Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on November 22, 2019


Next Week – Week Two

  • Monday 18th November Year 3 and 4 swimming
  • Tuesday 26th November Year 3 and 4 football v Torwood (@ Silverhill).Ms Blaikie to advise on team selection
  • Friday 29th November Reception Swimming
  • Saturday 30th November FOSS Christmas Fayre – 11.00am until 2.00pm

Future Events

  • Tuesday 3rd December KS2 Christmas Carol Service, Resound, Mangotsfield 6.00 pm
  • Wednesday 4th December Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Nativity Performance
  • Thurs 5th and Fri 6th December KS1 Nativity Play – 9.30 am in the Hall
  • Friday 13th December School Closes at 12.00pm for Christmas Holidays
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020 Year 6 Parents’ Evening
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020 Reception to Year 5 Parents’ Evening

Polite Notices

  • • 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’s new sounds for the week were q and x. They have been working on their letter formation and have continued to write simple CVC words. In Maths we were comparing quantities and focusing on number value. We are beginning our Christmas crafting; starting with Christmas cards. We are practising our Nativity play and the children are delighted with their roles.

Year 1

Year 1 have been continuing their work on recognising nouns this week as well as writing sentences with capital letters and full stops. We have also looked at exclamation marks. The sound of the week is ‘igh’ as in light. Please help your child to find some words and write them in their purple book for Monday. In Maths we have begun work on halves of shapes and amounts. Perhaps your child could practise sharing sweets/coins/lego…anything! between 2 people so that they get half each. We have also continued to practise addition and subtraction by counting on and back, putting the biggest number ‘in our head’. The ‘Top Marks’ website has an excellent game called ‘Hit the Button’ to practise addition to 20. Nativity practise is going well….It’s getting very exciting!

During the winter months, can children please wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings for PE – thank you.

Year 2

This week the children have enjoyed rehearsing our Nativity, we would appreciate it if you could continue to practise the words with your child. In Literacy we learnt how to change regular and irregular verbs into past tense. In our work on describing characters for stories, we used the characters the children created for their homework last weekend.

The children have been learning how to tell the time this week, looking at o’clock’, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Can we give you a polite reminder that your child has a pencil and rubber in school at all times. Many Thanks.Have a great weekend.

Year 3

The children have been busy with writing recounts and sharing their knowledge of when to use paragraphs. Please do support your child in their nightly reading by pointing out new paragraphs and discussing why one has been started at a particular place.

The children continue to run through their Christmas Concert poems in readiness for 3rd December which will be a treat! They now know their exact lines so regular practice at home would be great.

Last week in our Geography lessons many children were unsure of what ‘Climate Change’ is. On Thursday we watched some short videos explaining climate change at a basic level. You may find that they would like to chat a little more about greenhouse gases and the issues in the world around them.

In Maths this week we have been looking at 2-D and 3-D shapes, Quadrilaterals and Polygons. The children enjoyed the practical activity of making cube nets. In PHSE we have been thinking of strategies to use if we feel angry and upset and drawing ‘Thinking Cap’ posters. In Drama we played lots of listening games, played at musical hat where we use different accents in our character work and finished off the day with practising our poems for the Carol service.

Year 4

News from Year 4 will follow separately.

Year 5

Year 5 were a pleasure to take out on the trip to Steam Museum last week, they were full of curiosity and interest about evacuation and the history of steam trains.

This week in History the children have been writing a diary account about the first recorded Viking attack at Lindisfarne in 793Ad. The variety of perspectives has been highly imaginative and a joy to read.

Year 6

The children are preparing items for the end of year newsletter following their visit to the STEAM museum last week.