March 2015 News

A birthday in Prayers

Term ended today at 12 noon with our traditional closing Prayers. Children whose birthdays fall on Mondays are accustomed to receiving a cake and rendition of 'Happy Birthday' during... Read more

A Purr-fect Performance!

A group of our Year 4-6 pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience of visiting The London Palladium yesterday to watch the matinee performance of Cats. They were delighted to be up close to... Read more

Kielder Forest Meeting - Tuesday 17 March

Yesterday morning the Kielder children were welcomed to their meeting by the sounds of "Spring" by Vivaldi. We then talked about the changes in the world during Spring time - daffodils, buds on... Read more

Dallington Forest Meeting - 17 March

Dallington Forest members would like to raise money for 'Maggie's' (a caring centre based at The Lodge for cancer sufferers and their families). All of our children will receive a tube of... Read more

Easter Experience 2015

Christ Church invited our KS2 pupils to 'Experience Easter' last week in a 75 minute event in which the children could explore six stations around the church, each one being part of the Holy... Read more

KS2 Swimming Gala - Monday 23 March

I am delighted to announce the winners for our Key Stage 2 Swim Gala which took place on Monday at the Cheltenham Ladies' College Pool. Year 6 1st Eve Heeley 2nd Beth Willicott 3rd... Read more

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

As a result of the "What's next?" display, the Art Club children learnt about George Seurat (French artist 1859-1891) and Pointillism. They each re-created a section of the painting using oil... Read more

Wentwood Forest Meeting - 17 March

Our Wentwood meeting heralded an Easter theme with an Easter hat parade. Lisa was our honoured judge and the Wenties who chose to make or decorate their hats paraded down the 'catwalk' to a... Read more

French Drama at The Bacon Theatre

Last week some of our Year 6 pupils spent the afternoon at The Bacon Theatre watching a French Drama performance. Ella and Sam tell us all about it: "The whole play was in French. The... Read more

Academic news from Year 6

We are the point in the academic year when we congratulate all our Year 6 pupils who have shown motivation and resilience during their preparation both in and out of school for the examination... Read more

Airthrie Cross Country success keeps on running .........!

Yesterday saw the final race of this year's Cross Country season. Airthrie School was well represented by runners hoping to achieve success both for the team and as individuals. And they did... Read more

Science Project - Year 4

Congratulations to Erin for her outstanding Winter Science homework. Year 4 pupils are studying the seasons in a chosen environment (maybe in their back garden, or a local park) and Erin... Read more

Comic Relief Fund-raising

Thank you everyone - the total raised in school for Comic Relief is £354.96 (this includes proceeds from selling red noses and a £20 online donation from a parent who was particularly impressed... Read more

Dance and Drama Workshop - Saturday 7 March

Last Saturday, 17 of our young performers greatly enjoyed a bright and bubbly time. Our theme was 'FILMS' and 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' was our highlighted presentation. The performance worked so... Read more

Netball Match v Cheltenham College

Two teams travelled to Cheltenham College Sports Hall yesterday to play netball. Our A team (Year 6 pupils) played well throughout their match with a strong defence meaning the ball... Read more

Swimming News - Congratulations, Eve!

Eve had another busy weekend swimming at the Gloucestershire County Swimming Championships at GL1 in Gloucester. She qualified for 4 events and achieved the following: 400 Freestyle -... Read more

Kielder Forest Meeting - 3 March 2015

On Tuesday this week the Kielder children enjoyed watching a short video about tawny owls. They discussed what they had learnt from the video, then, linking in with World Book Day this week they... Read more

Thetford Forest Meeting 3 March 2015

Q: Who is this waiting for the Thetford Forest members to arrive complete with a daffodil head-dress and holding a Welsh doll in national costume to mark St David's Day!? We spoke about the... Read more

Football News - 8 Goal Thriller!

We were 3-0 down against Gotherington and it seemed as though it would be a long 40 minutes but... to my delight, the team pulled themselves together and started to fight back. A goal from... Read more

Visit to Caerleon

Form Cedar visited a crisp and clear Caerleon yesterday. The exciting and informative day was fast moving and most enjoyable. We started in the workshops led by the Caerleon team, where... Read more

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