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Newsletter – 22nd June 2017 – Newsletter 35


We’ve had a great Healthy Schools week, with the children doing sports, cooking and of course the Race for Life today.  Thank you to Mrs Bush and Miss Birch for organising everything. There is still time to sponsor the children for the Race for Life, just go to our Just Giving page – and help us reach our £500 target.

The children have coped really well with the heat this week, but we know that everyone is tired and glad of the slightly cooler temperatures today. I am sure they will be glad that they can rest tomorrow on their extra day off due to the In-Service Day. We are delighted that Mr Browse, our new Headteacher, will be joining us tomorrow. We are looking at the Feedback and Marking policy and collating our end of year data.

Next Week in School


~ Year 5 Taster Day at Hanham Woods Academy

~ School Improvement Officer visiting

~ Governor’s Finance Meeting


~ Star and Sun Class trip to Avon Valley

~ Roadside Safety Course – Mercury Class am, Mars Class pm

~ KS2 Choir rehearsal at the Colston Hall – all day

~ Choir performance at the Colston Hall – 7pm


~ Mercury and Sky Class Assemblies – 9am – Parents invited

~ Roadside Safety Course – Earth Class


~ Hanham Woods Transition Day for Year 6 pupils

~ Moon and Sky Class trips to Avon Valley

~ Titan Class Assembly – 8.55am – Parents invited

~ Roadside Safety Course – Mercury Class am, Mars Class pm

~ Pegasus Class parents invited in for a Book Look – 2.45pm


~ School Fayre – 3.30pm

Sports Days

Reminder that Sports Days take place on 4th and 5th July.  We would love for children to wear the colours of their teams for the Sports Day as they will be competing in Teams rather than classes. They can wear coloured t-shirts or shorts or even coloured sun hats! 

The team colours are:

Banksy –  Red                                 Brunel – Blue

Dixie – Yellow                                 Rowling – Green

Please don’t feel you have to go out and buy coloured t-shirts – be creative!

Sports Day times are:

Tuesday 4th July                        Years 5 and 6  at 10.30am

                                                Years 3 and 4 at 1.15pm

Wednesday 5th July        Years 1 and 2 at 10.30am

                                                Reception at 1.15pm

Parents are of course invited to come and watch the Sports Days – We love to see you there cheering the children on.

Hot Air Balloon Hunt

Thank you to everyone who handed in their completed trail maps from the Hot Air Balloon Hunt.  We had 104 entries and 10 winners.

Congratulations to the following children who have won prizes:

1st Prize – a Chocolate Hamper (donated by Tesco)

Emma-Louise in Capella

5 x 2nd Prizes – A Book Token for the Air Balloon Book Shop

Kaitlyn in Apollo

Jack in Jupiter

Freddie in Sirius

Kayne in Polaris

Yahya in Mars

4 x 3rd Prizes – A chocolate treat

Cicely in Aquila

Silver in Polaris

Jack in Star

Delilah in Titan

Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who got involved in the hunt.

Music News

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 the 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.

Miss Sadler.

Summer Fair

Don’t forget the Summer Fayre next Friday from 3.30pm on the field.

We’ll have a bucket on the gate to collect donations on entry & there will be lots to do.  We’ve got new stalls and activities this year – including Splat-the-Rat, Wheel of Fortune, Crazy Sand, Football Tin-Can-Alley and Badge Making. Plus the usual Bar, BBQ and Cake Stall as well as Halal and Indian food.

We’re also expecting some special surprise guests, so make sure you’re on the field by 4pm to meet them!

Slips are coming home today asking for specific donations of things that we need – please hand in donations to the school office next week.

Raffle Tickets are on sale now – The 1st and 2nd Prizes have been generously sponsored by Top Gas Heating and Plumbing.  If you can take any books of tickets to sell to friends or family, please ask for some at the school office.  Tickets will be on sale every day next week at 3pm in the middle Playground.  £1 each – top prize is £100 cash, 2nd Prize is £50 cash.

Thanks to our other Gold sponsors this year – Keynsham Photo Centre for sponsoring the  BBQ and Bryony Metal Treatments for sponsoring the Bar for the 2nd year running.

Greek Menu Day

Look out for details on page 5 of our special Greek Menu on Thursday 6th July. We’re celebrating our Language of the Term with a tasty menu of traditional Greek food.

Space Cadets Feedback

If you use Breakfast Club, After-School Club or Holiday Club, please take 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire attached and return it to Stacey James – your feedback is really important to her. It will help us to retain the Bristol Standard.

Happy’s Circus – Friday 22nd September

 Circus tickets are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.  Tickets are £28 for 4 people or £8 for individuals. To order, please return the booking form and payment in an envelope marked “CIRCUS” to the school office as soon as possible.  For more details on Happy’s Circus – check out their website –

Advance Notice of SATS Dates for 2018

Year 2 SATs will be held during May 2018, Year 6 SATS will be held during week commencing 14th May 2018 and Year 1 Phonics Screening during week commencing 11th June


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