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17 April 2015

17 April 2015


Dear Parents / Carers


Learning this week Nursery children have started a new topic about ‘Journeys’ and have been learning about a sausage that runs away!  Reception children have been learning about the animals in the Rainforest.  Children in year 1 have been learning about 3 D shapes.  Year 2 children have been looking at the characters and grammar in ‘James and the Giant Peach’. Children in year 3 have been drawing spiders using charcoal and chalk and have been practising their running skills in athletics.  Year 4 children have been learning how the heart works and have been checking their heart rates.  Children in year 5 have been dissecting a flower and have been looking at the various parts and their functions.  Year 6 children have been finishing their illuminated letters and have been practising their forehand technique in tennis.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-            


Reception Elm – Freddie               Reception Lime – Dylan                 1 Juniper – Eve

1 Willow – Dulcie                             2 Apple – Dawid                               2 Cherry – Liam

3 Hazel – Isaac                                 3 Larch – Thomas                            4 Poplar – Aisha

4 Sycamore – Billy                           5 Ash – William                                5 Hawthorn – Audrey

6 Silver Birch – Haddy                    6 White Beam – Sam


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Elm –Theo                     Reception Lime – Sam                   1 Juniper – Louis

1 Willow – Lavell                              2 Apple – Javari                              

2 Cherry – Khalid,Keiran and Jama                                                         3 Hazel – Logan

3 Larch – Oscar                                4 Poplar – Abira                               4 Sycamore – Colby

5 Ash – Zoe                                      5 Hawthorn – Rudy                         6 Silver Birch – Kholoud

6 White Beam - Eli


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.


Radio 2 500 Word Story Competition Audrey in 5 Hawthorn has advanced to the second round of this competition.  120,000 stories were submitted and Audrey’s story was one of 3,800 to be selected.  We will find out in May if Audrey has got through to the final.  You can read her story at (But it may not be wise to share it with younger children). Well done Audrey!


ACTA  Performance of ‘Stories’ during the Easter holiday. A huge well done to all the children who acted and their parents’ support for the performance of ‘Stories’, about the history of Redcliffe. The ACTA afterschool club will not continue this term as the club was working towards this performance.

PTFA News: - We are having a PTFA General meeting on Tuesday 21st April from 9-10am which is going to be held in Lime classroom. It would be lovely to see some new faces if you are interested in being involved in events or have ideas or would just like to find out more.

- The PTFA social is being held on Monday 27th April at Mrs Browns Cafe in the park at 9am. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents and enjoy a cup of tea in the sunshine so please come along. It is for everybody and we would love to see you!

- The plant sale will be held in the playground on Friday 1st May at 3.30pm. We would really appreciate any donations of plants, these can be flowers, fruit or veg. We will be needing volunteers for this event. If you can help after school on the day then please e-mail us at

- We are looking to participate again this year in the Windmill Hill Art Trail, on Saturday 3rd October. Last year's event was a huge success! We will need lots of volunteers (artistic or not!). We are looking to run art sessions with each class in the summer term to create the artwork. Please e-mail if you are interested in being involved at


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


Have you registered to vote? If not, register now so you can vote in the general and local elections on 7 May 2015.  Deadline to register is Monday 20 April at



Free Talking Energy Workshops As part of Bristol’s Green Capital status in 2015 the Energy Advice Project at Talking Money will be offering a series of free energy efficient workshops to Bristol residents.  The workshops will be held at The Southville Centre and The Lab Space, Watershed for more details go to or 0117 9543544


Proposal to open a sixth form at Fairfield High School - views requested The Governing Body and Excalibur Academies Trust are seeking views on the proposal.  Please go to their website to read the proposal and to complete an online survey.  The consultation will close on 15 May.


Catapluf’s Musical Journey at Colston Hall  is a wonderful family show coming up in May half term, aimed at KS1 children. The audience will learn about music from around the globe as well as how to make music with all sorts of things (Audience participation compulsory)! There is more info available here:


Dates for your Diary:


Tues 21 Apr              9.00am – 10.00am PTFA General Meeting in school

Mon 27 Apr               9.00am onwards PTFA Social – Mrs Brown’s Cafe

Wed 29 Apr               9.30am – 11.00am Sports Day for Years 1,2 and 3

Thur 30 Apr               9.30am – 11.00 am Sports Day for Years 4,5 and 6

Fri 1 May                    9.30am – 11.00 am Sports Day for Early Years.

Fri 1 May                    3.30pm Plant Sale in the playground                

Mon 4 May                Bank Holiday - School will be closed

Fri 22 May                 End of Term 5

Mon 1 Jun                 Start of Term 6

Sat 20 June              2.00pm – 5.00pm Summer Fair

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 20 April 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am.



Emma Payne,


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