September 2015 News

Harvest Assembly

We were delighted to welcome Rev Tim Mayfield, Vicar of Christ Church, and Curate, Mike Smith, as our guests on Monday this week for Harvest Festival. The two Reverends did a joint act which... Read more

Dissecting a Heart - Science Lessons in Year 6

By Wolfie Cross, Year 6 On Friday last week we dissected a sheep's heart. First we cut into the right atrium. The right atrium has thin walls and several valves that give the blood... Read more

Early School Days for our new Reception Children

The children in Form Willow have all settled very well and have greatly enjoyed their first few weeks of term. Our topic this term is ‘All about me’: this involves lots of discussion about... Read more

'Trombone' Will

Will Hall, Airthrie's trombone teacher, joined us in Assembly this morning with some of his collection of brass instruments. Our Year 3-6 pupils were delighted to have the chance to play the... Read more

Thetford Forest Meeting update 23 September 2015

Yesterday, Kingsholm Stadium at Gloucester hosted one of the Rugby World Cup games. Mrs Philp mentioned that an important first game was being played by Scotland against Japan and Gloucester's... Read more

Kielder Forest Meeting update - 23 September 2015

Following our last meeting, and at the children’s request, this week we learned some interesting facts about the roe deer. Mrs Elliott shared some information with the children and then they... Read more

Computing in Cedar

We have recently updated some of our technology and this afternoon pupils in Form Cedar were excited to be the first class in School to use our brand new computers. They children worked in pairs... Read more

Wentwood Forest - 30 September

This week a visit to the animal shelter in Cheltenham with gifts of food for the resident animals who do not have secure homes. A HUGE thank you to parents who supported our project. The... Read more

Paper Art

The Tuesday Art Club children have enjoyed experimenting with paper sculpture this term. Their challenge was to create an interesting pattern/picture using paper and glue. I think you will... Read more

Form Cedar's 'Explosive' Morning

Our Year 3 pupils were learning about volcanoes in their Science lesson this week. We found out why they occur and looked at the structure of a composite volcano. We watched a video of an... Read more

New Ties for Year 6 Pupils

In Assembly this week we were delighted to present all of our older pupils with their new, exclusive to Year 6,... Read more

Midlands Region ISA Art Competition 2015

A small selection of artwork that some of our children created last year has been entered into the Independent Schools' Association Midlands' Art Competition. This competition is held... Read more

Thetford Forest - Meeting 9 September 2015

It was a warm welcome to the new members of Thetford Forest who were introduced to the other pupils and the Year 6 pupils were also welcomed to their new role as Pineleaders. Our motto... Read more

Kielder Forest - Meeting update 9 September 2015

This week Kielder Forest held their first Forest meeting of this academic year. To start the meeting I introduced myself and welcomed the new members to Kielder Forest - it really is lovely to... Read more

Wentwood Forest - Meeting Update 9 September

Our meeting commenced at 8:50am in the Beech Den and after our formal greetings the Treefects welcomed their groups. The photograph shows Amber welcoming new Wentie member, Holly. Edward... Read more

LAMDA Examinations - Results

Acting Entry Level Charlotte Adshead-Curnock - 90 Pass with Distinction Introductory Stage One Rudy Bishop - 70 Pass with Merit Poppy Stanbury - 77 Pass with Merit Emma... Read more

Music Exam Results

My congratulations to some of our Year 6 leavers on their excellent music exam results awarded over the summer. Singing Grade 1 Sophie Shilling - Merit - 120 Lucy Brookes - Merit -... Read more

The "Principals" of Hair Care!

Mrs Sullivan is reminding pupils that during the School day their beautiful long hair should be tied back and certainly not in their eyes. Some older pupils then enjoyed a quick training... Read more

Welcome back everyone!

Term begins on Thursday 3rd September 2015 and we look forward to welcoming pupils and parents refreshed and ready for the new term. The school day will now run as follows: pupils in school at... Read more

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