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22nd April 2016

22 April 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


A reminder to all parents – please do not open the green door by the office for other parents. 


This week Nursery classes have been reading ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ and dressing up.  Reception having been looking at animals’ habitats and making monkeys and sloths out of handprints.  Year 1 having been looking at dividing numbers by sharing cookies. Year 2 have been reading ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and looking at money problems. Year 3 have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and learning about perimeter.  Year 4 have learned about number factors and the human heart.  Year 5 have been writing poems for the poetry slam and making a story map of ‘The Tadpole’s Promise’.  Year 6 have learned about angles and expanded noun phrases.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Marwa, Reception White Beam: Mason, 1 Elm: Emily, 1 Lime: Rafa,

2 Juniper: Loui-Blue, 2 Willow: Arthur, 3 Apple: Maryam, 3 Cherry: Ben, 4 Hazel: Logan,

4 Larch: Mahdi, 5 Poplar: Evie, 5 Sycamore: Oscar, 6 Hawthorne: Will, 6 Ash: Dylan


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Lucas, Reception White Beam: Sammy, 1 Elm: Flo,

1 Lime: Hannah, 2 Juniper: Annabelle, 2 Willow: Betty, 3 Apple: Lola, 3 Cherry: George,

4 Hazel: Edward, 4 Larch: Arlo, 5 Poplar: Rowan, 5 Sycamore: Ruby,

6 Hawthorne: Lily-May, 6 Ash: Farida


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


School Crossing Patrol: Please be advised that there will be no School Crossing Patrol on Whitehouse Street until 10 May 2016.  Please take extra care when using the crossing.


Many of you have asked for a school crossing Patrol person on St Luke's Road, (the railway bridge side of Victoria Park).  The council have told us that not enough people cross there so they will not provide one, but we could get one if you nominate our school by clicking on this link!




Ordering School Lunches:  If your child is going to be late into school please could we ask parents to let the office know the child’s lunch option by 9.15am so the correct lunch orders are given to the kitchen in time.


PTFA News:  PTFA AGM, Tuesday 26 April, 3.30-4.30pm, School Hall. We would really appreciate as many parents as possible at this meeting. Without enough people attending we cannot vote in the committee for the upcoming year. There is no obligation to commit to anything or get involved, we need numbers at the meeting in order to hold the vote. It's also a great opportunity to hear about the future of the PTFA and what is going to happen in the coming year. Tea, cake and childcare will be provided and there will also be a second hand uniform sale. Please come along and show your support.

BIKE ARCH. Pete Moorhouse had a wonderful design session on Tuesday with the children. They were full of inspiration and came up with some fantastic initial designs for the bike arch. This is just the first stage so watch this space for news on how the project is coming along.


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


Community News: 


Junior Bake Off: Would your child like to apply to appear in Junior Bake Off? The BBC are looking for children between the ages of 9 and 12 years, for the period of 1 July – 1 September 2016. The deadline for applications is Sunday 1 May. The link to download the application form is:


Running Club: ‘This Mum Runs’ is a multi-award winning women's only running community in Bristol and Bath. As well as inspiring Mums to be more health-conscious and great active role models for their kids, we also provide a supportive and fun environment to meet and run with other Mums locally. In Bristol there are free social and training runs from the Downs, Greville Smyth Park and Brislington on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm and Sunday mornings at 8am. You can find out more about how to get involved on our website or join the community here:


Dates for your Diary:


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 – will be postponed if too cold

Thurs 28 April - Sports Day Yr 4, 5 and 6 - 9:30am start in Victoria Park – will be postponed if too cold

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 25 April.  Gates open at 8.45am.




Emma Payne,


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