TEWKESBURY C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL
Well, can you believe it? Christmas is finally upon us! What an incredibly busy but amazing last few weeks we’ve had. Our Christmas Abbey Service kick started our rundown to Christmas and the children (and staff) sung beautifully. Reception gave us their wonderful Wriggly Nativity which was helped by some lovely singing from Year 1 and Year 2 and many children were celebrated for their achievements in both the KS1 and KS2 end of term assemblies, there was even a little sing song from the parents!
The wonderful Wriggle Nativity – Performed by Reception class
But that’s not all, Year 6 took part in their VE celebration day to celebrate the end of their WW2 topic, Year 5 put on a magnificent play for both the children and parents all about the ancient Greeks, Year 3 became Mayans for the day to celebrate all of the fantastic work they have been doing and there have been many more fantastic experiences for the children – please check the website to see photos from your child’s class pages.
Again, we would also like to share our thanks to all of the parents and family members who have been into school and helped during the R.E.A.L curriculum sessions in the afternoons. We would like to continue to offer you the opportunity to come in and lend a hand in the Spring Term (it is very much appreciated). Please speak to your class teacher so they can share with you the different roles the children will be taking on in the new year, will they be designers, engineers, philanthropists… who knows?
From Christmas, Mrs Scott will have officially stepped down in her role as Headteacher, she is currently at home recovering from her operation. We would like to wish her well on her road to recovery as well as thank her for the many years she has given us at Tewkesbury C of E Primary School. Mr Rylatt and Miss Black will be taking on the roles of Acting Headteacher officially from Monday 6th January 2020.
The PTC have been very busy these last few weeks. They’ve hosted a KS1 and KS2 disco, held a film night and organised an excellent Christmas Fair – we even got to meet Elsa, which I think got some of the staff more excited than the children. We’d like to thank the PTC (and many members of staff) for all of your hard work in organising and running these events, it helps the school tremendously and gives us the ability to buy many excellent resources to help to continue to develop the quality of education for all the children. There are always places available on the PTC. Please feel free to join us at the next meeting on Monday 27th January at 3:15pm.
The Autumn term has once again proven to be a busy time for our sports teams. Tewkesbury C of E is known for its sporting achievements and those children who have taken part and represented this school have continued this tradition of success and represent all of the qualities that we want from our sports men and women. Determination, resilience, commitment…but above all teamwork and respect. Over the course of the term we have taken part in the first half of the netball and football leagues, held onto our title as reigning champions for both the boys and girls ESFA tournaments in Tewkesbury and competed in a number of cross country races. Off the pitch we have also been given some fantastic opportunities, such as being invited down to Wembley stadium to be flag bearers in the final American Football game of the season. I hope that all of these children can cherish these memories for years to come. The children have truly pushed themselves hard this term and their achievements are well deserved. I am confident that, come the spring term, the children of C of E will continue to shine and do us proud. Congratulations and well done to all those who have taken part!
Next term, we will be starting clubs for the Spring Term. These would have been signed up for at the beginning of the year and your child will be bringing a slip home today if they have gained a place at one of the clubs they selected. Clubs will begin on Monday 13th January and will run until Friday 27th March. Below is a reminder of the clubs that will be running during the Spring.
Coding: 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Mr Eveleigh
Football: 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Mr Rylatt/Stanton Netball Club: 3.15pm – 4:15pm, Miss Withers
Drama club: 3:15pm – 4:30pm, Mrs Sweeting/Spry. Please note the new end time. Eco-Warriors: 12:45pm-1:10pm, Miss Cheal
Little Movers: 12:45pm – 1:15pm, Mrs Burrows/Mrs Rychlinska
Tag Rugby: 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Mrs Buchannan/Ley. New members welcome (Y4,5, 6). See club leaders.
Sewing: 12:45pm – 1:15pm, Mrs Yeomans/Mrs Tonkin. Please bring £1 per session to help cover resources.
Cross-Country: 3:15pm – 4:15, Mrs Lewis
Choir: 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Mrs Sweeting. New members welcome (Y4,5, 6). See club leader.
Dodgeball: 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Mr Stagg.
Until February half-term only. Archery: Details to follow soon.
We would like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to two fabulous teachers, Miss Jaryczewski and Mrs Pawley, who are both leaving us at the end of term. Miss Jaryczewski has been made the Deputy Head of a local school in Tewkesbury and Mrs Pawley will be working at a school in Worcestershire. They were both treated to a lovely send off from the children and gave some really warm words about their time at C of E. We would like to wish them the very best of luck as they move on.
There will be a new lunch menu in the new year. This will be uploaded onto the website over the holidays. We will be beginning the new menu on week 1.
Monday 6th January – Inset Day
Monday 13th January – Y3 to begin swimming
Monday 13th January – School clubs to beginning
Monday 27th January – PTC meeting
Finally, we would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and relaxing New Year. We hope you have an enjoyable time and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!
Mr T Rylatt Miss C Black
Assistant Headteacher Assistant Headteacher
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