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10 July 2015

Dear Parents / Carers


This week has been another busy one! Thank you to everyone who came to our International Curriculum afternoon and the Cake Sale afterwards for Child of Hope School – we raised £122.13.  We have enjoyed our cooking around the world with Key Stage 2 children cooking ‘International’ food at Windmill City Farm in their new outdoor kitchen and EYFS / KS1 have cooked in school.  Today Year 5 are walking the ‘Shaun the Sheep’ trail in Bristol and no doubt next week Year 4 will want to beat their number when they go out on the Shaun trail! It was an immense pleasure to read every child’s report and just be amazed at all they have achieved this year.  It has been a challenge for the children and teachers to adapt to the new, harder curriculum but they have all done magnificently!


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Asta                     1 Juniper – Rania               

1 Willow – Arthur, Olive, The Whole Class                                 2 Apple – Javari

2 Cherry – Lyla                                 3 Hazel – Edward                3 Larch – Reuben, Harry

5 Hawthorn – Christina                 


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Floyd                   1 Juniper - Zakaria

1 Willow – Betty, Isobel, Oliver                                                      2 Apple – Martha

2 Cherry – Sam                                3 Hazel – Layla                    3 Larch – Azaan

5 Hawthorn – Jess


School reading books & library books

Please could everyone have a good look around at home and return all books belonging to school by Weds 15th July. Thank you


Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent book fair event from Travelling Books. Commission from books sold has enabled the school to buy nearly £200 worth of new books. Thank you for your support.


2015 Record Breakers summer reading challenge at Bristol Libraries

Two weeks ago we had a visit from a librarian to introduce this year's summer challenge. The theme this year will be Record Breakers in association  with Guinness World Records ™ and launches in all Bristol Libraries on Saturday 11 July and runs until Saturday 12 September. It challenges young readers to explore some of the fantastic real life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books.

Just pop into your local library to pick up your free Record Breakers starter pack and special stickers. Children read six books over the summer to earn a fantastic Record Breakers medal and certificate. Competitions, challenges, author interviews, news and a book sorter which recommends what children might like to read next can be found on the  summer reading challenge website throughout the year.


Attendance:  Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website:-  Please note that our website now has a ‘translator’ button on the ‘Home’ page which allows text to be translated from English.


Stationery for Child of Hope - We would be grateful for donations of colourful stationery and stickers for Miss Price and Miss Swift to take to Uganda. Thank you for the donations received so far.

PTFA News: -

PTFA Social, Tues 14th July, Victoria Park Pub garden, 7.30pm onwards.  This is always an enjoyable, informal evening. Everyone is welcome, please do come along. Every parent is a member of the PTFA automatically, it would be lovely to get to know some of you.

End of school picnic, Fri 17th July, 3.30pm onwards below the playground by Mrs Brown’s Cafe. The picnic is always hugely popular and is a lovely way for children and parents to say goodbye to classmates and friends for the summer, just bring your picnic and a blanket.

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped with the year 6 leavers’ Disco on Wednesday night and thank you to Gina, Vanessa, Helen & Rois for organising it. The disco was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by Year 6 children & Teachers.

Please could we have donations of outgrown school uniform items for Nursery & Reception age, we will be running a uniform sale for new parents at the beginning of next term.  Please could you bring them to the office, either next week, or the first week of September. This will be greatly appreciated.

If any of you are interested in joining some of the PTFA committee to help organise the Christmas Fair we would love to hear from you.  Please email if you feel you can help, we need you!


Many Thanks, Jo, Katie, Lisa, Hannah and Egle (PTFA Committee)



Dates for your Diary:


Tues 14 Jul               7.30pm – PTFA Social Get Together–Victoria Park Pub, Raymend Rd

Fri 17 Jul                   End of Term 6 

Fri 17 Jul                   3.30 pm onwards PTFA End of year picnic in Victoria Park (near playground)

Mon 20 Jul                INSET Day – School closed to pupils    

Tues 1 Sep                INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Wed 2 Sep                INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Thur 3 Sep                Start of Term 1


We hope you have a lovely weekend and we will see your children before 8.55am on

Monday 13 July 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am. 



Emma Payne, Headteacher       

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