It was fantastic to see so many children participating and performing in our music assembly. Many thanks to Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Quelcuti for organising this opportunity for everyone. There were some excellent performances from many children. Well done to the Y6 children for their participation: Ashleigh - a duet on saxophone with Grace on clarinet and a solo; Ella - on piano; Nathan - on piano and drums; Molly, Ashleigh, Ella, Nathan & Amelia - our recorder group. It was amazing to witness their great achievements!
A team of twelve Y5 and Y6 boys and girls headed over to All Saints' Academy in Cheltenham to participate in the highly anticipated Sportshall Athletics Event 2015. Tirlebrook were up against nine other schools from the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury area in this Level 2 School Games competition. The children had to participate in timed heats in team events such as the 2 x 2-lap relay, the 4 x 1-lap relay and the obstacle relay, as well competing in the field events individually. The field events included standing triple jump, standing long jump, vertical jump, chest push, speed bounce and javelin throw. Every team member contributed in what was a very exciting and enjoyable event. Congratulations to the team as they finished in third place for the second year in a row, securing bronze School Games medals as a reward for their hard work, commitment, teamwork and determination. A fantastic event all round!
Squad: Charlotte Dare, Ashleigh Latter, Molly Johansen, Ellie Baker, Ami Nunn, Effie Birch-Scanlan, Oisin Moseley, Nathan Thomas, Dylan Coxshall, Sam Janes, Sam Mills & Finley Gardiner.
Our gym lessons have been continuing with a focus on partner work exploring counter balances. The Y6 children worked in pairs to produce short sequences that included a variety of partner balances.
The Y6 children have been exploring the differences between the Ancient Greek city states of Athens and Sparta. As part of their investigations, they took part in some hot-seating and role-play activities as shown in the photos and videos below.
We were delighted to be invited by one of our local PCSOs, Sandra Jones, to once again support a local community event. This time, it was our privilege to meet, greet, interact with and serve local residents over the age of 55 at Link Road Community Centre in Priors Park, Tewkesbury. The purpose of the gathering was to enable a range of agencies to advertise their services and to provide advice to some of the older generation of Tewkesbury. Our pupils involved themselves brilliantly and represented the school in an outstanding way. Well done!
An exciting day of mathematical problems and challenges lay ahead for four of our Y6 pupils. Niamh, Ellie, Dylan and Ashleigh worked individually, in pairs and in a group to complete activities such as the 'Big Maths Beat That' Challenge, Multiplication Problem Pyramids and even how to predict next weekend's football scores. It was a good day. Thanks to Mrs. Plant for accompanying the children on the day.
Congratulations to our swimmers who performed brilliantly in the Tewkesbury Primary Sports Network's Swimming Gala. The team of six each competed individually in one of the following events: Front Crawl (2 lengths), Backstroke (2 lengths), Breaststroke (2 lengths), Stylish Dive, Smallest Splash and Biggest Splash. They then combined to compete in the Canon and Freestyle Relays. Our team competed superbly and were without doubt the most supportive team to their fellow teammates from poolside. The competition was hot, with many club swimmers participating, but even so, places in the finals (top 4) were secured in front crawl and breaststroke, whilst the team finished third in the Freestyle Relay and fourth in the Canon. Overall, Tirlebrook finished in fourth place out of 8 with 41 points, a mere three points behind the third-placed school. Congratulations - you were all brilliant!
Team: Christopher, Libby, Harriet, Margot, Abbie and Molly.
Y6 continued to enjoy their visit to the Honeybourne Pottery Studio in the afternoon. Group 2 photos are below.
Y6 enjoyed their visit to the Honeybourne Pottery Studio. Whilst there, Annabel and Alan demonstrated how to create Ancient Greek masks and how to throw a pot on a potter's wheel. The children then each had the challenge of sculpting their own mask and creating their own Ancient Greek drinking vessel on the potter's wheel. It was a great experience. Group 1 photos are below.
Elder Class have been investigating sandals as they research their latest DT project. The children have been challenged to design and make a suitable pair of sandals, inspired by the footwear of the Ancient Greeks. Following an initial investigation stage, the children have explored the features required to make a good sandal, and have incorporated these into their design. They have also made mock-ups of their sandals out of newspaper and have considered how they might join their chosen fabrics. We look forward to see the modelled finished products!
The Tirlebrook Y6 Young Sports Leaders have kicked off the New Year in style by leading during some of our playground zoning activities at lunch time. Each Young Sports Leader has the opportunity every week to lead an activity or game with both KS1 and KS2 children as part of their new role. They are organised by rota so that their responsibilities fall on different days and across a wide range of activities and children. Thanks to Miss. Featonby, Mrs. Assheton and Mrs. Gosden for their support in this new venture.
Y6 have started their Gymnastics sessions, focusing on spring and flight. The first session was all about revisiting some of the previous skills. Thanks to Charlie for the photos!
The Y6 children have continued to develop their programming skills by beginning a series of sessions on coding in their Computing lessons. This follows on from the activities completed earlier in the year during the fairground topic. Later in the term, the children will design and programme their own game.
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