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From farmyard visits, through to trips and roadshows, there is never a dull moment at Glenesk.

 

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    Nursery Show

    9th July 2018

    The Nursery Performance of ‘Wake up Little Pig’ was a delight to watch. The Nursery children clearly loved being on the stage - such big voices and well learnt lines. I think the audience lost their hearts to our Nursery children. Mrs Thomas and the Nursery staff were so proud of their little stars

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    Prize Giving

    5th July 2018

    Prize giving was a lovely celebration of a fantastic year for all our children and for Year 2 as they leave Glenesk. There was singing, poetry recitals and Year 2 gave a very touching rendition of their happiest memories. Year 2 we are going to miss you!

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    Rising Reception Giant Assembly

    2nd July 2018

    Rising Reception’s “Giant Assembly” was very special. Our talented 3 and 4 year olds all had speaking parts. Fantastic. Some lovely dances and beautiful singing. Thank you to Rising Reception staff for bringing the best out of this gorgeous year group and to Mrs Calder for all of her professional help with the make up.

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    The Moon Thieves

    29th June 2018

    Well done to Reception, Year 1 and 2 for their wonderful rendition of the Moon Thieves. Dancing fire flies from Reception, Market people selling their wares in Year 1 and a host of talent from Year 2 in the lead roles. All that practise really paid off

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    Glorious Greek Day

    26th June 2018

    It was a glorious 'Greek Day' for Year 2 yesterday - and the very appropriate hot weather meant a lovely alfresco greek salad lunch on the playing fields!  

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    Nursery and Rising Reception Sports Day

    21st June 2018

    Nursery and Rising Reception did brilliantly at their Sports Day on Wednesday. They have been practising so hard with their teachers and it really paid off on the day as they were so clever at remembering the routine and put in so much effort and determination. We were really pleased so many parents and families could make it as well and join us for a

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    If you go down to the woods today.......

    19th June 2018

    Reception’s teddies had a sleep over at school but when Reception came back to school after the weekend, the bears were not there. They had left a letter saying that they had gone to the woods to have a picnic. The Reception detectives had to follow the clues to find where they were and discovered that some were having a picnic and some were hiding

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    Choir sings for the Good Companions

    15th June 2018

      The Glenesk Choir led by Mrs Philpot, made the day for the Horsley residents, who join together to form the Good Companions. They loved the singing and really enjoyed chatting to all of the children afterwards. Well done everyone on such beautiful voices and being so kind and friendly.

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    Glenfest!

    13th June 2018

    We had our own mini festival this year as FOGS transformed the summer fair into Glenfest! Highlights were the kids colour run and a silent disco - big smiles all round! Thanks to FOGS for all their hard work  

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    Nursery Summer Holidays Come Early

    8th June 2018

    The theme this half of term in Nursery is  ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’. The children have made the most of the holiday role play area and have been wearing sunglasses for the hot sunny weather and chatting about their plan for the holidays—  travelling by plane and going on the beach (but watch out for the art and craft jelly fish!) .

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    Fire Engine Visit

    4th June 2018

    Excitement levels were at fever pitch in Rising Reception with the arrival of the Firemen and Fire Engine last week. The children loved spraying the hose and inspecting the inside of the Fire Engine. The Firemen commended them on their intelligent questions.

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    Woodland fun

    25th May 2018

      Year 1 spent Thursday at the Woodland Workshop at Mrs Bradley’s house. They learnt how to identify different woodland trees and wildflowers. They carried out a tree survey, took some bark rubbings, measured the height of flowers in centimetres and looked at their habitats. They also had time to den build and cook sausages and damper (a bread mixture) on the fire. They learnt

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    Sports Day for Reception, Year 1 and 2

    25th May 2018

    Our sports day for Reception upwards was a great success yesterday - the sun shone, the children showed great enthusiasm, determination and skill, the parents joined in and we all enjoyed strawberry scones. Perfect!

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    African day

    22nd May 2018

    Year 2 travelled to Africa yesterday - they tie dyed their own outfits, made necklaces, did some beading and ate their morroccan lamb lunch with their fingers!

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    St John Ambulance visit Rising Reception

    21st May 2018

    Rising Reception have enjoyed learning about ambulances and Paramedics. They were therefore thrilled to have a visit from St John Ambulance. They were able to explore the inside of the ambulance and also take turns in the stretcher. The team from St John Ambulance were also very kind and explained to the children about their roles and how they help people.

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    Royal Wedding Celebrations

    18th May 2018

    We started the royal wedding celebrations early and all came to school dressed as princes, princesses or in our finest outfits - ready for a royal banquet lunch courtesy of Nonie

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    Kew Gardens

    17th May 2018

    Year 2 have been learning about mini beasts and so loved their trip exploring Kew Gardens and going on a big mini beast hunt - they discovered spiders, earwigs and a giant slug!

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    Year 2 make a willow arch

    11th May 2018

    Year 2 really enjoyed making a willow arch to scooter and cycle under and a willow dome to play in. We were very impressed by their hard work and concentration while building and they were so proud with the finished result!

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    People who help us

    2nd May 2018

    Thanks so much to the lovely Police Officers and PCSOs who visited Rising Reception yesterday to talk to them about keeping safe. The highlight though was having a look around their police car complete with sirens and flashing lights!

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    May Day celebrations

    1st May 2018

    It's May Day, the sun is shining, we have our bright clothes on and we are all in the garden either maypole dancing or taking part in a skipping workshop!  

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    Medieval Banquet

    22nd March 2018

    Year 1 hosted an amazing medieval banquet for the whole school in celebration of their topic on castles. Nonie prepared a fine spread fit for a King and Year 1 dressed up in beautiful costumes and sat at the top table complete with goblets and dragons!

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    Easter Egg Hunt

    22nd March 2018

    A big thank you to Mr and Mrs Swift and FOGS for arranging the Easter Egg Hunt for the whole school. The children loved bringing in their soft toys and searching for them in the classroom and being rewarded with an Easter Egg for their efforts. There were lots of smiles and excitement and the children showed amazing will power at saving their eggs to

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    Castle Building

    22nd March 2018

    Last Friday it was Year 1’s turn to invite their Grandparents (and a few parents) to school. This time the challenge was to build a castle to support Year 1’s history topic of Castles. Everyone worked very hard and after a lot of sticking and painting the children were very proud of the finished results

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    Millers Ark

    15th March 2018

    Thanks To Millers Ark for bringing their animals to school this week - the playground was turned into a farm for the day and everyone enjoyed spending some quality time learning all about their lovely animals!  

