Science Fair

It was lovely to see so many of the children at the village's annual Science Fair.

Mr Bridges had made an incredible hydraulic robotic arm which people enjoyed learning about - and operating!

Mrs Holt helped children to decorate biscuits to resemble the surface of the Sun using chocolate chips for sunspots and strawberry laces for solar flares.2017 05 20 15.05.02

Roman Mosaics

On Thursday afternoon Eagles made the most of the beautiful weather by having their art lesson in the front garden. Mrs Holt was particularly happy with the added bonus of not getting clay on the carpet!

The children enjoyed smashing the ceramics and setting them into the clay tiles they made.

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Eagles Kingsholm trip

For World Book Day Gretton was one of only 7 schools lucky enough to attend an event at Gloucester's Kingsholm Stadium. Eagles class represented the school beautifully - fantastic behaviour and respect for others shown all morning.

Our class was given the decade '1980s', so our presentation was later in the morning. First we watched 4 other schools present about the decades 1900s (Just So Stories), 1920s (Winnie the Pooh), 1930s (The Hobbit) and 1950s (Spike Milligan).

Then we were paired up with Tredington School and went to look at the changing rooms. The children enjoyed climbing up to look at the ice baths.

Next we had a session with Gloucester City museum. They had brought a range of toys spanning several decades. Mrs Holt was excited to see a Tiny Tears and a Sindy! The boys liked playing with a traditional cup and ball game and many children were entralled by a rather sinister clown toy.2017 03 02 12.01.12

Our following session was with the Waterways museum. This was based on a book called Snowy. They kindly gave every school a free copy! Isla S was chosen to wear a traditional bonnet and lots of our children answered the lady's questions accurately.

Our final activity was with Gloucester Library. The librarian explained about this year's Reading Challenge. She gave each school a set of postcards which can be filled in every time you read a book. You can get stickers for them from Winchcombe Library when they are complete. Mrs Jackson was very enthusiastic about the stickers which say 'Try'.

A Q&A session with first team players Jeremy Thrush and Henry Trinder was up next. We learned lots of things and were very proud of our children who waited patiently with their hands up and did not shout out.

Very soon it was our turn to present. After Coopers Edge gave their presentation (1950s, Dr Seuss ), we told the other schools present about Howl's Moving Castle, reading a synopsis out loud, showing large collages of the characters and performing drama. The children did this with confidence and flair.

After Grange's (1990s, Harry Potter) presentation, it was time to go home.