March 2018 News

Easter craft in Year 1

Happy Easter to all Year 1 children from Mrs Wilshaw and Mrs Derounian.  We've enjoyed seeing your bright and beautiful chick paintings on the classroom wall and we hope you enjoy your Easter... Read more

Easter Tree

Thank you to so many of our pupils who embraced wholeheartedly the idea of our Easter tree by bringing such beautifully decorated eggs to place on its branches.  This morning, during the whole... Read more

Fantasy Castles and Optical Illusions

This term children in Art Club have experimented with different media to create some intricate and fantastical castles.  They have developed their brush strokes, blending of media and paid close... Read more


In RE lessons this week we have been looking at the Easter story and have discussed what Christians believe Jesus did to save them.  We acted out some scenes focusing on Jesus' miracles such as... Read more

Sport Relief

Thank you, parents and pupils, for joining in with our energetic 'Wake and Shake' last Friday morning to raise funds in aid of the Sport Relief charity.  Mr Williams will be sending £175.89 their... Read more

Kouign-Amann Pastries

Huge thanks to Mr Hellerstein for bringing such delicious pastries to our Year 1 French lesson.  We are very lucky to have a chocolatier and baker making these wonderful items for our children to... Read more

Baking for Secondary1st

Some of our Year 6 boys (Henry, William, Harry, Enzo, and Toby) are due our admiration for raising an incredible £2880* for cancer charity, Secondary1st.  They baked an enormous amount of cakes (with... Read more

Anderson Shelters

In the last History Club of term we joined forces with Construction Club to complete our study of the impact of WWII on the home front. We looked at the Anderson shelter and learnt that... Read more

Celebration Assembly - Tuesday 27 March

Year 5 and 6 pupils were awarded certificates for enthusiastic participation during last week's French residential activity and language visit to Maison Claire Fontaine.  They had an amazing time and... Read more

Hockey Tournament Results

Results from the Junior Hockey Tournament which took place at Malvern St James on Wednesday 14 March 2018Pool Matchesv Beaudesert Park - lost 0-3v Moor Park - drew 0-0v The Downs - lost 0-5Second... Read more

Rationing - History Club

We continued with the WWII theme in History Club last week as we investigated rationing.  Watching videos about the rationing of food, clothing and other items gave us lots to think about.  Before... Read more

British National Tumbling - on the Elite Pathway!

Huge congratulations to Lilly (Year 5) who has been invited to compete at FIG level National Tumbling in Sheffield this June.  The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for... Read more

Celebration Assembly - 20 March 2018

With the majority of our Year 5 and 6 pupils in France this week, it was a slightly smaller Celebration Assembly this morning, however, we came together to celebrate the following pupils'... Read more

Swim Gala - Key Stage 2

Last Friday Airthrie pupils participated in our annual school Swimming Gala at the Cheltenham Ladies' College pool.  Year 3-6 swimmers competed in individual and team events and this was the first... Read more

Secondary School places awarded for 2018 intake

Some very pleasing offers for our Year 6 pupils for September 2018 secondary schools.A total of 10 scholarships were offered, including Art at Rendcomb College and King's, Gloucester; Academic... Read more

Thinus Delport - Rugby at Airthrie

Last Thursday Airthrie children and staff were extremely fortunate to be visited by Thinus Delport.  Thinus is an international Rugby Union superstar who graced the rugby field for top flight clubs... Read more

SkillZONE and Exploring Gloucester

By Grace Nunnerley (Year 5) and Mrs Houghton-BrownOn Tuesday last week,Year 5 pupils went on an outing to SkillZONE in Gloucester.  SkillZONE is where you learn how to keep safe with things you do in... Read more

Informal Music Concert

What a confident, talented, multi-instrumentalist assortment of musicians we have at Airthrie! Thank you to the performers from Years 3-6 who entertained us playing and singing over thirty songs; to... Read more

Dylan the Spring Chick

In Nursery we are enjoying the story 'Oh Dylan!' and our young pupils have painted pictures of the spring chick.  The children have looked very closely at his colours and shape and all of their... Read more

Latin Lessons with Minimus

Year 5 are having great fun in our Latin lessons studying the lives of a Roman family (through the eyes of Minimus the storytelling mouse) that lived in Britain near Hadrian's Wall two thousand years... Read more

Samosas, Parathas and Fairtrade Products

When we walked into Waitrose we went through the café and into their cookery studio.  There were three chefs: Connor, Emma and Helen.  There was a lot of cooking equipment on their shelves.  Emma... Read more

Celebration Assembly - Tuesday 13 March

Charlotte, Poppy, Sophie and Sienna - netball. Netball team - awarded certificates for excellent teamwork. Grace - history of Cheltenham PowerPoint presentation. Ben - cross country race. Dylan - St... Read more

Making gifts for our Mummies in Nursery

Our Nursery pupils painted terracotta pots and planted them with violas as a gift for Mothering Sunday last... Read more

Decorate an Egg for our Easter Tree

Thank you for the eggs already placed on the tree.  We hope to see lots more added before the Easter break!New this spring!  All pupils are invited to decorate an egg to hang on Airthrie's Easter... Read more

Cross Country - Race 4 Report

The 4th round of the Cheltenham District Cross Country Competition took place last Thursday, 8 March.  This was the final race of the academic year and although there were two hills and snow on the... Read more

History Club - Exploring Evacuation

Last week in History Club we investigated the evacuation of children during WWII.  We began the session by watching a BBC video about a woman called Betty who, during the war, was a young child... Read more

Preparatory Schools' Indoor Netball Festival

This year Airthrie were able to take two teams to the U11 Preparatory Schools' Indoor Netball Festival held last Friday at Cheltenham College. Each team played five friendly matches of eight... Read more

Kielder Forest - Mothering Sunday

At last week's meeting the Kielder children enjoyed talking about their mums and what they do for them.  In readiness for Mothering Sunday yesterday the children took great care decorating paper... Read more

Collaborative Science - Years 2 and 6

Beech children have been working in pairs with the Year 6 pupils to create habitats as part of their Science work.  Designs ranged from rainforests and oceans to nocturnal scenes.  It was satisfying... Read more

Thetford Meeting - 7 March 2018

On a beautiful sunny morning yesterday our four Pine groups were challenged to hunt for over 200 pine cones which had been hidden in the garden.  Next, the children had to search for twelve garden... Read more

Biddy the Lamb visits Larch

Our thanks to Mrs O'Connor who very kindly brought her pet lamb, Biddy, to show to our Year 4 pupils on Tuesday this week.  Biddy is a breed of sheep called a Cotswold (brought to the UK by the... Read more

Titanic Model

Pictured is a super model made at home and brought in to school for our Show and Tell session.  Well... Read more

Celebration Assembly - 6 March 2018

The children are now learning a celebration song to sing at the end of every Celebration Assembly.  The lyrics to 'Come on and celebrate' are below if you would like to practise at home.Come on and... Read more

Topic News in Beech

Recently, our Year 2 pupils enjoyed an afternoon exploring artefacts from the 1800s and 1900s.  They re-enacted life in Victorian times with a particular emphasis on trade, skills and tools during... Read more

Easter Craft Club at Airthrie

Following the success of the Christmas craft day last year we are looking forward to running a similar event for Easter and booking forms have been given to all pupils.  We hope you can come along to... Read more

Snow update - Friday 2 March 2018

In light of the ongoing weather conditions and treacherous road surfaces, I am writing to confirm that Airthrie will be CLOSED today. Take care and we will see you all on... Read more

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