May 2014 News

Creepy Crawly Caterpillars

Form Willow Reception pupils have been investigating mini-beasts with great enthusiasm and this week we enjoyed some very practical work. (Looking at the photographs Year 3 were a little more... Read more

WWII Posters

To enhance their 'Topic' studies this term, our Year 6 pupils have enjoyed re-creating these striking WWII propaganda posters. Using a variety of resources the finished results clearly... Read more

French Smoothies!

Pupils in Forms Alder and Poplar took part in some delicious smoothie tasting this morning. The Year 5 children had written their own smoothie recipes (in French. of course) and then... Read more

Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts - Results

Drama Results Merit - 75-79 Distinction - 80-84 Honours - 85+ CONGRATULATIONS to all of our young performers. We are delighted to announce that Imogen (pictured... Read more

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

We are delighted to announce that Airthrie School has been awarded one of the first certificates from the RSCDS Dance Scottish Accreditation Scheme. The accreditation scheme has a set of... Read more

Latest News - We are officially 'Outstanding'

We are delighted to receive our Government Ofsted report as a result of a formal inspection carried out 2 weeks ago. The report describes Airthrie as an OUTSTANDING SCHOOL having achieved... Read more

Composting with Chris Beardshaw!

We had a very special visitor in School today: Year 3 (Form Cedar) were delighted to welcome Mr Chris Beardshaw into their Science lesson where he shared some extremely fascinating facts... Read more

Reports on Swim Gala v St Edward's

Some of our Year 3 competitors give us their thoughts on the Swim Gala held on Tuesday 6 May. I felt a bit nervous because we were racing against two other schools. I did the front crawl in two... Read more

Rounders' Match Report by Lucy Brookes, Maddie Jones and Pippa Little

Rounders Match v Rendcomb. On Wednesday May 7th, the Year 5 and 6 rounder’s team went to Farnley Field and played a great match. We batted first as we lost the coin toss. In the first... Read more

Thetford Forest Meeting - 6 May 2014

At our meeting yesterday Thetford children were told about the many May Day traditions held all over England and especially in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. I reminisced about a... Read more

May Day Morris Dancing Video - 6 May 2014

On May Day, our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils talked about general May traditions such as may pole dancing and the origins of Folk Dancing (and Morris Men - which, as you can see, they fully embraced... Read more

Wentwood Forest Meeting - 6 May 2014

Wentwood members assembled happily in our 'Forest den' (Form Beech) to discuss the wonderful visit we arranged for all Airthrie Forests to meet Vivian (the partially-sighted lady) and her... Read more

Kielder Forest Meeting - 6 May 2014

Our meeting started with a 'warm welcome back' and a lively discussion about the fun things the children had been up to over the Bank Holiday weekend. We continued the meeting by... Read more

Recent LAMDA Examinations - DISTINCTION for ALL

I am truly delighted to report that ALL of our candidates received the Top Award of DISTINCTION for the LAMDA examinations taken during the weekend of 15/16 March. Many,... Read more

Lunchtime Fun at Farnley Field

Year 5 and 6 pupils pictured earlier today enjoying their weekly lunchtime fun football and free-play session on Farnley... Read more

Hercules - Latest Photographs

We are delighted to report that Hercules (the rescued duckling) is going from strength-to-strength. We see that he has upgraded his 'bath' - very... Read more

OFSTED Inspection

On Monday afternoon we received a telephone call advising us that we would be having a three-day, Government OFSTED Inspection commencing the following morning, Tuesday 29th April. ... Read more

'Hercules' the Duck

We are very pleased to report that under Miss Creed's excellent 'nursing' care the newly named Hercules is thriving and even finding time to have a little swim in his bowl of water. He seemed... Read more

Art Club Spring Display

Spring Term saw the Art Club pupils (Years 3-5) enjoy developing their sketching skills. They also learned about watercolour techniques and effects to create some amazingly bright and fresh... Read more

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