We are proud to welcome you to The Bay Church of England Primary School, where learning comes alive and every child is unique. Inspiring learners, within our supportive Christian Ethos, so that each child has the opportunity to excel, is central to our daily work.Set in the heart of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Bay Church of England Primary School offers excellent provision within modern purpose built facilities which include an open ICT area, Library, Music Room, Small Hall and a Specialist Room.
We are proud to share the many individual and collective successes of our children and encourage prospective parents to visit the school and see for themselves the high standards achieved.
Within the school grounds we have outdoor areas which include a Sports Court and an Astro Turf Pitch. Our committed team of staff work in partnership with Parents and Carers from the very start of school life, encouraging and preparing each child for lifelong learning.
“We look forward to meeting you in the future.”
What have Year 2 been up to?
In Year 2 our recent Learning Experience has been the Circle of Life. The children have really enjoyed learning about our bodies and how we can keep healthy. We have looked carefully at foods to encourage the children to understand what makes a balanced diet. We have also incorporated P.E. and exercise into the lessons so the children know exactly how important it is to keep fit.
Alongside looking at themselves, the children also drew the life cycles of butterflies and frogs to help explain the circle of life, and were really lucky to see tadpoles turning into froglets and butterflies coming out of their chrysalises.
The children have also planted sunflower seeds to see first-hand how the seeds grow. We will be looking in greater depth at these as the term progresses.
We have taken a small break this week to complete a whole school Learning Experience about the Queen. The children learnt facts about the Queen and painted her portrait; they can’t wait to perform on Friday at the Royal Variety Show, and if you get chance, please ask them about some facts they have learnt about the Queen this week .
Message from Mr Mills
Congratulations to all the children for such a superb ‘Picnic in the Park’ festival on Friday afternoon, and a special well done to our winners of the talent competition, I think we luckily chose the best day this week for the weather! Thank you to all parents and friends for supporting the afternoon.
Exciting times! Official opening of The Bay’s new playground equipment!!
Thank you for the support, time and hard work given by everyone involved in the planning and installing of this wonderful new play equipment.
The children absolutely love it!
This week, all children have been shown how to use the new equipment correctly and safely.
Please click here to view the information regarding the Privilege Seat Scheme.
What’s been happening in Year 1.
Father’s Day Lunches.
Walk through time Music Concert.
On Friday, we were delighted to welcome some of our music teachers and other members of Wight Music Tuition to The Bay. The children were treated to a concert performance entitled ‘A Walk Through Time’. After listening to music from different periods in history, they were extremely excited and inspired, offering some very thoughtful ideas; they also gained an understanding of the time in history when the pieces were written.
The group of professional musicians taught the children about the different instruments of the orchestra, and treated them to a range of pieces, from Handel to the Dr Who theme! Years 3 and 4 were fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to try different instruments, and had lots of fun trying to make a sound out of them! We would like to thank Wight Music Tuition for giving our school this fantastic, exciting opportunity.
Year 4 School Journey
Throughout the visit to Thorness Bay the children enjoyed a range of activities including Aero Ball, Karting, Low Ropes, Archery, Climbing Wall, Body Zorbs, Swimming, Water Rollers and Water Wars.
The children had a truly amazing experience, and we are extremely proud of them all – a comment reiterated by the In2action staff. A special thank you to the staff involved in making this such a successful trip: Miss Bright, Mr Mitchell, Mrs Potts, Mr Reilly, Mrs Tait and Miss Sutch.
‘Love School Meals’ workshop hosted by Chartwells.
Please click here to see Important Changes to the Spare (Privilege) Seat Scheme.
Please click here for information about the IOWSCB Online safety workshops for parents and professionals .
Our new school App!!
Download our new school app.
If you have a smartphone you can download OurSchoolsApp for FREE. It is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It provides you access to school information at the touch of a button.
Please click one of the links below depending on what type of phone you have to download the app.
For Apple devices: https://goo.gl/1FQgny For Android devices: https://goo.gl/sFI2to Instructions for download:
1. Using the relevant device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).
2. Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’
3. Download the ‘APP’. In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode or the name of the school.
4. Hit the search button.
5. Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.
6. Confirm your choice by pressing OK.
7. You will now be presented with the ‘APP’ for the school which contains news, information, calendar events, contacts and any other relevant details.