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4th March 2016

4 March 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


It was a fabulous World Book Day yesterday, thank you to the children for their inventive costumes and parents for their contributions – we raised £101.45 towards the charity Book Aid International.  A huge thank you to the PTFA for all their support and enthusiasm in helping to organise these lovely events for the children, and to the staff for helping with the Bedtime Story session. We’d like to say a big thank you to author, Sean Taylor, who ran workshops for all KS2 children on Wednesday.  The children really enjoyed these sessions and they have helped inspire them to write some imaginative poetry.  We also watched our Stages team perform in assembly today and want to wish them lots of luck for the Festival of Dance at Colston Hall on Sunday.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Rosie, Reception White Beam: Amii, 1 Elm: Vinnie,

1 Lime: Maisie and Scarlett, 2 Juniper: Kinga, 2 Willow: Oli and Lama, 3 Apple: Megan,

3 Cherry: Ruby, 4 Larch: Frank, 4 Hazel: Hayden, 5 Poplar: Fred, 5 Sycamore: the whole class,

6 Ash: William, 6 Hawthorn: Rocky


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Silver Birch: Mohammed, Reception White Beam: Maeve, 1 Elm: Amy,

1 Lime: Emma, 2 Juniper: Dilan, 2 Willow: Izzy, 3 Apple: Farid, 3 Cherry: Sam,

4 Larch: Tilly, 4 Hazel: Pablo, 5 Poplar: Benjamin, 5 Sycamore: Leo, 6 Ash: Tanusha,

6 Hawthorn: Nifemi


Attendance:  Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website: 


Keeping your child safe online and on social media:  Check out our new website page which contains information to support parents and carers to protect children on line


Absences: Please can we ask that you contact the school in the morning (before 9 am if possible) when your child is absent from school.  You can report absence on the ParentMail app, by telephone or by emailing the school.  If your child has had vomiting and/or diarrhoea, they must stay off for 48 hours (2 days) from the last incident of sickness.




World Book Day: World Book Day £1 token: These will be sent home with each child today. The voucher can be used to pay for one of the ten £1 exclusive titles published for World Book Day (for list see These are available in bookshops including Waterstones, Foyles and WH Smith as well as some larger supermarkets. If preferred the voucher can be used to take £1 off any full price children's book (over £2.99). They are valid until 27 March.


PTFA News:  A huge thank you to all the staff, parents and children for all the effort that was made on World Book Day yesterday. There were some amazing costumes and very generous donations. The bedtime stories event was a fantastic success, thank you so much to all those children who came along.

PTFA Social, Wednesday 9 March, 9.00am onwards at the City Farm cafe. We are a very friendly bunch. Come along for a cuppa, it's a great opportunity to meet other parents.

Easter Egg Hunt, Tuesday 22 March, 3.30 - 4.15pm in the playground. We need 10 people to help with this.  Please email or leave a message with the office if you can help.

PTFA Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 26 April, 3.30 - 4.30pm, School Hall.  We need as many parents as possible to come along to this meeting so that we can vote in the new committee. If there aren't enough parents to vote, the PTFA can't continue. There will be childcare so please do come along after school, we would really appreciate your support.


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


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•      The App stores all the messages we send you in one place.

•      Every message sent arrives as an instant alert on your mobile.

•      You help save us money!

You can download the App for free from either the Apple APP store or the Google Play Store.


Community News: Easter Comic Book Making Workshop at Windmill Hill City Farm – Wednesday 30 March, 10am-3pm, ages 8 – 12, £24.  For information or to book please contact or 0117 9633252.


Dates for your Diary:


Weds 9 March - PTFA Social - 9-10am - City Farm café

Weds 9 March – Maths Evening for Parents – 6.30-7.30pm – School Hall

Tues 22 March – Easter Egg Hunt – 3.30pm - Playground

Weds 23 March - PTFA Evening Social – 7.30pm – The Windmill Pub

Thurs 24 March - Inset Day (school closed to children)

Tues 26th April - 3.30pm-4.30pm - School Hall - PTFA AGM - Free childcare will be provided

Thurs 12th May - 3.30pm - School Playground - Plant Sale

Sat 18th June - School Playground - Summer Fair

Sat 16th July - School Playground - Bike Day


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

Monday 7 March.  Gates open at 8.45am.



Emma Payne,


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