Newsletter #26

Tewkesbury C of E Primary School

Newsletter

29.04.2020

Value: Community

Dear parents/carers,

We hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well and have managed to enjoy some of the beautiful weather that we have experienced over the last month.

All of us at C of E continue to miss the normality of everyday school life and most importantly, we miss seeing your child/ren and you every day! However, we know that if we all continue to follow the Government advice to ‘stay home and stay safe’ we will all hopefully be back together soon. It is important to state at this point that, as a school, we have not received any direction regarding a date for when we are likely to return to school (despite media speculation) and will continue to be led by Government guidance regarding this.

Showbie and Tapestry

By now, you will have noticed that we have changed the way that we are sharing the home learning with the children, setting weekly tasks, rather than daily activities. The reason behind this is that we want to make home learning more manageable for yourselves, your children as well as for our staff. The challenges they set, will cover a variety of activities across all aspects of the curriculum as well as to continue to allow the children to practice their maths, reading and writing. Please remember that there is no expectation for your child/ren to complete all activities throughout the week.

Links to other resources

Those parents who would like to access further learning resources, we have put a together some really good links and resources and have added them onto our website http://www.tewkesbury-primary.co.uk/parent-information/covid-19/. These include the government approved National Oak Academy who have developed a comprehensive virtual curriculum and BBC bitesize, who are also producing daily activities for children to take part in.

Retirement

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you all, the news that Mrs Rouse will be retiring from teaching. We know you will all join us in celebrating with Mrs Rouse who has given 20 glorious years to the school. We have all been immensely proud to work alongside such a dedicated, enthusiastic and creative teacher and we know that you will all join us in wishing her all the best for the next chapter in her life. The staff have planned a virtual afternoon tea to mark the occasion, but will look forward to celebrating with Mrs Rouse, when we return to normal.

VE day

Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE day and we would love you to join us in celebrating this special occasion. The staff will be busy enjoying picnics, cake baking, flag making and doing many other lovely things to celebrate the day. We’d love it if you could take part too by carrying out one of these activities at home, then if you were to add a photo onto Showbie and Tapestry, we will put them all together to share all of the wonderful things that you got up to on to Facebook and the website for all to see.

Feeding the 5000

Please see the flyer attached from The Long Table, who are offering great, local food for everyone, delivered to your door.

 We miss you all and are really looking forward to seeing you all soon. 

  Take Care

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My Lighthouse Challenge

My Lighthouse Challenge

Get ready to smile!

Here is a truly uplifiting video of our wonderful children and their families getting involved in the song challenge from last week!

We all miss listening to these beautiful voices in our daily collective worship at school, so it is a real pleasure to see the children having such fun taking part at home!

Year 5 make planet themed cookies

This week for their home learning, Year 5 have been doing a range of creative space themed projects including making space biscuits, designing a meal for an astronauts and making posters advertising Mars as a holiday destination. They have also made fact files and Top Trumps about the solar system.

The whole of the Year 5 team are proud of the effort you have been putting in with all your work and helping at home.

Year 6 Home Learning

 

Wow, what a busy two weeks Year 6 have had! Both Miss Davis and Mr Shaw have been impressed with the pupils’ mature attitude and independence in working at home; the quality of the work produced has been magnificent!

In previous weeks, Year 6 had learnt survival skills that would prove useful in the Stone Age. With the support of our wonderful parents, we were able to continue learning new skills and last week pupils made weapons/tools for hunting, learnt how to navigate using the stars and practiced various knots that could prove vital in the wild!

       

 

This week, the children were asked to write a survival guide which explained how to complete each of the survival tasks. We have been blown away by the quality of writing!

In addition to this, the classes were challenged to learn more about Stonehenge as our ‘Ages Ago’ topic concluded. Tasked with researching theories about how the monument was built, the pupils then created their own Stonehenge.

        

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter,

Miss Davis and Mr Shaw