Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Advent Book

“How Winston Delivered Christmas is a book written in 24 and a half chapters. You should start reading it on the 1st of December, and then read one chapter a day in the run-up to the 25th. The half chapter at the end is to be read on Christmas day itself!”

 

Christmas at Warden Hill

Dear Parents,

Our Christmas events have now been published on our website calendar. You can also download them in a form of a list or a poster for your convenience.

In line with the Local Authority’s guidance, all our Christmas events will be risk assessed and additional measures of control will be implemented as necessary.

As a result, we have adapted what we would normally do, to ensure we run them as safely as possible, but still allowing us to celebrate this time of the year with our children.

Year R, 1 and 2 will all take on the theme as carol singers and will be outside under the shelter.

KS2 Carol Service is still going ahead at St Philip and St James’ Church but there will be additional measures we will have to put in place to make this happen. One of the positive elements is that it is a very large indoor space with excellent height to allow for increased air space.

The most important thing in all of this is, that we will be able to come together at different times through December as a school community and enjoy the lead up to Christmas with our children.

Thank you for your understanding and here’s to a very festive feeling over the next few weeks.

Kind regards

Georgina Flooks
Headteacher

Open Mornings

OPEN MORNINGS

We are happy to invite prospective parents of children starting Reception in September 2022.

We have limited spaces to 24 for each morning. Please book your place here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wardenhill

ODD SOCKS DAY

Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week

Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion or to buy expensive costumes.  All you have to do to take part is wear odd socks to your school, at work of at home, it couldn’t be simpler!  Odd Socks day will take place on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week each year to help raise awareness of bullying.

Pudsey day at Warden Hill

We will be fundraising for Children in Need on Friday 19 November.

We have set up a JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pudsey-day-at-warden-hill


We encourage everyone to donate. Children are asked to wear something spotty alongside their school uniform: spotty pair of socks, spots on their faces, spotty t-shirt etc.

We will also play the Guess How Many Spots In The Jar game. 50p per guess (coins in envelopes, please).

It’s Good to Grow

FREE gardening equipment for your school

For every £10 you spend (in store or online) at Morrisons, you’ll get a Grow Token to help your school get everything they need to get growing. Download the MyMorrisons app today to start collecting Grow Tokens and choose the school you’d like to donate them to.

Your chosen school will be able to exchange their Grow Tokens for FREE gardening equipment to get kids growing.

If you haven’t already, select Warden Hill Primary School on the MyMorrisons app to donate your Grow Tokens to help us get gardening equipment for our school.

https://my.morrisons.com/blog/community/good-to-grow/

 

Welcome Back Video

Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a lovely break and can’t wait to come back to the classroom. Please watch our Welcome Back video before you come to school on Thursday to familiarise yourself with the essential information.

See you soon!



Year 6 micro:bit Computing

Year 6 micro:bit Computing

Year 6 have been focusing on coding during their computing unit. They have been using micro:bits to create step counters, magnet detectors and a variety of other projects.

The micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world.

When we used the Micro:bits, we created a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. After playing this with our friends, we made a step counter. I thought it was really fun and enjoyed the Rock, Paper, Scissors game the most – I’ve even thought about asking for a Micro:bit from my parents so I can try it at home!
Vanessa 6B

https://microbit.org/