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"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow"

Summer Holiday Play Scheme

Reception Year - September 2019 - Prospective Parent Tours

We shall be holding the following open sessions for prospective parents who would like to consider Bishops Down for a Reception place in September 2019:-

  • Tuesday, 30th October 2018 - 2.00 to 3.00pm
  • Thursday, 1st November 2018 - 9.30 to 10.30am
  • Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - 2.00 to 3.00pm
  • Thursday, 8th November 2018 - 9.30 to 10.30am

There are limited spaces on each of the above and they are for adults only, please kindly make alternative arrangements for any babies or toddlers.   The headteacher, Clare Owen, and the Admissions Secretary, Jo Sheldon,  will talk you through the admissions process and  answer any questions relating to previous year's admissions at Bishops Down.   Please telephone the school office on 01892 520114 or email the Admissions Secretary (Jo Sheldon)  on to book onto one of the above sessions.

What happened in Term 6:-

Year 6 Production - Beauty and the Beast


Well done year 6 Oak and Larch class for putting on 4 excellent shows of Beauty and the Beast.  You all worked so hard to achieve an amazing result - you should all be so proud.  A massive thank you to all our staff and volunteers who helped the children along the way with singing, acting, props, scenery etc. 





KS1 Art Club - Fab Work!

During this summer term, KS1 Art Club have created some fantastic pieces of work. They made an aquarium scene with jellyfish, fish and starfish using different techniques which looked amazing. Over the past few weeks in term 6 they have been focusing on designing and painting flowerpots, which we then planted marigolds in. At the end of our last session we had a ‘gallery’ to showcase all the incredible work and effort made by the children. Well done KS1 Art Club, have a fabulous summer! 

Miss Goodfellow and Miss Bailey


Year 1 Beech - Hatch their own Ducks!

At the end of last term Year 1 children came into their classroom to find a nest of eggs. We didn't know what they were so we decided to incubate them to find out. The eggs were in the incubator for 4 weeks. Felix was the first to pip his shell (make the fist hole) and he hatched the next day. He was followed a day later by Donald and Dudley! The eggs turned out to be Indian Runner ducks. We have looked after the ducks since they have hatched, giving them fresh food and water every day. They are very lovely but incredibly smelly!

Elm Group - Trip to Penshurst Place

Elm Group had a lovely, sunny day at Penshurst Place and Gardens in June.  They enjoyed exploring the gardens, the toy museum and had so much fun in the Adventure Playground! Everyone made the school so proud!

"It is the best day EVER!" Edward
"It is fabulous!" Lakishia
"I loved the chickens!" Anja


Cricket Tournament

36 children took part in the cricket tournament at The Neville at the end of June. All the teams worked really hard against some excellent opposition. The following players were nominated for their outstanding play, Orlo, Max Wilson, Rico, Charlie, and Eva.

All in Club - Sledging Trip

Our All In Club went grass sledging at Bowles Activity Centre in Eridge. The activity was planned to develop team relationships and increase confidence by giving children a chance to try a new activity. Everyone had a really fun time and despite some last minute nerves, EVERYONE had a go. Well done All In Club!


Sports Day

Wednesday, 27th June - Sports Day here at Bishops Down.   We were blessed with great weather and eager children to run, jump and skip for their house colours!  A big thank you to the PSA and all the staff who made sure it was a great day for all the children and the parents.

Community Tea Party

Today, Wednesday 20th June,  we held a community tea party.  We are conscious that we're a big school at the end of the road for our lovely neighbours who live along Rydal, Coniston, Thirlmere and Kendal Park.   Our Year 6 children entertained our guests with songs, poems and musical talent and our thanks to Mrs Bailey (parent) and her team of helpers for all the tea and cake.  "Can we do this again at Christmas" I was asked - of course!


Term 6, 2018

Here we are already in the last term of this academic year!  Term 6 is full of sporting events, year 6 leavers' ceremonies, end of year productions, school fairs, welcome meetings for new families, a community tea party and, of course, learning!    The sun is shining, the children are happy - Term 6 brings so much joy!

Year 6 children have completed auditions and are now rehearsing for their spectacular finish with their production of Beauty and the Beast - we all look forward to seeing them shine on stage as they come to the end of their primary education.   Many have been with us since Nursery or Reception, some have joined us along the way - we are proud of them all. Although always sad to say goodbye we are excited for their futures - we hope they have enjoyed their journey with us too!

We will be saying goodbye to some of little Acorns in Nursery who will also be leaving our fold to start Reception at their chosen school.   We are lucky to embrace all of the Early Years curriculum at Bishops Down with our Nursery provision.  Our Acorns will be having a "graduation" ceremony to celebrate their hard work towards the end of term.  





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