This term we value: Responsibility
‘Love One Another, Know Ourselves, Believe and Grow’
From the vision stem seven core Christian values, which we embed in the life of our school.
Love One Another
This encapsulates our ethos as a Christian school, where we all care for each other as a school community. The Christian Values of Forgiveness and Compassion reflect this part of our vision in a way that all stakeholders can relate to.
This part of our vision works on two important levels. In terms of knowing oneself, we aim that children become independent learners, setting goals and targets to improve their own knowledge and/or social skills. It is also essential for the school community to understand their own spiritual beliefs and respect the beliefs and feelings of others. The Christian Values of Respect and Responsibility underpin this.
Believe and Grow
The final aspect to our vision deals with the importance of the aspirations and self-esteem of our school community. We want our children to aim high and believe in their own ability. As teachers and stakeholders we endeavour to better our practice and give the children the best possible opportunities. Therefore, Creativity, Perseverance and Courage are the core Christian Values that we believe best represent ‘Believe and Grow’.
STEM Week (Monday 11 – Friday 15 March 2019)
To coincide with British Science Week, (11-15 March 2019) our children took part in a wide range of exciting STEAM activities to build cities of the future. They found out about many different careers that link to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. During this week, the children had the opportunity to taste different foods and take part in some amazing experiments and investigations!
This has been made possible through the hard work of many parent and community volunteers who kindly gave their time to share their expertise with the children. Our PTA have also helped to resource our event.
The week ended with a celebration of all of the hard work the children had put in and parents were invited to come and see our ‘Cities of the Future’. The week was educational, fun, and informative and most definitely a week to remember! We even had a visit from the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Review who printed an article in the paper. You can read all about it here.
For Children in Need, this year, we have decided to go a little 'arty' here at Tutshill School. On Friday 16 November, children were invited to come to school dressed as a famous artist or a character from a famous painting. Children created a self-portrait which were framed or on canvas. Take a look at the wonderful works of art and see if you can spot yourselves!
Earlier this term, six children from Year Three and Year Four represented our school at a gymnastics competition at St. John’s on the Hill. They all did amazingly well and showed courage whilst performing their routines in front of an audience. We were really proud of the way the children worked together and supported each other. At the end of the competition, the children were awarded with the trophy for outstanding teamwork which was fantastic! Well done to all of the children who took part.
Year Six trip to Skillzone
Year Six had a wonderful time in 'Skillzone' learning about how to stay safe in a variety of different environments! Well done Year Six for representing our school fantastically well!
European Day of Languages 25th September 2020
The whole school enjoyed taking part in the European Day of Languages. Children loved learning about different countries and languages through games, songs and practical activities, as well as through online learning as part of Lingotot’s Free Online Languages Festival. What a fun day!
In Reception, children focused their learning around the countries of Poland and Ukraine. They learnt about where these countries are in the world and then used cutting and sticking skills to create their own flags. The children also learnt some colours in Polish before colouring in their own rainbows.
Children in Year 1 took part in a range of activities throughout the day, after starting the morning off by saying ‘Hello’ to one another in different languages, including the Russian ‘Privyet!’ (pree-vyet). Year 1 then transformed into Spanish Superheroes and described themselves using Superhero powers in Spanish! In the afternoon, children became French Pirates and enjoyed playing a Pirate game, complete with actions to match commands given.
In year 2, children took part in a range of activities based on the Lingotot virtual online sessions. Children had fun learning how to say the names of Minecraft characters in Spanish, how to greet each other in German as well as how to describe their families in Arabic! One of the children also brought in work from home to share some Spanish that she had learnt.
Children in Year 3 learned how to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish. They created birthday cards with the message ‘Feliz Cumpleanos’ and learnt how to say how old they are in Spanish using Spanish numbers. In addition, children ‘visited’ famous Spanish landmarks using Google Earth and created their own posters about these landmarks using Pic Collage on the iPads.
In Year 4, children focused on the Spanish language. They joined in with a Lingotot virtual assembly and became Spanish Super heroes! Year 4 learned how to say numbers to 10 in Spanish with Sergio Agüero and also learnt some of the Spanish colours to create a rainbow on Seesaw.
To revise the KS2 French Focus vocabulary, Year 5 created board games for younger children using the French Focus questions and answers. They showed brilliant respect in order to listen and create their games collaboratively. Year 5 also used the iPads to revise how to talk about their likes and dislikes in French.
In Year 6, children revised key questions, answers and phrases in French. They enjoyed playing games, singing songs and completing activities based on their learning from online sessions by Lingotot. Year 6 covered a range of topics throughout the day and then pulled all of their learning together to create their own mini French dictionaries.