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Alex Cotter Writing Workshop (Burnham Book Festival '24)

Years 4 and 6 enjoyed taking part in a writing workshop led by local author Alex Cotter, organised by Burnham Book Festival. They had a Q & A session with Alex before being given the opportunity to show off their creative skills.

World Book Day 2024! 


This year, our theme was 'Picture Books'. Children looked at one picture book in their class and created a piece of work around this. They talked about how picture books are important for all ages as they help develop children's imaginations and a love of reading. Below is some of the work they created. Each class also joined up with another class and shared their favourite books.


Year 3- enjoying paired reading in Acorn class with Bramble class. Children shared their favourite book and read a passage with their peers.

Year 5- Bramble class looking at the book 'Fear-a Brother Like no Other' and retold this story by creating their own pieces of artwork and piecing each part together to make a whole class film. 

Year 6- the children had part of a picture of the picture book Tuesday and had to extend the picture and imagine what should have been there.

Highbridge Festival 2024

Well done to all children in Years 5 and 6 who represented the school at the Spoken Verse competition at the Highbridge Festival. They should all be really proud of their performances.


World Holocaust Day 2024

Burnham-on-Sea Remembrance Parade 2023

Year 6 Production 2023: 'Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies'

Year 6 Camp 2023

Year 6 visit to Bristol Museum and M Shed

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the performance poetry category at the Highbridge Festival. You should be so proud!

World Book Day 2023

World Holocaust Day Service 2023

Burnham-on-Sea Remembrance Parade 2022

After school club have helped to replant the school courtyard. The plants, compost, liners and advice have been kindly provided by Brean leisure Park. Thank you to Mrs Church, Mrs Fabika, Mr Neate and Mrs Broom who helped the children create a lovely area.

Our School Prime Minister and deputy Prime Ministers took their first whole school assembly today, proposing their ideas for the future.

Some of our children have been taking part in the Highbridge Festival of Performing Arts. Well done to everyone who did so well in the performance poetry competition, including two medal winners.

We spent some of World Book Day sharing our books with other classes. Year 4 and Year 6 had a great time reading to a partner.

World Book Day 2022

Well done to those children who have had their poems selected for publication in the latest Young Writers book, 'This Is Me'.

Burnham-on-Sea Remembrance Parade 2021
Thank you and well done to those Year 6 students who represented St Andrew’s at the Remembrance Service.

Harvest Service 2021

This afternoon we enjoyed our Harvest Service as part of our Collective Worship and heard poems written by our pupils all about fair farming practices, harvest around the world and fair distribution of crops and food into the community.


Huge thank you to everyone who donated food items for our school donation. If you would like to donate then there is still time as the donations are not being collected until tomorrow so please send your child in with items in the morning.


Thank you to Father Graham for attending the service.


Below are some photos from the service.

We are really proud of our class poetry. We have used 'The Lost Words' poetry book by Robert MacFarlane (with illustrations by Jackie Morris) as our inspiration for writing our own poetry to show our new class names.

Congratulations to Aaliyah for reaching the Reading Millionaires' Club. She has also completed the Year 4 Reading Challenge. Well done!

Spreading the Christmas spirit around school with our classroom advent displays. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…

Fantastic mathematicians taking part in #barvember2020 . Great to hear the buzz of excited maths discussions all around the school. Well done to everyone! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Josh in 6H is thrilled with his #Barvember prize from White Rose Maths . Josh was selected as โ€˜winner of the dayโ€™ for his amazing bar modelling. He was chosen from all of the entries we submitted as a school and all of the entries they received nationwide. Well done Josh! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Here is a selection of our poems from National Poetry Day #NationalPoetryDay #MyNPDPoem

Congratulations to Owen for reaching the Millionaires' Club. He has read 1,000,000 words since term began. A great achievement!

Lots of great entries for the Summer Reading Challenge. Can you guess which part of the Challenge they can tick off? ๐Ÿค”

Book Bags for Life Events - Ready for launch in September. We are putting together a collection of books that can be shared with children to support difficult family moments. These books can be borrowed and shared as families. Currently, we have books to support bereavement, family break up and moving home.

