Stories from The Olive Tree

Lockdown Learning In Year 5

At the Olive Tree School we encourage a love of literacy - using talk for writing strategies, our children are given the opportunity to experience and discuss a range of high-quality texts. The children in Year 5 have recently looked at autobiographical writing during...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 8 & 9

Dear families, We hope you have had a wonderful half-term break and carnival. First, a few words on coronavirus. We have asked those families returning from northern Italy to observe quarantine and to be tested as soon as possible at their medical centre for the...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 6 & 7

Dear families, We hope you have had a lovely weekend. Thank you to those families who made it to the beach yesterday for the clean-up. Our active learning was in full swing last week. We had a Mexican friend of the school, Pedro, come to make his national dishes with...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 4 & 5

Dear families, We hope it's been a restful weekend for you after the high winds. Thank you for supporting our safety measures and keeping your child at home where it was possible for you. There were some highlights to the week, in spite of the weather. On Friday, Year...

Family Newsletter, Week 2 & 3

Dear families, Term got underway last week amid fresh excitement and commitment from pupils of all ages. Musical Theatre auditions were very well attended for our spring productions of The Wizard of Oz and The Greatest Show on Earth. First rehearsals are this week! A...

Learning About Ancient Egypt in Year 4

This term we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. The class has been introduced to an explorer, Emily Sands and her team, who has taken them on a tour of Ancient Egypt on the hunt for the lost tomb of Osiris.  They have learnt about hieroglyphics and the Rosetta...

Family Newsletter, Week 1

Dear families, A very happy new year and a warm welcome back to school for Spring Term, which begins this Thursday the 9th! We thank families for supporting our lovely Christmas Craft Fair, in which 84,50 euros was raised. This will go towards some art and craft...

Family Newsletter, Week 14

Dear families, The Saplings Christmas musical was a beautiful little show. Parents enjoyed songs, carols and lovely energy from our youngest children. Thank you to Olivia and her dedicated team for creating this event for us all. The Nutcracker was a wonderful...

The Success of the No Mobile Phone Rule

At The Olive Tree, teachers had watched how secondary pupils would increasingly spend their breaktimes and lunch hours on their mobiles, in that disconcerting way that many young adults have of sitting together while being apart.   Staff began to be concerned by the...

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