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At our school each child is valued and their unique set of skills and talents developed so that they can ‘be the best that they can be’. Our belief is that learning should be exciting and engaging. We want every child to leave our school ready for the next stage in their education and with a real appetite for learning.

We have high aspirations for every child that attends our school and a strong track record of achieving academic success. Equally, we ensure children at Bishop’s Waltham Junior are able to explore their full range of talents and interests.

Alongside a stimulating and varied curriculum, we offer a range of sporting, musical and artistic enrichment activities including successful sports clubs, drama productions and music concerts.

We place great emphasis on developing children’s personal skills and believe in the importance of developing kind, caring and respectful individuals. Behaviour in our school is very good and we offer children high quality care and pastoral support. We have strong systems in place to support children with additional learning needs and have a fully qualified Special Needs Co-ordinator on the staff team.

I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of Bishop’s Waltham Junior School and of the children and staff who contribute so much to the life of the school.

If you would like to find out more about the school or to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to contact us.

Darren Campbell

Headteacher

A place where excellence, effort and happiness are valued in equal measure.   

Latest News
Bar & Band Night (FOBS Event)
1/02/2023 8:30 AM
Bar & Band Night (FOBS Event)

FEATURING 60FT CHICKEN (as seen at the Summer BBQ)

 

Friday 3rd March 2023

 

OVER 18S ONLY.

 

7.30 - 11.00pm (Bishop's Waltham Junior School Hall)

 

£8.50 per ticket

 

Ticket price includes a sharing graze table

 

Additional Info:

* NO bring your own

* Cash & card bar open

* Casual dress - NO stillettos

 

Pre order tickets here:

 

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Wacky Hair Day (Thank you!)
30/01/2023 4:00 PM
Wacky Hair Day (Thank you!)

Wow!

 

What an amazing selection of hair we had in school today! Incredible.

 

Staff and children all looked amazing and it was so much fun to see everyone looking so different. We had pipe cleaners, pom poms, coloured spray, gel, hairspray, bands, cake cases and even drink bottles!

 

Please enjoy the selection of photos below.

 

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I wish I had space to take one of everyone for the blog! Thank you so much for all of your effort with the hair!

 

Also, thank you from the School Council for your donations to our amazing two charities.

 

We will update you on a total in a couple of days.

Year 6 Fortnightly Update
27/01/2023 3:00 PM
Year 6 Fortnightly Update

This week has been an unusual one – almost half our children went to London on Tuesday for the Young Voices performance at the O2, so we had to make sure the rest of us didn’t do anything that couldn’t be missed. That said, we’ve still packed a lot in around the trip: this week, we’ve finished our biographies and started our new English unit (based around Alex Shearer’s ‘The Cloud Hunters’), revised fractions, continued our topic work on Ancient Greece and our gymnastics routines, and built the next level of our maze games in Scratch. Most excitingly, for many, we had a second run at our Greek pots this week – these will be decorated next week, but you can see a great variety of shapes from the photos below.

 

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Behind the scenes, there has also been lots of preparation for Liddington this year – this time next week, our school equipment will be all packed up and ready to go. There will be lots of information on the blog while we’re away…

 

Year 6 Team

Community Film Night - Wednesday 1st February:
27/01/2023 10:39 AM
Community Film Night - Wednesday 1st February:

We are delighted to confirm that Bishop’s Waltham Community Film Night will be on again next week on Wednesday 1st February at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School.

 

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (PG) tells a humorously heart warming tale about London housecleaner Ada Harris (Lesley Manville), who thinks her lonely life might turn around if she can become the owner of a Christian Dior gown. Saying goodbye to friends like Archie (Jason Isaacs) won’t be easy, and neither will be winning over elite people in Paris from Madame Colbert (Isabelle Huppert) to idealistic accountant André (Lucas Bravo). But Ada’s irrepressible charm just might end up saving the whole House of Dior in this uplifting story of how an ordinary woman becomes an extraordinary inspiration by daring to follow her dreams. 1 HOUR 56 MINS

 

Given that Mrs Harris Goes to Paris is nearly 2 hours long we should be finished by around 9.15pm. Refreshments will be served and of course there will be a great raffle with raffle tickets priced at £1 per strip.

