News and Latest Events

Here are some of the amazing pictures entered into our colouring competition.  It was a very difficult job to decide the winners but after lots of deliberation they are as follows :

Nursery    Indi  & Riley

EYFS Ruben  & Kylo

KS1  Phoenix  &  Corey

KS2 Aleah  & Christine


Each class was given a Christmas tree to decorate again this year. They all look fantastic - well done.



A very special visitor came to our reception, year one and year two parties today .....

Thank you to Swindon Town Football Club for the generous donation of sports equipment. We look forward to using it in our PE lessons and clubs. 



Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 10th December we wore our Christmas jumpers and raised over £230.00


Thank you to everyone who wore spots or yellow for Children in Need.  We raised over £220.  




Thank you to everyone who supported the Macmillan Coffee morning for parents, staff and other supporters. As well as enjoying some delicious cake we raised over £250.00


Year two children were enjoying our dinosaur activities on the hook day.



This year all our classes were given a tree to decorate. They all looked fantastic. 


Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 11th December we wore our Christmas jumpers and raised over £270.00

Children in Need November 2020

The day was a little different this year but we still managed to raise over £200 by coming to school with our Pudsey accessories.


February 2020

On Friday we took part in Sport relief, children wore sports kit to school and took part in a sport relief mile.  We raised over £220.00


On Wednesday the air ambulance landed on the school field. The paramedics left the site to attend an emergency and the pilot stayed with the aircraft. He was kind enough to show some of the pupils the helicopter and answer questions. We wish the patient a speedy recovery.



On Friday 6th March we dressed up to celebrate World Book Day.




School will finish at normal time on Friday 14th February for our half term break.  We start back on Monday 24th February. 


Our school charity for last year was Oak and Furrows. On Friday it was our great pleasure to invite them to our assembly and present them with a cheque for over £1000



School will finish on Friday 20th December at normal time.  The school  will reopen on Tuesday 7th January and Little Owls will come back on Wednesday 8th January.  We wish all our parents,  carers and children a very merry Christmas. 

The children had a great time at the Christmas party.  We had a very special visitor and the children asked him some very interesting questions!



Our Nursery and Reception nativity play took place last week



Thank you to all who participated in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper day, we raised over £200.00


Our Christmas dinner day was a great success.  Over 275 children, staff and governors enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by the catering team.  Thank you to all who prepared, cooked, served and cleared away for us.




Our Christmas Fayre was a great success, lots of parents and children visited and enjoyed the large range of stalls.  We raised over £1100.00 Thank you to everyone who made a generous donation or who supported by coming along. 


Today we welcomed 50 grandparents in to visit their grandchild's classroom and to watch their assembly. They were also able to enjoy a cuppa and a delicious cookie kindly donated by Morrisons.


Our bring and buy sale for Children in Need and Oak & Furrows raised £105. Well done to all involved

On Tuesday 12th November, Year 5 and 6 attended a special author visit at Dorcan Academy.

Phil Earle was the author and he shared exciting ideas and motivated the children to write and be creative with their ideas! A fun time was had by all.


We have a wide range of Remembrance items for sale from 8.30 - 8.45 this week in the entrance hall to raise money for the poppy appeal.


What’s my line?  

At a recent assembly the children had to guess what job the visitors did by asking questions. What jobs did they do?

The jobs were -Scientist,  Researcher,  Community Banker,  Politician’s Assistant,  Film Maker


Great news!  Eldene Nursery and Primary School has achieved the WIRE (Widen Inclusivity in Religious Education) award.   Mrs Mcarthy came to school and presented the award in a special assembly.  Well done to everyone!



 Thank you to all who attended the coffee morning on Friday 27th September  in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support -  We raised well over £250 and enjoyed lots of delicious cakes.



On Monday, some of our families and their children started at a new 'REALplay' club at school. This is a way to learn games and activities to play at home. A great start to a lovely club and it was enjoyed by all!



Some of our Year 5 children are training to be 'Play leaders'. They have been on a training course and have been learning how to lead a small group to play a cooperative game during play times and lunch break at school.






On Thursday 12th September, after a rigorous selection procedure,  20 of Eldene's finest enrolled as mini police. They made a pledge to serve the local community in front of the police, governors, parents, staff and children and were awarded with their uniforms and caps.

Later there was celebratory tea and biscuits. 

Look out for the mini police in your community and let them know how they can help tackle any problems in the area.