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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!
The next Community Coffee Morning will be on Thursday 30 June 2016 at 10.30 am in our school hall – everyone is invited, just come along.
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.
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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