Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Rafa: Young Writers’ Winner

Huge congratulations to Rafa, who was one of the overall winners of the Young Writers’ poetry competition.

What is it?

It is an object,
Full of colour and twists,
Each side my favourite.
Have you guessed it already?

It has the colour red,
Stands for my passion,
For something I love -
Something called 'reading'!

It has the colour blue,
Stands for the sky and ocean,
For something I believe -
No limit to what I can achieve!

It has the colour green,
Stands for outdoors,
For everything I enjoy -
Games, long walks and enjoying nature!

It has the colour orange,
Stands for my favourite season
For something I am in awe -
Simply stunning shades of autumn!

It has the colour white,
Stands for my love for family,
For everything I cherish -
Purity and care around!

Finally, the colour yellow,
Stands for something I wake up to,
For something I look up to -
Bright and shining sun!

Have you guessed it?
If you have, you've smashed it
Well done! For it is -
My magical Rubik's Cube!

Rafa, 5R

Book of Condolence for Queen Elizabeth II

Last week our school community visited St Christopher’s Church to write in the book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II. It will come as no surprise that our children were an absolute credit to us. One of the church wardens commented on how respectfully and silently each child waited to sign their name or write a short note in the book.

Here are some of the year 1 messages:

Building Work Update

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.

House Captains

Congratulations to the newly elected House Captains for this term. The names were announced during last week’s assembly.

 

Patron of Reading

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.

Warden Hill at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Open Mornings

OPEN MORNINGS

We are happy to invite prospective parents of children starting Reception in September 2023. We have limited spaces to 20 for each morning. Please book your place here: