27 February 2015
Dear Parents / Carers
Learning this week Nursery children have been practising rhymes and making patterns. Reception children have been reading about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and learning about money in numeracy. Year 1 children took part in an Internet Safety Workshop and have also been learning about Vincent Van Gogh. Children in year 2 have been learning their 5 times table and the poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Year 3 children have been learning to draw bar charts in numeracy and to help them investigate their topic this term they have been playing games! Year 4 children have been learning how to ‘round’ numbers in numeracy and they have been making their own chocolate bars! Children in year 5 have been busy measuring angles and writing a set of instructions. Year 6 children have been writing a newspaper report about the signs of the Zodiac and have been making a dragon for Chinese New Year.
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Elm - Rudi Reception Lime – Yaseen 1 Juniper – Sheikidris
1 Willow – Malak 2 Apple – Hussein 2 Cherry – Kieran
3 Hazel – Kirra 3 Larch – Sagal 4 Poplar – Brandon
4 Sycamore – Stacey 5 Ash – Joe 5 Hawthorn – Abi
6 Silver Birch – Saffron 6 White Beam – Laraib
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Elm – Nadia Reception Lime – Lola 1 Juniper – Eve
1 Willow – Yusuf 2 Apple – Josie 2 Cherry – Laurie
3 Hazel – Layla 3 Larch – Jacob 4 Poplar – Mason
4 Sycamore – Oscar 5 Ash – Farida 5 Hawthorn – Kia
6 Silver Birch – Patrick 6 White Beam – Sam
Attendance: Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website:-
www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk Please note that our website now has a ‘translator’ button on the ‘Home’ page which allows text to be translated from English.
Comic Relief Friday 13 March Red noses will be on sale from next week for £1.
World Book Day Thursday 5 March Children can come to school dressed as a favourite book character and bring in a donation for Book Aid. There are some good ideas for costumes at bookaid.org/worldbookday. Staff will be dressing up too! All children will have the chance to visit the library for the PTFA book sale so please make sure your child brings 50p. There will be reading competitions and exciting activities happening in school on the day. All children will bring home a £1 World Book Day voucher on Friday to spend by 29th March (see WORLDBOOKDAY.COM/BOOKS). The PTFA have kindly organised a visit for years 3 – 6 to see a performance of ‘Sammy and the Snow Leopard’ on Tuesday 3 March. They have also paid for storyteller, Martin Maudsley to come into school on Thursday 12 March for Early Years and Years 1 and 2.
Afterschool Clubs There will be no afterschool clubs next week on Wed 4 March and Thur 5 March due to the Parent /Teacher meetings. Please collect your children at 3.30pm on these days.
Year 3 Swimming There will be no swimming for year 3 children on Tuesday 3 March as they will be watching the ‘Sammy and the Snow Leopard’ performance. (See above for more details)
Nursery A few Nursery places are still available if your child is 3 before 31 August 2015. Please apply NOW – we’d love to have you!
Parents’ Evening Appointments – Mon 2 Mar is the last chance for booking on line. Please contact the office to make your appointment after this date.
ACTA Community Theatre will be performing their Redcliffe Community play ‘Stories’ on Tues 31 March, Wed1 April and Thur 2 April at 7.00pm at St Mary Redcliffe & Temple Secondary School. Tickets only £2. For more details contact the ACTA Centre in Gladstone Street, Bedminster, BS3 3AY
Dates for your Diary:
Tues 3 Mar 9am-10am – PTFA General Meeting - School
Wed 4 Mar Parent/Child/Teacher Learning Conferences 3.50pm – 6.00pm
Thur 5 Mar World Book Day 50p Book Sale – For children during school time
Thur 5 Mar Parent/Child/Teacher Learning Conferences 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Mon 9 Mar 9am onwards – PTFA Social get-together – Windmill Hill City Farm
Wed 11 Mar Maths Workshop for Parents 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Wed 18 Mar 6.30-7.30pm - PTFA AGM - School Hall (childcare provided)
Wed 25 Mar 7.30pm onwards – PTFA Social get-together - Windmill Pub
Thur 26 Mar 3.30pm Easter Egg Hunt in the playground
Fri 1 May 3.30pm Plant Sale in the playground
Sat 20 June 2.00pm – 5.00pm Summer Fair
We hope you have a lovely weekend and we will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 2 March 2015. Gates open at 8.45am.
Emma Payne, Headteacher