March 2019 News

Swimming Gala

Results from the Key Stage 2 Swimming Gala held 22 March 2019.Year 3 - 1 Width Individual Freestyle 1st - Millie2nd - Harris3rd - AlexaYear 4 - 1 Length Individual Freestyle1st - Sophie2nd - Ben3rd -... Read more

Good Character Traits

At Monday’s assembly on character we thought about 20 good character traits and 'Which one would you like to be?'.  Pupils will stick their photograph onto a paper frame and select which character... Read more

Informal Music Concert

Thanks to Parents and other family members who joined us for our recent Informal Music Concert.  Well done to all pupils who participated and entertained us with so many musical renditions, both... Read more

Oh Dylan!

In Nursery we've enjoyed reading the story of Dylan the duckling and then painting his portrait!  The children's lovely artwork will be on display later... Read more

Welcome to Speckles, Tigger and Ebony

Following a recent suggestion by School Council members, our new pets (a shubunkin, a goldfish and a Black Moor goldfish) were welcomed to school today.  Staff at The Aquatic Habitat explained... Read more


STEM Club pupils have designed and constructed HEXBUG habitats in STEM Club using a variety of materials and techniques.Also, the pupils really enjoyed creating some magnet-powered Lego... Read more

Au Revoir to 'Rev Tim'

On Monday, very sadly, we said 'au revoir' and celebrated the last 15 years during which we, as a school, have had the pleasure of visits from Rev Tim of Christ Church.  He entertained us always with... Read more

Saturday's Science and Engineering Competition

Written by Sophie, Oscar, Dylan and Lara  (Year 6 pupils)Last Saturday, Oscar, Dylan, Lara and I went to the King's Science and Engineering competition.  When everyone arrived in a big assembly hall... Read more

Comic Relief - Red Nose Day

The cake sale was a resounding success after school last Friday - thanks to those of you who baked and donated such scrumptious cakes.  Great selling skills were on display by our budding Year 3... Read more

Willow's Easter Garden

During their RE lesson Mr Medhurst has worked with our Reception pupils to create a lovely Easter-themed garden.  Using a range of resources the children thoroughly enjoyed recreating the setting for... Read more

Keep Britain Tidy

Airthrie have registered for the Great British Spring Clean initiative.  To quote from the official 'Keep Britain Tidy' website:"We are calling on litter heroes from across the country to help... Read more

Easter News at Airthrie

As the period of Lent commenced on 6 March (for some a period of personal sacrifice in the six weeks leading up to Easter) we thought it might be an appropriate time to think about those families... Read more

Visite au restaurant L'Artisan pour manger les crêpes

What a lovely welcome we received at the French restaurant, L'Artisan.  Pupils answered questions about themselves in French and named (in French) all of the items they would need to make pancakes,... Read more


On Friday 15th February, Year 5 pupils visited SkillZONE in Gloucester.   We were faced with many different interactive, health and safety scenarios and learnt how to stay safe.  It was a really... Read more

What Can I See?

The Art Club children have explored what they can actually see in their own still life work before completing a mixed media representation of a Matisse still life.  Over the course of the term they... Read more

U10 Netball

Airthrie's U10 Netball team were delighted to win their match against Richard Pate's on Wednesday this week.  Jemima was chosen by the Richard Pate team as our best player and Kieran, by their... Read more

Netball and Hockey Skills Day

We walked to Dean Close at 9 o'clock for a talk about what we would be doing throughout the day and then we went to the astro and the girls went to the netball court.  We started off with a physical... Read more

Sit Tight and Read for World Book Day

Traditionally, World Book Day has been an opportunity for children to show their love of reading by dressing-up as their favourite book character.  However, at Airthrie today children and staff have... Read more

Rocket Art

Inspiration was taken from the artist Peter Thorpe's work by Year 2 children to create their own rocket art.  Using simple, clear shapes and bold colours they have developed their painting skills in... Read more

Gases in the Air

Written by Anna and Harriet (Year 5 pupils)On the last Tuesday in February, Year 5 pupils went to a Science talk at the Parabola Arts' Centre to learn about Gases in the Air.  There were lots of... Read more

Mardi Gras and Crêpes

In Year 5's French lessons we have been discussing Mardi Gras and crêpes.  Pupils described their favourite pancake fillings and then we developed this into pancake eating with:du miel. du chocolat.... Read more

Fairtrade Fortnight and making samosas at Waitrose

As part of their Topic on India, recently, Larch pupils had the opportunity to visit the Demo Studio at Waitrose to make Samosas and a tasty raita dip.  This was followed by a trip around the aisles... Read more

Cross Country - Final Race of the Season

The final race of the Cheltenham Primary School's league was run last Thursday on the St Edward's Preparatory School fields.  The course is undulating and tests the runners with its long... Read more

Update - Junior Schools' Art Exhibition 2019

Update 5 March:  We are very pleased to report that we have two Airthrie prize-winners:Callan Wood - Year 1. Poppy Bell - Year 3. Many congratulations to you... Read more

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