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13th May 2016

13 May 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


A very special well done to Year 6!  We are all really proud of how well they tackled their SATS this week.  They have worked really hard and shown great resilience.


Learning this week has seen the Nursery classes have a spider themed art gallery outside. Reception classes have made rainforest animals and camouflaged beetles.  Year 1 classes have been adding numbers to make 20.  Year 2 have been on a mini-beast hunt and used function machines.  Year 3 have been investigating habitats and equivalent fractions.  Year 4 have made ‘body games’ and a website. Year 5 have been writing an animal love story and also looking at equivalent fractions.


Congratulations to the Girls Football team – they came third in the finals and were awarded bronze medals in assembly.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Brie, Reception White Beam: Riley, 1 Elm: Bella,

1 Lime: Alice, 2 Juniper: Dilan, 2 Willow: Lama, 3 Apple: Millie, 3 Cherry: Te’ya,

4 Hazel: Rahma, 4 Larch: Ben, 5 Sycamore: Rufus, 5 Poplar: Fatima,

6 Hawthorne: the whole class, 6 Ash: the whole class


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: the whole class, Reception White Beam: Phoebe, 1 Elm: Storm,

1 Lime: Saul, 2 Juniper: Eve, 2 Willow: Tiyanna, 3 Apple: Joe, 3 Cherry: Theo,

4 Hazel: Daniel, 4 Larch: Yasmine, 5 Sycamore: Ned, 5 Poplar: Ellie,

6 Hawthorne: Christina, 6 Ash: Wilf


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


Valuables in School: Can we please remind you not to let your child bring valuables into school.  We cannot be responsible for these items in school.  If you feel your child needs to have a phone they must hand it in to the class teacher at the beginning of the day.  If your child had brought someone else’s phone home by mistake please return it to the office on Monday.


Punctuality: In the last two months 105 children have been late 205 times.  This disrupts their learning and others in the class when they arrive late.  It is also embarrassing for the child.  Can we please ask that your child comes to school between 8.45 and 8.55 am. We start school promptly at 8.55 am after which your child receives a late mark.  We do run a Breakfast Club which is open 8.00 - 8.35am.


Uniform: Please remember to send your child to school in our uniform.  If you need second hand uniform please see Mr. Williams.


Curriculum Afternoon:  We hope you’ll understand that we have not planned a curriculum afternoon this term.  Due to the hard work put in by staff and students during SATS weeks we decided not to run the event this term.  However, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday 14 July during our International Week celebrations.



Child of Hope: A letter went out last week regarding the fundraising team’s plans for each year to do a sponsored event for the Child of Hope School in Uganda.  The events will take place during the last week of term (23-27 May) and all sponsorship money should be collected by 10 June.


Muslim Parents’ Meeting: We need your help to plan our next Eid party! If you have any ideas or would like to help please come along to our meeting on Thursday 26 May at 9am, in the School Library. We plan to hold our Eid party after school on July 14, weather permitting, in the playground.


Census Day Lunch - Thursday 19 May:  Can you help to raise funds for school by having a school dinner on census day?  Please book a lunch for your child, we will be serving: sausage in a roll, or cheese and tomato pizza or wrap/jacket potato with marble cake, fruit or yoghurt for pudding.


PTFA News:  PTFA General Meeting. Friday 20 May, 9am - 9.50am in the school hall. We have had some interest in the roles of treasurer and chair which is fantastic so please come and find out more about how we organise the events. There is no obligation to get involved, it would be lovely to see some new faces. You are welcome to bring pre-school children. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Meadow Flower Seeding. The slopes have now been seeded. Please could you keep dogs and children off the slopes in order to give the flowers a chance to grow. The volunteers have done a great job, the flowers are going to look beautiful!

Plant Sale. Thursday 19 May, 3.30pm in the school playground. We would appreciate any donations of cakes to sell. Please you bring these in on Thursday morning or to the stall in the playground at 3.30pm. We still need volunteers to help on the stall and to tidy up afterwards. Please e-mail the PTFA at or leave a message with the office if you can help. Come along, have a piece of cake, and pick up some bargain plants!


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


Community News:  South Bank Arts Trail: Lots of free art activities this weekend.  For more information, see  As part of the Arts Trail, Mrs H is hosting a free Stitching Stories workshop on Saturday 14 May, 12 - 4pm, St. Aldhelm's Church, Chessel Street. Drop in at any time, all ages are welcome and children must have an adult with them.


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Arnos Vale Cemetery and Arnolfini Bristol have been shortlisted in a national competition to win a leading contemporary artist for one extraordinary evening.

Voting closes this Saturday at 9pm. Vote for them to win at


Dates for your Diary:


Thurs 19 May - Plant Sale - 3.30pm - School Playground

Fri 20 May - PTFA General Meeting - 9am-10am - School Hall

Mon 23- Fri 27 May – sponsorship events for Child of Hope School

Tue 24 May – NSPCC Parent Meeting – 2.30pm-3.15pm – School Hall

Weds 25 May – School Photographer in for class photos

Thurs 26 May – Muslim Parents Meeting – 9am – School Library

Sat 16 July - Bike Day - School Playground


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

Monday 16 May.  Gates open at 8.45am.




Emma Payne,


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