Cross-Country

Due to COVID restrictions Cross Country club has changed its name to Running club as cross country league will not be running.

Cross Country Club runs in the Spring term.  

Pick up is from the School garden.

The A Team pupils compete in the Cheltenham Primary Schools' Cross Country League each year starting in October.

Due to changes in the format for the County and National competitions the District competitions will now feature four races instead of two.  Start times are as follows:

Where

Price

Free

Recent Cross-Country News

Summer Fayre
21/07/2021

It probably feels like a long time since the Summer Fayre on the last week of term and we were so disappointed not to be able to invite parents along too this year. The children all had immense fun... Read more

Cross Country Achievements
19/07/2021

Mrs Southgate's Cross Country Running club have been competing in virtual competitions throughout the year. We have now received the results for the 1200m race and our pupils have some fantastic... Read more

Year 6 Production
01/07/2021

Year 6 have been working extremely hard on their Summer Production of A Midsummers Night's Dream. They did brilliantly yesterday performing twice, once to the rest of the school and another time to... Read more

An Alder Adventure
28/06/2021

A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Gilder for hosting Alder class last Tuesday at their home. They had a fun filled day of adventure outdoors and a BBQ for lunch. They all had great... Read more

Leavers Hoodies
28/06/2021

In Friday's celebration Assembly Year 6 were given their leavers hoodies. As the end of term is drawing near we are busy organising all the end of term events including PGL and the leavers evening so... Read more

Sports Day 2021
25/06/2021

Congratulations to everyone who took part in today’s Sports Day. Thankfully the rain held off and we were able to offer the full program of races, and what a morning of fun it was! Special thanks go... Read more

Airthrie to join the Dean Close Foundation
23/06/2021

Wednesday 23rd June 2021Airthrie to join the Dean Close Foundation family of schools and nurseriesAirthrie are delighted to announce that as of September 2021 they will be part of the Dean Close... Read more

Tower of London!
21/06/2021

On Friday the whole school (except Acorn) took a trip to the Tower of London. We saw the Crown Jewels, the White Tower, the famous ravens, had talks from a Yeoman Warder and saw Mrs Jackson's... Read more

Cedar going wild!
16/06/2021

Yesterday, Cedar spent the day at Cotswold Wildlife Park as part of their Topic on Rainforests this term. As well as seeing all the lovely animals they also had a talk from Chirs the zookeeper. They... Read more

Superheroes in Training
15/06/2021

Ash and Beech have been studying Superheroes in English this term so this week in art they have made their very own superhero masks! They look absolutely fab running around telling their superhero... Read more

Childhood Day - in aid of NSPCC
11/06/2021

Today, we were raising money for NSPCC on their annual Childhood Day. We had a mufti day and raised a total of £122 for the charity!As the day is all about children and the importance of play Year 5... Read more

Shapeshifters
10/06/2021

Alder constructed 3D shapes from 2D nets. They labelled each shape and discussed the properties. This also links with our 3D modelling topic that Alder have started in computing this... Read more

World Oceans Day 2021
08/06/2021

Today is World Oceans Day which is held every year on 8th June to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and the role they play in sustaining a healthy planet.Cedar class have been... Read more

Science Experiments
07/06/2021

Today Oak were learning about the components of blood. They made up their own blood using marshmallows, dye and cheerio's, to name a... Read more

Instrumental Lessons
01/06/2021

Instrumental Music Tuition – Thinking of learning an instrument? We have limited spaces for instrumental tuition from September 2021. Instruments available are  clarinet, saxophone, piano and violin.... Read more

Congratulations to Lara
28/05/2021

Another achievement despite Covid!A massive congratulations to Lara in Year 5…Lara was selected to play for Gloucestershire in tennis in the county cup (under 12s). She was the baby of the group only... Read more

Rainforest Experts
27/05/2021

Yesterday, Cedar presented their rainforest presentations to the... Read more

Still Life in Larch
20/05/2021

Larch class practised their Still Life drawing skills in Art yesterday using George's bike. Different perspectives of a bicycle are challenging to draw but great efforts... Read more

