We have unfortunately, had an unprecedented number of staff struck down by Covid lately but are maintaining our provision of consistent education for the children. We are positively reminding children about the importance of regularly washing their hands.
This month’s governor: Matt Bryant
Hi, I’m one of the school's parent governors. I have two children at Corsham Primary School and I have been a governor for several years. Our role is to both support and challenge the school and to bring a parental perspective to issues. Each governor is linked to different curriculum areas, and we regularly visit the school as part of governor open days. I am thoroughly looking forward to visiting this week for example, to see our students being Historians and Geographers. We are keen that parents and the community understand our role, so please feel free to speak to us and find out more. (MBryant@corsham-pri.wilts.sch.uk)
World Book Day Celebrations...
On Thursday 7 March, children can come to school dressed in their PJ's ready to snuggle up with a favourite book or dressed as their favourite book character.
A letter giving more details will be sent out after half-term.
The Year 6 Awards
Alfie – for the Sports Award
Alfie is a super team player in all games at school and is a great Sports Leader where he supports other children in the playground. He is always kind and thoughtful towards everyone, including in Athletes lessons. He is a graceful winner and loser in any game and can be relied upon to support others. In addition, Alfie is keen to be helpful. He listens well and tries his very best in all aspects of school life.
Elena – for the Literacy Award
Elena is exceptional in the way she learns including in Author lessons; she listens to every piece of teaching and does her best to implement it in her writing. She concentrates very well and is always keen to share her ideas in class. Elena reads avidly at home and at school: this is reflected in her writing. In addition, she willingly helps others and can be relied upon to be a model pupil at all times.
Florrie - for the Numeracy Award
Florrie represents so many key attributes of a great mathematician. She has superb focus and a strong drive to solve problems and challenge herself. She adapts well to new topics and will go to great lengths to test ideas out, show her method and employ tenacity to reach an answer.
Florrie maximises her learning by asking questions and contributing in class. Fundamentally, she wants to learn the most she can and that is wonderful to see. She should be very proud of her achievements so far and positive about her potential in the future.
Louis - for the Good Manners Award
Louis has so many positive traits that make him a worthy recipient of this award. He is calm, measured and cheerful when meeting new experiences and challenges. He is a fantastic role model for other students in the class to show how to approach new things.
He is patient and knows how to speak to adults and his classmates with respect. He offers solutions to problems and support to others in a natural way and he clearly enjoys seeing other people happy. Louis improves the culture of our classroom and, even without knowing it, improves the behaviour and conduct of those around him by his example.
This award is thoroughly deserved. Well done!
Angel - for the Spirit Award
Angel has recently received the spirit award as she absolutely embodies a positive attitude to learning. She is always self-motivated to achieve her best, putting 100% into everything she does. We are so proud of her commitment to learning and the way she endeavours to deepen her writing as an Author, dive deeper as a Mathematician and show passion for all other subjects. Furthermore, she is such a kind, caring, positive person, and she approaches life and everyone around her with these attributes and a sound moral compass, holding herself to account for her values. Angel should be so proud of herself; we can’t wait to see what is in store for her during the rest of Year 6 and beyond.
Christy - for the CPS Award
Christy is a fantastic member of 5/6RY and Corsham Primary School. She is a kind and caring friend who is always thinking of others. She is a wonderful learning partner – listening to others and sharing ideas too. Across all subjects, Christy is careful in her learning and makes considered choices about what to include or how to complete a question. She always completes her learning positively and tries her best in everything she does, taking time to ensure that she has understood. Well done Christy!
This year, Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place from 5-11 February. The theme is ‘My Voice Matters’.
There are also activities you can do at home to get involved if you would like. In addition, Mrs Fry and Mrs Parker will be using the ideas from the website in assembly after half term.
We have received this lovely poster from Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. £212.33 was raised by the Year 6 children when they ran the school for the day last year.
Thank you to everyone involved.
Notifications regarding head bumps at school...
Please note, our procedure for reporting minor head bumps which occur at school are always sent out by text - these messages are not sent to alarm you but simply to ensure you are aware of what has happened (in case the note which is put in children's book-bags is not seen on the same day). If serious head bumps occur at school, we will always telephone parents/carers directly.
Playground Crazes of the Month
Notebooks and pens/pencils
Corsham Primary School supports the principles, practice and procedures outlined in the DfE school attendance document. We believe pupils can only take full advantage of their education by regular and punctual attendance at school or otherwise to ensure continuity of learning.
Number of recordings of children late arriving at school
0.8% in January
Total percentage of attendance
94% in January
For planned absences, please complete an absence request form, available from the school office. If your child is ill, please telephone the office absence line before 9am. Thank you.
A group of Year 5 and 6 children from both sites, visited The Corsham School for a Team Building event recently. There were approximately 70 children from different schools in the area who attended this fun session, participating in different activities such as undoing the human knot, crossing the river, hoop challenge and blindfold challenge! The children loved it and worked extremely well together, making new friends and working out solutions to these fun challenges.
Eleven year 5/6 children from both sites had a fantastic afternoon at The Corsham School taking part in a dance festival recently.
Sports leaders from The Corsham School taught them a warm-up routine, main routine, solo performance and finale over the course of the afternoon.
This was all then performed on stage in front of parents at the end of the day.
Merit Card Achievements ...
Congratulations to Elena T, Owen D, Ella D, Freya R, Tyler S, Pearl T, Amber G and Monty L, who will all have their names entered into the Golden Book for completing 9 merit cards.
Congratulations to Reuben M, Mia C, Harlee H, Mason P, Seren G, Maeve T, Ender O, Sumiko C, Annie S, Reggie B and Gigi U, who have all received Achievement Pens for completing 12 merit cards.
Congratulations to Belle M, Guy L, Jack J, Luca V, Harry P, Kai C, Bella B and Theo P, who have all been added to the Roll of Honour for completing 15 merit cards.
Congratulations to Oliver B, Ella-Mai P, Kylo C, Thea D and Olivia M, who have all received a golden badge for completing 18 merit cards.
Congratulations to Hettie W and Troy P, who have each received a book token for completing 21 merit cards.
Click here to read about our children's achievements ...