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Shoo started our day in assembly by telling us a story called Ricky Rocket. Ricky has to take something to his class for show-and-tell. The unusual thing being that Ricky travels to another planet to go to school, so show-and-tell was quite fascinating! Ricky decided to take some chocolate with disasterous results! Shoo asked us to think about what we would show if we were in Ricky's shoes. The children had some fantastic ideas: teddies, (computer) tablets, fireworks, felt tips! Some of which have been used to develop into stories by the children themselves.
We also had the chance to learn how to draw Ricky as Shoo gave us all step-by-step instructions!
Finally, Shoo signed books and sketch pads for the lucky ones who were able to buy them!
We are the school of the week!!
Last week, BBC Radio Gloucestershire called in to interview staff and pupils for their feature ‘School of the Week’. Our school council members were asked about their best (and worst!) subjects, their thoughts on sport in school and what they might like to do when they leave school.
Thank you to Findlay and his Dad for nominating us!
Easter Egg Competiton
Today at School the children have been busy decorating their hard boiled eggs. Some fantastic creations were made!!
The winners are as follows
Well done everyone!!!
Massive congratulations to the 6 children who took part in the competition today. They were an absolute credit to themselves, their parents and the school. Our values of friendship were shown in the support they gave each other, and the other competitors, faith, courage and determination for taking part and believing in themselves, and finally respect for each other, themselves, the judges and other children taking part. I was incredibly proud to be able to say "I'm their teacher."
Special congratulations to Aaron, Trinity and Niall who took home bronze and silver medals between them. Special thanks to Brian and Bun for their coaching.
Red Nose Day 2013
We have raised £137.00
Thank you to everyone who has dressed up in red today! There have been some fantastic outfits and some really crazy hair-styles!
World Book Day Celebrations
Thank you to everyone who has made the effort to dress up today! Some fantastic outfits as you can see!
A huge thank you to the PTFA who have kindly funded a new climbing wall for us to all use! Now all we need is for the weather to get a little warmer!
Thinking Day - Celebrations
22nd February 2013
Children who belong to the Girl Guiding and Scouting movement celebrated 'Thinking day' by wearing their uniforms to school today.
Bright and new for Spring
We are really pleased with the re-painted playground markings and the children are really enjoying playing on them. Take a look at the photos!
This has been possible through using School Fund money, which is used for the ‘added extras’, topped up through fundraising throughout the year.
Many thanks to Mark Stead who came into visit us as part of a sustainability project. Everyone enjoyed his assembly where we found out what happens to all the fumes and gases we produce. Thank you Lottie for helping out! We also found out lots of ways in which we can all help to save energy. Apologies if you get pestered to switch things off at home!
Mark also worked with classes to find out more about where our electricity comes from and what alternative sources of electricity we can use. Mark also trained up our school council members to be energy detectives. they will be reporting their findings back to us all in the next few months.
Please start collecting the 'Cash for School ' vouchers in the Citizen and the Sainsbury vouchers.
Collection boxes in reception
Damian Harvey spent the whole day with us today and what a great time we all had! We started with an exciting assembly, where Damian explained that the best thing for story writing is to use your imagination! He told us a story - with the help of the pupils - and showed us how we could use our imagination to 'see' objects even if they weren't really there.
Next, Key Stage 2 were able to hear more about the stories Damian has written, and how he starts a story and usually ends up with something a little different from the original.Many of us enjoyed listening to parts of the Robo-Runners stories, as well as seeing some of the illustrations. Others really liked the Monster Party story, especially as we got to join in!
After writing sessions with Classes 3 and 4, where we came up with ideas for our own stories, Key Stage 1 were able to enjoy some of the books Damian has written for younger readers.
Children who sent in money for a signed book will receive these soon, hopefully by the beginning of next week. Any feedback from parents about the day would be gratefully received! Please see Mrs Cotterell and tell her what you thought!
What do you think?
These are some of the new signs and boards that were chosen by the school council last term. Huge thanks to the children for raising some of the funds, thanks to the PTFA who also made a contribution, and to Mr Linnane for giving up his time to help put them all up.
We've had 3 fabulous performances this year from both our Key Stages and our Early Years group as well. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us put the shows together - from staff, children and parents, as well as all the people who have come to watch!
Here are a few pictures that we've taken during the week, more will be added so keep checking back!
Finally, may we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
A big thank you to everyone who supported save the children and their Christmas Jumper Day.
We raised £82.50 for this very worthy cause.
Christmas Experience at Ruardean Hill Chapel
All the classes had an enjoyable time at the Chapel finding out more about the Christmas 'story'. We followed the journey that was taken by Mary and Joseph on their way to Bethlehem and thought about the gift that was given at the end. Thank you to everyone who helped create and / or run a station, special thanks to Grace whoe helped to organise it all.
Thank you so much to all the parents who joined us this morning. We hope you found it interesting to see what a typical morning is like for your child in school. Thank you too, for those of you who returned your questionnaire. We will use these to help plan future sessions that you may wish to attend.
We look forward to seeing more parents next week!
We've had a fabulous time finding out more about Diwali, learning new dances and the story of Rama and Sita. Thank you so much to Manisha who worked with the children, we had a fantastic time and learnt lots!
So very much for your cakes and kind donations towards Children in Need and our school playground sign fund.
You've helped us raise a huge £170 which will be split between the 2 causes.
We really do appreciate the time it has taken so many of you to make the cakes we sold...the children certainly thought they were yummy! Everyone who brought a donation was able to have 2 cakes, the others were sold at the end of the school day.
Any cake tins that weren't returned to their owners have been kept safe in school. Please come and collect them!
Thank you to Mrs Phelps for organising todays book swap. This was part of our initiatives to help the environment by reusing what we can and reducing waste.
Happy reading to everyone who took part!
On November 16th the school council will be holding a cake sale to raise money for Children in Need and for some new playground chalkboards and signs. The PTFA have very kindly donated some money but we are a little bit short, which is why we need your help!
We really need donations of small cakes that we can sell and we’d love pupils to bring in some spare change that can be used to buy a cake in the afternoon.
The money raised will be split between Children in Need and the school playground fund. Hopefully we will be able to raise enough money to be able to buy the signs that the children have asked for.
Any donations would be gratefully received, please bake us some cakes if you can!
Have you seen our new look reception? Come and let us know what you think!
We've been working hard to rearrange the entrance so that it is more user friendly! You'll always receive a warm welcome and if the information you are looking for isn't available straight away, we will endeavour to get it to you as quickly as we can.
Thank you to Mrs Matthews and Mr Linnane who have been responsible for the improvements.
We have had a visit from one of our local firemen, Chris. He came and held an assembly telling us how to stay safe on bonfire night. We learnt that it was best to wear a warm coat, jeans and wellies to watch any firework displays. We should keep our jeans over the top of our wellies, just in case any fireworks come down near us. We also learnt how to hold sparklers safely. Mrs Tippins was dressed up in special, protective clothing.
There's lots more advice from the fire service and children's burns unit on the following website to help you stay safe: