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Term 6 News

SPORTS DAY

We had a wonderful day at Sports Day last Thursday. In the morning it was the turn of the KS1 children and Reception class whilst KS2 enjoyed an afternoon of sport including the long distance running which kept us all enthralled as we watched to see who would come first!

Well done to all the children taking part and thanks to all the parents and carers who came along to support the children at the event.

 

SUMMER FAIR

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Summer Fair last Thursday after school. We raised £500 which the PTFA plan to put towards a new sound system for the school.

RE ENRICHMENT WEEK

During term 6 of 2017 the whole school was involved in activities to enrich our RE curriculum and explore some of what it means to be part of a church school.

All of our children accessed art, design, literacy and RE activities led by teachers and created some thoughtful artwork to enrich our environment.

Children were guided in periods of thought and reflection when we had the opportunity to explore our knowledge and understanding of The Trinity. We also spent some time reflecting on our Christian values.

We were pleased to be able to welcome visiting speakers to our assemblies in which we learnt about prayer and worship.

The nursery backroom was completely transformed into a beautiful prayerspace. We all used different prompts and stimuli to think about, and pray for ourselves, others, home and abroad.

We all joined in song for ‘the big sing’, a joyful and arousing demonstration of our children at their best.

The week was not just for children. On Wednesday teachers met with Katy Staples from the Diocese. The subject was ‘Exploring Spirituality’. The session was informative and empowering.

As a school we look forward, we are excited about the spiritual journey that we are on and how we will continue to enrich the experiences of our children in this area.

YEAR 5 MOJO TRIP

Year 5 had an action packed morning at Mojo Active last week. The children were split into teams and had to work together to complete challenges and solve problems. The 'Low Rope' challenges involved climbing, rope swinging and using problem solving and leadership skills. We ended the morning by racing around a military style assault course - not for the feint hearted!

SCHOOL PACKED LUNCH

This week we will be offering school packed lunches as an alternative to the hot meals, salad bar or jacket potato options. The packed lunch menu will be priced at £2.05 and will be available for the next 3 weeks starting on Monday - Thursday. Please click here for a menu and more information.

SPORTS DAYS

Next week, weather permitting, we will be holding Sports Days. These have been arranged as follows:

-Thursday 29th June  - Key Stage One - 9.15 - 10.15am

                                   - Key Stage Two - 13.30 - 15.15pm

 

BRISTOL ZOO DINO VISIT

Bristol Zoo's Dinosaur Rangers brought a very special visitor to our school last week. 'Denzel' the dinosaur made a temporary home in our conservation area and was on the hunt to recruit Dinosaur Rangers to help them find an escaped baby dinosaur at the zoo. 

YEAR 6 VISIT TO LIFE SKILLS CENTRE

Year 6 enjoyed a fascinating afternoon at the Life Skills Centre in Hotwells last week. The Life Skills Centre is a purpose built resource centre that teaches Year 6 children from across the city about safety issues through role play.

YEAR SIX CAMP

The Year 6 children returned from camp on Friday having enjoyed a week full of exciting activities including: kayaking, archery, bushcraft and tobogganing. The children will be writing recounts about their week - please keep an eye on the Year 6 class page.

YEAR SIX CAMP

The Year 6 children returned from camp on Friday having enjoyed a week full of exciting activities including: kayaking, archery, bushcraft and tobogganing. The children will be writing recounts about their week - please keep an eye on the Year 6 class page.

Term 5 News

YEAR 6 SAT'S WEEK

We were extremely proud of all the children in Year Six last week. They have worked hard throughout their time at Avonmouth CE Primary School and incredibly hard this year demonstrating a willingness to do well and perseverance.

PTFA SPRING DISCOS

We held the PTFA Spring discos last Thursday evening. The children had a brilliant time and we raised a fantastic amount of £187!

Term 4 News

EASTER COMPETITION

The children made some fantastic Easter decorations for our Easter competition.

The winners of the competition were...

RUGBY

On Thursday afternoon 12 children from Years 5 & 6 took part in an inter-schools rugby tournament held at Avonmouth Rugby Club. There were twelve schools represented in two pools and we had a promising start with a win in our first game. The children played very well with some amazing running rugby and fantastic support play. 

RED NOSE DAY

Thank you to everyone who helped us with fundraising for Comic Relief on Friday. Children across the school enjoyed coming to school wearing red and we raised £147.49 for Comic Relief.

