September 2018 News

Reading Buddies

A very pleasing start for our lunch-time Reading Buddies Club.  We had a huge amount of interest from Year 6 pupils to work alongside Year 2-3 pupils and I am delighted to report that we actually... Read more

Junior Choir

What a delightful Junior Choir session at lunch-time today in the Garden Room with our new Head of Music, Mr Stephen Parham-Connolly.  The Year 3-6 pupils are gradually learning vocal techniques and... Read more

Swimming Gala - 25 September 2018

Last Tuesday's three way swimming gala at St Edward's with The Richard Pate School  was the first competition for some of Airthrie's swimmers and they showed no sign of nerves.  A special mention to... Read more

Harvest Collection

Our thanks for the contributions so far following yesterday's Harvest service in Prayers with Rev Tim.  Donations are still welcome until the end of this week so please send any further contributions... Read more

Celebration Assembly - 25 September 2018

Callan - awarded a Blue Peter Sports Badge for Hockey. Ben - GWR Steam Museum certificate - pulled the levers and followed the procedures in the signal box to allow The Royal Train to Paddington to... Read more

La Jolie Ronde

We are delighted to announce that Moira Jallow-Vulart, a new licensee with La Jolie Ronde, will be taking over the lunchtime language lessons at Airthrie following the departure of Mrs... Read more

Yo, Ho, Ho!

Yesterday, Airthrie embraced the annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Many timbers were shivered, planks walked and sea-shanties sung in our Music lessons.  So great to have a fun theme... Read more

Thetford Forest - 19 September 2018

Our new Year 6 Pineleaders were welcomed to their new roles along with our other new members (including Miss Chloe Allsop who will be our Forest helper).  The children were shown the progress of the... Read more

Rugby Masterclass 2018

Several Airthrie boys had a brilliant afternoon last Wednesday at a Rugby Masterclass.  They had the opportunity to learn new skills and experience coaching by Gloucester rugby players, as well as... Read more

Hockey and Rugby Skills Day 2018

"Being taught hockey for the whole day was a magical experience and it was such a pleasure to meet and make new friends from different schools",  Arabella (Year 6)  "It was a really fun day of... Read more

Kielder Forest - Update

Welcome back!  It was our first meeting of the new school year and it was lovely to welcome the new Kielder members (adults and children) and to let you all know that Miss Marion Morris is now joint... Read more

Airthrie's new 'minibuses'

During the summer break we made the decision to replace our 17 seater minibus with two 9 seater vehicles.  We look forward to using these for many of our offsite outings including sports matches,... Read more

Celebration Assembly - 18 September 2018

Struan - Star of the Week for settling in so well, excellent work and making lots of new friends. George - Green Blue Peter badge for a picture of a praying mantis (nature viewers). Harris - 2 km run... Read more

Reminder - Photo Day

Remember to wear your blazers!  (See Mrs Jackson's letter in the 17 September email for full... Read more

Footprints from the Past

Pupils in Cedar have been very busy sorting dinosaur facts from dinosaur myths.  Initially working in groups the children enjoyed sharing  the new information they have acquired with the rest of... Read more

Winning Entries - Play Area Murals

A lovely array of paintings and drawings were received in the School Office in response to our request for artwork for our competition to design images for the new garden play area.  I am delighted... Read more

Autumn with Vincent Van Gogh

Les Alyscamps was the inspiration for another Art Club session.  A range of media was used including pencil for composition layout followed by paint and oil pastels for layering and texture.The... Read more

Let's Go Wild

The Art Club children took their time recreating the other half of a wild animal's portrait.  They looked closely at pattern, composition, detail and texture for each of their chosen animals.They... Read more

Learning the Haka

While swimming lessons are currently off the syllabus as we await the completion of the refurbishment of the Cheltenham Ladies' College pool, our Year 1 - 6 pupils are enjoying learning about... Read more

Drama Fun in Acorn

A lively session in Nursery yesterday morning, 'building big tall towers which then fall down' and 'being cheeky monkeys'.  Thank you, Mr... Read more

Kambia District Foundation

We had a thought-provoking talk in Prayers yesterday from Helen Mackinnon who works for the Kambia District Foundation.  This foundation strives continually to make improvements for the community in... Read more

Celebration Assembly 11 September 2018

Anna, Harriet, Sophia and Harris - received Blue Peter badges for recreating the Blue Peter Wing Walker Challenge. Carys - Completed the Junior Great North Run (5km). Amelia - Made a super scrapbook... Read more

New Garden Play Area - Update

Good progress has been made during the summer.  As well as completing the main internal play structures we have now introduced all of the shock-absorbing safety surface and the bright blue no-mow... Read more

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