All posts by Jane Mason

Cross Country Report

Over the past 3 weeks there have been weekly cross country competitions at Godinton House with other local schools. The course was a challenge with long grass and hills to contend with. We entered pupils from Years 3 -6, some competing for the first time for Great Chart School. As always the children showed great sportsmanship and competed to the best of their ability. Unfortunately the second Year 3 and 4 event was postponed due to the rain so we hope the team will get an opportunity to improve their personal bests when it is re-organised.

The Daily Mile is certainly having an impact on the stamina of the children and we had some great results.

In the Year 5 and 6 events Aki won silver and gold medals and Jack and Summer secured two top ten finishes. All of the team either improved their position or their time in the second race -well done!

In the Year 3 and 4 event Oscar secured a silver medal and there were top ten finishes for Francesca, Willow and Harley. The Year 4 boys team took the team trophy -well done!

We are now looking forward to the County Cross Country Finals at Brands Hatch on 23rd November -more details to follow.

Celebration Assembly

The children celebrating their good work this week are:


F Griffin Elspth and Bobby

4 Griffin Imogen and Amy

F Toke Frank and Julia

4 Toke Amelia and Oscar

1 Griffin Ruby and Marshall

5 Griffin Lily C

1 Toke Freddie H, Kyra and Esme

5 Toke Toby

2 Griffin James and Imogen
6 Griffin Maddison

2 Toke Marcel and Lexi

6 Toke Bailey

3 Griffin Dainton and Lucas
6 Goldwell Edward

3 Toke James

Mr Nourish’s Visit

Last week children had a visit from Mr Nourish. He was telling them about healthy lunches and also about his upcoming 16th birthday party on Thursday 3rd October. Children can take part in designing the best birthday card competition. All cards need to be handed in to the catering team by 2nd October. Child’s name and class needs to be clearly marked.

Natural History Museum Visit

Roarrrrr!!!!!!  To start our exciting topic on dinosaurs , we had a visit from the Natural History Museum from London. Year one got the chance to meet and ride on some of their favourite dinosaurs.  Dino girl brought the history of dinosaurs to life.  The children became Palaeontologist and dug for bones, they made their own fossils and even held a Diplodocus tooth which was over 65 million years old.   The children had the most amazing time holding a fossilised egg shell and they even got to hold fossilised Dinosaur poo.  It was a great way to start our topic.   

Headteachers Tea Party

Congratulations to the following children for working hard and following the  school rules for term 6:

EYFS:  William and George

Year 1:  James and  Elsie

Year 2:  Charlie and Katie

Year 3:  Grady and Daisy

Year 4:  Harrison and Ryan

Year 5:    Kashan, Isabelle and Leo

Sports Day 2019

All the children had a great day competing in the events, thank you to the Friends’ Association for selling refreshments and all the staff for their hard work. We hope you all enjoyed watching the children compete. Please click here to see the photos

Blooming Marvellous!

The Eco warriors set a garden competition for each year group. The aim was each Year group to grow fruit and vegetables that could be used in the school kitchen. We had Mrs Goodyear-a garden expert and the green fingered Mr Beck judge the plots. It was a very tight competition. Year groups had successfully grown: strawberries, potatoes, onions, runner beans and cabbages. 

After much deliberation the winners were Year 5 as their plot was so bio-diverse . The runner-up were Year 4 for their bright and colour planter.

Physical Fun and Fruit

EYFS children invited their parents into school, to share an afternoon of physical Activities

Physical play includes activities that use physical movements to allow children to use their energy, and it gives children the chance to develop gross and fine motor skills, learn new things and socialise. Physical play also benefits a child’s health.  Fun was had by all.