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Spring Term 2

Spring News Term 2


We certainly have had a lot going on during the second half of the Spring term and are looking forward to all our summer activities after the Easter Break. 

A huge amount of gratitude goes to the members of our school community.  We came back to school after the February half term to the dreadful news of the war in Ukraine and rose to the challenge to help families who have had to flee their country.  We made and sent cards for the refugee children; collected items for local collections and filled a huge amount of shoeboxes to support families.  We held a blue and yellow day and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated.

Our annual Science Expo was a monumental success.  Mrs Lewis and her science ambassadors from the Cotswold School, assisted Mrs Whitticase with the judging.  It was fabulous to be able to welcome parents back into school to explore all the projects that the children had completed.

Reading and vocabulary has been everywhere this term.  The School Council ran our Book Corner Challenge and our winning classes Typhoon and Phantom enjoyed reading whilst having afternoon tea with Mrs Dawe.  In addition to the book corner challenge we had our book fair in school and celebrated 25 Years of World Book day.

Children challenge themselves at The Rissington School and it was great to have a team represented at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Quiz, coming third place.  In addition, two of our Upper Key Stage 2 children represented the School at the 25th Anniversary Youth Speaks competition.  We were very proud when Eli won third place.

We love to engage with our wider community and offered the children the opportunity to enter the Gloucestershire Young Photographer of the Year Competition.  We wish all our entrants good luck as there were some fabulous entries.  Our outdoor champions had a visit from The Cotswolds Green Team to help us look after our local areas.  We also had children represent our school at the Commonwealth Games Ambassador event.

Creating memorable experiences is something we are determined to do at The Rissington School.  It has been wonderful to see the return of our school trips.  Year 3 & 4 had a very exciting visit to Cadbury World to support their learning about the Ancient Maya and our Year 1 & 2 children enjoyed a visit to Crocodiles of the World as part of their learning.  Our Year 3 & 4 children also put on productions of Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhyme Snow White - the audience loved it.

We love PE and Sport at the Rissington School; many children this term have represented the school.  We have attended several sports events including:  Panathlon; Tag Rugby; Football and Netball.

Not only have we been out on trips, we have had some super learning experiences and external coaches and teachers in school.  Our Years 3, 4, and 5 enjoyed a morning orienteering and our reception and Key Stage 1 children have been learning new skills in cricket.

What a busy half term!  It is quite overwhelming when you consider that the children have for the past two years been learning from home, and when returning to school they learnt in restrictive bubbles.  They have not been in large crowds, nor performed in front of large audiences, nor travelled to many places; COVID restrictions have limited all their usual experiences.

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