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A family swimming ticket Soft play centre sessions at Writhlington Sports Centre!

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Max Frankham from Paulton Junior School won a year’s membership to Wireowrld and a 4 hour gaming session.

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Wesley Carver from St Mary’s Primary School Writhlington won family tickets for roller skating at Bath Pavillion.

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Dressing Up For Downs Farrington Gurney Church of England’s chosen charity of the year is the Down Syndrome support group Ups and Downs. Earlier this year, the children held a “Dressing UP for DOWNS” mufti day which raised £137.15 and more recently, they organised a “Christmas Cup Cake Competition” which raised just under £100. The cup cake competition idea was launched by Ellie H. (Year 6) who is currently the school council’s chair and it was a great success. More than half of the children in the school participated, baking and decorating beautiful Christmassy cupcakes (with holy leaves, snowmen, Christmas trees and Santas galore!). Two outside judges chose a winner from the infants and one from the juniors. Pictured here are Luke (Yr 2) and Charlotte (Yr6) with their winning designs. Well done to all our budding bakers!

Art in Welton Paulton Pool is YOUR Community based pool serving Paulton and surrounding areas. It provides a diverse timetable to appeal to everyone: • 7 DAY TIMETABLE • SWIMMING LESSONS FOR ALL AGES - Includes adult technique lessons & triathlon swimming training - TUES 8pm • INSTRUCTED LANE/FIT SWIM - MON 8pm-9pm/ WED 7am-8am

The children in Year 4 at Welton Primary School were visited by Liz Benington from the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, who ran a fun, free art session inspired by William Scott a famous local artist. The class drew and painted colourful still life pictures using everyday objects and food. The session was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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Paulton Infant School As a special Christmas treat the children at Paulton Infant School had a very special visit from Humble Pie Puppets for a morning of fun entertainment. Humble Pie Puppets bring stories to life through music, magic, juggling, mime and balloon modeling. As well as the children having a fabulous time joining in with the singing and dancing the teachers also joined in!! It was a wonderful treat for all the children which was funded by the great efforts of the PTA and fundraising by the school throughout the year.

Bath Islamic Centre This week Year 5 from St John’s Primary School went on an educational visit to Bath Islamic Centre to explore and learn more about their RE topic: Islam. Pupils in Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their visit, especially meeting a fantastic Iman, named Rashad, who kindly offered to explain the Muslim way of life and to give a short tour round the mosque, where he plays an important role in leading the local Muslim community. In the photographs we are exploring the Islamic holy book, the Qu’ran; we loved how beautifully decorated they were with colourful geometric patterns.

Robobens The Robobens team at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, Midsomer Norton competed against 19 other schools at the First Lego League Wessex Regional Robotics Challenge on Monday 26th November 2012. The Robobens now go on to represent the West Country in the National Finals of the First Lego League at Loughborough University on 26th January this year. Teams were judged for their robot design, their research and presentation. After two heats, semis and finals of the competitive missions against the clock, the team of 10 and 11 year olds were crowned champions, much to the delight of the whole school. Teacher Mrs Serle and Governor Mr Tatar run the after school club and are very proud of the children’s achievements: “Although we have been on hand to give advice and support, the success is down to the children’s hard work, creativity, enthusiasm and teamwork”. Well done to Joe, Harry, Emma, Jasmine, Emily, James, Charlotte, Leo, Charlotte and Maisie and good luck in the National Finals later this month.

Weather In Year 3 at St. John’s Primary School, we have created our own weather stations to kick off our Weather Around the World topic. With all the rain about lately we think that our rain gauge will definitely be put to good use! We also made an anemometer to measure wind speed, and a weather vane so we know which direction the wind is blowing from.

Barn Owl Visit The children at St Benedict’s School had a visit from Chris Sperring and his barn owl, Beau, from the Barn Owl Project - a joint project between the Hawk & Owl Trust and the Somerset Wildlife Trust. The whole school got to meet Chris and Beau who taught them all about barn owls and the importance of wildlife habitats.

