News and Events

July 2014
Family Sports Day
Another end of year Family Sports Day was again welcomed with hot, sunny weather. The children participated in mixed aged teams against others in a variety of tasks with parents, brothers and sisters also joining in. Excellent teamwork skills were evident as children completed in events including an obstacle race, skiing and a water race. Click here to see more pictures from the day.
 
Y6 Whitby Residential Trip
Our Y6 children have now returned from a highly enjoyable 5-day residential trip to North Yorkshire. They were based in Robin Hood's Bay and travelled to various locations including Whitby, Scarborough and Pickering taking part in swimming in the sea, travelling on the steam railway and laser quest. Click here to see what the group were up to each day and some memorable quotes!
 
Friends of Wyton Garden Party
Garden Party 1 With the help of the Military Wives Choir and our own school choir, an enjoyable hour was spent in the sun as parents were able to chat and listen to the expert performances of the singers. There was a good turnout and any money raised will be put towards the Friends of Wyton's fund for the creation of the sensory garden in school. Garden Party 2
 
End of Term Music Concerts
Music Concerts - July 2014(1)
Once again we held two end of term music concerts so that the children could perform what they had been learning in their music lessons to the rest of the school and their parents. From Reception to the Y6 children, there were some excellent demonstrations of their new skills and confidence with voice, recorders, ukuleles and African drums.
Music Concerts - July 2014(2)
 
KS2 Production of Shakespeare Rocks
Our KS2 children, as usual did the school and their parents proud as they performed to full houses of an amusing, if rather tongue in cheek, look back at Shakespeare's life. It was the largest cast the school has ever used for a play with most of the Y5 and Y6 children involved in the acting along with some of the Y3's and 4's. Click here to see some pictures from the performances.
 
June 2014
Y3/4 Stibbington Residential Visit
29 of our Y3 and Y4 children visited the Stibbington Centre near Peterborough for a three-day residential stay which proved very enjoyable, if not just a little tiring. The children studied a variety of topics and learnt how to discover a pirate's treasure by following co-ordinates and compass directions as well as finding how to measure the speed of a river using dog biscuits! Click here to read more and see pictures from the visit.
 
March 2014
 
Wyton Marathon
 
Our annual sponsored running event around the school grounds and local streets was again enthusiastically embraced by the children (and staff). With all the money raised this year being donated to Sports Relief, the children did themselves and the school proud as they ran and walked for up to an hour with some managing around 6 miles. The average distance completed by each child was almost 3 miles and in total, everyone's efforts came to a very impressive 16.36 marathons!
     
 
Y1 & Y2 Mount Fitchet Castle visit
 
As part of their topic on castles, the Y1 and Y2 children spent an enjoyable, if rather cold, day at Mount Fitchet Castle exploring the features and reinforcing their learning about life during the Norman period. With stocks to try out and also tame animals such as deer to feed, there was plenty to keep the children interested.
     
 
World Book Day
 
World Book Day 1
The school was transformed for the day with characters from a wide selection of children's books taking a residence. Children and staff all came dressed as a character from a book with some excellent costumes on show. The day also involved a poetry recital from each class in the school attended by the parents.
World Book Day 2
     
 
Lost Knight visits KS1
 
Knight visit
As part of our topic work, the Y1 and Y2 classes were very lucky to have a surprising visit from a knight - Sir William DeClinton, the 1st Earl of Huntingdon - who came in search of his horse! Finding that it hadn't taken up residence in the school hall, he spent time talking to the children and explaining about his life as a squire and a knight. The children enjoyed the opportunity to handle his armour, gauntlet and sword.
Knight visit 2
     
January 2014
KS2 Stibbington Evacuee Day

Despite the cold, our KS2 children all ended their World War II topic with an exciting trip to the Stibbington Centre near Peterborough as evacuees. Following the footsteps of actual people who were evacuated from London during the War years, everyone took the part of an evacuee and got a feeling of what it may have been like for those who had to leave their homes and relocate to another part of the country. Click here to see more photos from the day.

 
     
     
 
As part of our topic work, the Y1 and Y2 classes were very lucky to have a surprising visit from a knight - Sir William DeClinton, the 1st Earl of Huntingdon - who came in search of his horse! Finding that it hadn't taken up residence in the school hall, he spent time talking to the children and explaining about his life as a squire and a knight. The children had the opportunity to handle his armour, gauntlet and sword.
 
     
December 2013
Houghton Christmas Lights

Once again, we were very proud to be asked if our choir would sing at this annual event.
Our children sang 2 Christmas songs, one with the choir from Houghton School, and the other on their own.
Not only were we asked to sing, but also to read a selection of festive poems.
‘The Christmas Mouse’ was read by Ajina, Molly and Leila. Tilly read ‘Will there be snow’ and this was followed by ‘The Christmas Pilot’ read by Esmee.

 
KS1 Production of Ralph the Reindeer
Our KS1 children did the school proud, as always, as they took part in their Christmas production of Ralph the Reindeer. Some excellent singing and acting from our younger children made the performances a delight for the parents, grandparents and carers who came along to watch.
 
Christmas Fayre
 

A packed school hall and classrooms saw cakes being bought and sold, children desperately trying to win lollypops and many more activities as we held our annual Christmas Fayre. It was a great effort by the Friends of Wyton and everyone else involved and all the money raised will be put towards our sensory garden project and towards the purchase of some iPads.

As part of the fundraising many of our children and parents took part in a baking some fantastic cakes which were later sold and presumably, very much enjoyed. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to bake and donate their creations to the Christmas Fayre. Click here to see some of the finished products.

 
 
November 2013
Laser Quest
Our annual Laser Quest evening again took place in the school hall with almost half of the school's children participating at different times. There was plenty of running around and charging behind obstacles as they avoided being fired upon.
 
Remembrance Day
The school was once again represented at the Cenotaph in Houghton by staff and some of our children. Mrs. Woodcock took representatives from KS2 who lay a wreath. On Monday 11th, the whole school took part in our traditional Remembrance Day assembly which included a two minute silence where we remembered those who'd died in past wars.
 

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