Head’s Blog – 25th May

Most of our news for this week has been published in our newsletter, of which you can see on our Newsletter page or follow the link below: Newsletter 22nd May 2018   Today has been really exciting for us as staff as we have been planning our new curriculum using my vision for the school. …

Head’s blog – 18th May 2018

SATs have come and gone and all of the children have survived! They worked really hard and we are proud of them.  As a treat we have spent all day today printing and then gardening.  Mrs Jennie Connor (the person who has painted our stained glass windows) came in today and worked with Willow Class.…

Head’s Blog – 11th May

Wildlife Quiz On Thursday we hosted the Forest of Dean Wildlife Quiz semi-final against Coalway.  One of our team was away on the day so a reserve stepped in.  It was a close competition but Coalway beat Clearwell.  Well done to all of the participants. Thank you to Mrs Frith who hosted everyone during what…

Head’s Blog – 4th May

May is a busy month in school with Years 2 and 6 sitting their SATS papers, however here at Clearwell we have found time to do other things too! On Thursday, All Stars Cricket coaches came into school to work with years 1 to 3. They wanted to make the children aware of the scheme…

Head’s Blog – 27th April

Something important to remember The String Quartet We have had an afternoon of culture today, we were invited to listen to a String Quartet called Astaria at St. Briavel’s school.  We learnt about string instruments, these were viola, violin and cello.  We has the opportunity to spot the difference between the physical characteristics of string…

Head’s Blog – 20th April

Welcome back, I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  During the holidays we received a lovely email from a man who did his teacher training at Clearwell 50 years ago. There is a copy of his email below, it was delightful to read a little bit about the history of our school and village. Dear…

Head’s Blog – 29th March

We have made it to the end of another term and what a busy final week we have had. Gymnastics On Saturday a team of 6 gymnasts who entered the Forest of Dean School’s competition. I was so proud of them all because it was the first experience of this annual competition.  All children did…

Head’s Blog – 23rd March 2018

Thank you all for donating to Sports Relief. I know that there are so many charities, all of equal worth, it is difficult to know which ones to support. I am not sure of the final amount collected today but I know that viritually all children brought in their pound.  Mrs Hopkins organised it all…

Head’s Blog – 16th March

It has been a strange week without the year 6 children in school.  If the photographs are anything to go by, they have had a wonderful time. I cannot wait to see them on Monday so they can tell me all about it.  Hopefully they will write a little piece about their favourite bits  to…

Head’s Blog – 9th March 2018

Forensic Science Now that the majority of the snow has gone we can get back to reality! Before the ‘Beast from the East’ hit, Willow went to Dene Magna to carry out some Forensic Science.  We arrived to a scene of crime: someone had stolen the answers to the exam papers to make sure that…