Arithmetic Skills

Today Year Five and Six spent the morning working collaboratively on their arithmetic skills.

Year Six coached Year 5’s on some essential skills to help get them ready for next year.

The vocabulary and patience being modelled by Year Six means we may have some future teachers on our hands!

They have had a great morning sharing their mathematical knowledge.

Year Six Cooking!

Year six enjoyed a hands-on morning of cooking at Avon Valley College.

Making the most of our links with other Salisbury Plain Academies, year six got to experience cooking in the kitchens at the secondary school.

All of the children made both sweet and savoury scones with great success....they even enjoyed cleaning up after themselves! 

Thank you to Mr Ross and his team for a wonderful morning.

Tonne of Tins Support

Bulford St. Leonards are very proud of the achievements of Ollie who has delivered an amazing PowerPoint presentation on Spire FM’s Tonne of Tins campaign. 

Ollie has received a personal thank you from the Trussell Trust and he and his family have been invited to visit the foodbank.

 Spire FM have today announced that they have reached their Tonne of Tins target and we are delighted that our pupils have supported this amazing target.

Ollie is a shining example of Bulford’s values in action and models the schools approach to community spirit.  Ollie has used his Wisdom to inform his fellow classmates of the Spire FM Tonne of Tins campaign and has truly helped to provide a very valuable Service to the local community over the forthcoming summer holidays.

Braeside Visit

The children enjoyed a fantastic day at Braeside education centre this week where they took part in many activities such as pond dipping, bug hunting and classifying insects.

To the children's excitement and to top off the day, they even found a Great crested newt!

What a fantastic learning experience for everyone!

Year Six Leavers Service

Today year six went to the leavers' service at Salisbury Cathedral. We joined in with drama and art activities and worked as a team with other schools to put on a collective service during the afternoon.

 We learnt the parable of The Mustard Seed and enjoyed retelling the story with RISE theatre company.

 It was a special day for year six and one they will always remember.

Junior Good Citizen Event

Year six went to the annual Junior Good Citizen event on Tuesday 25th June. The event is run in conjunction with several agencies including Wiltshire Council, Fire and Rescue services and Wiltshire Police.

Junior Good Citizen is designed to help children avoid putting themselves at risk of accident or injury by raising awareness of where something could happen.

Year six interacted with seven different scenarios including road safety, fire safety, hate crime and cyber crime.

 The pupils said:

"I learnt how to stay safe in any scenario" JH

"We learnt lots while having good fun" RG

"I now know lots more about being safe" CW

"It was really interesting and fun with lots of different activities" LH

The children were scored points during each scenario and one of our Bulford teams was the ultimate winner of the morning - winning a new water bottle each!

Summer Bonanza

Bulford's Summer Bonanza took place on Friday 21st June. It was a fabulous afternoon with the sun shining, teachers in stocks, an army assault course, ice ream van and reptile station.

Local businesses provided raffle donations and materials to make our own games. Our fantastic parents also sent in so many cakes for us to sell.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a success.

Small Fire at Bulford St. Leonard's - Reflection and Thanks

Bulford St. Leonard’s staff and pupils have been reflecting following the small fire that occurred on the roof of one of the school buildings on Monday 17th June 2019.

The following day all staff and pupils gathered at 9am to talk about the events of the previous day and to be thankful for how well absolutely everyone responded to the situation. Pupils entered assembly by singing “Proud.”

“What have you done today to make you feel Proud?” For Team Bulford – the answer is plenty!!

All emergency procedures were implemented quickly and efficiently, ensuring that everyone was safe. The school is open as normal, albeit with different classrooms being used for some.

At Bulford St. Leonard’s one of our values is Trust. We all talked about how Trusting we all were of each other to each do the right thing and how that enabled everyone to be kept safe.

We also chose a new word for our School – Calm. Everyone remained Calm and listened to and followed instructions. We are so very Proud of everyone in the school and also of all the Bulford St. Leonard’s parents who responded so quickly to the requirement to come and collect their children and also remained Calm.

The children’s Christian values and community commitment shone through very strongly throughout the incident, whilst evacuated on the school field the collective worship group of children were sat quietly praying for everyone’s safety, demonstrating how much care and thought there is for others at Bulford St. Leonard’s.

“Don’t worry about a thing”

The school then sang “Three Little Birds” while reflecting on the fact that we are so privileged at Bulford to have such wonderful pupils, staff and parents that there is no need to worry about a thing that we will all take care of each other.

Teachers have been holding circle time with the children to give them an opportunity to talk about what had happened and to ask any questions.

Team Bulford would like to say a very big thank you to everyone involved, especially the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service and all the parents who have been sending in such lovely comments following the incident on Monday.

Mrs Edmond, a parent, said:

“Your professionalism was outstanding, and we are so grateful to have individuals like you leading, teaching and inspiring our children”.

Whilst talking about deforestation in class and how we need to keep our trees safe, a pupil said:

“just like the teachers kept us safe during the fire, we need to protect the forests”

School life continues as normal at Bulford St. Leonard’s following the incident and behind the scenes, we will be working hard to ensure all the damage to the new building is repaired.

Thank you for everyone’s support at this time – go Team Bulford!

Visit to Bath Spa University

On Wednesday 19th June year six pupils visited Bath Spa University as part of their wider participation programme to raise the aspirations of young people.

The children enjoyed a Gamelan music taster session, a campus tour and got the opportunity to interview current students about life at university. We finished the day with a mini graduation - mortar boards and all.

It was very exciting that one of the university students who worked with us was a past Bulford St Leonard's pupil.

The children had a wonderful day and had a good insight into life at university.

Small Fire at Bulford St. Leonard's

17th June 2019

A small localised fire occurred on the roof of the new building at approximately 1pm today at Bulford St. Leonards’ Primary School.  The fire was caused by an electrical issue with solar panels on the new building.  All emergency procedures were implemented quickly and efficiently, and all children and staff were evacuated safely.

Wiltshire & Dorset Fire and Rescue Services attended and quickly brought the fire under control, to enable further clean up work all children were sent home for the remainder of the day.

Thank you to all staff, children and parents for such a swift and calm response which enabled the situation to be dealt with quickly.

The school will be open as usual tomorrow, Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Academy Advisory Board - Call for Parent Members

There are currently vacancies for parent members to join the Academy Advisory Board (AAB) for Bulford St. Leonard’s.

Training will be provided and no qualifications necessary, just a passion to help support and develop your child’s school as it moves forward.

Further information available here, or contact the school office to arrange to meet with Caroline Lander if you would like to discuss further.