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  • Wednesday 18 November 2020 A perfect way to express yourself Here you can see items from the natural resources box which have been used in an ELSA session. These items are a perfect way for our children to express themselves, and recreate wonderful, personal memories.
  • Wednesday 18 November 2020 Early Years explore Diwali The children in Early years celebrated Diwali this week. We had a wonderful time exploring this magical festival. We sampled traditional Indian foods, made Rangoli patterns using coloured rice. We painted Mehndi designs and had a go at Bollywood dancing. The children were able to dress up and also make and decorate clay 'diya' lanterns using clay. We talked about how important it is to respect different customs, traditions and celebrations as part of our' Understanding of the World.'
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 Award winning Director of Music, David Halls This week Salisbury Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Halls, has been in the limelight winning two notable awards for his music. On Friday night he was awarded Pride of Wiltshire Award for his services to music in the county during an online Awards Evening, which was screened at 19.00 on 31 October. He also took second prize in the prestigious Royal College of Organists or RCO Composition Competition 2020 (category: age 25 years or above) earlier in the same week.
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 Boarders celebrate Diwali 2020 The boarders celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, with a delicious candle lit supper thanks to Nick Denning and catering team. Mrs Bedford and the boarding team decorated the undercroft and explained how Diwali celebrates a number of themes, including joy, forgiveness, knowledge, the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. Put simply, the festival represents new beginning and the triumph of good over evil. 
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 Penpals Our Year 4 pupils put pencil to paper this week to write an introductory letter to members of the Salisbury Cathedral School alumni who volunteered to participate in a new handwriting initiative.
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020 Making the most of our grounds In Outdoor Learning this week, with lots of running around (!), we've explored about how peregrine falcons, kestrels and sparrowhawks catch their quarry. We've also had some brilliant woodcraft sessions, seeing the children in their element, skillfully whittling sticks taken from the hazel, willow and lime trees around the lake, whilst sharing stories with one another. We've also tried to adapt to take as many lessons outside as possible, making the most of the remaining autumn sunshine and warming colours. 
  • Friday 13 November 2020 Show that we care and make a difference On the back of the school Conker Challenge and our Outdoor Learning sessions, it is wonderfully clear how passionate the children are towards nature and caring for the environment. Therefore, we would like to invite everyone this half-term, to share how you are going to ‘make a difference’, however big or small.
  • Friday 13 November 2020 Children in Need Choir Every year for Children in Need, a choir of children is formed across the UK, usually involving thousands of young people. 4 years ago Seraphim choir joined in with this, and somewhere there is a great photo of Mr Marriott with Pudsey bear from this event!
  • Friday 13 November 2020 Update on the 2020 Leavers' Jetty We are pleased to announce we are one step closer to realising our ambition to increase access to the lake.
  • Friday 13 November 2020 Year 8 music scholar performance This week we have had some musical treats in school!
  • Wednesday 11 November 2020 Remembrance Day Today, the children and and staff marked Remembrance Day with a short service outside. The service was led by our Head Master, Mr Marriott with Daisy giving a beautiful reading and Amelie playing 'The Last Post'.
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020 Does your child love singing? Does your child love singing? 
  • Friday 9 October 2020 La Jolie Ronde The Year 5 children have been very enthusiastic about embarking on the next stage of their “La Jolie Ronde” journey in French. We use this scheme at SCS from Nursery to Year 5. It allows lessons to be lively and interactive, and enables children to learn visually, aurally and kinaesthetically. The children are quickly picking up lots of new French vocabulary and phrases and putting it all to good use. Lessons have been full of games, songs and rhymes, alongside writing activities, and a new element introduced to these children this year is role-play. We use cue cards to remind the children of the vocabulary they have learnt and they use this to hold a ‘real’ conversation. The focus is on correct pronunciation and fluency.
  • Friday 2 October 2020 Kinaesthetic approach to handwriting Handwriting is a key part of communication and can be seen as a reflection of our personalities. Some of us may enjoy the mindfulness of calligraphy and the artistic nature of the written word, whereas others can only recall cramps and pain after handwriting 2000 word essays with smudgy biros. Even though technology and typing are dominating written communication, it is still important to value the techniques required when using pen and paper. There are many ways to build confidence and fluency and they don’t just involve lined paper and rubber pen grips.
