Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Girls’ Football vs Springbank

In what was likely to be our final girls’ football game of the year, the Warden Hill team saved their best performance for last. Facing a Springbank team who were unbeaten to this point, the girls demonstrated their quality, competitiveness, skill and confidence against an excellent side. A brace from Evie and another from Amber put us 3-0 up at half time, before Evie completed her hat-trick and SPA scored a consolation goal as the game ended 4-1.

This was the best opposition the team had faced since the cup finals phase before Christmas and really demonstrated the progress they’ve made as a team.

They finish the group with 3 wins out of 4 games!

Cheltenham Gold Cup

We were lucky enough to receive a visit from the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup – along with Andre and Laura from Cheltenham Racecourse and the winning horse A Plus Tard (or possibly Jason disguised as A Plus Tard).

Andre shared with the children many facts about the race and the cup itself, for example that the cup is valued at about £500,000 and that the first Cheltenham Gold Cup was actually run on top of Cleeve Hill not at the racecourse!

Some of the children were rewarded with scarves and our very own pair of Rubys got to dress up in jockey silks! Our school councillors even stayed for a photo with the historic trophy.

What a way to start a Wednesday!

Building Work Update

03/02/2023

Continued:

  • The installation of lights to the main hall
  • The M&E second fix to the ground floor classrooms
  • The installation of mirrors to the WCs and hygiene room
  • Decoration to the ground floor classrooms
  • The installation of external fencing
  • Floor finishes to the ground floor
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • Groundworks – Installing kerbs, edgings and block paving
  • The installation of bespoke furniture

27/01/2023

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the ground floor corridor and main hall
  • The M&E second fix on the ground floor
  • Installation of the play top equipment
  • The installation of IPS panelling to the ground floor
  • Decoration to the ground floor classrooms
  • The installation of external fencing
  • Floor finishes to the ground floor
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • Groundworks – Installing kerbs, edgings and block paving

20/01/2023

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the ground floor corridor
  • The Installation of classroom lights and ceiling tiles to the ground floor
  • The M&E second fix on the ground floor
  • The cladding to the front elevation
  • Installation of the handrail and glass to stairwell 1
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • The installation of toilets and IPS panelling to the ground floor
  • Decoration to the ground floor classrooms
  • Floor finishes to the first floor
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • Groundworks – Installing kerbs and edgings

13/01/2023

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the ground floor classrooms and first floor corridor
  • The Installation of classroom lights
  • Plastering works to the entrance lobby
  • The M&E first fix on the ground floor
  • The cladding to the front elevation
  • Installation of the handrail to stairwell
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • Decoration to the ground floor classrooms
  • Floor finishes to the first floor
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • General ground works

06/01/2023

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the ground floor classrooms
  • The Installation of classroom lights
  • Plastering works to the stairwells 
  • The M&E first fix on the ground floor
  • The cladding to the front elevation
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works  
  • Decoration to the ground floor classrooms
  • Works to the balcony
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • General ground works

23/12/2022

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the ground floor classrooms and first floor corridor
  • The White rock to the hyenine room and other areas
  • Plastering works to the ground floor corridor
  • The installation of the lift
  • The M&E first fix on the ground and first floor
  • The cladding to the front elevation
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • Decoration to the ground floor classrooms
  • Tarmacking to the rear of the building
  • Screed to the hall
  • M&E progress in the plant room

09/12/2022

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the first floor and main hall
  • Plastering works on the first and ground floor
  • The M&E first fix on the ground and first floor
  • The boarding and to the ground floor
  • Dot and dabbing on the ground and first floor
  • The cladding to the front and rear elevation
  • The decorating works to the main hall, ground floor and the first floor
  • Mist coating to the ground floor classrooms
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • The installation of the radiators on both floors
  • Continued carpentry works on both floors
  • Groundworkers grading the field side in preparation for tarmac

Next week will see us continue with the above; begin installation of the lift and bring the screeders back for the hall

02/12/2022

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the first-floor classrooms
  • The installation of the curtain wall
  • Plastering works in the first and ground floor classrooms and main hall
  • The M&E first fix on the ground and first floor
  • The boarding and metal partitions to the ground floor
  • Dot and dabbing on the ground and first floor
  • The cladding to the front and rear elevation
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • The decorating works to the main hall, ground floor and the first floor
  • Mist coating to the ground floor classrooms
  • M&E progress in the plant room
  • The installation of the sinks into the WCs
  • Continued installing door frames, doors and glass in the admin/staff areas

