28 November 2014
Dear Parents / Carers
Learning this week In Nursery the Little Red Hen left the children a pizza box and some ingredients to make pizzas which they delivered in their pizza van to members of staff! Reception children have been celebrating birthdays and making cakes for ‘Winnie the Pooh’. Children in year 1 visited Mrs Brown’s Cafe in the park and bought mugs of hot chocolate! Year 2 children have been designing maths games with year 6 and drawing posters of how we should live our lives. Year 3 children had a visit from ‘Laura the Explorer’ who set challenges for the children who then wrote stories about the Ancient Egyptians. Children in year 4 conducted a ‘sound survey’ of the local area. Year 5 children have been adding and subtracting fractions and also writing an ending to the story of ‘Moby Dick’. Year 6 children have been continuing to learn about perimeter and length.
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Elm – Luc Reception Lime – Maisie 1 Juniper – Henry
1 Willow – Tiyanna 2 Apple – Josie 2 Cherry – Maja
3 Hazel – Ben and Nahla 3 Larch – Jake 4 Poplar – Vedant
4 Sycamore – Oscar 5 Ash – Stan 5 Hawthorn – Kitty
6 Silver Birch – Ben 6 White Beam – Max
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to:-
Reception Elm – Nadia Reception Lime – Gabriel 1 Juniper – Maeve
1 Willow – Harvey 2 Apple – Ben 2 Cherry – The whole class
3 Hazel – Adelene 3 Larch – The whole class 4 Poplar – Aisha
4 Sycamore – Robert 5 Ash – Verity 5 Hawthorn – Bethany
6 Silver Birch – Samir 6 White Beam – Dhanushka
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.
Free School Meals. If you think your child may be entitled to receive free schools meals please either come to the school office or go to www.bristol.gov.uk/fsm to apply. It is very important that anyone who is entitled applies for free school meals as the school receives extra funding towards the children’s education. All information that you provide is, of course, confidential. Please remember that even if you apply for free school meals your child does not have to have school dinners – you can continue to provide them with a packed lunch if you wish. This includes Reception, year 1 and year 2 children (even though they get a free lunch!)
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.
Medication Due to new regulations for ‘Supporting Children with Medical Conditions in Schools’ any change to regular medication will need written/signed confirmation from the GP for us to administer the medication.
Christmas Lunch – Wed 17 Dec Today is the deadline for booking a Christmas lunch for your child (Reception to year 6). If you haven’t booked one we will accept last minute orders on Monday morning.
WINTER FAIR - SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2-5PM SCHOOL HALL: Thank you so much for all your donations. The fair is tomorrow in the school hall from 2.00 to 5.00pm. Entrance is £1 for adults, children are free. There are lots of lovely gifts to buy, games to play, prizes to win, food to eat and of course Santa to visit. Please come and have a good time. If you still have a donation of food or cake please bring them to school by 2pm tomorrow.
DISCO FRIDAY 12 DECEMBER 6-7.30PM – SCHOOL HALL Tickets will be on sale at the school office from Monday 1 December. Limited tickets available. £1.50 per child.
Please note that children will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.
PTFA Dates for your diary:
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:
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 at the school office from Monday 1 December. I hope you all have a lovely weekend and we will see you at the Winter Fair tomorrow. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 1 December 2014. Gates open at 8.45am.
Emma Payne, Headteacher