What an amazing day we shared today! Children in the Blue (Painswick Leopards), Red (Slad Panthers), the Yellow (Nailsworth Tigers) and the Green (Toadsmoor Lions) teams took part in our annual Stroud Valley Primary School Sports Day. The forecast was promising and we all came to school dressed for action and ready to do our best for our team. Our proud families watched as we ran, threw, skipped, balanced and jumped our way through 12 different events. Whilst our teachers added up the scores we enjoyed a delicious picnic in the glorious sunshine with our families. The medal ceremony was a chance to reward the highest scoring girl and boy in each year group and say well done to everyone for trying their hardest. The event ended with a refreshing ice lolly courtesy of the PTFA.
This year, the children (and parents) made an incredible effort with an amazing array of costumes. We held a’Book in a Jar’ competition. The entries were so imaginative, and a child from each class won a book token. All week ‘Shelfies’ had been displayed around school (photographs of members of staff’s bookshelves), and the children had to guess who they belonged to. We revealed the owners in assembly. A great day celebrating the joy of books.
The children have been learning about lighthouses and have also been designing and making their own.
Well done to all the children in Amber Class who took on the challenge of learning the spelling list!
Congratulations to Henry, Sam and Naomi who went forward to compete in the whole school challenge.
School Council Representatives
After candidates shared their visions of the future, the children voted on their top two representatives. The votes flooded in and the two children who received the most votes were:
Marlon and Aimee
Our Reading Diet
Come Away from the Water Shirley, by John Burningham.
Grace the Lighthouse, by Ruth Brown.
Little Red Riding Hood, by various authors.
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, a poem by Roald Dahl.
In class we choose our own personal reading books, we call them our ‘Books on the Go’. We even sing a song about them!
After reading the traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs, the children used different materials to build a hut of their own.
The hut had to be big enough for a soft toy to sit inside and had to have a waterproof roof.
They worked successfully in teams and carried out a fair test.
Last year some of the children planted some wheat. Over the months it grew and was harvested in October.
Using this wheat, the children learnt how to mill the grains and use the flour to make bread.
EYFS & KS1 Sports Day 2018
Jonathan Meets Amber Class
08 May 2018
What lucky children! Today Amber Class met Jonathan and some of his most loved animals and Jonathan met Amber Class who were kind to the creatures and keen to ask excellent questions. They all held Mrs Noah the rainbow boa who was smooth and silky to hold. She even seems to enjoy having her belly tickled!
08 May 2018
Well done to all of the families that created Masai villages at home. The children showed great creativity with the different materials that they chose to use to create the huts surrounding a kraal. Some used: lego, clay, sand, cardboard, sticks, mud and even cakes!
21 November 2017
Well done to all of the children in Year Two that learn their spellings each week. It is wonderful to see the number of children improving increasing each week. Some children do exceptionally well every week! Keep it up everyone!
On our class door we have a photograph of the children who have been spelling champions that week so pop by and have a look!