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Making bread

 

Last week Reception read the story The Little Red Hen and it made sense to make bread this week just like the hen! The children were fantastic at following the instructions on the recipe. We talked about the ingredients and measurements and the children worked in their groups really well. The bread turned out amazingly well and the children enjoyed eating their bread with a choice of spread. 5 March 2019 

Cinderalla's Ball

 

Reception children had a fantastic time at the ball. We danced, played games and made lots of crowns, tiaras and wands. There was glitter everywhere! We also had 'The Best Dressed' Competition which was won by Finley, Seb, Tiffany and Yanna. 15 February 2019 

Human Clock

 

Jade class has been looking at time, especially when it is o'clock. They made a clock with human hands - well done everyone for getting the time right each time! 12 February 2019

It's snow time!

 

Key Stage 2 having fun making snowballs and snowmen at break time. 1 February 2019

Forest Paintings

 

In EYFS we talked about what we know about forests and what we would like to find out about forests. The children then had a go at painting a picture of a forest. We talked about the colours we would be using and we talked about paintbrush techniques that could be used. The end results were AMAZING! 22 January 2019

Let's get baking!

 

Key Stage 1 have been busy making bread rolls this week, and then writing up the instructions on how they made them.  21 January 2019.

Three Little Pigs Drama Workshop

 

EYFS had so much fun taking part in a drama workshop based around The Three Little Pigs. We had a visitor called Liz who took the children on an imaginary expedition around the village to help Mother Pig find her three sons. The children became explorers and helped Flora the Explorer find out what happened to the Three Little Pigs. The explorers met some interesting characters along the way. The children are looking forward to Liz coming back again with another surprise next term.
15 January 2019

Raise the drawbridge

 

Key Stage 1 held their Medieval banquet dressed in traditional outfits. There was Tudor dancing, medieval food, jousting competitions, shield making, a visit from King Larner, a knighthood or two and even someone placed in the stocks! Great fun was had by everyone. 11 January 2019

Climb Every Mountain

 

Y3/4 started their ‘Mountains’ topic with the opportunity to experience rock climbing first hand. 7 January 2019

 

The Christmas Story

 

What amazing performances Glebe children gave - they sang beautifully, lines were read clearly and dances performed excellently. It was great to see every child fully involved with the singing and having their moment on stage too. Over the three performances we had more than 220 visitors! 10-12 December 2018

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KS2 Homework Exhibition

 

The Stone Age and WWII projects were phenomenal. There was everything from handmade axes, an edible Stonehenge, military uniforms, informative posters, narrative writing and so many more really creative and inspiring pieces. Thank you to everyone, parents and children, who embraced this project and produced the most amazing display. 6 December 2018

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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Outdoor adventures


Years 3 and 4 had a fabulous time at PGL in Brecon.  The children gain so much from this opportunity to spend three days (and two nights) away from home/school and really get the chance to overcome a great many personal fears and challenges.  19 October 2018

 

 

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

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

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

Great Fire of London

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 fire fighting 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

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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