February 2014 News

LAMDA Preparations
27/02/2014

Our preparations for the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) examinations which take place on 15/16 March are going well and I am very proud. LAMDA is the UK's largest... Read more

Rainy Days with Renoir
27/02/2014

After all the recent rain the Art Club children studied the figures in Pierre-Auguste Renoir's painting 'Les Parapluies' (The Umbrellas). After sketching their chosen figure they mixed poster... Read more

Animal Adventures
26/02/2014

All pupils had the thrill of welcoming new residents to the Airthrie menagerie: 4 bantams and two guinea fowl arrived on Sunday evening and greeted the pupils bright and early on Monday with... Read more

The Story of Joseph
26/02/2014

Continuing our Bible storytelling sessions, this morning we once again welcomed the 'Open the Book' team from Christ Church to share the story of Joseph and 'not a lot of brotherly love!'. ... Read more

Origami in the 'Forest'
26/02/2014

Mrs Drury and I were delighted to see such co-operation between our older and younger Forest members when Dallington joined Thetford at the Forest meeting yesterday. We had a rather artistic... Read more

World Book Day at Airthrie
26/02/2014

All pupils are invited to come to school dressed as a book character or title on: World Book Day - Thursday 6 March Also, please feel free to bring along a book you have really... Read more

Fascinating Florence Nightingale
13/02/2014

Year 2 pupils have been learning all about Florence Nightingale. We borrowed a Resource Box from The Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum which, amongst the many Victorian artefacts,... Read more

Smashing Smoothies for Anzac
13/02/2014

Congratulations to our enterprising Year 5 pupils. THEY HAVE RAISED AN INCREDIBLE £200.68 in a week. What a super breaktime we've all enjoyed in the garden this morning. Such... Read more

Chess Update
13/02/2014

We were very happy to host pupils from Christ Church School last week for our latest chess competition. We played very well and I am extremely proud of the progress our players are making this... Read more

Cheltenham's Caryatids
13/02/2014

As part of our Local Area Studies Work we are planning to take the Year 5 children on various local walks to investigate some of the history, architecture and geography of Cheltenham. ... Read more

What a Waste!
12/02/2014

You can imagine the fun! Year 4 have just had a 'very' practical Smelly Science lesson making, wait for it... 'poo'! We saw how food passes from the mouth, through the... Read more

Calling all Wenties!
12/02/2014

At our next Forest meeting (the first Tuesday after half-term - 25th February) I would be very grateful if each Wentie would bring a tin of food so that I may take them to the Food Bank as a happy... Read more

Who's the Guilty Party - The Pied Piper or The Mayor?!?
12/02/2014

A lively debate ensued in Year 5 this morning. The pupils broke-off into several groups, namely, 'parents whose children had left', 'rats who had escaped', 'shopkeepers', and 'teachers'.... Read more

Weaving Wonders in Year 1
12/02/2014

In Form Ash we have been exploring weaving this half term. We have made paper weaving mats and then used different materials to weave onto paper plates. We have even created our own St... Read more

Super Swimming Stars
11/02/2014

Eve, Form Alder, has recently had a wonderful success in swimming ... Eve took part in the Gloucestershire County Swimming Gala and qualified for the 50m Freestyle race where she was seeded 12th... Read more

Prayers today ..........
10/02/2014

Prayers this morning was led by the Reverend Tim Mayfield from Christ Church. The children listened intently as he told, and animated, the story of Jacob, his son Joseph and his brothers; he... Read more

Hockey Clubs' U'10s Boys' Festival
10/02/2014

Once again our young hockey squad members excelled themselves at a local hockey tournament. This was held on Sunday 9th February at Cheltenham College and involved a round-robin tournament between... Read more

Airthrie's Got Talent
06/02/2014

Year 5 are hoping to continue supporting The Jane Goodall Trust and, in particular, 'their' chimpanzee, Anzac for another year. Some pupils suggested that the children stage their own... Read more

Chinese New Year in Nursery
06/02/2014

There has been a celebratory atmosphere in Acorn as we have marked the Chinese New Year. The children were very creative making Chinese lanterns using marbling inks and tissue paper. On the... Read more

Tom's Midnight Garden Workshop
06/02/2014

Today we were delighted to welcome to School Ellen Mills, Director with The Birmingham Stage Co (London) Ltd, whose production of Tom's Midnight Garden entertained the Year 5 and 6 pupils two weeks... Read more

Netball Report by Lucy, Pippa and Maddie
06/02/2014

On 15th January we played a match against St James' School. The final score was 7-4 to Airthrie! It was a very exciting game with lots of passing, snatching and scoring. St James' played... Read more

Football Report - 23.1.14
06/02/2014

Unfortunately, our recent away form continued with a loss at Gardner's Lane. At half-time it remained close - 2-1 to the home team - a first goal for Ben. However, during the second half we ran... Read more

Indian Architecture
06/02/2014

After collecting observational sketches of some of the architecture found in India, the pupils in Forms Spruce and Larch translated one of their building outlines into a silhouette (impeccable... Read more

Swimming Stars
05/02/2014

In my role as Key Stage 1 Co-ordinator, today I took the opportunity to visit Cheltenham Ladies' College Pool to observe our Year 1 and 2 pupils in action. I was very proud to... Read more

Images of Medusa
05/02/2014

We focused on line shape and detail when sketching pictures of Medusa's head. The pictures from our Year 3 Art lesson are on display in the corridor outside Form Cedar if you would like to take... Read more

Are you as tall as a King Penguin?
05/02/2014

...Willow pupils weren't! They all had fun comparing themselves to our life-size penguin drawing (thank you Hannah!). Lincoln was the closest. Sam used collage materials to create the lovely... Read more

Baking Polar Bears!
05/02/2014

In conclusion to our Polar topic this half-term, pupils in Form Willow have enjoyed making and decorating some polar bear cupcakes. We hope all parents enjoyed eating their frosty creations -... Read more

'Open the Book'
05/02/2014

It was time, once again, for the children in Forms Willow to Cedar to 'Open the Book' and hear a story all about Abraham. In our Assembly this morning the Bible story was brought to life by... Read more

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