Marksbury C of E Primary School

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Celebrations & Achievements



The skipping challenge has continued at school this week, with some children managing to skip within skipping - WOW! Please see the video below! 

Week Commencing 11th May 2020

A wonderful poem inspired by the poem sound collector

Read this amazing sonnet - Velociraptor

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

Here is an amazing stop-motion animation created by Sam  and Ari.

Take a look at Edition 2 of the Holten Herald.  There are lots of interesting articles, stories, poems, puzzles and jokes!

These children were very pleased with their skipping achievement.  Take a look at the video to see their amazing achievement!


Week commencing 20th April 2020

Sam H has written an amazing story based on the poem 'The Sound Collector'.  It's called The Sound Crocodile. Read it here! 

Joshua has been researching the different birds and other animals you might find in your garden.  He has completed this amazing project with lots of animal facts and an additional fun fact for each animal.  He has also created an animal habitat in his garden for hedgehogs and frogs. Click here to see this project - you can learn all about the birds you see in your local environment and you could even try to make your own animal habitat!


Week commencing 30th March 2020


Another week of extremely busy and creative children and families.

Elizabeth and Eva have been nominated for a Sapphire gem for coping well with their distractions. Well done!  

Tristan's story is a true story of an adventure his rabbits had this week.  Brilliant story Tristan! Click here to read it.

Anna has written a story about a blackbird which you can read here.

Felix is awarded an Amber certificate for super home learning!      

Tom and Alfie are awarded a diamond power for solving problems when they created their own challenge time at home!


Mrs Cunningham would like to award Ava a Sapphire Power for showing her mummy and daddy she can work independently on her creative writing task.   

And her sister Isla is awarded a diamond power for working independently too!  

Ned's mum would like to award him with a Ruby power for his kindness when he cooked her tea when she had got home from a long shift at the hospital.  Well done Ned!   

Ivy has been busy working on the class Brunel topic!       


Rosa and Charlotte have been learning about floating and sinking.  Whilst they were testing objects that floated, they also found some fossils in the stream.  Another activity I thought I'd share which you might like to try at home ... they made their own family shield.  Well done!


Ned has been very busy making a Thor hammer! Well done Ned!



Verity has done lots of  learning this week, including drawing, making pancakes and dinner (reading and following the recipes on her own), and playing cafes in the garden.  Lots of Amber power!



Well done to Ben and Evie. They have also been extremely busy! Amongst many activities, Evie made a foliage face and Ben made a very tall lego tower.  They have also been doing lots of maths, writing reports, doing cartoon strips and building dens! 


Rosie and Ivy have also been nominated for an Amber gem.  Rosie made a board game to help people to learn about the Greek Gods and Ivy has learnt the names of the colours in French! Well done    

Miss Mead would like to nominate Henry and Bethia for an Amber gem for all of their amazing home learning!  Miss Mead says well done for learning the poem, particularly remembering to think about expression and eye contact when performing as you learnt in class.  Here is a photograph of some of the additional topic work Henry has completed!


Miss Moore would like to nominate Ellie for a Sapphire Gem for working on this amazing story! Ellie was really focussed on her story and wrote much more than was expected.  Well done Ellie!


To read the whole story, click here: page 1 and page 2


Well done to Cecelia and Ana for making their own newspaper - a great idea that lots of you could try at home.  Click on the link on the Year 5/6 page to see the newspaper in more detail.

Week commencing 23rd March 2020

Star Doodlers!

Well done to Murray class who had 75% of children reaching the green zone on the Doodle Maths app!  Simmonds class were the winners on Doodle Tables with 60% of the class reaching the green zone.  Well done for all the super Doodling! Can any of the other classes beat these targets next week? Do you think your class could get 100% in either Maths or tables or both?

Children who reached the green zone on the Doodle Maths app in other year groups are: Albert, Charlotte, Emily and Henry in Reception; Eloise, Oscar and Rosa in Year 3/4; and Cecelia, Felix, Hamish, Maisie, Oliver and Xanthe in Year 5/6.


 Marksbury Stars!

All of the children who have been in school this week have been polite and kind.  We have been very impressed with how they have adapted to this rather unusual situation.  They have still managed to make the adults working with them smile each day!

And Marksbury Stars to all of our Marksbury families at home, working hard and hopefully having some fun and playtime too!


Amber Power - well done to Evie in Year 5 this week for super maths when solving the White Rose Maths Problem of the day!


A Ruby power is awarded to George in Year 2 for being very kind to his sister and helping her! Well done George!  George has also helped his mum to make bread this week too.  


Sapphire Power awarded to Phoebe and Amelie for focusing on their maths without being distracted by the lovely sunshine outside.  They also got some exercise with Joe Wicks.  Pleased to hear they've also spent lots of time playing in the garden too!



 Well done to Sam H in Year 6 for super topic learning.  Here's an Amber gem to celebrate your fantastic learning all about sharks!