25/11/2022

Continued:

  • The grid ceiling to the first floor classrooms
  • The installation of the balcony door
  • Plastering works in the first and ground floor classrooms, staff room toilets and admin area  
  • The M&E first fix on the ground and first floor
  • The boarding and metal partitions to the ground floor
  • Dot and dabbing on the ground and first floor
  • The cladding to the front and rear elevation
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • Mist coating to the ground floor classrooms
  • M&E progress in the plant room

11/11/2022

Continued:

  • Continued plastering works in the first and ground floor classrooms, staff room toilets and admin area  
  • The M&E first fix has continued on the ground and first floor
  • Boarding and metal partitions to the ground floor and have continued the breakout areas, staff offices/meeting room on the first floor and lift shaft
  • Dot and dabbing on the ground and first floor
  • The cladding to the rear elevation
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • Misting systems on the ground floor
  • Mist coating to the ground floor classrooms
  • Continued M&E progress in the plant room
  • Continued MF ceilings on the first floor
  • Continued plastering the MF ceilings on the first floor

This week we also began screeding the ground floor classrooms and practical areas.

This week will see us continue with the above and begin screeding the ground floor and began installing the BMS wiring.

07/11/2022

Continued:

  • Continued plastering works in the first and ground floor classrooms, staff room toilets and admin area  
  • The M&E first fix has continued on the ground and first floor
  • Boarding and metal partitions to the ground floor and have continued the breakout areas, staff offices/meeting room on the first floor and lift shaft
  • Dot and dabbing on the ground and first floor
  • The cladding to the rear elevation
  • Air sealing and fire stopping works
  • The drainage and curbing works to the field side
  • Misting systems on the ground floor
  • Mist coating to the ground floor classrooms
  • IPS systems to the ground floor toilets
  • Continued M&E progress in the plant room
  • Fire alarm works

This week we also began installing the doors and glass on the first floor, began installing skirting and kitchen units to the first floor, began MF Ceiling works on the first floor, and plastered one of the stairs ready for mist coating and concreted the bin store and heat pump area.

This week will see us continue with the above and begin screeding the ground floor   

28/10/2022

Continued:

  • Continued plastering works in the first and ground floor classrooms, staff room toilets and first floor hallway
  • The M&E first fix has continued on the ground and first floor
  • Boarding and metal partitions to the ground floor and have began the breakout areas and staff offices/meeting room on the first floor
  • Dot and dabbing on the ground floor
  • The cladding to the rear elevation
  • Air sealing works
  • The drainage and curbing works to the field side
  • Misting systems on both floors

This week we also began works in the plant room, began painting misting coats in both floors classrooms and began installing the IPS systems in the first floor toilets,

Next week will see us continue with the above and begin the IPS on the ground floor  

21/10/2022

Continued:

  • Continued plastering the first-floor classrooms and ground floor toilets
  • The M&E first fix has continued on the ground and first floor
  • Boarding and metal partitions to the ground floor and boarding to the first floor classrooms and toilets
  • Dot and dabbing in the reception toilets and both floors’ classrooms
  • The cladding to the field side, and admin side
  • The installation of window frames and glass on the ground floor
  • Air sealing works
  • Lightning protection works  
  • The drainage works to the field side

This week we also painted the plant room floor, began installing the external doors, began installing the misting systems to the first floor, constructing the curbs and flat stone to the field side.

Next week will see us continue with the above, begin installing the IPS systems in the year 6 classrooms.

14/10/2022

Continued:

  • Boarding on the first and ground floor
  • Roof works to the field side, hall and admin area
  • The M&E first fix has continued the ground floor and first floor
  • The partition works on the first and ground floor
  • The install of the window frames and glass on the ground floor
  • Continued taping and jointing the partitions
  • The air sealing works
  • Dabbing the first floor
  • Installing the bulk heads
  • The ducting works

This week we also screeded the wet areas on the ground floor, and painted a mist coat on the plant room walls.

