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  • 13
    May

    Art Competition Deadlines Coming Up!

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    We have two exciting art competitions coming up! The first is being run by Berkeley Hunt Agricultural Society, who will provide the school with a wheelbarrow and 2 bags of compost. Using the theme "Follow the Yellow Brick Road – At the end of the road you will find good things,” the children need to design a garden to go in the wheelbarrow with vegetables or flowers. How you interpret the theme is entirely up to you. We will then use the winning design and create the wheelbarrow by appealing to local suppliers to help with the contents. The wheelbarrow will be judged at Berkeley Show on Sunday 24th June. A prize fund of £500 will be awarded to the winning school. We would like the children, on a rota basis, to stay with their wheelbarrows to answer any questions from the general public, so we will be asking for volunteers who will be given free child entry tickets to the show by The Show Committee. Entry forms can be found on the school website on term pages and the closing date is 18/5/18. The second competition is to design a wooden castle to be carved into the top of the large wooden stump in the courtyard near Year 1 and fairy doors to go at the bottom. The winning design will see their creation carved by a real wood artist who will be working with the school. The design could be based on Berkeley Castle, a fairy tale/ book or completely from your imagination. Entry forms can be found on the school website on term pages and the closing date is 18/5/18.
  • 12
    May

    Art Gallery

    Posted by Mrs L Baker
    It is just over a week to go until our Art Gallery. We hope to see you there! Held on Monday 21st May, 3:15pm until 6pm. Refreshments will be available. Cash only please. 1 picture will cost £10, 2 will cost £18 and 3 will cost £24.
  • 11
    May

    PE - sports day prep!

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    This week in PE we have been practicing the races ready for sports day. We worked on our starting technique, pumping our arms and legs throughout and not slowing down before the finish line. The children impressed me with their excellent sportsmanship and I am sure they will show this to you for sports day!
  • 11
    May

    Holi Festival

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    This week in RE we have been learning about the Hindu festival of Holi. We learned the gruesome tale behind the festival whereby an evil and selfish King was looking to bump off his own son! These days the festival symbolizes the starting of spring. Hindu's celebrate by throwing lots of coloured paint! The children throwing the paint love it as there are no rules!
  • 11
    May

    Mindfulness Day

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    So far we have had a great time for mindfulness day! The children have been fantastic whilst we have tried out lots of calming and relaxing techniques. We have tried colouring, pencil movement to music, partner massage, dog therapy, breathing techniques and even yoga!!
  • 10
    May

    The 3 M's

    Posted by Mr C Clarke
    "If only everyday could start like today"- This week has seen the school introduce a new singing scheme (Sing Up) during assembly time. Today we managed to capture a rather special moment across the school. The 3 M's... Makaton, Moana and Magical voices of our children. Well Done BPS!
  • 04
    May

    Earthquakes!

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    This week in Geography we have been researching African earthquakes! The children understand that earthquakes are caused by the earth's crust wriggling around and that sadly this can sometimes be catastrophic. We also had a go at an earthquake drill as some school in areas prone to earthquakes do this as regular practice.
  • 04
    May

    Dog's Trust

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    We were very lucky this week to have Charlotte from the Dog's trust in to give us some fab information. She talked to us about dog stereotyping, how to approach dogs safely and also how to detract unwanted attention from dogs.
  • 04
    May

    Skeletons

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    This week in science we have been having a go at naming the bones in a human skeleton. We had a close look at some x-rays and had a go at labeling the bones. We then used chalk and black paper to try and re-create this x-rays.
  • 04
    May

    Dance!

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    Thank you so much to those who were able to make it to the dance yesterday. Year 3 enjoyed shaking their stuff and we hope you enjoyed it too. Thanks again to Mr O who did some fantastic choreography!