March 2014 News

Breaktime Builders
27/03/2014

This morning's breaktime saw two budding architects from Form Cedar building themselves a grand Lego throne. They were keen to photograph themselves sitting in their... Read more

LAMDA Examinations
27/03/2014

[London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art] Several enthusiastic young Airthrie pupils arrived at the University of Gloucestershire (Park Campus) over the weekend of 15/16 March to take... Read more

Wentwood Forest - Kindness Weekend
27/03/2014

Over the weekend of 15/16 March Wentwood Forest held a KINDNESS WEEKEND. Each young Wentie performed a kind deed at their home. There was no money involved - the deeds came from the kindness of... Read more

K'Nex Challenge Final
26/03/2014

Yesterday, Lisette and Emily (Year 5) took time out from School to take part in the Final of the Gloucestershire K'Nex Championship. Both girls received a certificate for their achievements. ... Read more

I love my Mummy because...
26/03/2014

...she gives me cuddles ...she plays Monopoly with me ...she gives me bubble baths ...she gives me kisses ...she snuggles up to me ...she keeps me warm ...she opens the... Read more

Cheese Scones at Waitrose
26/03/2014

Year 4 pupils walked to Waitrose yesterday where they looked around the store and carried out research on various food products. They then had a great session in the Cookery School... Read more

School Council on the Catwalk
26/03/2014

Following recent School Council meetings the members were keen to demonstrate to the rest of the School the way Airthrie pupils should always wear their School uniform. The 'models' took to... Read more

'Robotic' Materials
26/03/2014

For our Science Topic this term, Form Ash has been learning about different materials. This has involved lots of fun discovering how certain properties can be useful for different purposes. ... Read more

'Fagin and Nancy' visit Airthrie...
26/03/2014

A rousing start to our Wednesday assembly. We welcomed stars from the Dean Close School production of Oliver: Nancy (aka Amy age 16) and Fagin (aka Laurence age 15) joined us... Read more

Football v Gotherington
26/03/2014

Our final game of the season was a thriller. At half-time we were 1-0 up thanks to a Oscar Althorp-Gormlay goal. We then went 2-0 up thanks to a goal from Harry Charalambous. Unfortunately,... Read more

Wake & Shake for Sport Relief
21/03/2014

Pupils, parents, staff - everyone joined in the Wake and Shake session run by Mr. Medhurst this morning at 8.30am in aid of Sport Relief. Everybody was put through their paces to the strains of... Read more

Airthrie Aqua Antics!!
21/03/2014

On a very busy sporting Thursday (20th March 2014) a group of Year 5 and Year 6 swimmers who had volunteered for the squad swam against a team from The Cheltenham Ladies’ College of Year 7 and 8... Read more

Airthrie crowned Cross Country District Champions
21/03/2014

At the medal presentation to mark the end of the season, Airthrie School athletes were thrilled to learn of great success this year. The top 12 children from the girls’ and boys’ events are... Read more

Injured Gingers - Topic Work in Form Beech
20/03/2014

Children in Year 2 have been busy baking gingerbread men with a difference. Continuing our Topic Work on Florence Nightingale, these biscuits reflect the wounds which may have been sustained by... Read more

Fire: Friend or Foe?
20/03/2014

Once again, our Year 5 and 6 pupils were invited to the annual 'Fire: Friend or Foe?' lecture at The Cheltenham Ladies' College which took place yesterday. We anticipated an exciting... Read more

A Poem about Home
20/03/2014

Ben has been enjoying Mrs Cowling's poetry lessons a great deal and was inspired to write his own poem about 'Home'. We are so pleased he decided to bring this to School to share with us in... Read more

Indian Studies In Year 4
19/03/2014

Many thanks to Olivia (Form Larch) for bringing an authentic Pheta to School. This is traditional Indian headwear which is worn for ceremonies such as weddings and other festive, cultural... Read more

Jeu de Sept Familles
19/03/2014

Year 4 pupils have been looking at families in our French lessons. Here are some photographs of children in Form Spruce playing the French version of the card game Happy Families earlier... Read more

The Second Sign of Spring
19/03/2014

Spring is definitely coming, part 2... Captured from the Principal's study - many different aged children enjoying group... Read more