  • Thursday 1 October 2020 Developing an awareness of instrumental sounds As part of their phonics session, Nursery have been developing their awareness of 'instrumental' sounds using a variety of instruments and song. The children are learning to identify the name the instruments being played and are listening and responding to the instructions.
  • Tuesday 29 September 2020 Salisbury Cathedral School partner with FMS UK We are excited to announce that Salisbury Cathedral School is partnering with FMS UK to introduce a revolutionary system of movement screening and physical well-being for our pupils.  
  • Friday 25 September 2020 Year 2 take a step back in time Year 2's topic, 'Into the Time Machine' took them to Breamore Countryside Museum. The museum provided a fascinating insight into the days when the village was self-sufficient. The children enjoyed seeing full size replicas of numerous trades and crafts including a blacksmith, village shop, school and dairy etc. The museum also has one of the finest collections of steam powered farm machinery, tractors, barn machinery and historical tools.
  • Friday 25 September 2020 Year 4 visit Butser Ancient Farm Year 4 have been learning about Vikings in history and are currently reading the book ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell in English. Dressed as very impressive looking Vikings the Year 4 children and their teachers visited Butser Ancient Farm in Waterlooville where they made jewellery and sewed their initials in runes. They dug in a gridded pit like real archaeologists and made a fence from oak and hazel.
  • Thursday 24 September 2020 Socially distanced rehearsal The choristers have been enjoying their socially distanced rehearsal in the Chapter House. If you would like to hear the wonderful choir, please visit the cathedral website to reserve a space at a forthcoming service: https://bit.ly/3dYfajb
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020 Exploring theories of the solar system Year 5 took their science lesson outside where they acted out the 'Geocentric and Heliocentric' models of the Solar System to learn about the scientists, Ptolemy and Copernicus. They compared these theories to modern day thinking.
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020 Exploring the rich diversity The start of this term has seen Years 3 and 4 thriving with their outdoor learning. Mr Frost has been thrilled with the children's fantastic curiosity to notice and celebrate all of nature's minutiae and the rich diversity of wildlife within the school grounds. The children have shown their creative flair whilst learning about different plants and trees, crystallising their instinct to love and conserve the natural world.
  • Tuesday 15 September 2020 SCS Welcome 55 New Starters It has been busy and exciting start to the term with 55 new pupils joining SCS across all year groups. We have welcomed children who live locally, those who have recently relocated and families from Kazakhstan, Pakistan, New Orleans, Spain and Kong Hong. The pre-prep has expanded and new staff and classes have been appointed to ensure that our class sizes remain small and our ratios high to maintain the standards and care we are proud to offer.  The prep school has also welcomed numerous new pupils and staff and we look forward to hearing more from them as the term progresses.
  • Friday 11 September 2020 Bright Explorers - Forest School Toddler Group Intrepid toddlers and pre-schoolers, aged between 2 and 4 years, took temporary residence under a large tree in the beautiful grounds of Salisbury Cathedral School this morning for the first meeting of the new Bright Explorers forest school group. The Bright Explorers will meet every Friday this term, led by Sarah Tribe of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, to get muddy and have fun learning about nature.
  • Wednesday 2 September 2020 Bright Explorers - Forest School Toddler Group
  • Thursday 20 August 2020 BSA Covid-Safe Charter Salisbury Cathedral School is pleased to support the Boarding Schools Association COVID-SAFE Charter. In preparation of our boarders returning to school we are working with the BSA to ensure we have the correct procedures in place to ensure the health and safety of our pupils and staff.
  • Wednesday 8 July 2020 Christ Triumphant We are delighted to share with you our final hymn of term, where over 90 singers and three trumpeters have come together to sing one of our favourite hymns. Pupils, parents, alumni, grandparents and extended family have made this into one of the most special moments of the term. Thank you everyone!
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 Roald Dahl writing sheds After learning how Roald Dahl crafted his stories in a writing shed, Year 3 set about trying to create their very own writing sheds. Inspired by their new special places, Year 3 designed wonderful posters and fact files all about Roald Dahl’s life and his books.
  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 Zoom across to the USA Virtual music lessons
  • Tuesday 23 June 2020 Learning Support via Google Meet Learning support, SEN,

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