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    Nursery celebrate Mothers Day

    9th March 2018

    The Nursery children were very proud to invite their Mothers into school for a Mother’s Day celebration. They all really enjoyed a special breakfast together and the children then gave their Mothers a daffodil posy.

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    World Book Day

    8th March 2018

    It was a week late thanks to the snow, but today everyone got to show off their amazing costumes and share their favourite books. There was a colourful costume parade and then our older children read stories to the younger ones - a wonderful celebration of books and reading  

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    Fun in the snow

    28th February 2018

    Fun in the snow The children had lots of fun in the snow, but also enjoyed making the most of it in their lessons as well. Reception measure the snow As part of their Maths lesson on capacity Reception enjoyed filling up their pots with scoops of snow, counting how many scoops it took to fill their pots. Year 1 are inspired to write snow

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    Pond Dipping

    27th February 2018

    Year 1 loved their trip to Abinger Hammer stream.  This term they have been studying Oceans and Seas, they therefore donned their waterproofs and wellies and enjoyed wading through the stream catching and examining fresh water shrimps, snails and tiny sticklebacks. In science, they have been exploring materials, so they designed and built boats and tested the materials by racing the boats on the stream

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    Pancakes and Crepes

    9th February 2018

    It's half term next week, so pancake day celebrations have been in full swing this week - Nonie and Miss Powell gave an assembly telling us about the history of Shrove Tuesday with a live cooking and pancake flipping demonstration! We all then enjoyed pancakes for lunch and Reception also made the French version - crepes - in their french lesson. Hopefully there is still

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    Exploding Volcanoes

    8th February 2018

    The playground was turned into an island of volcanoes this morning as Year 1 with the help of their parents set off eruptions in volcanoes they had crafted themselves. They learnt about the chemical reaction required, added the ingredients and boom! Lots of lovely red lava.

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    Rainforest Roadshow

    6th February 2018

    We had a fascinating visit from Dave and his rainforest roadshow yesterday - he taught us all about the sights and sounds of the amazon rainforest - and even let us hold some of the creatures he had brought with him - the children were much braver than the teachers!

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    Resilience

    2nd February 2018

    This term in our school assemblies we are learning about Resilience. Each week, we cover a different aspect. In Mrs Smyth’s Assembly this week, the children learnt how to develop their resilience skills so they can learn to overcome difficulties. After listening to a story about a little girl who showed great resilience, the children were invited to volunteer to engage in a range of

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    Year 2 make Bird Boxes

    29th January 2018

    It was Year 2's turn to make Bird Boxes and Mrs Bradley’s husband kindly came in to help them. We were very impressed by the children (and parents) construction skills. The children were very proud of the finished results and can't wait to see who comes to nest!

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    Caribbean Storytelling

    26th January 2018

    Today we all enjoyed a magical morning travelling to Jamaica and other countries with Winston Nzinga. He wowed the children with his stories from the Caribbean, and they loved joining in and learning some Jamaican Patois, singing songs and playing instruments whilst Winston accompanied them on the guitar.

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    Inspiring art

    23rd January 2018

    Year 2 got into the swing of things and painted their own Piet Mondrian pictures. Mondrian listened to swing music while he painted, so they did too! They were inspired by the music to paint their own pictures.  

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    Reception Grandparents visit

    22nd January 2018

    Reception were very excited to invite their Grandparents in to have a look at their favourite toy from when they grew up. They were very surprised and pleased to find out that, even though it was a little while ago, lots of their favourite activities like playing with puzzles, kites and jack in the boxes, reading, sailing and fishing are still some of the Reception

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    Making bird boxes

    12th January 2018

    Year 1 and their parents had a productive morning today making bird boxes - there was lots of hammering and sawing and they are now looking forward to taking them home tonight and welcoming birds into their gardens

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    Football skills

    11th January 2018

    All the children from Nursery to Year 2 have been enjoying learning new football skills in PE this week

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    Christmas jumpers and goodbyes

    15th December 2017

    There was much excitement today seeing which jumpers everyone had worn! Year 2 added to the fun by dressing up their friends as snowmen using only toilet roll! We also said a very fond farewell to Mrs Pain in Assembly today.  She has done a sterling job covering maternity leave in Rising Reception.  The children and everyone will miss her very much and we wish

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    Year 1 & 2 perform The Landlord's Cat

    15th December 2017

    Years 1 and 2 delighted the audience with their joyous christmas performance of  ‘The Landlord’s Cat’. Well done Year 1 and 2. Lovely clear voices, lines well learnt, beautiful solos and confident performers

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    Christmas lunch

    15th December 2017

    Christmas hats, crackers and clean plates all round today! A delicious christmas lunch with all the trimmings was enjoyed by the staff and children altogether today - special thanks to Nonie and Christine for all their hard work preparing it for us

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    Santa stops by....

    15th December 2017

    Ho Ho Ho—We were thrilled to welcome Father Christmas to Glenesk on Wednesday. The children were enthralled when he popped in to their lessons and gave them all a little present seeing as they have all been so good.  

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    Christingle assembly

    15th December 2017

    Following making their Christingle oranges last Friday, the children enjoyed a Christingle service this week with Reverend Pittarides from St Martins and Ed Cope, the  Children’s Minister from St Mary’s.  There was a magical atmosphere when the lights  were turned off and the children enjoyed singing by candlelight accompanied by Reverend Pittarides on the guitar. Mrs Tod even gave us a real life demo!

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    Nursery, Rising Reception, Reception Christmas Show

    8th December 2017

    What a wonderful Christmas show—a big well done to Nursery, Rising Reception and Reception. We were so impressed how confidently everyone performed on stage and how well everyone had learnt their lines. Such beautiful singing voices and every line could be heard so clearly. A lovely start to Christmas for all of us in the audience. Thank you very much to all parents for the

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    Room of Surprises

    7th December 2017

    Thanks to our lovely parents in FOGS, the children enjoyed a magical trip to the Room of Surprises where they chose and wrapped a present for a loved one - learning that Christmas is about giving as well as receiving  

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    Glenesk Choir

    4th December 2017

    We were very proud of our Glenesk Choir as they performed at a local Christmas Fair in support of Cherry Trees respite care home for children. They were described as ‘angels’ spreading Christmas cheer.

