27 May 2016
Dear Parents /Carers,
Wow! What a team! The children have worked wonderfully and continued on their learning journey. This week all children have taken part in sponsored events for the Child of Hope School in Uganda. Thank you for all the sponsorship money received already, may we please remind you that all sponsorship money should be in school by Friday 10 June.
The children have also dazzled everyone with their acting and singing talents in the Spring Show, thank you to all children and staff who have worked so hard on this. (Apparently Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber made an appearance).
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Silver Birch: the whole class, Reception White Beam: Xander, 1 Elm: Joe, 1 Lime: Scarlett,
2 Juniper: the whole class, 2 Willow: Dulcie, 3 Apple: Farid, 3 Cherry: Samuel, 4 Hazel: Lottie,
4 Larch: Aryon, 5 Sycamore: Chloe, 5 Poplar: Erwin, 6 Ash: Anas, 6 Hawthorn: Shaniya
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Silver Birch: the whole class, Reception White Beam: the whole class, 1 Lime: the whole class, 1 Elm: Bella, 2 Juniper: Annabelle, 2 Juniper: the whole class, 3 Apple: Erda, 3 Cherry: Cyan,
4 Hazel: Adelene, 4 Larch: Muna, 5 Sycamore: Stacey, 5 Poplar: Lara, 6 Ash: Adam,
6 Hawthorn: Christina
Attendance: Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website: www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk
Safeguarding: We really value the support of our community and how you are against FGM. But I just want to remind everyone that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/’cutting’/’pinching your bottom’/’special celebration’) is illegal under UK law. It is against the law in the UK for anyone to carry out FGM on women or children. It is against the law to take girls or women who live in the UK to a different country to carry out FGM. We will talk with children and families before long holidays to places where FGM happens. We have to report any FGM or suspected FGM to the police. If you know anyone at risk of FGM please help them call the police 999/101 or they can get help at www.bava.org.uk or call the NSPCC FGM helpline on 0800 0283550.
Sports Days: Sports Days have been rescheduled to the following days:
YR123 – 14 June - 9.15-11.30am – in the Park (20 June if cancelled)
Y456 – 15 June – 9.15-11.30am – in the Park (22 June if cancelled)
PTFA News: The PTFA would like to welcome our new committee members, Mary Smith and Wendy Desyllas as joint chair and Rose Cormack as treasurer. We are extremely grateful to them for agreeing to take on these roles enabling the PTFA to continue.
Fundraising meeting: Thursday 16 June, 9.00-10.30am in the School House. We will be holding a meeting to look at fundraising ideas and possibilities. We would love as many of you as possible to come along and help us brainstorm.
Unfortunately as it is now so late in the year there is not going to be a summer fair, it was not possible for the PTFA to organise the day without a full committee. We are however organising the Bike week 11-16 July, which will be a really fun week for the children. There will be lots of activities including a bike swap and a bike ride around the park. The Bike day will be on Saturday 16 July. We will be looking for volunteers to help on the day itself and also during the week.
Eid Celebration: Thursday 14 July, school playground after school. This event will be held as part of international week.
Year 6 Disco: We have now had two parents come forward and volunteer to plan this event which is fantastic. The PTFA put forward £150 every year to help give the Year 6 children a good send off. The children are going to be involved in the planning of this event and are deciding what they would like.
We will be looking for help and volunteers for all of these events. If any of you think you could help please e-mail the PTFA on firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to the office.
Many thanks, Mary, Wendy, Hannah, Lisa, Katie and Rose (PTFA committee)
Half-Term Family Fun, Friday 3 June: In celebration of BBC Music Day and Aardman’s 40th anniversary, join Shaun the Sheep and become part of his Vegetable Orchestra for a live performance hosted by Bristol Plays Music. Workshops at the M-Shed and a performance at Colston Hall. For more information please go to: http://www.bristolplaysmusic.org/listen/bbc-music-day/
Travel News: There will be some closures on the M32 between junctions 1 and 3 from 8pm on Friday June 10 until 6am on Monday June 13. The closures will allow a new bridge to be put in place over the motorway for the Metro Bus bus-only junction and are required to carry out this work safely. There is more information on the following website: http://www.travelwest.info/m32
Break Out Voices Choir: There's another chance to try out a new choir and percussion ensemble being run by one of the parents at the beginning of next term. The taster session for 'Break Out Voices' is free and open to all adults of any ability. Tuesday 7 June, 7.30 -9.30 at Victoria Park Baptist Church on Sylvia Avenue. Info: www.breakoutvoices.com
Garden Party: St Mary Redcliffe Church is holding a garden party for the Queen's birthday in the church yard on Saturday 11 June, 3-6pm. All are welcome.
Dates for your Diary:
Tues 14 June – Sports Day YR123 – 9.15-11.30am – Park (20 June if postponed)
Weds 15 June – Sports Day Y456 – 9.15-11.30am – Park (22 June if postponed)
Thurs 16 June - Fundraising Meeting - 9.00am-10.30am - School House
Mon 11 July - Sat 16 July - Bike Week
Thurs 14 July – Eid Party – 3.30pm – in the playground
Sat 16 July - Bike Day - School Playground
We hope you have a lovely half term holiday. We will see your children before 8.55am on
Monday 6 June. Gates open at 8.45am.