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Year 4 at St John’s are just beginning a topic on the local area. In order to excite and gain the children’s interest, we always start everything new with a provocation so that the children get a surprise and are inspired to give their own ideas. This time we presented Year 4 with a mystery bag and they had to guess what was inside it. Their descriptions of what they could feel in the bag got everyone buzzing about what the new topic could be. Eventually we pulled out a Gus and Crook and the children’s ideas about what its purpose was were inventive and imaginative. Children quickly established that it must have been used in mining or climbing in some way. Finally, we put it around a child’s waist and watched them demonstrate how they thought it would have been used to pull coal around in the mines. The children couldn’t believe that the mines were so small and that people had to work in such cramped dark conditions. Since our introduction to our topic, our children have been investigating our local history at every opportunity and are very keen on doing their own research at home. It promises to be a very rewarding term ahead!

At St Johns School they have been reading Hansel and Gretel and learning how to write an interesting diary which includes adjectives. They all went into the woodland area and discovered a trail of breadcrumbs! The children followed the trail and found some logs, ready to make a fire. There was also a piece of bread ready for toasting on the fire. They continued along the trail and found a wigwam, but again it was deserted. The fire circle made a great place to sit quietly and use their imagination based on what they had just experienced. They each wrote a diary, sharing their hopes and fears about their journey along the trail.

Lifeskills Year 6 children of Farmborough and High Littleton Primary Schools joined together for a visit to the ‘Lifeskills Centre’ in Bristol at the end of November. ‘Lifeskills’ is an interactive safety education centre, built as a realistic village, which has been developed to teach people how to deal with potentially difficult or dangerous situations whilst in a safe environment. The children from both schools worked together in groups and learnt valuable skills.”

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Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday of Lent and will be on the 10th March this year. Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as servants were given a day off to visit their mother and families. So have you thought about the gifts for your mum or all the special things you’re going to do for her? Here are a few ideas of the things you can do and make this Mothering Sunday: Breakfast in Bed Treat mum to a delicious breakfast in bed. She can stay in bed and relax whilst you look after her and pamper her. Make a scrapbook Make a scrapbook of pictures and write about all your favourite times with your mum. Your mum will be able to cherish this gift forever. Time to relax Help mum to relax by running her a lovely bath and why not bring her favourite book to read as she enjoys the bubbles. Lots of mum’s like to feel pampered so you could treat her to a beauty treatment or a trip to the hairdressers. A Memory Box You can use any box that has a lid, it can even be a shoe box, but make it personal by decorating it, Then fill the box with photos and other special items and your mum can add to your memory box whenever she likes. Whatever you decide to do for your mum on Mother’s Day however big or small she will just love you remembered and the effort you have gone to.

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Valentine’s Day

February 14th is Valentine’s Day, the day many people send cards, gifts and flowers to their loved ones. Did you know? 1. Approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year...only Christmas tops this number. 2. Cupid, the little cute cherub who shoots love arrows on Valentine’s Day, is the son of the Roman god of love and beauty, Venus, whose favourite flower is a red rose. 3. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day’s cards each year. Valentines Quiz! 1. Historically did girls eat unusual foods on Valentine’s Day to help them dream about who they would marry? True or False 2. What percentage of women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day? a. 15% b. 25% c. 55% 3. What year did Hallmark produce its first Valentine’s Day card? a. 1894 b. 1913 c. 1940 d. 1963 4. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s card? True or False

Healthy Choices Week During November our school held a healthy living week. Pupils enjoyed a wide range of activities. The highlights included visits from Jim Imeson, the cycling development officer from Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Go Bike It Project. Children from across the school took their ‘blinged’ bikes completing an obstacle course around the playground. Later in the week our school became only the second primary school in BANES to benefit from the Life Education van. Specialist health and drug education was given using a variety of teaching and learning skills, including puppetry, drama and circle time. The aim was to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes encouraging them to make their own positive health choices. This visit was made possible by the support of local individuals and we would like to thank Ford Fuel Oils, Chelwood Rotary Club, Ken Biggs, Applet Technology, Timsbury Parish Council and Timsbury Horticultural Society.

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Jack Howden, Bath Rugby’s Community Coach visited St John’s Primary School in Midsomer Norton on Monday 14th January to deliver the second session of Tackling Numbers to a very enthusiastic group of eight year olds! Put together by MBNA and Premiership Rugby, this six week programme has been structured in such a way that it brings fun to the classroom, motivating and encouraging children to enjoy maths. This week’s session was about polygons and the different shapes that can be found at a rugby stadium. They were shown maps of Premiership Rugby grounds to see all the formatons used for car parks, terraces, clubhouses etc. The exciting bit was when they were asked to draw their own vision of a first class stadium. They thought it was great fun and created some very artistic drawings. In amongst all the chatter they were heard asking if Jack would be doing tag rugby later. Tag Rugby is delivered in the second hour of all the Tackling Number visits, and the kids couldn’t wait! Class teacher Liz Hebditch said: “The children are loving Jack coming into school. They are very enthusiastic about the programme and enjoy the mixture of maths and rugby.” The Tackling Numbers programme is helping many youngsters to look at maths in a different way. Whether it is measuring the players heights or the size of a rugby pitch, it’s all great fun. 7

