Sherston Primary School

Sherston Primary School


Perfectly timed for , the children have been making the most of our wonderful new β€˜Friendship Benches’ before the storm came in. A huge thank you to the FSS, our parents, carers and local Sherston photographer, Tea Smart for funding these lovely benches for the children to enjoy. πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ‘‡
Happy Tuesday! Here's a reminder of the activities the children are enjoying during our . Huge thanks to the FSS for funding this week and to all our parents and carers for your generous donations in support of the FSS fundraising activities.
The last few weeks have seen the children put their sporting skills to the test in a series of tournaments. First up, huge congratulations to the Y3/4 and Y6 teams who took part in the inter-school cricket tournament last week. Lots of fun was had and some fantastic cricket played ensuring top spot on the podium for both our Sherston teams who won ALL their games. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†
From all the staff here, we would like to wish our children, parents and carers and the whole village community a very Happy Christmas. πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ
The children enjoyed a wonderful spread for their Christmas dinner yesterday. Thank you to the cooks and helpers and, also, a big shout out to Friends of Sherston School for providing the beautiful hand made goody bags (as a more environmentally friendly alternative to crackers) and to The Midcounties Co-operative in Sherston and Aldi UK in Malmesbury for their generous donations to these.
We'd like to say a big well done and thank you to the Friends of Sherston School. Their tireless work and creative ideas have brought us lots of fun fundraising events this term all of which have raised significant amounts for the school. This success would not have been possible without the support and donations from our whole school community so thank you all.
You know Christmas has really started when the Christmas jumpers come out and today we had a school full of them πŸ˜€.
Wishing everyone a very happy weekend and, if you haven't had a chance to make a Christmas Jumper Day donation, you can still do so via ParentPay. All proceeds are being split between Friends of Sherston School and Save The Children.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here and we are really looking forward to all the festive fun we have planned. Happy December everyone and thank you Hortico plant centre for the beautiful tree🌲
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Today our numbers nearly doubled as we were joined by over 120 'crazy' bears 🐻. These bears put on quite a show in their fantastic fancy dress in honour of Pudsey and Children In Need. Well done to everyone for the creative costumes, I think it is safe to say the bears had a great day. Donations can still be made through the ParentPay Children In Need page (link in comments).
This weekend we were treated to the children's wonderful creations at the 'Box of Delights' exhibition as part of the Sherston Arts Festival. Thank you to Sherston Arts Festival for organising and inviting us to take part and well done to all the children whose imaginative ideas for their shoe box delights and firework pictures were very much enjoyed by all the community.
We are very proud of our Y6 pupils and the passion and enthusiasm they have put in to their work on climate change. They have shared some great ideas with the rest of the school on how to reduce our impact on the environment, from walking to school to reducing waste in packed lunches, they have even written a song to help us remember their top tips!

Welcome to Sherston Primary School's page, keeping you up to date with all our latest news

Operating as usual


πŸŽ„β­οΈ Wishing all our families and the wider community a very Merry Christmas! β­οΈπŸŽ„


A massive thank you to Aaran and the team at the Sherston Co-op for all their incredible support and donations to the school - which have included everything from supplying all the snacks and drinks for the FSS Christmas Movie Night, to mince pies and sellotape for the Christmas Fair...and more! We really appreciate it. πŸ™πŸ«Άβ­οΈ


Christmas Lunch 2022! πŸ₯³ A very big thank you to our school chef for a wonderful festive meal and all our TAs for a brilliant job coordinating a smooth lunchtime service as always! And thank you to the FSS for supplying the lovely Christmas tree decoration kits for all the children.πŸ™πŸ‘ πŸŽ„


Well done to all our KS1 children for their magical nativity performance this morning – we couldn’t be prouder of you all. Thank you to all our Oak and Rowan class families who came to watch the show – we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! β­οΈπŸ«ΆπŸ‘


We enjoyed a very special morning celebrating Christingle in church today. Thank you to the Revd. Adam Beaumont for a lovely service, and to all our children (and families!) for their beautiful singing.😊🫢⭐️


A very big thank you to all our parents who helped clear the school grounds and playground this morning - we really appreciate it! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


