A slimy surprise!

Last week Year one received some very strange parcels! Class 3 had a visit from some sea snails whilst class 4 met Simon the land snail!       

We talked about where they might have come from and noticed that we had also been left the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

After reading the story we found out the snail had travelled around the world visiting different places.  We discussed where our snails could have been on their travels and and thought about lots of questions we could ask to find out more about them!

We really enjoyed having the snails in our classroom but felt ithe kindest thing we could do was to release them on their next journey to somewhere new.

We are now creating our own stories based on our story map of ‘The snail and the Whale’.

Year 4 travel back to Ancient Egypt!

Wow! What a fantastic day Year 4 have had! The day started with the children arriving dressed in Egyptian attire. They looked fantastic! We then looked at all the incredible crafty projects they had made during the Easter break- colossal pyramids, terrifying mummies and intricately decorated sarcophaguses, detailed fact files, artistic hieroglyphics and some delicious edible …

Tewkesbury Primary is a GOOD school!

We are pleased to start the term by being able to share excellent news: Tewkesbury C of E Primary School is a GOOD school. In our third consecutive Ofsted inspection, we have been judged as GOOD in all areas.

A selection of comments from Ofsted include:

‘Pupils behave well around the school. They are polite and work diligently.’

‘Leaders have created an environment where everyone feels included.’

‘Leaders have worked effectively to raise teachers’ expectations.’

‘Governors know the actions leaders are taking to continue to improve teaching, learning and assessment.’

‘Pupils talk positively about the school.’

‘Pupils conduct themselves well around the school. They are polite and well presented. They are clearly proud of their school.’

‘Pupils with SEND make good progress.’

‘Children’s safety is given a high priority.’

‘Good teaching in the pre-school supports children’s development and helps them to become more independent.’

Find the full report on our school website: http://www.tewkesbury-primary.co.uk/parent-i…/ofsted-report/

Dragon Art

Throughout the spring term, we have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. Mythology tells us the Anglo-Saxons believed a white dragon represented their army and a red dragon represented the English. The dragons went to war and the white dragon prevailed, representing the Anglo-Saxons defeating the English.

As part of our art sessions, we have used a range of mediums to create dragons’ eyes. We are amazed by the children’s artwork!

Our hunt for the Giant’s golden eggs!

On Friday, after assembly the Year 1’s were walking back to their classrooms when suddenly we spotted some big muddy footprints in the corridor. We went into the classrooms to find a letter had been left for us.

The letter was from the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. Unfortunately, Jack had stolen his golden eggs. However, if we could find the golden eggs then we could exchange it for some chocolate eggs.

Firstly, we went out into the playground and we each had to find a colourful egg.

 

 

 

Inside the eggs were words which joined together to make four clues.

As a class, we decided that the clues were leading us to the pirate ship and so we went out to hunt for the golden egg. When we got to the ship, we climbed the ladder to the top and found two golden eggs.

We took the eggs back inside and left them on the beanstalk for the giant to find.

When we got back to our classrooms we were amazed to find that the giant had left us each a chocolate egg- they were delicious!

World Book Day

World Book Day at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School:

On Monday 11th March, pupils and staff at Tewkesbury C of E Primary school enjoyed a day celebrating everything about books and stories. The theme this year was ‘Share a Story’ which we made the most of by having or very own ‘Story Safari’!

Story Safari & Lanterns:

Teachers, dressed as their favourite book character, swapped classes and entertained children up and down the school by sharing their favourite story. During the day, children got ‘crafty’ and designed and made their own story lantern which we hope to showcase around the school and in the library.

Book Swap & Live Lesson:

Thank you for your support bringing in unwanted books as children were able to take part in a book swap, picking up a different book from a wide selection of donated books. Some children took part in a live lesson as part of the day which was hosted by the BBC and included famous children’s authors and live challenges and tasks.

 

All in all, the day was a success and we hope to continue to encourage and support the children’s love of reading.

Anglo-Saxon Trip to Bishops Wood Centre

On Friday 8th March, Year 4 travelled to Bishops Wood Centre to learn all about Anglo-Saxons.

We had a fantastic day and participated in many activities including: building Anglo-Saxon shelters, spinning wool, creating brooches and exploring an Anglo-Saxon hall.

Tag Rugby Festival

This Thursday has seen a fantastic display of rugby skills at the Tag Rugby Festival. The children played fantastically and performed incredibly well, winning 4 out of their seven matches. The team worked well together, passing the ball effectively and seeking open space to score countless tries.

The Evil Pea strikes!

This week Reception were asked to help with an emergency in the school kitchen. The Evil Pea was on the loose and had been causing all sorts of trouble with the vegetables. He had tied up the cucumbers, stuck the carrots to the fridge and placed the broccoli in the blender! The children were sent a special message …

Jack’s trip up the beanstalk!

On Friday we had a giant surprise in year one…a huge beanstalk had grown up to the sky and two large feet were dangling down above us! We then received a letter from Jack who recounted his trip up the beanstalk to the castle! He told us how much he enjoyed climbing the beanstalk and told us that we should try too!

We thought about how we could do this and decided we needed to use our imaginations…we then went into the hall and ate magic jelly beans…the beans turned us into beanstalks and we created a short dance movement to show how the beanstalk would grow. We then moved under the parachute and pretended it was the the thick, dark leaves of the beanstalk. We thought about how Jack might have pushed his way through to reach the top. After that we climbed the ladder to reach the castle and stole the giant’s golden hen and the golden chocolate eggs!

It was so much fun!

We can’t wait to find out more about Jack’s recount in our literacy lessons.