Wake 'n' ShakeWe start each day with a dance to help prepare us for the day. Even the teachers get involved!!
DisplaysOn Tuesday afternoons KS1 children have been doing Art with Mrs Clark. We are working towards achieving the School Arts Mark.
Pancake DayOn Tuesday 21st Feb we ran our annual pancake flipping relay. All the children worked together in their houses to see which house was the quickest at flipping pancakes. It was a close race with Blackdowns taking the glory.
Year 5 Residential at New Barn Farm Field CentreFrom the 29th February to the 2nd March 2012 the Year 5 Children participated in a residential at the New Barn Farm Field Centre near Dorchester. They had the opportunity to do orienteering, pottery, shelter building, team games, night walks and living history.
Fair Trade AssemblyWe had a whole School Assembly about Fair Trade and all the classes showed what they had done and learnt. It was clear that the children were enthusiastic about the subject and cared about the farmers in other parts of the world getting fair conditions and rewards for their hard work.
World Book Day 1 March 2012We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as a character from our favourite book. We had a Costume Parade and lots of fun all day!
Sing Up! Day - March 2012Today we celebrated Sing Up! Day by learning several songs in our respective classes. In the afternoon we had an Assembly where the children showed each other what they had learned. They sang beautifully and we all enjoyed ourselves.... That's what it is all about!
World Poetry DayOn Wednesday 21st March we celebrated world Poetry Day with a whole school Poetry Afternoon with the children working, writing and performing poetry in their own classrooms. Additionally Parents were invited into school to work with their child(ren) in a small group in the hall to help them to create a poem. The event was very popular with nearly 30 parents turning up to join in the session.
Time Machine DayTo conclude our Time Machine Theme during the Spring Term,on the 27th March 2012 we had a Time Machine Day. All of the children had the chance to participate in a range of workshops from different points in History; from life in a Victorian classroom to working as a Roman Architect planning a Roman town. The children had a great day and the activities really brought history to life.
Easter ServiceOn the 30th March 2012 we celebrated Easter with a service at Kingsbury Episcopi Methodist Church. During the service the children retold the story of Easter through readings and songs. They also performed poetry written by themselves. The Service was concluded with the Headteacher's Commendations. Well done to all those children receiving the award.
KS1 Friendly Football MatchOn the 28th March 2012 children from Year 1 and 2 welcomed the KS1 football team from Hambridge. For most children it was their first time representing the school as part of the football team. The match was played in good spirits with both teams showing good sportsmanship and teamwork. Hambridge took the victory... this time!!
Olympic DayTo celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games we are studying the Olympics past and present as part of our curriculum theme. To launch this we had an Olympic Day where the children got to learn about everything from the history behind the games to finding out about athletes' diets.
Kingsbury Pram RaceOn 5th May 2012 some children from our school took part in the annual Kingsbury Episcopi Pram Race as part of the May Festival celebrations. Well done to Devon, Nell, Meg and Monty for coming first in thier class and Simon and Jack for coming first in their class.
KEPS Team ShowjumpingWe were lucky enough to have a team of budding young showjumpers to represent our school on Sunday 27th May. The team came 3rd in the 1st class with Lexi, Alice, Faith and Sophie competing with help warming up the ponies from Evie. Our KEPS team were the youngest and smallest by far, they had lots of fun all looked very smart.
Thank you girls - heres to many more successes!
Commemorative Jubilee Coins PresentationWith a generous donation from both our PTA and the Parish Council we were able to buy £5 commemorative coins to present to each of our children. Mr David Heath MP came to have a look around the school and presented the coins. We hope that the children will have some great memories from when we celebrated our Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Jubilee Street PartyThe children (and staff) all had a great time at our Jubilee 'Street Party' on Friday lunchtime. Our lunch staff decorated the tables and front of the school beautifully and we sang 'God Save The Queen' too! The children then went on to make lots of noise with their patriotic party blowers and vuvuzalas - all in all good fun was had by all.
Year 6 ResidentialBon voyage to all of our Year 6 children who have safely arrived at Sandymouth Bay for their residential.
Wenlock and Mandeville at KEPS!Wenlock and Mandeville are visiting us having been all the way from London to Salvador Espriu School in Montgat, near Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish children have loved having them in their school when they had their Olympics Day and we have loved them here too!
CLP Music SpectacularOnce again, our Choir represented the School wonderfully, singing two songs at the Edgar Hall in Somerton, last Tuesday 19th June. They sang 'Both Sides Now' a song made popular by Joni Mitchell, and 'Every Tear is a Waterfall', a Coldplay song. Many people commented on how well our Choir sang. Well done everybody!
