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  • 19/02/18
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    Welcome back

    Welcome back to term 4! As the evenings get lighter and the weather (hopefully) gets a bit warmer we have several exciting things happening this term. On Thursday 1st March we are celebrating World Book Day. All pupils (and staff) are welcome to come to school dressed as their favourite literary cha...
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  • 09/02/18
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    Have a great half-term

    I would like to wish all our students and staff a wonderful, well-earned half-term break. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday 19th February 2018.
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  • 07/02/18
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    New Governors - we need you!

    Our governing board has a vacancy for a co-opted governor, and we would like to extend the invitation to local employers to join The Castle is a fantastic school with an outstanding Ofsted rating. The board brings together a diverse range of skills and experience, and helps to review...
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  • 07/02/18
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    Olympic gymnast visits The Castle

    On Tuesday the 6th of February we were lucky enough to have Marissa King, an Olympic gymnast come to the school. Marissa competed in the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and is now touring the world with Cirque Du Soleil. The pupils had been working hard to raise sponsor money for the charity that Mariss...
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  • 05/02/18
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    Celebrating NSPCC Number Day

    The Castle School again this year celebrated the NSPCC Number Day. This nationwide event looks to raise awareness of The NSPCC and Childline, along with making maths relevant to all chilcren. This year our pupils dressed up in all manner of number-related outfits and raised over £100 for the N...
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  • 05/02/18
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    Learning and laughing at lunchtime

    Lunch clubs are a big part of life here at The Castle School. This term we have been lucky enough to have huge range of clubs including; relaxation, puzzle and board games, meteorology, Lego, Marvel, Boccia and football (to name just a few)! There are at least three lunch clubs r...
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  • 29/01/18
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    London Irish Inspire the community

    Please click the link to the London Irish website to read this lovely story about our students participating in rugby.
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  • 23/01/18
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    Shaw Woodland Project

    Over the last two years our younger pupils have been working with Newbury Community Resources Centre in the Shaw woodland. Classes in our lower primary take turns to spend one morning a week for a term going to the woodland to explore and learn new skills. This has proved to be a wonderful reso...
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  • 22/01/18
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    SEND Local Offer Day

    This free event is being run by the West Berkshire Parent Forum in association with West Berkshire Council. Please click the link below to downlaod the whole flyer.
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  • 17/01/18
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    Outer Space arrives at The Castle!

    This week we had the wonders of space brought to life at The Castle. A huge inflatable planetarium dome was put up in the secondary hall and our pupils had sessions throughout the day experiencing amazing space-related activities. Here is some of the feedback that was collected by Alfie, one of our...
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  • 16/01/18
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    Kyle's review

    One of our Key Stage 4 pupils, Kyle, wrote a review of the Royal Philarmonic visit in December. You can download the review below. Thank you Kyle.
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  • 05/01/18
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    Colchester go to Infinity and Beyond!

    Colchester have been starting to learn about the different planets in our solar system. Today, we created two scale models to help us to understand the size of the planets and how far away from each other they are. First (above), we made scale models of the planets in our solar system using Play...
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