Harvest Festival 2021

A massive thank you to all those who contributed food this year for Harvest Festival. This will be passed on the Tewkesbury Food bank.

Thank you to Lucy Betts and Stephen Walker for leading our Harvest celebrations assembly!

We can’t wait to get back to our usual routine of attending Holy Trinity church to perform our usual Harvest celebrations with parents in attendance, but this year we made the best of it by getting together as a school and performing songs, reading poems and giving thanks for the Harvest.

However, to give a sense of the wonderful singing ability of our pupils, have a listen to the this whole school performance of iSingPop’s “A Brighter Day”.

Year 6 are artists

This week, during our art sessions, the children have been learning about developing tone & texture in their work. At the beginning of the week, they learnt how different sketching pencils produce different tones and they also learnt techniques such as hatching, contour hatching, stippling and blending which would  build tone in their sketches.

As the week progressed, they learnt step-by-step how to draw realistic eyes, noses, eyebrows and lips before producing their own portraits using their new skills.

We can’t wait to see how their World War II leader portraits turn out next week!

 

Year 6 are artists

This week, during our art sessions, the children have been learning about developing tone & texture in their work. At the beginning of the week, they learnt how different sketching pencils produce different tones and they also learnt techniques such as hatching, contour hatching, stippling and blending which would  build tone in their sketches.

As the week progressed, they learnt step-by-step how to draw realistic eyes, noses, eyebrows and lips before producing their own portraits using their new skills.

We can’t wait to see how their World War II leader portraits turn out next week!

Clay Scarab Beetles

Why were Scarab Beetles so important in Ancient Egyptian Culture? This was the question that Year 4 were researching at the start of the year. We were tasked with presenting our findings on a digital display as well as creating scaled model. This week, Amber and Quartz classes designed and made beetles out of clay using a variety of techniques including moulding and joining using the score and slip technique. I’m sure you would agree the outcomes are fantastic!

Community Recycle Scheme

As we look to develop our outdoor space, shade in the summer time is a key factor. A community recycle scheme has the solution.

Community Recycle Scheme

This new scheme donates second-hand, overstocked and end-of-line equipment to schools across the UK. A range of items has already been given away, including shade sails, post pad protectors and colourful fence pales. The full range of items can be viewed online, where requests can also be submitted. Several companies are involved with this initiative, including A&S Landscape a supplier of school canopies.