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Alder ...Year 5

Mrs Miriam Cowling

I am returning to work at Airthrie School on a part time basis after a rewarding and fulfilli...

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Mrs Deborah Southgate

At Airthrie I currently teach Year 3 and 4 Science and Years 3-6 Sport. I also enjoy teachin...

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Mrs Sara Jackson

I am very excited to have been offered the opportunity to become the Headteacher at Airthr...

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Mrs Fiona Beck

My first full time teaching post was as a Class Teache...

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Ms Rachel Candlin

Teacher of Latin to our Year 5 and 6 pupils.

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Support Staff

Mrs Carol Wright, Mrs Gillian Green, Mrs Jane Dale

About Alder

Throughout the year, the children study a range of subjects and topics. For example, in humanity lessons, pupils concentrate on the Ancient Egyptians, the Aztecs and a local area topic, which focuses on the Forest of Dean and Cheltenham. Last year Alder and Poplar visited the Dean Forest Heritage Centre, the Science Festival, enjoyed an historical research walk around Cheltenham (and during one afternoon made pizza at Waitrose!)

As the children enter Year 5, they begin to take on extra responsibilities to help the day-to-day running of the school. They share a milk bottle collection rota with Poplar, collecting and recycling the milk containers throughout the school. Furthermore, the children take a greater role in whole school events, such as in the end of year school Concert and the Christmas and Summer Fayres.

Recent Alder News

13.6.2017

The Commandery, Worcester

Last Thursday, 8 June, pupils in Forms Poplar and Ald...
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28.3.2017

Bugsy Malone

Wow! Year 4 and 5 were in for a treat last Wednesday after they battled throu...
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2.3.2017

Year 5's Day Out in Gloucester

On Tuesday 28 th February pupils in Forms Poplar and Alde...
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2.3.2017

French Outing to L'Artisan Restaurant

On Wednesday 1 st March twelve pupils...
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7.12.2016

Theatre Outing to The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

By Annabel Fea On Monday 5 Decemb...
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2.12.2016

Year 5 Outing to the Ashmolean Museum

On Wednesday this week Year 5 pupil...
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24.11.2016

Bob the Tortoise

This week Form Alder didn't follow the scheduled Science...
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12.10.2016

Inventing Villains with Abi Elphinstone

During the summer I noticed a workshop...
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5.5.2016

Dean Heritage Centre

Written by Charlie Watkins, Year 5 On Wednesday 4th M...
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