More footballing success!

Well done to Tewkesbury C of E football team, who played the first part of the Tewkesbury School’s League competition this afternoon. We are currently top of the league, with 5 wins and 1 defeat, scoring an impressive 11 goals and only conceding 2.



C of E      2 v 0    John Moore

C of E      3 v 0    Hopelands

C of E      0 v 1    Tirlebrook

C of E      2 v 0    Mitton

C of E      2 v 0    Gretton

C of E      2 v 1    Twyning


The league table will follow shortly.

Instruction Writing literacy topic

In Year 1 we have started our new literacy topic, which is instruction writing. We began with a hook lesson, following a set of instructions to make a milkshake. We are learning the book “How to Wash a Wooly Mammoth”, and we look forward to writing lots of other sets of instructions over the next few weeks including how to feed a monkey, and how to make a jam sandwich!

Year 3 news

On Friday we worked hard on Doodlemaths, we want Year 3 to be at the top of the leaderboard!

In Literacy we have been doing our Big Write which is all about finding something then the animals save it.

In Maths we have now moved to doing Multiplication.

In Science we learnt what food helps your body to do different things.

In French we learnt the names of the colours, e.g. black is noir and pink is rose.

It’s been a good week, we’re learning lots.


By Aoife and Lauren

Newsletter #7

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School

Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ

Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott Tel: (01684) 292309.



Value this half term is: Peace

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A reminder that all newsletters are on our website these are not every week but as and when needed. You can have it sent to your personal email address. (please give updated details to the office) paper versions are available at the school office.

Children In Need

Toby Powell and friends organised independently the collection and sale of books and they have raised a total of £ 131.00 and this is expected to increase after today with another after school sale. Well done to Toby and friends for a selfless and kind act.

The whole school including staff helped cover our giant Pudsey Bear this morning and we raised an amazing £521.25. Thank you for your generosity.

Mastery In Maths Parents Workshop

As you are aware we have introduced a new approach to maths throughout the school. This is based on the Singapore Maths and Positive Mind Growth. We have already seen rapid improvements in the childrens attitude and ability surrounding the concepts of maths. As our approach is vastly different we have a Parents Workshop and information evening next Wednesday 22nd November at 6.00pm there will be a creche available. There were many questions asked during our recent parents evening and if you are able to attend this workshop I am sure many of those questions will be answered.

Flu Immunisation for Rec, Yr 1, 2, 3, 4 children

The vacination will be on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at school for children from the Reception classes, Years 1, 2, 3 & 4 ONLY.

Book Fair

We are hosting for the first time ‘Books for Bugs’ book fair. This will be after school in the hall on Thursday 23rd November (next Thursday) all books are brand new and all cost just £2.50 each!


Friday 24th November is an INSET day. The school and Pre-school will be closed.

Non-Uniform Day

In aid of the Christmas fayre we are holding a non-uniform day on Thursday 30th November. We are asking Reception classes Years 1 & 2 to bring in chocolates and Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 a bottle.

Disco – Change to times

Our Christmas disco will be on Thursday 30th November for Reception, Y1 & Y2 children this will be from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. The children will be allowed to change into their party clothes in the classroom.The KS2 children (Y3,4,5 & 6) disco will follow from 5.00pm to 6.30pm. Consent forms will be coming home with children shortly. The cost is £2.50 per ticket.  Please put payment and consent form in an envelope with your childs details on. Thank you.

Important Dates Reminder

Wednesday 22nd November – Parents Mastery In Maths Workshop 6.00pm

Wednesday 29th November – Y5 ‘Play in a Day’

Thursday 30th November  – Non-uniform day and Disco

Friday 1st December Reception Classes Smart Trees Trip

Monday 4th December 2.00pm Abbey Carol sevice

Wednesday 6th December Christmas Fayre 3.30pm start

Thursday 7th December Christmas School Dinner

Friday 8th December Year 2 Black Country Museum Trip

Friday 15th December School finishes at 2.00pm

Community Centre

If you know of any charitable organisation that may need a venue for their group to meet please contact the school office. They may qualify for a free room.

Zumba Gold Chair is a fun chair based fitness class with Latin based and funky music. It is suitable for everyone especially beneficial for those with limited mobility, young at heart and wheelchair users. Every Wednesday at 11 am. Totally FREE! At the Community Centre.

Year 3 Mayan Day

Year 3 had a very interesting visitor to kick-start the second section of this term’s topic: ‘I’m a Mayan, get me out of here!’ Complete with traditional Mayan headdress, face-paint and costume, our guest gave us a fun and interesting introduction to Mayan culture. We learnt about the Mayan number system; about their Gods and religious rituals; participated in a live acting out of their creation story; recreated dramas about their favourite sports and found out about their most popular sacrifices.

Can you count to ten in Mayan?

Do you know why maize was so important to these people?

Do you why and how Mayans caused their children to become permanently cross-eyed?

Ask a year 3 child to find out!

This week in Year 3….

This week in Year 3….

In Literacy we were changing the story of the Great Kapok Tree. In our version we found a shimmering glittery waterfall. What would you find?

In Maths we have been learning a new way to do addition and subtraction, it is the bar model. Some of us found it a bit tricky.

In RE we looked at the stories in the Bible. Ask a Year 3 child if you want to know how many stories are in the Bible.

We’ve been getting videoed in Music, it was fun to watch it back and see and hear ourselves.

We came to the end of our topic about Plants in Science. Our new topic will be Animals, including Humans. Does anyone want to complete a food diary for the week? Look at the writing on packets of food to see the information.


Written by

Will G and Sid B