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15th April 2016

15 April 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


We hope that you all enjoyed a good holiday.  Please can we remind Year 6 parents and carers to accept their child’s offer for a secondary school place (unless there is an appeal in process), and also let you know that Monday 18 April is offer day for Reception places.  Bristol City Council will send out the offers, not school.  Can we also remind parents and carers to send children in to school with a raincoat during the changeable weather.


This week Reception classes have studied rainforest maps and animals.  Year 1 have learned which animals live in the water, children have also made potions.  Year 2 have been reading ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and measuring capacity.  Year 3 have been making maths sentences with money.  Year 4 have been looking at what is in their bodies.  Year 5 have learning multiples of 12 and the ‘Tadpole’s Promise’.  Year 6 have been noticing patterns in numbers and looking at different types of volcanoes. All classes in KS2 have been to Windmill Hill City Farm and taken part in some planting.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Norah, Reception White Beam: Emily, 1 Elm: Lexie, 1 Lime: Oscar,

2 Juniper: Luka, 2 Willow: the whole class, 3 Apple: Ashton, 3 Cherry: Kieran, 4 Hazel: Isaac,

4 Larch: Evie, 5 Poplar: Solomon, 5 Sycamore: Verast, 6 Hawthorne: Kia, 6 Ash: Dylan


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Gaya, Reception White Beam: Milo, 1 Elm: Rudi,

1 Lime: Beya, 2 Juniper: Christvie, 2 Willow: Isobel, 3 Apple: Zac, 3 Cherry: Samuel,

4 Hazel: Joey, 4 Larch: Yahye, 5 Poplar: Miles, 5 Sycamore: Linda,

6 Hawthorne: Luke, 6 Ash: Kaiden


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


Local Elections: To take part in council and mayoral elections in May you need to be registered to vote by Monday April 18. Go to


Allotment Club: Now that the light is better after school this club will start running again.  If your child was in the club last year and would like to continue please can they come and collect a letter from the office.  The club will run on a Thursday from 3.30-4.45pm.


PTFA News:  PTFA SOCIAL - Friday 22 April, 9am at the City Farm cafe. Come along for a cuppa and chat, it's always lovely to see new faces.

PTFA AGM - Tuesday 26 April, 3.30-4.30pm, School Hall. The PTFA need as much support as possible at this meeting. Without enough people attending we cannot vote in the committee. We would really appreciate any of you that can come along, you won't be expected to commit to anything, but we need numbers to hold the vote. It's also a chance to hear about the future of the PTFA. Tea, cake and childcare will be provided and there will also be a second hand uniform sale. Please come if you can.

LEAVERS EVENT - The PTFA usually pays for the leavers’ event but we need Year 6 parents to run it with our support. Please would you let us know if any of you would like to take this on. This will need to be organised soon so that a date can be booked in.


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


Community News: 


Park Run: There is a wonderful junior parkrun every Sunday in Victoria Park.  It is 2km and for children (4-14).  We already have great runners from school involved but more are welcome!

Find out more information here


VPAG Park Spring Clean:  Summer is on the way so it's time for the annual Victoria Park Spring Clean. It will take place on Saturday 16 April between 10am and 11:30am.  Bags and litter pickers will be available from the Park Lodge. Please meet there to help if you can.


Wild Outdoors Day, Saturday 16 April: there is a day of wild and wonderful nature activities at Windmill Hill City Farm tomorrow from 12.00-4.00pm to celebrate the official opening of their new garden. Contact 01179633252 or for further information.


Dates for your Diary:


Mon 18 April – After School Clubs begin

Fri 22 April - PTFA Social - 9am - City Farm Cafe.

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

Weds 27 April - Sports Day Yr 1, 2 and 3 - 9:30am start in Victoria Park

Thurs 28 April - Sports Day Yr 4, 5 and 6 - 9:30am start in Victoria Park

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

Sat 18 June - Summer Fair - School Playground - TBC

Sat 16 July - Bike Day - School Playground


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

Monday 18 April.  Gates open at 8.45am.




Emma Payne,


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