Category Archives: Estuary

Today Class Estuary visited a history museum in Bristol for us to continue our learning about Ancient Egypt.

When we arrived at the museum, we went straight into our workshop. We were given a range of artefacts to study and we had to decide which part of Egypt the artefacts came from and what they were used for. We had to be careful as some of the artefacts were fragile . . . it is what you would expect when they are over 5000 years old! We also followed the journey of a Victorian Egyptologist who was from Bristol and she taught us a lot of new information about how we are able to understand the fascinating world of Ancient Egypt today!

Then came the best part . . . The museum had a huge section dedicated to Ancient Egypt! We saw real mummies in their sarcophagus, canopic jars, jewellery, children’s toys, statues from real palaces and even the bones of someone who was buried in a pit.

After we had lunch, we then had the opportunity to explore the rest of the museum which had a whole floor of taxidermy animals, some were huge and this was fascinating. The art gallery was also actually really interesting and we learnt a lot about the different styles of art from around the world.

What an excellent day out we have had, and we are so lucky that the museum found a space to fit us in this term to match our learning. I am very proud of how well the children behaved and represented our school, although very excited, we engaged in our learning and had a wonderful time.

Thank to everyone who helped us 🙂

Miss Bramley and Class Estuary

Shared Writing Week This week we have enjoyed Shared Writing Week across school. In every class we have explored the book by Kobi Yamada called ‘WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?’. The writing that we completed this week was shared across the whole school! The book follows a young boy who suddenly gets an… Continue Reading

  On Tuesday 26th March years 4,5 and 6 had a Greek day to celebrate their learning of Ancient Greece as their topic. What a wonderful day we had. To start the day we were greeted by Nikademus who sent us through the portal to Ancient Greece, where we began with a quiz.   We… Continue Reading

This years residential for years 4, 5 and 6 was a very fun and exciting one, when we visited the Dean Field Study Centre in Parkend. After all arriving and having our first evening meal on Friday, we then went out for our birds of prey display. Unfortunately it was too hot to fly the… Continue Reading

On Thursday 28th June, years 5 and 6 attended the regatta at Tewkesbury Sailing Club. We had an absolutely brilliant time and worked really well as a team. We displayed many of values, including perseverance, courage and responsibility.   Thank you so much to all of the parents that came and helped us, and to… Continue Reading

On the 22nd June, the girls from years 5 and 6 participated in the Netball Festball at Denmark Road. The girls showed fantastic skill and team work throughout the day, with A team and B team showing excellent sportsmanship and support to each other throughout the whole tournament. Despite the extremely hot weather, we played… Continue Reading

On Tuesday 12th June, the children in class Estuary were sent back to 1940 and became evacuees for a day! Once we arrived at the station, we were met by Farmer Wells who helped organise us into our new roles, but not before keeping us safe from the danger in the sky! As soon as… Continue Reading

We have had a fantastic day today developing our resilience and (for quite a few of us) overcoming some fears.   We started the day with some great team building exercises, with increasing challenge and difficulty – including being blind folded and having to trust our team to give us accurate directions. Well done to… Continue Reading

On Wednesday 18th October we had a great time exploring the zoo, despite the weather being terrible, we made the most of the day. We saw a whole range of animals, including lions, monkeys, seals, penguins and meerkats; even some really strange animals such as a sand cat and mousedeer!! We were all agreed that… Continue Reading

On Friday 24th February, Class Estuary participated in a tag rugby festival at Westbury On Seven following our 6 week training with the Gloucestershire rugby coaches. We entered 2 teams into the tournament, with both teams playing exceptionally well and team 1 even winning the whole tournament! Miss Bramley couldn’t have been prouder with the… Continue Reading