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
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
Years 1 and 2 received a vist from the local fire brigade linked to their Great Fire of London topic, 15 January 2018
Where on earth is Father Christmas? Glebe Christmas play 2017
We're supporting BBC Children in Need 2017 wearing 80's fashion!
PC 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
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
Friday 3 November - Victorian Day for Years 3 - 6
Sapphire Class's Cake Sale raised a fantastic £100.50 for the charity Barnardo's
Years 3 and 4 had an amazing time at PGL at the end of September 2017
Opal Class's WOW Day to start their topic 'Zoom to the Moon'
Before school on Mondays at Picklenash and Tuesdays at Glebe we welcome parents to 'Reading Together'
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.
Shakespeare Rocks Production- Year 5/6 July 2017
North Wales 2017 - Year 6
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 :)
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
Easter Service 2017
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.
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.
Year 1 and 2 have a visit from the Wilson Museum!
On Tuesday 21st February, The Wilson Museum came to tell as all about the famous explorer Edward Wilson because
this term our topic is 'Into the Great Unknown'. Sophie and Bethany told us lots of information about Edward Wilson and then we did a workshop in our classes. We got to draw stuffed animals, this was because Wilson's favourite hobby was drawing animals and he also liked to stuff them! We got to play with old toys and we also had lots of fun dressing up in some of the clothes they would have worn during the expeditions in Antarctica. We are excited to learn more about explorers now!
Science Club at Newent Community School
Titanic WOW day 2017
In Year 5/6, on Friday 20th January 2017, a Viking warrior invaded our classrooms. We spent the whole day with him, enjoying an ultimate Viking experience.