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25th November 2016

25th November 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


Thank you for all your messages of support, cards and chocolates for the staff over the last week, we are all hugely appreciative.


Learning This Week:  Reception classes have been counting forward and taking away and learning about houses.  Year 1 have been telling Beegu the Alien about our school and making lanterns. Year 2 have learned their 2, 3 and 5 times tables.  Year 3 have been adding fractions and planning warning stories.  Year 4 have been making an enormous boat and shield lanterns for the parade and learning the poem ‘The Sound Collector’.  Year 5 have been adding and subtracting fractions and writing their own ending to ‘Moby Dick’.  Year 6 have been dividing fractions and writing newspaper reports.


Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website every Friday, do look at what they are all learning.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Ash: Iniyah, Reception Hawthorn: Isaac, 1 Silver Birch: Chloe, 1 Whitebeam: Sammy,

2 Elm: Enzo, 2 Lime: Sam, 3 Willow: Ayman, 3 Juniper: Maeve, 4 Apple: Millie, 4 Cherry: Jennifer,

5 Hazel: Ahmed, 5 Larch: Aryon, 6 Blackthorn: Ramani, 6 Dogwood: Lauren


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Ash: Archie, Reception Hawthorn: Noah, 1 White Beam: Ezra, 1 Silver Birch: Rosie,

2 Elm: Felix, 2 Lime: Scarlett, 3 Willow: Owen, 3 Juniper: Wilf, 4 Apple: Wyatt, 4 Cherry: Alex,

5 Hazel: Saja, 5 Larch: Tyler, 6 Blackthorn: Dylan, 6 Dogwood: Mustafa


Reception Admission – September 2017: Parents/carers with children born between 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are now able to make an application for reception admission in September 2017.  The guide for parents/carers is available on-line at for you to view and download. The closing date for all applications is midnight 15 January 2017.


Breakfast Club: Please be reminded that Breakfast Club is open from 8.00am to 8.35am for your children.  Breakfast is served until 8.30am. If you arrive after 8.35am the doors will be closed and you will have to wait with your child/ren until the gates open at 8.45am.  You should not be dropping children and leaving them to walk up by themselves to Breakfast Club.


Children in Need: Thank you for all your donations to Children in Need, we raised £210.00


Christmas Performance Times and Tickets: Christmas play tickets will be on sale from the school office from Thursday 1 December.  Tickets are £1 per adult and 50p for children.  Please note that you will only be allowed to purchase 2 tickets per child in the first instance.  We will open waiting lists so that you can request extra tickets should they become available.


Christmas Dinner – Tuesday 13 December: Please return your child’s form to the office by Wednesday 30 November if they want to have a Christmas Dinner.  Please be reminded that Christmas dinner is £2.25 unless your child is free school meals or universal school meals in which case there is no charge (although the office still needs the form back).


Christmas Jumper Day – Tuesday 13 December:  Children are welcome to come to school in their best Christmassy jumper.  We will be raising money for Save the Children, so a donation of 50p per child would be appreciated.


Cooking Club: Unfortunately the last two cooking sessions on 7 and 8 December have to be cancelled due to the teacher being away.


PTFA NEWS: Winter Fair, Sat 26th November, 1.00pm-4.00pm, School Hall.

The Winter Fair has finally arrived and it’s set to be an exciting, fun-filled afternoon. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those of you who have volunteered. Without you we would not be able to make this event the success that it always is. We would also like to thank everyone for the fantastic donations. Donations of cakes, savouries and world food can still be brought to the fair itself. Please don't forget to collect your cake tins, they will be available for collection at the fair tomorrow or from the office on Monday. Lastly, come along and enjoy yourselves! We would love to see you all there for some festive fun. 


Many Thanks, Wendy, Mary, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose (PTFA Committee)


Missing Lunch Box:  A very special pink lunchbox with ‘Bonnie the Bear’ on it has gone missing from one of the Reception classes.  Please could everyone check and make sure they have not taken it home by mistake.


Dates for your Diary:


Sat 26 Nov – Winter Fair – 1.00-4.00pm – School Hall

Fri 9 Dec – Christmas Play performance – EYFS – 9.30 am – School Hall

Fri 9 Dec – Christmas Play performance – KS1 – 2.00pm – School Hall

Sat 10 Dec – Bedminster Lantern Parade

Mon 12 – Christmas Play performance – EYFS – 9.30am – School Hall

Mon 12 – Christmas Play performance – UKS2 – 2.00pm – School Hall

Mon 12 – Christmas Play performance – LKS2 – 6.00pm – School Hall

Tues 13 Dec – Christmas Play performance KS1 – 9.15am – School Hall

Tues 13 Dec – Christmas Play performance LKS2 – 2.00pm – School Hall

Tues 13 Dec – Christmas Play performance UKS2 – 6.00pm – School Hall

Tues 13 Dec – Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day

Wed 14 Dec – Y2-6 Theatre Trip

Thurs 15 Dec – Christmas Church service & Christmas parties

Fri 16 Dec – last day of term

Tues 3 Jan – INSET DAY – school closed to children

Wed 4 Jan – Term 3 starts


We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 28 November.  Gates open at 8.45am.



Lucy Swift

Acting Head

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