Kai has been busy helping the community, with his mum, collecting food donations from local supermarkets to make up food parcels and deliver them to families. Kai has been watching Newsround and heard about the Marcus Rashford campaign so wanted to get involved. ๐ŸŒˆFantastic work Kai! ๐ŸŒˆ You should be proud of what you're doing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Chris has been busy making things in the garden. He has also been growing most of these plants from seeds at the beginning of lockdown. The shelving he made from an old pallet! Very creative! Well done Chris!

Jenson has shared his handy work with woodwork. It did start out as a bridge and changed it a little so that they could use it in the garden and this is what he can up with, with a little assistance. Well done Jenson! ๐Ÿ˜

Beth has used her free Twinkl subscription to complete this home learning task labelling the countries of South America and locating the Amazon. She then used PurpleMash to email the work through. Well done Beth! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A wonderful home learning poem all about aliens written by Ella in 6H. Keep sharing your home learning work with us. We love catching up with you're all doing. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Miley is very proud of her chichen itza pyramid!! Well done Miley ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒˆ

First day back and Year 6 PE at St Andrewโ€™s. โ˜บ๏ธ

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Lincoln has worked hard on building a Mayan pyramid


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๐ŸŒˆA little message and some music from us at St Andrewโ€™s... feel free to sing along! ๐ŸŒˆ

(Please note some of the photos used here were taken pre Covid-19!)

Thank you to Miss Davies for putting this together ๐Ÿ˜

A fantastic piece of work, from one of our year six pupils, using purple mash! ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿคฉ

Isla has created some artwork linked to our South American topic. Well done, Isla!!

Lots of our Year 6 children have had fun completing the โ€˜Lockdown SATsโ€™ paper given to all Year 6s this week for a bit of fun as it should have been their SATs week. Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Amelia in Year 5 has worked hard to create an information poster on the Maya.

Josh worked really hard on his final piece of work for the year 5 Space topic creating a model of the solar system. Very impressive Josh, well done ๐Ÿ˜Š

So much learning going on at home from everyone โ˜บ๏ธ Jade has spent time working hard on this piece of work about VE Day. She watched a programme on it, read some information on VE Day, listened to some war time music... Lots of research! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ She has even created a picture of Winston Churchill and made some bunting! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Fantastic work from Keira in Year 6 all about electricity and how circuits work. Great use of Purple Mash to produce an informative poster too. Amazing stuff. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Reece in year 6 has made this clock! ๐Ÿ•” What a brilliant idea! ๐Ÿ˜Š Well done Reece ๐ŸŽ‰

A brilliant poem created by one of our pupils ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ƒ

Logan has done some sawing as his family are making a planter to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

Fantastic science experiment from Cerys with Apples ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ

Great email response to Anne Frank from one of our year 6 pupils! Well done Leah โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ“จ

Aidan in 6H and his sister have been busy painting little wooden hearts and making keyrings to raise money to add to Captain Tom's fund raising account. So far they have made ยฃ211 from selling them in their front garden! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Well done guys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Owen played for his neighbours today to cheer them up ๐ŸŽป what great talent! ๐Ÿ˜

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Evie has been very busy at home! Great work ๐Ÿ˜€

Some fantastic home learning from Amelia in 5B, in the form of a post card from Neil Armstrong, talking about how he is feeling on the moon. I think Amelia has captured many of our current feelings in her final paragraph. Well done, Amelia! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Wow great work Cooper! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ Here is some great information about transport ๐Ÿš and technology ๐ŸŽฎ over time!

Another fantastic space collage from Noah in year 5, also attempting another science experiment to see how long his hair grows in the lockdown.

Some Year 4 work on the Anglo Saxons. Evie has used questions really well to interact with her reader. Well done Evie! Good use of Purple Mash.

Some fantastic home learning from Roisin in Year 5

Here is a great example of work from Anya in year 6! She has used Purple Mash to create a lovely Blitz Poem. Well done Anya! Don't forget to check Purple Mash for your daily ToDos set by the teachers.

