Hall Displays: Topic Based – June 2017

Key Stage 2 choir at St Ambrose church

Last Friday the Key Stage 2 choir took part in a festival of music held at St Ambrose church, Whitehall. We were joined by children from Chester Park Juniors, Summerhill Infants and St Joseph’s RC primary school. We had a lovely colourful evening filled with song. Well done to all who took part from Miss Sadler.


KS2 Choir at the Colston Hall

On Tuesday evening the Key Stage 2 Choir took part in a concert at Colston Hall along with hundreds of other children from other Bristol schools. They sang beautifully; the sound of that many children singing together was incredibly uplifting. And what a wonderful experience – one they will never forget! There was also a big pull out picture of the event in this Wednesday’s Bristol Post.

Well done to all who took part from Miss Sadler


School band trip to Bristol University

On Tuesday afternoon the school band went on an exciting trip to Bristol University to play with an orchestra of over 150 other primary children. We have been preparing three pieces for the event, which we rehearsed and then performed together at the end of the afternoon. The heat was incredible, but the children had a fantastic time and were a credit to their school. I think my favourite piece was the theme tune to Jurassic Park, full of loud brass playing, drum rolls and cymbal crashes! Well done to all from Miss Sadler.

Mr Worsfold’s last day as Headteacher at Air Balloon Hill Primary School. He is retiring after 25 years.

He sums up his time at Air Balloon:

“I will really miss the staff here and of course I will miss the children hugely too. Working with children and daily contact with them has been by far the best part of my job and having an impact on their welfare and education has been the motivation for me to get out of bed every day and stay here so long. I have been fortunate to work with many, many fabulous children. There are children here whose parents I taught and the longevity of my job here has been a real privilege as it has enabled me to be part of people’s lives, indeed a community’s life. I have never really settled anywhere before, so Air Balloon is a major part of my life. I know I have worked hard and have always put the children at Air Balloon first, so I suffer no guilt in leaving now. I know I have done my best and my bit.”

All the staff and children will miss him as the photos show!




Hall Displays: Topic Based – March 2017


Key Stage 2 Choir Performance

Well done to  the KS2 choir for their performance in the music festival at St Joseph’s in March. The theme was ‘Around the World’ and the children dressed up in costumes from different countries; they looked amazing! They sang a song from South Africa in three parts to the other children, learned new songs and performed a song together at the end of the afternoon. It is always lovely for the children to be able to join with other local schools to perform. Their next outing will be the Bristol Plays Music Summer Concert at the Colston Hall which is always a great show.

Ben Smith Visit

Year 6 children were delighted to meet the runner Ben Smith. Ben gave us an inspirational assembly to show the children that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.
Ben completed an astounding 401 marathons in 401 days last year. The gruelling challenge changed Ben’s life and he is now inspiring others to change theirs. He has raised £305,000 for anti-bullying charities.

Special guest, Evie (Year 4) attended the assembly, as she ran with 6.5 miles with Ben on 18th September 2016; the furthest she has ever run! Ben was throughly impressed by the children’s behaviour, attentiveness and superb questions; as were Mrs Cox, Miss Clark and Mrs Stokes. Ben calculated that the children would have to run around the ball court approximately 209 times to complete a marathon. Who is up for the challenge?

Thank you Ben! For more information, visit


Bristol Schools Christmas Concert

The Key Stage 2 choir took part in the Bristol Schools Christmas Concert at St George’s Concert Hall. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and not least because the children were a joy to work with. They sang with a smile and raised the roof with seasonal song. It must have been one of our earliest Christmas concerts yet, but still everyone rose to the challenge of polishing the music so it was ready to perform…and what a performance!

 St George’s were hugely impressed by the children’s behaviour, professional attitude and, of course their performance. They are a world renowned concert venue and the children should be rightly proud of themselves.


CD Recording Day

We had a whole day of recording, where every child was involved in at least one track of our school CD. The CDs should be arriving next week, just in time for Christmas! Well done everybody.


Hall Displays: Topic Based – November 2016


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