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13th January 2017

13th January 2017


Dear Parents /Carers,


Learning this week: In Reception classes they have been learning about story-tellers and counting backwards and forwards. In Year 1 they have been learning the days of the week and they went to the Egg Theatre in Bath to see Robin Hood. In Year 2 they have been learning about magic paint brushes and about how to make patterns with 2D and 3D shapes. In Year 3 they had a visit from some rainforest animals, including a tarantula! Year 4 have learned about adding and subtracting fractions. Year 5 have been learning how to measure angles using protractors and by calculating the missing angles. Year 6 have been learning about percentages and the formal method of dividing numbers.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Hawthorn: Maggie, Reception Ash: Rafferty, 1 Silverbirch: Florence, 1 Whitebeam: Keira,

2 Elm: Karrell, 2 Lime: Lola, 4 Apple: the whole class, 4 Cherry: the whole class, 5 Larch: Arlo,

5 Hazel: Ben, 6 Blackthorn: Brandon, 6 Dogwood: Azhar


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Ash: Sebastian, Reception Hawthorn: Theo, 1 Silverbirch: Daniel, 1 White Beam: Mubarez,

2 Elm: Freddie, 2 Lime: Emma, 4 Apple: Jemima, 4 Cherry: Kieran, 5 Larch: Jude, 5 Hazel: Daniel,

6 Blackthorn: Ned, 6 Dogwood: Leon


Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website every Friday, do look at what they are all learning.


DEADLINE: Reception Admission – September 2017: Parents/carers with children born between 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 should have made an application for reception admission in September 2017.

The guide for parents/carers is available on-line at for you to view and download. The closing date for all applications is midnight 15 January 2017.


Medication in School: If your child requires medication in school ie: inhalers/epipens, please can you ensure that school has current and up-to-date medication. We are legally required to have this if you have told us that your child needs this medication.


Deposit Box: For your convenience and in an effort to reduce the queues at the office windows during busy times, there is now a red money deposit box fixed to the corridor wall as you come into school by the main door. You can deposit money here for school dinners/trips/clubs/music lessons and so on. Please ensure that you put money in a named envelope, with your child’s class on it and what the money is for. The office cannot process any money without this information. The box will be emptied every day.


E-Safety Meeting for Parents/Carers: There will be a meeting at school on Tuesday 24 January at 6.00pm in the School Hall for parents and carers which will give guidance on how to keep your children safe on-line. All are welcome to attend.


PTFA General Meeting - Friday 20 January, 9.00am-10.00am, KS2 (Upper) Kitchen: Come along to the general meeting and find out about the events that the PTFA are planning for the upcoming term. We would love your input. There is no obligation to do anything, just come along, have a cuppa and see what it’s all about! Everyone welcome, the more the merrier!


We will be running a cake and uniform sale in the coming weeks so watch this space for more information.


Many Thanks, Wendy, Mary, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose (PTFA committee)


Community News: Central Library Code Club - Fridays 3.45 -4.45pm and Saturdays 2-3pm.

Code Club is a really fun way for children to learn how to code, make animations & games using Scratch. It develops children’s creative thinking & problem solving skills. This is a beginners club and is most suitable for children age 9- 11 years. For more information visit

Attendance is free. Please email to book your place – places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.


Thank You: The Victoria Park Baptist Church food bank would like to thank St Mary Redcliffe Primary for all their kind donations and Arlo from 5 Larch for organising the collection. They weighed the food, it was 47kg and counted over 125 items.


Dates for your Diary:


Fri 20 Jan - PTFA General Meeting - 9.00-10.00am - KS2 Kitchen

Tue 24 Jan – E-Safety Meeting – 6.00pm – School Hall

Weds 8 Feb – Curriculum Afternoon – 2.30pm – whole school

Fri 10 Feb – end of Term 3

Mon 20 Feb – INSET DAY – school closed to children

Tue 21 Feb – Term 4 starts


Have a good weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 16 January 2017. Gates open at 8.45am.



Lucy Swift

Acting Head

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