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Friday 19th December

Dear Parents / Carers

 

What a joy it was to watch the children in their outstanding performances this week!  Thank you for all your help with these and to the staff.  We had a lovely celebration at St Mary Redcliffe Church, well done to the Collective Worship Team. The children have enjoyed their Christmas parties and particularly our surprise visitor!

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this past year.  With your help we have raised £1440 by collecting 20p in Smartie tubes for Child of Hope.

 

Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Holly                    Reception Lime –                 1 Juniper – Loui-Blue

1 Willow –                                     2 Apple – Javari                   2 Cherry – Laurie

3 Hazel – 3 Hazel                          3 Larch – 3 Larch                 4 Poplar – Sabira

4 Sycamore – Colby                      5 Ash – Farida                      5 Hawthorn – Elijah

6 Silver Birch – Samiya                  6 White Beam – Saffron    

 

Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-

Reception Elm – Lexi                      Reception Lime –                 1 Juniper – Giulia

1 Willow –                                      2 Apple – Ben                       2 Cherry – 2 Cherry

3 Hazel – Shreya                            3 Larch – Mahdi                   4 Poplar – Malith

4 Sycamore – Azhar                        5 Ash – Joe                           5 Hawthorn – India

6 Silver Birch – Kholoud                   6 White Beam – Max

 

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.

 

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

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

15th 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.

 

ESOL Classes:  Do you want to improve your English? Do you want to improve your grammar and increase your vocabulary?  We will be running free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) conversation classes for parents in school next term.  Classes start 4th February  

1 pm - 3pm in the School House.  There will be a free creche available for pre-school children.

If you are interested please sign up at the school office.

 

 

Single Parent/Co-Parenting Group: Every Monday, 9.15–10.15 am.  This will start again on Monday 12th January 2015.  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 News:  The disco last Friday made a magnificent £140, thanks to Vanessa for organising it and for all the other parent help.  We would like to wish you all a happy Christmas and a lovely break, thanks so much for all your help and support this year.  Best wishes PTFA – Jo, Alex, Katy and Sarah

 

Victoria Park Santa Fun Run:  Saturday 20th December 2014 11 am

Meeting in the park at the Hill Ave/Nutgrove Ave entrance.  Adults £3 Children £2.  All proceeds towards keeping South Bristol’s kids fit and healthy with a weekly Parkrun starting Spring 2015.

 

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 victoriafeltham@hotmail.com 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:

Fri 19 Dec                                      End of Term 2

Mon 5 Jan 2015                              INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Tues 6 Jan                                     Start of Term 3 – School open to pupils

Thurs 8th Jan                                  Y2 to Haynes Motor Museum

 

You may have heard in the news about some incidents with children being threatened by strangers in Bristol recently.  I have put a leaflet from the NSPCC on the website (news section) that you may wish to read and discuss with your child about ‘Staying safe out alone’ or find it here: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/out-alone-guide-keeping-child-safe.pdf

 

Thank you for your kind words, cards and gifts.  On behalf of all the staff. I wish you all a Happy Christmas, season’s greetings and hope you all have a splendid holiday.

 

We will see your children before 8.55am on Tuesday 6th January 2015.  Gates open at 8.45am.

 

Emma Payne, Headteacher

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