Year 6 mark VE Day

Year 6 mark VE Day


On Thursday this week, Classes 13 and 14 marked the end of their WW2 topic with a VE Day party, inviting grandparents who shared some of their family’s memories.

Traditional games were played including marbles, a Beetle Drive and skipping games. It was a lovely way to end their topic.

Newsletter #9

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School

Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ

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

Newsletter:

15/12/2017

Value this half term is: Peace

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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) paper versions are available at the school office.

What a challenging end to the Year, kitchen out of order, snow days and burst water mains!  I think Miss Davis’s class elves may be responsible!

But as they say these things are sent to try us. Throughout this difficult week the children have been amazing. We have had supply teachers in to cover staff illness and they commented on how well behaved the children were. We will have our own Christmas week when we return in the New Year. Christmas lunch will be on Wednesday 3rd January and the Nativity  KS1 praise assembly will be on Friday 5th January at 9.30am. Fortunately KS2 praise assembly was able to go ahead and again we were able to celebrate the range of achievements the children had made.

We said goodbye to Mrs Meadows as she retired from teaching and she wanted me to pass on her thank you to you all for your kind gifts and support over the 12 years she has been at this school.  Mr Hibell has also left to take up a supply position and we have a retired Headteacher taking up his position. I am sure you will all join me in wishing them both every success in the future.

The staff and I would like to thank you for your generous gifts and pray you have a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Open Days

For the September intake 2018 there are two open days in the new year. Wednesday 10th and 11th January at 10.00am.

After school clubs

Can parents be extra vigilant during the dark nights when collecting their children from the after school clubs at Cascade car park. The children are naturally excited to see their parents and will run to them as other parents are driving off. It is particularly difficult to spot younger children in this light. I draw your attention back to an accident in Tewkesbury at this time of year when a 5 year old was run over on the crossing by Cascades which resulted in very serious injuries.

Important dates reminder

Tuesday 2nd January  INSET

Wednesday 3rd January Christmas Lunch

Friday 5th January Nativity KS1 assembly 9.30am

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 Wednesdays at 11.00 am. Totally FREE! At the community Centre.

Experience Christmas

Year 3 took a short trip to Trinity church last week to take part in ‘Experience Christmas.’ The day was run by volunteers at the church and took children through the key stages of the Christmas story. The stages included:

 

The Preparation

The Announcement

The Journey

The Promises

The Message and

The gift

 

We all joined together at the end to see how much we had learned by taking part in a quiz that tested our listening! Thank-you Trinity for a great day.

This week in Year 4…8.12.17

This week, the Year 4 elves have been extremely cheeky! They have been getting up to all sorts of mayhem and mischief! In Miss J’s class, Earl has put up many exciting Christmas decorations and eaten lots of sweets! In Miss Davis’ class, Evie has also put up Christmas decorations. Best of all, Evie the Elf had made Miss Davis melted snowman cakes for her birthday! We think our elves are naughty but we love them! Each day, we have been doing Elf Watch and writing a little bit about what they do!

In English, we have been writing our own Christmas themed news reports and in Maths we have been learning more about multiplication and division facts.

Written by: Morgan E and Charlie M

Year 6 Atomic debate


Was it right to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War in the Pacific?

Year 6 conducted a debate around this question, eloquently exploring the arguments on both sides; pupil’s passionately argued and challenged each other in order to pick apart the arguments for and against dropping the bombs. It was delightful to see such mature discussion and to read the subsequent excellent reports pupils wrote.

This week in Year 4…1.12.17

This week, we have been learning more about tsunamis. Did you know that tsunamis happen when there is an earthquake under the ocean? We made models to simulate what a real tsunami would look like and discover what would happen during one. We began by scrunching up paper and collecting dirt and soil. After that, we put the soil and dirt over the paper and made sure it was pressed flat to create land. Next, we made some model houses and placed them on the land. Finally, we filled the tray with water to represent the sea. We used a white board to push the water and create a wave – it was like there was an actual tsunami! Scan the code to watch one of our simulations!

Today has been very special as elves were delivered to each of the Year 4 classes! At 11.30, Mrs Mills delivered a parcel to each Year 4 class. We were very excited. The boxes were very light – we didn’t think that anything was in them! When we opened them, we found our elf with a note! Miss Davis’ class is being watched by Evie and Miss Jaryczewski’s class is being watched by Earl! We wonder what mischief these elves will get up to over the next couple of weeks!

