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Headteacher: Tim Browse



The end of Term 1 has arrived! I think I speak for everyone in school when I say that I am very much looking forward to a week’s rest after a very busy and challenging few weeks.

Overall, I am really proud of how Air Balloon has returned since the summer. There have been many changes and many new routines for us all to get our head around. Some of these have brought their own frustrations but I hope everyone feels that the school have always tried to respond appropriately even when we haven’t been able to completely satisfy everyone’s wishes. 

Despite the COVID challenges, it has been great to be back at school. Seeing the children work and play really makes you appreciate how worthwhile our efforts to get everyone back safely have been. The children have all worked so hard and they too play their part in keeping our school safe.

All the children have been working on their special Air Balloon projects. These are in the very final stages of completion. I cannot wait to share them with you via the videos that the year groups have made. These projects celebrate the very best of Air Balloon and the children have all worked really hard on them. Everyone should feel very proud of what has been achieved in Term 1.

So, enjoy the half term and stay safe so that we can welcome everyone back in Term 2.

Thank you,

Tim Browse


School Photographs

The deadline for ordering photographs to be eligible for free delivery to school is today.  Orders received after today will incur a £4.00 postage and packing fee and will be sent to your home address.



A reminder that from Term 2 onwards we will be expecting all children to come to school wearing school uniform. We relaxed our policy for Term 1 in light of COVID but after half term, please make sure your child/ren are coming to school in school uniform with the correct PE kit on their PE days. If anyone is finding it difficult to purchase a uniform, please do contact the school as we may be able to help.


Kingswood Foodbank

In light of what is currently in the news, Kingswood Foodbank would like to remind you that they are not prepared to see people go hungry because of financial difficulties. Whist they prefer clients to be referred to them by an agency, for the first trip they can accept people without a voucher. They will then direct you to an agency who can issue you with vouchers for further visits. If you need support or a voucher after half term, please see Mrs Hennys, our Family Support Worker. If you are struggling to buy food you can visit them on Mondays between 10:00 and 12:45 or Fridays between 13:30 and 15:30. They stress that this service is for people who cannot afford to buy food and not for people who are isolating and cannot go out.


Library News

It has been a great term and I have really enjoyed delivering the book reservations to the children. Hopefully everyone has got a book of their choice ready to enjoy during half term.

Remember, the links to our Online Library are on the school YouTube channel and on the Library page of the school website.

Books of the week:

Monster Slayer by Brian Patten, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

‘Sweet human meat’s the best to eat,/And human bones the best to grind’

The monster Grendel has awoken and the townspeople are terrified. Even the King has abandoned his Great Hall. Hero after hero comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only Beowulf has a chance!

The Gravedigger (Creepers) by Edgar J. Hyde

When the Price family move to a house in a graveyard, are they scared of ghost and ghouls and things that go bump in the night? Absolutely not! That’s why they moved there!

Exciting news for half term – Bristol’s Storytale Festival is holding its second ever Storytale Festival

Our own Patron of Reading Anna Hoghton will be attending – Creating Magical Story Settings + Competition

October 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:20 pm GMT

It is also competition time this half term as Storytale is enabling children and teens to have fun writing, drawing and letting their imaginations run wild! With three fabulous creative writing competitions running throughout the festival.


Year 7 Applications

The application window is open and all applications must be received by 31st October 2020.

We will update the Year 6 page on the school website with details of secondary school open days as and when we receive them.

If you have any questions or need help completing your application, please do not hesitate in contacting Sally King in the school office.

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