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11th March 2016

11 March 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


This week Reception classes went to the theatre to see Tiddler and Year 1 have been making shapes out of play dough and doing take away.  Year 2 have been learning about fractions and Year 3 have been drawing a map of Mary and Frank.  Year 4 went out and took a ride on a train and Year 5 have been learning about 3 different types of poems and also how to dribble and tackle in football. Year 6 have been looking at planes and having an innovating talk for writing – they are also REALLY looking forward to going to camp next week!


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Florence, Reception White Beam: Harry, 1 Lime: Enzo,

2 Juniper: Sheikidris, 2 Willow: Lucan, 5 Poplar: Emilio, 5 Sycamore: Billy,

6 Hawthorn: Rhiena


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Sajid, Reception White Beam: Emily, 1 Elm: Flo,

1 Lime: Ridwan, 2 Juniper: Christvie, 2 Willow: Tiyanna, 3 Cherry: Xander,

5 Poplar: Aisha, 5 Sycamore: Ned


Attendance:  Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website: 


Keeping your child safe online and on social media:  Check out our new website page which contains information to support parents and carers to protect children on line


Medication in School/Illness: Please be reminded that all medication should be brought to the school office by parents and a form should be completed.  The medication should be prescribed for your child and clearly labelled.  Staff cannot administer any medication that has not been prescribed by a doctor.

As you are aware there are a various illnesses going round the school and indeed the South West.  The H1N1 virus - known as swine flu - is among strains doing the rounds in the region. Public Health England said that swine flu is now considered "normal seasonal flu” and should be treated as such although children should not return to school until clear of symptoms if diagnosed with it.

Please encourage your child/children to wash their hands regularly and also remember that if your child is actually sick they should not return to school for 48 hours (following guidance from the NHS).  This is 48 hours from the LAST time they were sick.

Breakfast Club:  Can parents please remember that breakfast is served from 8-8.30am and the door to breakfast club closes at 8.35am.  Unfortunately the staff cannot give breakfast to children who arrive late.


Individual and Sibling Photographs: Photographs should come home in your child’s book-bag today.  Please return your form and payment in the envelope provided to the office by Friday 19 March.


Lost: Black/Pink/White Nike trainers size 6, lost by Year 5 child, if found please return to the office.


PTFA News: 

•      Volunteers needed for a seed planting session next Friday morning (18 March) from 9am-11am.  Meet in the outdoor classroom, in the Key Stage One playground after drop off and wear warm clothes that don't mind a bit of dirt!  Any donations of perennial plants that need dividing, would be gratefully received.

•      Urgently needed!  10 volunteers to run our Easter Egg Hunt after school on Tuesday 22 March. We need 10 people to help 3.15 for an hour.  You will just need to sell the egg hunt sheets & then hand out the prizes.  Please email if you can help.  If we do not get enough volunteers to help with this it will not run.

•      Thank you again to everyone who helped with the book sale & bedtime story event on World Book Day.  Our daytime & evening bookstalls raised a fantastic £240 & our evening tea, coffee & cake stall raised £27.50.  This money will help PTFA fund events such as the bedtime story evening & the brilliant poetry workshops that Sean Taylor ran for KS2.

•      We will be holding an evening social at The Windmill pub on Wednesday 23 March, from 7.30pm onwards.  All parents, Carers & staff are very welcome.  Come along & celebrate the start of the Easter Holidays!


Malago Quietway Project:  Bristol City Council is working with Sustrans to upgrade part of the Malago Greenway between Whitehouse Lane and Hartcliffe Way, to improve the walking and cycling route, and we want to hear from you!

We are now conducting 2 events to collect your ideas on design options:

Tuesday 15 March 4.30-6.30pm – Windmill Hill, outside Bedminster Station

Thursday 21 April 4.30-6.30pm – Marksbury Rd Open Space, entrance from Marksbury Rd

Please see the website for more information and details of future events:


Dates for your Diary:


Tues 22 March – Easter Egg Hunt – 3.30pm - Playground

Weds 23 March - PTFA Evening Social – 7.30pm – The Windmill Pub

Thurs 24 March - Inset Day (school closed to children)

Tues 26th April - 3.30pm-4.30pm - School Hall - PTFA AGM - Free childcare will be provided

Thurs 12th May - 3.30pm - School Playground - Plant Sale

Sat 18th June - School Playground - Summer Fair

Sat 16th July - School Playground - Bike Day


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

Monday 14 March.  Gates open at 8.45am.



Emma Payne,


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