In October the whole school took part in a “One Planet” week to think more deeply about how wonderful and diverse Planet Earth is. Each phase learnt about a different habitat area including British woodlands in Rainbows, The Rainforest in Year 1 and 2, The Oceans in Year 3 and 4 and The African Savannah in Year 5 and 6.
During the course of the week the children had visits from Gloucestershire wildlife trust, Ecocide and The Green shop where they learnt about topics such as recycling, plastic pollution and climate change. One of the highlights of the week was when we were treated to a fantastic visit from “Walks with Hawks.” The children loved learning about different birds of prey and were also able to hold some of the birds.
Each class went on a trip related to the week’s theme to either Lea Woods, The Living Rainforest, Birmingham Sea life Centre or Cotswold Wildlife Park. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the different animals and learning more about their habitats.
By the end of the week it was clear the children were very passionate about looking after our planet and were particularly keen to learn about climate change and the work of influential people such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunburg.
Our week culminated in an open afternoon where we invited parents and governors into school to see the range of work the children had completed and to sing a song about looking after our World.
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Year 3 and 4 went to the Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset this week on a Viking residential. The children had a fantastic time living like Vikings. They had to make their own food, dress up like Vikings, do chores such as wood chopping, brick making and cleaning wool ready for spinning. They slept in a Viking longhouse on sheepskin rugs. Some people had hardly any sleep but they had a really good time. Here are some pictures of our trip.
We have had a great day today celebrating World Book Day! The children dressed up as their favourite book character and lots of them brought in their favourite books too.
All the classes took part in book-themed activities and designed bunting to go up around class Book Corners. We also had a ‘DEAR’ activity – Drop Everything And Read’ – where the bell goes at random times during the day and the children (and adults!) literally drop what they are doing, pick up their book, and read for five minutes! The children really enjoyed this during the day. Check out our photos of our costume competition winners.
On Tuesday 22nd January we took 60 children to the Young Voices concert in Birmingham. The children had an amazing day and sang their hearts out. They also had the opportunity to sing along side Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet, Beau Dermott from Britain’s Got Talent and Charlene from Basement Jaxx.
On Monday the 17th December we were delighted that the Bishop of Tewkesbury, Rt Revd Robert Springett, came to Bussage Primary School to officially open our new reception area and office.
After a brief ribbon cutting ceremony, the Bishop then attend a special assembly.
The Bishop of Tewkesbury commented; “Such a joy to celebrate with Bussage School the completion of their new entrance hall. A great school with doors wide open to serve the community, firmly rooted in Christian values.”
The Headmaster, Andrew Ferguson added; “Our new reception and office area extension is one of the most significant pieces of structural work to have been completed since the school was first built. We were honoured that Bishop Robert was able to officiate at the official opening today and the children enjoyed performing for and listening to him.”
Thank you to everybody that attended and helped to set up the event.
The whole school took part in a history week to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. During the week the children took part in a WW1 Workshop where they learnt about life as a soldier in the trenches. Each class made clay poppies and doves for a poppy memorial garden display. Other activities included visiting the war memorial in Eastcombe, a WW1 themed school day and a victory tea party. The week culminated in an exhibition of children’s work in the school hall and open classrooms to share their learning with friends and relatives. The whole week was extremely successful and a great experience for the children.
Class 6 performed magnificently on Tuesday 17th July. Have a look at the Y6 Blog for more photographs.
Check out the ‘International links’ link under the school life tab to find out all about our Erasmus+ partnership – ‘Second Chance of Environment’. See all of our recent developments.
During half term, Mrs Barwell, Mrs Hale and I went out to Kenya to visit Shamanei Primary School who we have been linked with since 2015.
We taught a number of lessons including Wake and Shake, Parachute Games and sessions based around Critical Thinking. Both schools are now committing to a three year project looking at:
- – Digital Literacy
- – Citizenship
- – Critical Thinking
We are looking forward to maintaining this highly successful partnership.
A Ferguson Feb 2018