What a wonderful event to be involved in. Congratulations to all those who took part and many thanks to all the staff, families and volunteers who came along to support the children and joined in with the day’s events.
Year 5 had a fantastic day at the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival. They enjoyed singing, dancing and drumming, before challenging themselves to master some of the medieval toys in the jester camp.
The Queen's Camp was their next visit, filled with weaponry, armour and some brilliant demonstrations from the festival characters. One of those involved a very safe demonstration of how to attack an opponent with a sword, using William as an attacker!
After a medieval and rustic lunch, Y5 delved straight into squire training, using spears and shields to fend off the teachers with foam javelins who were waiting to attack!
Archery was the next exciting activity of the day. So many of the children were eager to demonstrate their target skills, with most of them achieving at least one hit to the centre of the target.
The day continued to get even more gripping as Y5 marched to the battlefield to watch the historical war between the Queen and King Edward V. The children could not contain their excitement as one by one, they were handed a weapon of destruction (a foam sword!) Then it was time to attack.
Rowan Class marched ferociously forward towards the French soldiers, screaming in anger to defeat the Queen's men. One by one, the soldiers fell to the ground and the Blue Unicorns (Y5 as we know them) walked confidently away from the troops with their heads held high. The Queen was defeated and Y5 were victorious!
The day was not over yet. The final activity of the day was to watch an extremely entertaining show from the jesters. The staff and children laughed, cheered, booed and gasped as the jesters performed a variety of dangerous, yet amusing tricks. A great way to end an amazing medieval experience!
Many thanks to all the staff and volunteers who went along to support the children and joined in with the day’s events.
Wednesday 6th July
On Wednesday 2016 ten children from Y5 were selected to attend Sherdon’s Golf Club at Tredington to take part in the annual Tri Golf Festival. The children participated in activities such as Chip It In, Bullseye, Longest Drive, Target Putting, and Penalty Shootout. It was a lovely morning and the children enjoyed themselves playing golf in the sunshine. Many thanks to Richard Ballard for organising this event and to Tewkesbury School Y10 Sports Leaders for helping to run it.
Tuesday 5th July
On Tuesday 5th July our Y4 cricket team travelled to Wycliffe College in Stonehouse to play in the Kwik Cricket County Finals. They played matches against Leighterton, Dinglewell and Hanham Abbots. The level of competition was very high and the children enjoyed the opportunity to compete. Unfortunately, Tirlebrook did not progress to the next round despite showing determination and teamwork but can feel proud of their achievement. Thank you to Mrs Gosden and Mrs Assheton for their support.
Eco Council - Tuesday 5th July 2016
Eco Council’s design for this year’s Tewkesbury in Bloom Wheelbarrow entry has come together in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. The carefully selected plants and individually made bunting was collected this week and is now on display at The Bell in Tewkesbury. Our grateful thanks go to Jan Ellery for her work with Eco Council on this project.
Volunteers in the Community
It was lovely to welcome volunteers from the Halifax into school this week. They have worked incredibly hard (in spite of the weather) to tidy the Spiritual Garden and to paint the fence that surrounds it. A huge thank you to them for their efforts – what a difference they’ve made!
On Thursday 30th June 2016 eight children from Y4 represented Tirlebrook in the Kwik Cricket Tournament at Tewkesbury Cricket Club. They played brilliantly, beating both Swindon Village and Twyning, to progress to the Kwik Cricket County Finals on Tuesday 5th July 2016. Many thanks to Mrs. Gosden for accompanying them. Congratulations and wishing them all the best in the County Finals next week!
Oak Tree Class welcomed lots of visitors into class on Tuesday as their families came along to this term’s ‘Stay & Play’ sessions. The children enjoyed showing them around their learning environment and sharing a range of activities with them.
Thank you to everyone who came along and for the lovely and supportive comments received by the staff.
Year 6 Residential:
If you have been keeping an eye on the Elder Tree Class blog you will have seen for yourself some of the amazing experiences our Y6 children have been having on their residential trip. A huge thank you to the staff who have looked after them - Miss Featonby, Mr Tomkins, Mrs White and especially Mr Lockley.
What a wonderful opportunity the children have had to explore the Isle of Wight and immerse themselves in a wide range of activities, learning opportunities and adventures.
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