07/10/2022

Continued:

  • Boarding on the first and ground floor
  • the roof works field side roof
  • the M&E first fix has continued the ground floor and first floor
  • the partition works in the admin area and below the field side roof
  • Installing the services into the plant room
  • The partition works for the kitchen
  • The install of the window frames and glass on the ground floor
  • Continued taping and jointing the partitions
  • The air sealing works

This week we also began dot and dabbing on the first floor,

Next week will see us continue with the above, and begin screeding the wet areas on the ground floor,

03/10/2022

Continued:

  • Boarding on the first and ground floor
  • the roof works on the admin, hall, and field side
  • the M&E first fix has continued the ground floor and first floor
  • the partition works in the admin area and below the field side roof
  • Installing the services into the plant room
  • The partition works for the kitchen
  • The install of the window frames on the ground floor
  • Continued taping and jointing the partitions
  • The air sealing works

This week we have also began; the construction and concrete pour of the air-source heat pump and misting system tank area, installed the windcatchers to the admin area roof, and we have dropped the field side scaffold and loading bay.

23/09/2022

Continued:

  • Boarding on the first and ground floor
  • the roof works on the admin, hall, and field side
  • the M&E first fix has continued the ground floor and first floor
  • the partition works in the admin area and below the field side roof
  • Digging and backfilling the service trenches in the main yard and near the site entrance
  • Installing the services into the plant room
  • The partition works for the kitchen

This week we have also began; the install of the window frames on the ground floor field side, the install of the single ply membrane on the balcony, installing the door linings on the first floor and we began plastering the plant room,

Next week will see us continue with the above, drop the field side scaffold,  bring in a crane for the continued mechanical works

09/09/2022

Continued:

  • The first fix on the ground floor
  • The metal stud on the first floor
  • the roof works on the admin roof, hall roof and field side roof
  • the M&E first fix has continued on the ground floor
  • installing ducts to both the ground floor and the first floor
  • Boarding the first floor
  • The metal stud partitions on the first floor
  • The metal stud partitions in the admin area
  • Containment works for the first floor electrical
  • The air sealing works
  • Digging the service trenches in the main yard and near the site entrance
  • Installing the services
  • The partition works for the kitchen
  • Installing the top sheets and insulation to the admin/lower roof

We have completed, the installation of the top sheets and insulation of the hall roof and field side roof,

Next week will see us continue with the above, begin installing the solar panels on the field side, and welcome another site manager to the team; Marlon Butt

05/09/2022

Continued:

  • The first fix on the ground floor
  • The metal stud on the first floor
  • the roof works on the admin roof, hall roof and field side roof
  • the M&E first fix has continued on the ground floor
  • installing ducts to both the ground floor and the first floor
  • Boarding the first floor
  • The metal stud partitions on the first floor
  • The metal stud partitions in the admin area
  • Containment works for the first floor electrical
  • The air sealing works

And we have begun:

  • Digging the service trenches in the main yard
  • Installing the services
  • Filling the gaps in the masonry left out for the netters
  • The partition works for the kitchen
  • Installing the top sheets and insulation on the field side roof and hall roof

Next week will see us continue with the above and begin installing the solar panels on the field side.

26/08/2022

Continued:

  • The first fix on the ground floor
  • The metal stud on the first floor
  • the roof works on the admin roof, hall roof and field side roof have commenced
  • the M&E firs fix has continued on the ground floor
  • installing ducts to both the ground floor and the first floor

And we have begun:

  • Boarding the plant room
  • Boarding the first floor
  • The metal stud partitions in the admin area
  • The drainage on the field side of the building
  • Containment works for the first floor electrical
  • The air sealing works

Next week will see us continue with the above and bring back the bricklayers to begin filling in the gaps left out for the netters, and continue in our preparations for students and staff returning in September.

19/08/2022

Continued:

  • The scaffold strip
  • Boarding to the ground floor
  • Progressing the partition works on the first floor
  • The first fix works on the ground floor
  • The installation of the ducts
  • Continued the drainage works

We have begun:

  • The construction of both the hall side roof and the field side roof

Next week will see us continue with the above and begin air sealing works.

05/08/2022

Since we last issued progress photos we have; continued with the scaffold strip, continued boarding the ground floor, continued installing the windows on the ground floor, continued with the M&E containment and chasing works on the ground floor, we have begun boarding the first-floor steels, begun and finished the netting for the hall and admin prior to commencing the roof liner sheets. We have also commenced some drainage diversion works between the two existing buildings.

Next week will see another crane on-site installing the roof liner sheets and continuing with the above works.

22/07/2022

Since we last issued progress photos the masonry and scaffold works have continued, began installing the soleplate on the first floor, continued the installation of the windows to the first floor, commenced the M&E containment works, continued with the installation of the facias, soffits and guttering to the main block.

