A huge well done to our Y5/6 football team who were winners of the School Games football competition on Thursday. They now progress to the next round as area winners!
We were recently lucky enough to have the children's author Jacqueline Wilson visit the school to launch her new book and re-open our school library. She spoke to the children at length about her life as an author, shared some of her favourite bits of her story and signed copies of her new book. It was a fantastic afternoon!
As part of Science Week, we hosted Mr G and his amazing science show. During the day, each year group had a session with him and then he did an afterschool show for families. It was lovely to see so many families stay and watch/take part!
We have recently opened the school's new trim trail and fitness equipment. The children were so excited to watch as it was installed by the Premier Play team and even more so when it was finally open for them to use at break and lunchtimes on Tuesday. We now have the 200m rubber running track around the field and the new 50m track around the fitness equipment to help keep children fit and active.
Mrs Tucker (and her son Yuey) were busy over the Easter break as they gave the Prayer Garden and quiet area a revamp. This was just the first stage as Mrs tucker has big plans to improve this area of the school.
This afternoon, we celebrated our 'Save the Planet' work that we have completed during the last two weeks. It was wonderful to be able to welcome parents in to classrooms - the children were so excited to share their work.
We also held our 'World Book Day' book fair with the support of the Rocketship Bookshop. They provided a teriffic range of current books and authors as well as a magnificant selection of Save the Planet resources.
Bon Voyage to Miss Purchase
At the end of last term we said a sad goodbye and good luck to Miss Jenny Purchase. After weeks of uncertainty regarding travel arrangements Miss Purchase finally made it to France just after Christmas and we are pleased to say that she is happy and settled in her new home.
Winning Flag Design
We had a winner in the Year 4/5 Design a Flag for the Wiltshire School Games competition run by Wiltshire and Swindon Sport earlier this year!!
Well done Scarlett!
Please follow this link to see the winning designs.
Football County Finals - Tuesday 28th January 2020
The boys football team had an amazing day at the County Finals, despite the terrible weather and played very well indeed.
Year 5 and 6 Hockey - Wednesday 13th November 2019
A team of Year 5 and 6 children attended the Hockey Tournament and we are delighted to announce that they came third overall. An amazing achievement. Well Done!!
Year 5 and 6 Netball Competition - Wednesday 6th November 2019
The Year 5 and 6 children had a wonderful time at the Netball festival and showed excellent teamwork skills.
A huge 'Well Done' to all those children who ran so brilliantly in the Mini Marathon. Winterbourne Earls had prizes in every single category over the four races with every runner contributing to incredible results. Even though the teams were small, we had some quality performances.
Special congratulations go to three children who won their races- so 3 out of the 4 races were won by Winterbourne children which is amazing! These were incredible achievements particularly when there were over 300 runners in each race.
Art was first in the Under 9 Boys' race, Sophie H was first (as a Year 5 runner) in the Under 11 Girls' race and Isaac was first in the Under 11 Boys' race.
Next year join us for running club, perhaps then Parkrun and if you catch the running bug, perhaps think about joining Salisbury Athletics Club. We certainly have created a running culture in school which we are immensely proud of.
Well done to all the teams who took part: Year 5/6 Football, Year 3/4 Football and Year 5/6 Netball. All played brilliantly on a very warm sunny day. Year 3/4 footballers played really well winning their pool and going through to the semi-finals. Unfortunately they lost 2-3 to Winterslow who went through to win overall.
Netballers played well as a team but didn't go through to the finals.
Year 5/6 Footballers, coached by Mr Drury-Smith and Mr Dorrington, played brilliantly, winning through to the final and won overall. They arrived back at school 2 hours later than expected as the games were delayed but with a big trophy and lots of smiles! This is the first time that Winterbourne Earls has won this tournament.in recent years and the boys played brilliantly.
We have had a wonderful recycling day. A great big thank you to you for all your support from providing the rubbish to helping with costumes and fantastic creatures! The children had a very busy morning doing a lot of different activities involving recycled materials some of which they will be bringing home to share with you! Please take a look at the photos below.