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  • 16/10/18
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    Official New Build Opening

    We had our official opening of our new build on Monday. This is where members of the local council, local authority, Feltham's - the building company and the architect came to school to see the end result. It was a lovely morning and a chance for people to see what wonderful things go on at...
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  • 16/10/18
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    Carpentry Corner

    One of our Post-16 students, Ricky, has spent the last three Friday afternoons make this amazing bench, made completely out of recycled materials. Ricky has a keen interest in carpentry and showed great skill and enthusiasm in creating this original design. It is made from wooden pallets. Ricky used...
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  • 10/10/18
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    Castle Food Bank Support

    Windsor class took all of the harvest food from our festival to Thatcham food bank yesterday. They were very grateful for our donations and said that lots of people in Newbury and Thatcham need food parcels. The students learned that the food bank helps people who don't have enough food. We...
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  • 08/10/18
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    Happy Harvest Festival

    We had a wonderful whole school Harvest Festival at St Mary's Church in Shaw last week. Pupils performed poems and sung songs to celebrate harvest. The story was told through the eyes of The Sharing Horse and the Selfish Sheep written by Amy, one of our class teachers. We had som,e wonderful don...
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  • 08/10/18
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    Castle at The Care Home

    My group had a great time at the care home on Thursday 4th October. The students were extremely polite and friendly and I was very proud of them. We played skittles and the board games together and there were lots of smiles and cheers from pupils and residents. We are looking forward to going b...
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  • 08/10/18
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    Plympton Cooking Skills

    In Plympton Class, we have been working on our shopping and cooking skills. In addition to preparing snack. So far this term we have brought the ingredients and made crackers, crispy marshmallow squares, cottage pie and apple crumble (using apples picked from Rushall Farm). We have al...
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  • 08/10/18
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    Jeans 4 Genes

    On Friday 21st September, The Castle school worked together to raise a fantastic £154.52 for the 'Jeans for Genes' charity.  Primary House organised lots of fun games and activities for all pupils in school, including 'stick the pennies on the jeans', 'guess how m...
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  • 05/10/18
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    Brilliant Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

    Totnes Class baked Banana Bread and Butter pudding this week! In Totnes class, we looked at Fairtrade bananas and how to use them in an affordable recipe. The pupils had to work well in small groups to ensure all of the ingredients were used in the right order!
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  • 04/10/18
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    Tiverton @ Kennet

    We made a cup holder, wooden pan stand and a pair of tongs. For the cup holder we had to glue the two pairs of wood together. Then we drilled holes in the wood to screw in the hooks. We had to drill a hole in the base then we screw the base to the tall wood. “I love Kennet because it is...
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  • 03/10/18
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    World Mental Health Day

    It is World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October. The day provides an opportunity "for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide". At The Castle School we w...
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  • 02/10/18
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    Sleep Course starts this Friday - spaces available

    Just a reminder, a two week course for supporting children with sleeping difficulties starts this Friday. We still have spaces. This is a extremely useful two-week (2 hours per week) course for parent/carers of children (aged 0-18) with special or additional needs who are experiencing sleep dif...
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  • 02/10/18
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    Boxercise fun after school

    Boxercise Club started this week and was great fun. The pupil found it  very exciting and got them moving and learning skills to keep fit. There are still spaces available so please conact Shannon Booth if you are interested. We also have Bootcamp on a Wednesday.  Both clubs start at...
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