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Spring Term 2017

Tag Rugby Festival

A team from Owl Class took part in the area Tag Rugby Festival at Pewsey Vale School on Tuesday, March 7th.  Losing only one game to the eventual winners, they performed admirably, finishing second in their group.

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Success for hockey team 

A team of 9 from Owl Class enjoyed a wonderful afternoon’s play at the Cluster mini-hockey festival at Wellington Academy on Thursday, 2nd March.

Playing a total of 8 matches, they let in only 2 goals all afternoon, winning 7 out of 8 matches and drawing the other, this undefeated run securing a tournament score of 38 out of a possible 40 points and winning the event.  

Our thanks go to Ms. Langfield for her work with the hockey club.

They now progress to the County finals which will take place at Corsham on 26th March.


 Tackling for the ball  (above)    Proudly displaying their winners' certificates and medals (below)

Gymnastics Festival

On Thursday, 9th February a team of gymnasts took part in the area festival at Amesbury Leisure Centre. They enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of gymnastic activities and all performed their routine beautifully to achieve a fantastic second place overall.

Well done to these girls for giving up their time after school for the last 3 Thursdays to learn and perfect their routines.

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Baseline Fitness Testing

On Friday, 3rd February all the children from years 1 to 6 took part in a basic fitness test, where they had to keep running laps around the playground, completing as many as possible in four minutes.  Initial feedback from the coaches was very positive - we have  a very fit school - and we await their findings in the next week or so.  The children will then have individual targets to beat when they return at the end of the summer term.

Swimming Gala

Congratulations to our swimmers in year 5 and 6 who competed in a swimming gala at Durrington Leisure Centre on 25th January. Despite having no entries in the year 5 boys' races, they finished a creditable fifth. Their efforts were recognised by the organisers with the presentation of many stickers celebrating their teamwork, determination, passion and honesty.

Autumn Term 2016

Success for girl's football team

Our first-ever girls’ football team took part in the cluster tournament at Avon Valley College in Durrington on Wednesday, 9th November. 

With some excellent team play, they secured 4 wins and 2 draws out of their 8 matches.

More importantly, they all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and the opportunity to play together as a team.

Celebrations - the first for a goal; the second just the joy of taking part!

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Celebrations - the first for a goal; the second just the joy of taking part! 2

More fencing!

Our Owls joined in with the swashbuckling on Friday, 4th November, when they received the first of 3 fencing workshops from Premier Sports in Salisbury.  Here they are in action.

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Football festival for Owls

A group of boys from Owl Class participated in the cluster football festival at Avon Valley College on Wednesday,, 2nd November. Playing superbly as a team, they won three out of four of their group matches, progressing into the semi-final stages, where they suffered their first loss of the afternoon.  All acquitted themselves admirably and thoroughly enjoyed the competition, sporting our new kit, donated by the Premier League. Don't they look smart!

Fencing Sessions

We are delighted to have held the first of our fencing workshops, led by a coach from Premier Sports in Salisbury and funded through the Olympic Legacy. Kestrel Class are looking forward to developing their skills over the following two sessions. Who knows? There could be a future Olympic Champion in these pictures!

Football tournament for Kestrel Class

On Wednesday, 12th October, pupils from years 3 and 4 took part in a football festival at Avon Valley College, competing against other schools in the area.

We are delighted this year that a group of children have volunteered to be our 'Sports Council'.  They are planning to organise and run sporting activities for children in the school.  They have already begun by setting up a tennis tournament for pupils in year 3 and 4 which will start next week.

Summer Term 2016


Our commitment to PE and school sport has been recognised by the School Games



Each year the Sainsbury's School Games recognises schools that show a commitment to PE and school sport.  We have just been informed that our application  was successful and that we have achieved a bronze award.  To see our certificate, please click on the link below.


Following a superbly committed performance at the Wiltshire Games, Oare school posted the fastest team time over the orienteering course to come out on top as Wiltshire Champions!  Huge congratulations to them. 

Here is a report from some of our participants:

Sainsbury’s Wiltshire Orienteering Finals.

On the 6th of July 2016, 10 Oare primary students attended an orienteering finals festival at Marlborough College.

We arrived promptly, thanks to Barry (our bus driver) who dropped us at Marlborough College to witness the opening ceremony of the Sainsbury’s Wiltshire School Games. During the ceremony we watched some parkour gymnasts doing front flips and back flips; we joined in with the warm up dance as well as watching some drama activities.

We arrived at the orienteering station where all ten schools that got through to the final were sat down waiting. We were put into our pairs by Mrs Tandy and Mrs Marshall. We awaited our instructions. The first pair to set off was Emil and Ben D followed by Tom and Oliver, Tiano and Ben M, Yasmin and Shamel and finally, Will and Hugh M.

