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Tree-mendous Work

 

Here at The Federation for Newent Schools we are passionate about outdoor learning and feel that children thrive when given plenty of opportunity to learn outside. Every child takes part in regular outdoor learning sessions led by our experienced outdoor education leader.

 

This term we have been developing our site and planting 420 new trees which have been donated by the Woodland Trust. Each and every child has had the chance to plant their very own sapling and will be able to watch it grow as the years go by. In years to come we will have the most amazing wooded area to learn in.  14 November 2018

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Reception Clean Hands Experiment

 

We did a clean hands experiment - we put Vaseline and glitter on our hands and then shook hands with our friends and watched the 'germs' spread. We then learnt how to wash our hands properly.  27 September 2018

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Healthy Week: World Cup activity days

 

Monday 11 June - Friday 15 June was Healthy Week. The children learnt all about healthy lifestyles and most importantly getting outside and making the most of our fabulous outdoor areas.  The most exciting part of the week for most was the build up to the start of the Football World Cup with our themed World Cup activity days. Children were placed in teams to complete various footballing challenges and also competed in mini-tournaments. On two separate occasions England lifted the trophy – possibly a sign of things to come!

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Healthy Week: fruit kebabs

Children in Y1/2 studied the Eat Well Guide and discussed what makes for a healthy diet. Then they planned and made a healthy snack - a fruit kebab.  Delicious!

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Healthy Week: staying safe at the seaside

 

Glebe received a visit from the RNLI on Friday 15 June in preparation for the trip to Barry Island next Wednesday. Top tips for water and sun safety were shared as well as learning what the different flags mean for going into the water.  Huge thanks to Fraser, RLNI Volunteer for a fantastic assembly.

 

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Gorgeous Guinea Pigs

 

On Friday 25 May Years 1 and 2 were visited by some guinea pigs, and then wrote about their experience:

 

Today at school Poppy's mum came over with her guinea pigs. They are so cute! My favourite one was Barbie. I hope they come over again. Why did they come over?  Y2

 

Today we got to hold very, very, very cute guinea pigs.  Their names are Mitty, Luna, Dell-boy, Chocolate, Princess and Barbie.  All of them love to eat grass.  It was amazing!  Will we get to see the guinea pigs again?  Y2

 

We got to hold a guinea pig today. It was amazing! They were beautiful, so beautiful. Barbie was my favourite because I liked her beautiful pony tail and she is beautiful! Will I see them again?  Y2

 

Today I met some guinea pigs. Their names are Luna, Chocolate, Mitty and Delboy, Barbie, Princess.  Y1

 

I like the guinea pigs and the names are Chocolate, Princess, Barbie, Mitty, Luna and Delboy.   Be careful because if their nails are too long they might scratch you. Guinea pigs are quiet.  Y1

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Royal Teddy Bears' Picnic

 

In celebration of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we held a special Teddy Bears' Picnic on Friday 18 May.  Local pre-school children and their parents joined us on Picklenash playing field.

Great Plastic Pickup
On Friday 11 May children took part in the ‘Great Plastic Pickup’. Amethyst class scoured the school site for litter and recyclables as part of this event led by the Newent in Bloom. The children were keen to fill their blue bags but were somewhat disappointed to find that the school site was thankfully pretty clear. They did manage to scavenge a few items, probing the hedgerows and bushes, around the school and were proud that they had made a difference.
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Scintillating Science

 

On 2 May Y3/4/5 had a visit from Dentist Julie Simpkins to learn more about teeth and how to keep them clean. Not only did the children get to see how well they had each cleaned their own teeth; they got to see how well their teachers had cleaned theirs too! But that wasn’t the best bit, they got to see and touch some real teeth from hippos, giraffes, elephants and crocodiles! The children were talking about the visit well into the afternoon and were inspired to write leaflets. A big thank you to Julie for making this so special!

 

Years 3,4 and 5 visit to Bristol Zoo, 18 April 2018

Celebrating World Book Day - 1 March 2018

Our Reading Together Sessions with parents which were very popular, and were followed by some truly fantastic activities. The children responded very well to having different teachers in their class.  The activities included searching for a dragon's egg, making stick men, creating a wombat stew, creating a personalised character, making clay aliens in underpants and writing postcards. The behaviour and engagement was phenomenal and the weather didn't stop us from having fun!

Y3/4 children investigating solids, liquids and gases and their relative properties.

