Newsletter #13

Tewkesbury C of E Primary School

Value: Community

Newsletter 20/4/18

Arts Week (Science Theme):

Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June

This year our Arts Week has a science theme. We are very much basing the week on the environment and particularly on the impact that plastics have. One of our challenges is to construct a greenhouse from plastic bottles. We will be using the green house in conjunction with the gardening club where the children grow a variety of vegetables and flowers. Does anybody have a greenhouse structure that is no longer used and would like to donate it to School (Structure only please).We are asking the children and yourselves to start collecting the clear 2L bottles and bringing them into school from Monday 4th June. Two large collection bins will be placed by the main entrance gates.

Communication

We now have almost every parents email address and will be sending most of our communications this way. The newsletters will go out as and when they are needed. Teachers are informing parents regularly through the class website page. Please check your child’s class webpage for information, pictures, dates and achievements.

Children’s published poetry books

We are still selling the children’s own poetry books at the main office for £5 each

Clubs

After school clubs will start from 23rd April.

 

Safety

Please note that 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 comes first. A reminder that parking permits for Cascades car park are free from the school office.

Dates

Friday 27th April Y4 9.00am Miss Davis Class Assembly

Thursday 3rd May PTC Disco all years (times to be confirmed)

Thursday 4th May 2.30pm Parents Phonics Meeting for Year 1 Parents

Friday 4th May Y5 9.00am Mrs Rouse Class Assembly

Tuesday 8th May 3.15pm PTC Cake Sale

Monday 21st May Y4 Pioneer Residential Trip

Tewkesbury Schools League Champions!

Well done to the C of E football team, who have been crowned the Tewkesbury Schools League Champions!

C of E began the last round of league games in first place after putting in some excellent performances before Christmas. This time around, it was a much tighter affair, but with a 2-0 win in their last match, they finished top with 48 points, 2 points above Tirlebrook in 2nd, followed by Twyning, John Moore, Mitton, Queen Margaret’s and Hopeland School!

The win means C of E completed the League and Cup double after winning the Tewkesbury District ESFA Cup earlier in the season.

An excellent season and fully deserved, well done to all involved!

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.

Clubs

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

Safety

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.

Report

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.

Newsletters

A reminder that all newsletters are on our website www.tewkesbury-primary.co.uk 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