Whole School

Whole School – showing activities and some of the exciting things we do

Residential Trip February 2017 Class 2

In February 2017 Class 2 went to Viney Hill on a three day activity residential. Despite the cold we had a great time climbing, crate stacking and tunnelling. We took part in eight activities over the three days, had a fantastic time and came home exhausted!

Visit to SS Great Britain February 2017 Class 1

January saw Class 1 visit SS Great Britain in Bristol as part of the ‘All Aboard’ theme. We looked around the huge ship, saw where sailors slept, ate and found out all about the ship. They even had a talking toilet!

Ashmolean Museum Visit November 2016

Sports day

We were very lucky with the weather on our sports day. It was lovely and sunny but had a wonderful breeze so not too hot! We were cheered on by lots of parents and extended family members (which the children always love!)

We began the day with family group challenges and then went into the more traditional sports day races. the children supported each other well and all tried their best. Well done to everyone.! The final score meant that Cotswold were the winners of our new sporting trophy this year.

Team Challenges:

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The Races:

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And the winners were ……..

COTSWOLD – well done!

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Fruit and Flower Day – Friday 5th June

The whole school went up to Ebworth to take part in a range of activities. The children worked in their Family groups and parents were also invited.

A great day was had by all!

Cotswold Wildlife Park

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On Monday 20th April the whole school went on a fantastic curriculum visit to The Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford. This was a day to support and begin our whole school learning with regard to the whole school theme of ‘The Circle of Life’.

Throughout the day we visited lots of animals and found out specifically about African animals. Both classes took part in an educational workshop with a park ranger who provided us with further valuable information about the animals.

The children showed great enthusiasm for the day and were brilliantly behaved.

The learning has come back into the classroom already and has inspired the poetry that the children are currently writing.


Solar Eclipse
Today (Friday 20th March) the whole school went outside to experience the solar eclipse. They had all brought in home made pin hole viewers to watch though. The playground area went very cold and the sky changed colour. There was lots to talk about !


 Red Nose Day 2015
This year we all dressed up in something red whist also being mindful of the slogan ‘ Make your face funny for money’. The children did a really good job of ‘decorating’ themselves in red as well as wearing funny things on their faces!
We spent the beginning of the day working in family groups making faces with a range of resources and then each class designed and made a funny face mask to share in a final assembly at the end of the morning.
Our aim was to raise enough money (£60) to send an orphaned child in Africa to school for a year. We managed to that which is brilliant  Mrs Powell will share the full amount raised with you all next week. Well done everyone!

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Ration books and Bugles- January 2015


On Saturday 31st January 2015 school hosted a community event which was a follow up from the Street of Bugles Oratorio held in November 2014. The event was attended by members of the local history society, parents and children from class 2 who were involved in the previous event at Cheltenham Town Hall.
We were fortunate to be able to look at variety of artifacts and stories from those who had family members involved in the First World War. It was an interesting afternoon and enjoyed by those in attendance.