We put a call out to parents to help clear the playground and this is what turned up within the hour πŸ‘‡πŸšœπŸ˜€ thank you so much! πŸ™ Families with shovels still very welcome in the morning for a little extra clearing – hot drinks and mince pies will be provided for all volunteers. β„οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ₯§πŸ˜Š


Congratulations to our super swimmers who took part in the Year 5/6 Malmesbury Swimming Gala yesterday, scooping three first places in the individual races and third place overall! πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‰πŸ˜Š


It was our Year 6 pupils turn to take to the stage this week for their class assembly about Britain’s former empire and diversity in multicultural Britain. Well done to everyone in Sycamore class for their super performances and a great rendition of Bob Marley’s β€˜Three Little Birds’ on their ukuleles! πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸŽΌπŸŽ­πŸ˜Š


β­οΈπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸ™A very big thank you to Hortico plant centre in Sherston for donating this lovely Christmas tree to the school from their sustainable plantation – all ready for our Christmas Fair this afternoon! πŸ™πŸŽ„πŸŽ„β­οΈ


Willow class took to the stage this week for their assembly about Roman society. Well done to each and every one of them for their fantastic performances and beautiful singing!πŸŽ­πŸŽΌπŸ˜πŸ‘


Congratulations to all our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils who took part in the Malmesbury School Cross-Country Festival this week – the weather certainly didn’t dampen their enthusiasm or competitive spirit! And well done to our Y3/4 and Y5/6 boys teams for coming first in their age groups! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ


– here’s a little snapshot of what our Early Bird breakfast club children have been enjoying so far this term – as well as the usual arts & crafts activities, games and LEGO creations, they’ve also been learning weaving and making their own books!πŸ˜ŠπŸ“• 🎨🧩🫢


Happy day! The children have done a fantastic job dressing up their favourite bears in crazy clothes for our β€˜Crazy Bear Day’ fundraising. A big thank you to all our families for your donations to our Children in Need fundraising page. πŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ


Last week our Y6 pupils took part in Bikeability, the national cycle training programme for children in schools. They completed Bikeability Level 1 & 2 courses, developing their skills and confidence to cycle confidently on the roads. Well done to all of them for their hard work and commitment, and happy cycling! πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸš΄


Marking Armistice Day – remembrance assembly, poppy and wreath-making, Y6 church visit to observe the 2-minute silence and pay respects to local war heroes.


Introducing the festive line up for our Christmas Fair next month and the Christmas Fair Bear! More details about the event and how you could win this festive ted πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ A very big thank you to our Friends of Sherston School for organising this fantastic fundraiser. πŸ‘πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

β­οΈπŸŽ„ We’d like to introduce you to Christmas Fair Bear, he’s sat waiting for a new home and child (or adult!) to have cuddles with.…

All you have to do is enter into a draw to give him a name - my personal fave is Ted, but the choice is yours!

Just £1 per square and if your name is randomly selected then Christmas Fair Bear will be all yours ❀️

We’ll be outside school selling square for The Bear and Luxury Hampers in the week leading up to the Christmas Fair β­οΈπŸŽ„


Huge thanks to Sarah Nelson and Joy Smith from Sustainable Sherston who ran a fascinating session all about waste (where it goes, how much it costs and how we can reduce it) with our Y6s today as part of their topic on Climate Change. The class will be rising to the Sustainable Sherston β€˜How Low Can You Go?’ Challenge to reduce the amount of waste they put in their bins at home. (Y6 parents - look out for tape coming home today to measure just how much lower they can go at each bin collection!) πŸ‘πŸ™Œβ™»οΈπŸŒŽ


Our Y4 pupils had a fantastic time at their PGL residential this week. They enjoyed lots of outdoor adventures from abseiling, aeroball and orienteering, to zip wiring and campfire activities. Highlights included the climbing wall, where all the children challenged themselves and loved it, and archery, where a few budding Robin Hoods were spotted! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜


This week we celebrated 😊Friendship Week.😊 The children played lots of team-building games, decorated their class doors and had circle time activities on the themes of 'resolving conflict', 'what makes a good friend' and 'sharing acts of kindness. Different year groups came together to share books, play board games and outdoor games. We wrapped up the week with a whole school movie on the last day of term and each class came dressed in a 'class colour' to celebrate coming together as a team.β€οΈπŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’™πŸ’š


A massive thank you to the FSS and everyone from the wider community πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ involved in organising and running this incredible fundraising event. And huge thanks also to all you quizzers for your support and generosity, which has resulted in the fantastic fundraising total of Β£1,800+ being raised to support the school. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 😍❀️

FSS Quiz Thank you!!