Spring is Here! To start our topic off this term, Reception had a visit from a lamb and all took turns to stroke the lamb, 20 February 2018

Spring is Here! To start our topic off this term, Reception had a visit from a lamb and all took turns to stroke the lamb, 20 February 2018 1
Spring is Here! To start our topic off this term, Reception had a visit from a lamb and all took turns to stroke the lamb, 20 February 2018 2
Spring is Here! To start our topic off this term, Reception had a visit from a lamb and all took turns to stroke the lamb, 20 February 2018 3

The long awaited burning of Years 1 and 2 replica model of London took place and inspired the writing of some incredible pieces of work. The children had painstakingly created the most wonderful Tudor houses from cereal boxes. Nearly 100 houses were fixed to a board and members of the local firefighting team allowed the children to witness the controlled re-enactment of the Great Fire of London using their model! "It was amazing!" – Poppy, "It was jaw-dropping!" – Leo, 5 February 2018

The long awaited burning of Years 1 and 2 replica model of London took place and inspired the writing of some incredible pieces of work. The children had painstakingly created the most wonderful Tudor houses from cereal boxes.  Nearly 100 houses were fixed to a board and members of the local firefighting team allowed the children to witness the controlled re-enactment of the Great Fire of London using their model!  "It was amazing!" – Poppy,  "It was jaw-dropping!" – Leo, 5 February 2018 1
The long awaited burning of Years 1 and 2 replica model of London took place and inspired the writing of some incredible pieces of work. The children had painstakingly created the most wonderful Tudor houses from cereal boxes.  Nearly 100 houses were fixed to a board and members of the local firefighting team allowed the children to witness the controlled re-enactment of the Great Fire of London using their model!  "It was amazing!" – Poppy,  "It was jaw-dropping!" – Leo, 5 February 2018 2
The long awaited burning of Years 1 and 2 replica model of London took place and inspired the writing of some incredible pieces of work. The children had painstakingly created the most wonderful Tudor houses from cereal boxes.  Nearly 100 houses were fixed to a board and members of the local firefighting team allowed the children to witness the controlled re-enactment of the Great Fire of London using their model!  "It was amazing!" – Poppy,  "It was jaw-dropping!" – Leo, 5 February 2018 3
The long awaited burning of Years 1 and 2 replica model of London took place and inspired the writing of some incredible pieces of work. The children had painstakingly created the most wonderful Tudor houses from cereal boxes.  Nearly 100 houses were fixed to a board and members of the local firefighting team allowed the children to witness the controlled re-enactment of the Great Fire of London using their model!  "It was amazing!" – Poppy,  "It was jaw-dropping!" – Leo, 5 February 2018 4

Years 1 and 2 received a vist from the local fire brigade linked to their Great Fire of London topic, 15 January 2018

Years 1 and 2 received a vist from the local fire brigade linked to their Great Fire of London topic, 15 January 2018 1
Years 1 and 2 received a vist from the local fire brigade linked to their Great Fire of London topic, 15 January 2018 2
Years 1 and 2 received a vist from the local fire brigade linked to their Great Fire of London topic, 15 January 2018 3

Where on earth is Father Christmas? Glebe Christmas play 2017

Where on earth is Father Christmas? Glebe Christmas play 2017 1

We're supporting BBC Children in Need 2017 wearing 80's fashion!

We're supporting BBC Children in Need 2017 wearing 80's fashion! 1

PCSO Josh Griffiths visited Picklenash this week and with a group of able volunteers, dressed in police uniform, helped raise awareness surrounding burglary by leading a leaflet drop around local houses

PCSO Josh Griffiths visited Picklenash this week and with a group of able volunteers, dressed in police uniform, helped raise awareness surrounding burglary by leading a leaflet drop around local houses 1

Anti-bullying Week 13-17 November: Sapphire Class has been involved in debates and making a class puzzle

We're delighted to be one of only 6 primary schools in the whole of Gloucestershire to be accredited with the Mental Health Champions Award 2017-2020

We're delighted to be one of only 6 primary schools in the whole of Gloucestershire to be accredited with the Mental Health Champions Award 2017-2020 1
We're delighted to be one of only 6 primary schools in the whole of Gloucestershire to be accredited with the Mental Health Champions Award 2017-2020 2

Friday 3 November - Victorian Day for Years 3 - 6

Sapphire Class's Cake Sale raised a fantastic £100.50 for the charity Barnardo's

Opal Class's WOW Day to start their topic 'Zoom to the Moon'

Opal Class's WOW Day to start their topic 'Zoom to the Moon' 1
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Opal Class's WOW Day to start their topic 'Zoom to the Moon' 3
Opal Class's WOW Day to start their topic 'Zoom to the Moon' 4

