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22 May 2015

Dear Parents / Carers


Well what talented and enthusiastic children we have at our school!  Today they have done themselves proud performing to the rest of the school in the Spring Show.  Thank you to our parents who have provided costumes to help make the show such a popular event with the children.  Many thanks also to you all for supporting the school by, attending the curriculum afternoon this week and letting your children have a school dinner yesterday!  We now have a holiday week to rest and get ready for the new term on Monday 1 June.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-            


Reception Elm – Rudi                    Reception Lime – Lola        1 Juniper – Ggiven

1 Willow – Taiyo                               2 Apple – Megan                  2 Cherry – Eve

3 Hazel – The whole class             3 Larch – The whole class 4 Poplar – Munira

4 Sycamore – Gracie-Jayne          5 Ash – Jonah                      5 Hawthorn – Will

6 Silver Birch – Xander                   6 White Beam – Dylan                                           


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Elm – Madison              Reception Lime – The whole class

1 Juniper – Christvie                       1 Willow – Harvey                2 Apple – Aryansh

2 Cherry – Theo                               3 Hazel – Jozef                    3 Larch – Yasmine             

4 Poplar – The whole class            4 Sycamore – Mustafa        5 Ash – Djafar                     

5 Hawthorn –            Alex                            6 Silver Birch – Patrick        6 White Beam – The whole class


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.


Parking in Whitehouse Lane – Message from Bristol City Council and Avon and Somerset Police - ‘The Police and Bristol City Council have observed and have reported that obstructive parking on Whitehouse Lane, specifically along the pavement outside the ACES units and WEST HOUSE TRANSPORT is endangering the lives of the students leaving the school, as well as other pedestrians and cyclists. Whilst the situation had improved recently, more vehicles were observed on Wednesday 19th May, parking illegally and undertaking several illegal manoeuvres. The City Council and the Police are now obliged to take enforcement action against anyone parking illegally, we are urging parents and carers to consider changing their behaviour i.e. not driving to collect their children or parking further away and walking to drop off or collect. Other permanent measures to restrict movement and parking are being funded and will be in place soon. The highway code states: Rule 244 - You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs. Law GL(GP)A sect 15 Thank you for your help in this matter’.


Bedminster Residential Parking Zone – We know these will affect our families and parents’ parking.  To have your say please go to


PTFA News: -

Summer Fair, Sat 20th June. The plans for the summer fair are taking shape but we are in need of a lot more volunteers. Thank you so much to those of you that have volunteered to help so far. We have about 10 people and need around 60 to organise and run the day. Please, if you can give just a couple of hours of your time, it doesn't need to be the whole day; it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact or leave a message with the school office if you can help. We are also looking for donations. If you are having a clear out over the holiday then please bear us in mind. We will be collecting uniform, toys, books and sweets on the gates the week before the fair and these can also be handed to the office.

Art Day, Weds 24th June. A huge thank you to all of you who have volunteered so far to help with the Art Day. We are really in need of more volunteers both for the Art Day itself and to come in over the weeks before and do some small group work in the classroom, helping the children to make their structures. This will start during the second week of next term, the week beginning Mon 8th June. We really haven't had enough volunteers so if you can give up even just a couple of hours that would be a huge help, please contact or talk to your class teacher.

Meadow Flower Slope Thank you to Simone and team for re-seeding the meadow flower slope at the front of the school last week.  Please do not walk on the slope as new flowers are growing here.

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


Play Rangers in Windmill Hill Free fun outdoor play session in Victoria Park Tues 26 May 11.00am to 3.00pm – meet at the play park for games, picnic and a nature walk. More information from 0117 9782187


Windmill Hill City Farm  - Holiday Activities every day Mon 25 to Fri 29 May. More details from or 0117 9633252


Bristol Inner City Academy Holiday Goalkeepers and Soccer School Thur 28 and Fri 29 May. 1 day - £15, 2 days - £25 at the City Academy School.


Big Green Week - Free children’s book reading and drawing competition on Sat 13 June, 2.30pm – 4.10pm at Foyles, Cabot Circus – suitable for ages 6 to 10.


Sponsored 10k Run for the Southmead Project Sunday 24 May.  The charity provides free therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children.  Please sponsor, our parents, Cathy Oliver and Helen Bone, at who will be taking part. Thank you.


Dates for your Diary:

Mon 1 Jun                 Start of Term 6

Wed 3 Jun                 9.00am onwards PTFA Social – Mrs Brown’s Cafe, Victoria Park

Tues 9 Jun                2.30pm – 3.30pm Summer Fair Meeting - School House

Sat 20 June              2.00pm – 5.00pm Summer Fair

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

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 holiday and we will see your children before 8.55am on

Monday 1 June 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am.  Emma Payne, Headteacher       

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