Year One’s trip to Weston Super-Mare

This term year one have been learning all about the seaside. It was great to celebrate our learning by taking a trip to Weston super-Mare.

During our visit we had fun playing on the beach, digging in the sand and competing in a sandcastle competition.
We also had a donkey ride along the beach and finished the day with a delicious Mr Whippy ice cream!

We had a wonderful day. It was lots of fun!





Our hunt for the Giant’s golden eggs!

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!

Growing beans!

In year one we are learning about plants. We have talked about what plants need to grow and have devised an experiment to help us find this out. Today we planted our own seeds and look forward to watching our beanstalks grow over the coming weeks! We even made our own castles in the sky and hope that our beanstalks will reach them!    

Newsletter #19

Value: Peace


This week we said our final farewells to our much loved colleague Alison Parry. Alison was the schools secretary for over 24 years. She ran the office with her particular Scottish style and was often the first face that generation of parents and children saw in the morning. She also hid her own light under a bushel as she was a teacher and an accomplished musician playing the piano. She was a wife, mother and a grandmother. However to us she was Alison the front face of the office who made us laugh with her wry sense of humour. She will be missed beyond the boundaries of her family. Our thoughts are with her family and our respects are with Alison. God Bless.
Sporting victory
The Autumn term has seen a number of sporting achievements by the children of Tewkesbury C of E. Our children have competed in a series of football events and a netball tournament. Within football, both the Year 5 & 6 boy’s and girl’s football teams secured first place in the local Tewkesbury ESFA tournament. This victory allowed them to take part in the county finals against teams from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Dursley and many more. Both teams played splendidly and the Year 5 & 6 girls finished 3rd in the county, which was a tremendous achievement and one which they should be proud of. Our eyes now fall to the spring term where we are to take part in the year 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 football league finals and many other tournaments and competitions.

All the way from Cairo Yasmina of Cairo
A video of the event is available to view on the following link
Many thanks to Mr Fisher, Mr Hughes and Ms Morelli for arranging the charity event for the school. The amount raised was £320.40.

A reminder of the Open Morning
A reminder that we have another Open Morning on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 10.00am for new pupils starting in September 2019.
A reminder of up coming dates for January – for more dates please see the school website calendar
Wednesday 19th December Carol service at Holy Trinity at 2.00pm
Thursday 20th December Nativity Assembly 9.30am Reception, Years 1&2 only
Friday 21st December KS2 Praise Assembly 9.00am Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
Monday 7th January INSET day staff only
Tuesday 8th January Spring Term starts 8.50am
Friday 18th January Y6 Miss J class assembly 9.00am
Friday 25th January Y 6 Mr Shaw class assembly 9.00am
Monday 28th January Y6 bikeability

Mrs C Scott

First Aid Training for Year 1

Today the children in year one received First Aid training.

We talked abut the difference between needing first aid and hospital treatment and sorted a range of pictures for each type.

We then talked about what we would do in an emergency and what number we should phone. The children were aware they needed to call ‘999’.

Our trainer Neil then told us the information we need to give to the operator in an emergency such as our name, address and phone number.

The children were shown how to put someone in the recovery position and then spent some time practising this with a partner.

We had fun learning this important life skill!  


Newsletter #16

Value: Hope

Recently we were visited by the chairperson of Tewkesbury Rotary Club, Anne Bartholomew, who presented Mrs Arnold with a cheque for £820. The donation was for more reading books in Foundation and KS1. Mrs Arnold is passionate about encouraging the younger children to develop good reading habits early on so that they maintain a life-long passion for reading. Pictured Anne Bartholomew and Mrs Arnold. We are very grateful to The Rotary Club.

Summer Fete
Thank you for your support at the summer fete I can now confirm that we made over £2,500 profit. This has gone to the purchase and installation of the new fitness suite on the school field. All the children have the opportunity to use the suite daily. Year 6 have been trying it out!

Parents consultation evenings
The appointment boards will be displayed from Wednesday 10th October in the main Reception area. Please come in or phone to make your appointment(s)

Open Morning
Our prefect where commended for the way they took prospective parents around the school at Yesterday’s open morning.
For parents with children starting in September 2019 we have another Open Morning on Thursday 22nd November at 10.00am

Harvest Celebrations
We had a lovely Harvest service at Holy Trinity this afternoon. Our huge thank you to Lucy Betts who led the service with the children. Thank you for your donations that have now all been pass to the Tewkesbury Food Bank.

Up coming dates for October – for more dates please see the school website calendar
Tuesday 9th October Y6 Maths Challenge
Wednesday & Thursday 10th & 11th October Year 2 Kingswood residential
Thursday 11th October Year trip to Birdland
Friday 12th October Governor Ballot count 12.00 midday
Thursday 18th Year 6 cake sale
Monday 22nd October to 26th October HALF TERM

Mrs C Scott

Operation Bible


Last week, years 1-6 visited Tewkesbury Baptist Church to take part in Operation Bible. It was a fantastic event with year groups being set the challenge to investigate rumours surfacing about a man named Jesus who was performing incredible miracles. Complete with special ‘Operation Bible’ notebooks and pens, children went back in time and interviewed eye witnesses in order to complete a report on Jesus and his miracles! A fantastic time was had and much was learnt as some fantastic actors brought these stories alive for the children.

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

Well, what a great day we had for World Book Day!

It all started with Burglar Bill sharing a story with us – it was his favourite one!

Then we got to see all of the amazing outfits that the children (and teachers) got dressed up in.

We had characters from Roald Dahl.


We had characters from David Walliams.


We had characters from Fairy Tales.


We had characters from Harry Potter.


We had characters from Dr Seuss.


We had many Where’s Wallys’ but we couldn’t find them anywhere!!!


We had Superheroes.


and we had many other amazing outfits.


Next, the children went back to class to carry out many exciting activities all to do with books, books and more books! Before rushing off at 2 o’clock to beat the snow.

The children were fantastic all day. Thank you to everyone for helping us out and sorting out the children’s costumes!