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Healthy Schools Certificate Farrington Gurney C of E Primary School has achieved the top ‘green grading’ in every category of the Healthy Schools Certificate. They are the first school to achieve this in every category! Pupils have been working hard on lots of different healthy projects including working on their allotments at Farrington Farm where all the children grew their own vegetables. The pumpkins the children grew were not only used to make pumpkin soup for the entire school but also won prizes in a Bath and North East Somerset Council competition. They have also been involved in activities such as cooking and cycling all to promote healthy living. Pictured Emily Hellyer (9), Terri Simmons (9),

Millie Branchflower (8), Luke Hobbs (6), Billy Meredith (6), Ruby Lewis (4)

Bedtime Stories Children at St Mary’s Primary School Writhlington had an enjoyable evening and it was so lovely to see so many children coming back to school clutching their special (and sometimes HUGE) teddies and mugs for hot chocolate. Children in Class 1 were asked their thoughts: Sam said, ‘I liked bedtime stories. The stories were fun.’ Jack stated he loved the book ‘Calm Down Boris’. Toby said, ‘I loved all of it. It was funny to see Miss Hamblin in her pyjamas’.

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Maths & Sport If you enjoy sport, you will also enjoy Maths! That’s the idea behind the ‘Tackling Numbers’ programme being delivered by Bath Rugby’s Community team in a number of schools around the South West. Put together by MBNA and Premiership Rugby, this six week programme has been structured in such a way it brings fun to the classroom, motivating and encouraging children to enjoy maths. At Farmborough Primary School they were full of enthusiasm as they took part in a maths quiz. Bath Rugby Community Coach, Vicky Heslop, had divided the class into two ‘rugby’ teams, Farmborough Fractions and Team Rugby. Mrs Roberts, Year 4 Class Teacher told me: “It’s been brilliant. The children love it. I’ve been really impressed with the programme. These activities have been really good because they have worked for everybody and kept the class together.” I asked a young girl called Aaliyah what she enjoyed when Bath Rugby comes to her lessons. She said: “I like being in teams. I also enjoyed drawing a rugby pitch and one week we pretended to buy things from the Bath Rugby shop - that was fun!” So, the Tackling Numbers programme is helping many youngsters to look at maths in a different way. They enjoy an hour in the classroom and a further hour outdoors playing rugby games. Whether it’s measuring the pitch or measuring rugby players’ heights, it’s all great fun.

School Council News The children at Paulton Junior School have successfully buried a time capsule! It contains each class’ favourite memories and work about the Olympics and Paralympics. The time capsule will be opened in 2016 with the new children of Paulton Junior School to share whilst the games in Rio are happening.

Cherry Shortbread Hearts Ingredients 100g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting 200g plain flour plus extra for dusting 50g corn flour 50g ground almonds 250g pack cold butter, cut into cubes 50g glace cherries, finely chopped ½ tsp almond extract 8 tbsp cherry jam, sieved Method 1. Heat oven to 180/160C fan/gas 4. Sift the icing sugar, flour and corn flour together into a bowl. Stir in the ground almonds and butter, then rub in the butter until smooth. Stir in the chopped glace cherries and almond extract and bring together to form a dough. 2. Roll out on a lightly floured surface, then stamp out biscuits using a heart shaped cutter. Keep re-rolling the trimmings until all the dough is used. Carefully transfer the biscuits to baking trays lined with parchment and bake for just 8-10 mins until pale golden. 3. Using an upturned bottle top or similar, press gently into the centre of each biscuit to make a round indent. Spoon in a little jam and return to the oven for 2 mins. Remove and cool on a wire rack, before dusting with icing sugar to serve.

Ingredients 140g light muscovado sugar 100g clear honey 200g salted butter 100g desiccated coconut 140g flaked almonds 300g glace cherries, sliced 2 tbsp plain flour 250g dark, milk or white chocolate or a mix.

