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 loothrough 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.
Dates for this Term
19th July - Last day of term
The school will be Closed for INSET on Monday 2nd September.
Term One will start on Tuesday 3rd September for children in years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. Reception class will start on Wednesday 4th September.
The school will also be closed on Friday 25th October and Monday 20th July for INSET.
Two more further INSET dates will follow later in the year.
Goodbye Year Six
This week we say goodbye to the Year Six children and wish them all the very best for the future. They have been a brilliant group of children who have worked really hard, especially this year. We wish them all every success for the future as they move on to Secondary School in September.
Goodbye Mrs Jarrett and Mrs Cox
This week we say a fond farewell to Mrs Jarrett and Mrs Cox who leave us on Friday.
I am sure you will join me in wishing them all the very best for the future.
We will be welcoming Mr Korovalis in September to teach the Y5 class.
Thank you to Mrs Tissier who was elected the new Parent governor and attended her first meeting last week.
We are delighted that Mrs Tissier has volunteered to join this hard working group
With the warm weather approaching, it is important for children to drink plenty of water. We do have fountains in school, however at certain times of the day they can get rather busy. If possible, we would encourage parents to send children to school with a reusable bottle water. Children are not permitted to bring flavoured water, squash or other drinks to school. In order to support with promoting healthy lifestyles, water is the best option and kinder to children's teeth than sugary drinks. Thank you for your support with this.
Eco Team News
We are taking part in an exciting new recycling project.
Eco-bricks use lots of small non-recyclables such as crisp packets, cling film,
cellophane wrappers, bread bags, etc...
All you need is an empty plastic drinks bottle and a long-handled wooden spoon (or stick) to compact the materials.
Go to www.ecobrick.org for further details. They need to be very compacted solid and heavy when they are finished complete with a lid.
When you have finished your eco-brick bring it to school and we can use it to build a project or take it to the Bristol collection point.
Safer Internet Day
Each year we recognise Safer Internet Day as part of our annual safeguarding plan. The theme, nationally, for this year is "Together for a better internet." Children across the school will be taking part in workshops and activities in class and we hope that parents and carers will take part at home too. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019 is a great website which has a range of resources including conversation starters, fun and engaging activities to do with your children to help them think about being safe and positive online, how to create an Internet Safety Plan for your household and various fact sheets.
Mr Barlow recently attended an Online Safety Conference which focused on potential risks from children's online activity, how best to support children with remaining safe online and also the positive aspects that technology can bring. As ever, our main safeguarding message for parents, remains to be the importance of fostering trust and an honest dialogue between family members around the use of technology. The risks to children are greater if they feel unable to talk to trusted adults like parents and teachers about their internet use. We recommend you spending time understanding what Youtube videos your child is watching, ensuring you know what your child may be hearing if they are gaming online and using headsets to communicate. Please remember to discuss any E-Safety concerns with Mr Barlow, our Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Water bottle and healthy snack
We have noticed that some children have been bringing other drinks in to school other than water. As a school, we are committed to healthy eating and helping the children to establish good habits with what they eat and drink. Therefore we kindly ask that children bringing in drinks bottles, either for drinking in class or at lunchtime, have them filled with water. No other drinks are permitted in school. 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.
Mrs Wood's latest book review
The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood
Although Podkin is the son of a chieftain, when we meet him at the beginning of the book he likes nothing more than lazing around and annoying his older sister. But when his home is attacked by the terrifying Gorm he has to leave his home, protect is family and try to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbits have ever encountered.
The description of rabbit life and the environment is really captivating and detailed – you really feel like you are there. If you like rabbits, magic and adventure stories, you will love this book. It is a bit scary so I would recommend it for Year 4 upwards. And there are 2 more books in this Five Realms series to read next!
Tin by Padraig Kenny
Christopher, orphaned in a fire, now works for an engineer who makes mechanical people which become Christopher’s best friends. But one day, after a terrible accident, a secret is revealed which changes his world forever and sets him on an amazing adventure to discover who he really is.
Tin is a science-fiction quest based story where good triumphs over evil. The plot is full of twists and turns and there is loads of action. The characters are brilliant: all the mechanicals have their own personalities and you will fall in love with them.
I would recommend this book to children from Year 4 upwards.
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.
Latest School Events
- Inset Day - School closed23Jul2019