October 2015 News

Prek Svay send a Thank You.

Following the Harvest collection for Prek Svay school in the North of Koh Rong, a small archipelago of islands off the coast of Cambodia, Ben Thorne the Project Director of the Song Saa... Read more

Measuring in Cedar

Form Cedar have spend two weeks exploring the relationship between units of measure: kilometres, metres, centimetres and millimetres. Yesterday the children enjoyed a practical session... Read more

Oxford Museum of Natural History Outing

Last week, pupils in Form Cedar learned many interesting facts about rocks during our visit to the Oxford Museum of Natural History. We were shown a Stone Age hand axe from 40,000 years ago. We... Read more

Year 5 Outing to the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2015

On Thursday 7th October, Year Five pupils attended a poetry event at The Cheltenham Literature Festival in Imperial Gardens. It was National Poetry Day and we were off to see Paul Cookson, a... Read more

The Great Fire of London

During their recent Art lessons, Form Beech discussed the architecture of Tudor homes found in London in 1666 and then experimented with pencil and charcoal in their sketch books; they then... Read more

European Languages Day' 2015

On Wednesday 7 October we celebrated European Day of Languages at Airthrie. Mrs Dale would like to thank pupils, parents and staff for their enormous enthusiasm! Each Form selected a country... Read more

Pottery Workshop - 2015

Last Friday, we were once again delighted to welcome Mr Neil Alcock from the Vineyard Pottery to Airthrie to work with the Year 6 children. The Pottery Workshop began with a discussion... Read more

Our Viewpoint - Illusion and Surrealism in Print

The children in Year 4 used viewfinders to select and sketch their favourite elements from a range of Illusion and Surrealist artwork; paintings, street-art, etc. Next they produced a print... Read more

The 'Red' Onion

If you study them closely, winter vegetables can be a beauty to behold due to their vibrant colours and/or strong ringed patterns. Even a simple onion can reveal purples, pinks, blues, greys and... Read more

Hockey News - October 2015

Last week the school hockey team played their first fixture of the season against Rendcomb College. This was a very equal match at the start of a new season. At half-time the score was 0-0 and... Read more

Local Fire-Fighters visit Year 2

Pupils in Form Beech were delighted when fire-fighters from our local fire station visited Airthrie School on Thursday last week. We had a very thorough exploration of their fire engine,... Read more

Print Workshop

Three of our talented Year 5 artists attended a Print Workshop at Cheltenham College Preparatory School last Friday. We joined children from other local schools and throughout the day... Read more

'European' Forest Meetings

As it's European Languages' Day at Airthrie School, pupils from all Forest groups joined together for our Forest meetings this morning. Our task was to be creative using autumn foliage... Read more

Form Poplar's Pyramids (and Alder's!)

The Year 5 pupils were set a homework task to design and make a pyramid in a medium of their choice. I have been overwhelmed by the fantastic variety of pyramid structures which arrived on... Read more

Dallington Forest Update - September 2015

At our recent meeting on 16 September we enjoyed looking at photographs of the Queen during her 60 year reign. Then we joined with the children in Thetford Forest to sing the National Anthem... Read more

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