Happiness Week

November 17th, 2017
This week everyone at school has been learning skills for keeping themselves safe from bullying and how to look after their mental health. During the week they have taken part in yoga, samba drumming and role play on how to deal with different situations. They have also created a happiness pebble for display around the school.

Learning about equality

Role-playing dealing with bullying.


Football Tournament

November 3rd, 2017

Two teams of Hawks travelled to Cirencester Arena to represent the school in a football tournament against other local primaries. There was a huge amount of determination on display and it was really pleasing to see everyone demonstrating excellent levels of respect to the other team whatever the result. After all of the games, there were some successful results as well as lots on things to work on in training. One of the teams also managed to finish second overall which was a fantastic effort. Well done everyone!

Year 3/4 football teams

Healthy Meal

October 20th, 2017

The Hawks have been learning how to cook a healthy meal as part of their topic of ‘Feeling Fit’. They learnt about a healthy diet and then helped design a meal that would be part of a balanced diet. While they were making the meal, they learnt knife skills and how to work hygienically. When the meal of chicken couscous, followed by mango and banana muffins, was ready, everyone really enjoyed tasting the result of their hard work. They have taken their recipes home and will be able to prepare a delicious meal for their families as well! A full gallery of pictures is available on the school website.

Baking Skills

Cooking Skills

Cutting Skills


South Cerney

October 2nd, 2017

As part of their topic, ‘Feeling Fit’, the Hawks were lucky to be invited to South Cerney to take part in some water sports. It was a really enjoyable day with new skills being learnt in sailing, kayaking and canoeing. An important taster session for sports that they can continue to enjoy as they get older.

New Sailing Skills


Water Sports are Fun!


October 1st, 2017
The Hawks have been learning about the functions of different types of teeth and were wondering how toothpaste worked. They have been making their own toothpaste and testing how well it worked compared to toothpaste they could buy at the shops.

Brushing ‘teeth’

Clean ‘teeth’

Cleaning ‘teeth’

Making toothpaste!

The Digestive System

September 18th, 2017

The Hawks have been learning about the digestive system. They collaborated to take Mr Wilkinson’s breakfast through the digestive system. Everyone really enjoyed finding out about each stage of the process and there were some particularly gooey results!!

From the mouth to the oesophagus.

From the oesophagus to the stomach.

Learning about digestion.

First Aid

September 13th, 2017
To begin the topic of ‘Feeling Fit!’ the Hawks have been learning how to look after each other. St John’s Ambulance visited the school to teach everyone how to react if they found someone who was unwell and some aspects of first aid they could administer. It was a fantastic beginning to term and helped everyone think more about their bodies.

Tour de Avening

July 3rd, 2017

To celebrate the start of the Tour de France the Hawks wanted to take part in their own cycling challenge. They brought their bikes to school and Mr Jennings kindly came in to share his expertise. They learnt about the checks they need to do before they go for a ride and some important safety information. Then they completed challenges to test their ability to control their bike. Importantly, they also had lots of fun!

Fun on the bikes!

Tour de Avening

Ready to go!

Plant Puzzles!

June 13th, 2017

To help the Hawks learn to identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants they were given a puzzle. They had four plants in pieces and then had to put them back together again. Some super collaboration skills helped everyone put together their plant. They were able to examine similarities and differences between the plants and recognise the functions of the different parts.

Building a Plant!

Plant Puzzle!

Puzzling Plants!

Cheltenham Science Festival

June 7th, 2017
The Hawks enjoyed their inspiring trip to Cheltenham Science Festival. Everyone got to experience some fantastic exhibits and learnt such a lot. A brilliant talk about body part was entertaining and informative. We even saw Evie’s winning entry to the inventor competition! A full gallery of pictures are on the school website.

Science in Action!

Teamwork in Science!

Lots of activities!

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