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Orreries

…these are (usually mechanical) models of the Solar System, orbiting around the Sun. Goshawks have been busy using their woodworking skills: cutting, drilling and measuring to design and create their own. We hope they will ready by the end of this week…

Sportshall Athletics

Congratulations to all the pupils from Goshawks (and Eagles!) who took part in the Sportshall Athletics tournament at Stratford Park. After a fantastic set of team and individual performances, Gastrells placed first and second out of 10 teams from 7 other schools.

If this has inspired you we still have places available in XC club on Fridays and look out for the Santa Run this Christmas!

Cheltenham Literature Festival

We had a fascinating morning listening to author Jennifer Killick (Crater Lake – our class story) share her creative ideas and love of writing. Lots of good tips and inspiration to help our budding authors with their own stories…

Rocket Launch

We spent last week building our vinegar and soda rockets culminating in launch day on Friday. Below is the (tidy) pre-launch photo. Some fizzed out; others soared! The video will premiere in our class assembly on Wednesday, but we’ll post on here afterwards.

Forest School

Some more pictures from Forest School last week; we took on a very green wildlife area, completing the insect hotels and harvesting some willow. Xander is in there somewhere…

Paired Reading

Every week Goshawks spend around 20 minutes with Peregrines Class reading together – here are a few pictures from the first session…

Forest School

Here are a few pictures from our first Forest School session. We spent last week constructing an apple press using a car jack, building a log store and decorating our base area. We also had a timely visitor to the classroom just before heading out; the Goshawks grasshopper was collected and re-homed in the wildlife area (thanks Wren!)