Our Teaching Team

Clive Payne – Class Teacher
Pip Stroud – Teaching Assistant

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  • Sparrowhawks got their fingers green this week. We first each planted trailing and bush lobelia all around the edge of our planting bed. We next sowed a row of spinach seeds. In one corner of the bed we planted oregano and parsley plants. We next planted chive seeds into pots, which will let be transplanted… […]
  • Year 4 Sparrowhawks and Goshawks had a fantastic time in the beautiful setting of Wilderness Centre in the Forest of Dean last week, where they had fun with new experiences and challenges. The activities included firelighting and bushcraft, den building, tunnelling. crate stacking and low ropes, archery, orienteering, as well as making our own beds… […]
  • As part of our learning about Rocks, Fossils and Soils, Sparrowhawks started an observation over time investigation in Science this week. We took samples of soil from different parts of the school and placed them in a glass jar. The jars were then filled with water and shaken. Over time, the different materials in the… […]
  • Finishing touches and fine tunings were made this morning to the Roman Chariots that we have been making in Sparrowhawks. We then took our models outside for some downhill racing. The chariots were released three at a time from the top of the slope, to see whose could run the furthest in a straight line,… […]
  • Sparrowhawks had a busy and interesting day at the Museum in the Park this week. We did lots of fun activities, including chipping and building with local oolithic limestone, identifying and sketching prehistoric fossils, and looking at dinosaur bones. Thankyou to Steven and Alice at the museum for a great day.
  • Sparrowhawks have been busy this week, filling up the new raised bed at the front of the school. We moved soil and stones, very kindly dug up by Gastrells many resident badgers, down from the school field, and then filled the planter with bags of compost donated by Melcourt. Children had fun working in teams… […]
  • In our PE lessons this week, Miss Thompson showed the class how to do a bounce pass in netball. Sparrowhawks worked together with activities to practice their passing and catching techniques, before coming together for a game.
  • Do children in Year 4 have stronger muscles than children in Year 3? That was the question that Sparrowhawks set about investigating in their Science lesson with Miss Thompson this week. We learned about how muscles control our movements. Children timed each other doing speed jumps for one minute, and recorded the results for their… […]
  • This week, Sparrowhawks started a DT project linked to our Romans Topic work. We are going to be making a model of a racing chariot, using a plastic milk bottle as a chassis. Using the design ideas we created last week, children measured and cut their plastic bottles, and stuck a layer of paper on,… […]
  • Sparrowhawks had a very interesting visit to the Museum in the Park to learn all about the Ice Age and early human life. We handled some real stone age hand axes and tools, and used flint cutting tools to slice fruit and vegetables. We listened to a storyteller who described the Ice Age adventure of… […]