Class and Sports Highlights

Class Highlights

Children in Owlet Class are impressed by how much the vegetables and herbs have grown over the holidays. They have decided that the focus of term 6 will start off with fossils and dinosaurs and have changed the role play area into Jurassic World. We are hoping to explore lots of things wild and wonderful! 

Children in Owl Class had a great time at the River and Rowing Museum.  We met Mr Toad and the other characters from Wind in the Willows.  We saw Mr Toad's car, the broken-down caravan and there was a dark part where there was spooky music!  We looked at a John Piper abstract painting and we made our own abstract painting using colouring pencils.  After lunch by the river in the sunshine, we learnt about some famous painters who had painted rivers in different ways.  We then painted a picture of a river and had to use wiggly lines, dots, dabs and lots of different colours.  On the last day before half term Mrs Seymour (senior) visited Owl Class to read the story of Gideon.  She helped us to understand how the character of Gideon changed during the story and what this story continues to teach us today.  Thank you Mrs Seymour. 

Children in Panda Class have been learning about the poem Jabberwocky. This has included looking at nonsense words, creating their own nonsense dictionaries and culminated in a class performance of the poem for parents.  

Children in Rhino Class have had a busy start to the term. Year 6 visited Townlands Hospital in Henley where they learned about the role of the minor accident unit and also learned some emergency life skills.  These included first aid and using equipment used to save lives. They also learned about potential dangers in some situations and how to avoid injuries. A really useful and interesting trip.


Sports Highlights

Following our success in the partnership Swimming gala last term, our Year 5/6 girls team took part in the South Oxfordshire finals on Tuesday. The girls all showed great determination and came joint sixth overall. Getting to this stage in the competition was a fantastic achievement as there are 62 primary schools in the south of the county. The girls should be very proud to have represented Checkendon so well. Well done.


  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Berkshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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