Watlington Primary School

Watlington Primary School

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

African drumming

Foxes had a brilliant time playing the djembe drums today. Look at the concentration on our faces!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

African drumming workshops

Year 6 have been  having a great time this morning using the djembes - and making lots of noise at the same time!!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Bye bye Woodrow!

Great few days at Woodrow; thank you to all the children for a fun-filled few days!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Our final day at Woodrow

The sun in shining again today at Woodrow and group G have been learning how to survive in the wild - foraging, drinking safe water and lighting fires. We even got to cook and eat some popcorn!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Residential mystery...

Who are these suspicious characters?

Dodge ball

Time for some very competitive dodge ball - teachers vs children! Can you spot a rather happy Mrs Collinson?!

Ethan Bines had to fearlessly face four adults single handed. He fought an honourable last battle!

Raft building

Another great day at Woodrow. This morning we stayed dry and built some fantastic rafts using some of the many team working skills we've been learning and developing these last few days. We didn't stay dry for long though as the children then had to race their rafts in the pool. They all staged afloat!

Team H on the night trail!

Day 2 early morning update

We had a great day yesterday. The sun was shining for us to enjoy a beautiful woodland walk through the bluebells before splitting into groups for the first of our skills based activities. We came back together in the evening to sing songs around the campfire and toasted delicious marshmallows. The children have woken up happy and excited this morning (we won't mention how the teachers were feeling at 5am) and ready for another fun filled day.

Monday, 11 May 2015

The caterpillars are growing!

We were very excited to come in and see how much the caterpillars had grown over the weekend. Hopefully after next weekend they will be ready to become chrysalides.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Young Art Oxford

A number of children from Key Stage 1 & 2 had pieces chosen that are being displayed in the museum. A huge well done to them!

The exhibition looked fantastic and the artwork on display was to such a high standard. It was wonderful to walk round and see such a variety of different ideas and techniques.

A very special congratulations goes to Onika Blake who received a 'Highly Commended' award from the judges this evening.

The exhibition is available to the public until 7th May.

Young Art Oxford

Today was the first day of a very special art exhibition being held at The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It displayed specially selected art work created by children from schools all over Oxfordshire.

Over 40 schools entered this year with around 3200 individual entires. It was fantastic to see so many of those entries coming from the children at Watlington Primary School who were quite rightly very proud of their dream inspired creations.

Micro Habitats

Red Kites had great fun exploring the school grounds in search of micro habitats today. We found all sorts of creatures living under logs, in leaf litter, under old tree bark and even making homes underneath soggy cardboard. Can you spot the eggs we found?


The foxes were very excited to return after the bank holiday weekend to see how much their caterpillars had grown! We wonder how big they will be in a weeks time.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Foxes developing their perseverance skills

Foxes worked together to develop their teamwork and perseverance skills to solve the jigsaw puzzles.