Stories from The Olive Tree

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...

Forest School At The Olive Tree

What is Forest School? Forest school is a Scandinavian approach to outdoor teaching which aims to take children into a natural environment where they can develop life skills.  Forests are as inspirational for children as they are important for the future of the...

Family Newsletter, Weeks 12 & 13

Dear families, Thank you to those of you who were up with the lark and clearing the beach of plastic yesterday morning! We will have the next Beach Clean-Up on Sunday 6th of January, and then every first Sunday of the month. Our winter food rota for the homeless In...

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...

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