Tongue out Tuesday
18/05/2021

Acorn have been learning recently about their senses. They have been using their tongues to taste things like lemon juice, cocoa powder, salt and vinegar.  They have also made gingerbread to taste... Read more

Alder Astronomers
14/05/2021

Today Alder class presented their Solar System projects to the class. A really great effort from everyone - they look... Read more

Something Egg-citing from Oak
14/05/2021

Oak class created egg launchers as part of a project. Have a look at all the different shapes, designs and ideas... Read more

A big thank you to Shades & Shutters
12/05/2021

The pupils would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to Mrs Woodman from Shades and Shutters Ltd who has kindly donated loads of new school aprons, masks and tabards. We love the... Read more

French Day 2021
04/05/2021

Madam Dale hosts her annual French Day and children are invited to wear red, white and blue instead of their uniform or French attire including any French sports kit. They spent the day learning... Read more

Landscapers of Larch
30/04/2021

Today, Larch class planted the first of our new school trees from The Woodland Trust. The UK needs millions more trees to reach its 2050 carbon net-zero target. Together with all of the other... Read more

Alder Artists
28/04/2021

This term, Year 5 are learning about The British Monarchy. Alder have produced some wonderful portraits from the monarchs and consorts timeline during their Art... Read more

Relaxed seating area
27/04/2021

Jeremy has built a new seating area in the garden for the children who like to sit somewhere comfortable at play time. The pupils seem to... Read more

National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
23/04/2021

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day and Benjamin in Oak has written a great poem about... Read more

Pavement Artists
22/04/2021

Welcome back everyone!Hasn't the weather just been brilliant, plenty of time to get outdoors, a great start to the Summer Term. Today, Reception were out in the garden being artists using chalk on... Read more

Happy Easter
26/03/2021

As we come to the end of the Spring Term, with lovely weather, we planned Celebration Assembly to happen outdoors in the garden. Although the weather today has been soggy to say the least, we did... Read more

Cedar Roman Day
24/03/2021

Mrs Southgate and Cedar have been working hard on their roman topic this term and today was their Roman Day. They all dressed up, made shields, practised formations and did some Roman... Read more

Red Nose Day 2021
19/03/2021

Red Nose Day 2021: On behalf of comic Relief – thank you! We raised £82.00 from your generous... Read more

Forest School
12/03/2021

Ash and Beech classes took part in their first Forest School today! A lovely idea to get the children outdoors since lockdown restrictions have been eased (slightly!)Today they learnt all about... Read more

World Book Day 2021
04/03/2021

One of my personal favourites - World Book Day.  Everyone dressed up as book characters today to celebrate our favourite books. Spot the staff who joined in too!It's such a shame not everyone could... Read more

We hope you all had a great half term holiday
26/02/2021

Welcome back, for most virtually, to school. We hope you all had a nice break from school work and screens. Spring is definitely upon us now, our daffodils have bloomed. We are looking forward to... Read more

Ash & Beech Got Talent
12/02/2021

Today, Ash & Beech classes had a mini talent show via Microsoft Teams to showcase any extra curricular activities they have. We had singers, dancers, musical instruments, puppet shows, football... Read more

Larch & Friends
12/02/2021

For Larch's class catch up today Miss Allsop asked them to bring their pets along. It was a very fun session and we met dogs, cats, bunnies, fish and... Read more

Wellbeing & Resilience - WellBook
11/02/2021

Welcome to the new 'WellBook Guide' a unique e-zine created by the founders of the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival for families living in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area.  This unique e-zine is a... Read more

Making Bird Feeders
11/02/2021

In Acorn our focus this half term has been Winter. As well as taking some wintry listening and watching walks in the garden and drawing and painting birds, we have focused on what the animals and... Read more

Ash & Beech bake biscuits
05/02/2021

This week Ash and Beech class were tasked to make biscuits for their space topic. The children in school made theirs with Mrs Hodges and the children at home produced some lovely biscuits with... Read more

