Charity Crazy Hair Day

 

We have been marking Crazy Hair Day in suitably fantastic style. We have mohawks, unicorns, on-head flower pots and coffee cups amongst other inventive creations! A big thank you to all the parents and families who have helped their children look so wonderful.

Here are just a few examples of the children’s great hair:

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

Year 5

Year 6

Prince of Wales Victory!

This Saturday Tewkesbury C of E took part in the Prince of Wales Athletics Tournament.We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The weather was splendid and the children were all on top form.

I want to thank all the children who took part for their dedication and excellent attitude throughout training sessions and the event itself. All the children have worked incredibly hard, many taking part in 3 or more events.

It is this passion and hard work which allowed C of E to place 3rd overall and claim the ‘Rose Bowl Trophy’!

I hope that the 12 Year 6 children who took part take great pride in their achievements at their final Athletics Championship event on behalf of Tewkesbury C of E.

Tewkesbury Tornadoes Tournament

 

This week the American Football club took part in its Tournament at Tewkesbury School. We braved the weather forecast and were delighted to be met with an afternoon of glorious sunshine.

Teams from both Tewkesbury and Cheltenham arrived to try and claim the trophy and the opportunity of playing in Tottenham Stadium for the National Final. The winner of which will travel to Orlando Florida to compete against the best teams in the USA!

The children gave it their all but narrowly missed out on going to London. I want to congratulate all the children for their effort this term, especially our 2 MVP’s of the day and look forward to a new season next year!

Year 4 Residential- Tuesday 21st May

Another busy day for us at Pioneer today! We started day with a hearty breakfast and we had an adrenaline-filled day completing activities such as rafting, high ropes, abseiling, archery and caving. This evening, we had great fun at a camp fire playing fun games. Even the teachers joined in with dancing and chants!  

Year 4 Residential Visit- Monday 20th May

Wow! What a busy first day we have had on our residential! Each group has completed a couple of activities on their first day including caving, raft building, high ropes and climbing. The children are currently playing night time games before heading to bed to recharge their batteries for our action-packed second day.      

Year 4 travel back to Ancient Egypt!

Wow! What a fantastic day Year 4 have had! The day started with the children arriving dressed in Egyptian attire. They looked fantastic! We then looked at all the incredible crafty projects they had made during the Easter break- colossal pyramids, terrifying mummies and intricately decorated sarcophaguses, detailed fact files, artistic hieroglyphics and some delicious edible …

Tewkesbury Primary is a GOOD school!

We are pleased to start the term by being able to share excellent news: Tewkesbury C of E Primary School is a GOOD school. In our third consecutive Ofsted inspection, we have been judged as GOOD in all areas.

A selection of comments from Ofsted include:

‘Pupils behave well around the school. They are polite and work diligently.’

‘Leaders have created an environment where everyone feels included.’

‘Leaders have worked effectively to raise teachers’ expectations.’

‘Governors know the actions leaders are taking to continue to improve teaching, learning and assessment.’

‘Pupils talk positively about the school.’

‘Pupils conduct themselves well around the school. They are polite and well presented. They are clearly proud of their school.’

‘Pupils with SEND make good progress.’

‘Children’s safety is given a high priority.’

‘Good teaching in the pre-school supports children’s development and helps them to become more independent.’

Find the full report on our school website: http://www.tewkesbury-primary.co.uk/parent-i…/ofsted-report/

Dragon Art

Throughout the spring term, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. Mythology tells us the Anglo-Saxons believed a white dragon represented their army and a red dragon represented the English. The dragons went to war and the white dragon prevailed, representing the Anglo-Saxons defeating the English.

As part of our art sessions, we have used a range of mediums to create dragons’ eyes. We are amazed by the children’s artwork!

World Book Day

World Book Day at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School:

On Monday 11th March, pupils and staff at Tewkesbury C of E Primary school enjoyed a day celebrating everything about books and stories. The theme this year was ‘Share a Story’ which we made the most of by having or very own ‘Story Safari’!

Story Safari & Lanterns:

Teachers, dressed as their favourite book character, swapped classes and entertained children up and down the school by sharing their favourite story. During the day, children got ‘crafty’ and designed and made their own story lantern which we hope to showcase around the school and in the library.

Book Swap & Live Lesson:

Thank you for your support bringing in unwanted books as children were able to take part in a book swap, picking up a different book from a wide selection of donated books. Some children took part in a live lesson as part of the day which was hosted by the BBC and included famous children’s authors and live challenges and tasks.

 

All in all, the day was a success and we hope to continue to encourage and support the children’s love of reading.

Anglo-Saxon Trip to Bishops Wood Centre

On Friday 8th March, Year 4 travelled to Bishops Wood Centre to learn all about Anglo-Saxons.

We had a fantastic day and participated in many activities including: building Anglo-Saxon shelters, spinning wool, creating brooches and exploring an Anglo-Saxon hall.