C of E going green!

C of E has, for some time, been considering ways to reduce the school’s carbon footprint, improve the playscape that we offer the children (OPAL) and encourage discussion on the importance of sustainability. We felt as though some new trees would be the ideal solution to these issues so, a few months ago, we took the decision to apply to the Woodland Trusts Free Trees for schools initiative.

We were successful in our application and last week the final trees were planted! We thought long and hard about which year group would plant the trees and came to the decision that Year 6 would be the most suitable, as it would allow them to leave a true legacy behind them for all future generations who attend C of E. The children worked hard, alongside Mr James and Cate Cody (Councillor for Tewkesbury), to plant and secure a mixture of Silver Birch, Rowan and Wild Cherry saplings.

The Trees will take time to grow but we know that they, and future children, will flourish in the new environment which they create.

Football Evening

Yesterday, C of E took part in multiple football competitions simultaneously!

One of our teams was made up of our Year 5 and 6 girls, who took part in the Tewkesbury Girls ESFA Football competition and secured 2nd place! They had a number of tough matches but showed brilliant determination and teamwork throughout. This commitment meant that it was all down to the result of the final match! The final score was a draw which meant that the overall winner was selected from a goal difference. Well done girls for a brilliant performance!
Our other team was made up of our Year 3 and 4 boys who took part in the first half of the League. The boys played a total of 5 matches and showed some real passion and resilience. We will have to wait until the Spring term and the other half of the league to find out whether we can keep our trophy and title of reigning champions!

Year 6 learn about Henry Moore

This week, Year 6 have been learning about the official World War II wartime artist, Henry Moore.

We began our REAL Curriculum lessons by visiting the Henry Moore Museum in school. The children read interesting facts about his life and observed the various sculptures and drawings he had created during his life. Once back in class, we created an information page all about him.

    

   

In the following lesson, we learnt about the colours Moore used in his shelter drawings. We then experimented, using various mediums of art including: ink pens, watercolour pencils, oil pastels and charcoal, to create colours similar to his work.

    

In the next session, we observed the figures in Moore’s ‘Shelter Drawings’. We noticed how the figures, whilst sheltering in the London Underground, were usually sitting or lying down. We then practised drawing figures.

  

During our final lesson, we learnt about perspective and the vanishing point. We then recreated one of Moore’s famous wartime sketches which showed the people sheltering underground within the tunnels. The children were super proud of their artwork and their work looks fantastic!

   

   

 

ESFA Tewkesbury Champions

Congratulations to the boys’ football team who represented C of E at this year’s ESFA Football tournament. The boys had some tough matches but were able to win 4 and draw the other 2! This success means that we are off to the County Finals in December! Well done all!

Year 6 Dance Workshop

On Friday, Year 6 welcomed more visitors into the school. We were fortunate to attend a  dance workshop run by H&T Creative (an arts organisation) which taught us all about plastic pollution through the medium of dance.

 

The first task was to sort the everyday plastic items, that we frequently use, into how many years we thought they would take to decompose. We were quite shocked by how long some plastics took to break down completely!

After that, we discussed how plastics are made and we worked in small groups to create a dance based on factories producing plastics.

Here are some of our photos from the workshop:

PC Curtis visits Year 6

This week, on Thursday, PC Curtis visited Pearl Class to teach them about the role of police in the community. We learnt about the different teams that make up the police, how they retrieve evidence from crime scenes and most importantly, how they keep us safe.

During our lesson, we role played a crime scene and assisted PC Curtis in finding a stolen ring from a jewellery shop. It led to the children finding the ring and Miss Davis being taken to the police station for questioning! Luckily, it was all a bit of a misunderstanding as she had picked it up off the floor whilst on a run. The children made sure to check her story checked out and she was acquitted before they found the true criminal- Billy Burglar!

The children had a great time with PC Curtis & were very well behaved, listening to his stories with great interest. We look forward to welcoming him back later this month!