Filter CategoriesFilter - AllBFGElmerGruffaloPaddingtonSports eventSTEAMTripsUncategorisedWild ThingsYear 2 Visit to Liberty GymOn Wednesday morning Paddington Class had a fabulous time using the professional equipment at Libert...Norton Harvest FestivalThank you to all the parents and carers that came along to Norton Harvest on Monday. It didn't rain ...Open Day Rode Harvest FestivalThank you to the many parents who came along to the Rode celebration on Wednesday. We battled on thr...Author VisitOn Wednesday 4th October, author/illustrator Gina Rees came to visit the whole school and captivated...Open Day International Languages DayOur first Languages Day was a real success thanks to our fabulous team of volunteers and visitors ...Open Day Garden FestivalOn Friday 7th July we held a Garden Festival in Rode. The children were fabulous and it was so...Swimming GalaOn Thursday, BFG Class spent the morning at Monkton Combe Junior School partic...London TripOn Monday a small group of children from year 3 and 4 went on an adventure; our school's first ever ...Sports DayOn Tuesday 20th June we held our annual Sports Day. We were so lucky with the weather, with the sun ...Bowood TripPaddington class recently enjoyed a trip to Bowood House & Gardens Mill On The BrueThe BFGs were able to tick off the last thing on our '15 Things To Do Before You're 9 and Three-Quar...Champions!The corridor of Rode school was alive with singing on Thursday lunchtime when our two teams arrived ...FRANS Coronation PartyLuckily, the rain cleared just in time on Friday and FRANS were able to go ahead with the party in t...The King's CoronationThe children looked fabulous in their red, white and blue outfits. In class the children have been l...Sports For Schools Sponsored EventThis week we welcomed Paralympian Katrina Hart to our schools as part of our Sports for Schools even...Whole School Design and Technology ChallengeHuge congratulations to all the children who made or decorated an Easter bonnet. As usual, you knock...Greeks vs Romans DayThe children of BFG and Wild Things transformed into Greeks, Romans and Mythical creatures! They all...FRANS Colour RunWe feel that we have well and truly welcomed spring at our first ever colour run. The weather even p...Gruffalo and Elmer Classes Put the Pedal to the Metal!On Friday 3rd March Elmer and Gruffalo Class visited Haynes Motor Museum. When we arrived, we talked...World Book DayChildren across the school were excited to bring in their favourite books for World Book Day on Thur...The Big DigThank you to Mr Searle and his fabulous team of helpers who turned out on Saturday 4th February to h...Children’s Mental Health Week 2023Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 took place from 6-12 February 2023. This year’s theme is Let’s Co...Dogs For Health VisitAnn and Amy from the Dogs for Health charity came to visit Gruffalo Class on Thursday 9th Feb, so we...Busy Writers at Norton St. PhilipThroughout the day on Friday 3rd February, Mrs Muxworthy had a stream of Gruffalo and Elmer children...Wheely Good!On January 24th Team Rubicon visited both schools with their skateboards. Pro- skateboarder Alex, wh...Far, Far Away LearningHere are a few photos depicting some of this week's learning. Gruffalo Class have been exploring spa...Street Dance WorkshopMartha Peet, dance coach from IG Sports, and Will, came to school on Thursday 12th January to lead a...Art Ambassador Trip to Bath Abbey & GalleryOn Friday, a group of nine Art Ambassadors (chosen by Mrs. Duncan for their contribution to the proj...Gold Artsmark Awarded to Rode & Norton School Federation!We are delighted to announce that both Rode and Norton St. Philip schools have been awarded an Artsm...Rode Harvest FestivalIt was good to see so many visitors at Rode Harvest Festival this week where we were blessed with be...Toot Doods!On Monday morning, Music tutor Emma Bolton dropped into Rode to demonstrate the recorder, J-sax, Too...Open Days!Is your child starting School in September 23? Come and visit our amazing School Federation!Welcome Back to a New School Year!What a busy week we had! The children have made a great start to the term already, and have been exc...Sports DayIt was so wonderful, if a little warm, to be able to hold Sports day again. Thank you for embracing ...On Her Majesty's Secret Service!Wow! What an incredible week we have had at our Federation. Your children gave outstanding performan...Football TournamentCongratulations to our Federation football players who wore the green and purple with pride last wee...Royal