Sports week round up

This week Eagles led orienteering and activities for 4 classes across the school; this turned out to be harder than it looked but they did a great job planning, explaining and  encouraging. Well done all of you!

We have also tried ultimate frisbee and taken part in 3 hotly contested fixtures against Goshawks (dodgeball) and a staff team (football and netball).  All were great fun thanks to your excellent sportsmanship throughout.


Cracking Class sleepover 2016!😴

✔️Cooked own evening meal

✔️Washed up

✔️Watched the BFG

✔️Superb night walk on Rodborough Common

✔️Plenty of games played

✔️Hot chocolate and marshmallows

✔️Very little sleep

✔️Memories made

London, Natural History Museum, Charlie and the Chocolate factory & Radio Edie – What more could you ask for!?

What a superb day! Starting with an early start, leaving school at 8am, we arrived at the Natural History museum at 10.30am where we spent 3 and half hours enjoying and engaging with the museum displays. At 1pm we left the NHM for a quick tour around London taking in the sights of Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Big Ben and the London Eye (I was particularly impressed with our tour guide!) Following this we headed to Drury Lane and the Theatre Royal where we found our seats to watch the sensational Charlie and Chocolate Factory. After a mesmerising performance we headed back to the coach and made our way back to Gloucestershire entertained all the way by radio Edie. I hope you all had an excellent day, thank you for making it such a brilliant trip!

Here are some of our highlights…

‘When Charlie got the golden ticket’ – James

‘The theatre was the best😀😄😆’ – Alex

‘I like the entire trip, especially on the bus when Edie was telling jokes 😂’- Pearl

‘The theatre was amazing’ -lizziebeth😊

‘I loved the sets and the effects at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory especially the glass elevator’ – Miss Saunders

‘I absolutely loved the Charlie theatre set, lots of inspiration for our dance unit’ – Mrs Smith

‘The theatre the national history museum sight seeing (our special Edie tour) Edie radio the gift shop basically everything’ – Madie 😂

‘I really like do going to the natural history museum and seeing Charlie and the chocolate factory’ -Imogen 😉

‘I loved all of it, especially at the end with… BBC RADIO EDIE!!!’ –  Freya.C.🐵

‘The whale.🐳’ – Ben

‘I loved going on the coach, and the trip to the natural history also the theatre!!🦄🦄🐷🐷’ – Jack

‘I loved Charlie and the chocolate factory and fossils’ – Declan

‘A lovely, colourful musical. I loved the squirrels dance and the way Veruca and her dad disappeared through the floor.’ – Mrs Payne

‘I liked the dinosaur and the whale at the natural history’ Henry

‘Today was very exciting especially at the natural history Museum’ – Thomas


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BAM Group Adventure

Gastrells Community Primary School

On the 11th February the first ever BAM boys group set off on a 5 mile hike that took them along Rodborough Common, past Minchinhampton common and down through Amberley and Theescombe to Dunkirk Mill. From there we walked along the cycle path into Nailsworth and finally arrived at our destination, a yurt in Rockness, where we had our awards ceremony.

Over the last 10 weeks the boys have been meeting to try out new challenges in order to build their skills in:

  • Resilience
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Self and Peer Advocacy
  • Communication

I am incredibly proud of all of them for all they have achieved and it has been a privilege to guide them through this journey.

A special thanks must go to Miss Spiropulous who joined us on our hike (and brought the marshmallows)

Mr Harman

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A Fijian feast, a dance, a sing song and a rhino!

What a fantastic finish to the term! This week has been jam-packed full of World Awareness activities across many areas of the curriculum. From tackling ‘rhino’ in our tag rugby lessons and learning several new songs in singing and performing them to the school to researching and cooking our own Fijian feast and then sitting down altogether to eat. Not to mention our amazing ‘world in union’ dance with the video attached on the post below.

Singing during WAW from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.

Sea Turtles Assemble!

Today Eagles had the opportunity to work with local ceramicist Julie Fowler to create a sensational sea turtle,these were linked to their World Awareness country, Fiji.
We created a time lapse video, spanning 3 hours of the day and the progress the children made.

Time lapse photography when making our clay sea turtles from Jake Muskett on Vimeo.