Snippets of News
Sycamore children getting into character.
3 June 2019
The children from Years 1 to 6 took part in tailored made drama workshops with Mary Benzies, where they were introduced to the stories of William Shakespeare.
It was a really enjoyable day and a treat to watch all the children engage with the stories and jump into the characters’ shoes.
Holly and Oak class loved hearing about the crazy goings on in the magical forest of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sycamore class threw themselves into the thrilling mythical tale of Macbeth, becoming the witches and casting spells around an imaginary cauldron.
The children learnt ways in which we bring stories to life on stage. They used their bodies, faces and voices to express the characters and bring meaning to the words.
Some of our footballers in action.
5 April 2019
We had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the friendly football tournament at Redmile Primary School.
Our Year 5/6 girls won their match as did the Year 3 boys! Our Year 2/3 girls narrowly lost as did the Year 5/6 boys.
A huge thank you to Mr Wing for organising the event and also thank you to Mr Smith for helping.
Performers at the concert.
29 March 2019
Friday 29th March saw our annual Spring Concert take place at the Village Hall.
30 pupils from Years 1 to 6 took part in this very enjoyable evening. The appreciative audience enjoyed music from a variety of different genres; classical, folk, traditional, jazz, musical theatre and rock and pop music.
Children performed with total confidence and joy. It was lovely to see their composure and love of playing and singing.
Parents, teachers and friends of the school were so impressed by their talents and their vitality.
We would like to thank everybody who came along to support the Concert and also the Village Hall committee for organising the Pizza Event at the end of the night; we think a lot of families enjoyed the added bonus!
Our singers from Oak class.
15 March 2019
A huge well done to the Year 3 children from Oak class for their engaging and entertaining performance at the Vale Choir concert this week.
Every one of them behaved beautifully and sang with real enthusiasm - Mrs Hopkins was a very proud Headteacher.
A big thank you to Miss Blankley and Mrs Pascual for all their hard work teaching the children the songs and helping them to shine!
A special guard of honour.
3 March 2019
One of our superstar Year 3’s has raised over £1000 so far for specialist treatment for her friend, Heather.
She ran and walked 10,000 metres on Sunday 3rd March 2019 at Wollaton Hall with the support of her parents and close family friends. All her supporters gave her a guard of honour when she crossed the finishing line.
We are all incredibly proud of her, especially as it was her idea to do the run. Her compassion and selflessness is to commended.
Looking colourful and spotacular!
16 November 2018
All the children came to school in fancy dress to acknowledge Children In Need. The children all looked very colourful!
We raised £47.80. Thank you for all your support!
At Tesco with our donations.
9 October 2018
On the 9th October, two Year 6 children went with Mrs Hopkins to Tesco in Melton Mowbray to donate 33 harvest boxes for their food.
The boxes were beautifully decorated by the children and made a lovely display in the entrance.
The food will be delivered to Leicester to support families in need and the homeless. The gratitude that was shown by the Tesco workers was amazing and unexpected by both the children and Mrs Hopkins.
The children used two trolleys to take the food into Tesco’s from the car and made two trips. We would like to thank all the children and their parents for donating the boxes to support others in our community.
by Year 6 reporters
Church decorated for the Harvest.
6 October 2018
The Harvest Festival was on Friday the 6th October 2018. We combined it with Messy Fiesta and did lots of different activities such as painting banners, making paper pumpkins, writing prayers on lollypop-sticks and putting them in plant pots and tasting dried pumpkin seeds.
We hope that the parents who were there enjoyed it as much as all the children did. Special thanks to Mr. Alexander for holding this event for us. His talk and blessing were enjoyed by us all.
by Year 6 reporters
Mrs Hopkins leads the demolition.
26 July 2018
Following our successful bid for Condition Improvement Funding, work started over the summer holidays to replace our mobile classrooms with two new classrooms.