There were five different courses to orienteer with each pair tackling a different course.   We all arrived back at the orienteering station not knowing the results. After eating our lunches we awaited the award ceremony and were over the moon when we found out we had come first by three minutesJ. We were awarded medals and given a shield to engrave with our school name and the year.


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Oare School Games

Rio's carnival atmosphere came to Oare on Monday, 4th July when we held our annual school sports festival.  The competing houses paraded around the field to samba rhythms, before forming the Olympic rings in the centre of the field with the teaching staff providing the fifth ring. ;

Here is a report on the event from one of our year 5 children:


Oare Primary School’s Sports Day 2016

Yesterday, it was Oare Primary School’s best Sports Day yet! We had amazing Samba music lead by Mrs Osborn (owl class teacher). She chose 11 children to play the Samba instruments whilst Mrs Davies (another owl teacher) and herself played the music that will be played at the opening ceremony of this year’s Rio Olympics, on the saxophone. In the playground, we lined up in our house groups and were lead over to the field. We then paraded around our school field. When we lined up again, we were lead out to the middle of the field again to make the Olympic rings. We were wearing our team colours so it really stood out; but, we didn’t have a black team, so the teachers stepped in! Then it was time for the races to begin.

We went in order of years. We were all feeling very nervous .Firstly we had Reception, year 1 and year 2 doing the ‘ball between legs’. Then we had year 3 and 4 doing a ‘bounce the ball on the tennis racket’ race. Next, it was us, year 5 and 6. We were doing a ‘dressing up’ race where we had to put on a cap, then P.E shorts, then a sport top. We went in the same order again, but with different activities. KS1 did a ‘spider’ race, and KS2 did a sack race. After that, we had a running race, in the same order again.  I came fifth in everything. Our parents and toddlers then had the chance to race each other. Whilst the prizes were being sorted, we had a water relay race, where we had an egg cup and 2 buckets. There was a big bucket opposite us which contained water! Bubblepuff (the blue team) won the race by a very close amount!

We were then lead back to the playground, where the prizes were announced. Scarlett and Anya won the Infant girl prize and Edward won the Infant boy prize. Jia-Yi and Hermione won the junior girl prize and Luka won the junior boy prize. Finally, Tuffles (the yellow team) won the big prize! Grizzledom (the green team) came second, Dragonclaw (the red team) came third and Bubblepuff came last.  Then, we were all given an ice lolly to take home for participating.

                                                     By KT


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Winners again! Orienteering at Stonehenge on 29th June

We have hit a winning streak.  Our team of orienteers also struck gold, winning their event this week.  They have now been invited to take part in Wiltshire School Games.

Here is a report from some of the participants:



Yesterday, 10 people from Owl class took a trip to Stonehenge School to take part in an orienteering competition.

We went there in the minibus with Mrs Tandy, Izzy and Barry (he drove us there and back- thank you!). When we got there we split into pairs with people from our school, were introduced to the staff and lined up in lines with each school.

Next we were told about the course and were given a map and a special scanning device that you put on to the posts you had to find. Then we set of- some on course D and some on course C.

The courses were pretty easy but some were harder than others. It was really fun although we got very wet in the rain. When we finished we went to a tent where there were two people who scanned your device and told you what time you got on a little receipt.

The people who did the course C and D swapped over and did the other course. So everyone did both of the courses.

Finally, the staff added the top three times from each 5 schools. OARE WON WITH THE FASTEST TIME! We all got a medal, certificate and we got one golden ticket to the final. Sadly, the final is on the day of the year 6 induction day at St. John’s so we are not sure of who is going or whether we are not going at all .

Wiltshire Cricket Finals

Our fabulous cricket team competed in the county finals held at Trowbridge Cricket Club.  Here is a match report written by four of our players.

Cricket Match Report

On Monday the 27th of June, the Oare cricket team attended the cricket tournament at Trowbridge. We left school at 9:30am and got to Trowbridge at about 10:30am. We were ready to play at 11:00am. The line-up for the first game was: Will, Hugh, Oscar, Gian, Thomas, Tom, Emil, Oliver. Jude was sat off on the first game. We got off to a great start by winning the first game. Hugh did some crazy bowling by bowling 4/4 people out.

The second game, Oliver sat off and Jude came on. Unfortunately we lost by 3 runs against The Mead. However, they were the strongest team and didn’t lose a game in the group stages so we were fairly happy with that result.

In the 3rd game, Thomas was sat off. We absolutely destroyed the green and the yellow team by 73 runs! It was unbelievable.

The 4th and final game was a good result and a little bit interesting. We won at first but then 2 of their batters hadn’t batted yet. We had to restart the last 2 overs. Even after we restarted we still won.

It was so much fun even though we didn’t get through. If we had beaten the Mead we would have got through.

Written by: Oscar, Gian, Jude and Will


Tennis coaching from Pewsey Tennis Club

John and Martin from Pewsey Tennis Club kindly gave up their time on Friday morning (24th June) to work with each class in turn, developing their tennis skills.  Each class enjoyed an hour of fun and engaging activities which were enjoyed by all.

