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    Friday 9th February

    A letter came home this evening informing you of a walk along the canal on Tuesday 20th February. If there are any parents who would like to join us that would be great. Bring your wellies (and the sunshine!)

    Friday 9th February

    Well done you wonderful Buzzards for an excellent assembly this morning. What a lot you have been learning. You were all so enthusiastic and keen.


    Thank you to Mr South for treating us to a wonderful question and answer session in Buzzards. He talked about his role as a pilot and how he had followed his dream of flying planes. He had been inspired to become a pilot from an early age. This has made us think about our future and what we might want to do when we become adults.
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    Happy New Year from all of us in Buzzards!


    We have had a fantastic start to 2018. We are working hard and beginning our topic 'Earning a crust'. We have a few ideas as to what this might be about, have you? Watch this space and we will keep you updated.

    Meanwhile, we have been doing some drama in RE. We have been learning about parables. Can you guess which parable we are acting out here?

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    Alison Cockcroft, a local artist spent the day in Buzzards. We were making our 'Under the Sea Lanterns.' The children, following on from this, will take part in the Stroud Goodwill Evening on Friday 1st December, where Christmas officially comes to Stroud. The children will join other primary school children and youth groups and parade through Stroud with their beautiful lanterns. Please come and celebrate with us.

    The children were exceptional, the standard of their art work was amazing and Alison, who has worked with lots of other school groups, was very impressed with our children.

    Below is our work in progress; making the frame, adding the cover and a few little details. We paraded our part finished lanterns to Nursery. They welcomed us with cheering and waving ribbons. We felt very special.


    In science we have been looking at flowers in detail. We had a wonderful session dissecting lily heads. Following on from a great interactive quiz, the children showed some key stage 3 knowledge! Well done you scientists.
    We had a wonderful day in the sunshine at Nature in Art on Wednesday 8th November. We created a batik masterpiece, a wire sculpture and had time with a talented, and very enthusiastic local wildlife and natural-history artist, Cath Hodsman. There was a superb photography exhibition in the house. The only downside to our day was that the day was too short! The sculpture garden was a great place  to play hide and seek and we had hoped for more time exploring this wonderful facility. I think a family visit might be required! 


    We had lots of TIME to think about our work today. Then we were running short of TIME, so it was all HANDS on deck to get our TIME pieces finished. Have you CLOCKED what our Maths topic is this week and next?! No SECOND guesses, we will leave you with it for TODAY! surprise

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    We are loving our 'Follow The Nile' topic. We shared lots of facts with our parents and children during our class assembly. We skipped over some of the particularly gruesome elements of mummification but the wrapping process was fun.
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    Welcome to Buzzards class of 2017-2018!

    We hope you have had a lovely summer and are feeling refreshed and ready to face the term! We hope that our pupils will be very happy in our class and will feel more confident as they get to know us throughout the year.

    We have made a great start to the year and are enjoying having our playground back. Watch this space for more information!

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    20th July 2017

    It is class swap day today. We have some new Buzzards in our class as we are all in our new classes for September. Mrs Mylechreest and Mrs Harrison have had a lovely morning getting to know new children and are really looking forward to September!

    Mr and Mrs Twit. What a scary bunch!

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    As part of our Outdoor Learning, Buzzards had a wonderful time in the woodland just behind school. In groups we collected natural materials and then in the style of Andy Goldsworthy we created sculptures. We had great fun with some fantastic designs.
    We braved the rain and walked to Chalford along the canal. We had a great morning; looking at wildlife, identifying plants and using our senses to explore. We worked out that we had walked 4 and a half miles. We were ready for our roast dinner on our return! Well done Buzzards.
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    To round our hot and busy week off, we had a lovely treat!

    Mrs Durr-Sorensen came to talk to us about music. 

    She brought in her flute, bassoon and contrabassoon. It was amazing to hear her play some lovely tunes on these instruments and she also told us a bit about them and how they worked.

    Thank you!

    What a hot week!

    The children have coped really well, the fan has been working overtime but we have kept going.

    The children designed, made and evaluated their clay mythical creatures. They had great fun and enormous thanks to some of the year 6s who came and helped, you were brilliant.

    A few general photos to show you our work, these will become characters in our Greek stories that we will be writing.

    Buzzards Class ate like Gods and Godesses at their Greek Banquet

    To support our topic and learn about Greek food traditions, Buzzards class had a Greek banquet. Each pupil planned a traditional Greek dish, researched a recipe and then cooked the food. As a class we then tasted all of these foods and evaluated them.

    The table was bulging with delights from tzatziki and flat breads, to bbq mackerel fillets, lamb kebabs, calamari and baklava.

    The children were very adventurous and tasted a lot of new foods.

    Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came and helped with this Greek treat. 


    Our very popular PTA Quiz Night is on Saturday 10th March. Please contact the office or a committee member for tickets.