Cherry and Coconut Florentines

Method 1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the sugar, honey and butter in a large pan and gently melt together. When all the sugar has dissolved stir in the coconut, flaked almonds, sliced cherries and flour. 2. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper (about 40 X 30cm) and roughly spread the Florentine mixture out to a thin layer – don’t worry if you have small gaps, it should melt together in the oven. Bake for 10-12 mins until a rich golden colour and then set aside to cool and firm up. 3. Melt the chocolate(s) all in separate heatproof bowls over gently simmering water. Line a second large tray or board with greaseproof paper and carefully flip the cooled Florentine bake onto it. Peel off the greaseproof paper. Spread the melted chocolate over, if you’re using a few types just leave a gap between each. 4. Leave aside until set, then stamp out shapes using cookie star cutters - if the cutter is digging into your hands ( as the Florentine mix may be a little hard) rest a small plate or pan on top of it and push down on this instead.



This pretty lolly stick window box is a quick craft for younger children which makes a delightful gift for them to make for Mother’s Day. As a glue gun is used, an adult’s help will be required.

This pretty brooch is fun to sew and - if you can bear to part with it will make a lovely gift for mum.

You will need:

Three pieces of different patterned fabric Thread and needle Button Safety pin/brooch back

8 craft sticks in bright colours 2 green craft sticks Glue gun (ask an adult to help) Craft foam Pompoms


Glue three of the sticks side by side to make a ‘rectangle’. Repeat with another three sticks. Glue a stick along one edge of the ‘rectangle’ at right angles to the others. Repeat with the other ‘rectangle’. Glue the two pieces together with the green sticks standing upright in between. You might need a second person’s help with this step because it can be a bit fiddly! Cut flower shapes from craft foam and glue on to the green sticks. Glue on a pompom to the middle of each flower.

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Cut 3 paper circles about 4, 5 and 6 inches diameter. Pin each to one of the pieces of fabric and cut out. Alternatively draw around cups and saucers onto the fabric. Cut a piece of thread long enough to go all of the way around the edge of your biggest circle with some spare. Knot one end and thread the other. Sew a loose running stitch around the outside of the largest circle, finishing with the thread to the right side of the fabric. Pull the thread so the fabric gathers. Secure the gap with a few stitches. Knot the fabric and tie off. Repeat with the smaller two circles. When you have your three yo-yos, layer them up with a button over the top hole. Stitch the button in place going through all three yoyos. Finish off by stitching a safety pin or brooch pin to the back.


Here’s a fun way to give a gift with a hidden surprise.

You will need:

Card in green and another colour Photo (passport size) Paper fastener


Glue the leaves to the base of the stem and then glue your photo to the largest petal. Layer your petals to form your flower and punch a hole at the bottom. Punch a hole at the top of your stem. Use a paper fastener to attach your flower to the stem.



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Unemployed? Career change? Returning to work? These bath salts are a fun crafty gift which you can make to give to your mum on Mother’s Day.

You will need:

Plain bath salts (like Epsom salts) Essential oil Powder or paste food colouring (not liquid) Glass jar Pretty fabric Ribbon


Put some of the plain bath salts into an old bowl. Put in a tiny amount of essential oil (about 2 drops for every cup of salts) and a tiny amount of food colouring. Stir well with an old wooden spoon until all of the salts absorb the colour. Repeat with as many different colours as you like. Carefully pour the salts into a clean jar. Cut a square of fabric to fit over the lid of the jar, tie in place with some pretty ribbon.

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Author: Tom Watson Ages: 5+

Stick Dog is a new breed of hero. Stick Dog along with his friends Mutt, Stripes, Karen and PooPoo are on an adventure to steal a hamburger. They smell the delightful hamburgers and now all they have to do is follow the scent to find the barbecue and eat the delicious hamburgers. Although it sounds like an easy task to find the barbecue it doesn’t quite pan out that way and although Stick Dog and his pals are not short of ideas on how to get to the barbecue they struggle to come up with a plan that isn’t ridiculous or dangerous.

Stick Dog features some very funny illustrations which makes it an enjoyable read for both children and adults.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Author: Jeff Kinney Ages: 7+

The Third Wheel is the next book in the best-selling award winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg’s next middle-school challenge is a Valentine’s Day dance where he must find a date. Greg scurries to find a date for the dance and fears that he will be the only one without a date and even though his best friend Rowley doesn’t have a date either, Greg sees this as no comfort. Then something unexpected happens and Greg finds a date for the dance which then only leaves Rowley as the odd one out. But as usual in Greg’s life nothing runs smoothly and to plan and a lot can happen in one night. Who will end the night lucky in love?

