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8th July 2016

8th July 2016


Dear Parents /Carers,


It’s been a busy week with transition for all classes, reports going out and the speaking competition. Learning this week has seen Reception classes making memory rockets with key words and sound which they will practise over the summer.  Year 1 have visited Blaise Castle for a Victorian Day.  Year 2 have been looking at right angles and have also been on a trip to Weston-Super-Mare where they had a lovely day.  Year 3 have been making clay houses in art and varnishing them.  Year 4 have had an Ancient Greek Day which included the Olympics and ancient cities.  Year 5 have also been learning about Ancient Greece and made labyrinths and top trump games of Gods and Goddess’s. Year 6 have been very busy visiting their new secondary schools, rehearsing for the Year 6 performance, making more products for their Mini-Enterprise projects and playing Dodgeball in PE.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Zahara, 2 Juniper: Annabelle, 2 Willow: Oli P, 3 Apple: Hussien,

3 Cherry: Samuel, 4 Hazel: Daniel and Leo, 4 Larch: Arlo, 5 Sycamore: Billy, 5 Poplar: Jesiah,

6 Ash: Jonah, 6 Hawthorn: Lyra


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-


Reception Silver Birch: Reggie, 2 Juniper: Kai, 2 Willow: Harvey, 3 Apple: Mohamed,

3 Cherry: Myrtle, 4 Hazel: Saja, 4 Larch: Reuben, 5 Sycamore: Samiya, 5 Poplar: Mason,

6 Ash: William, 6 Hawthorn: Malachy


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


Year 6 Mini-Enterprise and Performance:  Year 6 have been working very hard on their Mini-Enterprise Project, the sale is on Monday 11 July at 3.30pm in the playground.  Please stop by after school and support them by buying some of the things they have made.  There are two dates for parents/carers to see the Year 6 play performance: Tuesday 19 July at 2.00pm and Wednesday 20 July at 7.00pm.  Tickets for the performances will be available from the school office from Monday 11 July.  They are free, but parents/carers must have a ticket to see the show.  A maximum of 2 tickets per child will be available.


International Day and Eid Party:  We will be holding our annual International Day celebration on Thursday 14 July at 2.00pm. We plan to have the performances in the playground weather permitting (please enter school through the top gate) and the Eid Party will follow after this at 3.35pm.  Please can we have donations of food, soft drinks or cakes brought into school on Thursday morning and if you are able to help set up the party, serve food or do face painting please let the office know.  Children are invited to wear their celebration clothes on Thursday (either traditional or party clothes) and bring a donation of 50p for Save the Children in Syria.


Class Photos: The deadline for ordering class photos has now passed, however you can still order photos via Tempest directly.


Sports Days:  A letter will be going out shortly regarding Sports Days.


After School Clubs: All after school clubs are now finished.


Medication in School:  All medication for children must come to school via the office.  Children must not bring medicine into school in their bags.  Medicine can only be given by First Aiders in school if it has been prescribed by a doctor and is in it’s original labelled packaging.


Please help us win £5000 for our library!  All you need to do is click here and nominate our school.


PTFA News: Freewheeling Week, Monday 11 - Saturday July: Freewheeling week is fast approaching so get ready to use your wheels to get to school. All week the school will be taking part in the Sustrans Big Shift Campaign. Every day each class will carry out a survey on how each child travelled to school (car, foot, bike, scooter etc). The class with the most children travelling to school on a bike or scooter will win the Freewheeling trophy at the end of the week.

On Monday 11 there is going to be a bike swap run by the Ape Project in the top playground. This is a great way to swap your old bike for a bigger, fully checked bike for a small fee of between £5 and £15 (depending on size). They will also be selling bikes. This is a fantastic opportunity to get cycling.

On Friday 15 we are holding a ‘Freewheelers Breakfast’. Arrive at school between 8.15am and 8.45am and get a free pastry and a piece of fruit. After school there will be a family bike ride to Manor Woods. Meet after school in the top playground and bring a picnic. This is a social, unsupervised event for all families to join in. Saturday 16 is Freewheeling day! This is going to be an amazing day - there will be loads to do. From 1.00pm until 4.00pm there will be Lifecycle games for bikes in the playground, free 13 point bike checks from City Farm Bike Shed, lots of craft activities including decorating high-vis jackets, a cycling treasure trail around the park, a cafe serving drinks, cakes and ice creams and a musical parade around the park on our decorated bikes at 4pm.


Many Thanks, Mary, Wendy, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose


Dates for your Diary:


Mon 11 July – Mini-Enterprise Sale – 3.30- 4.00pm – School Playground

Mon 11 July – Bike Swap – 3.30pm – School Playground

Tues 12 July – Football match – Hillcrest vs. St. Mary Redcliffe Primary – 4.00pm kick off – playing field

Weds 13 July – Year 6 Leaver’s Disco – 6.00-7.30pm – School Hall (Year 6 only please - no siblings)

Thurs 14 July – Eid Party – 3.30pm – in the playground

Fri 15 July - Freewheeling Breakfast - 8.15am-8.45am

Fri 15 July - Family Bike Ride - 3.30pm - School Playground

Sat 16 July - Freewheeling Day - 1.00pm - 4.00pm - School Playground

Fri 22 July – End of Term

Thurs 1 Sept – INSET DAY – school closed to children

Fri 2 Sept – INSET DAY –school closed to children

Mon 5 Sept – Term 1 starts


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

Monday 11 July.  Gates open at 8.45am.




Lucy Swift

Deputy Head Teacher
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