Year 6 Animation Awards

Year 6 have been hard at work making stop-frame animations this term. Today these were showcased across the year group and several awards were given.

Best Voice Over – Untitled
Fahim Rahim

 

Best Set Design – The Police Chase
Nathan Winstone, Daniel Ward and Thomas Singer

 

Best Sound – It’s Clare
Owen Ricketts, Lara Davies, Isobel Teague and Harriet Gilder

 

Best Director – Super Grandpa 
Finley Lennon, Jacob Lutton and Archie Willoughby

 

Best Storyline – The Haunted Hollow Tree
Holly Long, Adriana Derlacz and Fearne Jones

 

Best Film – The Mad Scientist
Amelia Allen, Eva Whitehead and Jessica Paginton

•Newsletter #23 – 31/3/17

News

This week has been eventful for the children with sporting tournaments, Sporting Stars and today Super Heroes in Reception! Today assembly was led by Year 2 Mr Rylatt’s class and the children gave us all a valuable explanation on what community means in the family, school, town and the world around us. Thank you Year 2. A reminder that next Monday 3rd April is class photograph day.

‘Subway’ Style Brown Bag Lunch

On Friday 7th April the kitchen will be serving a ‘brown bag’ lunch. Children will able to choose from ham, cheese, tuna, salad tortilla wrap or baguette.

Closing Early

Next Friday 7th April we will be closing at 2.00pm. There will be no after school provision that day. Please ensure that the children are collected on time as there will be no office staff past 2.30pm

Feedback

Thank you for your stars and wishes feedback contributions. We have collected many suggestions on how we can help parents understand the new curriculum and the progress reports. It was pleasing to read the overwhelming delighted parent comments for the school and its teaching staff.  Recognition too, how the school is using a range of communications with parents. One thing that resonated above all others was how happy your children are here, even with the high demands of the curriculum. Also how our new after school clubs are offering such variety.

Tewkesbury C of E Community Centre

We have now taken the full responsibility for the community centre. This is hugely exciting for the school as we expand into the community. The provision we will be offering after Easter is extensive and diverse.  It is every bit a community provision. If you have an interest in running an activity or club for any age group and are desperately seeking a good provision then please contact Mrs McCormick at the school office number to arrange a fact finding meeting about what we can offer your organisation. Our rates are extremely competitive.

Easter Assembly

The Easter bonnet parade and assembly for Reception classes, Years 1 & 2 is on Friday Morning at 9.30am. The assembly will be followed by the presentation of learning Cups. For those parents new to the school the Easter bonnet parade is one of our spectacular events of the year. We encourage every child to make an Easter bonnet at home and wear it into the special assembly. They walk around the hall parading their bonnets. We have had some elaborate designs over the years.

End of term Praise Assembly KS2

Please note the special time for the end of term Praise assembly for Years 3,4,5&6. It will also be on Friday 7th April at 1.00pm.

Trophies and Cups

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

‘Olivia’

This Sunday afternoon the long awaited performance of ‘Olivia’ from the drama and choir clubs will be taking place at The Roses Theatre in town. For last minute tickets please go to the booking office at the Theatre. I understand that it is almost a sell out performance.

Pre-School

Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded places available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  The Pre-School team is led by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman.

If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.

Clubs – All clubs are finished

Dates

Monday 3rd April Class Photos

Friday 7th April 2.00pm finish

Monday 10th April – Friday 21st April Half Term  – School closed

Monday 24th April 8.50am School Starts

Newsletter #22 – 24/3/17

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School
Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ
Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott Tel: (01684) 292309.
Newsletter:
24/03/2017
Value this half term is: Forgiveness
Menu week 3

News
We have had two lovely class assemblies this week led by the Year 3 children. The characters of the Mr Men featured as did a great sweet giveaway to all mothers. The message of friendship and forgiveness resinated throughout .
Parent Feedback
At our parents evenings next week we would like to gather as much feedback from parents as possible. We have created a short questionnaire asking parents for their views. The questionnaire takes the form of two stars and a wish. Parents have to identify two things (Stars) that they feel the school is doing well or getting better at and one thing (Wish) that they feel the school could do better at or introduce.
Look out for Mr Scorer in the main entrance on both evenings as he will be giving out and collecting the questionnaires. There will also be an opportunity to have tea/coffee with some of the schools Governors.
Tewkesbury C of E Community Centre
The date is fast approaching when the school officially takes over the running of the Children’s Centre. We are busy behind the scenes upgrading the provision both internally and externally. This week the out door play area has been restored and a new artificial grass area is being installed early next week.
Red Nose Day
The total raise was in excess of £200 thank you for your donations.
Swimming changes
27th March No swimming for Year 4
30th March No swimming for Year 1
Please note Year 3 will now swim in the afternoon on 30th March – this is a change from previous newsletters
Pre-School
Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded places available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The Pre-School team is led by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman.
If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.
Clubs – These have finished this term
Dates
28th March Parents Evening
29th March Parents Evening
Friday 31st March Mr Rylatt Class Assembly 9am
Monday 3rd April Class Photos
Friday 7th April 9.30am KS1 Praise Assembly (Easter Bonnet)
Friday 7th April 1.00pm KS2 Praise Assembly
Friday 7th April School Finishes 2.00pm

Newsletter #21 – 20/3/17

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School
Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ
Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott Tel: (01684) 292309.
Newsletter:20/03/2017
Value this half term is: Forgiveness
Menu week 2

News
We had an amazing ‘Arts Week’. We will be opening our doors this Tuesday after school to share with parents the wonderful work the children and staff have achieved. Our theme this year was based around Bible stories. The children engaged in drama, music composition, sketching, card craft, sewing, batik, water colours, marbling and much more. At the end of the day the children gathered in the hall to watch ‘Open the Book’ re-enact stories from The Bible. Thank you to the army of parent helpers, which seemed to increase as the week went on. We had a lovely Friday ‘Show and Tell’ to end the week. The year 6 pupils produced a short video of the week’s events, the drama group showcased songs from ‘Olivia’ and the music group shared some of their compositions.
Parents Evening
A reminder that parents evening is next week on the 28th & 29th March. The appointment boards will be in the main reception area from Tuesday after school.
Swimming changes
Due to ‘Arts Week’ and a bespoke swimming intervention there has been an adjustment to some swimming dates this term. Please note the changes below.
27th March No Swimming for Year 4
30th March No Swimming for Year 1 or 3
Pre-School
Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded places available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds. The Pre-School team is led by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman.
If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.
Clubs – Last week
No Clubs W/b 27th March & W/b 3rdApril
Monday Football Y5/6, Multi Skills Y1/2, Choir Y4,5,6
Tuesday Netball Y6, French Y1/2, Football Y3/4, Maths Club Y1/2 with parents, Drama Y4/5/6, No Tag Rugby
Wednesday Andy Tucker Football Y1/2
Thursday Dance Y2
Friday Table Tennis Y3/4, Book Y3/4/5/6
Dates
Thursday 23rd March Miss Jaryczewski Class Assembly 9am
Friday 24th March Mr Stanton Class Assembly 9am
Friday 24th March – ‘Wear what you want Day’ 50p donation to Comic Relief
28th March Parents Evening
29th March Parents Evening
Friday 31st March Mr Rylatt Class Assembly 9am
Monday 3rd April Class Photos
Friday 7th April 9.30am KS1 Praise Assembly (Easter Bonnet)
Friday 7th April 1.00pm KS2 Praise Assembly
Friday 7th April School Finishes 2.00pm