Acorn's Antics
01/02/2021

Acorn have used the cold weather to their advantage and are learning about ice. They had a play with ice cubes and observed them... Read more

The Bogey Men and the Trolls Next Door
25/01/2021

Larch have been working hard during the national lockdown and remote education to remember their lines for the poem ‘The Bogey Men and the Trolls Next Door’. Well done Larch the finished piece is... Read more

Remote Education Excellence
19/01/2021

We are so proud of all our pupils who have taken on remote education and adapted so well to the change. Please see our Remote Education page for more information.Here are a few pictures from the last... Read more

Lockdown - Partial Closure - Initial News
04/01/2021

Dear Parents:You may have just watched the PM's briefing on the tightened coronavirus restrictions, which take effect from tomorrow, Tuesday 5 January. You will appreciate, therefore, that we are... Read more

Education Secretary sets out school contingency plans for England
30/12/2020

With reference to the new announcements by the Education Secretary today, 30th December 2020, we wish to reassure parents that Airthrie will re-open to all pupils on  Tuesday 5th January 2021.A link... Read more

Christmas Performances
15/12/2020

Bubble 4:  Years 5 and 6This irreverent piece of fun was written and choreographed largely by the pupils – with a little guidance from the staff – who also contributed a great deal of time to... Read more

Year Group Christmas Songs
15/12/2020

Year 6 - Beware!  Santa Claus is Coming.Year 5 - A Christmas  Requirement -  Deck the Halls!Year 4 - A Ukrainian carol - The Carol of the BellsYear 3 - A Victorian Carol - Jingle BellsNursery and... Read more

Christmas End of Term Review
13/12/2020

In case you missed the End of Term letter, it is displayed... Read more

An unexpected Nutcracker
11/12/2020

The planned lesson concerned the history of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's nutcracker suite and its season of performances in the Unites States (similar to our Pantomime season).  But suddenly, at the... Read more

Merry Christmas from Larch
11/12/2020

It's the last day today before the holidays commence. On behalf of all the staff and pupils we hope you have a wonderful... Read more

Christmas Party
10/12/2020

Christmas party day was full of smiles, laughter, games and dancing again this year. Here are just a few of the photographs from... Read more

Christingle
10/12/2020

Ash and Beech have been learning about advent and made Christingle's. We do hope they enjoy lighting them at home (with adult... Read more

Christmas Creations
09/12/2020

Alder have been busy creating Christmas goodies to bring home for Christmas. We have been enjoying their... Read more

Christmas Lunch
03/12/2020

Our cooks did a wonderful job preparing and cooking our Christmas lunch today. It looked and tasted wonderful so thank you to all of you. Here is a photographs of Ash and Beech enjoying theirs with... Read more

Larch Vikings
03/12/2020

Larch have created boats as their homework project to support their topic of Vikings this term. They even put them to the test in the water and used a fan to see if they would float. They look... Read more

Nativity Teasers
02/12/2020

Today Ash and Beech classes performed their Nativity for the camera. It's sad that they don't get to have an audience this year but the camera made them just as shy! They did brilliant - here are a... Read more

Letters to Santa
30/11/2020

On Thursday Nursery walked down to the post box to post their letters to Santa. We do hope he received them all... Read more

We're jumping into the festive spirit now
30/11/2020

The decorations are up, its Christmas lunch on Thursday and the Christmas performances are being filmed this week. It's all happening... Read more

Airthrie Winner
27/11/2020

CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 Genevieve, in Alder, is one of the winners of the 'Kindness at Christmas' art competition. Her winning picture has been chosen to go behind the December 24th window of the advent... Read more

Paleontologists or Orthopaedists??
25/11/2020

Cedar have had a very interesting science lesson today looking at bones! Budding   Paleontologists or Orthopaedists? You... Read more

Larch get creative with calendars
23/11/2020

Larch have been super creative and designed their very own leaf calendars with a variation of different leaves. They look fabulous. Well done... Read more

