Wow! What a fantastic day Year 4 have had! The day started with the children arriving dressed in Egyptian attire. They looked fantastic! We then looked at all the incredible crafty projects they had made during the Easter break- colossal pyramids, terrifying mummies and intricately decorated sarcophaguses, detailed fact files, artistic hieroglyphics and some delicious edible …
We are pleased to start the term by being able to share excellent news: Tewkesbury C of E Primary School is a GOOD school. In our third consecutive Ofsted inspection, we have been judged as GOOD in all areas.
A selection of comments from Ofsted include:
‘Pupils behave well around the school. They are polite and work diligently.’
‘Leaders have created an environment where everyone feels included.’
‘Leaders have worked effectively to raise teachers’ expectations.’
‘Governors know the actions leaders are taking to continue to improve teaching, learning and assessment.’
‘Pupils talk positively about the school.’
‘Pupils conduct themselves well around the school. They are polite and well presented. They are clearly proud of their school.’
‘Pupils with SEND make good progress.’
‘Children’s safety is given a high priority.’
‘Good teaching in the pre-school supports children’s development and helps them to become more independent.’
Find the full report on our school website: http://www.tewkesbury-primary.co.uk/parent-i…/ofsted-report/
Throughout the spring term, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. Mythology tells us the Anglo-Saxons believed a white dragon represented their army and a red dragon represented the English. The dragons went to war and the white dragon prevailed, representing the Anglo-Saxons defeating the English.
As part of our art sessions, we have used a range of mediums to create dragons’ eyes. We are amazed by the children’s artwork!
On Friday, after assembly the Year 1’s were walking back to their classrooms when suddenly we spotted some big muddy footprints in the corridor. We went into the classrooms to find a letter had been left for us.
The letter was from the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. Unfortunately, Jack had stolen his golden eggs. However, if we could find the golden eggs then we could exchange it for some chocolate eggs.
Firstly, we went out into the playground and we each had to find a colourful egg.
Inside the eggs were words which joined together to make four clues.
As a class, we decided that the clues were leading us to the pirate ship and so we went out to hunt for the golden egg. When we got to the ship, we climbed the ladder to the top and found two golden eggs.
We took the eggs back inside and left them on the beanstalk for the giant to find.
When we got back to our classrooms we were amazed to find that the giant had left us each a chocolate egg- they were delicious!