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World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day with incredible costumes, a whole school day, parents assembly and traditional storyteller and puppeteer.  It was a great way to celebrate some of our favourite books, characters and stories.  

A huge thank you to children, parents and staff for their efforts in putting together the incredible outfits we saw to celebrate some of our favourite children's books.

Dance triumph

Mrs Bowen's Dance Troupe performed their two incredible dances at Cheltenham Town Hall yesterday.  The children were incredibly excited to go and show their moves off to a huge audience.  

Thank you to Mrs Bowen, Mrs Carter and all of the incredibly talented dancers.  You made us all very proud.  

K'Nex Engineers

On Tuesday, a lady came to Oak Hill to give us the opportunity to take part in the K'Nex Challenge. We were put in partners to do this challenge and at the start we watched a video about Wallace and Gromit making a shopping trolley robot. We pointed out mistakes they had made and then were set a task to solve the problem. The problem that needed solving was a device to put a block of cheese on a shelf, but with a twist. Using K'Nex, we had to make a mechanism to lift the cheese. We had about one hour to complete this task. The structure of each group's tower were very different, with aspect of STEM packed into them. In the end, once everyone's towers had been judged it turned out that the winners were Alfie and Noah. 
(Written by Year 6)

Christmas Puppet Show

Today we had a theatre company visit us to perform a fantastic Christmas themed show.  The children had a wonderful time watching it and afterwards some of them were able to meet the stars!

Smart Trees and Viney Hill

This Wednesday the children had an amazing time on two different trips.  

Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 went to Smart Trees to meet Father Christmas.

Years 4, 5 and 6 went to Viney Hill for some adventurous activities to reflect upon the Christmas Story.

Charitable update

We would all like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who was able to donate a shoebox full of gifts for us to send on to Operation Shoebox.  These have now been collected and sent off to make sure children who aren't as fortunate as us have an amazing surprise this Christmas.


Juniper class had an amazing time earlier this week making real working Hoverboards with Mrs Bowen.  They used DVDs, bottle caps and balloons and their materials and made careful use of glue guns to construct them.  Once built they headed into the hall to race them against one another.  

Marking the centenary of the end of WWI

On Friday both Dumbleton Infants and Alderton Junior schools marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.  The children wrote prayers, made poppies, wrote poetry inspired by real war poems, researched about the life of children 100 years ago and much, much more.

Hawthorn's Egyptian Day

Hawthorn class looked amazing dressing as archeologists and Egyptians to build pyramids, decorate Egyptian collars, uncover lost secrets on broken pottery, mummifying tomatoes and learning to dance like an Egyptian.

Whole School Harvest Day

We've all enjoyed our first whole school day together today.  The children have worked in their House Groups to create all sorts of wonderful Harvest themed items including soda bread, bird feeders and decorated conkers.

Our Harvest Festival will be held at St Peter's Church in Dumbleton at 2:30pm on Friday 12th October.  


Team Towns - Love of Learning

Key Stage 2 spent the whole day together working in small groups to design towns.  They budgets to balance, buildings to design, persuasive letters to write, presentations to make and much more.

The enthuasiasm shown by the children was stunning.  They love working hard and really enjoyed the role playing element of the day.  

Project Touchline

Project Touchline is back in action at Dumbleton.  The children play rugby whilst learning about the school's values.  This term's values are Friendship and Respect.

Little Big Learners are coming to Oak Hill

We are thrilled to announce that Little Big Learners are bringing after school childcare and private tutoring to Oak Hill.  

Final arrangements are currently being put in place to offer daily childcare and opportunities for private tutoring from Oak Hill Church of England Primary School's Alderton site.  Full details will be going out next week.

Welcome to the new academic year!

After a glorious summer break we are all thrilled to welcome you all back to school.  The staff have worked hard throughout the summer to ensure that each classroom feels new and improved.  

To find out more about some of the big changes we've made ready for the 2018 - 2019 academic year CLICK HERE.