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Children In Need

Children in Need On Children in Need day we got to dress up as teachers! Every pupil brought in £1 in order to dress up. We had a lot of fun and even the teachers got to dress as pupils. I thought that it was a very creative and ‘it was different in a good way,’ Isla...

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night On the 9th of November Minchinhampton Bonfire Night took place.The bonfire is to remember Guy Fawkes and how he tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament: it was an act of treason. There is a saying that goes, “Remember remember the fifth of November.' ...

Aztec Cooking

AZTEC COOKING On Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday  21st November, Year  5/6  cooked Aztec  themed  food [one day per class] consisting of Aztec salsa, tortilla and guacamole. First the children were put into groups of four, these groups would be the ones they...

Tutankhamun Trip

At the Tutankhamun exhibition, we saw lots of cool jewellery and fascinating statues. The Egyptians believed that you had 2 deaths; the first when the soul  left the body and the second when  people stopped speaking your name. We saw the statue that guarded the tomb-...

P4C

What is P4C? P4C, or Philosophy for Children, is an approach to learning and teaching which enhances children’s thinking and communication skills, boosts their self-esteem, and improves their academic attainment. It was established over forty years ago by Professor...

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair - no school uniform day  Friday 22nd November. Please bring us your unwanted BOOKS, TEDDIES, BOTTLES (of wine, beer, spirits, bubbly etc.) TOYS, GAMES, DVDS, CHOCOLATES, GIFT SETS, HOMEWARES, JEWELLERY, GIFTS FOR MEN, COOKING THINGS ETC. ETC.  The...

Holidays in term time

Holidays: Term 1  This term, 8 families have taken holidays during term time. Between them, 9 children missed 47 days of school- that is more than a whole half term between them! 9 weeks also equates to approximately 188 lessons. Every time a child comes back having...

Year 3/4 Football Tournament

Year 3/4 Football Tournament On the 10th of October 2019  some Year 3’s and Year 4’s went to a friendly football tournament at Painswick RFC. All the teams were outstanding and our main rivals were Kings Stanley. After kick off in the first match, everything was going...

Football Tournament for Year 5/6

Football  Tournament  Year 5/6 On the 10 October 2019 the Year 5/6 decided to head off to a football  tournament at Painswick RFC. We got there quite early so we decided to have a kick about. When all the teams arrived they told everyone about the rules:- you were not...

Year 3/4 Rencomb Opera Trip

Y3/4 Rencome Opera Trip Y3/4 went to an opera trip: it was about a dog who went to space but never came back. Year 3/4 enjoyed it a lot .They found it very entertaining and I think they would like to go again. Laika, the first dog in space, sadly died. They say her...

Viney Poem

Viney Hill There’s thunderstorms But we’re OK, In our tents Till we see the sun’s ray,   We went canoeing In the lake, Three boats capsized, For goodness sake!   We went abseiling What a fright! Some people’s terror, Some’s delight!   Whizzing on bikes-...

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival On Monday 7th October part of KS2 went to a book festival in Cheltenham. We went to see two authors, Joe Todd –Stanton, author and illustrator of ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’, ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’, ‘The Secret of Black...

Bikeability

Bikeability Over the course of the last two weeks, the Year five children have gone and done Bikeability.  Bikeability is a way to get children to build their biking confidence on the road. Firstly the children do a small biking session on the playground and soon...

Harvest Experience

Harvest Experience During Wednesday and Thursday Years 5/6 visited the church to celebrate Harvest. We were split up into groups and then went round to different areas of the church. Each area we got to listen to different things about: gardens, oceans, pottery and we...

Minchinhampton Country Fayre

Minchinhampton Country Fayre The Minchinhampton Country Fayre took place on Saturday 14th September 2019. The Fayre commemorated the 750th anniversary of Minchinhampton. It was a wonderful day, with perfect sunny weather and lots of amazing things to do for all ages....

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