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.
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.
On Wednesday, children in Reception to Year 6 had an exciting introduction to tag ruby with Mark Tyrerell from Crusader Rugby. They all played rugby games linked to building resilience when things aren't going their way. This could have been really tricky but all of the staff in the sessions saw a lot of smilig faces as the children played the games. What a lot of fun we had!. I wonder if there are any budding international rugby players in our school.
If you received a flyer from Crusader Rugby and are interested in an after school club, watch this space, we will be in touch.
Staff and pupils had a wonderful day dressing up for World Book Day, Here are a few photos.
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 Truth Pixie by Matt Haig
This story is both hilarious and heartwarming. The book is great to read aloud as it is written in rhyme. The Truth Pixie cannot lie and can only says things that are true, this causes her a lot of problems and she loses lots of friends. The tale is about how one special pixie learned to love herself, the main themes are about being different and the power of friendship. As well as being a great story, the book is also illustrated by the brilliant Chris Mold. I would say this would appeal to children from Reception all the way up to Year 4.
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
- Start of Term 523Apr2019
- Inset Day - School closed24May2019