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Throughout the year we have a range of events which involve all our children. School plays, book events, sports days, art events... look here to see what we have been up to.

Sports Day 2018

Well done to everyone for sports day! We had lots of fun, with running races and a range of "100 years" themed races, including the "First World War 100th anniversary egg and spoon race" and of course, the traditional Y6 and parents' egg throwing. Well done to the Sprites, house cup winners for the third year in a row. 

Royal International Air Tattoo

All of Years 3 to 6 had a great day at the Air Tattoo. We watched aerobatic displays from around the world and explored planes new and old. 

Lego Robotics

All our children from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in the Lego robotics challenge. They had to build their own model and use their coding skills to program it. Much fun was had by all!

PE Wow Day 2

Here are more photos of our PE wow day, including kuk sool wan, archery, gymnastics and skateboarding. We had so much fun, and it was lovely to give the children the chance to try a range of sports they may not have done before. Thank you very much to Mrs Rae for organising it all. 

PE WOW Day 2018

Well, another year, another beautiful day of sunshine and another PE WOW Day. We listened to your children and the sports that they wanted to try with the result being, Kuk Sool Won, road/ice hockey, archery, scooter/skateboarding, tri golf and gymnastics.  

It was so lovely to hear the children talking with such enthusiasm about the activities that they had taken part in and to hear the comments of our local community.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the children and staff; they got stuck in, challenged themselves and were fab!  I would also like to thank Steve and his team from our local Kuk Sool Won dojo, our very own resident Gymnastic expert, Mrs Edmunds, Team Rubicon and returning pupil (and ice hockey player) Finlay Rae.

Here are some photos from a few of the activities today - but, no doubt, there will be more posted soon of other sports.

Our new playground!

Our new playground was opened on 8th June by Mrs Mowbray (Chair of Governors), Mrs Rushton (retiring Chair of School Association) and the School Council, who planned it. We are all enjoying it very much!

In the top 1% of schools for Maths!

We have had a letter from Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, congratulating us on our Maths success in 2016 and saying we are in the top 1% of schools for attainment in Mathematics. Well done everyone!

School closed Monday 5th March

We have a burst water pipe in the hall. To make the school safe, we have had to turn off all our water and electricity, so we have no option but to close the school for Monday 5th March. I am very sorry for the inconvenience and will let families know as soon I know more. 

Neighbourhood Plan Project

We have completed our whole-school project on Brize Norton village, which feeds into the community Neighbourhood Plan. It was lovely to welcome Les Goble and Wendy Way back into school to share our ideas. Les and Wendy were full of praise for the children's thoughtfulness, careful thinking, good ideas and presentation skills. Some of our work will be on display at the parish council AGM and it will definitely be taken account of when the final plan is drawn up. 

World Book Day 2018

What marvellous costumes the children have come in this year! It's lovely to hear them all talking about who they are and how good the books are. Keep up the reading everyone!

Christmas dinner and Santa visit

Christmas craft morning

The craft morning was great fun as always. Thank you to the School Association and staff volunteers, and to Rachel Jackson for the lovely, creative photos!

Girls' Hockey at Cokethorpe

Hockey - and a Christmas party! The girls, many of whom had only played hockey a few times, showed real grit, enthusiasm and team work. Well done.

Partnership Football Tournament

We were lucky enough to take two teams to the partnership football tournament at Buford Secondary School today.

The standard of play was very high with some fantastic defensive play, saves - and goals being scored!  Several people commented on the skill of our players, who all worked tirelessly to play as a team and represent our school.  Well done - you were all fab and should be very proud of yourselves!

Christmas Bake-Off and Bazaar

Wrap around care

Are you interested in a breakfast or after-school club at our school? Please see the attached letter and return the slip to the school office by 7th December. Prospective parents please also respond - we need to know whether there is enough demand to go ahead. 

Remembrance Day

We marked Remembrance Day together, first with Years 3 to 6 reading out their reflections in the church and secondly with a two-minute silence by the war memorial outside. The children's work is now on display there; please stop and look.

Halloween Disco

Thank you to everyone who came or were involved in organising our amazing disco! DJ Mrs Rae has a new career awaiting if she ever wants a break from teaching and Forest School...

Science Shows!

We had great fun during our Science shows "Inventing Isobel" for KS1 and "Fire Show" for KS2 - and we didn't set fire to the school!

Harvest Festival

Well done to everyone for a great Harvest Festival! Thank you to Mr Blakey, Dr Phil Holmes and Dr Mary Holmes for making us so welcome at the church, and to the staff, especially Mrs Bostock and Miss Hill, for helping the children prepare. 

Talent Show

Well done to our amazing house captains and to everyone who took part in the Brize Norton Talent Show 2017. What a lot of talented children we have!

