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!

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

County Cross Country Team

Congratulations to the children who have been selected to represent Tewkesbury in the Gloucestershire Primary Schools’ Cross Country Championships.

The children have ran some brilliant times in each cross country event, here in Tewkesbury. Now it is their time to show off their skills at St Edwards Preparatory School on Saturday 2nd March. Good luck to all runners!

Tewkesbury Champions!

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!

Year 6 Animation Workshops 2019

On Thursday 17th January, Year 6 took part in animation workshops led by Animation Nation (http://www.animationnation.co.uk).

Children worked in teams to create short animations and were coached and supported by our lead animator. Although similar techniques were used, each animation is different and each demonstrates a large amount of creativity, patience and team work.

The children all enjoyed their animation experience and learned lots about animation design, creation and production.

We hope you enjoy watching our Year 6 animations!

Year 6 Animations 2019

County Finals

Some brilliant footwork from the Girl’s football team this week as they represented Tewkesbury at the County Finals Football competition. The girls played fantastically and while we just missed out on going to the regional finals it is a pleasure to have secured 3rd place in the whole County!

Year 6 – Anti-Bullying 2018 #chooserespect

As part of National Anti-Bullying Week 2018, children in Year 6 took part in an afternoon of workshops.

Children discussed what bullying is, the types of bullying and how it can make people feel. Following this, children considered how bullying can be prevented and what each person can do if they witness bullying occurring.

As a year group, Year 6 watched the Pixar animation ‘For the Birds’ and considered why this animation highlighted aspects of bullying and discussed the types of bullying that were present throughout the story. Children explored each character in the animation (the victim, the perpetrators and the witnesses) and were encouraged to think about the role of each in detail.

Following this, children designed t-shirts as an opportunity to express themselves, show their individuality and celebrate their differences, incorporating the slogan #chooserespect in order to symbolise the respect they have for each others’ skills and abilities. The children also reminded themselves of the school’s anti-bullying charter, reviewed each aspect and signed it to show their agreement in ‘stamping out bullying at our school’.

We are really proud to report that our Year 6 children dealt with the topic of bullying in a very grown up way and the quality and depth of discussion that was had reflected very mature thinking and understanding.

For more information, visit: https://www.bullying.co.uk/