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  • STEM dsc00623

    Building a tower which stands on one brick was harder than it sounded . Our new group showed such resilience trying over and over again.

  • S.T.E.M dsc00684

    On Monday we were learning to estimate……..without changing the answer when we had tested! We had to estimate how many drops of water would fit on a coin.

  • STEM dscf7056

    This weeks challenge was to use a construction kit either Kinex, Lego or Ello to make a spinning top/device. It had to spin with one twist, spin for as long as possible and have the potential to knock another spinner off track. We discovered how important the width of the spinner was and the effect of the height of the spindle. Many of the children said it reminded them of Robot wars. We had such fun.

  • STEM -Dunking biscuits dsc00061

    What isn’t there to like about a cup of tea and dunking a biscuit? The biscuit falling in! As seen . Today we tested three well known brands of biscuits, there are other brands avaiable, by dunking them in tea. We discussed the elements we would control and which would remain the same. Hot tea, counting in elephants and submerging depth. We collated our findingds in pairs then tested all three at oce to confirm. Which was best…….

  • S.T.E.M dsc00006

    Every Monday we will carry out a S.T.E.M challenge. It is thought that STEM occupations are growing at 17%. STEM being Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The Activities are designed to allow children to explore, investigate and challenge the children to think for themselves and learn .STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student.
    We used Alka-seltzar and cornflour with warm water to make exploding canisters. Some went over 10 meters!

  • STEM Club Week 1 stem1

    Our first STEM club was a great success – we inflated balloons without using the air in our lungs. We used plastic bottles, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

  • Infant Film Club filmcluboct2018

    Every Tuesday we get together to watch a film ordered from Into Film. Once we’ve shared out the popcorn and fruit we settle down to watch. Sometimes we find them funny, sad, scary, funny or a combination of everything! This week we watched a Japanese animation called “My Neighbour Totoro” and although we’ve not quite finished watching it we’ve given it a review of 5* out of 5!

  • Games Club dsc04308

    We have a fantastic time playing games with Miss Sleep. It is lots of fun and we enjoy spending time with Miss Sleep as well as playing with different people and making new friends. It also allows us to learn strategies and take turns in a brilliant and exciting way.

  • STEM Club col1

    The children had to work out how to hover a foil ball using a straw and a paper cone.

  • Cookery 036

    Today we made rainbow kebabs. Can you think of which fruit we used for the different colours? We have learnt to use sharp knives and peelers. at the end we tasted the left over fruit and found out we liked some fruit we didn’t know.

  • Stem Club col1

    Great fun and lots of reflecting & trying again and again. This week they had to build the tallest tower they could using only newspaper and masking tape, the tower had to hold a tennis ball.

  • Stem Club zipwire1

    This week the children had to get a lego figure from the top playground to the bottom one using only string and two paperclips. Some brilliant zip wires were created and one group even managed to bring the figure back again.

  • Cracking eggs!! dscf7802

    I said “in the bowl!?”

  • Stem Club - Umbrellas umb1

    Mrs Golding & Mrs N-G think this was the best week yet: new collaborations (very impressed with KS2 wanting to team up with KS1), loads of fantastic ideas and talking about how to problem solve and refining of designs. This week they had to make an umbrella out of straws, sticky tape, newspaper & a plastic bag.

  • Infant Craft Club craftclub20.09.16006

    Our Infant Craft Club involves designing, painting, cutting, sticking, weaving, printing – in fact anything crafty you can think of!

  • Infant Film Club filmclubsept2019

    Every Monday we get together after school to share a film together. The age appropriate films are supplied through “Into Film” and we find them funny, scary, thought provoking or a mixture of all of these. A bowl of popcorn helps us make the time together even more fun!

  • The last cookery dsci1008

    It was the last cookery of term and to show off our skills we cooked a full meal and had pudding. We had such a lovely time and chatted as we ate.

  • FGR tournament dsc02802

    On Monday 27th January, eight year 5 and 6s travelled to Rednook School to take part in a football tournament hosted by Forest Green Rovers. The children competed well winning three games and drawing one. In there second game they won 5-2! In the end it came down to goal differences and we came in second place, missing out on winning by a few goals. The children all did really well and should be proud of how well they achieved as we had the same amount of points as the winners. We wish the winning team good luck in the regional finals!

  • Infant Board Games boardgamesclub001
  • Creative Writing Club email-logo-1

    As part of Stroud Valley Creative Club, all the children participate in creative writing workshops, where they have the chance to share their writing with their peers and receive constructive feedback that helps them grow as writers. This is a highly inspiring and positive process that has proven to greatly improve self-confidence.

    In order for the workshop method to run smoothly, we have set up a creative writing club email address: creativewriting@stroudvalley.gloucs.sch.uk, so that children can easily send in their stories ready for the workshop. We ask that stories are sent in to this email address by break time on Wednesday, at the latest.

  • Creative Writing Club 2019 cwc2

    Creative Writing Club gives children the chance to express themselves through writing fiction. We will explore what makes a great story and use the act of writing to let our imaginations run wild.

    To further encourage the children to write to the best of their ability they will be entering writing competitions as well.

  • Creative Writing Club competitions ghoststories

    Here are some of the competitions that we have entered so far this year. Young Writers Ghost Story Competition, Spooky Sagas and Poetry Wonderland. The quality of work the children have produced is just amazing. We are extremely proud of our budding authors!

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  • golden time at forest school dsci2648

    We were really lucky to have Zoe come and light the campfire for Golden time. Hot Choc and popping corn. Yummy.

  • Scones or scones dsci6284

    Having mastered the art of pastry making by rubbing flour and butter together we moved onto scones. Measuring in ml accurately was a problem but we got there in the end! Delicious :)

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    Creative Writing Competitions (listed in date order)

    Explore Learning Writers’ Awards short story competition, maximum word count 500 words. No theme. Deadline: 5th May 2019

    Further details and guidelines for the competition can be found at: https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/writersawards/

    (Please note that we won’t be entering is as part of Creative Writing Club and any child that wishes to submit a story should do so at home.)

    Young Writers poetry competition ‘Once Upon A Dream.’ Theme: dreams. Deadline: 24th May 2019. You can find any further information online at: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/once-upon-a-dream/

    Betjeman Poetry Prize, 2019. Theme: place. Open to 10 -13 year olds from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Deadline 31st July 2019. For more information please visit: https://www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk/

  • Country dancing Festival img_7212

    Once again Stroud Valley School has done themselves proud with their country dancing skills. Well done every-one you danced your socks off!

  • Creative Writing Club Success poetry

    Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club Success

    This year Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club has had a great deal of publishing success. Not only are we creating top quality stories and poems every week, but now over fifteen children can call themselves published authors- what a brilliant achievement!

    This week each child who has had their writing selected for publication in a Young Writers’ anthology received a ‘Talent for Writing’ certificate. And what’s more, also this week, we were sent the first copies of The Spooky Sagas anthology. Four Children rose to the challenge of writing a spine-chilling story in only a hundred words and the accepted stories are showcased in print, alongside other children from the South West.

    Always aiming higher, the latest competition that we are focusing on is the Betjeman Poetry Prize 2019. The closing date is 31st July 2019. If you’d like further information, please visit:www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk

  • Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club Open Reading Event

    Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club Open Reading Event is coming this July!

    Get ready to be blown away by the shear volume of writing talent of Stroud Valley year 5 and 6 students.

    It will be an evening of creativity. Including prose, poetry and special musical guests.

    18th July 2019- save the date and don’t forget to look out for the poster that will be around school soon!

  • Wow! Look at our shiny new logo. capture

    A few weeks ago, I spoke to the talented artist, Violet and invited her to use her creative talent to design a logo for Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club. The only guidance I gave her was that the final design should embody the passion that we all have for writing fiction. And this is what she came up with…

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    Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club Success

    This year Stroud Valley Creative Writing Club has had a great deal of publishing success. Not only are we creating top quality stories and poems every week, but now over fifteen children can call themselves published authors- what a brilliant achievement!

    This week each child who has had their writing selected for publication in a Young Writers’ anthology received a ‘Talent for Writing’ certificate. And what’s more, also this week, we were sent the first copies of The Spooky Sagas anthology. Four Children rose to the challenge of writing a spine-chilling story in only a hundred words and the accepted stories are showcased in print, alongside other children from the South West.

    Always aiming higher, the latest competition that we are focusing on is the Betjeman Poetry Prize 2019. The closing date is 31st July 2019. If you’d like further information, please visit:www.betjemanpoetryprize.co.uk


  • Class Blog:


    • S.T.E.M

      Tonight we were making a wind powered vehicle to race against each other. We needed a lot of puff. We discussed why the wind we blew didn’t work if our sail had holes in. Can you spot yours?


    • 500 Word Challenge 2020

      500 Word Challenge 2020

      The deadline for the 2020 BBC 500 Word Challenge is February 27th. As a school Stroud Valley is not taking part in the competition this year, however as part of Creative Writing Club Miss O has given the children time to write their own stories. If they wish to enter at home please go onto the BBC 500 word Challenge and create your own parent account and follow the necessary steps.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/59TwKqqLp3LTpRVfPlsKtx9/submit-a-story


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