As before we are running these film nights to help raise funds for local charities and a list of the dates and charities so far are below. Just a reminder that the chosen charity receives 50% of the profits with the other 50% going to Friends of BW Junior School (FOBS).  

 

Please come and support these charities and bring your friends for a fun evening in the community.

 

 DATE

CHARITY

FILM

Weds 1st Feb

Heartstart

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Weds 1st March

Home Start Meon Valley

Death On The Nile

APRIL 2023

NO FILM NIGHT AS EASTER HOLIDAYS

 

Weds 4th October

AVAILABLE

TBC

Weds 1st November

AVAILABLE

TBC

Yours in Film,

 

Wendy Belfield

On behalf of FOBS

 

 

Year 4 Fortnightly Update
27/01/2023 9:00 AM
Year 4 Fortnightly Update

Another busy and fun couple of weeks in Year 4 with lots of new learning and group based activities.

 

We have been continuing to learn and improve how to do a cartwheel in gymnastics with a series of activities to help build confidence in performing the different stages of cartwheeling. Why don’t you ask your children how to do one?! Make sure you stretch first! Year 4 then also moved onto performing partner sequences with multiple moves at different levels and speeds.

 

They really did look great!  (CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS ON THE SCHOOL BLOG - LINK BELOW!)



In History, over the last two weeks, Year 4 have been researching Viking daily life. They started with ‘what’s wrong with this scene’ activity where children had to find the different anachronisms in the scene. Afterwards, they continued with a research competition. Teams competed against each other to see who could answer the questions in the shortest time! Research then also continued into daily life. Working in groups, the year group then made a PowerPoint to present their findings to the rest of their class. We also learnt about Viking place names and what they mean. Ask your child if they can remember any Viking place names that we still use today….and how we can tell if they come from the Vikings or not?

Science has again involved lots of experiments and finding out. We started our electricity unit last week by discovering what electricity is, what items we use at home that need electricity and the dangers that can come with that. Year 4 then created a poster about this. Last week they then also made simple circuits, including the human variety!

 

This Friday we have made more circuits but added in different materials to see if we can find out which conduct electricity and which insulate.

 

See if your child can remember!

 

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Young Voices Concert 2023
26/01/2023 9:30 AM
Young Voices Concert 2023

Wow! What a day!

 

On Tuesday 24th January, Miss Pascoe, Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. Henderson, Mrs. Amos and Mrs. Glasspool took 39 Year 5 and 6 pupils to the O2 Arena London to participate in an extraordinarily singing event. 9099 pupils and teachers from all over the South of England (and one choir from Saudi Arabia) all sang at the yearly Young Voices Concert.

 
They sang a selection of old and more modern songs including a Pocahontas and Hercules medley, a Spike Milligan medley based upon his poems, a selection of Folk songs from all over the UK, some Bob Marley songs and a medley of Niles Rodgers’ songs. The children also sang some songs written especially for the concerts. I think their favourite was ‘Rockstar’.

 

If you know a Young Voices pupil then ask them to sing it to you. It is a catchy inspiring song. 


As well as singing these songs as a choir they also provided backing for the legendary Heather Small, the lead singer from M People. A real honor for all, especially as they recorded the song proud and are using it as a charity single with all proceeds going to ‘Place2Be’, a children’s mental health charity. The single will be released during children’s mental health week, the 6th to the 12th February. 


As with every year at the concert the children were able to sing with the Beat Box Collective and dance with Urban Stride Street Dancers. 


One special performance was by the violinist Anna Phoebe who amazed the audience. She was accomplished by the Beat Box Collective who provided backing music without an instrument in sight. She gave a stunning performance and it was wonderful to see a classically trained musician so adored by our young people. 


It was a VERY long day but our children behaved in a sensible, considerate manner and enjoyed every second of the day.

 

The adults could not be prouder of our children. 

 

Photos can be viewed here:  

http://bwjunior.primaryblogger.co.uk/2023/01/26/thursday-26th-january-2023-young-voices-o2-concert/

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