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Billionaire Boy Author: David Walliams Ages: 9+ Joe Spud should be very happy, he is extremely rich, he even has his own bowling alley, his own cinema and his own butler who is an orangutan. He is the richest twelve year old in the world but Joe certainly isn’t the happiest... he has no friends at all. But then someone comes into Joe’s life, who likes Joe for being Joe and not because he has lots of money. Joe has to learn that the best things in life really are free and if Joe’s not careful he’s going to lose them all. This is a thought provoking story about the perils of having way too much money.

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Wreck-It Ralph

The Croods

Release date: February 8th 2013

Release date: March 22nd 2013


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The film follows an arcade game Bad Guy, Wreck It Ralph who is determined to prove he can be a good Guy. Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his games perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix the problem is nobody loves a bad guy, but they do love heroes! A new game arrives featuring a tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun and Ralph sees this as his ticket to heroism and happiness. Ralph’s plan is simple, he will sneak in to the game and win a medal! But Ralph soon wrecks everything and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy who threatens every game in the arcade his only hope to save the entire arcade is to team up with the young troublemaking ‘glitch’ from a cart racing game who might just be able to teach Ralph what it really means to be a Good Guy.

The Croods are a prehistoric family who live confined to their cave under the strict direction of father and head of the household Grug. Their cave gets destroyed by a huge earthquake and they are forced to leave embarking on an adventure to try and find a new place to call home. They must travel across a wilderness inhabited by amazing creatures as they encounter perilous dangers. On their adventure they meet a young man called Guy and along with his sloth-like named pet Belt they join the Croods in a bid to find somewhere new to live.

Madagascar 3 is the third instalment in the Madagascar franchise and it follows Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria as they find themselves on the run through Europe in this thoroughly entertaining adventure. With King Julien and the Penguins along for the ride the whole crew joins the circus to escape Captain Dubois of Animal Control. When it looks like the groups dream of returning to New York Zoo may finally be within grasp, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman discover that they can never truly go back to the way things used to be and more surprisingly, that perhaps none of them really want to.


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A great thing to do during the winter days is to discover your family tree and more about your relatives and ancestors. Did your great Granddad fight in the war? A great way to uncover clues to your family history or to get great quotes for journaling in a heritage scrapbook is a family interview. By asking the right questions, you’re sure to collect a wealth of family tales. Use this list of family history interview questions to help you get started, try to personalise the interview with your own questions as well. 26. How is the world today different from what it was like when you were a child? 27. Who was the oldest relative you remember as a child? What do you remember about them? 28. What do you know about your family surname? 29. Is there a naming tradition in your family, such as always giving the firstborn son the name of his paternal grandfather? 30. What stories have come down to you about your parents? Grandparents? More distant ancestors? 31. Are there any stories about famous or infamous relatives in your family? 32. Have any recipes been passed down to you from family members? 33. Are there any physical characteristics that run in your family? 34. Are there any special heirlooms, photos, bibles or other memorabilia that have been passed down in your family? 35. What was the full name of your spouse? Siblings? Parents? 36. What was it like when you proposed (or were proposed to)? Where and when did it happen? How did you feel? 37. Where and when did you get married? 38. What memory stands out the most from your wedding day? 39. How would you describe your spouse? What do (did) you admire most about them? 40. What do you believe is the key to a successful marriage? 41. How did you find out you were going to be a parent for the first time? 42. Why did you choose your children’s names? 43. What was your proudest moment as a parent? 44. What did your family enjoy doing together? 45. What was your profession and how did you choose it? 46. If you could have had any other profession what would it have been? Why wasn’t it your first choice? 47. Of all the things you learned from your parents, which do you feel was the most valuable? 48. What accomplishments were you the most proud of? 49. What is the one thing you most want people to remember about you?

what’s on February 1 - 2 Miki at The Egg Theatre Royal Bath. A wonderful play for all the family. Recommended for children ages 3+. Tickets can be bought online or by calling the box office on 01225 448844. £7 for adults and £6.50 for children and students ...................................................................... 9 - 17 Prior Park Landscape Garden February half-term

trail. A fun filled day to see how many fairy houses you can spot in the garden. For further information you can call 01225 833422 or visit ......................................................................

