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What an amazing day! The children and staff all looked amazing and they were all so excited to see each other dressed as book characters from all sorts of books. The day started with the spelling bee, where some  children showed off their spelling knowledge in front of the whole school and the audience were very impressed with their confidence and accuracy when spelling out some very tricky words.

Throughout the day, children took part in various book activities, competitions and had time to share and enjoy various books.

The handwriting competition was tough and the judges were amazed at the neatness of all classes. All pupils showed a great pride in their work and they also talked about the meaning behind the poems, 'I can be your friend' and 'Be Kind'.

Children had fun designing book covers for their favourite books and some of them are displayed on our corridor display - there are some brilliant efforts.

In the afternoon, teams of dedicated readers were chosen by staff to take part in the Wistow School Book Quiz 2020! The answers were flying thick and fast, the teams were on the edge of their seats, the audience were joining in ..... but there could only be one winner. Both teams did so well, but the winners just pipped the opposition to the post.

We finished the day, with teachers swapping classes and sharing their favourite stories with the children. 

Take a look at the slideshows below to see  just how much fun Wistow Parochial C of E Primary School had on World Book Day 2020!

An amazing day was had by all! Take a look at some of our photos from the day. At Wistow we love to read and World Book Day has been - Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 

Share A Story

The winners of the poetry handwriting competition

The winners of the 'Design a Book Cover' competition

The winners of the 'Potato Book Character' competition

Fountains' Class Collective Worship.

On Friday Fountains class showed us what they had learnt in RE this term in a unit of work about Islam.  This included some of the stories that the Prophet Muhammad told to encourage the looking after all the world and it's creatures.  Fountains also explained about what Shrove Tuesday is and how it is celebrated.

Project Wild Filming

What a privilege for some of our children this morning, they have been part of Project Wild filming in school. They shared their thoughts and views about this amazing project with Nick and also got to hold some fabulous creatures - whilst being interviewed! They all did really well and also got the opportunity to share with others a vital message about the importance of us all looking after the world we live in and the special role they play in our environment.

Lights .... Camera ....... Animals!!!!!


Roll up, roll up! Come and get your limited edition of the Songbird Saga, written by one of our very own pupils. This young man has used his creative writing talents to produce a wonderful story about the pupils and teachers at Wistow School. He is selling it to raise money for school and so far the book is in demand. For only £1 you will be entertained and won't be able to put it down. Definitely a good read.

Valentine's Disco

Wistow School Valentine's Disco was in full swing last night and the children all had a super time. Thank you to all the staff who volunteered to help, our two amazing year 6 DJs and Debbie Swayne for her scrumptious baking!

Wistow School Bird Feeders

The pupils and families of Wistow school have shone again as this week they have been bringing into school their wonderful creations to feed the birds around school. We have been talking about the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and the children have been waiting for the birds to find the feeders and explore.


Take a look at our gallery of creations - each and everyone  unique in design and hopefully our birds will love the tasty treats they hold!

Frozen Themed Lunch

Do you want to build a snowman? ❄️☃️❄️

Our school dinner children did, as part of our themed 'Frozen' lunch. After our hot Arendelle pastry cheese swirls, potato wedges and vegetables, we had a great time eating our handmade snow people, whilst listening to some well known songs.

Young Voices 2020

Our Wistow Songbirds were all in fine voice on their recent trip to Sheffield Arena, to sing with thousands of other children for Young Voices 2020. They arrived early in the afternoon, where rehearsals soon began and the excitement began to build.

Later that day, the doors to the public opened and the atmosphere was electric. Parents, family members and friends all arrived at the arena to come and watch this wonderful performance. 

With guest pop stars to sing and get everyone in the mood to sing their hearts out, it was time to give it our all. Wistow Songbirds were AMAZING and loved every moment!

Carol Service

What a wonderful carol service! Our Worship leaders and Mrs Griffiths planned a fantastic celebration of the birth of Jesus and we celebrated with our families and the community at All Saints Church. It was wonderful to have so many people with us to join in this special time of year.

Wistow School Christmas Lunch

Everyone had a wonderful time at our Christmas lunch, where we all had lots of scrumptious food and a great time eating and celebrating with our friends and all the staff from school. After the meal, we all sang a song, using Makaton, to say thank you to our wonderful catering team for creating such a wonderful meal and also for what they do for us each and every day.


The Inspection Before Christmas!

