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


Great Greek Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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


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The vet visits

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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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