Jack’s trip up the beanstalk!

On Friday we had a giant surprise in year one…a huge beanstalk had grown up to the sky and two large feet were dangling down above us! We then received a letter from Jack who recounted his trip up the beanstalk to the castle! He told us how much he enjoyed climbing the beanstalk and told us that we should try too!

We thought about how we could do this and decided we needed to use our imaginations…we then went into the hall and ate magic jelly beans…the beans turned us into beanstalks and we created a short dance movement to show how the beanstalk would grow. We then moved under the parachute and pretended it was the the thick, dark leaves of the beanstalk. We thought about how Jack might have pushed his way through to reach the top. After that we climbed the ladder to reach the castle and stole the giant’s golden hen and the golden chocolate eggs!

It was so much fun!

We can’t wait to find out more about Jack’s recount in our literacy lessons.                                                  

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!    

Social Media Launch

Social Media Launch

Tewkesbury C of E Primary School

Social Media Launch

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to launch our new Facebook and Twitter pages!

Facebook: Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School

Twitter: @Tewkpri

Facebook and Twitter are great ways to communicate school news, photos, videos and upcoming events and we hope by using social media we will further improve communications between the school and our community. We also view this as a way of further engaging you in your children’s daily learning more effectively.

In order for us to enter the world of social media responsibly, we request your permission to use your child’s image on Facebook and Twitter in the same way we currently do on the school’s website or in the local press.

If you do not wish for your children’s image to be placed on Facebook or Twitter, please contact the school office in writing to notify us of your wishes by Wednesday 6th March. If no contact is received by this date, we will assume you consent to the use of your child’s image for the purposes of school’s social media. Please note that any parent or carer can opt out of image use at any time past this date by contacting the school office in writing. Whilst we respect your right to decline permission for the use of your child’s image, we would like you to consider your decision carefully – should you wish to discuss this further, our school doors are always open.

We would appreciate it if you could bear with us in the early stages of our social media adventure while we establish the most effective ways of posting and tweeting and would like you to take note of the following key points:

  • Only core staff from the school’s Communication Team will be posting / tweeting pictures (to begin with)
  • Neither Facebook nor Twitter should be used as a means of communication between teachers and individual parents – please continue to contact teachers directly through the school office or approach them at the end of the day for specific questions and issues as they arise
  • Social networking sites are not an appropriate place to discuss any concerns you may have and we request that you continue to ask any questions or raise any issues by arranging an appointment with the Headteacher
  • Posts and tweets will be made on an ‘as and when’ basis – there is no expectation on the minimum number of posts / tweets made, but we promise to not bombard you with too many either

For further information, please read the school’s Social Media Policy on the school website.

We are looking forward to being able to share more photos with yourselves and the wider world and promote the wonderful activities that we do at Tewkesbury Primary. We hope that you embrace this new venture with the same excitement as us.

Kind regards,

Mrs Scott
Headteacher

Miss Jaryczewski and Miss Rowland
Communications Team

Tasting foods from around the UK

In year one we have been learning about the different countries in the United Kingdom. We have spent our geography lessons locating different places on the map and using an atlas to help us. Today we looked at the different foods that are associated with places in the UK. We tried shortbread from Scotland, soda bread from Northern Ireland, scones from England and welsh cakes from Wales. They were all delicious and we each voted on our favourite

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The tiger who came to school!

Mrs Arnold told the children that when she came in to school this morning the classroom was very untidy. She asked the office staff to check the CCTV cameras to see who had made all of the mess.

The children were very shocked to see that the tiger had visited our classrooms! We talked about the different things he had been doing such as jumping on the tables, painting with all of the paints and eating all of the pears!

We then wrote sentences using the -ing suffix to show what he had been up to!

The children then spent the rest of the day looking out for the tiger and investigating paw prints and scratch marks that they had found!

This afternoon they wrote their own signs and have hoped to entice him into school again using a trail of raisins and arrows marking the route!

They even created a home for him in the role play house

Great team work, problem solving and independent writing skills Class 3!

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!  

 

Year 1 Have a Tiger-y surprise!

Year 1 had a special delivery today. We received a large orange and black striped box. Inside there was a “lost” poster, explaining that someone had lost their tiger. The poster had a very clear description of the tiger, including his appearance and personality. Have you seen a loose tiger around? We haven’t seen one yet but we will be keeping a look out. There were also two pumpkin tiger heads to remind us what to look out for, and a large book of the story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

 

We also had a letter from a girl called Sophie, asking for our help to find her tiger. She said that she had given us a tiger-y treat in the hope of persuading us to help her. Inside a tin there was an orange cake. When we cut it open we found the cake was tiger striped! It was orange and black. Everyone had a piece while we listened to the story, and really enjoyed it. We look forward to learning more about The Tiger Who Came to Tea over the coming weeks, and learning how to describe characters.

Year 1 Trip to Birdland

Year 1 had a fabulous trip at Birdland today. Birdland provides excellent opportunities to support the year 1 science objectives that we are working on currently (to identify and name examples of reptiles, mammals, fish, birds and amphibians and to compare the structures of different animals). As the name suggests, their main focus is birds …

More special visitors in Year 1 Science!

This week’s lesson was to identify the features of mammals, and as part of this both classes had a visit from two rabbits. We studied their structure and drew and labelled a picture of a rabbit. We compared the structure of rabbits to less typical mammals such as whales, dolphins and seals.