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  • Friends of Downsway - Update!

    Published 18/09/18

    A letter has been emailed out to all parents/carers regarding the FoD 200 Club.  It is a great way of raising funds for the school whilst giving you the chance of winning some money!  The letter is also saved on the website under the Friends of Downsway page.

     

    Dates for your diary:

     

    Friday 21st September at 3.15pm - Second hand uniform sale on the school field by Year 6 classroom.

     

    Thursday 27th September at 2.00pm - FOD meeting in the hub.

     

    FOD meetings are open to anyone who wants to come along, and we would love to see some new faces. If you have younger children please feel free to bring them along.  At this first meeting of the year we will be setting up our calendar of events, so if you have ideas for fundraising events, please come along and share them.  We are also looking for someone to take on the role of treasurer as our current treasurer has other commitments this year.  If you have expertise in this area or just feel comfortable using a spreadsheet then please let us know!

     

    The Friends of Downsway

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  • Roald Dahl Day

    Published 14/09/18

    Thank you to all the children and staff who dressed up for Roald Dahl day.  We had a fun day!  Thank you to the parents/carers for supporting this event and taking time to find a costume for your child.  Your support is always appreciated. 

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  • September 2018 Newsletter

    Published 10/09/18

    The first newsletter of this academic year has been sent out to all our parents/carers and is ready for you to read!  The September 2018 newsletter can also be found on the website, as well as the key date document.

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  • New News Story

    Published 04/09/18

    We hope you have had a lovely summer break and that the children are looking forward to returning/starting school tomorrow - Wednesday 5th September.

    We are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back and a very special welcome to all our new families joining Downsway.

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  • Downsway's Got Talent Show

    Published 19/07/18

    What a super afternoon watching all of our acts.  The children should be so proud of themselves, including all the children who auditioned for the show!  The three judges, Miss Hunter, Mrs Ludford and Miss Pluck had a very tough job in picking the top three as all the acts were brilliant.

    The final results were;

    1st - Bobby C 

    2nd - Will J

    3rd - Lola D & Natalya B 

    Congratulations and well done!

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  • Downsway win football trophy!

    Published 19/07/18

    On Wednesday afternoon over 80 children from Downsway, Birch Copse & Springfield Primary Schools took part in the Byron Want Memorial Trophy held at Springfield School.

    The event was held in memory of Byron Want, a pupil at Springfield Primary School, who sadly passed away after a courageous battle against bone cancer 2 years ago aged only 10 years old.

     

    The school and his friends have been extremely busy finding ways in which to remember Byron and build a legacy for him & the football tournament is one of the events helping to raise money in support of the charities chosen by Byron’s family – Sarcoma UK and Make-A-Wish UK.

    The tournament was split in to 3 age groups with Years 1 & 2, 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 competing against each other to see which school would come out victorious after adding up all of the points won by each group.

    Downsway’s Year 1 & 2 team consisted of Blake W, Jack L, Jack S, Xavier W, Reo V, Finley H & Alex K - they played four games & won all of them, so they received 12 points for Downsway.


    Downsway’s Year 3 & 4 team consisted of Max H, Harley A & Matty P - they played three games winning two & drawing one, giving them 7 points in total.


    Downsway’s  Year 5 & 6 team consisted of Alex B, Noah E, Eashan P, Ralfy, Rhys W, Nathan K & George H - they played five games, winning two, drawing two & losing one, giving them 8 points in total.

    Overall Downsway received 25 points meaning that the Byron Want Memorial Trophy would be moving from last year’s winners, Springfield Primary School & in to the trophy cabinet at Downsway.


    Birch Copse ended on 17 points in 2nd place & Springfield on 11 points coming 3rd.

    It was a real pleasure to see so many young children celebrating & remembering the life of Byron, who was such a brave & inspirational boy to so many people & we would like to thank the children & parents of Downsway Primary School for supporting the event.

    Mark Winchcombe
    Director - Procision Sports Academy

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  • July 2018 Newsletter

    Published 19/07/18

    The July 2018 newsletter has been emailed out to all parents/carers today and it can also be found on the website under the News & Events tab.

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  • 2nd place for Downsway!

    Published 19/07/18

    Downsway Primary school has come second out of five local primary schools at the Year 5/6 Denefield Sporting Competition. 

    We have taken part in eight different sporting events (Football - boys, football - girls, cricket, athletics, netball, rounders, cross country running & tag rugby) throughout the academic year and as a result of our performance at each of these competitions, we have come second overall. 

    Congratulations to the Year 5/6 pupils who have represented Downsway at these events.

     

    OVERALL POINTS

    Points

     

    1st

     

    Long Lane

    64

    2nd

     

    Downsway

    50

    2nd

     

    Pangbourne

    40

    4th

     

    Westwood Farm

    34

    5th

     

    Birch Copse

    30

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  • Year 6 Leavers Assembly

    Published 19/07/18

    Thank you Year 6 for a lovely leavers’ assembly.  We all hope you look back on your time at Downsway with fondness and happy memories. You should be really proud of all your achievements during your time here. As you move onto secondary school, embrace all the opportunities, work hard and with a positive learning attitude, we know you will do extremely well.

    On behalf of all the staff, we would like to wish our Year 6 pupils good luck and best wishes for the future.

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  • Year 5 & 6 Athletics Competition

    Published 17/07/18

    We entered a Year 5 and Year 6 athletics team at the Denefield Sports event yesterday.  Unfortunately, only one other school entered, however  the children were superb and Downsway ended up coming 1st!  Well done! 

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