This week’s news…..

July 3, 2015

It’s been a mad music week with the school rocking in every direction. The iSingPOP Concert on the last Tuesday of term is not to be missed. The performances across the classes have been fabulous and today they have been professionally recorded. Proceeds from the DVD sales will go towards the revamp of the school stage. The Choir have also been invited to sing the last song on the main stage of the County Sports Awards in Gloucestershire Catherdral tonight, a superb privilege. Good luck the choir, give it all you’ve got!

Year 6, supported by Keystage 2, have been madly rehearsing their end of year show, again it sounds superb. The performance is on the last Wednesday of term.

Having tried hard to have a less hectic final term, we seemed to filling every space available. We do appreciate all your support during this busy time and I am sorry where communication doesn’t quite work or we have to make difficult decisions about weather. We were all very disappointed about postponing sports day yesterday. These are never very easy decisions, having to consider many factors including the many parents who have taken time off work. We are trying next Friday, it is the last attempt as there are no more free days available. Whatever the weather we will try to organise some kind of sports day celebration even if it is a very shortened programme. Due to the District Swimming Gala, KS2 are having their Sports Day in the afternoon from 1pm and Keystage 1 with Reception will have theirs from 10am. Please join us for lunch at 12, slightly earlier than usual.

Next week will be the last week of clubs. At the time of writing, the following clubs will be on – Cricket, Cookery, Archery, Martial Arts, Rounders, Table Tennis, Dance with Nicky, Athletics, Pulsar, KS1 Drama.

The Keystage 2 Arts and Sports Award Evening is next Thursday 9th July and is always great fun. Just getting together and recognising individual and team achievements. This will be Mrs Reays final performance! Do come and be inspired by what we celebrate, you may have won something? There will be a bar providing refreshments and the celebrations will start at 6pm.

Finally, on an exciting note, we have partnered with the Stroud Community Café, Star Anise, to provide food education to children from September. This will also include cooking the school lunchtime meals and cooking with the children in the New Children’s Kitchen. This is a very exciting project to bring lunchtime meals into the heart of our education to focus on creating healthy and fit children. We will let you know more soon.

With the ever changing weather please keep an eye on sunny/heat wave days. Children can come in looser fitting clothes when appropriate and please keep the sun screen applied along with hats, long sleeves and water bottles.

Have a lovely weekend.


Animal Fayre Summer Fete

June 15, 2015

Just a few more days until our annual Summer Fete, this year our theme is Animal Fayre.  Come along and enjoy an afternoon of family fun.  Why not enter your dog in our Fun Dog Show.  Lots of stalls and entertainment from 12 noon to 3pm.  Food and refreshments with a Licensed Bar.  Summer Draw at 2.30pm.

Animal Fayre – Stalls and Attractions


Registration – 12 noon to 12.30pm
Judging of Classes – 12.30 to 1.45pm

12:00 – 12:30pm Dog show registration
12:30pm     Class 1 Most handsome male
12:45pm     Class 2 Prettiest female
1:00pm      Class 3 Scruffiest dog
1:15pm      Class 4 Waggiest tail
1:30pm      Class 5 Best Trick
1:45pm      Class 6 Musical Dogs
Family Fun All Afternoon
Fun Dog Show
Pony Rides
Bouncy Castle
BBQ  & Licensed Bar
Summer Draw Raffle Tickets
Refreshments  & Homemade Cakes
Plant Stall & Book Stall
20p Games
Bucket Raffle
Adult and Child Tombola
Candy Floss & Ice Cream
Face Painting
Grand Summer Draw 2.30pm

Judging of Children’s

KS1 & KS2 Drawing
All entries needed to be in by
Friday 19 June 2015
Vegetable Animal Models
In by 12.30pm on 20 June 2015
In by 12.30pm on 20 June 2015
Prize Giving for all
Competitions 2.00pm
Arena Display Area Entertainment
12.15pm to 2.20pm
12:15pm       Choir
2.00pm        Gym display
2:10pm        Drama display
2:20pm        Country Dancing
2.45pm: Toy Dog Parade Grand Finale.
Please support the PTFA’s biggest
fund raising event of the year.
Children must be accompanied
by an adult.




This week’s news…..

June 5, 2015

After a windswept start to the week, the sun has shone and children have enjoyed being outside. During this term we do try to get the children out a lot, so please ensure sun hats are available and a covering of sun protection has been added before school. We are awaiting Sally Reay’s return from holiday to set the new date for our postponed sports day and will let you know in due course.

