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  • 18
    May

    Greek Plays

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    This week has seen assessment week but more excitingly has seen year 5 prepare and plan for a performance of their very own Greek comedy. Children have been writing scripts, ready for the big day and have been practising for the big day, with drama scenarios with Mr Chaffey. The children have had great fun, playing "the office," and have gave superb performances.
  • 18
    May

    Play Auditions

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Mr Clarke and I were amazed by the brilliant auditions completed by year 5 and 6. We clearly have a lot of talent within the school. The children gave superb performances and this has left Mr Clarke and I some difficult decisions to make. We look forward to announcing the roles to the children. Well done guys!
  • 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

    Mindfulness Day

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    On Friday, before assessment week, the children were given the opportunity to embrace the skill of mindfulness. The children were given a range of activities, which help them to think about themselves. The particular highlight, has to be the Moana yoga session in the hall. The children had great fun, even though they were rather tired by the end.
  • 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!
  • 10
    May

    Sports Day Prep

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    We are nearly there. The children were being put through their paces with Mr O on Thursday, with the children practising, the shot put, hurdling, throwing and discus. The children showed some good techniques, with the range of sports, and seem to be embracing the challenge that awaits in two weeks time! Good luck guys!
  • 08
    May

    Forest Green Rovers Ambassador

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    A massive congratulations to our Forest Green Rovers Ambassador Olly! He's done an amazing job this year, and has been awarded with award of the best FGR ambassador out of all the local schools! He has been an integral part of Berkeley celebrating the achievement of Rovers staying in the league and sharing all the information with everybody at the school! Great job Olly, and well done on a brilliant achievement!
  • 08
    May

    This is Sparta!

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Today Year 5 embarked upon a research mission. They were asked to investigate about Athens and Sparta during the Ancient Greek time. The children came up with some fascinating facts and we look forward to going further into depth regarding this subject. We touched on what their culture was like, their attitude towards war and even what they had to eat. Can't wait to delve more into depth on this subject.
  • 04
    May

    Air resistance investigation.

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Year 5 were given an investigation to complete on Friday afternoon. The children were tasked with a problem of using a template for a glider and asked to fly it between two hoops, 3 metres apart. The children had an attempt and then discussed possible ways of changing the glider so it worked more efficiently. The children showed some brilliant enthusiasm and great ideas to make their gliders more streamlined. However we came to the conclusion that wings, support the aircraft take off, rather than help glide the plane. An interesting discussion followed about how planes adjust their wings in flight. Well done year 5. Great effort!