🎄Wistow pupils have had a wonderful Christmas surprise this morning from all staff .... a pantomime - The Inspection Before Christmas!🎄

🎅The children were all a fantastic audience and got into the full swing of the panto, as the evil Ivor Meanstreak and Youva Nochance posed as inspectors, trying to close the school down. But Mr Read, with the help of Holly Hotpot, Dolly Dollop and Molly Mash and all the great teachers at Wistow - the school was saved and the children all get to enjoy their Christmas parties!🎅

🐝Thank you to all our amazing staff for getting so involved, once again showing how they go the extra mile to put a smile on our children's faces and make their days memorable.🐝

🌟Mrs Cox already has an idea for next year's panto!🌟

KS1 Nativity

There's a miracle in town!! What a fantastic effort by all of KS1 children who showed off their acting skills in our nativity production last week. The children sang beautifully and did themselves proud. What a brilliant start to our Christmas celebrations.

What a wonderful FOWSA Christmas fair! Thank you to everyone who came.

Well done to Rievaulx class who represented us at the Sporthall Athletics event this week. You were all fantastic!

Sports for Schools visited us last week. We took part in circuit training, which was lots of fun!

Children In Need

What a great day the children have had, supporting Children in Need. We all got to come in our own clothes and raise money in different ways. 

A Visit From The Methodist Minister

Today we welcomed Christine Gilespie, the Wistow Methodist minister, into our school. She led us in our collective worship and talked about the importance of remembering. We all enjoyed meeting her and look forward to her next visit.


We shall remember.

We took time out of our school day to pay our respects to people who fought and are fighting wars for us, to keep us safe.
We had a two minute silence, followed by a reading of 'In Flander's Field' and then a prayer.

We shall remember them.


Harvest Time!

It was so wonderful to see so many parents, friends and family this morning in church to celebrate Harvest with us. It was great to have Smartstart and Maisy Moos also with us and share in our celebrations.🐝

All the children did us proud with their performances based around Harvest - well done!🐝

Thank you all for your kind donations of food, which will be going to Selby Foodbank this week. 🐝

Bonkers About Conkers!

So we set our conker challenge again and this year the results were amazing! The children and parents let their imaginations run wild and we created some out of this world conker models ...take a look!

Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Well done to all our summer readers, who completed the summer reading challenge called Space Chase! Today, Ms Whittaker came in to present the certificates to all our superstar readers! Well done everyone!

Wistow Walk-a-thon!

Well we did it! The rain didn't stop us all and the further we walked, the clouds vanished and the sun began to shine for us all!


It was great fun and we loved walking with our friends, singing songs and challenging ourselves to see how far we could walk. Take a look at some of the photos from the day.


We have worked out that our classes walked:


Selby class walked 24.75 miles

Fountains class walked 52.5 miles

Bolton class walked 61 miles

Byland class walked 66.17 miles


Rievaulx class walked 93.5 miles!


What an achievement!


So in total we walked 297.92 miles. That is the distance from:

Wistow to Ardross in Scotland 


Wistow to Truro in Cornwall! 




The Greatest Lunch

It was a special lunch today .... 'The Greatest Lunch!' Everyone enjoyed a fabulous meal today with their friends and school staff. 

To kick start our meal, we all sang 'A Million Dreams' and also used our Makaton skills, to sing for our dinner team, to thank them for preparing and setting up this great lunch.

Empty plates, full tummies and smiley faces everywhere ..... just how we like it at Wistow School.🐝🌟🐝

Black History Month

October marks Black History Month, the annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. For the whole month until October 31, events celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories will take place up and down the country.


While the UK celebrates Black History Month in October, America, where it originated commemorations take place throughout February. 


At Wistow, we have begun learning about famous people who have helped change history and made a difference for the future, bringing equality to all.


In our classes, we have learnt about various people and extended our learning with fun, art activities. Take a look:


Take a look at our Black History display in school, celebrating achievements of important black people in history, whilst showing off our progressive art skills! Classes have created; Mo Farah printing and sketches, a Mary Seacole collage, Jon Sentamu sketches, Abdul Karim silhouettes and Nelson Mandela grid sketches. They all look amazing!

Year 6 Leaver's Lunch

Chicken nuggets, chips and peas, followed by chocolate, fudge ice-cream sundaes was the choice of our year 6 leavers! As a well done to our year 6 pupils, we always let them select their favourite meal from school and they sit with their friends and teachers whilst they enjoy their lunch.

This was then followed with a magnificent sparkling 'Class of 2019' chocolate cake, made by our and one and only Mrs Lee! 

🌟🐝A feast fit for our year 6 champions! 🐝🌟

Oliver Twist - Please Sir ... Can We Have Some More?

