Our Amazing Art Week
26/05/2023 3:30 PM
Our Amazing Art Week
As we look forward to our final day of Art Week today, I just wanted to say a public THANK YOU to everyone involved in pulling off my ‘OUR PLANET vs POLLUTION’ creative vision!
I ask a lot of the BWJS team during our Art Weeks, as the amount of preparation and the intensity of the practical activities is quite exhausting! But it is so worth it for the memories and experiences the children are gaining.
So much effort has been put into this week across the board: teachers and support staff (who have all gone above and beyond) and of course our wonderful pupils who have embraced the week with so much enthusiasm, curiosity and creativity.
When I walked around the classrooms to see the children at work earlier this week, and last night when I sneaked into each classroom to have a nosey at the final outcomes, I was BLOWN AWAY by the standard of the children’s artwork. I am so proud of everyone: well done and THANK YOU!
Of course, we have also really raised the environmental awareness of our pupils via this project: in particular their knowledge about the important issue of plastic pollution. Thank you so much to our Eco Champions (led by Mrs White) for launching the week with a very thought-provoking assembly.
We have certainly ensured that we have re-cycled, re-used and re-purposed hundreds of ‘junk’ items during this week, and the upper school have communicated a strong anti-plastic pollution message through their artwork.
A fantastic, enriching week all round!
Have a wonderful Half Term break all,
A Very Tired but Happy Mrs Milne
Year 4 Fortnightly Update
26/05/2023 3:30 PM
Year 4 Fortnightly Update

Year 4 Art and Maths Update

Last week, in maths, Year 4 was completing a unit on capacity. On Friday they got the opportunity to be witches and wizards and make potions in small groups! They worked outside and had to follow the instructions to measure out each ingredient carefully so that the potion was made accurately and did not spontaneously combust! Thankfully we have some very good measurers and no one was harmed!

This week, alongside the rest of the school, Year 4 has had an AMAZING art week! We focused on two artists; Alice Kettle and Hannah Rae. Children have done mark-making with pencils and stitches, drawn landscapes, colour mixed, painted and stitched land and seascapes and created a yarn ‘painting.’ Today, all children took part in a ‘lucky dip’ activity and worked with children from other year groups. It has been a brilliant week and we are looking forward to showing off all our work!

We hope you all have a fabulous half term and the sun shines! See you on Monday 5th June ready for STUBBINGTON!

All of us are so excited!

Art Week In Year 6
26/05/2023 3:30 PM
Art Week In Year 6
Like the rest of the school, Year 6 have spent this week engaged in Art Week (with a little Bikeability on Monday to finish off!)

On Monday and Tuesday, we spent time looking at two very different artists: Tan Xi Zi, a contemporary installation artist from Singapore, and Ernst Haekel, the 19th century zoologist and artist.


We did some work in our sketch books reflecting on and copying their styles, and we practised our drawing skills with pen and ink. We also spent some time tie-dying t-shirts.


On Wednesday, we created marine creatures for our own installation. This will be put together after half term ready for our open afternoon.


On Thursday, we spent the morning finger knitting, and the afternoon making creativity medals out of scrap material.


Today, along with our lucky dip activities in the morning, we yarn-bombed an area of the school grounds, and we evaluated our week.


It’s been a lovely opportunity to spend some time doing something different – thanks to everyone who sent in resources which made these activities possible, and thanks to Mrs Milne for pulling the whole week together.


Check out photos here:



Support 4 Parents
26/05/2023 3:30 PM
Support 4 Parents
📢 Information and Support for Parents! 📢
As a school, we want to ensure parents have access to valuable resources and support for their child's mental health. That's why we're signposting you to the Hampshire CAMHS website.
Hampshire CAMHS provides help for children and young people, their families, and carers when someone is experiencing emotional well-being or mental health difficulties.
By visiting the website, you can find guidance, resources, and practical tips to support your child through these challenges.
Click the link below to visit the Hampshire CAMHS website and explore the available support:
Remember, together we can provide the support they need to thrive.
Parental Survey Results
24/05/2023 11:30 AM
Parental Survey Results

The results of our recent Parental Survey are in, and we want to share them with you! Click on the link below to discover what our parents think about the provision at BWJS. We value your input and appreciate everyone who took the time to share their views.


We would like to extend our gratitude for your valuable input and suggestions regarding school improvement. The governors and senior leaders of BWJS have thoroughly discussed and analysed all of the suggestions provided. We are pleased to share with you the common themes that emerged from our discussions:


1) More opportunities for parents to come into school:


We understand the importance of your involvement in your child's education. To address this, we will be working on creating additional opportunities for you to visit the school, see your child's work, and attend various events throughout the academic year.


2) Revisiting the use of 'Doodle' for homework:


Based on your feedback, we will be re-evaluating the implementation of 'Doodle' as a mechanism for homework across the school. We will consider its effectiveness and explore alternative approaches if necessary to ensure an engaging and efficient homework system.


3) Increased opportunities for intra-school sporting competitions:


We recognise the value of sports in promoting teamwork, physical well-being, and a sense of healthy competition. As a result, we will be actively working to provide more opportunities for intra-school sporting competitions, allowing pupils to participate and showcase their skills within a supportive and inclusive environment.


4) Format and purpose of mid-year reports:


We acknowledge the concerns raised regarding the language used and reporting on progress for pupils with SEN in the mid-year reports. We are committed to enhancing the clarity and inclusivity of these reports. Our aim is to provide meaningful and comprehensive information about each student's progress, including those with special educational needs.


Your contributions have been invaluable in shaping our approach, and we will keep you informed of our progress. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.


Once again, we extend our sincere appreciation for your involvement and commitment to the education of our pupils. Together, we can continue to make positive changes that benefit the entire school community.