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Posted on: November 25th 2021

A Message from Mr Morton

Another great month here at Castle Primary School. Our discovery work is well underway in the classes and the children are becoming experts in a variety of subjects! Please take the time to look at their curriculum maps and knowledge organisers that the class teachers shared with you at the start of the term. They are an excellent way to keep in touch with the learning focus that your children are engaged with and also an excellent way of quizzing the children about their learning and what they have remembered so far...We hope that this will save you from the usual answer of “nothing!” to the question of “What did you do at school today?”. Please let us know if they are useful and watch this space as they become part of our everyday practices in school as a tool to help the children grow as confident learners.

 

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A Message from Mr Morton Posted on: 9/12/2022

A Message from Mr Morton

Thank you everyone for another wonderful term here at Castle Primary School. The children have been engaged in lots of amazing activities and celebrations that have enriched our lives and lifted our spirits. The artwork and poetry created for our Remembrance Service tastefully celebrated the lives of those who gave so much for us and adorned our monument until they faded into the earth.  On Wednesday this week William, Jacob and Harry represented our school at the first Trust Public Speaking Competition. The topic was 'Can children make a difference to our environment?'. The team has been working for the last few weeks to formulate their presentation and then to practise public speaking. They represented our school with confidence and articulated their points like professionals. They spoke passionately about how children can make a difference and should always challenge what they know to be wrong or that can be done better.  We are very proud of them. We look forward to welcoming you all for our 'Carols by candlelight' gathering on the playground next week. Last year the children warmed our hearts with their singing and the brass band made it even more christmassy than one would think possible (cheesy Christmas jokes aside!). We are confident that this year will be even more of that wonderful spirit.  A great night to be had by all.  Have a wonderful break and a joyful celebration. We look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 4th January 2023.  Categories: 1 CategorySchool News
A Message from Mr Morton Posted on: 22/07/2022

A Message from Mr Morton

What a year we have at our school. It seems like only yesterday that I was welcomed back into the Buckland family and in to the Castle one too! I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with amazing teachers and delightful children everyday. It doesn’t matter which school site I find myself on (often more than one in a day) I am always greeted with beaming smiles and welcoming words. It really does make my heart sing. We have had a rollercoaster of a year in terms of closures, illness and general ups and downs but you have all dug in and made each day worthwhile. I think we have all shown our true Somerset spirit! Thank you to you all. Castle Primary School and all of its wonderful village idiosyncrasies have begun to blossom again after 2 years on hold. Having a brass band accompany our children under the twinkling lights as they sang Christmas carols was a delight and then to parade around the village wearing our finest Easter bonnets was a thing to behold. Add in a full circus organised by our FoCS team for the whole village to enjoy which raised over £3000 towards the reopening of our pool and you can see why we are all so exhausted! I look forward to the many more celebrations, festivals and events that the school and local community bring together for us to be part of. Thank you everyone for your support and commitment to our school. Year 6 you leave us to start your next adventures. We know that you will all make the right choices and make our world a better place for having each and everyone of you in it. Be amazing! (and remember that we don’t talk about the lions!!!!!) Mrs Chant you leave us after over 30 years of service to our school. We thank you for your love and commitment to our staff and children. Enjoy your next adventure too! A big thank you to Mrs Campbell who is stepping down from FoCS after 20 years of fundraising and coordinating our out of school events. We are very grateful for all of your support.  Categories: 1 CategorySchool News
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