June 2019

9th June 2019

Grazeley Parochial (C of E) Primary School

By the time you read this, we will only have two weeks left of school.

STEM week

We had an exciting week in June when we concentrated on science, technology. engineering and maths. As one of our visitors for STEM week, a lady called Sue came in, bringing a whole lot of drones with her. All the classes had a go at programming and flying the drones on the iPads, to land on the targets that were set out for them. The younger classes had help from the year sixes, but they all managed to add a few flips to the simple codes.

We also had visits from a surgeon, who was an obstetrician and gynaecologist. Another visit was from an orthoptist and he told us about how he helped some of the best footballers with leg and foot problems. We have written our future stories based on this week, with our future job ideas ranging from editors to professional footballers.


Years 5 and 6 have been rehearsing for their play. It didn’t have a name at the time of writing, but it should have a name now. It is all about Shakespeare and his plays with an emphasis on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Year 4 children are learning the songs and some musical accompaniments.

Year 6 girls have also been invited to play in the annual kwik cricket tournament in Wokingham. A team has been selected and they are hoping to do well in it. The boys have also been asked to compete in another tournament. As well as tournaments, the year sixes have started going on their induction days. We have people going too Holt, Willink, Oakbank, Forest and Embrook.

We have sports day coming up and everyone has been practicing races; some people have been chosen for relays and representing teams. We will be finishing on 1.30 that day. As well as sports day, we have the summer fayre coming up. Fridays are now non-school uniform days in exchange for tombola donations.

Most of the school has school trips coming up. They are: Hazel are being visited by a Rabbi, Birch are going to see the tapestry at Reading museum, Sycamore is going to Bournemouth and Oak is going on their leavers treat, which hasn’t been revealed to us yet.

Year 6 have just done their SATs and we think they did really well. Also lots of students are taking exams for music. They are being examined on singing and piano.  

We have had a very busy term and are looking forward to the holidays.

  By Freya Gould and Daisy Allen