Newsletter #12

Children’s Published Poetry Books

The books below were created by the children of Tewkesbury C of E Primary School to celebrate the wonderful world of poetry.

To begin the project, all of the teachers got dressed up and read out poems about many of the different mini beasts that you would find in the great outdoors. There were some truly memorable performances!

The children then carried out a variety of workshops to immerse themselves in the world of poetry, before creating their own poems.

Once the poems were completed, they produced beautiful pieces of art to represent their poems. These have now been published in their own class books, copies of which are being donated to the town library.

We are selling these books to Parents at £5 each on Parents’ Evening next Tuesday and Wednesday. Reception classes, Year 1 & 2 are A5 size and Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 are A4. The books are wonderfully illustrated by the children and I am sure you will want a keep-sake for grandparents too.

Easter Bonnets

It is a tradition for the younger children (Reception, Years 1 & 2) to make and parade their Easter bonnet at the end of term assembly. For those new parents unaware of this tradition below are some ideas.

End of Term Assemblies

Easter bonnet parade assembly for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is on Wednesday 28th March at 9.30am.

Praise assembly Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 is on Thursday 29th March at 9.00am.

End of Term Closing Time

We will be finishing school at 2.00pm on Thursday 29th March.  There will be no After School care provision.

The summer term starts on Monday 16th April at 8.50am.


All school clubs will finish this week. Outside clubs will still run next week.


From the 16th April the bottom pedestrian gate will be locked until 10.00am  and then again from 2.30pm. This is to encourage those parents who are still not doing so, not to drive down or park in Rope Walk during the peak times. Whilst this may be an inconvenience to some parents, the safety of the children must come first.  A reminder that parking permits for Cascades car park are free from the school office.


Next week a new style report will be given to your child. We have tried to improve the depth of information that we give to parents about progress. It is more detailed than previous termly reports and forms the basis for the final summer report.


A reminder that all newsletters are on our website these are not every week but as and when needed. You can have it sent to your personal email address. (please give updated details to the office).

Teachers are informing parent’s regularly through the class website page. Please check your child’s class page for information, pictures, dates and achievements.

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!





Daily Maths Problems

Daily Maths Problems

During March, the White Rose Maths Team will be publishing a daily Maths problem to encourage mathematical thinking and develop problem solving and reasoning across a broad spectrum of mathematical concepts covered at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Each day, a new challenge will be posted for all children to attempt to solve. We would love it if you and your children could work through the relevant age related problems to help develop reasoning and problem solving skills!

Good Luck!

KS1 Maths Problems

KS2 Maths Problems

This week in Year 4…2.2.2018

This week, we have been learning to recall members of our family in French and we have written a paragraph (in French) about our family. In English, we have completed our ‘Big Write’ where our hero character had to overcome a villain. In Maths, we have been learning to divide 2 and 3-digit numbers using short division, long division and partitioning. In Art, we have continued to look at flowers and we have painted flowers using water colours. In our theme, we have learned about more about the kingdoms the Saxons conquered, where they settled and we have used maps and atlases to locate ancient Saxon towns.

By Chloe G and Zoe E

Year 3 News

Hello and welcome to our webpage.

On Friday we had our lights changed in the classroom so as had an interesting morning!

We listened to some French music today about colours.

On Thursday we made muscles in Science – ask us about how our muscles work.

In English we have been learning about The King’s Promise and editing it.

We have just finished our topic of multiplication and division in Maths and are now beginning to learn all about length and measuring.


Written by Emily, Olivia and Megan

Newsletter #11

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School

Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ

Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott Tel: (01684) 292309.



Value this half term is: RESPECT

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A reminder that all newsletters are on our website these are not every week but as and when needed. You can have it sent to your personal email address. (please give updated details to the office)



Last week we had our SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodists Schools) I am delighted to announce that we were awarded the OUTSTANDING grade. The full report is on our website. Below are just a few comments made by the inspector.

‘Embedded Christian values shape the life and ethos of the school. This has a direct influence on the excellent standards of behaviour, positive attitudes and high quality relationships enjoyed across the school.’

‘As one pupil described, ‘Jesus made such a big difference to the world, we can easily make a difference to our own community if, together, we follow Jesus’ example’

‘The school’s inclusive approach gives opportunity to all, irrespective of background, culture or physical ability.’

‘The school makes a huge investment in the personal development and welfare of its pupils, ensuring that pastoral care is exemplary. Unique in the sight of God, and as an embodiment of the school’s vision, each is ‘valued, challenged and nurtured to aspire to reach their full potential’.


Safer Internet Day – for parents

To coincide with Safer Internet Day, we are hosting an event presented by the ‘You’re not on the back foot!’ team for parents to learn about the impact of Social Media on children. The event includes presentations from two speakers a short film depicting a teenager’s personal experience as well as an opportunity for parents to share their concerns.

This will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday 7th February.

Important dates reminder

Year 6 Mock SATs week beginning 29th January

January 31st Visit Y3 visit to Selly Manor

Monday 5th February Parents prayer group all welcome

Tuesday 6th February Y5/6 football competition

Tuesday 6th February Reception parents stay and play

Wednesday 7th February Reception parents stay and play

Wednesday 7th February Reception classes parents welcome service at Holy Trinity(time to be confirmed)

Wednesday 28th February Parents maths workshop- Addition and subtraction

Friday 9th March Y4 Visit to Bishops Wood

Community Centre

If you know of any charitable organisation that may need a venue for their group to meet please contact the school office. They may qualify for a free room.

Zumba Gold Chair is a fun chair based fitness class with Latin based and funky music. It is suitable for everyone especially beneficial for those with limited mobility, young at heart and wheelchair users. Every Wednesday at 11.00 am. Totally FREE! At the community Centre.