Dear Eagles,

I hope you are all having a fantastic summer holiday and are really making the most of your time off. After doing some relaxing of my own I thought I would update the blog with videos from the leavers assembly and the play, please enjoy and feel free to share them.

Year 6 – Enjoy your last few weeks of holiday before your new start at secondary school, good luck we will be thinking of you and please do let us know how you get on. You should all be receiving a letter in the post in the next few days, so please look out for it – (Declan, Cody and Owen please can you send me your addresses so I can get it in the post to you, these will not be posted online!)

Year 5 – I can’t wait to hear about your summer adventures in September, enjoy your last few days and look forward to an amazing 2016-17 in Eagles class!

Mr M


Oliver – An Eagles Class Production 2016 from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.

Year 6 Leavers 2016 from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.

Gastrells Staff – Don't Stop Believing from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.

A Scorching Mini Olympics 2016

What a superb day!
Thank you very much to all of our sports leaders and other children who helped out today on both the events and races this afternoon!
Congratulations once again to Selsley a brilliant team performance and well done to Juliette, Leona and Myles who all were the highest in their year!
Enjoy the pictures and video below… can I change my top 10 highlights???

Gastrells Mini Olympics 2016 from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.

Oliver – An Eagles Class Production 2016

WOW! What a week it has been, it really is hard to put into words how I am feeling right now but I will do my best below to sum it all up…

5 weeks worth of preparation, 100’s of hours of practice, 14 songs, 3 magical performances, 322 amazed audience members, 18 workhouse children who opened the show superbly, 9 marvellous pickpockets, 1 hilarious duo from Mr Bumble and Mrs Corney, 1 fantastic Fagin, 2 superb children on the lighting, 1 excellent girl on the sound, 3 emotional renditions of ‘As long as he need me’, 1 mesmerising Artful Dodger, 3 ‘Please Sir’s can I have some more’, 4 gun shots, 1 brilliant Bill Sykes, 3 times Mr Brownlow was reunited with Oliver, numerous Oom Pah Pah’s, 0 hats eaten, 5 incredibly hard working TA’s, 1 incredibly proud teacher and 35 talented and sensational children.

To all the staff – Thank you for all your hard work and effort to make it the amazing show that it was, it really was a team effort.
To all the children – You should all be so so proud of yourself and your achievements this week, I hope that the memories from this week will last a life time.

Mr Muskett

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Get Motivated!

In PSHE we have been looking at motivational videos and how they can inspire us. Among others, we looked at the inspirational story of Ezra Frech. Eagles then created their own motivational posters. Here is a selection.

Relay gold and Silver @ district sports

A great team performance lead to our best finish in a number of years at district sports last night. Finishing middle of the pack in 7th out of 14 competing schools. 
There were many notable performances on the night with our Senior mixed relay team (James, Leona, Ruby & Myles) winning gold and our Junior mixed relay team (Isaac, Lily, Millie & Euan) picking up silver.  
As well as this their were impressive performances from Myles and James who finished 3rd & 4th in the Y6 boys final, Charlie who qualified for the final of the Y3 boy sprint and our junior girls relay team (Lola, Evie, Grace & Lilia) who finished 4th in the final.
Well done to all involved including those who competed in the field events last week. Thank you to all the parents for your support! 

Practice makes perfect

Eagles, with our performance of Oliver a little more than a week away it is vital that you keep practicing all of the songs at home! Check out the youtube clips below, you can find the lyrics online. Don’t forget to fill in your stage directions in your script for homework which is due in Monday!