9 Farmers Market at the Cheese and Grain, Frome. From 9am – 1pm. For further information visit ...................................................................... 9 Pony Experience Day at HorseWorld, Whitchurch. Learn how to groom and look after a pony, help to muck out some of the rescued animals, paint a souvenir. £25 per child which includes all activities and lunch. From 10am – 4pm. For further information you can call 01275 893024 ......................................................................

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9 Little Pickles Market Baby & Toddler Nearly New Sale at the Somer Centre, Midsomer Norton from 10.30am – 12 noon. Entry £1 for adults, children free ......................................................................

13 - 14 Children’s workshops at The Museum of East Asian Art in Bath ......................................................................

9 Pony Experience Day at HorseWorld, Whitchurch. Learn how to groom and look after a pony, help to muck out some of the rescued animals, paint a souvenir. £25 per child which includes all activities and lunch. From 10am – 4pm. For further information you can call 01275 893024. ......................................................................

Soccer Camp at Monkton Combe School. 9am – 3pm. For ages 6-12. Prices depending on number of days. ......................................................................

16 Community tree planting day at Bath City Farm.

Have a great day pout with the family and help the farm by planting trees in the sheep field. All tools and tuition provided. Everyone welcome. Booking not required. From 10.30am – 3pm. For further information you can call 01225 481269 or visit ......................................................................

17 Join artist Julie Roberts at the M Shed, Bristol and

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Xbox 360 Kinect: Nintendo Wii: Mario & Sonic Just Dance 4 At The London 2012 Latest edition of the worldwide number one dance game, with over 40 new hits, the coolest dance Olympic Games moves and brand new features makes this a whole new level of dancing fun. New and improved features include ‘Just Dance Off’ which allows you to challenge your friends in six rounds of dance battles with the all new battle mode. ‘Bring Your Crew’ where you can dance with your friends as part of a dance crew with songs which feature four player dance routines, however each player has their own unique moves as part of the dance. The popular ‘Just Sweat’ mode has had a major upgrade with brand new work out sessions.’Dance Quests’ allows you to find and win up to six challenges per song and unlock more rewards. And of course ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’ still has everyone’s favourite modes like Duet Mode and Dance Mash-up Mode.

PS3: Skylanders Giants In Skylanders Giants a new threat looms over the Skylands and you must reawaken the Giants to defend the land. Banished thousands of years ago after fighting epic battles, they now return to join forces with the Skylanders. Through the portal of power you can unleash their powers and strength in a bid to save the Skylands. Building on the success of the first Skylanders game, Giants introduces eight new collectible figures that tower above the original characters. However all your favourite characters from the original game are completely compatible with Giants.

The Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is a sports-play game set at the 2012 Summer Olympic games in London and features a wide range of characters from both the Nintendo and Sonic game universes who compete in a wide range of sports events. The host of exciting new headline events including football and equestrian are included in the game alongside classic Olympic sports such as athletics, aquatics and table tennis. This can be played in both single and multiplayer modes. The all new roster of Dream events that are set in popular Mario and Sonic worlds make for a truly unique and fun sporting experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Nintendo DS: Paper Mario: Sticker Star When an accident scatters stickers across the land, Mario sets off on an adventure to repair a torn world. Searching Forests, Deserts and Mountains, Mario collects stickers to solve puzzles and battle monsters. Mixing sticker-based game-play elements with the traditional action-battle of Paper-Mario series delivers a new twist on this classic game. Flatten out characters, roll out towns and find power-ups to improve Mario’s abilities.


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Florrie Moreton aged 6 has received a certificate of merit for her piano course. She has also passed her Level 7 exam in gymnastics and received the Westfield School Technology cup. Great work Florrie. Hollie Bown aged 6 has passed her Level 7 exam in British Gymnastics and has also received the Westfield School Award for 100% term attendance. Congratulations Hollie, keep up the fantastic work.

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Eddie Bishop aged 11 has received the Westfield School Award for 100% attendance and also the Westfield School Handwriting Award. Fantastic Eddie, great work. Freya Dagger aged 6 who attends gymnastics at Writhlington Sports Centre has been awarded with medals for her great work in competitions. Well done Freya.

Hunnie Swift aged 5 received the Westfield School award ‘Squirrel of the Week’ for always trying her best, listening carefully and putting lots of effort into her work. What a great achievement Hunnie, well done. Jack Parker aged 11 took part in a swimming gala for Keynsham swimming club and came 1st in 50 metres front crawl, 1st in 50 metres backstroke, 1st in 50 metres butterfly and 2nd in 50 metres breaststroke, what a superb achievement Jack.


