Year 3 and 4 went to the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset this week on a Viking residential. The children had a fantastic time living like Vikings. They had to make their own food, dress up like Vikings, do chores such as wood chopping, brick making and cleaning wool ready for spinning. They slept in a Viking longhouse on sheepskin rugs. Some people had hardly any sleep but they had a really good time. Here are some pictures of our trip.
We have had a great day today celebrating World Book Day! The children dressed up as their favourite book character and lots of them brought in their favourite books too.
All the classes took part in book-themed activities and designed bunting to go up around class Book Corners. We also had a ‘DEAR’ activity – Drop Everything And Read’ – where the bell goes at random times during the day and the children (and adults!) literally drop what they are doing, pick up their book, and read for five minutes! The children really enjoyed this during the day. Check out our photos of our costume competition winners.
On Monday the 17th December we were delighted that the Bishop of Tewkesbury, Rt Revd Robert Springett, came to Bussage Primary School to officially open our new reception area and office.
After a brief ribbon cutting ceremony, the Bishop then attend a special assembly.
The Bishop of Tewkesbury commented; “Such a joy to celebrate with Bussage School the completion of their new entrance hall. A great school with doors wide open to serve the community, firmly rooted in Christian values.”
The Headmaster, Andrew Ferguson added; “Our new reception and office area extension is one of the most significant pieces of structural work to have been completed since the school was first built. We were honoured that Bishop Robert was able to officiate at the official opening today and the children enjoyed performing for and listening to him.”
Thank you to everybody that attended and helped to set up the event.
The whole school took part in a history week to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. During the week the children took part in a WW1 Workshop where they learnt about life as a soldier in the trenches. Each class made clay poppies and doves for a poppy memorial garden display. Other activities included visiting the war memorial in Eastcombe, a WW1 themed school day and a victory tea party. The week culminated in an exhibition of children’s work in the school hall and open classrooms to share their learning with friends and relatives. The whole week was extremely successful and a great experience for the children.
BUSSAGE SCHOOL OPEN MORNING
Thursday 1st of November
Tours at 9.30am and 11.00am
Please ring the office on 01453 883 205 to book.
Please Note – If you are unable to attend on this day, please let us know and we will find another date for you to come and visit us.
Due to the disappointing forecast for this weekend, the Bussage Bear Hunt has been postponed for a week until the weekend of the 29th/30th.
Please visit the Bussage Bear Hunt Facebook page for more information.
At the end of a very busy SATs week, Year 6 voted for the fundraising activity they would like to do to raise money for this year’s Cathedral Leavers’ Service charity – ‘Seriously Awkward’. The children chose to spend the day in their pyjamas and raised £40 which will be donated when we attend our service at the cathedral in June.
Before meeting with Mr Ferguson, David Drew MP met with the fantastic leaders of our School Parliament. Later during his visit, he held a questions and answers slot with the Year 5 and 6 ministry members. (See the School Parliament tab for more photographs)