Our choir are part of the 40th anniversary of the Stratford Park Leisure Centre and will be performing in a singing competition at the Band Stand at 3pm tomorrow. Please support them – they sounded great in our Celebration assembly yesterday. We have also be successful in receiving funding for an ISingPop concert in July, this is in conjunction with St George’s Church. Please put dates in your diaries. Finally, we have signed up to Young Voices this year where over 6000 children sing together in the Birmingham Arena. This fabulous event happens in the Autumn term.

The drama clubs from both keystages are working incredibly hard on their upcoming show – Pirates of the Curry Bean. Please keep dates free, it should be great fun.

This term’s Christian Value is ‘Respect’ and children can earn a Respect value badge through ensuring that their actions match their words. For example, they do what they say will do. A number of children took up the challenge of making their bed in the morning – please let me know on Monday! I look forward to giving out more value badges this term; please remember that any previous value may be awarded at any time. Plus I would love to hear stories of children living out of these values in life outside of school.

Window door mirror - respect

Keep looking at the diary as there are many events this summer term.

Have an enjoyable weekend.


Save the Date for our Summer Fete

March 21, 2015

Our annual Summer Fete is planned this year for Saturday 20th June 2015.  It promises to be a fun packed day including Dog Show and ever popular Raffle.  SAVE THE DATE so you don’t miss out on a fantastic afternoon of fun with all the family.


This week…..

March 20, 2015

We have had a fun end to the week as we shared the awe and wonder of the solar eclipse today looking at the BBC live webcam and spending some time outside trying to feel the changes in light and temperature.  It was difficult to sense a change in light in the shaded area of the canopy but the temperature was cold.  Some children tried out their pin hole cameras and special glasses.

Also on a fun note, lots of Year 3 and 4 enjoyed the Country Dancing festival at Stratford Park on Tuesday – great to see parents and staff doing the Dosey Doe!

Moving from fun to blood, sweat and tears!  Year 5 and 6 took on the triathlon challenge of 30 minutes swimming, cycling and running – huge amounts of tired children in the afternoon!  Well done to the Year winners – Monty Pope and Lauren Ingram in Y6, Alex Courtney and Lizzie Dutton in Y5, and Mr Southcott who won the staff triathlon challenge. The new running track was fab, swimming felt like a rough and tumble session and cycling on the grass was really hard work!

The outside eating area is a big hit with the bank being very popular for sliding down.  We look forward to enjoying many lunchtimes eating outside.

We would like to congratulate Zoe Avastu for being successfully appointed as the new Headteacher  at Eastington Primary School.  Zoe started her teaching life there and is hugely delighted to be returning to lead the school in September.  She has played a significant role in raising the quality of teaching and spirituality within our school. and I am sure everyone would to wish her the best in her next exciting journey. The appointment is another great result for us in creating excellent leaders – now to find the next leaders for Nailsworth.  The Governors and I have a recruitment schedule for next term and look forward to announcing the team for September before Whitsun.

Litter seems a problem again, please can you help keep school tidy by picking up litter where you see it. Some is ours and some is not but if everyone can pick up a piece that would help tremendously.

Have a great weekend.


Parents Evenings

February 26, 2015

Parents evenings will be held on Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 3rd March; look out for the letter coming home to book your appointments.

The times of appointments will be slightly different for classes due to teacher training:

Monday 2nd March – 3.30 to 5pm for Reception, Y3, Y4 & Y6, and 4.15 to 5.30pm for Y1, Y2 & Y5.

Tuesday 3rd March – 3.30 to 6.45pm for Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4 & Y5, and 4.30 to 6.45 for Y6.

The appointments will be made on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so please return the slip as soon as possible stating which slots work best for you.  Your child(ren)’s teacher will allocate the slot(s) and let you know.


Last week of Term 3……

February 13, 2015

We had a lovely Valentines party to end the term. Great singing with lots of children and a few adults (including me!) taking courage in front of the mic at the Karaoke. Thank you to all the PTFA members for making it happen.

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Also lots of children have been enjoying the new climbing frame which the PTFA helped fund with a £1,000 contribution.


All the PTFA take massive action in raising funds and creating enjoyable experiences for the children and their families. Big, big thank you – you are fab role models.

We enjoyed a Culture day across the school today, learning more about Bangladeshi culture. There was amazing cooking in Year 5&6.

Another great sporting result for the Indoor Athletics team who achieved Bronze in the county finals this week.   The boys football team came second in the District Finals, reports to follow after half term. Many thanks to all the parents who supported these activities.

Year 5&6 had fun playing waterpolo this week during swimming and it was amazing to see some of the children mastering tumble turns… It’s my new challenge the next time I go swimming!

Thank you to all the parents who have shared their concerns over the use of the climbing frame during pick up and drop off times. Please can we all take care of children, excited by the new climbing frame, just in case they suddenly appear running across the carpark at these times.

Enjoy the holiday and we look forward to seeing on Monday 23rd February.


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