Each year, Rievaulx class end the summer term with a production and this year it was Oliver Twist. The pupils of Wistow school were in for a treat as they headed to the Methodist Chapel to watch this spectacular show! The show was packed with acting, singing and dancing, all of which was done to a very high standard. The  children were all transfixed and not a sound could be heard from any of them as the show took place. After the performance, the children erupted into applause and the smiles on their faces said it all.


Then to the evening performance, lots of family and friends turned out to watch and it was enjoyed by everyone. Watching from the back of the Methodist chapel, the head teacher could see each and every member of the class singing their hearts out and giving a performance of a lifetime.


The audience were wowed and as they left made comments such as:


"What a show!"

"That was like watching Broadway!"

"I am so proud ... each and everyone of them gave it their all!"


Even though we are a small school, this was another moment where our children shone like the stars they are and show that they are big in heart, soul and spirit. Well done to everyone involved!

Archaeologists Visit School

We welcomed some very special visitors into school this afternoon, Margaret and John, who are archaeologists. They came to talk to us about a dig that they are going to be carrying out on Sunday 11th August... here in Wistow!


They talked us through some images of the field they will be working in and pointed out all these strange shapes that their drone had picked up on photos. Can you see them?


They are interested to find out who lived here is Wistow many years ago, Iron-Age? Romans? It is all very exciting!


The best thing is, they invited us to all come down to the site and take part. What a great experience to have and event to be part of!


See the attached details and for those children who will be learning about Romans after the holidays, what a great opportunity to get hands on history experience!

FOWSA Summer Fair 

What a super afternoon at the FOWSA summer fair. The Rievaulx children all sprang into action and set up their stalls and then the customers came flooding in! The afternoon was busy and a great success. Take a look at some of what we got up to!


Well ... the children pulled out all the stops at our Music In The Night performance! Our families and friends came to join us to watch this spectacular show tune special. The audience were wowed by magic, singing, dance and musicians of all ages. From the smiles on the faces, it was enjoyed by all.


The Deep

Selby and Fountains classes had a fantastic trip to The Deep.  We saw many amazing sea creatures and had a wonderful time.  Fountains did a workshop about looking after our oceans and the danger of plastic.  Selby did a workshop involving turtle art. 

Teddy Bear's Picnic

What a superb day for a Teddy Bear's picnic! The sun shone and some of our parents, carers and family members came to share a picnic lunch with us and our cuddly, teddy friends.



The Wistow Scarecrow Committee have generously donated £1000 to our school. The chair of the committee, Mrs Tanya Wray, came to assembly today to present the cheque to Miss White. The school will be using the money towards computing equipment, to support all the children in their learning.



Today we welcomed into school some very special people, our dads and grandads. They came to join us for a scrumptious lunch of sausages, mash, peas and carrots, followed by sticky toffee pudding and custard! We all enjoyed having our special guests and it was a great way to say thank you for all that they do for us.

Sharing Our Work With The Church And Community

As part of the Wistow Scarecrow Festival 2019, each class created some work to be displayed in our local church, All Saints. The feedback from the public was wonderful and the children are really proud of their work. 

Circus Skill's Club

Tale a look at our budding performers at Circus Skill's Club! Tonight they have learnt a range of new skills and all with massive smiles on their faces. This just shows you can put your mind to any new skill!

Wistow Scarecrow Festival and Our School

What an amazing weekend everyone in Wistow had, with heroes and villains taking over the community!

The rain didn't keep people away and the village was full of people looking for the scarecrow entries and having fun at all the wonderful activities in and around the village.

Wistow School joined in the fun with their entry and our hero was David Attenborough - who we all felt is a real hero as he is trying to raise awareness to people about saving the planet by reducing plastic use.

Alongside Sir David, was a sea full of recycled sea creatures made from all sorts of recycling. The children all made their own at home and then Rievaulx class put the scene together with the important message of:




Take a look at our work and of course .... Sir David Attenborough!

Take a look at our recycled art creations and our scarecrow entry for 2019!

PSHCEE Day - 'Being An Active Citizen'

Wow! What a great day the whole school had for their PSHCEE day based on the theme 'Being an active citizen'. What made it even more special, was how many parents and family members we had to come and share in our activities with us. Activities ranged from David Attenborough 'Save the planet' animations, to working in and around our local community, gardening and planting. Take a look!

Easter Egg-stravaganza!

As part of our Easter celebrations, the children have decorated some eggs. Every egg is unique and everyone thinks that they look amazing! Take a look and decided which are your favourites!

