia &amp; Madeleine</span><span id="E34" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E34" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; font-size: 11pt; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</span></p> <p id="E35" is="qowt-word-para" qowt-eid="E35" qowt-entry="undefined" qowt-lvl="undefined" style="list-style-type: none; padding: 0px 0px 10pt; margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, 'Arial Unicode MS', Arimo, 'Microsoft Sans serif', sans-serif; color: rgb(77, 77, 77);"><span id="E36" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E36" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p id="E37" is="qowt-word-para" qowt-eid="E37" qowt-entry="undefined" qowt-lvl="undefined" style="list-style-type: none; padding: 0px 0px 10pt; margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, 'Arial Unicode MS', Arimo, 'Microsoft Sans serif', sans-serif; color: rgb(77, 77, 77);">&nbsp;</p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/1024x1024s/news/Learning_Champions_SPring_2016.pngThu, 14 Apr 2016 10:56:49 GMTJob Vacancy - KS2 Teacherhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-14-job-vacancy-ks2-teacherhttp://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/news/latest/2016-04-14-job-vacancy-ks2-teacher<p><span id="E10" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E10" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Carlito, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 20.24px;">We are currently recruiting for a permanent part-time KS2 teacher for 3 days a week, to start in September. For more details, please go to About Us/Recruitment</span><span id="E11" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E11" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Carlito, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 20.24px;">, email </span><span class="qowt-stl-Hyperlink" id="E24" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E24" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-decoration: underline; font-family: Calibri, Carlito, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 20.24px;">finance@kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk</span><span id="E27" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E27" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Carlito, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 20.24px;"> </span><span id="E28" is="qowt-word-run" qowt-eid="E28" style="display: inline; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Calibri, Carlito, sans-serif; font-size: 14.6667px; line-height: 20.24px;"> or call the school on 01488 658 336.</span></p> http://kintbury.w-berks.sch.uk/images/news/Recruitment_-_We_want_you.jpgThu, 14 Apr 2016 10:52:29 GMT