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26 June 2015

26 June 2015


Dear Parents / Carers


Learning this week  Nursery have been learning about creatures that live at the seaside and puffins that ‘growl’ as their form of communication.  Reception classes visited At Bristol to learn more about the planets while Year 1 enjoyed creating sculptures and sorting hard and smooth items in Science.

A train ride to Weston-Super-Mare on the train and time on the beach was enjoyed by Year 2 developing their topic of the seaside.  Year 3 have been learning about newspaper articles and fractions.  Year 4 have been jumping over hurdles and writing letters to Child of Hope School in Uganda.  Year 5 have been developing their knowledge of angles in Maths and created a 13th task for the hero, Hercules. Creation of sock puppets and excel spreadsheets in Year 6 has kept them busy!


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-            

Reception Elm – Lexie       Reception Lime – Scarlett              1 Juniper – Zakaria

1 Willow – Taiyo                   2 Apple – Ashton                             2 Cherry – The whole class

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

4 Sycamore – Samiya         5 Ash – Samia                                  5 Hawthorn –           

6 Silver Birch – Destiny      6 White Beam – Rion


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Asta         Reception Lime – Florence                       1 Juniper – Annabelle       

1 Willow – Harvey                2 Apple – The whole class             2 Cherry – Nasreen

3 Hazel – Ahmed                 3 Larch – Yasmine                          4 Poplar – Jesiah

4 Sycamore – Lauren         5 Ash – Zubaydah                           5 Hawthorn –

6 Silver Birch – Liam           6 White Beam – Joe


Speaking Competition  Well done to all the class winners of the Speaking competition:-

Reception: Bella, Lola, Felix, Rafa, Key Stage 1: Dulcie, Christivie, Lyla, Millie, Lavell, Wilf, Hamza, Aryansh, Key Stage 2: Molly, Macey, Lauren, Megan, Zoe, Lyra, Destiny, Lucy, Thomas, Jozef, Rufus, Fred, Mikey, Will, Sam, Owain.  All class winners then performed to a panel of judges and the rest of the school.  The standard was very high and the overall winners of each key stage group were:-

Reception Classes – Lola;  Key Stage 1 – Millie and Dulcie (jointly); Key Stage 2 - Lauren


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.


Parent / Carer Survey  The Governing Body would like to know what you think about our school to help us to improve it. Please fill in the survey that will be coming home with your child and return it to the School Office by Friday July 3rd 2015.  Alternatively, please complete and submit the survey online




BIOBLITZ DAY  Next week is wildlife week and our children will be taking part in a 'Bioblitz' on Friday 3rd July.  Children will be recording the different species they find in Victoria Park and taking part in a variety of activities. We would love some extra help on the day as there will be a lot of children in the park. Please let your child's class teacher know if you are able to help out for part or all of the day.

Many thanks. David Hewett and Kevin Fry."


MOSAIC IN WINDMILL CLOSE  The children have been working on designs for a wall mosaic in Windmill Close and we need parent volunteers to help us to create the mosaic with the children and the artist Joanna Dewfall from the 8th to the 16th July. Each child in the school will be given the opportunity to add some tiles onto the mosaic and we need parents to help them to do this. People will need to be available from 9am – 12noon or 1-3pm on Wed 8th, (not Thurs 9th) Fri 10th  Mon 13th, Tues 14th, Wed 15th and Thurs 16th July.  Please contact Julia Collett on if you can offer your time for this lovely school community project.


PTFA News: -

Summer Fair  A huge thank you to everyone who helped to make our summer fair such a fantastic event on Saturday. Over 80 parents, teachers, children & friends of the school volunteered their time to help. Thank you so much to all of you.  Whether you were setting up, making food, running a stall, having wet sponges thrown at you, providing entertainment or tidying up afterwards, we could not have run this event without you. Thank you so much to everyone who came along to support this event too.  There was a lovely atmosphere of fun all afternoon and we raised just over £2100 to put towards new playground equipment & events for the children which is brilliant. Well done everyone!

Art Day The Art Day on Wednesday was a huge success and there are lots of beautiful sculptures ready for the Art on The Hill exhibition. The children will be continuing to work on some of these for the next few weeks. Everyone worked really hard on the day and we are so grateful to all the parents who gave up their time to come and help, your determination and creativity was amazing, thank you. We lost count of the number of children who told us that this was the 'best day ever!' Thank you also for all your donations which made this day possible. The children's artwork will be displayed at the school as part of Art on the Hill on Saturday October 3rd. The exhibition is going to be fantastic; we hope you will all come along on the day. Every child in the school has been part of the wonderful creations and it would be lovely to see you all there to show the children how proud we are of all their hard work. 


There will be a PTFA social & meeting before the end of term.  Dates and venue TBC next week. We would love to see you all there.

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


Dates for your Diary:

Tues 30 Jun              3pm - Stay and Play Playpod for families

Wed 1 Jul                  6.00pm – Internet safety workshop for parents

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 

                                    3.30 pm onwards PTFA End of year picnic in Victoria Park (near playground)

Mon 20 Jul                INSET Day – School closed to pupils    

Tues 1 Sep                INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Wed 2 Sep                INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Thur 3 Sep                Start of Term 1


We hope you have a lovely weekend and we will see your children before 8.55am on

Monday 29 June 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am. 



Emma Payne,


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