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12 June 2015

Dear Parents / Carers


Today in assembly Bex from Child of Hope School spoke to the children about how the school is progressing. The children watched a video and were able to see the children in school in Uganda. Bex was able to describe how our school differs from Child of Hope school. Teacher Mike has spent time in different classes this week and has been amazed at the learning.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-            

Reception Elm – Lexie                   Reception Lime – Dylan                 1 Juniper – The whole class

1 Willow – Martha                            2 Apple - Ashton                              2 Cherry – Xander

3 Hazel – Logan                               3 Larch – Reuben                            4 Poplar – Holly-Anne       

4 Sycamore – Robert                      5 Ash – Wilf                                      5 Hawthorn –            Sarah

6 Silver Birch – Jatana                    6 White Beam – Owain


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Amy                     Reception Lime – Saul                   1 Juniper – Ashton             

1 Willow – Rufus                             2 Apple - Katie                                  2 Cherry – Theo

3 Hazel – Pablo                                3 Larch – Muna                                4 Poplar – Ava and Thomas

4 Sycamore – Jermaine                 5 Ash – Muna                                   5 Hawthorn – Houf 

6 Silver Birch – Theo                       6 White Beam – Dan


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.


Year 1,2 and 3 Sports Day was held last Friday.  A big thank you and well done to all the children who participated.  The sun was shining and the event was well attended by parents and carers.  The results were as follows – 1st Yellow team with 157 points, 2nd Red team with 149 points, 3rd Green team with 138 points and 4th Blue team with 106 points.  The sprint race winners were - year 1 girls – Malak, year 1 boys – Lavell, year 2 girls – Megan, year 2 boys – Zac, year 3 girls – Macey, year 3 boys – Reuben.  All the children were presented with certificates in assembly.


Bristol Plays Music has a Junior Strings Open Morning at their centre in Southmead on Saturday 27th June from 9:30 – 11:30 am (Bristol Plays Music, Stanton Road, Southmead, BS10 5SJ). For more information please contact or read the flyer attached to the school website (About us - Curriculum - Music) David Hewett - Music Leader


Year 5 Wild Wonder Bristol project A taster selection of images from the Wild Wonder Bristol project will be on display at the Festival of Nature this weekend at the Harbourside in the Bristol 2015 Marquee. The Festival of Nature is a fantastic free event, perfect for all ages - so do  go along.

The Festival is open 10 - 6 Saturday and 10 - 5 Sunday. 


Dinner Money With effect from September 2015 all dinner monies must be paid in advance.  Payments will need to be paid on the Monday for the week ahead in an envelope with the following information – Child’s name, class, amount enclosed, the days the payment relates to.  It is possible to pay for multiple weeks if preferred

PTFA News:

  • Summer Fair - Sat 20th June, 2pm - 5pm.  Adults £1, children free.  This is going to be a fantastic afternoon! Please come along and join in the fun, there will be bouncy castles, afternoon tea, face painting, free entertainment, children's open mic session, circus skills and lots of games and stalls. The school really appreciates your support, we hope very much to see you all there. 
  • We will be doing some preparation for the Summer Fair this week and would love some help. We will be having a Wrapping Night (to wrap all the lucky dip and sweet tombola prizes) on Thursday 18th June, 7.30pm onwards at Jo's house.  Please email or text/phone Jo on 0777 190 4769 if you can help. We are going to be making some large signs for stalls, in school, on Monday 15th June am.  Please meet by the top playground gate after drop off, if you can help, no skills needed. 
  • Donations of toys, books, uniform and sweets will be being collected on the gates every morning next week.  Please could you ensure all items are in good condition and all games are complete.  We will also be selling raffle tickets 30p each or £1 for 5.  Lots of fabulous prizes, including Mercure champagne, a fabulous spa day, family activity days, meal vouchers, family swim tickets, train tickets and a Red Point climbing session.
  • Does anyone have any bunting or gazebos that we could borrow for the day of the fair? Please email or leave a message with the office and we can arrange to collect them if necessary.
  • Art Day - Weds 24th June - all day. The day is almost here and we have had lots of volunteers but are still a few short. If you've not yet volunteered but might still be able to give an hour or two of your time then please do, the teachers and children would really appreciate it. Over the next week there will be lots of behind the scenes activity going on as the children begin to create their structures ready to decorate on the day. We would also be very grateful for any help with this. If you think you can help then please do speak to you class teacher. We are still collecting donations of newspaper, cardboard, sweet wrappers, corks, bottle tops and also empty (clean) plastic milk bottles/containers. Please bring any donations to the office.

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


Windmill Hill Community Orchard Fete Sunday 14 June 2.00 - 5.00pm at St John’s Burial Ground - attractions include Circomedia, rescued birds of prey, making bird boxes and much more.



Photographs The last day for ordering a class photograph is Wed 17 June. 

Music Tuition If your child is in Year 2,3,4 or 5 you will have received a letter last week about music tuition in September 2015.  The last day for booking lessons is Wed 17 June.

Climbing Please do not allow your children to climb on the wall, fence and railings outside school – this week we had a nasty accident.

Cooking Afterschool Club will not be running Wed 17, Thur 18 and Wed 24 June

Medicine Only prescribed medicine can be administered in school.  No medicine should be brought into school by children.

18 Rated Films and Trailers are for adult viewing only.  Children should not be watching these or films and trailers rated 15.

Dates for your Diary:

Sat 20 June              2.00pm – 5.00pm Summer Fair in playground – entrance through top gate

Wed 24 Jun              9.00am – 3.30pm Whole School Art Day

Wed 1 Jul                  6.00pm – Internet safety workshop for parents

Wed 8 Jul                  6.00pm – 7.30pm Year 6 Leavers’ Disco

Thur 9 Jul                  2.00pm – 2.50pm Curriculum Afternoon – International Day

Fri 17 Jul                   End of Term 6

Mon 20 Jul                INSET Day – School Closed to pupils                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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

Monday 15 June 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am.  Emma Payne, Headteacher       

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