On Monday 20th March 24 excited children from Years 3, 4 and 5 arrived for a week of great activities. Not only would they have to be more independent; spend a substantial amount of time away from home;and feel more grown up – they also would test their confidence to the limits; become even better team players and try a whole range of really well thought out, exciting and different activities.
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:
- 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
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.
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.
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!
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!