I recently received an email from the two coaches who said,"Both Jon and I were delighted with the way the children responded to us and got stuck in with whatever we asked. They were all very respectful and a credit to the school."


Kwik Cricket Festival at Collingbourne on 21st June


Congratulations to our school cricket team for winning the cluster event on Tuesday 21st June.  They now progress to the county finals to be held at the County Ground in Trowbridge next Monday.

Inter-house Quadkids competition

Owls, Kingfishers and our year 1 pupils in Wagtails have all now recorded their scores in our inter-school quadkids competition.  Thanks go to all the children in Owls who helped the younger pupils with their events and recorded all the scores.  Prizes were presented to Key Stage 1 in assembly  for first, second and third in both the boys and girls competition for the long jump, throw, 50m sprint and 300m run.  The overall winners have set our their stall for sports day, with children in their houses hoping they can earn more points for the team.  The Owls will have one more chance to improve their scores and the Kestrels have yet to complete the events, so the house prize still remains in the balance...

Year 3 and 4 tennis festival

Four of our Kestrels travelled to Avon Valley College to take part in a tennis tournament.

Quadkids athletics competition - 13th June

Congratulations to our eight Owls who took part in the annual Quadkids competition on Monday, 13th June.  They supported one another enthusiastically and all gave of their best in the sprint, long jump, vortex throw and 600m. A timing error meant that only 3  of our  600m times were recorded, and though the children were given the chance to re-run the race, 600m is a long way, and they had given their all the first time! We therefore finished in ninth place overall, but I am confident that with our distance results, this position would have been higher. Special mention must go to G.C for finishing first overall in standing long jump, achieving a whopping 2.25m, and also to B.D. who won his heat of the boys' 600m, competing against about 20 other competitors.  Here are some pictures of the team in action.

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Spring Term 2016

This term we are delighted that our Change4Life lunchtime club is underway, run by our MDSA and our three trained

sp-Oare-t leaders. They are helping to provide happy, healthy play times.

'Going for Goals' football finals

A team from years 5 and 6 travelled to Stanley Park in Chippenham to take part in the regional finals of the 'Going for Goals' football competition run by Wiltshire Council.  Competing against winning schools from all over the county, they had a fantastic day of football, acquitting themselves very creditably against strong competition and returning exhausted.

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 Rugby Festival 23rdMarch

Two teams of tag rugby players took to the field in different pools during the recent festival at Pewsey Vale School.

Our royal blues finished 2nd in their pool and so progressed to the winner’s group, earning 5th place overall.

Our light blues finished 4th in their group and so competed in the plate competition, where they won all of their matches, earning them 6th place overall.

We all had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, playing competitively and with a great team spirit. The year 5s are looking forward to taking part again next year.

Going the extra mile for Sport Relief

All the children took to the school field on the afternoon of Friday, 18th March to complete a mile for Sport Relief.  Members of Owl Class completed their own, speedy, sometimes very original miles,  before going the distance for a second time alongside partners from Key Stage One.  Many of the older children were surprised by the speed and stamina of the year 2's !  Children from years 3 and 4 then completed their miles with further encouragement from Owl Class members (many of whom completed a third mile to support their younger counterparts).  We had a very enjoyable afternoon and the children were proud of their achievements.  Many thanks to  the parents for their donations to the charity.


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Hockey Festival

Many congratulations to our fabulous team of hockey players who traveled  to Wellington Academy on Wednesday, 16th March to compete against schools from a wide area in the annual hockey festival.  They finished second in the group stages, which means that they progressed to the finals, where they played runners-up and winners from other groups.  Despite some very tough competition, they ended in fourth place overall.  Well done!

Gymnastics Festival

On 4th February, 6 of our gymnasts travelled to Amesbury Sports Centre to compete against 14 other teams from the area.  As well as performing the competition routine, which they learned at gymnastics club, they had the opportunity to try out a range of gymnastic equipment.  For many, the 'Tumble Run' was a favourite, whilst others liked the vault or the ribbons.  

They all performed exceptionally well in the competition, finishing in overall 4th place.  We were delighted that one of our team members achieved an individual silver, for second-best overall score.

Most of all, they had a thoroughly enjoyable time and did the school, and themselves, proud!

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Swimming Gala


A team of 11 from Owl Class took part in our first ever swmming gala on Thursday 4th February, competing in individual breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and freestyle races as well several relays, including a medley.  They were brilliant representatives for the school, showing great determination and team spirit.  They collected a host of 'School Games' stickers reflecting their fantastic spirit.


Here are our swimmers arriving back at school with their collection of award stickers.





Here are our fabulous swimmers all ready for the competition to begin!


"At the swimming gala, we got a lot of stickers from the races. I did a couple of races and in one of them I came first, which was the front crawl. I was so happy that I'd won one for our team." (TW)