The children spent part of the day learning about how to conserve water and some of the issues that Third World countries face. They also played a water version of yesterday's game as so much learning took place and so much fun was had!
As part of World Week, the Y6 children found out how difficult it was to learn a trade and provide a living for your family in the third world. After some very sensible and grown-up discussions, they used a game with the children playing various roles, to try to understand this further. The experience certainly helped the children - and it was lots of fun too. Thanks to Miss. Voller for organising such a fantastic method of discovery.
Congratulations to the members of Elder Class who helped to raise money for CLIC Sargent and Jenson's hospital by supporting Wig Wednesday. Not only did some children wear wigs and make donations, some also washed numerous cars at £5 a time to raise money. Yet again, the children of Tirlebrook School have demonstrated their community spirit and compassion for those in need. Well done!
World Week has started and it has given every child in the school to explore different cultures, climates and communities as they have virtually visited countries from around the world. Y6 has a focus on Vietnam for the week, and will be locating it, looking at the typical life of a Vietnamese child and even tasting food from the culture. House groups will work together in the afternoons to explore a further set of countries. it's going to be a great week!
It was great to take a team of nine pupils from Years 5 and 6 to participate in the annual Cheltenham and North Tewkesbury School Sports Network's Level 2 School Games Archery Competition at Balcarras Secondary School in Cheltenham. After a treacherous Friday journey across Cheltenham, the team arrived in time to receive basic instruction on archery. They were then quickly into competition as they were first asked to score on the main target, using traditional bows and arrows, whilst wearing arm-guards for protection. The team split into three groups of three and had five rounds of shooting three arrows each to achieve a highly competitive total of 694 points altogether. The second half of the event was spent shooting with rubber arrows onto a smaller target to gain more points for the team. Elliot Thomas scored the most points in the individual round and qualified for the individual final - well done. When all the results were in, Tirlebrook finished in a very impressive sixth position out of ten teams, with 764 points altogether, just a few points behind the teams in third, fourth and fifth in what was a very close competition. A great time was had by all and the children represented the school excellently. They were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the competition and they should be proud of their achievements.
Team: Paige Broughton, Amy Fisher, Tom Francis, Rosie Hughes, Ella Jackson-Lockyer, Dan Phipps, Joe Robinson, Elliot Thomas & Paige Wilkinson
Tirlebrook began their rounders competition really positively, winning all of their matches, to finish top of Pool D. The team qualified for the semi-finals, where they played Grangefield, who were an extremely strong team and who in the end, won the competition overall. The defeat meant that it was a straight fight for the bronze School Games medal in a tight match against Gretton. Both teams worked extremely hard and although Tirlebrook scored many rounders, Gretton won by 1 rounder off the final good ball bowled. First place in the pool and 4th overall is an excellent result and all of the children should be very proud of their achievement.
Squad: Ben Radbourne (captain), Harriet Bethel, Lucie Cummings, Alfie Dowding, Danny Etheridge, Jessica Evans, William Haslum, Rosie Hiorns, Zac Jones, Ria Nuttall & Jonathan Peirce
Tirlebrook's Year 5 and Year 6 children were invited to Tewkesbury School to participate in some great activities organised by some of the students working towards their Junior Sports Leader Awards. The children thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck in and the excellent leadership from Tewkesbury School's pupils meant that the afternoon was extremely successful, despite the odd drop of rain. Well done!
Another successful afternoon, filled with enjoyment, cheering and superb sportsmanship. A team of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the very first Tewkesbury Sportshall Athletics competition. Our previous experience of this event has been through the Cheltenham Network and it has always been so positive, so we thought it would be a great competition to adopt within the Tewkesbury Network. The very first event did not disappoint. The hall was filled with laughter, cheering and celebrating, and the children showed a great level of determination and effort in all of their events, which included obstacle relays, the under and over relay, sprinting challenges in pairs and teams, javelin throw, speed bounce, vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump and chest push. The children's efforts gained them a very successful second place out of seven teams altogether, which was proudly celebrated by all the children and staff who attended. It was yet another great effort all round by Tirlebrook.
Squad: Grace Baker, Lauren Booth, Lucie Cummings, Alfie Dowding, Jessica Evans, Danny Etheridge, Olivia Gardiner, Oscar Guthrie, William Haslum, Rosie Hiorns, Sam Janes, Daisy Johansen, Ria Nuttall, Ben Radbourne, Luke Sherbourne, Esme Smith & Callum Trust
Our rounders team had a fantastically friendly match against The John Moore Primary School last week. Both teams were extremely positive and there was teamwork and great support towards all participants. Some of our Tirlebrook team even played for John Moore to make the teams even. By the end of the match, Tirlebrook successfully gained 7 rounders and John Moore scored 1 and 1/2 rounders. There was cheering and celebrating all round as we came together for a group photo at the end of our friendly. Well done everyone!
Squad: Grace Baker, Lauren Booth, Zack Cummings, Zak Davis, Olivia Gardiner, Ella Jackson-Lockyer, Sam Janes, Fraser Matharu, Ami Nunn, Dan Phipps, Joe Robinson, Esme Smith, Georgia Vallender & Paige Wilkinson
Congratulations to all of the Y6 pupils who took their SATs tests this week. It was a tough week, but the children acquitted themselves well and put in 110% effort. We are so proud of them all. To celebrate the end of the tests, the children took part in an inter-house rounders and cricket competition and had plenty of opportunity to relax on Friday. They were also invited to a Y6 only Breakfast Club throughout the week, and this culminated on Friday with a Victory Breakfast - bacon butties, beans on toast and lots of laughter. Well done Y6 - we are extremely proud of everything you have done - and that is not just all about SATs.
The children have all worked so hard this year and now have the prospects of the new SATs this week. They deserve to do well and we are all proud of them. Go for it!
There have been no posts for two weeks. Firstly, Mr. L went on residential with the Y4 children, and then it was the Bank Holiday followed by final week SATs preparations. The children have been doing some amazing artwork with Mrs. Mills and have also enjoyed rounders, cheerleading and cricket.
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