We're sure you're all doing your best at home and we home you're all well and safe. โ˜บ๏ธ Here is Tyler from 5S who has worked really hard to complete this space collage during his home schooling this week. Well done Tyler fantastic work ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

Rocket Mice

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This activity is a perfect chance to challenge that idea, shooting a rocket high into the air by rapidly
squashing a plastic bottle launcher. Youโ€™ll never get this rocket into space โ€“ but some real rockets do go fast enough to prove the saying wrong.

We had a very exciting and interesting visit yesterday from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra!!

The whole school enjoyed the visit of professional author, Dan Metcalf. Dan worked with each class, leading workshops and answering questions about the life of an author. He also signed and sold a few books! Dan's 'Lottie Lipton' series is currently being enjoyed by Year 4.

Well done to everyone who took part in the performance poetry category of the Highbridge Festival. We are very proud of all of you. Particular congratulations go to 4D for winning the whole-class Choral Speech category and Freya and Holly, who won gold and bronze respectively in the Year 6 individual performance.

Thank you to those children who took part in the World Holocaust Day ceremony the Frank Foley Memorial (27/01/20).

Very exciting news! We have been accepted to participate in the Writers Pen Pals Scheme. We are delighted to announce that Hana Tooke, author of the book The Unadoptables, is our very own pen pal. Hana has already written to us to give us some tips and recommendations - The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum is already on the shelves and being read. Hana will be able to answer our questions and write to us with further reading recommendations. Today, we are sending our first replies. We are looking forward to our correspondence with a professional author and some of the children can't wait until May, when The Unadoptables will be published.

The latest edition of Young Writers has been released. Well done to those children who have had their work selected for publication.

We hope everyone is managing to sell some raffle tickets for the Christmas Fair. Here are some of the generous raffle donations:

Our October Half Term Challenge winners! A BIG thank you to Berrymans for supporting this challenge.

Extreme Reading display is looking good. Well done for all your great ideas!!

A very successful day with our friends from Kenya helping us with this week's Secrets of Success lesson focusing on imagination!

Fantastic opportunity for 3LD who went to King Alfred's 1610 Gym for a Prama session.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our parents information evening tonight for Accelerated Reader.

Fantastic morning in year 4 with Mel Bex leading a gymnastics session.

A fantastic Sports day yesterday, with a huge number of parents who turned out to support.

The children had a wonderful afternoon competing in their events and the overall winners of Sports day 2019, for the first time in over 18 years was Macmillan House.๐Ÿ† 

Well done to all the children for a great afternoon of sport and to all the staff of St Andrew's who made this such a successful event. ๐ŸŽ‰

Our George Reed blue plaque has been unveiled at a small ceremony attended by pupils past and present, parents, governors and members of the North Sedgemoor History Society, who have sponsored the plaque. St Andrew's is proud of its asscociation with George Reed, the founder of our school and the plaque takes pride of place alongside his statue and the keystone from the original school. This plaque will now be part of the Burnham Heritage Trail. The unveiling was carried out by Freya Slade, a Year 3 pupil, and George Brown MBE, a pupil of the original St Andrew's School when it was located on the seafront. The students who contributed to the George Reed Exhibition at the library were those who were chosen to take part in the unveiling.

Our new Reading Areas are looking great! We have also introduced a 'Reading Challenge' for each year group, consisting of some of the best children's fiction - old and new!

Some of you may have heard of 'Lost Words' (illustrated by Jackie Morris) which has become a very popular book. A recent crowd-funding scheme has meant that every primary school in Somerset has been presented with its own copy. There are fabulous illustrations and it's easy to see why it's taking schools by storm. Our copy has arrived! We also have a signed copy of The Snow Leopard, written and illustrated by Jackie Morris, who has left her own personal message. These two lovely books will be on display in the foyer.

Thank you for all your playground reading contributions! Your donations have helped this to be a real success. Playtime reading boxes will be available from next week!

Come and have a look at our 'Favourite Books' display. All the children have contributed. St Andrew's favourite authors include Jeff Kinney, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Francesca Simon. Have you spotted your favourite?