Next week will see us continue with the above, begin the partition works on the first floor and begin installing the windows on the ground floor.

15/07/2022

We have continued with installing the window frames on the first floor, continued with the construction of the partition walls along the ground-floor, the scaffolding and masonry works have continued, we have continued installing the containment works for the electrical works, began the wall chasing in the main block, and we have installed another external wall out of the structural framing system.

Next week will see us continue with all the above, begin taking down the main roof edge protection and netting and begin the construction of the hall roof.

01/07/2022

Since we last issued our progress photos, we have commenced the intumescent paint to the steels supporting the first floor, commenced the fire encasement to ground floor beams, began installing the window frames to the first floor, installed the SFS to the hall roof and the brickwork and scaffold have progressed further.

Next week will see us continue with all the above, begin installing the facias, guttering and downpipes and continue with the removal of the main roof edge protection.

10/06/2022

The scaffolders and bricklayers have made good progress, the painters have progressed further with the RIW. Next week will see us begin the intumescent paint of the steels, commence fire encasement around the steels and install the stone cills.

20/05/2022

The blockwork and Bradstone has progressed up to and beyond the first-floor level on the main block and the masonry is up to eaves level on the field facing lower roof area. The masonry to the admin, plant room and hall area is constructed up to the first lift.  The optima lintels have been installed above the Ground floor windows.

Moving into the next two weeks we will be continuing with the masonry works up to roof level on the main block, the scaffolding will progress, the steel erectors will be installing steels at first floor level and around the hall parapet. The SFS systems to the first-floor main block and around the hall parapets will continue. The windows will be delivered and the steel fire protection works will commence.

6/05/2022

We have poured the concrete to the first-floor slab, installed the first lift of scaffold around the two-story section of the building.

The blockwork and the bradstone is continuing to progress. Next week will see us continue with the masonry, continue the scaffold installation, and begin intumescent painting to the steels.

22/04/2022

We have installed the first-floor metal decking, began installing the roof sheets and preparing for the top sheets. The blockwork is progressing, and we have also commenced the bradstone to the main block. Next week will see us lay the reinforcements to the first floor and pour the concrete, as well as continue the first lift of scaffolding.

8/04/2022

This week we have installed the pre-cast concrete stairs, the roofing edge protection, netting, and commenced brickwork. Next week will see us continue masonry and commence the first-floor concrete deck along with the high-level roofing.

29/03/2022

Bird’s eye view of the building work progress

18/03/2022

25/03/2022

We have completed the installation of the steel frame. Next week will see us install the stairs, begin blackjacking the steels and brickwork will commence.

11/03/2022

This week we have completed the installation of the pre-cast concrete planks and began concreting around the bolt boxes. Next week will see us begin installing the steel frame.

25/02/2022

This week we have completed the stormwater drainage. We have also installed a temporary ramp to the infant School and extended the artificial grass area as well as completing the substructure masonry. Next week will see us install the precast concrete planks and continue with the foul drainage.

11/02/2022

This week we have continued putting in the drainage, completed the foundation pour, and commenced the substructure masonry.

Next week will see us continue the substructure masonry and continue putting in the drainage in preparation for the concrete planks the following week.

14/01/2022

13/1/2022

Building Work Schedule:


January

  • Concrete delivery for foundations.
  • Masonry (Block) deliveries commence

February

  • w/c 31st Jan Precast ground floor installation commences
  • w/c 14th February – Steel frame installation commences.

March

  • Installation of first floor metal deck flooring.
  • Concrete topping of the first floor
  • Masonry works ongoing

April

  • Masonry works and deliveries ongoing.
  • Roofing deliveries and installation commence – approx.

07/12/2021

22/11/2021

https://www.egcarter.co.uk/

The new school will replace the existing building at the Cheltenham school with work starting on Monday, 22 November.

The ceremony, on Thursday, 11 November, was attended by Cllr Philip Robinson, Cabinet member for Economy, Education and Skills at Gloucestershire County Council, Cllr Emma Nelson, representatives of Warden Hill Primary School and the Gloucestershire County Council framework contractors, E G Carter & Co Ltd who are delivering the new school.

Girls’ Football Update

Over the past two Mondays, our girls’ team have played two games in their ESFA Girls’ Football League. They travelled to Leckhampton (having already played them twice this season) and won the game 2-0 – a game in which Amber was player of the match. Another success followed a week later when Darby capped her player of the match performance with the final goal in a 5-0 win. 

The girls have their final group game ahead next week, against Springbank. 

