OP at Home - Percussion

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. Jules shows us so many different percussion instruments we can't even count them all!! He also helps us create some funky rhythms and introduces us to a very special guest... Percussion worksheet: rhythm games, colouring and a percussion instrument word search! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m7mq...

We have an Award!

It is with great pleasure and pride that I can share the news that Nettlebed School has been awarded Recognised Provider status by the Forest School Association. This award demonstrates Nettlebed’s commitment to, and passion for delivering quality and professional Forest School sessions. Forest School is a unique ethos that is underpinned by 6 core principles which include risk taking, child led learning, developing wellbeing and skilled qualified leaders. The principles make it a unique and essential part of our outdoor learning curriculum at Nettlebed and we have seen all participating children thrive in their own ways over the past year. The recognition from the FSA is testament to the

Beautiful Scrub (not the bath type!)

So, what did I mean by scrub? Scrub land is the messy stuff that most people want to clear up. It is untamed long grass, nettles and brambles which provide a huge habitats for an amazing amount of mammals, birds and insects. I recently read a blog, where the writer had squashed a load of ladybird Larva thinking they were some horrible poisonous pest… before she knew what they were. She then felt very guilty after googling them and from then on lived by the mantra… NO ACTION WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE And, even after going through this, think to yourself, is it really that dangerous? and can I move it rather than kill it, or can move myself… Soooooo many things rely on our nettles, brambles, wild

OP at Home - Flutes around the World

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. In the second video, Tony explores different kinds of flute from around the world, including his own very special flute that he uses in the Oxford Philharmonic orchestra! Download simple sheet music for ‘Red Haired Boy’: https://drive.google.com/... Tony’s Quiz: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1195v...

OP at Home - Violin

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. This first video features the violin. Jamie introduces the OP at Home series for Primary School children and exploring different things music can make us feel and imagine. Download simple sheet music for Vivaldi's ‘Spring’: https://drive.google.com/drive/folder... Worksheets for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Dslw...

Silver Linings

House Photography Competition Thank you to everyone for sharing your Silver Linings with us. Congratulations to Hestia who win the House Cup

Year 6 Hoodies!

Year 6 are delighted with their hoodies! Thanks for organising it all for them. The children are welcome to wear them to school as part of their uniform.

Summer Solstice

This week...SUMMER SOLSTICE and BIG WILDLIFE WEEKEND...along with some Shadow activities to have a go at. For those of you in Y2.. do you remember the winter solstice, and what it is and what we did? (hint.. we made ivy crowns and wreaths to take home) This time it is the opposite… This year it falls on Saturday, June 20. This day officially marks the first day of summer…but is known as mid summers eve as some people say that summer starts on 1st May and ends on 1st August. Given the had the hottest May on record this year, we could easily say that it was summer and not Spring! What do you think? How do you think the seasons fall? In the UK we will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of dayli

Blooming June

How has the 1st week of 30 Days Wild gone? Have you been more in touch with nature? Found, seen or heard anything amazing? Even if you have only managed a few days, that is brilliant. So many plants have opened their flowers this month (and lots are nearly over). Have you made your elderflower cordial yet? Most flowers in direct sunlight have gone over already (why do you think this is?)… but there is still plenty left to collect some if you hurry (remember not to take too much from one tree). The official flower of June is Honeysuckle, one of the most beautifully smelling plants of all time. There are many colours and varieties, and some that only smell at certain times for the day - do

Hat Challenge!

It is the week of engineering and what better way to celebrate than a challenge of making a hat in the style of Brunel! The one I am modeling here is thanks to Adventure Class. Feel free to add some Victorian inspired additions to your hat and wear it to assembly on Friday. I look forward to seeing all of your amazing hat creations in our assembly.

Our Journey to Excellence

Ms Coles has prepared a video to celebrate all your achievements last term. Well done everyone!

Welcome Back!

It's lovely to see more children back in school this week.

Returning to School

Going back to school after a long break could feel a little strange. Our Oxfordshire school health nurses are here with a few words of reassurance and are on hand to answer any questions and support young people.

Amazing June - 30 Days Wild

Welcome to June! I hope you had a great half term and managed to get out and about in the sunshine, collect some elderflowers and make some delicious cordial! (there is still time...) This month is HUGE for all things nature - It is international Get Outdoors Month, International Mud Month, Camping Month, not to mention that 30 days wild is back, BBC Springwatch and a whole host of special days to celebrate throughout the month... We will be following the 30 days wild theme this month. If you haven’t taken part before then there is no better time to get involved. I have uploaded the calendars, and ideas sheets from the Wildlife Trust so do print off the calendar and see how many wild things

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Nettlebed Community School

High Street

Nettlebed

Henley On Thames

Oxon

RG9 5DA

Office contact: Mrs Tracy Sedwell

Tel: 01491 641328

Email: office.2504@nettlebed.oxon.sch.uk

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