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    Bauble Painting

    1st December 2017

    A big thank you to Mrs Dunleavy and her team of FOGS merry helpers for all their wonderful work in helping not only the Glenesk children, but also siblings and staff decorate their Christmas baubles. What a lovely start to Christmas.

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    Year 2 bring the past back to life

    1st December 2017

    Year 2 travelled back in time this week to bring Florence Nightingale back to life with the help of the Perform Theatre Company. They had a hands-on recreation of the Crimean War re-enacting scenes between injured soldiers and nurses, and learnt about Britain's most famous carer, her methods and her impact on modern day care.     .  

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    Ballet watching week

    29th November 2017

    Our families came to watch our ballet lessons today - and we had such fun showing off all the new skills we had learnt

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    Dinosaur Bones

    27th November 2017

    As part of Year One's dinosaur topic, the children enjoyed becoming palaeontologists and there was much excitement when they discovered samples of dinosaur bones in the classroom that they had made from salt dough. They have also been using the bones as part of our Maths lesson to  measure and sort the dinosaur bones according to their size.  

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    Reception's first school trip

    23rd November 2017

    The Reception children were very excited about their first school trip. They went to the British Wildlife Centre to support their learning of British Animals and their habitats. They got to see a whole variety of animals including red deer, fallow deer, otters, hedgehog, foxes, voles ,polecats and owls.  Flo the fox was a particular favourite. They enjoyed every minute of the trip, including the

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    Animal Hospital

    16th November 2017

    Reception let their imaginations run wild this week and set up an animal hospital in their outdoor area. They made a list of all the things they would need and Miss Thomas made an impressive new door to their animal hospital classroom. Their first patient was brought in by Judith—her poorly Lion had fallen off the shelf and needing looking after!

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    Friendship Circle

    15th November 2017

    It is National Anti Bullying week so at Glenesk we have been celebrating friendships. As one of our activities all the children have helped to plant a circle of daffodil bulbs in the school garden that will grow and blossom into a friendship maze for the children to enjoy with their friends

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    Sports Lesson open morning

    15th November 2017

    Parents and families were invited in today to watch our younger year groups sports lessons - they loved showing off their skills in running, throwing and catching!

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    Friendship Week

    15th November 2017

    This week is national Anti-Bullying week, and because our children are only small we have celebrated this week as friendship week. We have had a friendship assembly, discussing all the ingredients that go into being a good friend, we stuck friendship leaves on a tree, we planted daffodil bulbs to make a friendship circle and Year 2 made friendship cake for the whole school.  

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    Father's Reading Week

    13th November 2017

    A huge thank you to all the Fathers who kindly came in to school to read to their child’s class. Each child collected their father from the office and escorted him to their classroom so he could read to the children. Well done to all the brave volunteers!  

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    A walk on the wild side

    10th November 2017

    The whole school enjoyed a visit from Graham Cornick and his amazing woodland animals. He explained to us all how he had rescued the injured animals and helped them recover. Some of the stars of the show were Aggie the Barn Owl and Charles Chinchilla! The children also learnt about not dropping letter to help the wildlife.        

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    Spooktacular!

    6th November 2017

    A big thank you to our very special FOGS mums for transforming our Stay and Play room into a Spooktacular Spider and Pumpkin cavern where each class took part in a creative activity. There were other seasonal activities in the classrooms. In Rising Reception they practised their fine motor skills in exciting ways with foam, jelly and pumpkins

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    Year 1 & 2 Autumn Breakfast

    19th October 2017

    We finished off this half of the Autumn Term with a fantastic performance by Years 1 & 2 for their families, followed by coffee and croissants together

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    Conker Challenge

    18th October 2017

    The annual conker challenge took place yesterday, with all year groups from Rising Reception upwards working together to earn points for their houses. After having collected hundreds of conkers there were all kinds of challenges - creative, relays, conker and spoon, targets and many more and the overall winners were St Georges - well done team!

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    Road Safety

    13th October 2017

    Each morning we hold an Assembly for Reception, Year 1 and 2. and once a week for Rising Reception.  It is a wonderful opportunity to impart important messages and life skills which we deliver through stories and drama.  This term in our mid-week Assembly, we are  concentrating each week on a different aspect of staying safe.  We have already heard about water safety, e-safety and

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    Harvest Celebrations

    13th October 2017

    What a wonderful Harvest Festival. We were delighted that so many parents and grandparents could come. Thank you also for your Harvest donations, which we will be passing on to the Cobham Food Bank. Our Year 2 girls did a sterling job welcoming everyone to the Church and showing them to their seats. The children made us all feel so proud—beautiful behaviour and beautiful singing.

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    Year 2 make a mess

    6th October 2017

    Year 2 have been enjoying reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine and impressed Miss Powell and Miss Collins by working very hard on their reading comprehensions on it. As a reward they got to pretend to be George concocting his marvellous medicine.  

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    It's not a stick!

    6th October 2017

    The children have loved being out in the nearby “Drift Wood” finding out about Autumn and enjoying the Autumn weather. It all started with Year 1’s topic book “It’s not a stick”. The children made “marching Sticks” out of hazel, whittled them with a potato peeler and decorated them with feathers, then set off with Mrs Tod, Mrs Hudson and Mrs Bradley to explore the

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    Autumn Breakfast

    28th September 2017

    Just three weeks into term and Reception and Rising Reception already dazzled us with their very confident singing and dancing at the Breakfast Assembly on Thursday. This was a very impressive performance for such young children.  They then really enjoyed celebrating their success with croissants and pain au chocolats with their very proud parents.

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    Harvest Lunch

    26th September 2017

    Nonie's next themed lunch is for Harvest - please book your Rising Reception child in for lunch that day if you want them to join in

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    Jolly hockey sticks

    25th September 2017

    The children have been learning some different skills this week with our new PE teacher, Mr Thorne. They have been trying out Hockey and picked it up really quickly showing superb control and coordination  

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    Delicious!

    21st September 2017

    Just look at this delicious lunch Nonie made for us as her first themed lunch. This was a 'Back to School' treat of Shepherds Pie and Butterscotch Tart - absolutely delicious! There were clean plates all round.....

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    Special themed lunches

    18th September 2017

    Every month this year Nonie will be putting on a special themed lunch to tie in with a calendar event - dates will be publicised nearer the time, and do book in your Rising Reception child if they would like to stay on for lunch on these days!

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    New ballet lessons

    12th September 2017

    Nursery and Rising Reception started their weekly ballet lessons this morning and such fun was had by all!  

