Every Friday we gather together for an assembly which recognises children who have impressed staff with their work, attitude or behaviour. These children receive a certificate which goes on our whole school celebration board for all to see. Children who reach their DoodleMaths target join the celebrations and receive a certificate to recognise their achievements. We also update …
Today, Year 6 held their very own VE (Victory in Europe) Day. The children welcomed their parents into the hall and showed them their World War II world leader portraits, handmade teddies and the fantastic pieces of work they have produced this term. They also sang some songs, participated in skipping games and showed their parents a range of WWII artefacts. After this, we enjoyed our VE afternoon tea party- a wonderful afternoon was had by all!
The Reception children performed a wonderful ‘Wriggly Nativity’ for all the school, parents and families to see. They thoroughly enjoyed wearing their costumes, learning the songs and dances and saying their words on stage. It was a magnificent performance and the audience really enjoyed it too. Well done Reception, what a wonderful way to finish your …
This Wednesday the girl’s football team represented Tewkesbury at the ESFA County Girls Finals at Oxstalls Sports Centre in Gloucester. There was a brilliant display of skill and determination from everyone involved. It was this skill and sportsmanship that meant the girls won 3 out of their 5 matches, conceding only 2 goals in the whole tournament! It was a very close competition and so it all came down to the final round of matches where C of E was currently leading in 1st place but we needed the other two games to draw to guarantee an overall victory.
Unfortunately it was not meant to be and so C of E placed 3rd overall. I am immensely proud (and the girls should be too) for their continuous positive attitude and for securing 3rd place in the county for the 2nd year in a row! Well done all!
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!
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 …
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!
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
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!