Diamond and Quartz class had a fantastic time on Thursday 5th July. We started our trip off with a visit to the park and an ice-cream in the lovely, sunny weather. Then we went back and had lots of Pizza to fuel us for our action packed evening. We had a great time climbing, bouldering and exploring the caves. Some of us were a bit nervous to go into the caves because they were so small, but we all challenged ourselves and loved crawling through the narrow spaces. We continued out activities the next day and climbed an even higher wall, we were all very tired on the bus home but loved our sleepover at Gloucester Warehouse.
To start off our summer topic of ‘Flow’, Diamond class took a trip to Caple’s Mill. We spent a lovely, sunny morning searching for animals that live in the river, sketching the river and playing pooh sticks! The children enjoyed having a river walk and learning the names of the river features! All the children loved using their fishing nets to see if they could catch some fish. We are looking forward to learning all about Rivers and the water cycle over the next term.
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.
Diamond class have produced some lovely clay pots in the style of the Beaker People from the Bronze age!
Gloucester climbing wall
27 June 2018
As part of our PHSE session we have been discussing friendships and issues during playtime. We talked about what makes a happy playtime and what makes a sad playtime. We then designed our perfect playground. They included quiet areas, watersides and friendship stops. Diamond class will be thinking about how to ensure all play times are happy :)
Ruby and Diamond class performace
25 April 2018
Well done to Ruby and Diamond class who performed fabulously to their parents and the whole school. We all enjoyed listening to their performance of ‘We know the way’ from Moana and ‘When we grow up’ from Matilda. A huge thank you to Susie for teaching us to perform over the last term, and thank you to the amazing Cotswold’s school Choir, we all had a lovely afternoon!
World Book Day!
01 March 2018
What a fabulous day celebrating all our favourite characters. It was great to see so many lovely (snowy) costumes. From Witches and Wizards to DJs and Gangster grannies. Diamond class had a great time reading all our beloved books and guessing our stories in a jar! It was a bit worrying having Professor Snape and Harry Potter in the same class but the snow kept us all happy!
500 words challenge
26 February 2018
Well done to everyone who took place in the 500 words challenge! We had some wonderful, imaginative stories. Good luck :)
The Human body
02 February 2018
Diamond class is coming to the end of their science topic… Today we have been discussing the inner workings of the human body and how clever our bodies are. Throughout this topic we have been learning about how to keep ourselves healthy through a balanced diet and exercise. The children enjoyed mapping out the organs and muscles that make us who we are!
26 January 2018
This term our science topic is animals, including humans. Today we measured our lung capacity and compared everybody’s results. The results ranged from 0.8 litres to 2.2 litres.
17 January 2018
Diamond class are doing gymnastics this term. We have been doing different counterbalances. We have learnt how important it is to trust each other!!
Flags of America
03 January 2018
This afternoon we have been getting ready for our Road trip to the USA! Diamond class have been looking at all the state flags!
14 December 2017
Diamond class had a great time learning different circus skills this morning!!
Christmas tree festival
30 November 2017
Diamond class had a great time at the Christmas tree festival. Everyone enjoyed picking out their favourite tree and bauble. In the afternoon we were inspired to create our own Christmas baubles, we are all feeling very Christmassy!