Written by: Evan B & Cameron T

Newsletter #8

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School

Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ

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

     Newsletter:

1/12/2017

Value this half term is: Peace

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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 directly to your personal email address. (please give updated details to the office). Paper versions are available at the school office.

Play in a Day

Year 5 treated the school and their parents to a performance of a Greek Play in a Day. This is Jaydon Hendry’s account:

‘We have been creating this production since 9am. A Play in a Day is a production that we put together linked to our theme on ‘It’s All Greek to Me!’ As you know, there are 24 hours in a day, but we have managed to put together our performance in a matter of 4 and a half hours. We had our friend Colin to lead us through the scenes as well as our teachers and teaching assistants. The myths we performed were Pandora’s Box, Daedalus and Icarus, Echo and Narcissus and Theseus and the Minotaur. We also presented different aspects of the Olympics with a young boy and his pet donkey, Muska, taking us through our journey. The best aspect of the day was practising our roles and performing to the school and later to our parents. We learnt about team work, sportsmanship and more about Ancient Greece. We would love to do it all again!’

 

After School Clubs

Can parents be extra vigilent during the dark nights when collecting their children from the after school clubs at Cascade car park. The children are naturally excited to see their parents and will run to them as other parents are driving off. It is particularly difficult to spot younger children in this light. I draw your attention back to an acccident in Tewkesbury at this time of year when a 5 year old was run over on the crossing by Cascades which resulted in very serious injuries.

Parents Gifts

Once again this year, the ever popular PTC Parent Christmas Gifts sale is back on Monday 11th December.

During the school day on Monday 11th December, the children will have the opportunity to buy gifts for their parents, or anyone else that they would like to.

Gifts will be £2.50 each and children should bring to school £2.50 (in a sealed envelope) for each gift they would like to buy on Monday 11th December.

There are some amazing gifts to choose from and it is a lovely opportunity for the children to buy a surprise for whoever they would like to!

Abbey Carol Service

Our Carol Service at The Abbey will start at 2.00pm on Monday 4th December. The service is for the whole school after which the children can be collected and taken home by parents attending the service. Please ensure that the children do not bring lunch boxes but instead bring their food in a disposable bag. The children will not be bringing their school bags to the Abbey.

We are trying a different seating plan this year. All the children will be seated at the front of the Abbey and when they perform as a year group will walk onto a raised stage so that parents can see them. A polite reminder from the Abbey NOT to bring in Costa cups and other beverages to the service. Also this is a service and not a school performance and we would respectfully ask that no one leaves their seats to take photos from the isles.

Christmas Fayre

The new PTC (Parents and Teachers Committee) have been working tirelessly on the school discos and now the Christmas Fayre. We are raising funds to re landscape the infant playground. This years fayre has many attractions: a super Christmas hamper, Father Christmas and his magical sleigh, many stalls and games, choir, traditional christmas refreshments and much, much more! Come and join us at 3.30pm in the school hall.

Flu Vacination for Children

The vacination will be on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at the school for children from the Reception classes, year 1, 2, 3 & 4 ONLY

Important Dates Reminder

Monday 4th December 2.00pm Abbey Carol Sevice

Wednesday 6th December Christmas Fayre 3.30pm start

Thursday 7th December Christmas School Dinner

Friday 8th December Year 2 Black Country Museum trip

Tuesday 12th December Rec, Yr1, & Yr2 Nativity & Praise Assembly 9.30am

Thursday 14th December Yr3, 4, 5 & 6 Praise Assembly 9.30am

Friday 15th December School finishes at 2.00pm

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.

After School Clubs

After school clubs have now finished with the exception of Cookery club which has one more session on 11th December.(Please note due to the Abbey Carol Service Cookery Club will not run on Monday 4th December).

Praise Assemblies – Trophies

Please could you return any trophies that your child may have as we prepare for the end of term praise assemblies. Thank you

Last week in Year 4…24.11.17

Last week, we did lots of learning! We have learned more about earthquakes and tsunamis which has been very interesting. Did you know that tsunamis are caused by earthquakes? In maths, we have been practicing our times tables and learning more about multiplication and division. In literacy, we have been working on newspaper reports. In science, we have been learning about sound and how sound waves travel through the air as vibrations to the ear.

Written by: Jack A & Finley J