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6th January 2017

6th January 2017


Dear Parents /Carers,


Welcome back, we hope that you have had a restful holiday and would like to wish you a happy New Year. Due to the short week there have been no certificates this week, but Nursery had a visit from a theatre group and Year 2 have taken part in a dance workshop amongst other things. Everyone has settled happily back into lessons and we’ll let you know what the children have been doing to further their learning next week.


Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website every Friday, do look at what they are all learning.


Illness Notification: For your information we have the following illnesses reported by parents of children who attend school: Shingles, Chicken Pox and Scarlet Fever. For further information please visit or If you suspect your child might have Scarlet Fever symptoms please make an appointment to see your doctor as this needs treatment with antibiotics.


DEADLINE: Reception Admission – September 2017: Parents/carers with children born between 01 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are should have made an application for reception admission in September 2017.

The guide for parents/carers is available on-line at for you to view and download.

The closing date for all applications is midnight 15 January 2017.


Request from Nursery: If you have any outgrown "Frozen" costumes aged 3-5, or any pre-school

Comics and/or magazines we would be very happy to have them. Thank you.


E-Safety Meeting for Parents/Carers: There will be a meeting at school on Tuesday 24 January at 6.00pm in the School Hall for parents and carers which will give guidance on how to keep your children safe on-line. All are welcome to attend.


Extra-Curricular Activities: Clubs and music lessons start again next week.


PTFA NEWS: General Meeting, Friday 20 January, 9.00am-10.00am, KS2 (Upper) Kitchen. It would be lovely to have as many parents/carers as possible at the general meeting. It is a great way to find out more about the PTFA and what we do and also to have an input into future events. There is no obligation to do anything, just come along, have a cuppa and see what it’s all about! Everyone welcome. Many Thanks, Wendy, Mary, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose (PTFA committee)


Community News: Filwood Quietway Cycle Path: The period for making comments on this planning application will come to an end on 11 January 2017. Bristol City Council is seeking planning approval for a new cycle route through Victoria Park as part of a ‘Quietway’ from Filwood to the city centre. Plans for the path location, path width, park entrances and lighting have serious implications for your park.

View and comment on the application on the council planning website at;; or email concerns to Planning application reference number 16/06497/F. You can also check the VPAG website for more information.


Dates for your Diary:

Fri 20 Jan - PTFA General Meeting - 9.00-10.00am - KS2 Kitchen

Tue 24 Jan – E-Safety Meeting – 6.00pm – School Hall

Weds 8 Feb – Curriculum Afternoon – 2.30pm – whole school

Fri 10 Feb – end of Term 3

Mon 20 Feb – INSET DAY – school closed to children

Tue 21 Feb – Term 4 starts


Have a good weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 9 January 2017. Gates open at 8.45am.


Lucy Swift

Acting Head

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