Links after Year Group Expectations Meetings

Following the very successful Year group meetings on 12 September 2016 (average 60% turnout), we have put on the website links to all classes’ powerpoints – follow:

  • Parents
  • How to help your child
  • Scroll down to bottom of page

We have also sent home any handouts to all families who could not attend.  There are also links to the national curriculum on our website – follow:

  • Pupil Learning
  • Curriculum

Remember that every Tuesday at 2.50 is Open Parent Sharing and this is your opportunity to come into class to see what your child has been learning.

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday

The whole school celebrated Her Majesty’s birthday dressing up in red, white and blue, having our faces painted, flag flying, a picnic lunch (despite the weather), birthday cake and an afternoon of activities on Thursday 16 June.  The morning was spent learning more about British Values, including democracy and in the afternoon four different activity areas keep everyone very busy learning and enjoying themselves.  Some of the parents and grandparents were able to join us – we did need lots of hands for kites!  We also raised £109.56 for the Queen’s Charities.

Whole School Trip to Cheltenham Science Festival

The whole school had a great day at the Cheltenham Science Festival – the whole area was buzzing and filled with science based learning!

The children split into two groups – Reception, Year 1 and 2 was on group called KS1 and Year 3, 4 and 5 were KS2.  We were off to find out more in the Discovery Zone and attend Science Shows.  There were so many knowledgeable and eager scientists and engineers that everyone, children and adults, learnt a great deal.  Did you know that when we were taught that the tongue tastes flavours on different parts of our tongue this was a mistranslation from German?  That we have more than 5 senses?  That everyone was wowed when the presenter made fire!

ENVIRONMENT DAY

Everyone worked hard on Environment Day getting their hands really dirty and making sure that our garden pots will have strawberries, vegetables and flowers this year.  Every child took home a potted sunflower seed to grow and look after at home – when the pots come back to school towards the end of term, we shall give prizes for the tallest ones!IMG_3092 IMG_3089 IMG_3104 IMG_3111 IMG_3096

Painting Arts Week

Our annual Arts Week was moved to Spring term so that Sheldon and Sundial Classes could work towards the Discover and Explore Arts Awards.  The whole week was devoted to painting.

The whole school visited the Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham and then used the skills they had started in the workshop there, together with a wide variety of media, to develop their painting techniques throughout the week.

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The pictures were shared in a gallery to parents at the end of the week.  Coming next is the Community Painting Event with Year 4 and 5.

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