Warden Hill Primary School Cheltenham

Building Work Update

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.

Author Visit: Abi Elphinstone

We are delighted that Abi Elphinstone will be ‘zooming’ in to join us on Thursday 20th January all the way from Scotland! Our children will have the opportunity to listen to Abi talk about her writing, where she gets her inspiration from as well as asking her questions about her work.

Welcome to my world

https://www.abielphinstone.com/book-category/the-unmapped-chronicles/

 

Warden Hill Way Ambassadors

Awards for the Ambassadors of the Warden Hill Way

Governors at Warden Hill hold regular meetings and we hear all about what is going on in school. We also visit the school on a regular basis and see excellent practice.
The behaviour and attitudes of pupils are regularly discussed. The children all subscribe to the school’s values of belong, explore, succeed. Governors frequently hear about the Warden Hill Way, which makes our pupils stand out as children who are determined to behave well and be successful. At a recent meeting, governors decided to acknowledge this by holding a celebration for the best ambassadors of the Warden Hill Way. Teachers have been asked to select a child in their class who stands out in representing the Warden Hill Way. The two School Councils were included in promoting the event during assemblies. It took place on Wednesday 15 December. It gave the Governors a chance to find out more about pupils’ achievements. 

Cheltenham Open Door

As we approach Christmas, we have been thinking about how lucky we are. We have warm homes. Santa will visit us. We have loving families and people to spend Christmas with. We will have yummy Christmas dinners and other treats.

We are getting excited!

We thought it would be great if we could help some local people, who are not as lucky as us.

We have chosen the charity Cheltenham Open Door: https://cheltenhamopendoor.org.uk/

The charity first opened at Christmas and is now open all year, welcoming people from all walks of life through their doors.

Some of the people they help have addictions, mental health problems or physical health issues. Some have no friends or family and are lonely. This Christmas the charity are moving to a bigger building. Since the pandemic, guest numbers have risen 60%, so more space was needed.
During the Christmas period, guests will be able to get a Christmas dinner and everyone will receive a gift bag.
Cheltenham Open Door is a friendly charity where people trust the volunteers.

It is a HAPPY place.

At our school Christmas events this year please look out for School Council members who will be holding collection buckets. If you have some spare cash, please help us by donating, so we can raise some money for this worthy Cheltenham charity.
We wish everyone a very happy Christmas.

Consider donating online: https://www.justgiving.com/cheltenhamopendoor

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/