We were delighted to have the opportunity for a visiting theatre group to present their puppet show entitled, 'The Mysteries of Spring' to the whole school on Thursday. The thirty minute show was full of fun and laughter and included some very impressive magic tricks. Oisin was part of a very impressive rope trick. The puppets taught the children about some of the wonders of nature, including the amazing metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. There was also a dance about forgiveness and a sequence explaining the Easter story.
Hastings House emerged victorious in this year's Nature Quiz. In a newly-styled competition arranged by the Eco Team, every member of every House could score points towards their overall total. The quiz was great fun and everybody participated enthusiastically and with good team spirit, but overall congratulations to Hastings!
Tirlebrook have continued to experience great success in the Cheltenham Quicksticks Hockey League. In Round 2, Tirlebrook played four further matches, winning three and losing just the one. The team worked extremely hard and found great success in a 7-0 win against Charlton Kings. This was followed by another terrific performance as the goals continued to fly in during a 4-0 win against Dunalley. The third match was a closer affair, with the team eventually securing a 4-3 win against Lakeside, having been 2-0 down early in the game. The final match was a 4-3 defeat to the in-form St. Mark's. The team felt very proud of their achievements once more and came away as an even stronger team than before. We are determined to enjoy and excel in the final round next week. Well done:
Squad: Oisin Moseley (captain), Ethan Whybrow, Ellie Baker, Molly Johansen, Eve Sherbourne & Lucie Cummings.
An exciting week of activities has started at Tirlebrook. Book Week has only just finished and now Environment Week, organised by our busy and productive Eco Team, is beginning. Activities so far have included some time being spent in both our Wildlife and Pond Area (where fish were spotted) and our Woodland Workshop. The Y6 children worked in teams to try to identify various trees in the school's grounds, including those that each of our school's classes have been named after. All of the Houses will work together this week in various ways, including when completing a willow weaving activity and competing in the Nature Quiz. Wenlock created a weave of beauty when they worked together on Monday afternoon. Events to look forward to during the week are a competition to design a leaflet/poster promoting a positive approach to recycling, various litter picks and an opportunity to plant some trees within the school's grounds. We also wish luck to our team of Libby, Caitlin, Ella and Georgia as they participate in the first round of the Gloucestershire Nature Quiz later today. Updates to follow ...
Our Y5 and Y6 girls had the opportunity to participate in a fantastic football competition at Prestbury St. Mary's Primary School, organised by the Cheltenham Sports Network. Megan was a fantastic captain and led the squad of eight girls over to Cheltenham to play four schools: Gretton, Bishop's Cleeve, Lakeside and the hosts, Prestbury St. Mary's. Tirlebrook began the tournament brilliantly, winning 3-0 against Gretton with goals from Lucie, Ciara and Ellie. This was followed by a 1-1 draw against Bishop's Cleeve and a 4-1 victory over Lakeside, with goals coming from Lucie, Ciara and Molly, as well as an unfortunate own goal. Tirlebrook ended the tournament against Prestbury St. Mary's, and despite performing really well, we were unable to avoid defeat, eventually losing 2-0. The girls played so well and oozed enthusiasm, determination and excellent teamwork. The afternoon was extremely enjoyable, with all players travelling back to school smiling, laughing and feeling really very proud of their performances, not just as individuals on the pitch, but also as a team! All in all, Tirlebrook earned themselves second place in the competition and this was a fantastic achievement. Well done one and all!
Squad: Megan Townshend (captain), Ellie Baker, Charlotte Dare, Molly Johansen, Ciara Moran, Niamh Moran, Eve Sherbourne & Lucie Cummings.
It was fantastic to see members of Elder Class get into the spirit and dress up as some of their favourite book characters to celebrate the end of our Book Week. We had a variety of Roald Dahl characters, including Veruca Salt and Violet Beauregarde, and some inspired David Walliams characters, such as Gangsta Granny and the Demon Dentist. Little Red Riding Hood was sharing her picnic basket with everyone and it was hard to find Wally hiding in front of our American flag. We even had a range of animals visiting us, including Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. The staff all dressed in the 101 Dalmatians theme, with Mrs. Quelcuti coming as Cruella de Vil. I was Pongo!! It was a great way to round off a very inspiring week. Well done everyone!
Elder Class hooked up with Maple Class to tune in to a live author chat with England and Manchester City footballer Frank Lampard on World Book Day. Frank was talking about his series of books 'Frankie's Magic Football' and his role as a Reading Ambassador for the Premier League. A primary school audience asked him many questions, as well as some of the schools who were watching on the live feed. Unfortunately, the broadcast was interrupted a couple of times and so we didn't quite make it to the end. It was good to hear an author talking about his love for reading and the inspiration for his books on World Book Day. If you want to find out more, you can visit the Frankie's Magic Football website: www.frankiesmagicfootball.co.uk
Tirlebrook's Y5 and Y6 footballers knew that they had to produce another consistent string of performances in the final round of competition in order to secure the overall league title for 2014-2015. And they did it! Congratulations to the squad for another brilliant performance in the Tewkesbury Primary Schools' Football League at Tewkesbury School, on an afternoon in which they won four matches and drew two. This meant that throughout the course of the league the team had amassed an amazing 54 points from a possible 60, winning ten games out of twelve and drawing the other two, scoring 21 goals in all and conceding just one. Fantastic! Their outstanding performance was matched by their excellent attitude and approach; teamwork and sportsmanship were clearly evident throughout the afternoon. The team represented the school brilliantly and they can be extremely proud of themselves.
Drew 0-0 v. Carrant Brook, Won 2-0 v. Deerhurst (C. Kendrick, B. Radbourne), Won 2-0 v. Tewkesbury C. of E. (S. Fox x2), Drew 0-0 v. Twyning, Won 2-1 v. Mitton (C. Kendrick, B. Radbourne), Won 2-0 v. Queen Margaret's (C. Kendrick, S. Mills)
Pos Team P W D L F A Pts
1 Tirlebrook 12 10 2 0 21 1 54
Squad: Charlie Kendrick (captain), Finley Gardiner, Aaron Lund, Sam Mills, Alex Oliver, Tom Prosser, Saul Fox, Sam Janes & Ben Radbourne.
It has been an exciting week in school so far as it has been 'Book Week'. So far we have enjoyed a Book Swap, a Book Quiz and a Book Share. Still to come are various activities for World Book Day and our 'Dress As A Book Character Day' on Friday. Thanks to the School Council for organising this event and especially to Tom, Margot and Ella who have been instrumental in the decisions made.
Our Y5 and Y6 hockey players made a great start in our first-ever hockey competition this afternoon. Tirlebrook have entered a team into the Quicksticks Hockey League in Cheltenham and are participating alongside 17 other teams from local schools. The competition is being held at a central venue - on the astro-turf facility at Balcarras Secondary School - and all matches are played there on a round-robin basis over a period of three weeks. At the end of the first round, we ended up winning one match (v. Oakwood), drawing two matches (v. St. Gregory's The Great and Bishop's Cleeve) and losing just once in a very closely contested match (v. Glenfall). Miss. Featonby reported that there was fantastic teamwork, determination and a great attitude on display throughout the matches, enabling Lucie, Oisin and Ethan to score great goals in various matches. The team was captained by Ellie and every squad member can be proud of their efforts. Many thanks especially to Miss. Featonby for organising this opportunity and to the parents who came along to support. I wonder how we will get on next week?!
Squad: Ellie, Charlotte, Molly, Oisin, Ethan & Lucie
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