Word Count Success!

A big congratulations to two of our Year 4 children, who have managed to read one million words in just four months! The children received their million words reward along with a certificate and a Headteacher’s sticker! Keep up the great work!

 

 

Year 4 investigate unknown beast!

On Wednesday 9th January, Year 4 learnt about a savage beast that was causing mayhem around Tewkesbury. CCTV images showed the beast running through the Welly Boot Area of our school. Unfortunately, the beast seized a victim and took it to his lair. The victim left some clues around the Welly Boot area (however, the clues were written in Runes!)

The children used rune mats to decode the Saxon runes and find out clues about the beast. We learnt it had green, lumpy skin; yellow beady eyes and a hunched back! The children were incredibly engaged by this activity and soon learnt the name of the Anglo-Saxon beast- Beowulf!

 

 

 

Year 6 Win Maths Challenge!

On Tuesday 9th October, four marvellous mathematicians took part in a Maths Challenge at Deans Close School, Cheltenham.

Our Year 6 mathematicians were challenged with three rounds of tricky maths questions, including solving worded problems, countdown and even algebra! However, the problems didn’t phase our Year 6s and one of our teams landed the top spot to win the Cheltenham Year 6 Maths Challenge.

We are proud of all our Year 6s for representing the school so well and also for demonstrating their excellent mathematical knowledge.

Congratulations to Ollie and Amy and also to Ollie and Eva!

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.

Year 4 Experience Ancient Egypt!

On Friday 15th June, children in Year 4 stepped into their time machine and travelled back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians! While in Egypt, they met the father of Tutankhamun, the great Pharaoh Akhenaten who told the children about life in ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. The children were given the opportunity to explore Tutankhamun’s tomb and discover the great treasures that were hidden inside. As well as that, the children learned more about mummification, the gods, daily life and social structure within this great society by performing short drama sketches. The children all had a great day and were disappointed to return to the modern day!

 

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!