Our Y6 Junior Sports Leaders were presented with their certificates and badges in the end of term assembly. Matt Coldrey, from the Cheltenham Sports Network, made a special visit to hand out the awards. The children have already been leading in lots of ways, but there will be further opportunities in the new year. Well done!
Congratulations to all of the children who were selected as class representatives for the Autumn Term for each of the school's core values. It was fantastic to be able to award the following to children in Y6:
Creativity core value representative: Charlotte
Environment core value representative: Libby
Community core value representative and overall cup winner: Sam
Positive Attitude core value representative and overall cup winner: Finley
Well done to each of you - you are worthy representatives of Elder Class and you thoroughly deserve your awards. Congratulations!
We had an amazing time at the Key Stage Two Christmas disco. Brilliant dancing, fun and games and even a snow machine made it one of the best discos yet.
The Upper Key Stage Two children had a fantastic day on Thursday enjoying their Christmas Party. In the morning, the children played lots of games and had lots of chances to win goodies. Games included 'Colour Corners', 'The Chocolate Game', 'Islands', 'Pass the Parcel - With Forfeits', 'Balloon Relay', 'Shops' and the now famous 'Santa, Sleigh, Reindeer'. The children were also playing for points for their House team to win a new game for their classroom for use during wet playtimes. Following the party fun, the Y6 children watches 'A Muppet Christmas Carol' and half way through enjoyed their party lunch. The day concluded with a 'Santa Drive' before the winning House team was announced - Beauchamp. Well done everyone, it was really enjoyable!
It has been a real privilege for our Y6 children to learn to knit this term. Many thanks to Mrs. Dray who continues to give up her own time to enable the children to learn a new skill. This term's project has been Christmas sacks and the children have all achieved something quite fantastic to hang on their Christmas trees. Well done to all the Y6 children and a big thank you to Mrs. Dray.
We were delighted to accept an invitation from Tewkesbury School to visit their Christmas 'Soul Space'. The visit gave the children time to reflect on the festive season and think about what they have to be thankful for. They also thought about their hopes and wishes as well as thinking about the wider world. It was a fantastic experience. Thank you to the children for entering into the activities so enthusiastically and to the staff at Tewkesbury School and from the local churches who made us all feel so welcome.
As part of our continuing work on Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', the children worked in groups on scenes from the section where the Ghost of Christmas Present takes Ebenezer Scrooge to the home of the Cratchit family. The children worked in groups and discussed how the characters would have been feeling at that moment in the story. They then had to create a tableau or freeze frame that captured the emotion of the scene. Below are the results:
Our Y6 class presented two dances to the rest of the school this week. In RE, they have been learning about Hinduism, and they worked on a dance about the love story between Rama and Sita. In PE, they have worked alongside Coach Jasmine to create a fantastic fairground dance. Their effort was appreciated by everyone! Well done.
It was great to be able to enter this year's Design a T-shirt competition, organised by Tewkesbury School alongside their annual Fashion Show. Eleven Tirlebrook pupils were invited back to print their designs onto t-shirts and then take part in the fashion show in the evening. It was a really amazing evening and the children strutted their stuff fantastically along the catwalk. Congratulations to all the children, but especially to Megan who won the competition overall. Fashion Show stars: Megan, Bradley, Effie, Jemima, Molly, Jessica, Nathan, Caitlin, Dylan, Jessica and Bethan.
As part of our English unit on 'A Christmas Carol', the children discussed the purpose of Jacob Marley in the novel. They then went on to create their own chains - reflecting what was important to them in their lives. We then had a bit of fun 'spooking' Mrs. Perry and Year 5!
It was fantastic to take our Juniors to Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday evening to share in a carol concert. It was a very festive and entertaining occasion, with the odd mistake here and there adding to the fun and friendly atmosphere. Well done to all of the children who were able to attend and to the Y6 children for their performances of 'Stille Nacht', 'Real Love' - alongside some cute and cuddly penguins, and a dramatic performance from 'A Christmas Carol'. Well done also to all of the children who read lines or introduced items and also for the whole-school performances of 'Rudolph' and 'My Prayer Tonight'. Mr. Lockley and Mrs. Perry even joined in by playing their recorders! It was a great occasion and it certainly got everyone into the Christmas spirit.
Well done and thank you to our Y6 Task Force members who gave up their time this week to help at the nativity performances for our KS1 classes and our Early Years class. They completed a variety of jobs, including welcoming parents and families, helping the children to get changed, sorting out the raffle and refreshments and helping with seats and staging. They were a brilliant help and this is just one way that we hope that Task Force will continue to run. Well done to:
Ellie, Effie, Abbie, Charlotte, Jemima, Libby, Erin, Molly, Caitlin, Amelia, Ciara, Niamh, Oisin, Alex, Eve, Ella and Jessica. :)
The story of Cinderella was presented to the entire school today as the pantomime arrived at Tirlebrook. The Talegate Theatre Company brought all of the costumes, staging and lights and turned the school hall into our very own mini theatre. The singing and acting was great, but the jokes were even better. Baroness Gruella Hardup took a liking to Mr. Tomkins, while Buttons helped Cinderella to meet her Prince Charming. There were many traditional pantomime features, including a lady playing a man, a man playing a dame, a ghost being frightened by the dame and lots of "Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is!" It was great to see all the children getting involved and enjoying the fun. The Christmas festivities begin.
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