Sew Local Club

Our children are loving using their sewing machines to make real things to take home. 

The Punctuation Show

Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to welcome Barrie McDermid and his punctuation show. Barrie involved the whole school in quizzes and songs, and the children were enthusiastic, engaged and excited throughout the show. They loved singing along and joining in with actions. 
Thank you Barrie for coming to see us and showing us how exciting punctuation can be! Our whole perspective on it has changed!!

Knights of Sol begins

We had our very first meeting of the Brize Norton Chapter of the Knights of Sol on 12th September. The children will be learning Medieval Martial Arts as well as other knightly skills such as honour, courage and perseverance. More places are available!

Sports Day

We had a Sports Day with a difference this year. In keeping with our summer fete theme it was Sports Day in Space: we had alien bean bag races (with silly masks), NASA-themed sack races, the egg-and-planet race and, of course, space hoppers. All this was together with our usual running and relay races (including huge numbers of brave Mums, Dads and toddlers) and the traditional if messy egg-throwing between Year 6s and their parents. Marvellous. Well done to the Sprites for their second victory in a row!


Burford Training Orchestra visit

PE Wow Day

What a lot of fun we had on our PE wow day! It was a hot day, but the children put on their hats and sunblock, stayed in the shade where possible and had a go at so many things: orienteering, BMX cycling, tri-golf, archery, team building and tennis. We had Mike from BMX Academy who started the day with an assembly on "flearning" (learning from failure) as demonstrated by BMX and ended by jumping on his bike over no fewer than six slightly terrified members of staff! The tennis was led by former pupil Ryan Fitzjohn from Excel tennis (who's a bit taller now...) who has been amazing at enthusing our Class 4 children all term: thank you to him. A great day was had by all, and huge thanks go to Mrs Rae for planning, organising and co-ordinating everything. Enjoy the photos!

Parent Questionnaire 2017

Please answer our parent questionnaire by 30th June. Both parents are welcome to take part. You can find the survey here

Puzzle Challenge Day

Great teamwork was shown by all when they got together to solve problems and have lots of fun on our Puzzle Challenge Day. 

RAF Falcons on the Rec

The RAF Falcons did a test drop on Brize Norton Recreation Ground - so of course we went out to have a look! It was a lovely clear day for it too.

Visit from Robert Courts MP

Our new MP, Robert Courts, came to school on 6th April to meet our Key Stage 2 children and explain who he is, what he does, and how they too can become an MP or even Prime Minister one day. He answered all their questions and ended with a photo with our school council (who he described as the equivalent of Parliament). 

Save the Children Fund

Congratulations to the children who raised money for the victims of famine in East Africa last Friday. Martha Higgins, Kate Mowbray, Pippa Carrington, Amy Goodgame and Shivam Chawlia raised an impressive £181.27 by selling their delicious handiwork. This week we had an assembly by Sue from Save the Children Fund explaining what the money will be used for. 

Gym Club

Mrs Gidlow has been running a gym club since the beginning of term, and the children performed some of what they had been learning to their parents. Thank you very much to Mrs Gidlow for all her hard work.

Easter Craft Morning

Thank you to the team of School Association parents (and Mrs Winter) for organising our fantastic Easter craft morning. Much fun was had by all!

Book Week Dance Workshops

We all had great fun in our dance workshops based on "Where the Wild Things Are" and "The BFG". Thank you very much to the School Association for paying for them!

Netball success!

We were super proud of our netball team at the partnership event in Burford.  They very quickly started the afternoon with a win and just seemed to get better and better as time went on.  Their passes were slick and their shots became increasingly accurate. They thoroughly deserve their place in the next small schools round, which will be held on 16th March at Wood Green School.  Well done!!

Visit from PCSO Richard Connor

All the children in the school had a talk from PCSO Connor about who he is, what he does, and also about internet safety and cyberbullying. 

Carterton Cross Country

On 20th October, we took several teams of children to the annual cross country meeting at Carterton Community College.  The afternoon was extremely competitive with teams from all over West Oxfordshire.  Some races had nearly 200 children running!  Our children were fantastic with everyone completing their distance and cheering others on. Well done!

Partnership Hockey

Before Half Term, we took a team of children to Buford Secondary School to take part in a partnership hockey tournament.  The afternoon was extremely exciting with back to back games for the children.  There were some very close matches with some excellent defensive and attacking play, with goals being saved - and some being scored!

RAF Falcons on the Brize field

The RAF Falcons parachute display team did a practice performance on the field behind our school - so of course we were all there to watch. 


Kenyan books update

Do you remember all the books parents kindly donated for Melon Mission School in Kenya, back in the summer? I've been sent these pictures to show children using them in class - including the headteacher! So thank you once again to everyone who donated. 