Abby Fear aged 10 received a Bronze award in her British Gymnastics exam in hand held apparatus. Well done Abby, keep up the great work.

Ava Saunders aged 7 has passed both her Level Seven and her Level Six in Gymnastics. Fantastic, Ava. well done.

Cameron Taylor aged 7 has received a certificate for swimming 100 metres. Well done Cameron.

Daniel Clarkson aged 9 has achieved his 25 and 54 metres swimming awards, well done Daniel. 20

Aimee Winfield aged 8 has passed her Stage 5 swimming. Congratulations Aimee, great work.

Billy Jefferey aged 7 has achieved his stage 3 in swimming, great work Billy, well done.

Charlie Pike aged 10 received the Westfield School Award for 100% term attendance. Well done Charlie.

Eleena Docherty aged 8 has received Westfield School Musician Award for her performance at Summer Music Concert. Congratulations Eleena.

Adam Deuchars aged 11 has achieved his bronze 1 award in life guarding, well done Adam.

Billy Meredith aged 6 received an award for Student of the Year in Tae Kwon Do. A fantastic achievement. Well done Billy.

Charlie Turner aged 5 has passed her grade 3 in swimming, great work Charlie, well done.

Ellie Fowle aged 5 passed her stage 1 in swimming and has also been invested brownies, well done Ellie.

Alex Oatway aged 9 has passed her 9th kup in Tae Kwon Do, well done Alex.

Abi Fricker aged 8 as passed her Level 3 in British Gymnastics and also attends Stardust Majorettes where she received a special award in a dancing competition. Great work Abi, well done.

Caitlin Pride aged 6 has passed her Level 5 exam in gymnastics. Well done Caitlin.

Bradley Hancock aged 5 has received an award for swimming 5 metres from the Rainbow Swimming Award Scheme. Well done Bradley.

Charlotte Tucker, Kira Brown and Jasmine Presley aged 10 and 11 have passed their modern dance grading with a merit, well done girls.

Eloise Kent aged 6 has achieved Level 6 in Trampolining. Congratulations Eloise.

Charlotte Perrot aged 6 has gained her Stage 3 Swimming certificate and has also received her Level 4 certificate for Beam in Gymnastics. Great work Charlotte.

Esha Gullick aged 7 passed her Level 3 in British Gymnastics. Well done Esha, great work.

Evie Tawton aged 5 has passed her grade 4 in duckling swimming award, well done Evie.

Harry Bagnoweic aged 5 has gained a certificate for achieving Stage 3 in swimming. Congratulations Harry.

Isabelle Filer aged 7 has passed her Level 5 exam in gymnastics and also passed Stage 3 in swimming. Great work Isabelle, well done.

Finley Wilkinson aged 5 has achieved his stage 1 in swimming, well done Finley.

Harry Flagg aged 8 received his 9th Kup award in Ta Kwon Do from Black Belt Academies Great Britain. Great work Harry.

Jack Gilson aged 9 who attends Jamie Woodlands Black Belt Academy has achieved his 9th Kup. Congratulations Jack, keep up the great work.

Frankie Tonizzo aged 6 has passed his Octopus 3 swimming award, well done Frankie.

Hattie Roughan aged 5 has achieved Level 8 in Gymnastics. Well done Hattie.

Jamie Manley has achieved top place in his weapons training class at Jamie Woodland’s black belt Academy, fabulous Jamie, well done.

Georgia Oatway aged 7 has passed her 9th kup in Tae Kwon Do, well done Georgia

Grace Piper-Paddock aged 9 has achieved her 54 metre swimming certificate, well done Grace.

Holly Oatway aged 6 has passed her 9th kup in Tae Kwon Do, well done Holly.

Iris Gurner aged 9 who attends Tunnel Lane Riding School received 1st and 2nd place in dressage and show jumping. Great work Iris, well done.

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Kacey Pawley aged 8 as who attends Susan Hill School of Dance has been awarded an Honours in International Dance Teachers Association Preparatory Grade exam. Well done Kacey.

Louis Steven Pride aged 4 received an award for taking part in Strider UK World Cup balance bike racing. Well done Louis.


Katy Grady aged 10 has received the Westfield School 100% Attendance award. Well done Katy.