The FSS held its annual and much loved Quiz night on Saturday evening for the first time since March 2020 and boy was it a good one!
It was great to be able to hold the event at the School and there was a real buzz in the air and a lot of very happy Quizzers!

πŸ†Successfully defending their title for another year our winners were β€˜Agatha Quiztie’ - made up of the quizzing powerhouses Kirsty & Graeme Strachan, Laura Gould & Sally Clayton! πŸ‘πŸΌ

As always there is an army of people that help bring these events together, not only from the FSS but the wider village and community, these events simply wouldn’t happen without you.

So here goes with the official Thank you’s!

⭐️ Rob Martin & Mike Whatley for working tirelessly behind the scenes to put all the rounds together (with some help from β€œguest quizmasters”), deliver those rounds & make sure all went without a technical glitch. You are both wonderful!

⭐️ Thank you to Rupert Evelyn for encouraging you all to keep bidding for the amazing Auction Lots, these lots were given generously by….

Tea Smart Photography
The Rattlebone Inn
The Bridge Indian Restaurant
James Dyson Foundation
Tally Ho Trailers Ltd - Fautras UK
Coco Bay
James Harris
Truffle and Thyme
Drain Doctor Bath & Chippenham
Hibbard's Turkeys
Sherston Sprouts
Ffion and Wallace Hibbard
Ignition Tennis Ltd
Michael’s Butchers, Deli and Bistro

⭐️ Thank you to We Meat Again for providing their first class burgers to the Quiz attendees and wider village - as always they were a huge hit!
They also very kindly made a donation to the FSS. Thank you Kate & Ash.

⭐️ Thank you to Richard Langley & Kevin Noble who made sure all the tables & chairs were delivered to the school and then returned safely to the Village Hall.

The evening itself was held together by a team of parents, who have given up their time ahead of the Quiz & then their evening to ensure everyone had a great night…so thank you Gemma & Ell Brushneen, Nick & Emily Stavri, Will Roberts, Anna Glassborow & Sammy Knight.
And on Sunday afternoon James Kutchera & Andy Tremellen made their way back to the hall to help clear everything away - thank you so much.

Lastly & by no means least, thank you to each and every one of you that attended the Quiz, it’s your generosity that means we get to raise funds for our village school, these funds help support the school in a variety of ways and for that we are very grateful.

We raised just over Β£1800!! Thankyou again for your support!

Now onto the next event…..The Christmas FairπŸŽ„


And they're off! Wishing our Y4s a fantastic time of outdoor adventures at their PGL residential this week πŸ˜ƒπŸ«ΆπŸ‘‹β€οΈ


We had a wonderful morning celebrating Harvest Festival in Church this week. Thank you to Becky Fisher for a lovely service. We were treated to Oak and Rowan class performing β€˜Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’, along with Harvest prayers from Chestnut class and Harvest poems from Willow class all written by the children. Sycamore class talked about the vital work of the Malmesbury and District Foodbank. Thank you to all our families for donating items for our collection to support this important local charity. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ«Ά


What an amazing achievement! Huge thanks to our children and their families, the wider community and of course the FSS for this incredible crab apple collecting effort! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Drum roll please….. the final total of crab apples collected for Tracklements is….. a whopping 704KG! This is an incredible amount so thank you to everyone who collected over the month of September. Sherston School and Sherston youth groups receive 50p for every KG collected plus a further 25p for every jar sold nationwide. Thank you again! The FSS x


Well done to all our Y3 and Y4 pupils who took part in the Inter Schools Tag Rugby Tournament at Minety Rugby Club yesterday. We are so proud of you all, especially for your fantastic fun-filled team spirit! And a big thank you to all our families who came to support them. πŸ˜ŠπŸ«ΆπŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘

Photos from Young Engineers Cotswolds's post 05/10/2022

Another fantastic session for our Sherston Young Engineers. Huge thanks to Young Engineers Cotswolds for enabling us to offer this inspiring after school club – encouraging STEM learning through building LEGO models whilst having fun! β€œCan we stay until midnight?” asked on of our pupils at their first session – we think that says it all. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘

