Writers’ Ties

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 by

Our School Writers’ ties are awarded to pupils for showing good progress in writing; this could be for striving to improve writing skills, using grammar and punctuation appropriately and greatly impressing their Teachers with their progress. The ties are awarded three times a year. Well done to this year’s successful tie winners:      

Save the Children

Friday, 12 December 2014 by

Once again this year we have supported this charity by wearing our Xmas jumpers to school. Many thanks for £1.00 donations, we will post the total raised when the final count has been done.

KS1 Nativity at Upton Vale Church

Friday, 12 December 2014 by

What a fabulous performance by the Year 1 and 2 children last night.  They sang their hearts out and looked amazing.  Thank you to all that shared the festive evening with us.  We hope you enjoyed it as much as the children and staff. Merry Christmas!

Gurning Competition

Friday, 05 December 2014 by

Our magazine journalists have been investigating extreme sports ….  One of the sports which cropped up was the annual World Gurning Championships at the Egremont Craft Fair in Egremont, Cumbria, The Lake District. Gurning contests are a rural English tradition. By far the most notable is that held annually at the Egremont Crab Fair, which


Tuesday, 02 December 2014 by

During the month of November, Sherwell Valley children have taken part in a Growvember campaign, sponsored by Miracle grow and run in association with Movember for Men’s health. Each class was supplied with a seed tray, compost and Miracle Grow grass seed. They were set the challenge of growing the biggest and best maintained grass

Sports for Schools

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 by

David Hill a Paralympic triathlete and swimmer, visited our school last Friday, to run a sponsored fitness circuit challenge. 60% of the proceeds will come to our school for PE equipment and 40% will go to Sports for Schools. The children really enjoyed having a good workout. Thank you for your support.      

Movember 2014

Monday, 01 December 2014 by

 As usual, our male staff have participated in growing moustaches and beards to raise the often ignored issue of men’s health and seek funds to support the work of the Movember Foundation. Many thanks for your support; you have helped us to raise £91:98.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by

To commemorate Remembrance Day this year pupils congregated in the Infant and Junior Halls. The children respectfully observed the two minute silence and listened to The Last Post.

Fantastic Fireworks!

Friday, 07 November 2014 by

Wow! What a fabulous night we had.  The weather was perfect – and record numbers of people turned up for our Fireworks extravaganza.  The display was better than ever – with the show lasting almost 30 minutes.  Everybody agreed it was a fantastic evening – and that they’ll definitely be back next year.  A massive


Tuesday, 04 November 2014 by

To acknowledge the centenary anniversary of WW1, every year group took part in a whole school learning experience at the beginning of last term.  Children throughout the school produced some very moving poetry and wonderful artwork based around the iconic poppy symbol.  They learnt about what life was like during this time and why this is