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2019/2020 Parent/Carer Announcements
Year 1 Parent/Carer Phonics Event:
Parents and Carers of Year 1 children are invited to learn how we teach Phonics. Join us for an hour from 9am on Tuesday 4th February to find out more about our new Phonics software, Phonics Bug and get some tips on how to help your child learn at home. For more details look out for the letter coming home this week!
Dear Parents and Carers, naming your child's school uniform helps us to help your child find mislaid items of clothing. All jumpers and cardigans have a label on the neck and side on which to write your child's name.
Keep up to date:
Don't forget that all newsletters and class newsletters are posted on the school website. Don't miss out on your child's class activities or news!
Nursery PEEP Group:
We welcome parents and carers of Nursery children to PEEP group this Friday, 24th January 8.50-9.30am.
Remember your book bags so you can change your books. We hope to see you there!
Reception Class Trips:
Parents and Carers are reminded that Reception class will be going on a local walk on 22nd and 27th January. Please bring wellies in bags and sensible outdoor coats as the forecast is for very cold weather.
Nursery PEEP Group:
There will be no PEEP group for Nursery parents this week. You are invited to attend our next group on Friday 24th January from 8.50-9.45am.
School Closed Thursday 16th January:
Just a reminder that school will be closed to children on Thursday 16th January as we are a designated polling station and there will be a by-election on this day.
Year 6 SATs Club Thursday 9th January:
Parents and Carers of Year 6 children are reminded that club begins today. Please collect your child from the school office at 4.15pm. If your child normally walks home but you would prefer to collect on SATs Club night please inform the school office.
Clubs start this week:
Just a reminder that clubs begin today.
Scrapbooking club starts today, 7th January. Tennis also takes place tonight and circuit training on Thursdays.
Children should be collected promptly, from the main school reception, at 4.15pm.
Swimming Term 3 - Year 4 lessons:
Just a reminder that starting on Wednesday 8th January 2020 Year 4 will begin swimming lessons. Children usually return to school from the pool at around 3.40pm.
Non Uniform Day:
We are holding a non uniform day on Friday 29th November. Each child is asked to bring a gift for the Christmas Fayre tombola - this could include biscuits, chocolates, toiletries or something else you think may make a nice gift!
Reception Class Baking:
Dear Parents and Carers of Reception class children, we are planning to bake some bread on Thursday 21st November. If you have any dietary or allergy concerns please speak to the class teacher.
School start time:
Please be reminded that children must be in school at 8.40am. Children arriving late will miss vital learning in the classroom. Please ensure that children arrive on time.
Please be aware that school will be closed to children on Friday 22nd and Monday 25th November for staff training.
Celebration assembly will take place on Thursday 21st November at 9am - as usual you will be contacted by telephone (on Wednesday) if your child is to receive an award.
Cake Sale Friday 15th November:
Thanks to everyone who has so far donated cakes for the sale this afternoon. Cakes will be sold in the hall (unless the weather clears up!) so please make your way to the hall, at pick up time, where our School Learning Council will be ready to take your money to donate to Children in Need.
Years 5/6 Trip - Wednesday 13th November:
Dear Parents and Carers, due to the timing of the forthcoming trip packed lunches will be provided if you have booked a school dinner. If your child prefers a lunch from home please send one in.
Years N - 2 Christmas cake bake:
Just a reminder that reply slips and £1 for ingredients need to be returned by 13th November.
Dear Parents and Carers, if you would like to join our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association we are holding the next meeting at 3.20 on Wednesday 13th November. These voluntary roles are key to our school life and you help to raise much needed funds to buy equipment for our children.
Dear Parents and Carers, as you know a general election has been called for 12th December 2019.
Our building is a designated polling station. A decision has been taken that the school will be closed to children on this day. This decision has been taken for reasons of safeguarding.
The Key Stage 1 Nativity will now take place on Friday 13th December at the same time.
The school calendar has been updated to reflect this.
Important information required:
It is essential that we have valid contact details for your child. We are now required to keep 3 contact records on our system. In case of emergency we must have up to date details for you or another contact. Please provide contact details to the school office.
Reception Class and Year 7 applications:
For Parents and Carers of children in Nursery or Year 6 -
Now is the time to apply for Reception or Year 7 to start in September 2020.
- If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you need to apply for a new Reception school place to your home local authority by 15th January 2020
- If your child is in Year 6 you need to apply for a Year 7 place by 31st October 2019
Please ask at the school office if you would like any further help or advice.
Dear Parents and Carers, please check your child's jumper or cardigan to make sure that you have the correct item. Please bring any items not belonging to your child to the school office so that we can unite them with their rightful owner.
Lunch bookings for Terms 2 and 3:
Dear Parents and Carers, the new menu has now been published for Terms 2 and 3 so meal bookings can now be made in advance.
Please remember to book your child's lunches for the coming week. New menu will appear shortly to start after half term.
Parents' Evening Appointments:
Dear Parents and Carers, we are now booking appointments for Parents' Evening.
Nursery: Tuesday 22nd October - afternoon and evening appointments available
Years R - 6:
Tuesday 22nd October - 4.30pm - 7pm
Wednesday 23rd October - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Please contact the school office by telephone, email or in person - Book early to ensure you get the appointment you want!
Dear Parents and Carers, if you would like to buy your child's school photo using the envelope provided, please return to the office by Friday 11th October.
Dear Parents and Carers, there are a number of cases of headlice within the school. Please can you check your child's hair and treat with the appropriate medication, repeating as directed on the packaging or by the pharmacist.
Dear Parents and Carers, just to clarify that school photos will take place on Wednesday 2nd October.
We are still welcoming donations for the Harvest collection. Please bring dried and tinned foods to the office by Monday 30th September.
Years 5 and 6 Camp Photo Show:
Parents and carers are invited to see all the pictures taken on this year's camp. Please come to the school office on 1st October 2019 just before 3.30pm for the show!
Parents and Carers are reminded that all meals must be booked on Parent Pay. If you need a reminder of your login please contact the school office. A missed booking may mean that your child does not get their choice of meal.
Years 5 and 6 Swimming:
Parents are reminded that children return from swimming later than the usual school day - depending on traffic we can expect them to return at around 3.40pm.
Year 7 Applications for September 2020:
Parents of Year 6 children can now apply for their Year 7 place. Apply online through the Bristol City Council website:
The last date for applications is 31st October 2019.
Reception September 2020 applications:
Apply for a new reception primary place
Apply for a new reception primary school place now!
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you need to apply for a new reception school place to your home local authority.
We will be holding our annual Harvest Festival assembly on 1st October. We will be collecting food and toiletries for donation to the Trussell Food bank. Items needed are:
Tinned vegetarian meals,
Tinned meat or fish
Long life milk
Long life fruit juice
Tinned vegetables and beans
Tinned rice pudding