Well done to all our cross country runners who competed in the Cross Country Race at The Vineyards on Thursday 12th October at 4pm. What a fantastic team!
Since completing Old Spot’s European Trot, we have been eager to create another challenge for the children as they complete their daily Tirlebrook 10 (10 minutes of sustained activity around our school circuit every day).
Last year, many of the KS2 children were greatly inspired by one of our visitors during Health & Wellbeing Week, Nicky Harveson, who cycled from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for charity.
We have decided to follow suit and the next Tirlebrook 10 challenge will take each of our classes on a virtual run from Cornwall to the north-east tip of Scotland, our route covering a distance of approximately 1000 miles. This time, however, is a competition! The children will be representing their classes to see who can complete the journey first. Willow Tree Class will take on Cherry Tree Class and the combined forces of Little Oaks and Oak Tree Class, whilst there will be a separate competition across the juniors.
Do look out for the maps in the school library window and in the school hall which will show the progress the children are making. We are delighted that so many children are motivated to raise their heart rate and participate so positively in the Tirlebrook 10.
All the children (including those attending Little Oaks on Tuesday morning) have had the opportunity to spend time in the Life Education mobile classroom this week and enjoy fun, engaging and memorable sessions. All pupils have met Harold the Giraffe, had discussions and watched short films appropriate to their age group about healthy eating, drugs (legal and illegal) and their effects, the body and how it works, friendships and their influence, and how choices and behaviours can affect children’s health.
It has been lovely to share some time with our Stars of the Week today. They stood out in school last week for their positive attitudes and behaviour. What a great group of children!
Welcome to the Reception Class children who started today. What an exciting time for you and your families as you begin your journey through primary school. It has been lovely to begin getting to know you.
It has been wonderful to hear that many Tirlebrook children have been immersed in reading over the holiday by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Some of those who have completed the challenge and gained their medal and certificate have brought their certificates into school to share their achievement already. Remember… you have until 10th September to complete the challenge!
A huge thank you to everyone involved with making the Tirlebrook Summer Fair such a success. We are thrilled to let you know that the final amount raised for the school was £1896.53. This is a fantastic achievement and we will let you know about the good use it is put to for the benefit of all our pupils.
A special thanks to Karen Ferrier and Anna Garrott for their wonderful organisation and enthusiasm, to all the staff who helped out on the day and to all those who came along to lend their support. Well done!
This term’s topics are:
« Little Oaks Nursery Class & Reception – Oak Tree Class – ‘Hello!’
« Year 1 – Cherry Tree Class – ‘African Adventures’
« Year 2 – Willow Tree Class – ‘Fire, Fire!’
« Year 3 – Maple Tree Class – ‘Savage Stone Age’
« Year 4 – Silver Birch Tree Class – ‘Roaming Romans’
« Year 5 – Rowan Tree Class – ‘Groovy Greeks’
« Year 6 – Elder Tree Class – ‘Friend or Foe’
Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the summer break and are looking forward to an exciting and inspiring year ahead. The Tirlebrook team have been working and planning together to ensure that our school continues to provide a great educational experience for all our pupils.
It has been lovely to see the children coming into school with such positive attitudes in their new year groups and showing enthusiasm for the learning opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
As the children settle into their new classes and the rules and routines of school, we will continue to work to establish our school’s core values of: Positive Attitude, Community, Creativity & Environment
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