Forest School

It was great to get back up to Forest School in January and 2B have really made the most of every minute, totally undaunted by the cold.

In fact finding that it had rained and all the water had frozen turned out to be an absolute highlight for the children; big lumps of it were broken up with trowels, it was stirred up and cooked and it was rolled in the mud. I will certainly be making ice for future sessions – it was so popular.
Even without ice though the mud kitchen is always a hit. Alongside wonderful chocolate cakes and mugs full of hot chocolate, cookies have been a big feature with 2B who also ran a 1000 * restaurant from one of our trees. Edible paint was painted on the walls and I was treated to all manner of very pretty dishes! The food is almost always charged for and change is always given, which is a constant reminder to me of how much the children learn through play.

Den building has been a very popular too with some children happily working alone to achieve their own vision, whilst large groups worked together collaboratively which is so good for their social skills. The dinosaurs have been out and about guarding dens and looking very fierce, and our new flower chalk boards have been used for menus, recipes, and showing who lives where.

On a particularly wet afternoon we did some clay work which produced some really wonderful forest school animal outcomes, and I am always impressed to find the pegs being used to form beautiful artwork.

I really do believe that there is something for everyone in Forest School: it is a great leveller amongst the children who are limited only by their wonderful imaginations.

Sessions will be offered to 2T next then both year 1 classes followed by reception as we move into the summer.

Mrs Chavasse

Author Visit: Jane Porter

Award-winning picture book writer and illustrator, Jane Porter, is a special guest of Warden Hill Primary School on Tuesday, February 14th.

Bookwagon Limited invites you to purchase copies of Jane Porter’s wonderful books at discount, with free delivery to Warden Hill Primary School.

Jane will sign books during her visit.

Jane Porter

Author, Illustrator

Jane Porter is an award-winning children's author and illustrator. A former gardening writer, Jane has written and illustrated several picture books including Pink Lion (Walker), King Otter and Tiny Penguins and the New Baby (both Simon & Schuster). Her author collaboration with illustrator Maisie Paradise Shearring, The Boy Who Loved Everyone, won the Little Rebels Award in 2020 and a Christopher's Award in 2022, and the follow-up, The Girl Who Noticed Everything (Walker Books) is a Sunday Times 'best children's book of the year' for 2022.

Young Voices 2023

On Wednesday 11th January, our 43-strong Young Voices choir set out off to Birmingham to join 6,000 other pupils in their annual Young Voices concert. After lunch and a thorough rehearsal, thousands of friends and family members joined arrived to become our audience for the evening and enjoy the performances of not just the YV choir, but also Heather Small, The Beatbox Collective, Urban Strides street dancers and other fantastic performers. As ever, our choir were incredible, loved the occasion, sang brilliantly and behaved impeccably – as the night’s host said, you did us and yourselves proud!

World Cup Redesign Competition

Thank you to all pupils for their entries. Over 50 redesigns were submitted in 3 categories.

Two winners in each category were chosen. Please see the winning designs below.

Please get in touch with Mr. Roberts (thesportscoachuk@gmail.com) to collect your child’s prize.

I hope you all enjoyed the World Cup and see you all in the New Year!

Ella

Ethan

Year 3

Luke

Year 5

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Alice

Ted

Year 3

Patron of Reading

13 December 2022

Christmas Video

21 October 2022

Lesley Parr has put together a list of Halloween-ish books for our pupils. Take a look!

23 September 2022

Lesley Parr has confirmed her first in-person visit to our school and we can’t wait to meet her on Monday 3rd October. She has also sent us her latest book’s cover reveal.

14 September 2022

We love reading in our school and we are always looking for ways to share this love of reading, so we are delighted to announce that Lesley Parr has agreed to be our very first ‘Patron of Reading’ at our school. This means that Lesley will be ‘our’ author and work with us over the year promoting reading for pleasure, sharing snippets of her new book and visiting our school and working with our children. Lesley recorded a ‘welcome video’ for our children introducing herself and we shared this with them in our whole school assembly.

Lesley Parr

Children's Author

I grew up in South Wales, at the bottom of a valley and quite near a seaside steelworks. Now I live in the middle of England (almost as far from the sea as it’s possible to get) with my husband. I share my time between writing stories, tutoring adults and teaching at a primary school. Apart from books, rugby union is my favourite thing in the world, especially if Wales is winning. I graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People. The Valley of Lost Secrets is my first book.