Cultural Capital - enriching our modern world for all


    At the end of last term Year 4 went away on a residential trip, spending an exciting weekend at Skern Lodge in Appledore. They completed a range of fun activities including archery, kayaking, climbing, tunnelling and zip lining. The children were all incredibly brave and resilient and had a go at everything the weekend offered. The Skern Lodge instructors were brilliant at supporting the children and helped to make the trip so memorable. Year 4 had a truly amazing time filled with laughter, adventure and teamwork, and returned home with lots of new memories.


    Oak class: Big Bird Watch

    We took part in the Big Bird Watch this weekend. They were busy watching, filling in surveys and using their own bird books and leaflets to identify the birds.

    Oak class: Chinese New Year

    This week we have also been celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year.
    Summer dressed in her traditional Chinese clothes. We have been finding money hidden in sand to put into our red envelopes. We made mini dragons, practiced painting Chinese numbers alongside our English numbers as well as re-enacting the story behind the Chinese New Year. The children have an "explore table" with a variety of items and have learnt about the traditions. We have tasted Chinese style food from beetroot and spinach noodles, spring rolls and chicken chow mien. Today we will finish making our large Chinese Dragon and will be using musical instruments, ribbons and scarves to have a Chinese parade. The children have made and painted their own big dragon. 


    Last week Sycamore class were lucky enough to be a part of the Energy Sparks workshop. 
    We are focusing as a class, and school, on what we can do to reduce our energy use (electric as well as heating). Our Eco team in Sycamore have been working closely with Mrs Miles on monitoring our consumption as a school and are preparing an assembly to share with the school to share findings and discuss what we can do to be better eco citizens! 
    Watch this space for ideas and initiatives we will be rolling out across each class soon! 

    Easter Celebrations- March 2021

    To celebrate Easter the children at St. Julian's Church School completed lots of different activites. EYFS and KS1 enjoyed going on an Easter Egg Egg hunt in the school grounds whereas our KS2 children enjoyed a walk to the Long Barrow where they then took part in an Easter Egg Hunt! 

    Lots of fun was had by all. 


    WORLD BOOK DAY- March 2021


    In Lockdown (March 2021) the children (and staff) at St.Julian's enjoy a magical week exploring books and Literary Worlds! 

    From bookmarks, illustrations, costumes and even potato decorating, staff and children had an exciting week sharing our love of books. 

    Throughout the classes, we were blown away with the children's artistic talents and story reading. We enjoyed being transported to so many new worlds, watching the engaging puppet theatres, seeing the tasty baked treats and reading the in-depth book reviews. 

    Whilst we were working together online, it was lovely to see all of the hard work everyone put in. Well done everyone!



    We were also lucky enough to have a selection of books given to us from a local bookstore. We were overjoyed at the chance to choose a book of our choice!



    This week the children in Oak Class have been looking at people who inspire them and encourage them to be kind to others. They have learnt about Sir Captain Tom Moore, his life and love for adventure and the wonderful legacy he left by raising money for the NHS. 


    Following his birthday this weekend, the children have been making 100 in many things including running 100 laps as a class.

     Felix, who is in Reception, inspired the children when he told them how he had raised over £400 for the Downs Syndrome Trust with his brother Rio by completing 100 laps of his garden and Rio had completed 100 Makaton signs. Felix taught the children in Oak class some of them too!


    Building a Better World (week)- July 2021

    Our children have had a fantastic week exploring the theme of how to build a better world for the future. The week started with a visit from Miss Mills’ bees to help us understand why we must look after bees. 

    Over the course of the week children then enjoyed some science and technology, art and sport activities, including our sports day and a visit from a Humanist.



    July 2021- Wind in the Willows

    We present to you our end of Year KS2 production.

    The children have worked incredibly hard and we are really proud of their performance in what has been very difficult circumstances. I would like to thank all our KS2 staff for their hard work in preparing the children, learning the songs, filming and editing the film. Here are a few photos from the filming...


    July 2021- YEAR 6 ADVENTURE DAY

    On Friday 9th July, Year 6 celebrated the end of their Primary journey at St.Julian's by going to Mendip Activity Centre for a team bonding day.

    Beautiful weather greeted us when we arrived at the quarry for a morning of climbing and abseiling. We then took a scenic walk back across to the activity centre where we had lunch and played Active Archery. We finished our day with a fun hour of tobogganing down the slopes (check out the video below!). Miss Williams and Mrs Miles were blown away by the children's manners, teamwork and kindness on this day. Well done Year 6!