Jubilee TeaA great time was had by all at our Royal Jubilee Tea party on Friday 10th June, which celebrated the...Year 4 Residential Returns!Our Year 4's have had the time of their lives! The BFG staff have been writing a blog each evening,...Science Week!What a busy science week we had! Parent volunteer, Jill Clay kicked us off on Monday using her engin...Year of Klezmer ConcertCongratulations to the brave team of Year 4 BFGs who played their ukuleles in the Klezmer concert at...Bouldering & Archery TripYear 3 and 4 had a very adventurous morning at Frome Boulder Rooms on Wednesday morning literally cl...Talk About it WeekWe had a fantastic week thinking about oracy and now we can't stop talking! It has been wonderful to...Be Yourself DisplayLinked to 'Being Your True Self', BFG Class have produced a wonderful display in the entrance hall a...Tales & Teeth As part of our Tales and...First School Council Meeting & Tree PlantingWe were able to hold our first school council meeting on Friday and it was wonderful to be able to i...The Show Must (and did) Go On!!!On Tuesday 14th December, following all the relevant COVID rules, our School Federation put on 2 Chr...Gruffalo & Elmer Class Nativity ...Christmas nativity given the go ahead!In line with Somerset Public Health Guidance these are the a...New outdoor maker space!The builders have been busy all week at Rode and our new outdoor maker sp...RNSF are pleased to announce our 21/22 open day tours!Rode and Norton St Philip School Federation are pleased to be welcoming b...Bath Children's Literature FestivalWe all had such a great trip to Bath Children's Literature F...BFG Adventure DaysFor our Monday trip we headed off on a walk around the Tellisford loop. We were extremely lucky as t...Mill on the Brue 2021Our BFGs arrived at MOB eager and extremely excited! What a great day they had. They were split into...Award Winning Caterer Wins Local Schools ContractAward winning catering company, founded by ex-professional MasterChef Nick Collins, has won the cont...Wonderful Words WeekWhat a wonderful week of words we have had! It has been such a pleasure to see all the children gett...Happy Egg Challenge is eggsactly what we need!A cracking good day today in the Federation! Both school halls were filled with a fabulous display o...Welcome Back Our World Book Day HeroesOur youngest pupils in Gruffalo and Elmer Classes virtually ran into school on March 8th, excited to...Return To School is No Greek Tragedy!It was amazing to welcome back all our wonderful BFG and Wildthings home learners dressed in fabulou...Christmas Films 2020The amazing children of Rode and Norton St Philip School Federation present their Christmas FilmsA new school year kicks off!Football coaching sessions with ex-professional footballer Martin Philips.Year 2, 3 and 4 step up to the wicket!Learning the intricacies of batting, bowling and fieldingFund raising for Bowel Cancer UKCONGRATULATIONS!Team RubiconChildren's teamwork, resilience and perseverance was inspirational!World Book Day BookswapChildren were so inspired they started writing their own books.Shrove Tuesday CelebrationsLent and the tradition of pancakes!Wild Things enter a National Engineering CompetitionSolutions to plastic pollution - every invention was unique and inspired!Safer Internet DayFree to be me – exploring identity onlineMulti Sport PE FestivalEveryone showed great sportsmanship!Super SwimmersFrome Schools Swimming GalaTo Nativity and beyondMovie star glitz and glamour at the Merlin TheatreWild Things Environmental STEAM DAY investigationThe children showed real empathy and maturity in dealing with environmental issuesPaddington Class visit to Diorama Art ExhibitionInvestigating Dioramas and fairy tale art.Wild Things Class visit to Diorama Art ExhibitionArtwork to inspire!Norton's mile for WHY!With Sergeant Rachel Clark for WHY Cancer Counselling.365 Miles for WHYWe welcomed Rachel Clark to complete her 330th consecutive daily mileStepping into the Stone AgeThe children were transformed into wilderness explorers!Parent Online Safety WorkshopLearning how to be happy, healthy and safe online.Elmer Class Historical VisitorWhat life was really like as a Royal Mail Guardsman in the 1800's.Rocks Rock - STEM DayIt was a great day and we are now rock experts!Digital LeadersOur new school Digital Leaders.PE FestivalPaddington class enjoyed a morning of multi sports.Stone Age GatherersA fabulous hour foraging around the village!Macmillan Coffee MorningChildren turn out to be expert cake sellers!The Bath Literature FestivalWhy are there so