Poetic Writing in Year 3
19/03/2014

In our Literacy lessons this half-term pupils in Form Cedar have been looking at different poetic techniques. At the beginning of this week we led Prayers on the subject of Poetry and... Read more

Spring is coming - Art in Nursery
13/03/2014

In readiness for Easter pupils in Acorn have been enjoying 'reading' the book 'Oh Dylan!' Mrs Woodcock brought her fluffy chick (also now called Dylan!) in to School for the children to observe... Read more

Sport Relief at Airthire School
14/03/2014

Fundraising Day - Friday 21 March 2014 At Airthrie School we shall once again be fund-raising for Sport Relief. Pupils may come to school in either their own choice sporting clothes (£1... Read more

'Kindness' Weekend
14/03/2014

This weekend, 15/16 March, Wentwood Forest are holding a KINDNESS WEEKEND. No money involved...just KINDNESS. Each Wentie will perform a good-deed at their home and then write... Read more

Oliver Twist
12/03/2014

Yesterday, a very lucky group of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils attended a drama workshop organised and hosted by Dean Close Senior School. Fifty-four pupils and 6 members of... Read more

Joseph...the story continues
12/03/2014

This morning the lower half of the School came together with the team from Christ Church to hear the end of the story of Joseph and his brothers. Mr Medhurst shone as the King of Egypt in a... Read more

Naming the Airthrie Guinea Fowl
06/03/2014

Contributions are invited from our pupils for appropriate names for the new Airthrie garden Guinea fowl. Suggestions so far include Debit and Credit; Negative and Equity; and Sovereign and... Read more

Once Upon a Rhyme
06/03/2014

During our Topic work today we have been learning about The Gingerbread Man and enjoyed joining in with the refrain: 'Run, run as fast as you can...'. We then had fun decorating gingerbread men... Read more

Woodwork - Spring 2014
06/03/2014

I'm delighted with the progress our children have been making in after-school Woodwork club. Have a look at some of our 'before' and 'after' photographs. Well done... Read more

Cross Country - 27 February
06/03/2014

Race 3 of The Cheltenham Schools' Cross-Country League was completed on Thursday last week at Cheltenham College Junior School. The Girls' team continue to perform well with Freya finishing... Read more

Maths with CLC
05/03/2014

This afternoon pupils in Oak H spent a very industrious (and fun!) hour with Mrs Faraday and the maths prefects from Cheltenham Ladies' College. Mrs Faraday brought along a box full of maths... Read more

Football v Christchurch - 4 March
05/03/2014

This saw a short walk for the visitors from Christchurch School. A sunny afternoon and a local derby saw a large crowd of spectators and they weren't disappointed. This was a great end-to-end... Read more

Football v Gloucester Road - 25 February
05/03/2014

The second half of this final term of football is very much a transitional phase. We have seen many changes to the regular team with debuts so far for Freya Coull, Harry Charalambous and... Read more

Hockey on a Sunday
03/03/2014

This Sunday some of our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils took part in The Cheltenham and Gloucester Junior Hockey Tournament accompanied by Mrs. Green and Mr. Wright. This was only the second competitive... Read more

Sports Skills
05/03/2014

On Monday this week we went on a Netball and Hockey Skills Day at Dean Close School . We walked with Mrs Green to the Sports Hall and were given funky t-shirts to wear. After a few team... Read more

World Book Day
06/03/2014

Who are these strange 'pupils' coming into School today? It would appear that some of our children are fully embracing their inner literary characters! More photos will be... Read more

The Secret Life of a School Principal
18/03/2014

Mrs. Sullivan spent last Saturday near Leek in Staffordshire and she could not resist visiting another poultry and small animal auction. As you will see in the photographs her attention was taken... Read more

The Tortoise and The Hare Assembly
19/03/2014

To celebrate the arrival of the Airthrie School hare and the return of Sparkle our tortoise from hibernation, this morning in Assembly we looked at Aesop's fable, 'The Tortoise and The... Read more

Cedar Romans
20/03/2014

As part of the Roman afternoon in Form Cedar the children took part in several activities including a Roman quiz on our new Airthrie 'wax'... Read more

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