Photos from Sherston Primary School's post 30/09/2022

πŸπŸŽπŸ‘‰The FSS and Sustainable Sherston’s Apple Day - Sunday 9th October πŸ‘ˆπŸŽπŸ
Come and join in the apple-themed fun! Enter the apple drawing competition (the winning design to feature on Sherston’s very own apple juice bottles) and donate your spare apples. All the details πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡


Thank you to everyone who dropped off bags today ❀️


The famous FSS Quiz night is back on Saturday 15th October. πŸ˜€πŸ™Œ More details and how to book tickets πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡


Castle Combe 2022! Thank you to the FSS for another incredible fundraiser and to everyone who took part. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸš²πŸ›΄πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™Œ

Tonight was our annual Bike Race at Castle Combe Race Circuit (rescheduled from July) - over 100 children and adults cycled, scooted, walked, ran and even roller skated around the 3km track - well done to everyone who took part.

We raised just under Β£600 (official total tbc). Thank you as always for your support and a huge Thankyou to Castle Combe for letting us use the track - we can’t wait to see you back here in the summer!

Much love
Team FSS x


The school’s Governing Body is currently looking for a new Clerk to the Governors to coordinate and support the work of the Governors.

A job description and further information about this role and the application process can be found on our website πŸ‘‰ πŸ‘ˆ The deadline for applications is Friday 14th October.

We would be grateful if you could share this with anyone you know of who might be interested in this opportunity.

We would like to thank our outgoing Clerk to the Governors, Mr Neil Carpenter, for the incredible contribution he has made to the governing body and school over the last few years. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Photos from Sherston Primary School's post 21/09/2022

Well done to all our fantastic Y5 & Y6 footballers who took part in the Malmesbury Inter Schools Football Tournament today. Lots of fun was had in the September sunshine! And thank you to all our families who came to support them. πŸ˜€βš½οΈπŸ‘πŸ™Œ


Just a reminder from our lovely FSS to don those wellies and enjoy picking some crab apples for a great cause this weekend! 🍏🍏🍏

Please drop off any picked crab apples either in the green plastic trunk at school or directly at Tracklements (Whitewalls, Malmesbury SN16 0RD), where you will be given a free jar of Tracklements for your efforts. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Here's a rundown of the Term 1 activities organised by our wonderful Friends of Sherston School, including lots of fundraising events for all our families to enjoy. πŸš²πŸπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ©πŸ™Œ


Sherston Primary School

We are excited to announce we will be holding an open afternoon for prospective Reception 2023 parents on Thursday 17th November from 1.30-3pm. Please contact the school office [email protected] / 01666 840 237 if you would like to register or for more information.

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Our wonderful PTA, the 'Friends of Sherston School' already have lots of fundraising activities planned this Autumn, kicking off with some crabapple collecting! Read on to find out more and watch this space for news of more FSS activities coming up this term for all our families to enjoy. πŸ‘πŸ«Ά


It is with great sadness that we grieve the loss of one who devoted her life to faithful duty. As 'Supreme Head of the Church of England', and 'by the grace of God, Defender of the Faith'. The parish churches of the Gauzebrook Group will be open during the period of mourning with (loose leaf) books of condolence which you can sign, and to provide a place for quiet reflection.

Today there will be short services of prayer and reflection at
12 noon in Stanton St Quintin and Hullavington.
1 pm in Luckington and Sherston.

As well as further services of thanksgiving on Sunday in each of our churches - watch this space.

Muffled bells will be rung across the country between 12-1pm.

Photos from Sherston Primary School's post 21/07/2022

Wishing all our children and families a wonderful summer! We look forward to welcoming you back in September, along with our new pupils joining us in Reception and across the school. A very special goodbye to our Y6s, Mrs Berry and Mrs Box - we will miss you all, but we're so excited for you as you embark upon your new adventures! ❀️⭐️😊

Photos from Sherston Primary School's post 08/07/2022

Sycamore Class took to the stage this week for their Y6 Production β€˜Rockbottom’ - the prehistoric, hysterical stone age rock musical. Hats off to them all for their fabulous performances! In other Y6 news the class also enjoyed a fantastic rugby session with Bath Rugby player and ex-Sherston pupil, George Worboys. Huge thanks to George for taking the time to give our Y6s this special experience.

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