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Children's News Spring 1


World Book Day is being held on Thursday 7th March. We will be completing some poetry activities in school as well as reading some new story books that the PTFA have very kindly given us. 

At home, we would like the children to make their favourite book character using a lollipop stick. The children will be given a lollipop stick tomorrow (Friday) and they can use anything they like to transform it into their character. Why don't you have a look at some of the photos below for some ideas?  The children need to bring their finished character (with theri name on) into school on Thursday 7th March and we will display them for everyone to see. Good Luck!

Mrs. Jones and Mrs. McQueen - Oliver



Sports for Champions update.

On 29th January, we were lucky enough to welcome, Chris Tawiah, a professional basketball player, into school to talk about his inspiring journey to becoming a top-class athlete. He talked to the children about loving sport as a child and even did wrestling at the age of 8! He only discovered basketball as a teenager when he was going to play football with friends and was noticed because of his height - due to his practise,  perseverance and love of the sport, he has been able to play the sport professionally for a number of years.

After hearing Chris's inspirational story, all children took part in a sponsored fitness fundraiser, undertaking 4 minutes of high-impact exercises - jumping jacks, push-ups, mountain climbers and spotty dogs. We were able to raise an incredible £1,269.00 for the school as well as to help support other athletes pursue their professional careers. Thank you to all those who took part and all sponsors who donated so generously!

Girl's Football

Our Year 5 and 6 Girls Football Team enjoyed an amazing success last term when they played in a 6-a-side tournament against other primary schools in the Forest at Forest High secondary school, organised by School Games.

The girls overcame some very talented teams and scored enough points in the initial rounds to make it through to the finals on the day which they won, beating Pillowell in a tightly-fought 1-0 victory! This means the girls will now play in the finals of the county-wide competition on the 20th March - well done girls, an awesome achievement, we wish you every success in the finals!



Following on from our 'Speak out Stay Safe' assembly last week , Year 6 participated in an NSPCC workshop exploring how they can ensure they keep themselves and others safe, understanding how they can seek help and support if they need to.

5th Feb - 9th Feb 

For Children's Mental Health Week, our School Council Wellbeing Champions have organised a series of  events:

On Tuesday 6th February 24  they will be running an assembly to introduce our Well-being Buddies and how children in school can use the Well-being Hub from this week.

On Thursday 8th February 24 we are holding a cake sale to raise funds for our Well-being Hub. Cake donations would be greatly appreciated. Please could they be brought into school on Thursday morning. All cakes will be 20p.

Finally, we are holding an Emotions in Art competition. On an A4 piece of paper, could children please draw, paint or colour a picture which reflects an emotion, e.g. overjoyed, elated, panicked, worried, frustrated, silly, excited, happy, focused, calm, proud, sad, bored and tired. We will collect entries the first week back after half-term. Prizes will be given for winning artwork which will be displayed in our Well being Hub for all children to see.

Thank you for all of your support

School Council Wellbeing ChampionsEmile competition Feb 24 We did it!! A huge congratulations to Year 6 who, after topping the Gloucestershire league, have won the  National Final of the Emile TimesTables Cup, answering over 50,000 correct times tables questions in just over 24 hours 🎉🎉🎉🎉🏆🏆🏆🏆
Well done to Luca, Hezron, Daisy and Neveah who answered an incredible 20,000 questions between  them, an amazing effort!!

Well done Year 6, we are so proud of you, our times tables recall speeds are now record breaking!! 🤩🤩🤩 

Sports for Champion UK

What an exciting afternoon we had! Thank you to Chris Tawiah who has played for the London Lions Basketball Team and the Sports for Champion UK. Mrs Sayers organised a sponsored event for all pupils to participate. They are completed timed spotty dogs, star jumpers, press-ups and leg drives/mountain climbers. Chris also held two assemblies to talk to the children about aspirations and following their dreams - being STARS. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the children. 



Club Connect 

River Children and Family Centre are hosting a friendly, relaxed group to support people experiencing chronic pain. It will start on the 19th February, and it will be the first and third Monday of every month. It will be a chance to connect with others and find out about local services, support, information and activities.  For more information, please contact the Community Wellbeing Service  on 01594 812447 or email community.wellbeing@fdean, .

Severnbanks Choir arrive in Birmingham

The Choir ventured to Birmingham to participate in Young Voices 22/1/24. What an experience they have had. Thank you to the staff for accompanying the pupils. It was a very long day but so much fun.



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Winners of the Reading Bingo Challenge 

Well done to all those who completed the reading bingo challenge set over the Christmas period. Everyone who took part had their names in the raffle draw. K S 1 and K S 2 were pulled out separately. The winners were Dialinn in y4 and Evalinn in y2. 


Look out for the Easter Reading Challenge!! 




Year 1 have started their music lessons. They are learning to play the violin! What a fantastic opportunity for all the class to enjoy making music and learning a new skill. 





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Reading Nook 

We are delighted to have opened a Reading Nook in school to promote and celebrate reading for pleasure. Year 6 children are loving their new role as reading ambassadors / buddies and this week have been reading with Year 2 children, exploring fiction and non-fiction texts relating to all things cold and wintry! The children have really enjoyed talking about what they have read, making predictions and inferences and discovering a whole new world of reading books!



Sports for Champions UK 

We have a sports person visiting on 29th January 24. We are working alongside  Sports For Champions UK. We have decided to engage with Sports For Champions UK to promote sport, competition/ engagement. We are hoping that this will encourage children to be more active.  On this day, the children will participate in a sponsored sports session. 

"Severnbanks Primary School are excited to be hosting an inspirational workshop with Leicester Riders BBL Championship Winner Chris Tawiah. "

"Severnbanks Primary School are committed to placing the 'United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' at the heart of all pupils that attend the school. Every effort is made to provide a full, varied and interesting curriculum, preparing them for their future education."

What we need is for every child to be sponsored to take part. The money is then divided between the charity and the school.  

Every little bit helps.  

 It will be a fun day for all to be active and learn about healthy living, eating and the elements of success, teamwork, responsibility, communication and creativity. 

Please see the link to take you to more information.

Remember Children will earn awards for the amount of money raised:
£5 - £14.99 = BRONZE award
£15 - £34.99 = SILVER award
£35+ = GOLD award

Thank you all.