14 November 2014
Dear Parents / Carers
Today the children looked fantastic dressed as their heroes and superheroes for Children In Need. Thank you for your donations, we will let you know next week how much was raised for the charity.
Learning this week Nursery children have been reading the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. They have also made a turnip patch in their classroom and made and tasted turnip soup – surprisingly delicious! Reception children have been creating poppy artwork using different materials. Year 1 children have been reading the story of ‘But Martin’ and yesterday they made pirate lanterns for the lantern parade later in the year. Children in year 2 have been commemorating Remembrance Day by decorating poppies. Year 3 children have been learning to share and divide in numeracy. Year 4 children have been learning about 2 D shapes and angles and have been following instructions to make a torch. Children in year 5 have been learning how to order fractions and find the common denominator. Year 6 children have continued to learn about the iconic areas of Bristol and what makes Bristol special.
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Elm – Vinnie Reception Lime – Idiris 1 Juniper – Tiegan
1 Willow – Lavell 2 Apple – Josie 2 Cherry – Laurie
3 Hazel – Yaseen 3 Larch – Jacey-Leigh 4 Poplar – Benjamin
4 Sycamore – Riley 5 Ash – Billy 5 Hawthorn – Rudy
6 Silver Birch – Jatana 6 White Beam – Megan
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Elm – Emily Reception Lime – Hannah 1 Juniper – Freddie
1 Willow – Ayman 2 Apple – Javari 2 Cherry – Myrtle
3 Hazel – Rayyan 3 Larch – Molly 4 Poplar – Leon
4 Sycamore – Verast 5 Ash – Aideen 5 Hawthorn – Ethan
6 Silver Birch – Rameesha 6 White Beam – Dylan
Attendance: Look out for the latest attendance figures on our website:-
www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk Please note that our website now has a ‘translator’ button on the ‘Home’ page which allows text to be translated from English.
School Uniform can now be purchased on-line directly from Tesco at tesco.com/ues.
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 www.bristol.gov.uk/schooladmissions. 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.
Reception Reading Meeting for parents will be held in the School Hall on Thursday 20 November at 2.30pm – 3.15pm. If your child is in Reception Elm or Lime and you want to learn more about their reading please come along.
Road Safety –The school has contacted the Council’s road safety team again regarding St Luke’s Road. They are going to look at how many people cross from Totterdown to the park (at the steps) and the traffic and decide if a School Crossing Patrol is needed there. They were very supportive.
Park keeper - I have met the person in charge of parks in South Bristol to express my concern about the possibility that we will lose our Park Keeper Ray. You too can make your feelings known to the council about the park keeper and lighting by doing the park survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/groundsmain
PTFA News The Winter Fair is approaching fast Sat 29 Nov– we still need lots of volunteers to make it a success... if you can give us an hour of two of your time that would be great. Please contact the PTFA on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can do any of the following:Running stalls & Santa's Grotto - Helping in the craft room - Helping with the assault course - Helping in the kitchen - First aiders - Face painting, Nail painting, Hair braiding, Henna hand painting & Tattoos - Setting up (Fri after school & Sat from 10am onwards) - Tidying up (Sat 5pm onwards). There is a PTFA meeting for the Fair on Monday 17th November at 9.00 am in the school house, please come along. We also need donations of sweets for the sweetie tombola, raffle prizes, jokes and ‘jolly jars’ (ask if you are not sure what these are!!) We are running Christmas Wreath making workshops again on Friday 21st and 28th November (9am-12noon) all welcome.
Many thanks, Jo, Alex, Sarah & Katy (PTFA Committee)
PTFA Dates for your diary:
Mon 17 Nov 9am – 10am: Winter Fair Meeting – In school (room to be confirmed)
Fri 21 Nov 9am -12noon Wreath making in the top kitchen
Fri 28 Nov 9am – 12 noon Wreath making in the top kitchen
Sat 29 Nov 2pm - 5pm: Winter Fair – School Hall
Wed 10 Dec 7.30pm Christmas Social Get-together –Windmill Pub
Fri 12 Dec 6pm- 7.30pm Christmas Disco – School Hall
Dates for your Diary:
Thurs 20 Nov 2.30pm – 3.15pm Reception Reading Meeting in School Hall
Fri 12 Dec 9.30am – 10.30am Early Years (Nurs & Rec) Christmas Performance
Mon 15 Dec 2.00pm – 3.00pm Key Stage 1 (Ys 1 & 2)Christmas Performance
Tues 16 Dec 9.30am – 10.30am Early Years (Nurs & 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
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
Thur 18 Dec Christmas Church Service
Thur 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
The tickets for the Christmas performances will be available nearer the date.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 17 November 2014. Gates open at 8.45am.
Emma Payne, Headteacher