Stackpole 2015 Thursday 29th January

What a great day we’ve had today! Both groups experienced mountain biking in the mud through hail, rain and wind. All survived and enjoyed the experience immensely. This afternoon we completed an orienteering course and returned to a super chicken curry with rice and naan bread followed by a delicious homemade cheesecake.

This evening, after a spot of bag packing, we have been fully entertained by ‘Stackpole’s Got Talent’. Kemble did us proud!!

The children are settling now for their final sleep here. Tomorrow we will all head down to the beach for the morning for a conservation session. We plan to leave straight after lunch at about 1pm

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Stackpole Wednesday 28th January

Another great day had by all – the weather has been a bit more testing: wind and rain but still sunny at times. Both groups have been climbing over at the quarry and have completed a four mile walk around the coastal path. Stunning views and a chance to play on the beach. Tonight we feasted on roast pork with all the trimmings followed by jelly and locally sourced ice cream. After an attempt at a campfire we have been playing games in the common room and drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Tomorrow it’s mountain biking and the much awaited Stackpole’s got talent!

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Tuesday 27th January – Stackpole day 2

Another great day today – the rain held off for most of it and we even had sunshine and a beautiful rainbow. The children all slept well and woke to enjoy a filling breakfast of cereal, toast, bacon and eggs. We then set off for our activities – orienteering and conservation work. After rolls, ham, cheese and salad we all set off to the beach to do some rock pooling. We collected a range of sea creatures including 6 crabs, a pipe fish and a blenny.

This evening’s meal was jacket potato, beans and cheese. This was followed by our nightline activity in the dark – the children will fill you in I’m sure!

All settling now, shattered after a full day.

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Stackpole Monday 26th January

We arrived safely to bright sunshine at about 1.30. After a delicious lunch of rolls, ham, cheese and salad all three groups set off for a walk to the beach. A great time had by all digging and rolling down the dunes. Then a two mile walk back in time for sausage and mash, green beans and gravy, followed by apple crumble and custard.

All children now quiet in their rooms! Looking forward to a another sunny day tomorrow.

Mrs Parmiter



homework and spellings Friday 16th January

Hello Chestnuts,

Another hardworking week, well done!

Here are the spellings for this week – all linked to our science topic:

Science spellings



life cycle





English Homework Friday 16th January, Due in Wednesday 21st January

You have all had your targets sent home today. For homework, design and make a bookmark which includes your reading target as part of it. You can include extra ways to improve your reading if you would like to.

Maths homework is a sheet linked to area and perimeter.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Parmiter


Term 3 first week back including homework

Hello Chestnuts,

Well done for coming back to school after Christmas with such a hardworking attitude!

A special well done to Joe and Ben, our Golden assemble students of the week as well as all those who took part in the small schools swimming gala on Thursday.

Homework is as follows:

Spellings are  all linked to the plural rule when words end in ‘y’:

If there is a vowel before the ‘y;, add an s, if there is a consonant, take off the ‘y’ and add ‘ies’.

You need to learn all the words, plural and non plural!

The words are:

mystery          mysteries

battery            batteries

valley              valleys

delay              delays

summary        summaries

property          properties

monkey          monkeys

country           countries

birthday          birthdays

For history homework this week:

Our history topic this term is The Anglo Saxons. For homework you need to find out five facts about the Anglo Saxons. You may present your findings in a creative way.

Please hand in your findings by Wednesday 14th January.

There is also a maths sheet linked to units of measure.

I have sent out a request for any spare wool,  fabric and threads for our weaving project.

On Friday  we made an interesting start to our Anglo Saxons topic when we became detectives for the afternoon.

We had to investigate some Anglo Saxon artefacts found around two graves in Lechlade.

Lots of fun and learning – here are some photos: