Snippets of News

Licensing Service of Rev John


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 Visit from Mr Jackson's Family


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!

County Cross Country Finals


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.

Red Nose Day and Mother's Day


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!

Governors' Trophy


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.

Cheque Presentation from The Charter Fair


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!

A New Arrival


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.

Quicksticks Hockey Tournament


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.

Waltham-on-the-Wolds Charter Fair


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' Baby Girl


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.

Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday


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!