Mrs Hopkins, our Headteacher, was in the thick of the action as she flattened the old classrooms. Luckily she’ll not be giving up her day job!
Year 6 at KidZania.
11 July 2018
Our Year 6 leavers enjoyed their day at KidZania on Wednesday 11 July.
KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. During their four hour experience, the children independently chose from a number of real-life activities to test their skills in a variety of professions.
Thank you to Miss Geeson, Mrs Garnett and Miss Fitzgibbons who accompanied the children on this special trip.
Our talented Netball players.
15 June 2018
A huge well done to all the children who attended the netball competition on Tuesday 15 June. We are delighted to say that we came third!
Miss Fitzgibbons and Mrs Saunders were extremely proud of their sportsmanship and behaviour throughout the tournament. It was an exceptionally close score and Claire Marlow explained at the end that the results were so close that it was down to points scored to determine the final results.
Waltham children dancing the maypole.
9 June 2018
The children opened the Waltham Charter Fair with their Maypol dance and other groovy dancing!
The event was really well attended and everyone was impressed with both dances form the past and more modern dancefloor moves.
The children then enjoyed visiting the stalls at the Fair, having a great day of fun at this important community event.
Our Sportsperson of the day winner.
7 June 2018
We all had a fantastic day at our annual Sports Day with some great feedback from the parents, children and staff.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support.
Congratulations to one of the boys (pictured) for winning the Sportsperson of the day award.
15 June 2018
The biannual parent survey is here again! It is really important to us that we hear your views on what the school is doing well and how we could improve. The survey will be available to complete until Friday 22 June.
Enjoying our interval ice creams.
15 December 2017
On Friday 15th December we went to The Guildhall to watch the pantomime, Peter Pan.
Everyone really enjoyed singing along to the songs and taking part in the traditional pantomime routines.
Our favorite part was when Mr and Mrs Smee squirted the audience with various water pistols. We particularly enjoyed our ice-creams during the interval.
The children clearly enjoyed their Christmas treat as they are still quoting from the show.
27 November 2017
On Monday 27th November, our Year 5/6s took part in the Vale Basketball tournament.
All the children were very enthusiastic, playing with brilliant sportsmanship and team spirit.
Out of four rounds we won one and drew two games. Although we didn’t win this tournament the children made their teachers really proud!
Miss Geeson and baby son.
24 November 2017
Congratulations to Miss Geeson on the birth of her gorgeous little boy.
We can see that the fun has already begun!
Our donations to the Shoe Box Appeal.
13 November 2017
We were overwhelmed with the amount of shoe boxes that were donated by our families for the Shoe box appeal.
Altogether, we collected 35 boxes. Thank you to everyone who donated.
Enjoying the dance-a-thon.
11 November 2017
On Friday 11th November, we were visited by the NSPCC to take part in a special challenge - a dance-a-thon.
The children and teachers danced for a whole hour to a range of pop songs.
We had so much fun and we raised £624.50 for The NSPCC.
Reverend John leading the service.
11 November 2017
To mark Remembrance Day we held lots of different activities in school. We made our own poppies and displayed them with some of the children’s work in the Church.
On Friday 11th November we went to The Waltham Memorial. Some of the children from Sycamore Class read the war poems that they had written. Oak Class read an excerpt from, ’For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon. This was followed by a two minutes silence at 11 o’clock and prayers written by the children. Holly and Beech Classes laid our poppy wreath next to the War Memorial. Reverend John Barr finished with a blessing.
To raise money for The Royal British Legion’s poppy fund we baked cakes and sold poppies.
Year 4 hockey players.
13 October 2017
Well done to our Year 4 hockey team who competed and came 6th in the hockey tournament yesterday at Melton Sports Village.
They all played brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. Their excitement and enthusiasm was infectious and it was a pleasure to take them.
Our Year 5/6 girl footballers.
6 October 2017
The Year 5/6 girls had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the Girls football tournament at Asfordby Amateurs Football Ground.
