Pine & Oak trip to Rosliston Forestry Centre

On Friday 8th June, Class Oak & Pine went to Rosliston Forestry Centre which linked to our topic on 'Minibeasts'.

Our activities included pond dipping, a minibeast hunt in the woods and then a woodland experience which involved learning about habitats and woodland animals. 

We were also lucky enough to play on the amazing play area which included us climbing on a large wooden Sparrow Hawk.

A great time was had by all!


Skiing Experience for Year 5

Thursday 24th April 2018

Tamworth Snowdome 

A group of Year 5 children took part in a morning of skiing lessons as part of a 'National School Ski Week'.  The children were all very excited and did amazingly on the slopes, perfecting their stopping and managing to stay up (most of the time)! This was a great opportunity that the group really enjoyed.

See some pictures attached of how they got on!


Mr Shakesheave / Mr Parr (PE Dept)


The Squirrels earn another epic 4 points!

Game one vs Boney Hay. Drew 0-0.

Goalkeeper Alfie

Centre back jack  Right back Bryn

Left back Willis  Midfielder Tyler

Midfielder Theo  Striker Archie

In our first game, we drew 0-0 with Boney Hay. We did not deserve the draw, we should’ve gained more from the match. We were by far the better team throughout the whole of that match. Well done lads for doing so well!

Game two vs Highfields. Won 2-0

Goalkeeper Alfie

Centre back Jack   Left back Willis

Right back Sachin  Midfielder Tyler

Midfielder Theo  Striker Archie/Will

In our second game, we played even better than the first with a 2-0 win over Highfields. The successful goal scorers were Archie and Jack. Well done lads you’ve done our school proud.

By Willis Brown


Football League Competition Y5/6

Match Report


Highfields Primary 4.00-5.30 pm



Well done to our children who represented the school last week at the school football. The children enjoyed the experience and performed really well. 


The results were very promising and a huge well done to all of the children who played.


Mr Parr and Mr Shakesheave were proud of you all.


Scores:- 0-0 vs Boney Hay

Scores:- 2-0 win vs Highfields


Gentleshaw Paris Trip 2018

What a successful trip it was to take 11 children from Willow class to Paris.

Early morning on Monday 12th March our coach arrived at Gentleshaw Primary Academy. From here we left for Dover to catch the 12:00 train on the Euro Tunnel.


Children were really excited and one of them even mentioned that they saw a squid as we travelled under the Channel Tunnel!


Arriving in France, we then had a long drive to our Chateau in Lesigny. We made it to the Chateau in the evening where we had sausage casserole and other delightful dishes waiting for us.


The children were really excited to get into their dorms, but it wasn’t until they had finished the evening activities with the PGL staff that they finally got some well deserved rest.


Early Tuesday morning the children were woken up and supplied with a packed lunch for the day and a breakfast. After breakfast, we headed to the market town of Brie. The children got to sample a traditional market town and spend their Euros.

We then headed onto the centre of Paris to take a river boat tour down the river Seine. This gave us time to see the sights of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.

Once finished, we headed up the Eiffel Tower to take in some stunning views of Paris.

After a busy day of sight seeing, we headed back to the Chateau where we had dinner waiting for us and some evening activities of making crepes.

Next morning we woke early again to get ready to visit the Sacre Coeur. Here we walked around Montmartre, taking in all the surroundings of local artists and corner street shops. The children were excited that they got to buy ice cream!

From here, we travelled to the Stade de France where we got a tour around the stadium. We went into the players dressing room, walked around the stands, took the red carpet next to the presidential suite and even got down next to pitch level. What an experience!


Our final full day in Paris took us to…wait for it… Disneyland! The children were buzzing about this visit all week and it didn’t disappoint. We arrived when the park opened and headed straight for our first ride. We all got on the easy rides first and then took it in turns to go on the bigger rides.

We finished off with the parade through the streets where we had front row seats. What a day!


On Friday, we got up…you guessed it… early again, but for the final day, as today we travelled home. Having had a breakfast and another packed lunch, we headed for Calais. Arriving at Calais around lunchtime, we took the Channel Tunnel to Dover and headed back for Gentleshaw. We arrived around 8:30 where we finally departed. What an amazing week enjoyed by all!


World Down Syndrome Day

On Wednesday 21st March the whole school rocked their odd socks for World Down Syndrome Day.  At Gentleshaw we know inclusion matters and celebrate each and every difference.  All classes showed off their Makaton skills by signing different phrases, words and songs throughout the day.  We shared these on twitter so make sure you check it out!

@GentleshawPS             #InclusionMatters              #LotsofSocks


Year 5 Shugborough Residential

On the 5th March 2018, Year 5 embarked on a journey to Shugborough  Outdoor Education Centre where they would spend the next four nights and five days participating in activities like rock-climbing, archery, BMXing and caving to name a few.  The children thoroughly enjoyed every moment and took every opportunity that was given to them.  Their behaviour was exemplary and everyone commented on how polite and well behaved they were and showing that they work hard and play hard too.  Very proud to have been part of their experience and group!  Here is what some of the children said about their trip:

"It was exciting because everyone got on well and enjoyed the activities."

"It was really good fun and a good experience to have."

"It was really good.  The archery was brilliant!"


H.E.A.R.T. Award


Each half term at Gentleshaw Primary Academy, we present a H.E.A.R.T Award to a member of each class. The award is given to children that display the following attributes:






On the afternoon of Thursday 15th February, the whole school gathered to discover who had been chosen for Spring 1. The teachers explained their choices and proud relatives watched as gifts and badges were presented to the children.

A HUGE congratulations this half terms winners. Could it be you next?