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The Rissington School
Aspire - Belong - Challenge

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September News




We hope you agree that we have had a fabulous start to our Autumn term.

Not only have we returned to full opening, but we have returned with lots of enhancements to our broad and balanced curriculum offer.

Here is a reminder of some of the events and experiences the children at The Rissington School have already enjoyed during September.

Roald Dahl Day:  we love reading at The Rissington School and how better than to celebrate reading, than to celebrate the birthday of arguably one of our most treasured children's authors.  Not only do we share our love of Dahl's stories, but we raised money for the Marvellous Children's Charity too.

The Winchcombe Meteorite:  we love science at The Rissington School and it was fabulous to have our ex member of staff "Mrs Wilcock" visit us with the Winchcombe Meteorite and scientists from the Natural History Museum.  It was incredible to hear the story of how the meteorite landed on her driveway and the answers this can give us about the universe we live in.

Crazy Hair day:  we love the community we live in and enjoyed parading around the premises with all manner of wild and wacky hair styles.  The day generated a huge amount of bottles to be raffled off at our Village Fete.

An Audience With Charlie Brooks - Author Visit:  It was with great excitement that we met Beanstalk (one of the characters in the Holly Hopkinson books) and we also loved listening to the Author of the books too.  Charlie explained how he was inspired to write the books; took questions from the audience and left us with a hypnotising pocket watch of our own! 

Open the Book are back:  we love stories and literature at The Rissington School and it has been fantastic to welcome back the storytellers from Open the Book.  The interactive story of The Creation was a great re-introduction to the stories in the Bible.

Stone Age Workshop:  We love being historians at The Rissington School.  Year 3 & 4 thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the evolution of the human race and considered "Why Are We Not Extinct?"   The children looked closely at artefacts, made their own cutting tools and even tried out their skills at archery to see who would be best at hunting deer and the illusive woolly mammoth!

European Day of Languages:  Our Key Stage 2 children love learning a new language and have taken part in short Italian workshops to celebrate 20 years of the European Day of Languages.

MacMillan Coffee morning:  we love thinking about the wider life beyond the school and are happy to report that we have been able to play an active role as citizens, raising funds for one of our favourite charities this year.  

It is hard to believe that this has all happened in September!  What enrichment activities will we see in October?