Out of the World Experience for the Children to Learn about our Forest, the Evironement & Climate Change.
On the 15th June one of our Parent Governors in collaboration with Wyldwood Arts and Lydbrook Brass Band brought an amazing learning experience to the whole school. As you can see in the photographs they erected a large black dome in the hall which once inside it embraced all of the children’s senses in learning.
This gave an unique opportunity where the children could explore the Forest that surrounds us. How we look after it now and for future generations. They then went on to explore environments further afield in the world from the heat of the desert to the freezing temperatures of the artic... and far into the galaxy of the stars.
The younger children then looked on to learn more about recycling and how it effects the planet - brought to life through the smells of a stink bomb too! The older children looked more into how Climate Change impacts on the world.
Honestly it was just such a different experience, the children all came out with such big smiles – thinking out of the box & into the Dome!
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!
SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER - COLEFORD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
COLEFORD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
On Saturday the 3rd DECEMBER this year the Robins, Owls and Magpies classes have been invited by the performance department of Five acres school, along with a selection of other Forest primary schools, to record a Christmas song to be played on a big screen during the Official Countdown to Christmas with the switching on of the lights.
We do not know at what point during the proceedings the recordings will be played but we will pass on any further information we receive.
This will be a town centre event with stalls, fun fair rides (for young children) and live entertainment. Santa will also be in his clock tower grotto at various times throughout the day.
Event from 1pm.
Switch on 5.30pm.
The Coleford Town Council invest their time and effort into making this a fabulous event with a great atmosphere - all support is very much appreciated.
(photograph courtesy of Coleford Town Council from 2021)
Christmas Lunch 14th December 2022
Our fabulous catering staff will offer the option to book a special Christmas lunch for your child on Wednesday the 14th December. The children will have a choice of turkey or a vegetarian meal.
We'll supply Christmas crackers and hats to add to the fun!!!
Please order via your account on ParentPay we have amended the selections for that day.
Please also check if you have ordered in advance for the whole term as the menu has been amended today.
BOOKINGS to be made by the 5th December please to ensure sufficient food is ordered. Thank you!
Ceri Large Rugby Club Available Thursday 23rd February
If your sons and daughters have enjoyed the recent Rugby Clubs at school you may like to consider attending this club next week during half term. Of course they can go even if they haven't attended our clubs!
Ceri Large is the International Rugby Union Player & 2014 Woman's Rugby World Cup Team Member who has been coaching the clubs at school for us.
Please contact her direct 07786118204 email - email@example.com if you would like any further details or to enrol.
Nature Nurtures - with The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
It’s with great pleasure, that we warmly invite you to consider this exciting offer for your children. A FREE eight week ‘Nature Nurture’ series for children aged 5 – 11 being run by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
The course starts Saturday January 21st and runs for eight consecutive weeks, and will last two and a half hours.
It will be at the Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean.
Content will include tutoring from professional foragers, nature artists, story tellers and nature connection experts. The sessions are designed to build self-confidence, team-working and self-esteem, and so parents are asked in the referral form, to note any wellbeing needs. We have copies of the forms although you would need to contact Gloucestershire Wildlife Direct as they are running the event at on Saturdays.
We live in such an amazing part of the world it is a fabulous opportunity to allow your child to grow & discover more about the world surrounding them.
For further information contact Heather at GWT- firstname.lastname@example.org or 07485307204
Children's Mental Health Week 6th - 12th February 2023
INCLUDING A NON SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY FRIDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
Lydbrook School is taking part in Place 2Be Children's Mental Health Week from 6th - 12th February 2023 which is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the importance of children's mental health. Please see the attached sheet for full details.
THIS INLCUDES A DRESS TO EXPRESS DAY ON FRIDAY on 10TH FEBRUARY . (THIS IS A NON-SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY although no make-up or jewellery please)
Lego Club After School for Years 2 & 3 - 5 Weeks from 18th January (needs to be booked directly with them)
CHILDREN IN YEAR 2 & 3 - 5 WEEKS FROM 18th JANUARY
We are pleased to be able to offer our Kids With Bricks after school club running from 3:00-4:00 every Wednesday for 5 weeks from 18th January . This club is open for Years 2-3 and there are a maximum of 15 places available. The club is organised, administered and supported by Kids With Bricks Ltd, an external provider who deliver after school clubs across the whole of the UK.
This club can only be booked directly with Kids with Bricks -not via school.
BOOK ONLINE! The club costs £3.50 +VAT per child per session and is paid for termly in advance. All club places are reserved and paid for online. Just go to www.kidswithbricks.com to book your child’s place.
Contact them on 01633 383211 or email@example.com
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 3rd January School closed for staff INSET for training
Wednesday 4th January Start of Term 3
At Lydbrook Primary School we have introduced a new and excigint whole school PSHE scheme called JIGSAW. Jigsaw combines PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education), emotional literacy, mindfullness, social skills and spiritual development.
Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach, with all the classes (from Robins to Hawks) working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. This enables each Puzzle to start with an introductory assembly and song, generating a whole school focus for adults and children alike.
Jigsaw aims to help children know and value who they really are and how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
There are six Puzzles (half-term units of work) each with six Pieces (lessons). Every year each class will study the same Puzzle at the same time (sequentially ordered from September to July), allowing for whole school themes and the end of Puzzle product, for example, a display (in our main corridor) or exhibition (like the Garden of Dreams and Goals) to be shared and celebrated by the whole school. Each class is taught one lesson per week and all lessons are delivered in an age- and stage-appropriate way so that they meet the children’s needs.
The different puzzle pieces are: