Parliament Outreach

KS2 had a visit from a Parliament Outreach teacher, Tom Williams, on Wednesday. He talked about what Parliament is and explained the similarities and differences between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We saw a picture of the huge golded throne the monarch sits on when he or she attends the House of Lords. We also learned that because our school is in the Tewkesbury locality, our MP is Laurence Robertson. The children had some very thoughtful and considered questions to ask at the end. 


Welcome Back!

It's been a double Rounders week with the children who didn't go to the Athletics competition
playing on Monday afternoon, and the whole class playing on Thursday morning. We've also split the
year groups in Maths and English in the run-up to SATs: Year 6 are revising while Year 5 learn about
Macbeth and angles (although not simultaneously!)AP


Mr Major led an excellent tag rugby session on the field on Monday. We have also started planning
some pieces of persuasive writing: Ines and Beth were dismayed to find themselves persuaded away
from their argument for later bedtimes by the strong evidence for a good night's sleep they found in
their research phase!


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STEM workshop

Despite losing a day to the snow, we've still had a packed week! We took part in a STEM workshop
with RAL Space, learning more about our Solar System, found out 'whodunnit' in English, made stars
to decorate the tables for Christmas lunch and made Christmas cards, to name but a few activities!

Our STEM workshop with RAL Space