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    Next Open Days

    11th September 2017

    We are holding Open Days for prospective families on Saturday 30th September at 2.00pm and Thursday 5th October at 9.15am. Come along and meet our Head and our staff, see our children at work and play and view our lovely brand new classrooms and playground! If you would like to come along and see why Glenesk is so special then do book a place by

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    Welcome to our new staff

    11th September 2017

    We have been very excited to meet our new staff this term. We welcome to the school our new Sports and Swimming Teachers—Mr Rupert Thorne from Kids@Sport, Mrs Asdis Cawley from Box Hill Swim Academy and Vicky Freeman-White who will be teaching ballet to Nursery and Rising Reception. Mrs Angie Thomas has also joined us this term as our new Head of Nursery. We warmly

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    Golden Gardeners

    11th September 2017

    A big well done to all of the children in Gardening Club and Mrs Tod and Mrs Bradley on Glenesk winning gold first place in ‘Horsley in Bloom’

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    Back to school

    7th September 2017

    We had lots of happy smiling faces in school this week as all the children returned to school and saw their newly refurbished classrooms and fantastic new play areas for the  first time. We are so happy to welcome back all our returning families and our new ones too - have a lovely term!  

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    New term, new facilities!

    5th September 2017

    Things certainly haven't been quiet here at Glenesk over the summer break. The staff and builders have been transforming the playgrounds and classrooms and we can't wait to show them off to all our parents and pupils soon!

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    Great Greek Day

    7th July 2017

    Year 2 travelled to Ancient Greece this week, dressing up in fabulous costumes, enjoying a greek banquet for lunch and taking part in all kinds of greek themed activities for the day.  

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    Nursery and Rising Reception Show

    6th July 2017

    Nursery and Rising Reception did themselves proud this week - our littlest children put on a big show, setting off on the Glenesk Express and singing lots of summery themed songs.

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    Summer Show

    6th July 2017

    Well done to all our performers from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who delivered a wonderful, colourful end of term show for their families  

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    Prize Giving and Speech Day

    6th July 2017

    Our prize giving and speech day was a lovely way to round off a wonderful term and say farewell to our Year 2s. The children gave some lovely performances of singing and music and then after the prizes were given out everyone sat down to a delicious lunch together. Goodbye Year 2s and best of luck in your next schools - we will miss you!

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    Skipping Skills

    4th July 2017

    Traditional playground skills made a comeback yesterday with our skipping skills workshops - who knew there were so many different ways to skip?!  

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    Sports Day

    4th July 2017

    Sports Day was a glorious event this year - lots of sunshine, fantastic sporting efforts, trophies and a delicious cream tea to finish - well done all!

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    Big bear visitor

    22nd June 2017

    Lucky Reception had a very special visitor this week thanks to one of our parents. Hugo the 6 foot bear stopped by to help them with their topic work

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    Summer Fete

    19th June 2017

    What a glorious sunny day we had for our Summer Fete  - huge thanks to FOGS and all our families and staff volunteers who put on a wonderful day for everyone with so many fun activities and prizes on offer!

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    Nursery & Rising Reception Sports Day

    16th June 2017

    ‘On your marks, get set, go!’ We were so impressed by the sporting talents of the Nursery & Rising Reception children, siblings and not forgetting the Mummys and Daddys! It was a beautiful day and much fun was had by all. Everyone was then able to enjoy their picnics and Nonie’s packed lunches in the glorious sunshine.

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    Royal Visit

    16th June 2017

    Glenesk was honoured to have a royal visit from our very own Glenesk Queen today to celebrate her 91st birthday. There was much flag waving and excitement. She arrived in her Chauffeur driven car and was presented with a posy by our House Captains and all of the children sang to her. Before our Royal lunch, she judged our painting competition and presented the winners

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    Baby chicks

    12th June 2017

    There was much excitement in the whole school as after 21 days in the incubator Fluffy, Polo and Pearl have arrived to join the Glenesk family. Miss Powell is a very proud mother. All of the children have been to meet them. Year 2 have been studying them and capturing every stage of their development in a Chick Diary and have designed Powerpoints to present

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    Music workshop

    7th June 2017

    Year 1 visited Notre Dame School for a joint musical workshop with their Year 1s. After only a short time practicing they all performed on the stage to their families - well done all!

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    Bon Appetit!

    5th June 2017

    It was ‘Bon Appetit’ all round as Nursery and the whole School devoured Nonie’s French lunch of Jambon, Baguette, Pate and Brie, finished with the sweet taste of France with Tartes aux citrons et chocolat. Nursery even made hats and enjoyed some French music with their lunch.  

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    Africa Day

    24th May 2017

    It was African day today for Year 2 who made their own tie dye african outfits and some intricate bead lizards. The whole school also got to enjoy a delicious moroccan lamb dish for lunch thanks to Nonie, and some children enjoyed trying out the authentic method of eating it with their fingers!

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    'oo' sounds

    22nd May 2017

    Reception have been using cheerios to practice their 'oo' sounds - Mrs Pardi and Mrs Jull seemed surprised when a few disappeared!

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    Willow Arch

    22nd May 2017

    Year 2 had a lovely time in the sunshine skilfully building a willow arch to go in our new woodland garden area. Once it is ready Year 1 will plant strawberries to grow up it!

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    Summer Fete

    16th May 2017

    Come and join us at our Summer Fete - organised by the Friends of Glenesk School.

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    The vet visits

    16th May 2017

    Rising Reception had another visitor for their 'people who help us' topic. This time a vet from the Cape Veterinary Clinic came and Mrs Pain also brought her lovely pet Collie Cora in for the vet to examine. The children were very excited to hear Cora's heartbeat through the stethoscope!  

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    Buddhist temple visit

    16th May 2017

    Years 1 & 2 had a calm and tranquil start to their week after they visited the Buddhist Temple in Wimbledon

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    Year 1 & 2 Sports Tournament

    16th May 2017

    Years 1 and 2 represented Glenesk at the Milbourne Lodge Sports tournament and had loads of fun and performed brilliantly

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    New playground!

    9th May 2017

    We are very excited to announce that the playground is going to be redeveloped over the easter and summer holidays with new grass, soft play surfaces and climbing frames....we can't wait!

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    People who help us

    9th May 2017

    Rising Reception have been learning all about 'people who help us' this term and so far they have had visits from the Fire Service, the Police and St John Ambulance with all their vehicles and sirens, plus doctors, vets and dentists have been in to talk to them about their jobs.