Christmas carol service

We visited St Britius' Church for our Christmas carol service. We sang carols (including two with verses sung by small groups, and Silent Night with verses in Japanese and German), Classes 1 and 2 told the Christmas story, and children who learn instruments played Christmas music. Well done, everyone. 

Oxford Playhouse Aladdin

The whole school visited Aladdin at the Oxford Playhouse and our very own Abanazar was invited on stage. 




Christmas Bazaar 2015

What a marvellous time we all had at the Christmas Bazaar. Thank you to everyone who came, and especially to the parents, children and ex-pupils who helped run the stalls. 

Girls' hockey

On 3rd December, a team of nine girls took part in an U10 hockey tournament at Cokethorpe School. The girls worked very hard as a team, competing against much larger schools, and won two of their four matches. Well done for hard work, listening to advice and each other, and having fun - and thank you to Cokethorpe (and Santa) for inviting us!

Bishop Colin visits

Bishop Colin Pritchard visited our school to lead an assembly and explain what bishops wear and do. It was lovely to welcome him, and he said how well behaved and interested our children are. 

Christmas craft morning

We had great fun at the Christmas craft morning on Saturday 28th November! Thank you to all the wonderful parents and teachers who came along and gave the children such fun things to do. 

Cross country 

On Friday 20th November, an intrepid team from Brize Norton braved the cold weather to compete in the inter-school cross country races at Cokethorpe School. The race was long and hard, but they all persevered and managed to complete the course, many of them running for the farthest they had ever done (in one go) in their lives. Particular mention needs to go to Matthew Webster, who came third in the Y6 boys' race, Toby Clarke, who came fourth in the Y5 race, and Anna Pratley who, despite having completed the Y5 race, proceeded to run again with the Y6 boys! The children had a lot of fun and also enjoyed the hot chocolate and doughnuts afterwards. Yum!

Year 5 and 6 win!

On 18th November, some of our Year 5 and 6's took part in a football tournament at Buford Secondary School.  They worked together and organised themselves as a team with a solid formation - which seemed to pay off!  There were some excellent saves from William and goals galore from other team members.  Their hard work and team spirit in the cold, wind and rain paid off - and they came 1st!  Well done all of you - and thank you to Mr Webster for helping to guide and coach them.

Mrs Fairhurst's trip to Japan

Over October half term, Mrs Fairhurst was lucky enough to join a headteachers' tour of Japan, funded by the Japan Foundation as part of their support for schools teaching Japanese language. She visited two schools, one in Tokyo and one in Kyoto, where she learned that Japanese children are very similar to British ones, for all that they clean their own classrooms and serve dinner to each other. One school even had a sixth-floor swimming pool with lowerable floor! Mrs Fairhurst also saw the sights of both cities, including travelling on the famous Bullet Train. Marvellous!

Harvest Festival

"It's another Harvest Festival, when we bring our fruit and vegetables!" as the song goes. Thank you very much to Rev James Maddern and everyone at St Britius' Church for making us feel so welcome when we held our Harvest Festival there. We sang songs, said prayers and readings we had written and donated food for The Porch, the shelter for homeless people in Oxford. 

Thank you to Dr Holmes

Dr Phil Holmes has coded, edited and maintained the Brize Norton Primary School website since 2003, without charge to the school. This has been an extremely generous gift and we would like to acknowledge it publicly on the new site.

Welcome to our new website!

We hope you enjoy looking around our new website. Please let us know if there is anything you would like to see on here which is not here yet, and please keep coming back for updates. The aim is that we will post everything important which happens in our school!d

Thank you to Richard Fairhurst, who has designed the new site for us.

Sports Day

Sports Day was great fun. The children took part in races and a range of different activities including long jump and javelin. Congratulations to the Dragons, our winning house. The day ended with the thundering of the parents' races and the traditional egg-throwing between Year 6 children and their parents. 

Ugandan visitors

We were really pleased to host a group of students from Uganda, who were staying with friends at Burford School. They performed to us, we performed to them, and they taught us some of their culture, including drumming and dancing. Great fun! With them was also David Tusuubira, the headteacher of Kibanga Primary School, our link school there. It was great to see him again and we look forward to working together more next year.

Book Day

Our school Book Day included a visit from the Roving Bookshop, who turned our hall into a bookshop for the day. Thanks to the School Association, every child was able to purchase a book of his/ her choice for the school. 

Art Week

The whole school had great fun during Art Week. Children were divided into groups across the different year groups, working with all our teachers and TAs on different projects, including redecorating the hall with the help of a professional artist. We also had a visiting dancer to do a dance workshop with each class on an international theme.