“Hearts while we are apart”

Here is a selection of your hearts we started last week; they have come out brilliantly and it’s lovely to see such a variety of original designs all based around the same idea. If yours is still under construction, don’t forget to get it finished, up in your house and a photo sent in so we can add to the gallery here.

Gastrells marathon challenge

Well done all of you who have walked/cycled over the past few weeks; some of you have stretched so far out into the distance that we’ve nearly lost sight of you!

…But how far? We’ll be keeping an eye on the class and school totals over the next few weeks and seeing where in the word we can get to from our school.

Today, Goshawks at 420 miles you can choose from: the Isle of Skye, Dortmund…or La Rochelle !

Next stop Switzerland and Denmark…

Home learning highlights

It’s fair to say it’s been a busy week but you’ve all done a great job of adapting to the new ways of working. It’s a shame we can’t be together but you are learning lots of important lessons in how to adapt, learn and change which will be a huge help to you in life.

You have also been doing some amazing things at home! I’ve included some highlights below. Well done too to Daisy who makes history (of sorts) as our first Goshawks virtual merit winner, and the first of 2021!

Here’s a link to our first person stories/diaries based the Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

Made with Padlet

Your overhanging structures

Some of your forces presentations…

Forces with Freya!
Jess’s Forces
Tadek’s forces
Forces with Joey

New Year! – 2021

Hi all, welcome back and Happy New Year.

Really sorry we can’t be together to start things off tomorrow – it won’t be forever and we have loads to look forward to in 2021!

Tomorrow’s home learning will be on Teams – you can download as an app if you wish or just login as you would a website. We will make it as straightforward as possible. If you can’t access it I will be available from early morning at the usual address: blowe@gastrells.gloucs.sch.uk to help you out.

All the best,

Mr Lowe

Goshawks Nature Quiz

We missed out on the Stroud schools quiz this time around, but Goshawks enjoyed an afternoon pitting their wits against each other in our own nature quiz. It turned out to be a fairly competitive afternoon – rounds included find the ‘pointless’ species, name the noise and a merged animal challenge. Congratulations to River, Tadek, Isaac and Freddy who finished in first place; less so the teaching team who finished a lowly 8th!

Images are below should you wish to play along at home…