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29th April 2016

Dear Parents /Carers,

 

Please note that we expect children in school on Tuesday 3 May. The 'Kids' Strike' is run by a campaign group, and while we appreciate parents' support for teachers we cannot authorise this absence if they are not in school.

 

Please also note that the woodland are on the slope near the basketball court in Victoria Park has recently been cleared of a large amount of drugs litter, please be vigilant if your children play here after school.  We have told the children; ‘Do not touch. Get help!’.

 

Reception classes have been writing stories this week about rainforests.  Year 1 have been learning fish facts and about quarter and half turns.  Year 2 have been learning subtraction and in PE they have learned cricket skills.  Year 3 have been learning about animals and the properties of 3D shapes.  Year 4 have learned the order of negative numbers and written an explanation text about the heart.  Year 5 have been to the Poetry Slam at St. Georges today.  Year 6 have been making cars using kinetic energy and planning to build a section of a 3D volcano.

 

Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-

 

Reception Silver Birch: Musa, Reception White Beam: Xander, 1 Elm: the whole class,

1 Lime: Idiris, 2 Juniper: Henry, 2 Willow: Lucan, 3 Apple: Eda, 3 Cherry: Eve, 4 Hazel: John,

4 Larch: Sagal, 6 Hawthorne: Audrey, 6 Ash: Verity

 

Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

 

Reception Silver Birch: Noah, Reception White Beam: Michelina, 1 Elm: Theo,

1 Lime: Freya, 2 Juniper: Eve, 2 Willow: Olive, 3 Apple: Stan, 3 Cherry: Jennifer,

4 Hazel: Ben, 4 Larch: John, 6 Hawthorne: Jess, 6 Ash: Tanusha

 

Attendance:  Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website: www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk 

 

Change to lunch menu:  There will be a change to the dinner menu on Tuesday 3 May:  Lunch will be burgers.  Lunches will be back to normal menu choice on Wednesday.

 

Sainsbury’s Vouchers: Tuesday 3 May is the last day for school to collect vouchers from Sainsbury’s.  If you have any at home please send them in on Tuesday.

 

Sports Days:  As soon as the weather gets warmer we will reschedule Sports Days, keep an eye on the newsletter for dates.

 

PTFA News:  Many thanks to all the parents and teachers who attended our AGM this week, it was great to have your support. Lisa Kirkland and Hannah Baron were confirmed as Vice Chairs and Katy Edwards as Secretary. Jo Sayers stepped down as Chair and Egle Oviawe as Treasurer. Whilst we did not have any candidates put forward for those positions at the AGM, we have since had some interest in joining the committee. 

We will keep you posted; if you would like to help in general or have a specific role you would like to do in the PTFA, please do email us smr_ptfa@hotmail.co.uk (email now corrected on website link).

 

A final thank you to Egle for her hard work over the last year as treasurer and to Jo for her tireless 3 and half years as Chair, we will miss you both!

 

Many thanks, Hannah, Katy and Lisa (PTFA Committee)

 

Huge thanks to Jo and Egle from all the staff and children as well.

 

Community News: 

 

Wellbeing Festival and Crowdfunder at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft: Saturday 30 April, 1am – 6pm. The day will be full of inspiring talks, workshops and kids activities. It is the launch of a very special crowdfunding campaign to reduce loneliness in up to 300 older people living in Bristol's care homes through mindfulness and massage sessions.

 

Find out more here: http://www.hamiltonhouse.org/wellbeing-festival-2016/

After the festival donate here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wellbeing-carehomes

 

Moose Club: If you use Moose Club after school, please note that they will be closed on Thursday 5 May as the premises are being used for a polling station.

 

Dates for your Diary:

 

Mon 2 May – School closed for Bank Holiday

Tues 3 May – Back to school

Thurs 19 May - Plant Sale - 3.30pm - School Playground

Sat 16 July - Bike Day - School Playground

 

We hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.  We will see your children before 8.55am on

Tuesday 3 May.  Gates open at 8.45am.

 

 

 

Emma Payne,

Headteacher 

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