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 …
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/
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 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.
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.
This Thursday has seen a fantastic display of rugby skills at the Tag Rugby Festival. The children played fantastically and performed incredibly well, winning 4 out of their seven matches. The team worked well together, passing the ball effectively and seeking open space to score countless tries.
After many months of waiting, the Tewkesbury Tornadoes Flag Football team finally have a kit to be proud of. I know they will represent the school and sport in the best possible way!
Tewkesbury C of E Primary School
Social Media Launch
We are very excited to launch our new Facebook and Twitter pages!
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.
Miss Jaryczewski and Miss Rowland
The past few weeks have seen some brilliant football skills being played.
Last week Years 5 and 6 saw victory at the Tewkesbury Football League tournament for the 2nd year in a row. During these matches they conceded no goals! A brilliant performance!
This week has seen similar success as our Year 4 team took part in their respective Football League tournament. The beginning of the day saw us in fourth place, however, the boys showed some fantastic ball skills and won every match! Due to these wins, it meant that we ended up with the overall high score and thus the Tournament Champions!
Well done to all those in Year 4, 5 and 6!