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3 July 2015

Dear Parents / Carers


Today has been Bioblitz Day! All the children have had the opportunity to go into Victoria Park to work with scientists and investigate the plant and animal life there.  Many thanks go to Alex Morss and VPAG for organising both the Bioblitz Day and the amazing Wildlife week the children have experienced this week.  Many thanks also to all the parents who supported us today. It has been absolutely great and the children have loved it!


E-safety This is a really important issue for parents to understand and to be able to support their children.  We know that children in our school have Facebook accounts, although this is not permitted until children are 13.  We know that children are playing games, online / x box / playstation etc that are far too old for them – do you know what your child is playing?  Have you played it?  Do you know what happens in Grand Theft Auto?  We know children have snapchat, Instagram and tumblr accounts – do you know if your children know how to stay safe with these? We organised and paid for an e-safety information evening for parents this week, and not one parent came. We are booking another session for October. In the meantime there are really helpful links about how to keep your child safe online here:


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.


Whole School Mosaic Project in Windmill Close   which was due to start  Wed 8 July has been put back to the end of September as there are so many activities happening in school at the moment.  More details will follow in September.


Stationery for Child of Hope - We would be grateful for donations of colourful stationery and stickers for Miss Price and Miss Swift to take to Uganda. Thank you for the donations received so far.


All Year 6 students, come and buy your Disco Tickets from the Office as soon as possible!

Price: £1.50.  When: Wed 8 July, 6-7.30pm.

Ticket includes DJ Disco, Drinks/Snacks, Fancy-Dress Photo Booth and Autograph Books to get signed by all your friends.

Please note that children need to be accompanied by an adult at the Disco, and therefore

when buying a ticket from the office, the accompanying adult needs to be named in order for a ticket to be issued.


PTFA News: -


PTFA General Meeting, Wed 8th July, 9am-10am in the School House - please come along and take this opportunity to feedback to us about this year’s summer fair. We would love to hear what you feel did or didn't work.  We would also value any suggestions for events that you might have and ideas for what you would like to fund raise for next year. Tea and biscuits will be provided. Please come and have your say.


Social get together, Tues 14th July, 7.30pm onward in the Victoria Park Pub, Raymend Road - This is always a great evening and the perfect chance for parents and carers to just get together, catch up and have a chat and a drink. Everyone is very welcome and it is a lovely way to finish off the school year.  If the weather is good we will be out in the garden. We would love to see you all.


Picnic in the park after school, Fri 17th July, 3.30pm onwards - Bring a picnic blanket and whatever you would like to eat or drink and meet below the playground by Mrs. Brown’s. This has become an annual event and is a fun, easy going way to celebrate the start of the holidays. Everyone is very welcome.  Stay as long as you like.


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


Summertime at Windmill Hill City Farm There will be lots of free activities for children during the summer holiday -  for all details go to or contact 0117 9633252


BIC Summer Football and Goalkeepers Camps 2015 at The City Academy 27 July – 31 July 10.00am – 3.30pm. Cost £15.00 per day.  Age range is U6 to U16


Dates for your Diary:


Tues 7 Jul                 Reports will be sent out to parents

Wed 8 Jul                  9.00am – 10.00am PTFA General Meeting – School House

Wed 8 Jul                  6.00pm – 7.30pm Year 6 Leavers’ Disco – School Hall

Thur 9 Jul                  2.00pm – 2.50pm Curriculum Afternoon – International Day

Thur 9 Jul                  3.30pm – 4.15pm Report drop-in for parents

Tues 14 Jul               7.30pm – PTFA Social Get Together–Victoria Park Pub, Raymend Rd

Fri 17 Jul                   End of Term 6 

Fri 17 Jul                   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 6 July 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am. 




Emma Payne,


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