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Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning Over the Autumn/Winter term, Children from Year 2- 6 have had additional outdoor learning time on Monday afternoon (Foundation Stage/ Year 1 have theirs weekly). In times when we are reminded that many children spend far less time than their parents'...

Turquoise Class Assembly

Turquoise Class Assembly I thought it was amazing learning all about the fish of the deep and the song was well written and went well with the music. I loved how they included David Attenborough. The best thing was they weren’t shy at all- they were nice and loud. It...

PTA Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair On Saturday Minchinhampton Academy had a Christmas Fair, run by the PTA. There were lots of people there. Lula-Rose said, ‘It was very festive and exiting. It was a perfect place for children to have a fun time. I loved all the cakes and games to...

Choir to Cecily Court

Choir at Cecily Court On Monday 9th December 2019 our KS2 choir went to Cecily Court across the road to sing to the residents who live there with Mr Weinberger, Miss Crowther and Mrs Overthrow. We sang lots of different songs, including ‘Candlelight Silent Night’ and...

KS1 Nativity

KS1 NATIVITY On Monday 9th December the hall was packed with children performing in the of show ‘Christmas Values’ and they blew our socks off! Each class performed their own song that was either a Christmas carol or a song about something to do with Christmas. They...

Ocarinas and Shakers

Ocarinas and Shakers 9th December-12th December 2019 In Year 5/6, hands got to work moulding, shaping and rolling thick lumps of clay; minds got creative over a ball of clay. We were making Aztec instruments; shakers decorated in beautiful Aztec themed patterns....

Philosophy Evening

PHILOSOPHY EVENING On Wednesday 11th December 2019, the schools P4C club hosted an evening, packed full with questions, answers and more questions. The P4C club attended the evening, with their parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers and all other relatives, as well...

Swimming Gala

The Swimming Gala 2019: Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 entered the 2019 swimming gala at Stratford Park. We first tried out for the trials to see who were the fastest; the people that got through went on to the gala. The options were breaststroke, backstroke and front...

Cyan Class Assembly

Cyan Class Assembly In our class assembly, we recreated a real live archaeologist’s dig. We were taken by surprise at how the children had put it together. How clever they’ve become! There was a comedy trio, some scientists and two wordsmiths who were all very good....

Yoga and Mindfulness

Yoga & Mindfulness Every Wednesday after school teachers do yoga with Mrs Mclaughlin. The benefits of it is they give their bodies time to be calm and quiet. They try lots of techniques for breathing and stretching and being kind to their bodies. Some staff do...

Power Of Reading

Power of Reading Year 3/4 have been studying a graphic novel called ‘Mary and the Riddle of the Sphinx.’ It is based around ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. By the end of term we hope that all of the pupils will have created their own comic book. By Martha

Sports Hall Athletics

Sports Hall Athletics On Friday some children from KS2 went to Sports Hall Athletics. Athletics was in Stroud and the coaches were lots of secondary school who helped with all the different activities. Here are some activities that they did:- Under and over relays...

SLG Visit

Visit to SLG At SLG we did lots of awesome stuff. To get chosen for SLG, you had to have the winning poster and bottle design. The reason why we did this is because Year 5/6 had their science week. We were given a challenge by three scientists from SLG in Cheltenham....

Year 5/6 Micro-plastics Afternoon

Science   Week Science week was an absolute success and everyone had fun. In the build up we  made a skipping rope out of 3 plastic bags; a clay sun cream bottle and dice made of milk and vinegar and that was only a bit of what we did. On Monday we learnt about...

Sapphire Class Assembly

Sapphire class’ assembly On  Children in Need Day,  Sapphire Class did their assembly. It was about Egypt and Tutankhamen.  Morgan was Tutankhamen, Zac was Lord Canarvan and Arthur was Howard Carter. The children split into three groups used a rhyming script specially...

Rugby Tournament

Rugby Tournament On Friday the 15th we took part in a tag rugby tournament and luckily for us, we won. We all got medals and for the school we got a cup. We won all of our games except for one and then we got through to the finals and won that. The bad thing was that...

Remembrance Service

In our Remembrance Service, the Community Committee talked about how the soldiers saved our way of life. Two groups made reefs to remember the people that died in the wars; others wrote prayers and others wrote poems. Fact: If the navy, army and air force hadn’t won,...

Stroud Book Festival

Stroud Book Festival On the 7th November 2019, some of KS2 went to Stroud Book Festival. First we saw Onjali Q. Rauf who talked about refugees. She is the author of two amazing books called, ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ and ‘The Star outside My Window’. The...

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