many books about bears?SIAMS Inspection ReportsNext generation Greta Thunbergs in the making at village schools!Open DaysSmall Schools, Thinking BigCREST OF A WAVE CARNIVALThe sun shone and the Carnival came to town!!The McPherson Squad for Cancer ResearchAmazing team spirit!Crest of a Wave Sports DayAn amazing afternoon of sporting achievements.Online Safety WeekBe SMART online!Pirates Invade BowoodWe explored grottos, dark tunnels, stepping stones and searched for our lost pirate ship.The Little Things MagazineThe Little Things Magazine is a FREE magazine for 'people who happen to be parents’PentecostA fun, interactive learning experience about Pentecost.Spotlight on STEM Exhibition!The quality of the exhibitors was outstanding!Athletics Competition and Football Tournament30 children from across BFG and Wild Things, have proudly represented the Federation in 2 different ...Paddington Pirate DayAll hands hoay and raise the Black Jack!Author Visit for Paddington, Wild Things and BFGsDefinitely an inspiration to many, especially to all our budding 'wannabe' author/illustrators.All aboard the SS Great Britain!What a fantastic day ‘Wild Things’ had on Wednesday exploring the SS Great Britain!Visit to Whatley QuarryThe dust and smoke billowed in to the air from the controlled blast!STEAM Bridge Building CompetitionWell done to “The Super Sonic Bridge Makers” for winning the Brunel Bridge Challenge!New Drum KitRhythms good enough to dance to!Dog Trust Educational VisitStaying safe around dogs.Egg Challenge - Part 2Creativity and Out of the box thinking abounded during our Far, Far, Away Egg Challenge 2019!Egg ChallengeCreativity and Out of the box thinking abounded during our Far, Far, Away Egg Challenge 2019!Super SwimmersFrome Lions Club Sponsored SwimSensational ‘BIG TOP SCRAPBOOK’ PerformanceCD of photographs available to purchase.The Little Things MagazineThe Little Things Magazine is a FREE magazine for 'people who happen to be parents’FROME DANCEFEST 2019Dance like Everyone’s watching!Story Garden RenovationOur beautiful new summerhouse!World Book DayLet's celebrate juicy words!Around The World in 90 Minutes!Visitors flock to Norton st. Philip from all around the globe!A day in Ancient Greece.Greek slaves, Gods/Goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts celebrated a day in Ancient Greece.Spaceship 'Stemgineers'The children's finished spacecraft are a celebration of creativity.Swimming SuccessCongratulations to our Year 4 Swimming TeamA Merry Little ChristmasTheir singing was beautiful and brought smiles, laughter and tears to our packed audience.A Recipe for ChristmasA truly delicious experience, a real show stopper of a performance in which everyone was a star bake...Magical Marvellous Makery Wonka Challenge Results 2018Children bravely and enthusiastically accepted a challenge to become entrepreneurs for a month. What an amazing set of results!Excellent standards in teaching and learning due to single year group classes!Gymnastics Workshop for Wild Things ClassFabulous morning at Liberty Gymnastics.SASP Football Tournament ReportVery well done Team Rode and Norton!Remembrance Day ParadeRemembrance Day ParadeAnti-bullying Week - 12th Nov - 16th NovWe will be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Alliance.Elmer Class trip to Bath Literature FestivalThe vegtastic characters delighted and inspired the children.Year 3 trip to Bath Literature FestivalWe met the amazing characters in the book who gave us a brief history of music and hairstyles!Week old calfBudding farmers learn about feeding this special calf.Heads in clayBFG class have designed and made giant’s heads out of clay.Sensational ‘Big Top Scrapbook’ PerformanceOur tremendous troupe of circus performers!On your marks, get set, go!Move over Usain Bolt!Grand Library OpeningAuthor, Elen Caldecott opens newly refurbished library.BFG and Wild Things trip to Farleigh CastleBFG and Wild Things castle invasion!Selwood Academy presents Bugsy MaloneThe children gave it rave reviews!Royal Cake CuttingGruffalo Class invited Pre-school to a Royal Wedding tea to taste the wedding cakes they had baked.Poster CompetitionForty-nine pupils entered the Keep Rode Tidy poster competitionReception Castle Invasion!Gruffalo Class had a fabulous visit to Farleigh Hungerford Castle in the glorious sunshine.Elmer Class PoemElmer Class poem is on display as part of the Bath Festival!Words on the StreetsStory Trail will be launched as part of The Bath FestivalWriting Competition WinnersCongratulations to Lola in Year 4 and the whole of Elmer Class (Year 1).