Pyjama Day
20/11/2020

Thank you for making our Toy Stall and Pyjama Day fundraiser such a success.  We raised a total of £383.40 for our new computing equipment. Extra thanks go to Miss Allsop, the School Council and all... Read more

Odd Socks Day
16/11/2020

Today we embraced the start of anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique! The anti-bullying week theme this year is 'united against bullying'. If you want to read... Read more

Children in Need 2020
13/11/2020

Today we embraced the start of anti-bullying week by wearing odd socks to celebrate that we are all unique!The anti-bullying week theme this year is 'united against bullying'. If you want to read... Read more

Alder Artists
11/11/2020

Alder have worked really hard on their Egyptian silhouette artwork. They are now on display in the hallway outside Alder classroom looking fabulous. See the photo... Read more

"London's burning, London's burning!"
06/11/2020

The parts for this beautiful display was created by on of our Beech pupils, Saskia. Both Ash and Beech have been learning about The Great Fire of London this term and have learnt lots of songs about... Read more

Anglo Saxon Village
26/10/2020

We hope you are all having a great half term break! I just wanted to share with you the great project Larch have been working on over the last term - their Anglo Saxon Village. Their topic this term... Read more

Dance Club Finale
16/10/2020

Well done to all the girls in dance club who have spent the term working hard on their dance routine. Just a few photos below from their performance - it's a real shame we couldn't have parents in to... Read more

Internet Safety Talk
15/10/2020

Today, PC Fiona McDowell and PCSO Tim Baldwin visited the school to talk to our Year 6's about internet safety and staying safe online. The children loved it and learnt lots. Thank you Fiona and... Read more

#HelloYellow
09/10/2020

Thank you to all our pupils, staff and parents for finding that splash of yellow for today’s event in support of young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day, tomorrow. We raised a... Read more

Fun Science Holiday Club
01/10/2020

Would your child like to spend two or more days over the October half term launching rockets, mixing up potions or making their own robot?Fun Science Cheltenham are running a holiday club at... Read more

The Wonders of Woodlice
01/10/2020

Today, Ash class had some little friends to visit in their science lesson! They talked about the ideal habitat for woodlice and even sang a song about it! They used magnifying glasses to look deeper... Read more

Birthday traditions
25/09/2020

We have officially been back at school for 3 weeks now and have had a total of 8 birthdays to celebrate so far! It has been a long standing Airthrie tradition to present each child with a birthday... Read more

Let's get creative with Lego club
23/09/2020

Lego club have been getting super creative in their first couple of weeks. Last week the pupils made boats and tested them out for real on... Read more

Storytellers
21/09/2020

Today, the pupils in Ash wrote stories about their toys and shared them with each other on the carpet. Great imaginations and readings... Read more

Botanists of Airthrie
11/09/2020

Alder had a busy morning, working as scientists to dissect flowers and identify the male and female parts. Once the flowers were magnified, Alder were able to find the anther, filament, stigma and... Read more

Minibeast Adventures
10/09/2020

Today, Ash and Beech used magnifying glasses to discover as many minibeasts as they could outside. They found worms, ants, woodlouse, flies and beetles! They had so much fun exploring the trees,... Read more

Rainbow of Possibilities
09/09/2020

We were delighted to welcome back Year 5 to Alder. We spent some of the first day thinking about our hopes and possibilities for the term and year ahead. The children worked together to make a... Read more

School's Back, September 3rd - Hurrah!
31/08/2020

Further to our announcement in June that, following a great deal of planning and re-organisation of space, we  welcomed back the remaining Year-groups for the last few weeks of the Summer term, this... Read more

BBC's Re-opening Schools
28/08/2020

BBC have created a brilliant video to describe how schools will most likely be operating from September onwards. Although most of our students were welcomed back at the end of the summer term, some... Read more

Miss Allsop models PPE
03/06/2020

Our lovely pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were given a demonstration of the appearance of an adult dressed in PPE (this, following our successful fire drill using new, separate exit... Read more

