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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

Spring Term

On the final day of term, Mrs Furssedonn Wood and Mrs Rogers' class had the opportunity to dissect owl pellets. Instead of excreting, the owls regurgitate the waste from their food. After soaking the pellets, we investigated what was inside - it was fascinating! There were bones, skulls, fur, feathers and more. We then used a classification chart to try to identify what creatures the owls had eaten.

We have had a few visitors to years 4 and 5 over the last few weeks!

See a selection of photos from these visits below. 


We are excited to share our Spring term production with you next week. We will be retelling the story of 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo and we hope you enjoy the show. 


For the evening performances, children are expected to arrive back at school at 6pm in order to start the show at 6.30pm. We should be finished, with children ready to collect, by 7.45pm - we will let you know if this time changes. 


We would like to thank you for all your support this term and wish you a very enjoyable Easter break!

We will see you all on Wednesday 24th April for the start of the Summer term!

Bird ringing demonstration...

We are very excited to have received a card from Sir Michael Morpurgo! Have a look!

RSPB Assembly with Dave Wilding

This week we really enjoyed an assembly with Dave Wilding who works for the RSPB at Otmoor Nature Reserve. He told us about some Bird Record Breakers!

  • Peregrine Falcon - FASTEST
  • Arctic Tern - FURTHEST migration pattern
  • Wandering Albatross - LONGEST wing span
  • Ostrich - TALLEST and HEAVIEST

He also set us a challenge to take part in the RSPB Schools Birdwatch and enter our results. 

Keep looking out for birds over half term! We've got some exciting things planned for when we return to school...

Have a look at our classrooms for this term!

The Journey

Welcome back everyone! 

We have been so pleased to see how many different ways you have thought of to attract nature to our school site. Here are some of our creations - there are more in our classrooms and some already outside. We're really impressed - well done! We have been looking out for birds and we're hoping to see a lot more. 

Have a look at some of our nature challenge creations