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Today we baked cakes in remembrance of Alfred the Great – the famous Anglo-Saxon king – who allegedly burnt the cakes of a Saxon woman, while he was dressed in a cottager’s disguise.

Today some of the class enjoyed a trip to Bath University to try out hockey; an event put on by Bath Buccaneers. The morning consisted of skills while after lunch the children played some matches.

Franklin Fires St Philip’s into Final

Saltford 1-1 St Philip’s (aet) 2-3 on penalties

Yesterday evening the St Philip’s girls team moved within touching distance of glory with a hard-fought victory over local rivals Saltford. In an incredible match the girls (once again) came from behind to win, just as they had done in their previous two games. Trailing early in the second half, the St Philip’s team mustered all the reserves of strength they had. They drew level thanks to Noemi who ran the length of the pitch on the right-hand side before crossing to Josie who slotted home. Both teams gave their all, but no more goals were to follow.

Once again penalties were the order of the day. Honourable mention must go to Claudia who kept out six penalties. First up for St Philip’s was Josie (1-0), but Saltford then scored twice meaning that Noemi had to score to keep St Philip’s in the cup. With ice-cool precision she buried her penalty into the top corner: 2-2. Then proceeded a set of 9 penalties missed before Corina sent the ball past the keeper, sending St Philip’s into the unchartered territory of a Girls’ Cup Final.

This morning we worked together on some banking problems. How much will the bank charge us if we become ‘overdrawn’? Some great teamwork was required to crack these problems!

Oldfield Pk Girls 1-1 St Philip’s Girls (1-2 on pens)

After a nail-biting 40 mins the tie vs Oldfield Park was level at 1-1. St Philip’s had played heroically, and despite falling behind early in the second half, Olive equalised, sending the game into extra time. The extra time saw no more goals which meant the game would be decided by the dreaded penalty kicks. St Philip’s trailed early on in the shoot-out, but with nerves of steel, Noemi equalised, and then after Claudia saved, Blake slotted home to send St Philip’s through to the next round of the cup.

After much hard work the ballistas are complete. Only one thing left: to create the bolts ready to fire!

Today Kestrel Class began work on their ‘ballistas’. What an industrious group of children they were, working from dawn till dusk (quite literally) and taking great pride in their work. We hope to complete the ballistas early next week.

Thurs 16th DecFinal Day of Term
Tues 4th JanReturn to School
Tues 11th JanTheatre Trip ‘Five Children and It’
12th and 13th JanParents’ Evenings
Mon 9th – Thurs 12th MaySATS week
Mon 6th – Fri 10th JuneKilve Court (provisionally booked)
July TBATransition day to new Secondary Schools
Wed 20th JulyFinal Day of School Year

Kestrel Girls enjoyed their football tournament on Tuesday. This was celebrated in school this morning during the Headteacher’s assembly.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning playing tagtails…

Below are some photos from our recent cooking week. The children cooked a pasta meal to coincide with our learning about Ancient Rome.

Today we created colour wheels in preparation for learning about the art of the Mexican, Frida Kahlo.

Welcome to Kestrel Class. This term the children are learning about Ancient Rome, exploring the art of Frida Kahlo, and reading the books ‘Wolves of Willoughby Wood’ and ‘The Gladiators from Capua’ which should lead us nicely into our Roman topic.

On a practical note, please ensure all clothes/PE kits are labelled and that PE kits are in school from Tuesday to Friday.

Thanks for your continued support as we begin another year of learning, hopefully this year without any interruptions.