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Friday 12th May

12th May 2017


Dear Parents/Carers


This week has been dominated by SATS for Year 6, we want to congratulate them for taking the tests in their stride and doing their best. Thank you to all staff involved in organising and invigilating.


Learning this week: Reception classes this week have continued with their Amazon rainforest topic. Year 1 have been solving problems involving 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Year 2 have been looking at reading quizzes. Year 3 have been learning the bar model to solve money problems. Year 4 have been learning to calculate perimeter. Year 5 have been learning about long division. Year 6 have relaxed after their SATS this week by playing Rounder’s in the park and having a board games day today.


Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to: Reception Ash: Beltran, Reception Hawthorn: Kalen, 1 Silverbirch: Jahshore, 2 Elm: Madison, 2 Lime: Daniah, 3 Willow: Zed, 3 Juniper: Luka, 4 Apple: Eda, 4 Cherry: Xander, 5 Larch: Zaeed, 5 Hazel: Daniel C, 6 Dogwood: the whole class, 6 Blackthorn: the whole class


Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to: Reception Ash: Grace, Reception Hawthorn: Matilda,

1 Silverbirch: Sajmanda, 2 Elm: Holly, 2 Lime: Hannah, 3 Willow: Tia, 3 Juniper: Lily, 4 Apple: Megan, 4 Cherry: Lola, 5 Hazel: Pablo, 5 Larch: Reuben, 6 Dogwood: Emmanuella and Anwen, 6 Blackthorn: Ned


Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website regularly. Do look at what they are all learning at


Message from the Chair of Governors: Follow up to academisation meetings –

We have received a number of communications from you in response to issues raised at the academisation meetings. Governors are working with DBAT to ensure that we can provide answers to the questions raised and will send them to you at the start of next week.


Reminders & Notices: Safeguarding: If your child is being collected at the end of the day by someone else, please can you contact the office and let them know. We need a message from the parent, not the child or the relative or the friend doing the collecting. If it is a regular pickup you can complete a form from the office so that you don’t have to phone every day. If your child is in Year 4, 5 or 6 they may leave school by themselves at the end of the day, BUT only if you have completed the form.


Nursery Places: We have places available for a September 2017 start in our Nursery. Places are available on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning or a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday. If you or anyone you know would be interested in a place, please come to the office and fill out an application form. Your child must have been born between 01/03/2013 and 31/08/2014.


Sports Days: We are planning on holding Sports Days on Thursday 15 June for Early Years and Key Stage 1 and Friday 16 June for Key Stage 2. These will be held at 9.30 – 11.30am on the playing fields just outside of school in the Park and will be weather dependent. More information will follow in due course.


New Intake for Nursery and Reception September 2017: Nursery will be closed to children currently attending on Wednesday 21 June so that new starters can spend the day in school. There will be meetings for parents and carers of children starting in Reception in 2017 on Wednesday 21 June at 2.00pm and Thursday 22 June at 6.00pm. Further information to follow.


Term 5 Curriculum Afternoon: Come and see what your children have been experiencing in school this term on Thursday 25 May at 2.30-3.20pm. A letter with more information will follow shortly.


PTFA News: The plant sale will take place on May 18 from 3:30 – 4.00pm. We urgently need four volunteers to help sell the children's plants and would also welcome cake donations. If you can help on the day email Please can people bring their own plastic bags to carry their plants home?

Congratulations to Year 5 for participating in the plant sale poster competition, prizes were awarded to Mia and Imogen.

Thank you – Mary, Wendy, Claire, Rob, Jackie, Lynne, Adriana – PTFA Committee.


Community News: Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May: There is lots of art of all kinds to see in people's houses, community venues and shops around Bedminster, plus lots of opportunities to take part in making things! For more information, see

As part of the Arts Trail, our own Mrs. Herbertson will be hosting a Sewing Bee at St.Aldhelm's Church, Chessel Street, on Sunday, 1.00 – 4.00pm. Pop along and make a Starflower Brooch or a Binca Bookmark. It's free, all materials are provided, no need to book. Children must have an adult with them.


Windmill Hill City Farm ‘Wild Outdoors Day’: Saturday 13 May 11am-5pm. £3 adults, kids go free. A great day is planned at the Farm, there will be nature activities, outdoor cooking, foraging, wood cutting, music, a bar and street food.


Dates for your Diary:


Thurs 18 May – PTFA Plant Sale – 3.30pm – playground

Thurs 25 May – Term 5 Curriculum Afternoon – 2.30-3.20pm - classrooms

Fri 26 May – END OF TERM 5

Mon 5 June – START OF TERM 6

Thurs 15 June – Early Years & Key Stage 1 Sports Day – 9.30-11.30 – Park

Fri 16 June – Key Stage 2 Sports Day – 9.30-11.30 – Park

Weds 21 June – Nursery closed all day

Weds 21 June – New Reception Parent/Carer Meeting - 2.00-3.00pm

Thurs 22 June – New Reception Parent/Carer Meeting – 6.00-7.00pm

Sat 1 July - Summer Fair - School Playground


Have a good weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 15th May. Gates open at 8.45am.

Lucy Swift

Interim headteacher

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