Friday 30 June 2023

Word from the Head, Katie Hill

The children have enjoyed another busy week of learning.  On Monday in Assembly we celebrated the children’s success in our Annual Swimming Gala.  The children were proud to receive certificates celebrating their positions in the wide array of races.  We would like to congratulate Julia L in UC and Rhiannon J in LC in particular, who both performed brilliantly in the gala, winning each of their races across all of the swimming strokes.  The Annual Gala was a super way to show case the children’s progress in their swimming this year and we would like to thank Miss Taswell for organising this exciting event for the children.

This half term in Science, UC have been learning about adaptation, natural selection and evolution.  To explore these concepts with the children, Mrs Halford used the book ‘The Molliebird’.  UC were tasked to create their own Molliebird and hide it within our school grounds. As a class, UC then acted as predators searching for the Molliebirds.  The children had great fun learning about adaptations such as camouflage and how this can lead to survival of species.

On Tuesday our Chapel was ‘rocking’ as six of our drumming pupils performed in a Drumming Recital Assembly.  It was super to see the pupils in their element on the stage as they all played with such confidence.  The progress they had all made over the last two terms was clear.  We would like to thank Mr Lane for inspiring the children with his teaching and hope that the performance might have inspired some more children to take up the opportunity of having drumming tuition in September.

Wyndham Class have had fun in Science this week as they have collaborated in groups to produce collages of the digestive system.  The children loved working together to demonstrate their learning and were very proud of the collages that they created.  Well done Wyndham, we love your creativity!

The whole school were excited for their fun Splash Session on Wednesday morning at Chard Leisure Centre.  As their final swim of the school year, the children had fun with floats, equipment and large mats in the water.  Lots of wet, watery fun was had by all!

On Thursday morning, our Head of Music Mrs Orr-Ewing, led Pre-School age children and their families in our final Mini Melody Makers session of the school year.  The children had great fun making music together and exploring movement.  Do contact Mrs Mason in the School Office on to book your place for our weekly Mini Melody Makers sessions which will resume in September after the Summer Holiday.

This week rehearsals have continued for our Cerdic production of Beauty & The Beast.   It has been exciting to see the show coming together and to hear the children becoming more confident in their parts. We cannot wait to see our Cerdic children shine in their performances next week.

Next week on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon the Cerdics and Harris are looking forward to performing Beauty & The Beast in our School Chapel.  On Friday afternoon we hope you will all be joining us at The Church of the Good Shepherd for our Annual Prize Giving Ceremony & Music Concert.  After the ceremony, you are all invited back to the School Chapel where cream teas will be served.

Calendar Events/Clubs 3-7 July

Calendar Events

Monday 03 July
Upper Cerdic Charity Presentation Assembly

Tuesday 04 July

Wednesday 05 July
IEP Review Meeting with Debbie Fry
Summer Play Performance @ 2pm

Thursday 06 July
Summer Play Performance @ 2pm (filmed by Video Trax)

Friday 07 July
Prize Giving Ceremony at the Church of the Good Shepherd @ 2pm followed by cream teas in the School Chapel


No Clubs only Everyday Clubs this week

Everyday Clubs

Before Club 8 – 8.45am (included in School fees) Booking required

Prep Club 3.45 – 4.30pm (included in School fees) Booking required

After School Club 4.30 – 5.30pm (£5.75 Charge) Booking required

Spotlight on Music


Music Recital Assembly

Six of our drumming pupils performed in our final Music Recital Assembly of the year.  It was super to see the pupils perform with such confidence and to hear the progress that they have made over the last two terms.

Thank you to Mr Lane who has inspired them in their drumming.  Our School Chapel was positively rocking!

If your child was inspired to drum and would like to have drumming lessons with Mr Lane next year please contact Mrs Mason in the School Office, who will be able to arrange this for you.

Spotlight on Swimming Gala


Swimming Gala Assembly

During the Swimming Gala Assembly, participants were overjoyed to receive their swimming certificates. The results for each event are listed below.
1 Length Crawl winners-Julia L/ Rhiannon J/ George P-B / Elin J
1 Length Breaststroke winners- Julia L/Rhiannon J /George P-B/ Eryk P
1 Length Backstroke winners-Julia L/Rhiannon J/Maisie B/ Elin J
A special Mention to Julia L who has had an outstanding Swim Gala winning all her races with Rhiannon J also achieving this as a Year 5.
Congratulations to all those involved!

Spotlight on Science – LC

Upper Cerdic have been learning about adaptation, natural selection and evolution. To help understand these tricky concepts we used the story of The Molliebird @Psttwhyhow . The children were tasked with colouring in their bird and hiding it around the school so that it was difficult to spot. They then acted as predators to locate them. This helped explain how adaptations such as camouflage can lead to survival and characteristics being passed to offspring.
Can you spot their Molliebirds?

Spotlight on Science – Wyndham

Wyndham class had an amazing time creating captivating Digestive System collages! The students worked together splendidly in their groups, and we were blown away by their creativity. Mr. Lucas was absolutely impressed with the stunning posters they created. I’m pretty sure the children themselves were thrilled with the results too! 

Spotlight on Pre-prep

This week, Pre-Prep had a marvellous time gathering natural objects to craft their own artwork.
The playground became adorned with their imaginative creations, featuring trees, dinosaurs, faces, boats, and even a funfair!

Friends of chard news and events

Wyndham class will take on the cake / treat sale on July 3rd (don’t forget your £1).

We will be serving cream teas to you all after the end of year prize giving and then we round the year off with our summer disco! All children are invited to attend the disco, we are making the disco free of charge again this year, please can you sign your children up in advance on the sheet in the notice board (so that we know how much food to purchase).

Dates for your diary
Wyndham Cake Sale 3rd July
Cream Teas 7th July
School Disco 11th July

View Friends of Chard event posters here

Old Cerdic news


The next upcoming school event, rounding off yet another academic year for Chard School is the annual Concert & Prize Giving at 2.00pm on Friday 7th July 2023 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Furnham Road. This is the occasion when the Old Cerdics Association are able to welcome the leavers to their ranks by presenting them with a copy of the latest and updated edition of the school’s 350 years history. All former pupils are invited to attend this major school event. Please contact School Administrator Sharon Mason at if you are able to attend so that seats can be set aside in the church for OCs.


  • Our school gate must be closed behind you as you enter or leave our school site at the beginning or end of the day, as a matter of safety.
  • Now that the temperatures have cooled, please ensure that your son is wearing his school tie for the remainder of term.
  • Your child needs to bring a named water bottle and healthy snack to school each day.
  • Please ensure your child has their full games kit in school each week.

Lunch menu

Please refer to week two on the MENU OPTIONS.

Mr Sills book recommendation

Animal Farm the Graphic Novel

Animal Farm is the story of what happens when the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master, and how their revolution goes horribly wrong. Now George Orwell’s dark, timeless fable has been turned into a graphic novel for the very first time, illustrated in full colour by the renowned Brazilian artist Odyr to bring us a whole new work of art. This brightly coloured homage to Orwell’s timely allegory is heart breaking and elegant. Odyr’s images of animals casting off their bonds and then living with the results of their revolution are painterly and evocative, both loose and illuminating. 9+

Congratulations to this week’s award winners!

Stars of the week

Pre-prep Star – Tommy K
Prep Star – Nancy A.


Barry S will be 8 on 30th June
Gabriella S will be 12 on 4th July






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