We have been busy in Pre – School!

We have been very busy in Pre – School over the last few weeks!

The children have continued to learn about their senses. They have been making textured collages using a range of media and materials. They have described the different textures and how the materials felt. They have been using words such as soft, bumpy, rough, hard, furry amongst many others!

The children have been making bread after reading the story about The Little Red Hen. The children had to follow the recipe carefully and make sure they measured the ingredients accurately. They talked about the changes they could see happening to the ingredients and how they made the bread. The children used their senses to smell the delicious bread as it baked in the oven!

The children have also been enjoying their time out on welly boot making faces with leaves, sticks and bark they have found in the natural environment!

World Nursery Rhyme Celebration!

We have been celebrating World Nursery Rhyme Awareness this term. The children have been learning different nursery rhymes in session. They have enjoyed listening to the rhymes and joining in with actions to help them remember the rhymes too. The World Nursery Rhyme website explains ‘Nursery rhymes are excellent teaching tools and can help to develop: vocabulary, language and …

Autumn leaves

This term we have been learning about trees!

We have been exploring the outdoor area searching for deciduous and evergreen trees and have been learning abut the different parts of a tree and their function.


We have enjoyed labelling the trees, collecting and looking at the different types of leaves, sorting them into groups and taking photos of the changes we can see around us.



We also collected some autumn leaves from the deciduous trees and used them to create our own leaf dinosaurs linked to our topic!

We’ve had lots of fun!

Year 4 – We are Engineers!

This week, year 4 have been making shadufs. Children planned, prepared materials and assembled all components to make these hand-operated water lifting devices used by the Ancient Egyptians. The children especially enjoyed using a hack saw to cut their own wood! Although faced with some challenges during the build, the children were able to persevere and create working models. After some careful reflection, children talked about what they thought went well and what they could change next time in order to enhance the quality of their builds.

Year 4 Team

Year 5’s Great Greek Experience!

Last Wednesday, Year 5 pupils at Tewkesbury C of E Primary school were visited by an actor from the company ‘Portals to the Past’ who helped bring their ‘It’s all Greek to me’ Theme to life. Once the pupils arrived, they were whisked into the hall – and 3000 years into the past –  to be greeted by a Greek soldier, who promptly set them a series of challenges which supported pupils learning and quenched their thirst for knowledge of ancient Greece. Year 5 were given the opportunity to wield sword and shield, play greek games, take part in a greek quiz and battle reenactment!

Archeologist visit!

This week, year 4 had a visit from a real-life archaeologist. Children were fascinated as she talked about her experiences in this role. Armed with a wide range of prepared questions, children took notes and quizzed our visitor about all aspects of archaeology. Children found out about what happens on a ‘dig’, how sites are chosen, what tools are used and how artefacts are studied to find out more about the past. It was an incredibly interesting afternoon which left many children, quite literally, wanting to become archaeologists!


Year 6 lead the Remembrance Assembly

This morning, at 10.45am, Year 6 led the Remembrance Assembly before to the 2 minute silence at 11am. The pupils sang, ‘Keep the home fires burning’, read poems they’d written and called out a roll of honour to commemorate the fallen soldiers from Tewkesbury. The pupils showed the utmost respect -Mr Shaw and Miss Davis were incredibly proud of the them and how they conducted themselves.


Our first week back in Pre – School!

The children arrived back in Pre – School excited and eager to talk about their experiences of Bonfire night and the fireworks they saw. Following this interest we explored fireworks in lots of different ways! We looked at a variety of firework photographs and talked about the colours, patterns and sounds we could see. We explored lots of …