Weekly News and Events

Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on July 5, 2019

Weekly News and Events 05/07/19

Next Week

  • Wednesday 10th Year 6 Bikeability
  • Wednesday 10th Parents transition meetings for Reception to Year 5 3:00-3:30pm
  • Thursday 11th Year 1 6 Trip to Butlins.
  • Friday 12th Whole School closes at 12:00pm

Polite Notices

Please may we remind you not to park across the staff exit in the main car park, also parking at the front of the Main House is strictly for staff only.
Please may we continue to remind you of our No mobile phone policy. We thank you for your continued cooperation.
Please may we also remind you that we are a nut free site.
We have observed some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit, the site speed limit is set for the safety of your children, and your cooperation with this is appreciated.
When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.
Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.
During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site. Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times.


This week Reception have excelled in Sports Day. They have continued revising their Phonic sounds and have been given the opportunity for free crafting after a busy Sports day. On Thursday the children enjoyed a wonderful day out at Westonbirt. The Westonbirt staff taught the children about the habitat of bees, helped them to make beeswax candles and helping them taste runny honey and crystalized honey. The children played games where they acted as the bees and had to collect pollen from the flowers; but also learnt that as the bees they also have to spread the different pollen about. We walked across the tree top bridge, explored the den making area, played on the giant tractor tyres and wooden play area, swished through the grass and hide under the shade of the trees. In all it was a delightful day. Well done Reception!! You make us very proud.

Year 1

A huge congratulations to all children for their enthusiastic participation in Sports Day. In Numeracy this week we have been thinking about days of the week and months of the year. We would find it very useful if you could practise ordering them at home. In literacy we reflected on our experiences in Year 1 and thought about what might happen in year 2. We have completed our mini topic on Andy Goldsworthy by completing challenge cards in the forest school area. We all discussed what we had produced, any difficulties and successes and what we would change.

Year 2

This week Year Two enjoyed participating in the school Sports Day. What great weather we had!
The children have also been learning about threats to the Rainforest and how these are endangering many species of plants and animals. They made Rainforest posters on why we need to save the rainforest! You may see these around the site.
We have spent some time reading our Rainforest stories to each other this week as the children wrote some amazing Rainforest Adventures!

Year 3

This week in Maths Year 3 we have been finding out about the number of days in each month, year and leap year. We have been discussing our birthday months and also the seasons. The children have been set a challenge of finding out exactly how many days they and family members have been alive! In Art we have been finishing off our papier mache bowls in readiness for making them into ‘Iron Age Cauldrons.’
All the children did really well in our annual Sports Day they all did above and beyond their ‘Personal Best.’ Special congratulations to our medal winners: Joshua, William, David, Ruby, Olivia and Scarlett. Well done to all our children!
In English, the children have performed their versions of The Hare & The Tortoise which they did brilliantly. The props really added to the sense of occasion and the children gave thoughtful feedback to each other. In I.T. we hope to finish our Class Book over the next week so it is ready to take home before the holidays.

Year 5 and 6

In English, Year 5 have been busy writing non-chronological reports about PGL, writing poems and finishing their balanced arguments on whether homework is a good idea! Year 6 have been writing and practising their speeches don’t forget to bring plenty of tissues on the last day!


This week we have had the last Spanish session of this academic year (next week we have the school trip). Children put this written work together to take home and sang summer-related songs”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JHcQe5vv-w , some with actions “Soy una taza” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgEnBkmcpuQ , “En un vagón” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbo29l__918. The sessions were very lively and children coped with the mixture of dancing and high temperature very well, as if we were in Spain!
We have had an excellent year and I am really proud of the enthusiasm the children show for learning Spanish. I wish you all “Feliz Verano” and … see you in September!