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    Hedgehog rescue

    8th May 2017

    We have been looking after 2 rescued hedgehogs called Whiskers and Wilfred at school and helping them get fit and healthy before we can release them back into the wild. We have been learning what to feed them and how to make sure they are safe.

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    May Day celebrations

    8th May 2017

    We had great fun celebrating May Day at school - there were cupcakes to decorate, blossom arts and crafts, crowns to make and even some maypole dancing.

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    Gymnastics at Glenesk

    9th March 2017

    We are very excited to announce that we shall be introducing  Gymnastics for all year groups in the summer term. Our new peripatetic staff have both competed at national and international gymnastics levels and have a wealth of experience teaching gymnastics to children. We are all thrilled about this new opportunity [...]

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    Playground fun

    7th March 2017

    Now that the weather is a bit milder the children have really been enjoying their playtimes and outdoor activities and learning. Spring will soon be here!  

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    World Book Day

    2nd March 2017

    We have all had great fun getting dressed up to celebrate and share our favourite books today - what amazing, creative costumes from both children and staff! The day started off with an assembly and fancy dress parade and then the older children went to read their favourite books to [...]

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    Pancake Day!

    28th February 2017

    We all enjoyed a lovely pancake day today starting off with Nonie demonstrating how to make pancakes in assembly and showing off her flipping skills (there may have been one on the floor...)! Then after a delicious chilli for lunch we had pancakes with berries or lemon for pudding. Yum! [...]

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    Year 2 Trip

    27th February 2017

    Year 2 had an amazing day at the British Wildlife Centre learning about animals and their habitats. They particularly loved seeing the otters, and pole cats and Kevin, the Barn Owl, became a new friend.  

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    Baby Swimming

    20th February 2017

    We are pleased to announce that Box Hill Swim Team will be running SwimBabies+Mum courses at our school pool, starting from 19th April 2017 . Babies from 3 months old will be taught potentially life saving skills whilst enjoying the water and developing confidence and they can progress through different levels. For more [...]

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    Rainforest Roadshow

    10th February 2017

    The Rainforest Roadshow came to visit and introduced the children to the fascinating world of jungles, native habitats and amazing wildlife.  

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    Volcanic eruptions

    8th February 2017

    Year 1 showed off both their artistic and scientific skills by crafting some volcanoes from papier mache, then learning how to make a chemical reaction with vinegar and baking soda to produce a volcanic eruption from within. They invited their families in to watch the lava flow!

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    Chinese New Year Celebrations

    2nd February 2017

    The children enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year today with a special assembly which featured facts, poems, plays, dancing, art and singing all with a chinese theme. Afterwards the children enjoyed Nonie's special chinese lunch of spring rolls and noodles with mango and lychee sorbet for pudding - delicious. The chopsticks [...]

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    Back to school for Nursery Grandparents

    30th January 2017

    Our Nursery children really enjoyed entertaining their Grandparents last week and showing them round the Nursery and all the toys and activities they enjoy. They had particular fun making jam tarts together!  

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    Making bird boxes

    26th January 2017

    Year 2 got busy with some wood, nails and hammers to make their very own handmade bird boxes to take home and monitor to see who moves in. Great skills year 2!  

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    Snow fun!

    26th January 2017

    There was only a small covering...but we managed to have lots of fun!  

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    Snow Science

    16th January 2017

    Well we didn't have much snow last week but Year 2 took advantage of what there was to take part in an experiment. They made an ice birthday cake and lit their candles to investigate the effect that heat has on ice – guess what, it melted!  

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    We're cutting out the sugar...

    9th January 2017

    ...with the new year has come some exciting changes to our school catering. Our chef Nonie is cutting out the processed sugar and using natural sweeteners instead; so puddings such as jellies and yoghurts will be sweetened with fruit juices or honey. Biscuits for snack time have been replaced with vegetable [...]

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    Happy New Year!

    5th January 2017

    ...and welcome back to all our pupils, family and staff. As you can see, the staff started the new year off with a bang on their inset training day!    

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    Year 1 & 2 Nativity

    16th December 2016

    We ended the autumn term and this fun filled christmas week with a super nativity performance by Years 1 and 2. Everyone had their turn at saying some lines and singing some songs and they did everyone proud. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

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    Santa surpsise

    15th December 2016

    We had a surprise visitor this week.....Santa delighted all the children by popping in on christmas party day to wish them a merry christmas and remind them to be on their best behaviour. They had obviously all been good so far as he gave them each a little gift!  

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    Christmas lunch

    13th December 2016

    We all enjoyed a delicious christmas lunch today thanks to Nonie. The hall and tables had been festively decorated  and we all enjoyed turkey, crackers, christmas hats and music. There were smiles all round!

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    Rising Reception & Reception Christmas Concert

    12th December 2016

    What superstars we have in Rising Reception and Reception! The christmas nativity show that they put on for their families was thoroughly entertaining, and all the children performed with such confidence and obvious enjoyment - we are very proud of you all!  

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    Nursery Christmas Concert

    8th December 2016

    This week saw the start of the christmas concerts - and first up were Nursery. Our smallest children put on a hugely entertaining show on the big stage with lots of singing and dancing and colourful costumes. They remembered their dance moves and words and did an amazing job - well [...]

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    More Pet Mondays

    5th December 2016

    We have been receiving regular pet visitors throughout this term, and wow have we seen a real variety of animals! Cats, dogs, tortoises, hamsters are just a a few of those who have come to say hello on a Monday morning!

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    Room of Surprises!

    2nd December 2016

    What a wonderful way to start the christmas festivities at Glenesk School! The Friends of Glenesk School transformed our Stay & Play room beyond recognition into the most magical christmas grotto complete with gifts, polar bears, snow, ice and elves! Each class visited the grotto in turn to select presents [...]

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    Christmas Baubles

    28th November 2016

    Nursery have been getting festive by painting their own beautiful ceramic baubles which will be glazed and personalised all ready to be hung on the Christmas Tree! Thanks to the Friends of Glenesk for organising this christmas treat for all the children!

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    Year 2 WOW day at Scutari Hospital

    25th November 2016

    Year 2 travelled back in time to 1854 to experience what life was like in Scutari Hospital for Florence Nightingale and the soldiers who fought in the Crimean War. Our very own Florences and medical teams did an amazing job of tending to the wounded soldiers!      

