Wow...a term that has included SATs and a trip to Mallorca is certainly beyond the "normal" Summer Term that I've experienced in the past!
This is your last 'holiday' at Tirlebrook; can you believe how quickly this year is passing!
Come back on Monday 4th June ready to hit the ground running as it will be 'all go' again! We will be focusing a lot on the Isle of Wight and Shakespeare Rocks, with Health and Well-being week also being a big event to look forward to. Many of you are participating in bike-ability too. You will have Ms. Voller & Mr. Lockley teaching you over the first few days as I will be on the Yr5 class residential and I will be back in the classroom with you on Thursday.
What a term you've had and be sure to be as positive as possible in your final term at Tirlebrook to get the best out of it when you return!
Today we discussed about human intervention, cross breeding, adaptive traits and selective breeding.
It was interesting to discuss about the ethics behind human intervention, which has been happening since 7000BC.
Well done on doing your auditions in the small groups today - you did a great job.
We will give you scripts for your roles tomorrow so you can try to master the lines over half term!
Building on from our evolution work and plant art - we created some plant sculptures today using wire and tissue paper...
Hope you like the results!
What conversions can you think of?
A good lesson on conversion this morning - well done all!
What a great job you all did this evening...
It is still unbelievable to think what we went through together... this will live long in all of our memories.
Well done everyone and I can't quite believe my family have received another incredibly generous gift from the community - thank you, thank you, thank you.
What a great morning with Mr. Stead...
I learned new things about birds; I'm sure you did too...
What was your favourite part? - Bird watching? Bird Listening? Bird Name Calling? Battle of the birds?!
The prompt is:
…but I didn’t understand the instructions…
Things to think about:
Over the next four Mondays we will be visiting Tewkesbury School's Library Centre.
Today we were introduced to their scheme 'Accelerated Reader' - we all had a go at a quiz about The Midnight Gang.
We then went to have a look around their collections and we all chose one book each, which we need to try and read before the end, so that we can do an Accelerated Reader quiz in June. (Some people managed to have a quick go today on books they have recently read!). There were also other activities to do including word searches and code-breakers.
I am sure this week you will remember for a while; you have done yourselves proud and tried your hardest, which is all anyone can ask of you.
Now you can relax and put all that pre-test work behind you.
You have also done a great job being ambassadors for the school today in your roles as sport leaders for the Y3/4 QuadKids event.
Next week is our school's Green Week; we will also start to look at Shakespeare Rocks; review our Ultimate School Trip; visit Tewkesbury School Library and no doubt do many more things!
Enjoy the Royal Wedding if you're planning on tuning in to that global event!
(Your very proud teacher!)
This afternoon I had intended for a nice quiet art lesson (with hammers!)...quiet might not be the best word to describe the activity though!
We did some Japanese art called 'Hapa Zome' which literally translates as 'leaf dye'.
We created the art work by beating up leaves with hammers and pounding the natural pigment into cloth.
Were you happy with your result?
3 papers down; 3 papers to go!
This afternoon we looked at the different effects of 6 different pencils for sketching: from 1b - 6b. We then used this equipment outdoors to try and sketch some daisies.
Well done on completing your SPaG today too - you approached it with maturity and gave it your best shot.
Our friends at Night Zookeeper have set a special prompt for us this week. It is about their upcoming book, The Lioness of Fire Desert, which is available in August. In the story, Night Zookeeper Will travels to the Fire Desert and discovers a pink lake and animal hospital.
Prompt: Can you invent a magical animal that could live in one of these magical places and tell us all about them?
Joshua Davidson, the author of the book, will be selecting three winning entries this week. The winning students will win a signed copy of the first book in this series, The Giraffes of Whispering Wood.
"YOU'VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!"
Thank you all so much for your support this morning. It was absolutely brilliant to see the Tirlebrook community supporting Mr. Lockley and I on our challenges. From banners, to scooters, to jelly babies and all the encouraging messages and support!
For Mr. Lockley, it was his first ever half marathon and for me, it was my first race in almost 3 years.
The positivity that you guys gave us made such a difference to our success this morning. It was little wonder we won the Ultimate School Trip when you really see what an AMAZING community there is around our school.
Those who saw me finish, hopefully saw my sprint finish...that was all inspired by you! I heard SO many people cheering me on...I just went for it!
I was very proud of my 1:39:26.1 time and Mr. Lockley was delighted with his 2:09:46.6
Please try to have a lovely relaxing evening (I will certainly be relaxing this evening!) and be sure to give tomorrow your best shot! We will support you every step of the way!
Mr. Lockley would like to say:
"I really needed a lift at various points on the course and particularly so towards the end. I was struggling at the motorway bridge at Bredon and got offered sweets and water, as I reached the water point on the Bredon Road by the Northway junction I heard shouts of support and I was offered more water again, as I was coming down the hill from Mitton into town I was virtually out of energy and some boys with a scooter ran with me and shouted for me for about 50 metres, and as I headed up that amazing finishing straight I saw so many faces and heard so many familiar voices cheering my name. And it was wonderful to celebrate with so many of you at the finish. These children and their parents made me push harder, run faster, reach new depths of resilience that I didn't know I had and be even more determined to finish those 13.1 miles. I wasn't sure I could do it, but thanks to you all I could! The children and parents I have described in this thank you all know who you are - and you are amazing! Thank you".
We will see you at 08:15 tomorrow! :-) (if our legs aren't too stiff to enable us to walk into school!)
The time has definitely come to relax...
You have worked hard over the past weeks to ready yourself for SATs next week. You will be at your best if you can get lots of sleep and do things you enjoy (in moderation!). Rest your mind and arrive in on Monday morning with lots of energy and nourishment!
Many of you have built lots of confidence in 'test technique' over the past few weeks and all we can ask is that you give it your best shot next week.
If you are stuck for something to do on Sunday morning, then come and watch the Tewkesbury Half Marathon, which I'll be running in for the first time....I'll be giving it my best shot!
Take care of yourselves.
How was session 2 today?
I managed to get a look at some of the lesson and it looked lots of fun and quite fast paced with Mr. Lockley this afternoon!
100WC.net are running an external competition during SATs week...remember: "You've got to be in it, to win it!" ;-)
This week we are venturing into the world of conversation & speech! The prompt is:
…"when did it arrive?" I said
Things to consider:
4 more days of SATs prep to go...
Keep trying hard. Do some SATs prep over the long weekend if you wish to (all the children have brought home at least one thing that they would like to practise). I will look at things next week if you want to bring anything extra from home in to school.
Make sure you are feeling rested and ready for school on Tuesday: we will go over a fair few concepts next week and you will take it all in a lot better if your minds are well rested.
Enjoy the sunshine, if it does come out this weekend like it's suppose to, and see you on Tuesday.
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