The girls played brilliantly and their sportmanship and teamwork shone through during every game.
It was a nail biting end as we played Redmile for third and fourth place, with a 0-0 score at full time, which meant going to a penalty shoot out!
We came third overall with two of our girls scoring penalties, and a brilliant save from our goalkeeper.
Our harvest donations delivered to Tesco.
29 September 2017
Thank you again for your donations for the Harvest boxes which were beautifully decorated and generously filled.
After being displayed in the church during our Harvest Service yesterday they were delivered to Tesco for the Melton Storehouse food bank.
Macmillan Coffee Morning.
22 September 2017
On Thursday 28th September, we went to St Mary Magdalene’s Church to celebrate our Harvest Festival.
Mrs Hopkins welcomed the parents then handed over to our Year 6s who led the service. Beech Class acted out the story of ‘Farmer Duck’ and Holly Class acted out the story, ‘The Enormous Story’.
Both classes explained to the school the importance of team work. Oak Class performed a short play script about team work and finished with a dance, ‘All in this Together’. Sycamore sang a Harvest song as a class. Finally, Reverend John ended the service with a Blessing. We were overwhelmed by the generous gifts, donated by parents, which Mrs Saunders later delivered to Tesco Food bank.
Mrs Garnet and Sycamore hosted a Macmillan Coffee morning in their classroom. Parents and families were invited along to enjoy a piece of cake, made by the children, with a cup of tea. We raised £200 for Macmillan.
Thank you to everyone who came and donated.
Our team players.
22 September 2017
On Friday 22nd September, the Year 5/6 girls had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the Girls football tournament at Asfordby Amateurs Football Ground.
The girls played brilliantly and their sportmanship and teamwork shone through during every game.
It was a nail biting end as we played Redmile for third and fourth place, with a 0-0 score at full time, which meant going to a penalty shoot out! We came third overall with Isla and Aurenna both scoring penalties, and a brilliant save from our superstar goalie, meant we came out champions.
Welcome Back to School
1 September 2017
Welcome back after the summer break and I hope you are all feeling rested and refreshed and that the children are ready for lots of exciting learning this term.
Thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts for the teachers at the end of term and to all the children who had worked hard on their summer homework tasks.
At Rev John's Ceremony.
23 May 2017
On 23rd May, Mrs Hopkins and the Owl Ministers were privileged to be invited to the special licensing ceremony of our new vicar, the Rev John Barr.
The service was held in Waltham Church and was attended by many important dignitaries, including Bishop Martin. Mrs Hopkins was invited to formally welcome Revd John to our community as part of the service and afterwards he spent precious time talking to our Owl Ministers, who were the only children invited, as they had been involved in the interview process.
It was a unique and momentous occasion and one we felt proud to be part of
A young visitor to school.
5 May 2017
Hasn’t Sienna-Lily grown since October? The children and staff were delighted to meet her and she certainly seemed to enjoy being in school!
Our two cross country entrants.
25 March 2017
Two of our children represented Melton and Belvoir at this huge event held at Prestwold Hall,near Loughborough.
Teams from all over the county met and raced against one another around a muddy course.
Our children were one of over 100 entrants in their race and both finished strongly with huge smiles on their faces.
Mrs Hopkins was very proud to be there to cheer them on.
Showing off our cards and cushions.
24 March 2017
Children from Waltham on the Wolds CE Primary School enjoyed dressing up for Red Nose Day and raised £117.70 for the charity Comic Relief.
We also created beautiful hand-made cushions and greetings cards for all the mums on Mothers Day. The children took time and care designing and making these beautiful gifts, even getting to use a sewing machine. They did a great job and we hope they will remain a treasured gift forever.
There were love hearts and flowers as well as red noses all around the school on that day!
This year's winner of our Governors' Trophy.
12 December 2016
After our Christmas production, school governor, Mr Wills, presented the coveted trophy to one of our Year 6 boys who demonstrates a consistently positive attitude towards life and learning.
