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.


February 10th, 2020

A team of Hawks really enjoyed having the opportunity to take part in dodgeball, handball, endball, cricket and relay games run by Kingshill Sports Leaders. It was great to be able to collaborate with pupils from other schools.

Key Steps Gymnastics

January 27th, 2020

Some of the Hawks enjoyed representing the school in a gym competition against other local schools. They were able to apply the skills they have been learning in PE and perform in front of an audience. Well done team!

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.

Y3/4 Football Tournament

November 25th, 2019

Another Year 3 and 4 team took part in a great tournament at Cirencester Arena. For many of the team, this was the first time they had represented the school in competitive matches. Even so, it was really pleasing to see everyone taking pride in having the opportunity to play for the school and really enjoy themselves. It was pleasing to see they were willing to try something new and have fun competing as part of a team. They were also thinking about how they could improve their performance after each match and it was fantastic to see their performances improve. Well done everyone! 

Y3/4 Football Tournament

November 19th, 2019

One of our Year 3/4 football teams took part in a tournament in Cirencester. They started very quickly and scored four goals in their first match! They weren’t quite able to keep that rate of scoring up but played some good passing football in the other matches. Everyone enjoyed testing their skills in a competitive environment demonstrating excellent levels of respect for the opposition. The other Year 3/4 team are looking forward to taking part in their tournament next week.

November 15th, 2019

In the Hawks, this term we have been looking closely at the Human body, taking a special look at the Digestive system. This has been a highly engaging, if not a little messy, topic, that we have all really enjoyed. We have looked specifically at the journey our food takes, and all of the different organs involved. This was a lot clearer to see once we had modelled the journey, squeezing Weetabix and banana through various tubes and tights to help us model the function of the organs. We were also lucky enough to have Explorer Dome come in and speak to the class regarding Digestion, where we were able to put our knowledge to the test and learn some new fun facts from some real scientists!

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