Castle Batch News!
Whistle Down the Wind!
Priory students are putting this production on for this years performance, there will be some familiar faces from years gone by of Castle Batch students. Contact Priory school for tickets!
Choir visiting St Georges Nursing home
Our Choir visited the St Georges Nursing Home to entertain the residents with some festive carols. They also delivered some handmade Christmas cards for all the residents which they were really pleased to receive. It was a lovely visit and the residents made everyone feel very welcome!
11 children represented the school at the North Somerset Schools' Swimming Gala held at Hutton Moor. There was a mixture of individual events and relays with 16 schools taking part. Our swimmers were fantastic and we ended up winning the gala by just four points from the runners up! We also had lots of individual successes in different races. Well done to all the children involved. They put in lots of effort and focus and even f they were nervous, they were determined to do the best that they could. An amazing result - well done!
Year 5 all had a taster session in Boccia and New Age Kurling. This was run by Kim Hazeldine and Sue ODgers from the North Somerset Schools PE Association. Both games involve accuracy and trying to get close to a target. There is also some tactical play involved! 8 children then went on to represent the school at a festival at Hutton Moor. They worked well in their teams and enjoyed the experience. Well done!
Our Track is here!
We came back from half term and we have a new track that the children are loving! The track has been put in to ensure we have an all weather pathway so the children can continue exercise when the bad weather makes the field too muddy. The children have been on it walking, running and setting themselves goals to beat each day! Huge thank you to Mrs Sweet who put in a lot of work applying for grants, organising sponsored events with the children to make this happen and to Friends of Castle Batch for matching the funding.
Year 4 Multiskills
14 children from Year 4 attended a multiskills festival at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. They had the opportunity to take part in fencing, speed stacking, badminton and laser run. All of these events were run by qualified instructors who were on hand to give specialist advice. The children had a great time and took part with determination and enthusiasm.
Speed stacking was the favourite event of the group!
"We showed determination in fencing when we had to try and get the right moves to score points." Nicole Year 4.
Yr5 & 6 Girls Football Competition
On Wednesday 26th September, 10 girls from Years 5 and 6 took part in a football tournament at WSM FC.
We were in a group with three other teams. Our first match against St Martins was very closely fought with both teams evenly matched. We came away with a 0-0 draw. We then played Uphill and had a convincing 4-0 win. Our last match was important and we needed a win. We played really well against Mead Vale and won 2-0.
Castle Batch finished top of their group and have progressed to the next level of competition. This will be held in November with date and venue TBC.
Congratulations and well done to all members of the team. They communicated with each other, showed determination and a positive attitude with some excellent play, in challenging conditions! Some players were talent spotted by WSM FC talent scouts too! Bring on the next round! - Ali Sweet
Our school will be promoting anti-bullying week and the theme (choose respect) this year on the 12th of November to the 16th. Also on the 9th of November we will be holding a wear blue day in school to raise awareness of anti-bullying around the school.
The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week is to choose respect over bullying.
Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying is a behaviour choice, and that children and young people can set a positive example by opting to respect each other at school, in their homes and communities, and online.
The aims of this week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
- The definition of respect
- That bullying is a behaviour choice
- That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
- That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online