Lillyanna Ball aged 6 has passed her Level 7 exam in British Gymnastics and also an award for performing in the Westfield School Choir. Congratulations Lillyanna.

Lilia Pate aged 5 has passed her stage 1 in swimming, great work Lilia, keep it up.

Mae Sanderson aged 5 has passed her stage 2 in swimming, well done Mae.

Josh Uhrmacher aged 5 has passed his 5 metre swimming award and also completed the Santa run, well done Josh.

Luke Hickmott aged 9 has achieved his Music for Schools Bronze Award for playing his Cornet, great work Luke, well done.

Maisie Tibbs aged 9 who attends Frome Fascination Twirlers won four 1st places and one 2nd place in a Majorette competition. Well done Maisie.

Lataya Forde aged 4 has passed her Level 8 in British Gymnastics. Great work Lataya, well done.

Lily Snook aged 6 has passed her level 5 on vault in gymnastics, well done Lily.

Liam Skidmore aged 5 has passed his black belt in Little Puma’s, well done Liam, a great achievement.

Louise Walker aged 9 passed her Level 4 in British Gymnastics. She also received an award for 99% attendance and won the Westfield School Literacy Cup Award. Well done Louise.

Max Tibbs aged 6 has been Invested at Beavers and has also passed Level 7 in British Gymnastics. Well done Max.

Lydia Kirby aged 7 has received an award for performing in the Westfield School Choir and has also received an award for 100% Term attendance. Well done Lydia.

Megan Billett aged 5 has passed her level 5 in vault in gymnastics, well done Megan.

Lewis Wiltshire aged 6 has passed his beginners skiing certificate in France, a great achievement Lewis.

Lochie Taylor aged 4 has gained a certificate for achieving Level 2 in swimming. Well done Lochie.

Madalene Moreton aged 7 passed her Level 3 exam in British Gymnastics. Congratulations Madalene keep up the good work.

Melissa Rogers aged 5 has passed her stage 1 and 2 in swimming and also her level 8 in gymnastics, well done Melissa.

Liam Palmer aged 8 won the Westfield School Numeracy Cup. Congratulations Liam, keep up the great work.

Rebecca Cooper aged 9 received a Merit in her Grade 1 Clarinet exam. Congratulations Rebecca, well done.

Rory Anstall Miles aged 5 has achieved his 5 metres swimming award, well done Rory.

Summer Lund aged 5 has received an award for passing her Stage 2 in swimming. Well done Summer.

Luke Hansford has achieved the Tiger Club certificate to become a member of the manor course at Farrington Golf Club. Well done Luke, keep it up.

Mason Harrison aged 10 from St Mary’s School in Peaches Crockett aged 6 has Writhlington has signed passed her orange belt in with Southampton FC. Karate, well done Peaches. The school is so proud of Mason, who has played against Chelsea and Arsenal and can also do 892 ‘keepy ups’. Well done Mason.

Rebecca Hope-Shannon aged 6 received the Westfield School Recorder Award for performing at the Christmas Fayre. Well done Rebecca.

Ruby Hill aged 6 has achieved her level 5 on vault in gymnastics, well done Ruby.

Sonny Daniels aged 4 has been awarded with a meal for sword fighting with Jamie Woodland Black Belt Academy, well done Sonny.

Rebecca Cleaves aged 11has passed her grade 3 in piano, fantastic achievement Rebecca, well done.

Scarlett Lambert aged 4 has passed her level 7 in gymnastics, great work Scarlett, well done.

Thomas Wiltshire aged 10 has passed his 2nd dan black belt with Jamie Woodland Black Belt Academy also Thomas has passed his introduction into skiing in France, 2 great achievements Thomas.

Rebekah Harris aged 5 has passed her level 3 in trampolining, well done Rebekah.

Sebastian Jones aged 9 has passed his black belt in Tae Kwon Do with Jamie Woodland Black Belt Academy, well done Sebastian

Tilly Bradley aged 4 has passed her grade 5 in swimming, well done Tilly.

Poppy Davies aged 5 has passed her Level 7 exam in gymnastics. Well done Poppy.

Richard Tilbury aged 6 has been awarded with Westfield School Science Cup. Congratulations Richard, well done.

Seb Roughan aged 7 who attends 2nd Clutton Scout Group has been invested. Well done Seb, hope you enjoy working towards your badges.

Tom Harris aged 11 has achieved his junior boy award from Somerset AC, well done Tom. 23

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