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    Rising Reception go fishing....

    25th November 2016

    for numbers! The children had lots of fun fishing for shapes and then using a tally system to record their catch!  

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    Operation Christmas Child

    16th November 2016

    The children have been busily filling shoeboxes with Christmas gifts, to be distributed by Samaritan's Purse to children in need all over the world to brighten up their Christmas. Over 100 boxes were picked up this week - well done everyone!      

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    Fathers' Reading Week

    15th November 2016

    We had plenty of willing volunteers last week for Fathers' Reading Week with lots of Daddies popping in to read stories to the children. We are not sure who enjoyed it the most!  

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    Wildlife Hospital Visit

    14th November 2016

    Hydestile Wildlife Hospital visited us to give an interesting talk to us all, and brought along some furry friends to meet the children  - as you can see they were thoroughly captivated!  

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    Welcome Goldilocks and Chatterbox!

    7th November 2016

    We welcomed our new chickens to the school last week, and the children were very excited to meet them. Goldilocks and Chatterbox will be living in their run in the playground ready to join in the fun at playtime!      

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    Autumn lunch

    4th November 2016

    On a cold, wet day our chef Nonie cheered everyone up by  preparing a hearty lunch of stew and plum pudding  - complete with autumn vegetable table decorations. Delicious!

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    Colourful Classrooms

    3rd November 2016

    We have been working hard creating interesting, colourful displays for our classroom walls - have a look at some of them here!  

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    Conker Challenge

    1st November 2016

    The whole school split into their two houses, St Andrews and St George, to compete in the annual conker challenge. Firstly the children had to bring conkers in to see who could collect the most. Then the conker games began - conker and spoon race, conker relay and building animals out [...]

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    Performers and Pastries!

    14th October 2016

    Year 1 and 2 put on a lovely autumnal show for their families; reciting poems, singing songs and performing their self choreographed dances. They all did so well and were so confident on stage - well done years 1 and 2! Afterwards they sat with their families and everyone enjoyed [...]

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    Reception visit the British Wildlife Centre

    13th October 2016

    Reception had a great day at the British Wildlife Centre learning all about the wonderful wildlife of the British Isles. They met creatures great and small including Florence the owl, Flo the fox, hedgehogs, badgers and otters and handled some very heavy antlers!  

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    Year 1 go back in time

    13th October 2016

    Year 1 went back to Victorian times when they visited the Rural Life Centre last week. They learnt all about how different life was for victorian children - going up to bed with a candle and a chamber pot and washing clothes with a mangle and a washboard. They finished [...]

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    Assembly & Autumn Breakfast

    7th October 2016

    Reception and Rising Reception treated their parents to some beautiful singing and dancing for their class assembly. They had obviously been practising very hard and afterwards everyone was treated to a delicious autumn breakfast of Nonie's homemade pastries. What a lovely morning!  

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    Harvest Festival

    7th October 2016

    We returned to St Martins Church for our Harvest Festival this year. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children all led the service, with words spoken confidently and songs sung with gusto! Revd Renos Pittarides was pleased to receive harvest gifts on behalf of the Cobham Area Food Bank. The [...]

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    Animal tracking

    4th October 2016

    Year 1 left out some tasty treats in the school garden to tempt some animals....and arrived the next morning to find some footprints! They have been taking impressions of the tracks to identify the mystery visitors......  

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    Frogs, Fur and Feathers!

    27th September 2016

    Mondays are Pet Day! Our children have been bringing in their pets on Mondays to show off to their friends and the staff - what an exciting way to start the week! So far we have met 2 dogs, some frogs and chickens...we wonder what next week will bring.....!  

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    Football Fun!

    27th September 2016

    Teams from Years 1 and 2 had an afternoon of football fun at the Aldro School U7/U6 tournament last week, playing matches against St Hilarys, St Marys, Puttenham and Busbridge Schools  

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    Welcome back!

    13th September 2016

    Welcome back to the Autumn Term to all our returning and new pupils and families! On our first day back the pupils were greeted by not only our new Head, Mrs Bradley, but also some new feathery friends!  

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    New Headteacher

    2nd September 2016

    As of September 2016, Mrs Sarah Bradley, previously Headmistress at Epsom Pre-Prep Downsend School, will be taking over as Headteacher. Sarah Bradley has been a Pre-Prep Head for the last 12 years and under Sarah’s leadership all 3 schools Early Years departments received outstanding in teaching and learning in their Ofsted [...]

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    Goodbye!

    8th July 2016

    After a very busy last few weeks of term, and the last week ever at Glenesk School for Year 2 and Mrs Christie-Hall, our Leavers Party was a fitting end to the term. Mrs Christie-Hall had organised a bouncy castle and ice-cream van as a surprise for the children and [...]

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    Nursery & Kindergarten Sports Day

    7th July 2016

    Our first attempt was rained off, but thanks to a rare sunny day, Kindergarten and Nursery finally got to don their trainers and run their races. The children all took part in a sprint race, a tunnel race and navigated an obstacle course. It was then their turn to cheer [...]

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    Prize Giving and Speech Day

    7th July 2016

    This was a very special Speech Day and Prize Giving as it was also a chance for us to celebrate Mrs Christie-Hall’s last year at Glenesk School and reflect on all the things she has seen and achieved in her time here. Mrs Christie-Hall’s husband gave a lovely speech with [...]

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    Summer Concert

    7th July 2016

    The children have been very busy over the last few weeks making costumes, rehearsing and learning songs for the summer concerts, which resulted in a spectacular show for all their guests. With a brightly coloured backdrop and dazzling costumes, Kindergarten through to Year 2 took us on the Great Globetrotting [...]

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    A Very Special Evening

    30th June 2016

    Mrs Christie-Hall is retiring at the end of this term after 25 years at Glenesk School and the last 12 as Headmistress. Parents and pupils past and present, staff, local Headteachers and friends gathered at the school for a special evening to express their thanks and to say their farewells [...]

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    Greek Day!

    30th June 2016

    Year 2 went time travelling last week and spent the day in their impressive costumes learning all about Ancient Greece, dancing to traditional Greek music and taking part in a mini Olympics. The Greek mezze lunch went down particularly well and the pupils really enjoyed sampling some new tastes!  

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    Reception go camping

    30th June 2016

    Reception had a fantastically interactive learning experience with a real life camping trip to......the playground! A camper van came to visit and the children learned how to pitch a tent, build a (pretend) campfire over which to toast marshmallows. They are all set for summer now!  

