The Bythams Primary

The Bythams Primary School is located on Creeton Road in Little Bytham.


School Bell – August 2015 (added : 30/08/15 : MG)

From Glenside News, August 2015 …

Another school year comes to an end and has finished with a bumper busy Summer Term.

Year 3 and 4, Tigers, had a great trip out to the Jorvik Centre in York where they fully explore life as a Viking.  Travelling by train from Grantham, all children had a great day – deciding present day life and travel was a lot more comfortable than in Viking times!

At the Bythams we believe in bringing the best out of everyone and so offer a divers range of learning opportunities. This month our pupils taking music lessons put on a concert to showcase their amazing talents.  We had pieces played by students aged 6 through to 10 years old, guitar (including the pinkest guitar there ever was), piano and trombone.  Wow!  The children did amazing – not only overcoming nerves to play in front of the whole school and parents but also playing fabulous pieces.

With Summer and the sunshine at last arriving, the gardening club put on an afternoon tea – cucumber sandwiches, cakes and croquet – perfect!  Children showed their parents and friends around our garden, had a go at pond dipping and played croquet. Refreshments were welcome – elderflower cordial and tasty courgette cake to name but two of the home made delights.

Term finished with the Key Stage 2 performances of ‘Robin and the Hoodies’.  The show was performed at Witham Hall Theatre to rapturous receptions.  Tinged with a little sadness as the performances were also the last events for our Year 6.  We say goodbye, good luck and wish them all every success at their next school.

School Bell – June 2015 (added : 30/08/15 : MG)

From Glenside News, June 2015 …

So we told you how this term Pumas were studying ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’.  On Wednesday 6th May the Class went to Lincoln Castle to learn more about the Summer Term topic.  In the morning, we each made our own shield and learned all about castle banquets.  Owen was chosen to be our King and Nicola our Queen.  The teachers and other adults were then relegated to servants and had to serve each child their ‘banquet’ food.

After lunch we dressed up in period costumes and had photos taken in the Castle grounds.  We then studied a model of the Castle and discussed each part.  Following architectural studies, we looked at and tried on various parts of armour – chain-mail vest, helmets and gloves (gauntlets).  Amelia was weighed with and without the armour on and we found out that she weighed an extra 3 1/2 kilograms.

Tigers Class are learning about different number systems.  After a dip into Roman Numerals we decided to find out about how the Ancient Babylonians counted. We enjoyed an active session in the woods, finding and carving writing tools, then created our own Babylonian number tablets.

As well as our number investigations, Tigers are busy acting, redrafting and singing our way through Roald Dahl‘s Snow White!  We thought hard about patterns created with alliteration, rhyme and rhythm.  We hope you enjoy some of the verses we created for one of our songs …

In the room a girl he spotted,
To wed her he schemed and plotted;
He thought that he was a cutie
And she had a rarest beauty.
By Amber, Y4

The King sat down and told Snow-White,
I will find a new Queen tonight;
The King got up and said it twice,
I will find me another wife.
I’m looking for someone really arty,
I hope she can come to my party.
By Paige, Y4

On a very sad note, our Chair of Governors Mr Alan Thomas sadly passed away recently.  Mr Thomas was dedicated to making out School the most exciting, creative, challenging learning environment it could be.  He worked diligently and selflessly (even when he was very poorly) to make sure that all of the pupils at School worked hard to reach their potential and had fun doing so.  Thank you very much Mr Thomas, you will be greatly missed! Our sincere thoughts and kind wishes are with Mr Sue Thomas and the rest of her family at this very sad time; thank you for letting Mr Thomas work with us to make our School the place it is today!

And finally … any Sainsburys Schools Vouchers?  Please always say ‘yes’ when asked if collecting!  The Bythams School collects these vouchers which can be handed into School or posted at 16 High Street, Castle Bytham – postbox at the gate.  Thank you!


The Bythams School Open Day (edited from Glenside News May 2011 : 09/05/11 : MG)

From Sheila Jones …

A friendly welcome began my visit then Tom took me on a tour (what a good idea).  This polite young man showed me the library and laptops and explained what each class was busy at.  The French lesson was fun – find the Easter Eggs – with directions etc. given by the pupils in French, of course.  Another class were busy making Easter cards and decorations – lots of colour and glitter.  Onto the ‘cooks’.  I’m sure the results were delicious.  One young lady told me how they had ‘to do a lot of working out’ because the recipe was for a larger quantity than they needed.

As we walked through the playground, Tom told me how the new markings meant the children could play many different games.  Then it was break-time and the ‘little ones’ were outside – but I could see they had been having fun!  What a difference the extension has made – it is superb.  Back to the hall for refreshments and a chat with other visitors.

Thank you all (I do realise how many people help and support the school and staff) for an interesting and enjoyable visit to a school to be proud of – and, of course, the car park is great too!

From the Glenside News (February 2011) (added : 14/03/11 : MG)

James Shawley, the Head Teacher, writes …

Well Christmas is now over and the New Year is upon us! During last term the children took part in many activities.

The Key Stage One Nativity, “What Christmas Means to Me” was wonderful and well supported by family and friends. The children (and staff) pulled out all the stops to ensure that the Nativity went ahead as planned. The Key Stage Two Carol Concert was held indoors this year because of the extremely cold weather and included a mixture of traditional and contemporary Christmas music. Friends of Bythams School (FOBS) served hot food and mulled wine which really added to the Christmas feel.

The school would like to thank everyone for their support. Our school football team have once again been successful, winning the South West Lincolnshire School football tournament and will now compete in the County Football Finals for the second year in succession, at Skegness on Saturday 5th February.  Good luck to all involved.

We hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and wish you all the best in 2011.

Retirement from theBythams School (edited from Glenside News July 1995 : 17/12/11 : MG)

The Bythams School has to report that Mr Vic Elmer will be retiring from teaching at the end of this term.  A social event will be held at school on Thursday 20 July (1995) at 6.30pm.  All are welcome.  Tickets available from the school.  Any donations towards a leaving memento should be forwarded to the school by Friday 14 July (1995).

Added : 02/02/11 : MG
Last Updated : 30/08/15 : MG

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