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7th October 2016

7th October 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


We have had a busy week in school this week; highlights have been Year 1’s visit from the Freshwater Theatre Company and Year 5’s visit to @Bristol.  Everyone has worked very hard and behaved brilliantly while the Ofsted inspectors have been in school.


Please can we remind you that it is curriculum afternoon next Tuesday 11 October.  This will be in your child’s classroom and will be from 2.30-3.20pm.  Further details will follow next week.


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


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


1 White Beam: Kyran, 1 Silver Birch: Keelie, 2 Lime: Ridwan, 2 Elm: Holly, 3 Willow: Ollie P,

3 Juniper: Annabelle, 4 Apple: Josie, 4 Cherry: Maja, 5 Larch: John, 5 Hazel: John,

6 Blackthorn: Ava, 6 Dogwood: Thomas


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


1 White Beam: Hanan, 1 Silver Birch: Hattie, 2 Lime: Dylan, 2 Elm: Hafsa, 3 Willow: Taiyo,

3 Juniper: Christvie, 4 Apple: Yasin, 4 Cherry: Myrtle, 5 Hazel: Rahma, 5 Larch: Fatima,

6 Blackthorn: Lara, 6 Dogwood: Mason


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


Ofsted: Thank you to all of you who took part in the Ofsted survey, you can see the results of the survey on Parentview.  Under the new Ofsted Framework the senior leaders and governors are not allowed to tell staff or parents/carers the outcome of the inspection until the report is published.  This will take 3-6 weeks.


Keeping your child safe online: The NSPCC has a great site for checking out the age appropriateness of social networks and apps your children use.  Now also available as an app to download.  There is also lots of useful information on our website too.


Nursery Places:  There are limited places still available in our Nursery. We can offer 15 hours on either a Monday, Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday all day.  Please contact the office if you are interested in a place or pass this information on to your friends.


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 for you to view and download.  The preferred method of application is on-line, but please contact the office if you are unable to access the internet and need assistance. The closing date for all applications is midnight 15 January 2017.


Secondary School Places:  Have you applied for a secondary school place for your child in year 6?  The deadline is 31 October. You must apply online, for further information please follow this link

If you need help filling in your form please call the office and make an appointment to see Mr Williams.


Letters: Letters have been sent to parents of children in Year 1 and 2 regarding eligibility for Pupil Premium and to Year 3 regarding applying for Free School Meals, please can you complete the form and return it to the school office as soon as possible.


PTFA NEWS: Art on The Hill: We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with our Art on The Hill exhibition last Saturday, without your help these events would not be possible. It was a very successful day and lots of fun was had by all. The children's artwork looked fantastic! A big thank you also to all those of you who came along and enjoyed the day.

Winter Fair, Saturday 26 November, 1.00am-4.00pm: We have a fantastic sub-committee that have taken on the organising of this event. This is a huge event to organise and will be very much relying on volunteers and cake donations. If you can spare even an hour of your time please contact the PTFA on or speak to one of the organising committee, Mary Anthony, Wendy Desyllas, Kerrianne Orriss, Natalie Hewlett and Katy Edwards. They would really appreciate any ideas, contributions or offers of help. We are also looking for a parent/carer with access to a fairly large van who could help to transport 9 folding tables from the bowling club to school on Friday 25th November for us to use at the event. If you think you can help with this please get in touch.


Many Thanks, Wendy, Mary, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose (PTFA Committee)


Community News: Windmill Hill City Farm is inviting children from local schools to design brass discs for a human sundial which will be installed in the Farm’s front garden to help celebrate it’s 40th birthday.  The design competition closes on 4 November and further information can be found at


Dates for your Diary:


Tues 11 Oct – Curriculum afternoon – 2.20-3.20pm - school

Fri 21 Oct – INSET DAY – school closed to children

Mon 24 Oct – Fri 28 Oct – Half term

Mon 31 Oct – Start of term 2

Sat 26 Nov – Winter Fair – time tbc


We hope you have a lovely weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 10 October.  Gates open at 8.45am.



Emma Payne

Head teacher

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