Egg Rolling Competition

Selby and Fountains class have enjoyed a morning of egg-rolling! 

They had great fun using and applying their mathematics skills to measure who had the egg that rolled the greatest distance! Well done to the winners!

Easter Church Service

Our Easter service was planned and led by Byland class. They retold the Easter story and reminded us all of the importance of Easter, through drama and song. The whole school, joined them in praise at this special time in the Christian calendar and it was a lovely service, made all the more special with the amount of family and friends who came to celebrate with us.

FOWSA Easter Fair

After church, the children were all eager to get back to school and visit the Easter fair. Rievaulx class were in charge of stalls, alongside some kind volunteers. Soon the school halls and classrooms were filled with the buzz of excited children, winning prizes and enjoying the activities set up. 

Thank you to all the people who helped set up and Mrs Sampson and Mrs Adams who take a lot of time and energy planning this wonderful event. 

Take a look at some of the wonderful things at the fair:

Easter Egg Hunt

 Selby and Fountains class enjoyed welcoming younger siblings to come and share the fun of our annual Easter egg hunt. A special visitor even made an appearance and helped some of us find the eggs! 
Thank you to everyone for your kind donations of eggs and for coming and sharing in the fun this morning! 

Mother's Day Lunch

We all loved welcoming in the special ladies in our lives to come and have a special lunch with us for Mother's Day. Everyone enjoyed the food and spending time together. It was a lovely way to say 'Thank you' for all they do for us, each and every day.


What a super 'upside down' day we have had dressed in our PJs and all for a great cause, Comic Relief. 
School 'breakfast' for 'lunch' was scrumptious, so thank you to Miss Bloom and Mrs Smith for preparing that! 
After all your donations were counted by our school council chair and vice chair, they announced the whopping total of ... 🌟£118.50 🌟 
Well done Wistow School and thank you to everyone for your support.

Science Fun

On Tuesday we were very lucky to have special visitors from the University of York's Physics department.  Professor Roddy Vann and Richard Armitage came to inspire us to be real scientists.  

Fountains and Selby classes saw the effects of acids and alkali on the juice from red cabbage.  We used bicarbonate of soda and vinegar which turned the juice different colours.  Byland and Rievaulx classes made potato batteries.  During assembly the whole school was treated to experiments involving plasma and the freezing of fruit in liquid nitrogen.  It was an amazing and exciting experience for us all!


Wistow World Book Day 2019

What a spectacular day, full of fun, literature and laughter! Everyone made such a fantastic effort and it felt magical walking through school and seeing everyone as different book characters. 

Over the course of the day, the children spent time hot seating each other as their book characters, taking part or watching the Spelling Bee, creating some wonderful art work, writing their entries for the handwriting competition and finally watching the Wistow World Book Day Quiz. In the quiz some children were chosen to represent their class and it was great fun watching them show their knowledge of books, characters and authors!


It was an amazing day enjoyed by everyone!

Maths Games Competition

The challenge was set and children had to design their own maths game, the only thing it had to do was help children learn an aspect of maths whilst having fun. Take a look at the entries and the winners. Well done everyone, they were all amazing!


Finally ... the winners of the Wistow Creative Conker Championships and smallest and largest conker hunt was announced! Things were that tough with the Creative Conker Competition, Miss White decided to poll visitors to school to select their favourite entry from the models and photos brought into school. Presenting the winners ...

Here are some of the other fantastic entries for the competition:


Miss White set a holiday challenge, to make as many waterproof poppies as the pupils could. Everyone got involved and the response was fantastic. So much so, we managed to cover the whole school in poppies, to show our respect, love and remembrance for those who died in the wars for us and those who continue to help keep us safe.

Take a look at some of the wonderful creations.

Italian Day

We had a day in school where we all enjoyed learning about Italy. We learnt some of the language, about the geography of the country and also enjoyed tasting some of the food. We all got to wear the colours of the flag instead of our uniforms and had a great day ... or should we say UN BEL GIORNO!



ATTENTION: AWESOME ATHLETE VISITS WISTOW! The children have enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with Jenny Wallwork, commonwealth athlete and James who delivered the important message of 'Work hard, listen and focus in order to be the best you can and never say you can't - give things a go! You never know, you could be a champion in something you love too!'


Well done Wistow pupils for your support and raising awareness of mental health with raisins, you managed to raise £50.14 to support Compass Buzz 🐝 Excellent! Thank you to all the children and our excellent team who ran the stall! Together we can make a difference.