Y5 battle it out at the Medieval Festival

Last Friday, Y5 pupils took part in Tewkesbury Medieval Festival where they witnessed an argument between King Edward 4th and Queen Margaret of Anjou, rivals for the English throne. They took part in a carousel of activities to learn about the history of this, the Battle of Tewkesbury: music and dance, archery and spear drill, medieval camp visit and squire training (involving: charging the quintain and handling and using weapons).

 

 

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 5 explore the Science of Roald Dahl

Pupils form Year 5 have visited the Cheltenham Science Festival today, where they watched a show by BBC Bitesize science presenter Jon Chase which explored the Science of Roald Dahl. They also got hands on with scientific exhibits and interactions presented by GE, GCHQ and other organisations.

 

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/

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.

Tag Rugby Festival

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.

County Cross Country

Congratulations to our children who took part in the County Cross Country finals on Saturday 2nd March. The weather was perfect and made for a great morning of racing. All children performed brilliantly in their own races and did the school proud! Mrs Lewis and I were particularly impressed with their level of determination and focus on the day. Well done to all of you!