4th November 2016
Dear Parents /Carers,
In school this week Year 1 have learned new sounds in phonics and new shapes in maths, they also received a special parcel with Begum the alien in it! Year 2 have been reading ’Into the Forest’ by Anthony Brown and went on a material hunt and found metal, plastic, wood and glass. Year 3 have been making volcanoes and learning their times tables using multiples of 3. Year 4 have been learning roman numerals and one classroom had to be closed due to a mysterious dragon attack. Year 5 made marigold origami flowers for the Mexican Day of the Dead and in literacy they have been learning about metaphor and personification. In Year 6 they have been doing accurate ‘then and now’ self-portraits in art and in maths they have been multiplying fractions.
Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website every Friday, do look at what they are all learning. http://www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk/class-pages/
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-
1 Silver Birch: Michalina, 2 Elm: Freya, 2 Lime: Alice, 3 Willow: Yousif,
3 Juniper: Henry, 4 Apple: Paige, 4 Cherry: Theo, 5 Hazel: Layla, 5 Larch: Ben,
6 Blackthorn: Jakub, 6 Dogwood: Billy
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-
1 White Beam: Ashton, 2 Elm: Bella, 2 Lime: Amro, 3 Willow: Dulcie,
3 Juniper: Halle, 4 Apple: Sophie, 4 Cherry: Nasreen, 5 Hazel: Macey, 5 Larch: Molly,
6 Blackthorn: Yasmin, 6 Dogwood: Verast
Reception Admission – September 2017: Parents/carers with children born between 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are now able to make an application for reception admission in September 2017. The guide for parents/carers is available on-line at www.bristol.gov.uk/schoolsadmissions for you to view and download. The closing date for all applications is midnight 15 January 2017.
Flu Vaccinations: We now have a date for the flu immunisations in school.
This is Thursday 10 November in the morning. If you missed the opportunity to hand your consent form in on time the office does have a list of participating Boots stores in the area where you can arrange to have a vaccination for your child.
Payments for dinner, trips etc: If you need to hand money in at the gates when you drop off your children, please can you ensure that you put money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class on and indicate what the money is for. As you can imagine, loose money can sometimes get lost or misallocated. You are welcome to re-use envelopes you have received for this purpose.
PTFA NEWS: We would like to say a huge thank you for all your kind donations of cakes for last term’s cake sale. We raised a fantastic £191.72 which has been put towards new forest school kit. The kit will help keep the children warm and dry over winter, so well done!
Winter Fair, Saturday 26th November, 1.00pm-4.00pm, school hall: The preparation for this year’s Winter Fair is well under way. We are still looking for lots of volunteers for the day so don't forget if you haven't already volunteered and you can spare and hour of your time, please do let us know at
There will be letters coming home in book bags this week with Winter Fair details so please keep a lookout for them. It's going to be a brilliant day!
Many Thanks, Wendy, Mary, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose (PTFA Committee)
Christmas Card Competition: The Mayor of Bristol is inviting children from Bristol primary schools to help design his Christmas e-card for December 2016. The theme is ‘the winter holidays’ and children are invited to produce a picture of something they enjoy doing over the festive period. Please submit designs on A4 paper in colour with name and class on the back and school will choose an overall KS1 and KS2 winner which will be sent to the Mayor’s office for submission with other schools. Closing dates for designs in school is Friday 18 November.
Community News: Community Lantern Workshops: Create lanterns for the Bedminster Winter Parade at Ashton Vale Community Centre, Risdale Road, BS3 2QY on Saturday 12 November at 1.30-3.30pm.
Charity Collection: One of the children is collecting green bottle tops for the Great Western Air Ambulance charity. There is a collection box in the foyer for washed bottle tops if you have any at home.
Poppy Appeal: Poppies are available from the school office if you or your child would like to contribute.
Dates for your Diary:
Thu 10 Nov – Flu vaccinations – morning
Fri18 & 25 Nov – Wreath making sessions for the Winter Fair
Sat 26 Nov – Winter Fair – 1.00-4.00pm
Sat 10 Dec – Bedminster Lantern Parade
We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 7 November. Gates open at 8.45am.