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Friday 12th December

12th December 2014


Dear Parents / Carers


Learning this week:  Children throughout the school this week have been working very hard rehearsing for their plays.  Children visited St Mary Redcliffe Church to see the trees for Treefest, you can still see the trees until Sunday.  Year 5 enjoyed a visit to the M-Shed.  Well done to Liam, Zubaydah, Munira, Houf and Joby who took part in the Determination Inspiration Courage Equality Multi Sport Event.  Congratulations to our Y3/4 Athletics Team Joey, McKenzie, Macey, Emma, Trixel, John, Azaan, Tilly, Thomas, Evie, Megan, Leon, Ramani, Alvaro, Lauren, Rufus, Dylan, Colby, Ruby and Rosa who took part in an Athletics Event with six other schools and came second.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Elm                      Reception Lime – Lime       1 Juniper – Ashton

1 Willow – Rufus                            2 Apple – 2 Apple               2 Cherry – 2 Cherry

3 Hazel – Isaac                              3 Larch – John                   4 Poplar – Erwin     

4 Sycamore – Linda                        5 Ash – Logan                   5 Hawthorn – Lucie

6 Silver Birch – Fred                        6 White Beam –       


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Elm                      Reception Lime – Lime       1 Juniper – Eve

1 Willow – Dulcie                             2 Apple – 2 Apple              2 Cherry – Te’ya

3 Hazel – Saja                                3 Larch – Harry                 4 Poplar – Jesiah

4 Sycamore – Billy                          5 Ash – Djafar                   5 Hawthorn – Christina

6 Silver Birch – Malki                      6 White Beam –


Library Book Amnesty: The library is now closed until after Christmas. Please could you and your child have a good look at home and return any books that belong in school. It doesn't matter how long you have had them - we would really like them back to put onto our new borrowing system. Thank you.


Christmas Lunch / Jumper Day:  Children are welcome to wear a Christmas Jumper or brightly coloured jumper to school with their uniform on Christmas Lunch Day Wednesday

17th December 2014.


PE Kits:  Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school ready for their PE lessons.


Attendance:  Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website:-  Please note that our website now has a ‘translator’ button on the ‘Home’ page which allows text to be translated from English.


Applying for a place at a primary school: If you have a child who was born between

1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 you must apply for a reception place before

15 January 2015.  Bristol City Council prefers that you apply online at  Please remember that even if your child attends our Nursery you must still complete an application.  Our Family Link Worker, Mr Williams will be happy to help you.


Single Parent/Co-Parentiing Group: Every Monday, 9.15–10.15 am.

This group has been set up to run every Monday in the School House (next to the KS1 playground).  Please come along for a chat – tea and coffee provided!


PTFA Disco:  Friday 12 December 6-7.30pm – School Hall.  All tickets sold out very quickly again this year.  You must bring your ticket with you to the disco and may we remind you that all children must be accompanied by an adult. Children will not be admitted without an adult.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the year and wish you all Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you again in the New Year.

Windmill Hill City Farm Christmas Fayre:  Sunday 14 December 12-4.00pm

Afternoon of festive fun including Santa’s grotto, singing, refreshments, Christmas trees to buy.  Plenty of entertainment for the children including tombola, Christmassy crafts and outdoor games.


Dance Workshop For Children:  Monday 22 December 2.30-4.30 pm

Christmas Princess themed dance workshop for 4-9 year olds to be run at Redcatch Community Centre, Redcatch Rd by Dance for Everyone.  Booking is essential Contact or 07929872126 for more information


The Widening Gyre:  Monday 5th January 2015 1.10 – 1.50 pm

Gryoscopic Physical Theatre Workshop Performance at Saint Stephen’s Church, Saint Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1EQ.  £2.00 voluntary donation.  Take part or simply watch.  Suitable for all, from Early Years and primary school age upwards.


Y6 Camp Reminder: Final payment due Wednesday 7th January 2015.


Dates for your Diary:

Mon 15 Dec 2.00pm – 3.00pm       Key Stage 1 (Ys 1 & 2)Christmas Performance

Tues 16 Dec 9.30am – 10.30am    Early Years (Nursery & Rec) Christmas Performance

Tues 16 Dec 2.00pm – 3.00pm      Upper Key Stage 2 (Ys 5 &6) Christmas Performance

Tues 16 Dec 6.30pm -7.30pm        Lower Key Stage 2 (Ys 3 & 4) Christmas Performance

Wed 17 Dec 9.30am – 10.15am     Key Stage 1 (Ys1 & 2) Christmas Performance

Wed 17 Dec                                 Christmas Lunch / Christmas Jumper Day

Wed 17 Dec 2.00pm – 3.00pm       Lower Key Stage 2 (Ys 3 & 4) Christmas Performance

Wed 17 Dec 6.30pm – 7.30pm       Upper Key Stage 2 (Ys 5 & 6) Christmas Performance

Thurs 18 Dec                               Christmas Church Service

Thurs 18 Dec 1.30pm - 3.20pm      Christmas parties                

Fri 19 Dec                                    End of Term 2

Mon 5 Jan 2015                            INSET Day – school closed to pupils

Tues 6 Jan                                   Start of Term 3

Thurs 8th Jan                                Y2 to Haynes Motor Museum


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

15th December 2014.  Gates open at 8.45am.


Emma Payne, Headteacher

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