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    We've Gone Green!

    30th June 2016

    Congratulations to our Year 2 pupils who have all been awarded their Green Blue Peter Badges. To receive the badges the pupils submitted an extensive portfolio of their green initiatives and activities, that included holding an Eco fashion show and a recycled rock show. They also showed how they had [...]

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    Multi-sports Tournament

    13th June 2016

    Two teams from Year 1 travelled to Milbourne Lodge School to take part in a multi-sports event along with two other local schools. They sampled all kinds of team sports such as hockey and rugby but the most fun was probably had in the egg and spoon race!  

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    Glenesk Choir entertains the Good Companions

    13th June 2016

    Glenesk Choir were pleased to be invited back to sing in West Horsley this week. A fleet of mums kindly transported children to the Village Hall, where the children mingled with the Good Companions before entertaining them with a selection of favourite warm-ups and songs. There was a good level [...]

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    New Nursery Garden

    13th June 2016

    Our newly refurbished Nursery Garden was unveiled by Mrs Christie-Hall last week, much to the delight of all our Nursery children. This new facility, which is a joint venture between the friends of Glenesk and the School, offers a soft play surface and a lovely climbing frame which will provide [...]

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    If you go down to the woods today.......

    26th May 2016

    …..you will surely find a yummy picnic, lots of well-loved teddy bears and some very happy children! The whole school enjoyed a delicious Teddy Bears’ picnic lunch on the school playing fields whilst the sun shone brightly. The children also raised some money by donating to Action Research.    

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    Seeds in space!

    23rd May 2016

    Year 2 have been taking part in the exciting National Space Seeds experiment. We received two packets of rocket seeds, one red and one blue, one of which has spent 6 months in space!  We carefully planted them and have since been monitoring their growth. At the end of the [...]

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    Year 1 get crafty

    19th May 2016

    Year 1 have been getting crafty over the last few weeks! They explored Russia and made some wonderful Faberge eggs…..hopeful that their eggs would be valued at 9 million pounds just like the most expensive one in the world! As part of their Natural World topic they also crafted art sculptures [...]

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    Emergency!

    19th May 2016

    Kindergarten have had an exciting few weeks welcoming some very special visitors. The Fire Brigade, St John Ambulance and the Police have all kindly come to school to talk to the children, show them round their emergency vehicles and let them experience emergency services role play! The children learnt all [...]

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    Year 1 explore Wisley

    12th May 2016

    Year 1 enjoyed a wonderful day of activities at RHS Wisley and despite the rain they managed to go on a sculpture hunt, visit the vegetable plots and be plant explorers in the Glasshouse!  The children had great fun meeting Wisley Bear and learning all about plants, and a particular [...]

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    A Royal Birthday Party

    28th April 2016

    We celebrated the Queens 90th birthday in style with a street party themed lunch in the playground, which had been decked out in red, white and blue. We ate a picnic lunch fit for a Queen and the children enjoyed making paper chains, flying Union flag kites and were each [...]

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    Celebrating World Book Day

    10th March 2016

    We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. and the children joined in the excitement by swapping books and enjoying a special ‘Gruffalo’ themed lunch – please pop into the school office to see our display showing the strangest places to read a book! Our Year 2 children became storytellers [...]

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    Year 1 Roman and Celt Day

    10th March 2016

    We had a wonderful day pretending to be Romans and Celts. We learnt all about how the Romans and Celts lived a long time ago. We enjoyed lots of fun activities and were busy all morning making bread, shields, Roman clocks and Boudicca wanted posters, before preparing for battle (some [...]

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    Year 1 Grandparents have fun back at school

    1st March 2016

    Last week our Year 1 children were joined by their Grandparents for the afternoon.  We started rather messily by creating our own Roman clay pots and finished the afternoon off with a delicious Roman afternoon tea.  Everyone had a great time and the children enjoyed showing their classrooms and work off [...]

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    Celebrating Chinese New Year

    9th February 2016

    We celebrated Chinese New Year and made our own chinese stir fry in DT lessons. Our Year 1 children were encouraged to make their own style of stir fry and then we all sat down to eat it together. Luckily we didn't have to use chopsticks! The stir fry was [...]

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    Volcano eruptions in Year 1

    2nd February 2016

    On February 1st, Year 1 welcomed their parents in to school. Earlier in the term the children had made Volcanoes during their DT lessons and it was now time to see them explode! We had great fun watching our models bubble, splutter and explode in to the air. Thank you [...]

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    We've helped 'Phil the Bag'

    2nd February 2016

    Well done to everyone who has helped with our ‘Phil the Bag’ collection. Judging by the number of bags stored under the covered walkway waiting to be picked up, many of you have used this opportunity to have a good clear out!! Learning about the impact or ecological footprint of [...]

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    Very special visitors join us in Nursery

    26th January 2016

    Our Nursery children were delighted to have their Grandparents’ join them in school today. It was a hive of activity with many fun activities and a wonderful Nursery Rhyme sing along. Thank you to our wonderful chef, Nonie who prepared a special buffet lunch for everyone to enjoy. Thank you [...]

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    Preparing to make a huge bang!

    26th January 2016

    We are getting ready for our Parents’ day on 1st February! The children in Year 1  have been making and painting Volcanoes in their DT lessons and then we are going to explode them when our Parents’ are in school. It should all go with a big bang!

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    Year 1 learn all about measuring

    26th January 2016

    Our Year 1 children have been perfecting their measuring skills in class this week. They got messy creating foot prints in coloured paint and then had fun measuring their feet and seeing whose were the biggest! They also used these templates to measure other objects around the classroom. They also [...]

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    Amazing Charity News - £10,000 raised for GOSH

    5th January 2016

    Last year our chosen charity was Great Ormond Street Hospital. Just before Christmas we were delighted to hear from Mr and Mrs Abualsaud that their son Diya had presented a cheque for £10,000 to his Cardiologist - Dr Yates at GOSH. This amazing amount of money included the £4,802.50 that was [...]

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    Merry Glenesk Christmas!

    9th December 2015

    Nonie, our chef has made a wonderful Gingerbread House of the school to celebrate Christmas here at Glenesk. The Gingerbread House is being raffled in aid of Save the Children and the draw will be made during our Christmas lunch on Friday. The winning ticket will get to take the [...]

