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24 April 2015

Dear Parents / Carers


Learning this week Nursery children have been on another journey taken by Rosie the hen around the farmyard who was chased by a mischievous fox!  Reception children had a lovely time visiting the zoo.  Year 1 children have planted seeds and have been learning about 3D shapes. Year 2 children have been reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and have been learning the differences between ‘living’, ‘non-living’ and ‘never been alive’ states. Children in year 3 have been looking at spider sculptures and have been focussing on instructions for playing Connect 4.  Year 4 children have been learning about the digestive system and have been using Venn diagrams to sort 2D shapes.  Children in year 5 have been classifying animals and re-writing their story – ‘Tadpole’s Promise’.  Year 6 children have had an energetic week practicing bowling in cricket and their forehand in tennis.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-            


Reception Elm – Storm                  Reception Lime – Emma               1 Juniper – Jakin

1 Willow – Dulcie                             2 Apple – Jalaya                              2 Cherry – Kobe

3 Hazel – Shreya                             3 Larch – Frank                                4 Poplar – Jakub

4 Sycamore – Rosa                         5 Ash – Farida                                  5 Hawthorn – Yousef

6 Silver Birch – Zac                         6 White Beam – Max


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Elm – Hafsa                  Reception Lime – Scarlett              1 Juniper – Luka

1 Willow – Martha                            2 Apple – Millie                                 2 Cherry – Archie

3 Hazel – Daniel                              3 Larch – Aryon                                4 Poplar – Thomas 

4 Sycamore – Paris                         5 Ash – Tom                                     5 Hawthorn – Ilyaas           

6 Silver Birch – Emily                      6 White Beam - Amaris


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.


Poetry Slam Twelve Year 5 children – Daisy, Verity, Tanusha, Zoe, Joe, Djafar, Elijah, Rhiena, India, Jess, Lyra and Audrey  competed in the Bristol Primary Schools Poetry Slam at St George's Hall. The talented twelve rose to the occasion and gave outstanding 

performances of poems they had written themselves.  They outshone the competition, made the school proud and returned with a trophy as 2015 champions! Huge Congratulations!


Avon and Somerset Constabulary The Police and Crime Commissioner will be holding her next public forum on Wed 3 June 6.45pm – 9.00pm at Gordano School, Portishead. If you wish to attend please register in advance by visiting , by calling 01275 816377 or emailing 



 PTFA News: -

  • Plant sale in the playground on Friday 1 May at 3.30pm. Please come along.  We would love any donations of plants.  Please bring them to the top playground gate or school office on Thurs 30 April at 3.30pm or Fri 1 May from 8.45am.  Flowers, fruit, vegetable and salad crops are all welcome.  Please label all plants clearly.   Growing instructions would also be really helpful, if possible. Please can all children be accompanied by an adult as the event is not supervised by school staff. 
  • PTFA social get-together on Monday 27 April from 9am at Mrs Brown’s Cafe in the park. 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! If it rains, we will re-locate to Windmill Hill City Farm cafe.
  • There will be a whole school Art Day on 24 June so that the children can produce the art work for the Art on the Hill (Sat 3 October). We would love lots of parent volunteers to come in and work with the children please e-mail if you can help.


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


Wellbeing Festival Sat 25 April 11.00am - 6.00pm at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft – Workshops, Treatments and Talks.  More details from or 01179249599.


Dates for your Diary:


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

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

Wed 29 Apr               Class Photographs

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 15 May                 9.00am onwards PTFA Social – Mrs Brown’s Cafe, Victoria Park

Tues 19 May             2.30pm – 3.20pm Curriculum Afternoon

Wed 20 May              9.00am – 10.00am Summer Fair Meeting - School House

Fri 22 May                 End of Term 5

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

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 weekend and we will see your children before 8.55am on

Monday 27 April 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am.




Emma Payne,


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