A very warm welcome to Avonmouth C.E. Primary School.
Avonmouth Church of England Primary school is situated in Avonmouth village and welcomes children from nursery through to year six. Please take a look through the information on the website. We are extremely proud of our school and are delighted to celebrate the successes and achievements of all members of our school community.
We have high expectations for all the children in our school, both academically and behaviourally, and strive to meet the needs of every child.
Children in Need
This Friday (16th Nov) we will be raising money for Children in need and invite everyone to come to school in non-uniform (or something spotty) for a donation of £1. I hope you will join us in supporting this charity.
Green Week - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We had a fantastic week last week focusing on our environment. Children across the school were involved in a range of activities to learn more about how to reduce waste, reuse items and recycle as much as possible. This included:
- looking at the food and packaging waste at lunchtime
- thinking about landfills and what could be recycled instead
- the introduction of the new clothes bank on the playground
- thinking about how waste can impact other creatures on our planet
It is fantastic to hear and see children across the school taking such an interest and trying to do their bit to help.
New Reception Class Admissions - Sept 2019
Do you have a child who is due to start school in September 2019? A reminder that deadlines for applications is 15th January 2019. Further information can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/schooladmissions
We are hoping to put together a number of Christmas shoeboxes to send to children overseas who may not otherwise receive a Christmas present. This is a worthy cause and one which will help us to improve our own children's understanding of the spirit of Christmas.
We would like you to consider donating one small present to fit into one of our Christmas boxes which we will put together in school. Each class will be collecting to fill a box for a girl and a boy of their own age. To help you a sign-up sheet will be located outside each class and will be available on parent's evening.
We need to send a small cash donation with each box, so each list will include the option to donate cash.
Donations need to be received in school by 7th November.
Mrs Wood's latest book review
The Snow Cat by Holly Webb
If you like snow, cats and happy endings, you will love this book! Bel is spending Christmas with her gran in a beautiful but eerie old house, which has been converted into flats for the elderly. One snowy night, she befriends a white cat and is transported back in time where she meets Charlotte and her poorly sister, Sara. This book has it all – adventure, excitement and a feel-good factor! It is also beautifully illustrated. This would make a lovely Christmas present for children around age 5 to 7.
New House Names
It was time this year, for the children across the school, to choose new names for our houses. All classes had the opportunity to suggest potential names and then to vote for their favourite. The winning names for our School Houses are:
RED - Ruby House
GREEN - Emerald House
YELLOW - Amber House
BLUE - Sapphire House
All children are in a house and have the opportunity of earning house points every day and also at regular special house events. Staff are also in houses with the exception of Mr Barlow (who runs the special house events) and Mrs McMahon as they need to remain impartial!
To help celebrate the launch of the new house names we are introducing the opportunity for children to wear a t-shirt in their house colours for PE lessons. This is optional, and if you have invested in white t-shirts for PE, children can continue to wear these.
Do you, or a family member, have some spare time during the school day? We are looking for some more volunteers to come in and hear children read throughout the school. Reading is such an important skill and providing the chance to read to someone else is great for the children and can help to develop their reading abilities. If you are able to help, please let your class teacher know. Mrs McAndrew, our Reading Lead, will be running sessions for all volunteers over the next couple of weeks. All help is greatly appreciated by the children and staff. In line with our Safeguarding policy, all regular volunteers will be subject to a DBS check.
Water bottle and healthy snacks
Children are encouraged to bring in a small bottle of drinking water. Bottles should be named and taken home each day. Children in Nursery, Reception and Key Stage One receive a daily piece of fruit as part of the government scheme. Children in Key Stage Two are welcome to bring in a healthy snack to eat at playtime. This should be a healthy snack - preferably fruit. Thank you for your support.
Latest School Events
- Anti-bullying week12Nov2018
- Y4 Swimming15Nov2018
- Y5 Bikeability15Nov2018
- Y1 Class Worship21Nov2018
9:00 am - 9:30 am
- Y4 Swimming22Nov2018