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    Exploring Painshill Park

    1st December 2015

    Our Reception classes thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Painshill Park last week! They went on a sensory walk around the woods to collect woodland items an then they used their imaginations to make beautiful animal pictures! They also worked with their partners to guide them around an obstacle course when they were blindfolded! The highlight of the trip was [...]

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    Animal magic in school

    1st December 2015

    The Animal Magic Petting Zoo visited Glenesk last week and all the children had great fun getting to know a host of different animals. The children were able to get up close to the animals and hear all about them. There was a huge selection from prickly hedgehogs to fluffy bunnies, [...]

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    Mingle and Jingle Success!

    1st December 2015

    Despite the weather and a very last minute change of venue the FOGS Mingle and Jingle was a huge success last Friday night. Congratulations to Tammy Derrick and the FOGS committee for all their hard work and for saving the day and finding a new venue and caterers for us [...]

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    Julia Donaldson 'WOW' day!

    6th November 2015

      On Friday 9th October we celebrated the wonderful stories and characters created by Julia Donaldson. The children dressed up in amazing costumes from Gruffalos to Witches and Dragons to Mice and even a rather elegant Highway Rat was spotted in school! A huge thank you to all our parents [...]

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    Our special Bonfire Night themed lunch

    6th November 2015

      On Wednesday, following on from our firework assembly, Nonie our Chef treated us all to a specially themed 'Bonfire Night' lunch! We enjoyed sizzling sausages and mash followed by an explosive toffee apple cake!

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    Prize Giving & Sports Day

    7th July 2015

    On Saturday, Prize Giving and Sports Day, highlights of the Glenesk year, took place. Our Guest of Honour this year was Mr Ralph Kugler, the Chairman of Cognita. In his speech, Mr Kugler referred to Glenesk as the "jewel in our crown" and went on to say " I have been to many different [...]

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    Groovy Greeks!

    30th June 2015

    Year 2 turned Greek this week! A  selection of Greek Gods and Goddesses could be seen moving around the school and banqueting on the field in the glorious sunshine. There were even a few hard working slaves!

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    Safari Picnic

    30th June 2015

    On Friday we had our Safari Picnic. Thank you to Nonie for providing a delicious picnic lunch. The children really enjoyed eating outside and it was great to see an array of cuddly animal toys on display!  

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    Midsummer Ball

    30th June 2015

    Thank you for all your support at the Midsummer Ball on Saturday night. The evening was a huge social and financial success. The total amount raised on the night was a staggering £7,964.85. Thank you to everyone for all your support and generous donations! FOGS would like to thank Mrs [...]

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    Swimathon

    23rd June 2015

    Congratulations to all the children who took part in the Swimathon. Everyone who entered did extremely well and some children in Year Two even swam over 50 lengths! My thanks to those who sponsored the children and to Mr Tillbrook for organising the event.

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    Glenesk Choir sing for Good Companions

    18th June 2015

    Last Wednesday the Choir went to West Horsley Village Hall to sing to the Good Companions. The children sang beautifully under Mrs Philpot’s expert direction and were a credit to the school . Thank you to the parents who transported the children and came to watch.

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    Year 1 Trip to the Weald and Downland Museum

    17th June 2015

    Our busy week got off to a flying start with the Year 1 trip to the Weald and Downland Museum. The sun shone and the coach arrived with a full tank of petrol! The children had a great time participating in workshops and seeing various types of houses and landscapes through time. [...]

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    Phil the bag!

    17th June 2015

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our ‘Phil the Bag’ collection. 56 bags were successfully collected and we look forward to letting you know how much we have raised.

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    Year 2 Pop-Up Café

    3rd June 2015

    We have already raised over £1,000 for the Global Fund for Children. Please come and join us at our Pop-up Cafe on Friday 12th June, 10 - 11 am, to help us raise even more. You won't regret it! For just £10, you will get DELICIOUS sausage bacon butties or on the healthy side yoghurt, [...]

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    A busy week for Kindergarten!

    19th May 2015

    The Kindergarten children have had a very exciting week with visits from the Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade. Our local Community Police Officer, is always a favourite with the children especially when he turns the police car siren on! This year, however, the Fire Brigade won hands down. We were visited [...]

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    Year Two Symmetrical Garden

    8th May 2015

    Thank you Marcus for bringing in some pak choi to plant in our Year Two Symmetrical Garden.

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    Royal for the Day

    8th May 2015

    Glenesk welcomed the Royal family on Friday 8th May. Over the last two weeks children have been guessing the name of the new Royal Princess and £70 has been raised for the Global Fund for Children.  Those children who had guessed the name Charlotte were allowed to dress up for [...]

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    Hop Along!

    8th May 2015

    Year 2 are learning about Ancient Greece in Humanities this term. We have appointed a ‘slave of the day’ to help Diya with his crutches and getting into his wheelchair! Here are today’s appointed slaves  Tom and Ben in action!

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    Nursery places

    6th May 2015

    Glenesk Nursery School morning sessions are now full for the Summer term 2015.  Please contact our Registrar for afternoon Nursery availability and to arrange a visit to our School.

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    FOGS May Fair - Veggie Mate Competition

    6th May 2015

    This year the Children’s Competition at the May Fair is to create ........ A Veggie Mate! Children can make their mate out of any combination of fruit and vegetables. Faces, bodies with arms and legs, wearing items of clothing, anything you like as long as it's made from fruit and/ [...]

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    Year 1's Spa!

    5th May 2015

    Dear Parents, Feeling stressed, worried or just in need of some me time? Then let Year 1 help you relax in their Spa! Appointments can be made for manicures, massages, relaxation tips and facials. Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May 9.30- 11.00 am and 2.00 - 3.30pm. Appointments and price [...]

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    Year 2 Trip to British Wildlife Centre

    24th March 2015

    As you can see the children had a marvellous time exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna that the British Isles has to offer – it looks as though they came across that very rare species: Gleneskus Infantus!!

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    Red Nose Day

    13th March 2015

    There was great excitement on Friday 13th when the children brought in their red noses to celebrate Red Nose Day. There was great hilarity from the children who all found it very funny what they looked like with their noses on and Mrs Tod even joined in too! A total [...]

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    Grandparents' Day

    24th February 2015

    This week it was the turn of the Kindergarten children to welcome their grandparents. Following a tour of the school the boys and girls had great fun showing off their handiwork in the classroom to lots of proud Grannies and Grandpas. They were amazed and delighted by what they saw, [...]

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