We are constantly updating our Reception 2020 page with up to date information for our New Parents. Please keep checking the website for latest news and updates on the Induction Programme.
The Duchess of Cambridge to lead an online assembly on mental wellbeing among children
On Thursday 18 June, the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy during which she will speak about the importance of mental wellbeing among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’ and is based on a lesson plan which is available on the Mentally Healthy Schools platform. This platform was developed in collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.
The Mentally Healthy Schools platform can be accessed here:
The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website at 11am on Thursday 18 June and can be accessed here:
A recording of the assembly will be available to view on the Oak National Academy website following the event.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival will still be going ahead as a virtual festival to be streamed for free 2-7 June via Cheltenham Festivals YouTube channel.
This year’s festival will be called Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home as the team invite you to join them on your smartphone, smart TV or laptop for six days of science events. The Festival will mix live online events, pre-recorded events with live Q + As with speakers, participatory workshops and other novel online formats. The daily programme will start at 10am and run through until 8pm. Details about the daily programme can be found here: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science-home/whats-on/grid
Some year groups have scheduled events, as part of their home learning on Google Classroom.
In addition to the main events, the festival has also organised a virtual Discover Zone:
We know how much you enjoy the Discover Zone, the hands-on hub of science exploration. This year, the festival is bringing the Discover Zone to your home. Featuring online activities from Festival partners such as computer games, design and codebreaking challenges and a virtual tour of a power plant, there are plenty of activities to immerse yourself in with Cheltenham Science Festival @ Home. Have fun!
Here is some of the work created by our children as part of VE Day celebrations.
Year 5 Writing Task: to write a diary entry from the point of view of someone your age after the celebrations for victory on the 8th May 1945. What were the VE Day celebrations like? How are you feeling?
Are you excited about the change? Do you feel sad about what has been lost? What have you lost?
Are you in the countryside after being evacuated? You could be excited to go home?
The rationing of food will still be in place for a while. How do you feel about this?
A very special ‘Stay at Home’ edition of our newsletter is now available. Very colourful, full of enthusiasm, creativity and inspiration.
Today we officially start using Google Classroom for years 1 to 6. If you still haven’t joined your class please do it as soon as possible. Please visit our Google Classroom page for help and more information: https://wardenhill.gloucs.sch.uk/google-classroom/
The infants were delighted to welcome the author Chloë Inkpen to school on Friday. She retold a selection of her stories and involved the children when creating illustrations for her characters. They were extremely excited to meet her and loved taking part in the re-telling of her stories, as well as asking Chloë lots of questions about being an author. An inspirational day was had by all.