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Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Tim Browse

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A paper copy can be collected from the school.

Newsletter – Newsletter 26 – 2018-2019

 

Hello,

It’s been a busy week with all of our Easter celebrations. We’ve seen some fantastic bonnets and Easter creations as well as enjoying a special Easter assembly from St Aidans church. It’s been a lovely way to end an extremely busy term.

Before I wish you all a happy holiday, I would just like to update you on our middle playground development. As you may remember, we discussed with the children some ideas for new markings on the playground to make playtimes more interesting and enjoyable. It had been the plan to carry out these markings over the Easter holiday.

However, I recently received the approval (from the local authority) to remove the ‘not actually a climbing frame’ art sculpture thing from the playground. This sculpture was erected in the playground, after the school had expanded in 2013, and has proved to be slightly controversial as it takes up space, cannot be played on and has caused significant injury to pupils. I therefore think that removing it and thus providing more space for the children to play in is the right decision.

Anyway, enjoy your holiday and see you in the summer term.

Thanks,

Tim Browse

 

Year 6 Hoodies

 Reminder that Year 6 hoodies need to be ordered by Friday 26th April via ParentMail, along with a £7.00 deposit payable at the  school office. Thank you.

 

First Week of Term 5

Monday

Easter Monday

Tuesday

Start of Term 5

~ Reception Parents’ Evening.

Wednesday

~ Venus Class Assembly – 8:55am – Parents Invited.

~ Whole School Parents’ Evening.

Thursday

~ Jupiter Class Assembly – 8:55am – Parents Invited.

~ Whole School Parents’ Evening.

Date for your Diary – Wednesday 1st May – May Day Celebration’s in the afternoon. More details to follow after the holiday.

 

Spelling Bee

 Congratulations to all of the children who took part in the Spelling Bees this term – whether that was in the class heats or the finals.  The children have done amazingly well with their spellings and were really excited in the finals.  The progress the children have made with their spelling knowledge is phenomenal and teachers are really noticing the impact of their hard work.  We have seen great comradery between finalists with all of the children watching, cheering them on.

Our winners this term are: 

Year 1 – Redley – Venus

Year 2 – Frankie – Endeavour

Year 3 – Yusra – Titan

Year 4 – Billy – Aquila

Year 5 – Lily-Anne – Sirius

Year 6 – Hollie – Comet

 

Team Points

 1st –   Rowling   (70)   2nd –   Dixie     (44)  

3rd –   Brunel    (41)    4th –  Banksy (40)

Term 4 results are:

1st – Dixie      (407)   2nd –  Rowling  (400)  

3rd –  Brunel  (287)   4th –  Banksy  (276)

 

Best Class Attendance of the week

This weeks winners are:

Dining Hall: Aquila 99.21%

Year 2/3 Hall: Discovery 98.88%

PE Hall:  Jupiter 97.64%

Attendance for the week = 94.36% that’s 2.6% below our target of 97%

 

BBA New Starter Packs

Reminder that if your child is going to BBA in September and you have received a new starter pack, you can still hand the completed forms in at the school office and we will get them delivered to BBA.

 

Lost Property

Milo in Mars Class has lost his book bag, if found please return to the class. Thank you.

Denim jacket left at the disco on Tuesday, but another denim jacket missing.  Please check you have taken the correct one home, thank you.

 

Calmer Llama Trail

Are you looking for something fun to do for free over the holidays? If so, head into Broadmead to hunt for Llamas.  Once again, The Ark have coordinated a fun hunt to keep you all occupied over the holidays. This is the 8th year of the trail. There are 52 Calmer Llamas hiding in the shops in Broadmead, the Galleries and Cabot Circus including our very own pink rocking Llama!

Maps can be collected from The New Room (opposite Primark) or downloaded from www.bristolshoppingquarter.co.uk/Easter.  A few maps have gone to classes.

The hunt runs from Saturday 6th April to Monday 22nd April. If you take any photos of your child with our Llama, please email them to sharon.stone@abhps.com and we will do our best to include them in the Newsletter.

 

FAB News

Thank you to everyone who supported our Mother’s Day gift buying.  We hope you were all happy with your gifts and you all had a lovely Mother’s Day.  Below are a few pictures of a very busy FAB team preparing all the gifts.

Thank you to all the children who came to the discos this week.  We saw some amazing dancing – Air Balloon certainly have some groovy moves!! We hope all the children enjoyed themselves.

BINGO NIGHT IS BACK    …… 17 May, 7.30pm – Please sign up for your tickets on ParentMail.  Once you have completed the form online, please put your money in an envelope marked “Bingo” with your child’s name and class on the front.  We would really appreciate it if you posted your money in the postbox in the foyer, as Reception is always very busy during drop off and pick up times.

Summer fayre – 28 June we are now taking bookings for the summer fayre.  If you would like to have your own stall, please leave your contact details in the office, and we will be in touch. 

We are also looking for entertainers to perform in our arena.  If your child attends a club after school eg gymnastics, football, judo etc and you think there may be a possibility they could perform, please let the office know.

We hope you all have a great Easter and we will be back with our Ice-Cream Fridays on 26 April.

 

Baby News

 We are excited to announce that Miss Jackson and Mr Barker are expecting their first baby. Miss Jackson will be leaving at the end of Term 6.

 

Local Heroes

 Our Reception team are looking for ‘Local Heroes’ to come and talk to our reception children. We are looking for Doctors, Nurses, Fireman, Paramedics, Police, Army, or any other heroic jobs.

If you are free week commencing 20th May and available to come in for a morning or afternoon for an hour or two please leave your name at the school office or see Miss Preston in Sun Class. Thank you.

 

After School Clubs 

No clubs running first week of Term 5 except for:

~ Tuesday-Stages Years 5 & 6.

~ Due to Parents’ Evening, Stages Years 2 & 3 will be   on Tuesday 23rd April instead of Thursday 25th April.

Bookings are now available for Reception & KS1 Gymnastics for Term 5 and 6. If you would like to sign up you can do so by visiting www.futurestarscoaching.co.uk/book-now

 

Library News

A huge thank you to all the children who participated in the Reading Challenge. We finished in the Top 100 though I am awaiting for confirmation on our final placing. We did however read as a whole school over 567,645minutes. I have pulled a name out of a hat and the winner of the book prize is Verity from Capella class, congratulations Verity and a big thank you to all the readers who took part and enjoyed reading for pleasure!

Book of the week:

Bramble And The Easter Egg by Author: Georgie Adams  Meet the Railway Rabbits! Join this irrepressible rabbit family as they get in and out of scrapes, meet new friends, perform daring rescues, and explore the ancient castle on the hill… but watch out for the wily buzzard, always on the lookout for naughty rabbits who stray too far from home. Boisterous bramble is fed up – he never gets to do anything exciting. Then he hears a story about golden eggs and sets off to find one for himself. A heart-warming, hilarious, and charmingly illustrated animal adventure series from a best selling children’s author.

 

Easter Competitions

 Well done to everyone who has taken part in the Easter Bonnet and Spring Competitions this week.  We saw some amazing bonnets on Monday from Reception and KS1 and some very inventive hard-boiled eggs, cards, gardens and flower arrangements from KS2 on Thursday.

The winners are:

Sky     – Oliver                       

Star    – Ava                 

Moon   – Laurie                       

Sun      – Leon                

Earth – Arianna

Venus – Amara

Mercury – Lottie

Mars – Jeanie

Apollo – Logan

Discovery – Theo

Endeavour – Amelie

Voyager – Lewis

 

Year 3

Egg – Sidney – Jupiter

Card – Eliza – Neptune

Flower Arrangement – No entries

Easter Garden – Bella – Titan

 

Year 4

Egg – Jay – Phoenix

Card – Salman – Phoenix

Flower Arrangement – Bailey & Isla – Pegasus

Easter Garden – Rosie – Phoenix

 

Year 5

Egg – Lucas – Vega

Card – Georgia – Vega

Flower Arrangement – Ivanka, Katie & Breneka – Sirius

Easter Garden – William – Vega

 

Year 6

Egg – JJ & Jacob – Asteroid

Card – Shila-D – Comet

Flower Arrangement – Hannah, Grace & Mohaned – Comet

Easter Garden – Amy – Comet

 

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