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Events at Dashwood 2014-2015

  • Year 6 Wind in the Willows

    Year 6 Wind in the Willows

    Year 6 absolutely wowed us with their production of Wind in the Willows. They have truly excelled themselves this year with their performance; the class have pulled together with the excellent guidance from Mrs Gordon-Weeks, Mrs Bartlett and Miss Rees to entertain the audience. It is so lovely to see the children confident and able to perform both together and solo.

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  • Aspiration Day at Banbury and Bicester College: Year 5

    Aspiration Day at Banbury and Bicester College: Year 5

    10 June 2015: Ten children from Year 5 attended an Aspiration Day run by Activate Learning at Banbury and Bicester College. Here they got to try out a variety of new activities including motor mechanics, animation, catering, childcare and hair and beauty.

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  • Cinderella Rockerfella

    Cinderella Rockerfella

    26 March 2015: Children in Key Stage 1 performed Cinderella Rockerfella, a modern, panto-style reworking of a classic tale, to an audience of parents, friends and relatives. This was their end of term production; all the children had worked very hard and performed beautifully.

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  • Heroes Morning

    Heroes Morning

    Term 4: Our whole school reward was to invite a 'hero' into school to celebrate their learning with them. It was so lovely to see so many people able to attend these sessions from Nursery through to Year 6. The children were able to spend quality time showing their work and being proud of what they have produced throughout the year. As a school we aim to engage the parents and carers as much as po...

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  • Red Nose Day

    Red Nose Day

    13 March 2015: Red Nose Day this year was fantastic. Schools had been set a mission to raise as much money as possible, as the government would double it. We certainly did that! We all came to school dressed as our heroes or in red. Assembly, led by Miss Bartlett, included the Red Nose song, prizes for the best costumes and a surprise flash mob by the choir. We didn’t go hungry either,...

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  • World Book Day 2015

    World Book Day 2015

    Parents joined their children in classes to celebrate Word Book Day and help in the exciting activities and competitions designed to share and enjoy together.

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  • KS2 Fench Day

    KS2 Fench Day

    What an introduction to French we had! Key Stage 2 had a fantastic day taking part in fun activities. These included: • French boules • tasting French food • Planning two days in Paris • Singing French songs We started to use some French vocabulary and now are continuing in our weekly French lessons.

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  • Circus Skills Workshops

    Circus Skills Workshops

    10 February 2015: The whole school took part in a circus skills day to celebrate achieving the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ award in assembly. The day started with a whole school assembly where we were introduced to Jammy & Joker from Dodgers Circus, they showed the children juggling, stilt walking and lots of circus tricks. Throughout the day the children participated in the circus skills workshops,...

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  • Huskies visit Nursery and Reception

    Huskies visit Nursery and Reception

    12 February 2015: Nursery and reception children were visited by three beautiful Husky dogs and their handlers as part of their class reflection on their topic 'Cold Climates'.

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  • KS1 Bedtime Story Evening

    KS1 Bedtime Story Evening

    Year 1 and 2 had an exciting evening, coming back to school in their pyjamas, for a bedtime story evening. They read The Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and made their own stickman puppets and story books. All the children said how much they had enjoyed themselves and even left with their own book.

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  • Reception Nativity Play 2014

    Reception Nativity Play 2014

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  • Nursery Nativity Play 2014

    Nursery Nativity Play 2014

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  • Christmas Fair 2014

    Christmas Fair 2014

    What a fantastic turn-out for our Christmas Fair! It was such a lovely event with a very festive atmosphere; once again the PTFA have worked extremely hard and done an amazing job. The Fair raised £410.73 which is very generous. None of this would happen without your support of our school community so thank you very much.

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  • Christmas Craft Morning 2014

    Christmas Craft Morning 2014

    It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and family at our Christmas Craft Morning. The children really responded to having their support and produced some wonderful decorations.

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  • Horley Woods

    Horley Woods

    What a wonderful day we had at Horley Woods! The children climbed trees, played games and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. With a nice cup of hot chocolate and biscuit, we settled down in the hall at Horley to some observational drawing with things we had collected. The art was amazing!

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  • Maths Morning

    Maths Morning

    We were delighted that so many parents and carers came along to the open ‘CLIC’ maths sessions, focusing on the calculation skills needed to be a proficient mental mathematician. Following these open sessions Amy Rogers, our maths co-ordinator, ran a parents' workshop to go through some of strategies and methods we use today when teaching maths. These strategies may differ considerably fro...

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  • Children in Need 2014

    Children in Need 2014

    For Children in Need we raised an impressive total of £386 by dressing as Disney characters for a small donation. To add to the donations, children also brought in cakes, decorated biscuits and held a sale at break time, lunch time and after school. These photos are from our “Best Assembly Ever”.

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  • Whole School Picnic

    Whole School Picnic

    The whole school was rewarded with a picnic for children gaining points for displaying particular conditions for learning in their work and behaviours.

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  • Year 6 Residential

    Year 6 Residential

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  • Self-Worth Day

    Self-Worth Day

    Year 5-8 pupils from Dashwood, Harriers and Banbury Academy joined together to enjoy an exciting day of enrichment activities at Dashwood Banbury Academy on Monday 13th October 2014. This was a venture that was organised in conjunction with Banbury and Bicester College (BBC) who provided both tutors and students to run the activities which included; sugarcraft, ceramics, animation and nail art. T...

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  • Forest School

    Forest School

    19 September 2014: Year 1 pupils were really excited to visit Newbottle Woods. The children made art from nature, constructed dens from sticks and leaves, climbed trees, took risks and helped each other explore the great outdoors!

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