He is dedicated to making progress and always looks on the bright side of life. He is polite and well-mannered and very entertaining. He is a pleasure to teach.
The children suggesting ways that we can spend the money on our school.
4 November 2016
On Friday 4th November, during our Special assembly, we had two very special guests. Mrs. Mota Stubbs and Mrs Fairhead, who are part of the FOWS, came to bring us a special gift. In September they held The Charter Fair, where they raised lots of money for our school and the village.
They presented Mrs Hopkins with a cheque for £700... fantastic news! We were thrilled and the children even started to suggest ways we could spend the money.
We are so thankful to all the people who attended and organised the Charter Fair. Your support and kindness continues to make Waltham-on-the-Wolds the creative and amazing school it is. We will use the money to help enrich the curriculum, eg. trips and visitors to school.
Thank you to all!
Mr Jackson and baby daughter.
18 October 2016
Mr Jackson's beautiful baby daughter arrived safe and sound on Tuesday 18th October, weighing 6 lbs 15 oz. He has named her Sienna-Lily.
We are all delighted and wish them a life time of love, happiness, good health and sparkly pink glitter on all accessories.
Our fantastic hockey players.
30 September 2016
This year we entered Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams into the Quicksticks Hockey Competition.
Both teams played their hearts out and topped their respective leagues to progress into the semi-finals where they narrowly missed out on making the final.
However, our Year 5/6 won their play-off game to come third out of nine teams with Year 3/4 drawing their play-off game and coming joint third out of eight teams.
But we didn’t go away empty handed as our Year 3/4 team were recognised for their sportsmanship by winning the Spirit of the Games trophy. We are so proud of you all.
Braving the weather for the Charter Fair.
17 September 2016
The wet and windy weather didn’t put off King Jackson (with loud speaker) and Princess Hopkins (with rattle) from leading a parade of our chanting school children around the village hall to officially open this year's Waltham-on-the-Wolds Charter Fair.
Our noise even managed to blow the clouds away as we again enjoyed a fun packed Charter Fair, with great stalls and activities, including lots of bouncing; for the first time, we had an inflatable bungee run!
It was great to see so many of the school children and their families support this community event, with some great shapes being thrown at the kids disco in the afternoon!
Mrs Francks and new arrival.
16 September 2016
Former teacher of Waltham School, Mrs Francks, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Saturday 16th September
She has been named Millie Hazel. Both mummy and baby are doing really well.
Dressed up as Roald Dahl book characters.
13 September 2016
On Tuesday 13th September the whole school celebrated Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday by dressing up as one of their favourite characters from his books. They also brought in their favourite Roald Dahl books and shared them with friends.
During the day, the children participated in a range of Roald Dahl tasks such as, writing their own recipes for a Marvellous Medicine, writing their big dreams in dream jars for the BFG, designing a new chocolate bar for Willy Wonka and using the internet to find out about Roald Dahl and his life.
At the end of the day we held a celebration assembly where all the children came together to show off their costumes; it was great fun, everyone made such an effort, even the teachers!
We had such a brilliant day, so thank you so much for your books Roald Dahl and Happy Birthday.
Saying Goodbye to Year 6
Our Year 6 leavers.
15 July 2016
All of the parents of our Year 6 children were invited to the leavers service as we said goodbye and wished them good luck in their new schools.
They looked very grown up in their Hoodies which were presented to them (on behalf of FOWS) as a special remembrance of their time with us here at Waltham-on-the-Wolds.
There was a presentation of their school life, they were given gifts of remembrance from Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Garnet then they went outside to ring the school bell for the last time.
They have achieved much over the years at our school and we are very proud of them all.
St George's Day
St George's Day patriotism.
23 April 2016
We marked St George's Day with a church service, led by Rev Beverley all about compassion.
The Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Beavers wore their uniform to symbolise unity and friendship, and Mrs Hopkins wore her patriotic earrings!