The Great Food JourneyWillow and Beech Classes are participating in The Great Food Journey Program. Every child received a packet of pea seeds and we gave some packets to our Gardening Club. The children watched videos about how peas grow and planted the seeds with their families. In addition, the children in Beech Class planted some of the seeds in class to see how they were growing and took care to water them well.
Party by The ParrettWhat a great time we had at the Party by The Parrett! The choir performed beautifully four modern songs that made the audience clap with enthusiasm. Everyone commented on how well they looked and sounded. Well done choir children (and Pip, who joined us playing recorder), the School is proud of you!
Huish CLP Collaborative Event - KayakingKate and Will were the first of our 6 children to enjoy their Kayaking session. As you can see from the photographs they has a great time!
June FayreNever too late to mention our June Fayre and look at the great pictures taken by Mrs Revell! It was a fine occasion filled with music and dances. Our PTA worked very hard and the weather was just right...
St.Martin's Church FeteThe Country Dancers were amazing at the Church Fete on Saturday 14th July, and the Choir sang beautifully. A big Thank You to all the parents for taking the children, thank you Paula for all the hard work with the dancers, thank you Pip for joining in with the recorders -you like this don't you? - and thank you children, we are proud of you!
Mini Sports DayWe made the most of the break in the weather to run our Mini Sports Day. Due to the waterlogged field we ran the events on the school playground. All the the children took part in an event and after a 3 way battle throughout, Blackdowns finally came out triumphant. Well done everyone!
Lead Learners in SciencePhilip and Harry attended a presentation of awards at Huish Sixth last night and both received certificates for great project work during their Lead Learner Session at Huish Academy. Harry was also presented with a lovely Science Book for an outstanding contribution.
Well done boys, you've made us proud!
Olympic VisitOn the 11th September 2012 we had a visit from double Olympic and Commonwealth Gold Medal Weightlifter Michaela Breeze. She was in to launch our new Be the Best you can Be programme. Truly inspirational!
YSHC Hockey Taster DayWe took 15 budding hockey players to Sherborne for the day on Friday 28th September. They were a credit to our school and played (and behaved) brilliantly!
German DayOur German Day was a great success with smiles all round. From baking biscuits in Willow Class to conversational German in Elm Class everybody enjoyed a new cultural experience, with special thanks to Mrs Lean (Tessa's mum) for her help - Danke!
The Yurt Sleepover!Years 2 and 3 had great fun on Friday evening when they came back to school for their sleep-over. They did games in the field, had a sing-along around the fire and ate toasted marshmallows. When they were ready for bed they all gathered in the Hall to watch a film and finally, they went into two groups, those sleeping in the yurt and those sleeping in the School Hall. So much fun.....there were some very tired children!
Learning about Jordan 17.10.2012As part of our topic - 'Home and Away' the Lovis Family led our Assembly this afternoon to tell us about life in Jordan. Mr Lovis has spent several months working there and brought traditional costumes and lots of photos to show us. Thank you so much for the lovely and interesting Assembly!
Year 4 Residential - Leeson HouseWe arrived safe and sound after a great first day. All had a good first night and hearty breakfast. Please browse through our photos to see more!
Halloween Assembly by School Council RepsWe had an interesting Assembly organised by all the Council Reps today who told us all about Halloween and prepared a Power Point Presentation.
Halloween Mufti Day!The children dressed-up in Halloween costumes today.... the school was quite spooky!!
Breakfast ClubOur breakfast club run by The Willows Childcare had a very successful first session this morning.
Willow and Beech Classes learn about survival in extreme weather!Thank you so much to Lt.Plunkett, who is the Dad of one of our children in the school, for coming to talk to us about survival in the Arctic Circle. He is soon going to Norway for a six week training program with his Squadron. Lt. Plunkett brought his kit and interesting photos to show us. The children were very interested and had an opportunity to try on some items.... in which they almost disappeared!
The choir sang at the Kingsbury Candlelit MarketWell done! to all the enthusiastic children who sang at the Christmas Candlelit Market. The choir's performance was enjoyed by everyone and added to the festive spirit of the occasion. Special thanks to the parents for their continuous support.
KEPS School ChoirWell done to our school choir who sang beautifully at the annual CLP Carol Concert at Somerton St Michaels and All Angels church on Monday the 3rd December.
The event was a great success and the children were congratulated for their excellent performance.
KS1 Nativity - 2012This year the children of Beech, Willow and Elm class put on a production of Baa Baa Bethlehem. The story is about four young shepherds, being 'bottom of the heap' and who never get to leave the hillside and take the sheep to market, and are never allowed to sit near the fire on cold evenings - such treats are reserved for the older shepherds. However, one marvellous, magical night, they are chosen to do a very special job, that will change their places in the pecking-order forever