Before school on Mondays at Picklenash and Tuesdays at Glebe we welcome parents to 'Reading Together'

Before school on Mondays at Picklenash and Tuesdays at Glebe we welcome parents to 'Reading Together' 1
Before school on Mondays at Picklenash and Tuesdays at Glebe we welcome parents to 'Reading Together' 2
Before school on Mondays at Picklenash and Tuesdays at Glebe we welcome parents to 'Reading Together' 3

On 14.9.17 we welcomed Severn Trent who delivered assemblies to both schools. Pictured below is Sarah teaching KS2 children all about how to save water and look after our rivers. The children got involved and helped Sarah with props.

On 14.9.17 we welcomed Severn Trent who delivered assemblies to both schools.  Pictured below is Sarah teaching KS2 children all about how to save water and look after our rivers. The children got involved and helped Sarah with props.  1
On 14.9.17 we welcomed Severn Trent who delivered assemblies to both schools.  Pictured below is Sarah teaching KS2 children all about how to save water and look after our rivers. The children got involved and helped Sarah with props.  2
On 14.9.17 we welcomed Severn Trent who delivered assemblies to both schools.  Pictured below is Sarah teaching KS2 children all about how to save water and look after our rivers. The children got involved and helped Sarah with props.  3

Shakespeare Rocks Production- Year 5/6 July 2017

Maths in Year 5/6 . We were investigating drop times of different objects and recording our data in a bar chart. Year 6 were trying to solve a murder investigation which was really challenging.

Three Counties Show - Year 6, June 2017

Learning together outside the classroom. Amber class were using water colours to create beautiful imagery and Year 6 were learning their lines ready for their production.

Junior Wardens with Two Rivers and the local council in Year 6. We have been very busy litter picking, giving out speeding tickets and recycling this week.

Teddy Bears Picnic 

We had a FANTASTIC time at the picnic today.  We ate together and played together and enjoyed the sunshine, it was fun!

Thank you to the lunch staff for making our lovely lunches and giving us an ice pop! We were very lucky!

 

Also, a big thank you to Little Pickles, Children's Centre, Whippersnappers and all the lovely parents who joined us.  We hope you had fun at the picnic!

 

 

 

Practical maths in Year 5/6 using multi-link cubes to work out volume problems.

Glow in dark dodge-ball comes to Picklenash :)

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Glow in the dark dodge ball April 2017. The children had an incredible time, playing dodge ball in the dark with music and glow sticks. A spectacular multi-sensory experience.

Easter Service 2017

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Today Year 5/6 went to Newent Community School to take part in a cooking lesson. They made sweet and savoury scones that they would have served on board the Titanic. The children had lots of fun choosing different flavours and also learnt some useful tips to use in the kitchen!

Science and Engineering Challenge at King's School

 

On Saturday 25th March, a team of 4 pupils went to King's School to represent Picklenash in the Science and Engineering Challenge. Their challenge was to create a marble run using a range of objects provided to them but the marble had to take the longest possible time to reach the table. It was an exciting  morning and I was very impressed with their collaboration, communication and team spirit.  

Bedtime Stories!

Thank you to all the children from Glebe that came back to join us for an evening of bedtime stories on Friday! We started with a few games to tire us out. Then we had a yummy biscuit and a cup of milk. We finished with some lovely stories read by Mrs Pratley.

 

 

 

24th March 2017        RED NOSE DAY!

 

Well done to all the children (and staff) who came to school in their pyjamas.  It was a very comfy day :) :)

British Science Week 2017

 

As part of Science Week, Glebe and Picklenash enjoyed a Science Day on Wednesday 15th March. Each class got to spend some time with Miss Bloxsome and the Science Club children, participating in exciting Science activities and in the afternoon we completed a whole school investigation.

Internet Safety Day !

Science Day March 2017. Thank you Miss Bloxsome for an amazing scientific day. We loved it.

Red Nose Day 24.3.17 :)

Glebe Art Exhibition - 14th March 2017

 

All the children in Glebe created some lovely art work that explored different art techniques.  Reception classes focused their art work around 'Daffodils' and created different pieces of work.  Some children used iPads to create edited photographs of daffodils, some did collage work or used oil pastels and some children used ink wash.

In years 1 and 2, the children focused on 'Dawn over the Lake' and created beautiful mirrored work and wrote fantastic poems.  Well done everyone!

 

Some of the children's art work is being judged in an Art Competition.  We will post on the website when we know the winners and runners up.