WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on December 13, 2019


WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – 13TH DECEMBER

Future Events

  • Tuesday 7th January 2020 School re-opens
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020 Year 6 Parents’ Evening
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020 Reception to Year 5 Parents’ Evening

Polite Notices

  • PLEASE MAY WE CONTINUE TO REMIND YOU OF OUR NO MOBILE PHONE POLICY.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED CO-OPERATION.
  • Please may we also remind you that we are a nut-free site.
  • We are still observing some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit.  The site speed limit is set for the safety of your children and your cooperation with this is much appreciated.
  • When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.
  • Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.
  • During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site.  Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times?  Thank You.

Reception

Reception have had a wonderful end to the term with visits to see Father Christmas, lots of crafting and Christmas lunch. They have been listening to lots of Christmas stories at the end of the day from Mrs Armitage, Miss Paramore and Mrs Taylor. The children have independently written Christmas lists for Father Christmas. We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you all on 7th January 2020.

Year 1

Christmas has definitely arrived in Year 1 with lots of excitement! We have, however still managed to do some lovely story writing, Christmas maths and arts and crafts activities.

We have reviewed the Year 1 key words this week.  Your child will have a list of 4 – 6 words to practise aver the holidays.  Reading books will not be given out this week, but please continue to read home books with your child as well as having some fun with the Top Marks Hit the Button website if you have time!

Thank you so much for the lovely gifts and cards – they are very much appreciated.

Have a lovely Christmas break.

Year 2

Year 2 children have enjoyed completing their Christmas activities this week. They all wrote their own amazing version of the Christmas Story, including elements of our own Nativity performance! They will take these home on Friday so do make sure to have a read as they are quite unique!

There will be no reading books sent home this holiday, we hope all the children will visit their library or read their own books. Purple spelling books will go home so that your child can review spelling patterns covered this term if they have a spare moment!

We hope you enjoy the Christmas cards and calendars the children have made for you this week and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ms P & Mrs D

Year 3

This week in Year 3 we have been enjoying the Xmas celebrations! We had a delicious Xmas meal on Tuesday with crackers, hats and all the trimmings. Father Xmas came to visit and gave all the children a lovely sweet treat. We were very proud of the children as they recited their Xmas Acrostic poem to Father Xmas which they had learnt for the Xmas Carol Service. In Maths we have been enjoying doing a selection of Xmas activities from addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and problem solving. There was also a board game to play in pairs learning our doubles and halves. The children have written their report on teeth reflecting their knowledge of the features used in

Years 4

Year 4 have had a lovely week getting into the festive spirit through all their curriculum lessons. They enjoyed being creative decorating the Christmas trees in the classroom and making symmetry Christmas cards in maths.

If all children could continue practicing their timetables over the Christmas period and continue learning their spellings. We wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Year 5 and 6

In Year 6, could all Year 6 continue working on their IT presentations please.  In year 5 and 6 maths, the children have been doing a range of practical mathematical activities based on a Christmas theme.

Have a lovely Christmas.


Bristol museum

Bristol Extinction Voices

On Tuesday 15th October, whilst a group of aspiring writers were enjoying the challenges of a Harry Potter day at Westonbirt School, another group of year 6 children whose strengths were more mathematical and scientific, visited the Bristol museum where they were guided through the new exhibition on Extinction Voices. The exhibition highlighted the wild life extinction crisis and focused on the 32 animals which are in the category of high to extreme risk of extinction. This was not only a subject about which the children were very passionate but it also enabled the children to develop knowledge and understanding in light of their recent debate on whether animals should be kept in zoos or not.  Mrs Bridget Bennett, who is very knowledgeable in this area, joined the group for the morning to support the children. 

The children were impeccably behaved and enjoyed looking around the museum.  The highlight of the day was catching the public bus and visiting the pottery exhibition, which surprisingly the children found very fascinating!  All the children had an opportunity to write their thoughts and feeling regarding extinction on a sticky note and attach it to a display.  This was a very powerful and thought provoking exercise for all involved.  A child commented “ I thought it was actually a good day out because it made you think of how animals affect the world and how much humans are effecting their existence” All the children agreed we can all try harder to help protect them in the future.