Remembrance Day

November 11th, 2020

The whole school came together to mark Remembrance Day once again this year. It began with a thought provoking virtual assembly where we found out about the lives of some of the people from Avening who did not return. Many of the children recognised the streets and places where they lived and worked. Everyone then met at the Millennium Cross in their bubbles to observe the silence and the Owls read out the names of the fallen. The school council then took turns to place a cross for each of the people who died in the churchyard. Everyone was moved by the human stories of the people involved and showed great respect for their memory.

Len Hutton Millennium Football Tournament

March 10th, 2020

Our team really enjoyed taking part at Inside Football. They got to meet some of the players and mascot from FGR. Everyone played really well and aspired to do their best. Well done team!

World Book Day 2020

March 4th, 2020

Everyone enjoyed celebrating World Book Day on the theme of Julia Donaldson stories. The pupils worked in their houses to build in Forest School, sing, learn about kindness, develop their art skills, explore animals and listen to stories while drinking hot chocolate!

Each house completed a set of activities based on the some of Julia Donaldson’s stories including Share a Shell, Stick Man, The Ugly Five and The Smartest Giant in Town.

Jonathan’s Jungle brought in some of their animals inspired by stories and everyone learnt such a lot about the interesting animals. Everyone showed great respect for the animals by behaving so sensibly and quietly and therefore they had the opportunity to hold some. It was a real challenge for some of us!

Everyone had a super day and were inspired to read and explore lots of different books by the same author.

See a full gallery of pictures on the school website.

Football Festival

January 13th, 2020

A team from the Owls enjoyed participating in a football festival with other local schools. For some of the team, this was their first experience of representing the school in competitive matches. It was great to see them develop their collaboration and perseverance skills while also thinking about what they needed to do to improve their performance. They also enjoyed competing against other teams and aspiring to do their best. Well done everyone!

Christmas Dinner

December 13th, 2019

Everyone enjoyed sitting down together to eat a delicious Christmas Dinner! Governors joined pupils and staff to eat together and say a huge THANK YOU to all of the cooks and play team who created such a fantastic meal.

County Football Finals

December 10th, 2019

The team played fantastically well against very good teams in the Gloucestershire County Finals. They persevered and collaborated really well which enabled them to win two very competitive matches and qualify for the final four. Although they were defeated in the semi-finals, they congratulated the winning team and wished them luck for the final showing really good respect. The wind and rain was very strong but the team showed great resilience to continue to try and play good football. Finishing as the 4th best small school in Gloucestershire is a great reward for their efforts. Everyone should be very proud of their performances.

Sports Hall Athletics

December 9th, 2019

A team of Owls enjoyed taking part in a range of track and field events at SWR. Everyone took part in 2 track events and 2 field events while scoring points for the team. Well done everyone!

Anti-Bullying Week in the Owls

November 17th, 2019

This week in the Owl’s Class, we’ve been doing lots of work around anti-bullying and showing kindness to others.

We started the week off with Mrs Gator, looking at two books that connected well with the theme of this week.

The first book we read together was ’For Every Child’. The book is all about the rights that children have. We discussed the 54 rights in the UN convention on the right of the child and that fact that unfortunately, not all children experience these rights like we do. We found this quite shocking, and realised just how lucky we are, just to be able to come to school.

The next book we read together was called ‘Every Child A Song’.

It starts by saying that when you are born, a song begins. We discussed what we thought the opening line meant and decided that the song was representing life beginning, and it is shaped and changed by the experiences that we have as we grow older.

The songs in the book are all very different. We decided that this is because every person is different and every person has different experiences as they go through life. We also talked about the things that our song needs in order to become louder and stronger. The main ideas we came up with were love and friendship, as well as the things we need in order to survive, for example food and water.

Once we’d read both books, we then created our own ‘Songs’. Here are a few examples:

We ended the week by presenting them in our Celebration Assembly. Everyone did a great job!

English in the Owls

November 17th, 2019

This term in the Owls, we have been focusing on war themed literature in our English lessons. We began the term looking at and creating our own war poetry for Remembrance Day.

First, we looked at what a good one looks like (WAGOLL) and analysed the poetic features and devices.

Next, we watched some footage from the front line of WW1 and looked at some thought-provoking images. After a long discussion, we created our own war-related poetic devices.

We then planned and wrote our poem in our books.

Finally, we presented our poetry ready for the Remembrance Day Assembly. Here are some examples:

Police Visit

October 25th, 2019

We were very lucky that PC Davis was able to visit school to tell everyone about the job they do to look after everyone. Some pupils were able to help PC Davis investigate a crime and arrest the ‘criminal’! It was a very interesting and informative assembly helping everyone learn how the police help their community. Later, the Owls took part in a very useful workshop. A full gallery of pictures is on the school website.

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