Stories from The Olive Tree

Family Newsletter, Weeks 10 & 11

Dear families, International Food Fair was a great success. Thank you all for contributing with a delicious dish, a donation to the raffle or simply by supporting the lovely event. Special thanks to the Events Committee for their hard work. Thank you to all families...

STEAM Year 5: Egg Drop Challenge

Over the October half-term holiday the Year 5 children were given a STEM Challenge for homework.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Egg Drop Challenge is a project that encourages the children to explore, design, and test their...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 8 & 9

Dear families, We hope it's been a lovely half-term break for you and your family. Before the break, Year 8 celebrated International Maths Day with some mathematical photography: they took some beautifully creative pictures around school. Here is 'When The Triangle...

Seaside Adventures in Year 1 and 2

In Year 1 and 2 we have been enjoying our ‘Seaside Adventures’ Topic theme with our very own pirate treasure hunt. We found a message in a bottle, giving us a map and instructions on how to find Pirate Tom’s lost treasure. We searched the whole forest, past the dead...

Kindness Blossoms at The Olive Tree School

At the Olive Tree school, we always use kind hands, kind words and a kind heart. Whenever acts of kindness are seen around school children receive a blossom which is added to our ‘Kindness Blossoms’ tree.   The act of kindness is noted in the ‘Kindness...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 6 & 7

Dear families, Last Friday, all pupils enjoyed a very full Spanish Day, where they celebrated the diversity of Spanish-speaking countries worldwide. All pupils from Years 1 to 10 cooked a dish, learnt a dance and created a map of a Spanish-speaking country. A...

Family Newsletter, Week 5

Dear families, Last week was very full and exciting. On Friday we raised a little money for the dyslexia library. Thank you if you were able to contribute. We will let you know the full amount next week. In primary, projects are underway in all classrooms and children...

Family Newsletter, Week 4

Please note this newsletter will now be sent to you every Monday at around midday. The Spanish version will be posted on the web simultaneously; it will be accessible to you if your default computer settings are turned to Spanish. Last week was Harvest festival. Thank...

Family Newsletter, Week 3

Dear families, It was a great second week of term: everyone was settled and productive in their classrooms, with some beautiful work starting to take shape. We look forward to sharing it with you soon. The main focus of the week for many pupils was the climate...

Family Newsletter, Week 2

Dear families, A great start to the school year, with pupils of all ages settling in beautifully. From day one, there was happy play and chatting in the gardens at break times and some great learning got underway. A smooth and easy transition back into learning mode...

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