Spring Chicks
22/05/2020

Summer must be on its way! Luke Andersson has shared something amazing that he found in his garden; three blue eggs in a nest and then two chicks that later hatched. They look very hungry in the... Read more

Hooray! Welcome back the first Four of our Year Groups.
19/05/2020

Airthrie is thrilled to announce our plans to re-open school on Monday 1st June 2020, which in the first instance will be for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  At the heart of our re-opening is... Read more

Ready and waiting for your return
24/04/2020

Our groundsman, Jeremy, has been working really hard re-painting lots of our play equipment and other parts of the school ready for you all to return (hopefully very soon). He has brightened up the... Read more

Saskia spends Easter supporting the NHS
17/04/2020

One of our pupils has spent her Easter break helping to make free scrubs for the NHS staff that are much needed at this time. Saskia, in Ash class, has been learning how to cut pockets and what all... Read more

Airthrie Easter residents
15/04/2020

We hope you are all having a great Easter Holiday and recuperating ready for the Summer term, most importantly staying safe. Whilst life at Airthrie has not been quite as we normally know it this... Read more

Sport Relief 2020
13/03/2020

We had a great day supporting Sport Relief in our sports gear today, raising a total of... Read more

Coronavirus: Latest Advice for Parents
13/03/2020

The health, welfare and safety of pupils and staff is the number one priority for Airthrie.  This page has been set up to provide information for anyone at the school with questions or concerns about... Read more

Netball Match
12/03/2020

Airthrie played a mixed team of U9s and U10s against Richard Pates' U10s. In the first quarter we struggled to get the ball into the circle and therefore were unable to score whilst Richard Pates... Read more

Netball Match at Kitebrook
05/03/2020

On Wednesday 4th March 2020 seven Year 5 girls went to Kitebrook School to play netball. Eleanor was the Captain and gave us top tips that we brought into the game, and we did well. We all persevered... Read more

World Book Day
05/03/2020

In celebration of World Book Day, the children dressed up as their favourite book characters; the teachers joined in the fun too! A really great effort was made by the children - can you guess who... Read more

Aspiring Authors in Cedar
04/03/2020

Cedar have written and produced the most wonderful Science fiction stories as part of their English programme this term. They have included: -A problem, a reaction & a resolution -Convincing... Read more

First Nature Quiz a Success
04/03/2020

 Well done to the Airthrie Nature Quiz team who won the first round of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Quiz against St John’s School, Cheltenham on Tuesday 3 March. The team showed excellent knowledge... Read more

Gloucestershire Schools Cross Country
02/03/2020

Congratulations go to two of our pupils who finished in the top ten of the Cheltenham Primary Schools' League.  As the final fixture was cancelled the best scores from two out of three races were... Read more

Skills Day
02/03/2020

Our Year 6 students have arrived at Dean Close School to take part in the Skills Day. They will be playing netball and hockey and are very excited to get... Read more

Oak inspired by African paintings
28/02/2020

Today, in their art lesson, Oak reproduced their own African inspired drawings in their books and then transferred them onto... Read more

Valentines Day visit from Joseph Mawle
14/02/2020

Today we had a visit from Joseph Mawle - Actor in Game of Thrones, In the Heart of the Sea, Ripper Street, Birdsong and Merlin. He came to spend some time with our Year 5 & 6 pupils and they had... Read more

Thetford Forest
13/02/2020

Four teams were involved in a mini drama session. The scene was a forest or wood with trees that could be lifelike. In the last meeting there was an opportunity to get ideas together and assign... Read more

Cross Country at Cheltenham College Prep
13/02/2020

Airthrie children began the third cross country fixture held at Cheltenham College Preparatory with enthusiasm. Megan was the first to run for the Y5 girls, running steadily for the first lap and... Read more

Cheltenham College Maths Challenge
12/02/2020

On Tuesday 4th February last week a team of Y6’s with Me, Ethan, Harriet ,Zoe and in the Y5’s Ben, Benjamin, Megan and Isla went to a maths challenge at Cheltenham college. The following challenges... Read more