Year 3 & 4 trip to the Cathedral & Bristol Museum

The children and staff in Years 3 & 4 visited the Cathedral and Bristol Museum for a day focusing on their topic this term of the Anglo Saxons. They enjoyed visiting and exploring the Cathedral and the Saxon Gold Hoard Exhibition at Bristol Museum.

NSPCC NON UNIFORM DAY

Thank you to everyone who helped us with supporting the NSPCC on Friday and raising funds with a non-uniform day. We raised a fantastic £188.

KS2 HOCKEY MATCH

Last Thursday, the children in Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to take part in a competitive hockey match against the children at Nova school. We are really pleased that the children played so well, enjoyed the afternoon and had this great opportunity.

WORLD BOOK DAY

We had an amazing day on Thursday celebrating World Book Day! There was a fantastic response from the children and parents with children coming to school dressed as their favourite book characters. At Avonmouth CE Primary we put great value on the importance of Reading and are keen to celebrate events such as World Book Day as they help to raise the profile of Reading and also provide lots of fun!

NSPCC NON UNIFORM DAY

On Friday 10th March we will be holding a non-uniform day with proceeds going to the NSPCC. Children will be invited to come to school in non-uniform with a suggested donation of £1 for the NSPCC.

OPEN AFTERNOON

We will be holding an Open Afternoon on Thursday 30th March when we would like to invite parents in to school. There will be a range of activities for parents and children to join in with and we hope you can join us from 2pm.

YEAR 5 & 6 CAKE SALE

Thank you to everyone who sent in donations and for your support in buying cakes. We raised £60 which the Y5 & 6 classes intend to put towards having an exciting science event later in term.

WORLD BOOK DAY

On Thursday 2nd March is is World Book Day. We are inviting the children to dress up as a book character for the day. We will also be holding two book events on the day:

  • Book Swap - if children have a book in good condition at home which they no longer want, they can bring it to school to swap with another child. Children will be issued with a token when bringing a book to swap which they can use to get a different book at lunchtime. Please can parents ensure that children bring the completed permission slip before Thursday to avoid any confusion.
  • Book Stall - we will be holding a book stall after school selling second hand children's books for amazing prices. If you'd like to donate books please give them to your child's class teacher. Money raised will be used to buy new books.

NSPCC ASSEMBLIES

An education officer from the NSPCC led two assemblies for the children in Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2. The assemblies, entitled 'Speak Out, Stay Safe', aim to provide children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. They are designed to help teach children about keeping themselves safe and provide an opportunity to talk with the children about any concerns or worries that may have and to recognise trusted adults that they can speak with. Children in Years 5 & 6 will be having a workshop next week to follow up.

In order to raise funds for the NSPCC children will be invited to come to school on Friday 10th March in non-uniform with a suggested donation of £1 for the NSPCC.

Term Three News

HOME LEARNING PROJECTS

We were delighted at the end of term to be able to share all the children's amazing Home Learning Projects. Children from across the school brought in an array of different projects ranging from shelter, to head dresses, bird feeders to rocky road!

Y3 AND Y4 EUROPEAN DAY

As part of their enquiry about Europe, the children in Years 3 & 4 enjoyed an afternoon finding out about different foods. What better way to find out about it than to sample some of the food!

SAFER INTERNET WEEK

Throughout the week there were various activities including assemblies and workshops for the children focusing on teaching children how to stay safe online and to use the internet safely.  Mr Barlow also led information sessions for parents and carers about how to keep your child safe online.  Thank you to the parents who attended these sessions.

It is essential that children are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be able to keep themselves safe online and that parents are aware of what children are doing and seeing on the internet and which sites children are visiting.  There are a number of ways that parents can help children with this.  For further information please see the Internet Safety Leaflet which can be found on our School website.  You may also find the following websites useful:

LIVING STREETS WALK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE

This term, children across the school have been taking part in a new initiative which is designed to encourage children to be more active on their journey to school. This encourages a healthier lifestyle and also reduces traffic pollution. Last week, the first badges were awarded for children who have chosen to walk, scoot, park and stride or cycle to school at least once a week in January. Congratulations to all the children who have received a badge so far.

KEY STAGE ONE & RECEPTION CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT

Last week the children in Years One, Two & Reception celebrated the Chinese New Year by taking part in a range of activities across the three classes. Further details can you found on the class pages.

DONATION

We were delighted last week to receive a donation of £250.00 from St. Nicholas with St. Leonard Charity. We will be using the money to purchase a new altar cloth.

HOUSE AWARD

Across terms 1 and 2 children were awarded with House points for a variety of reasons including; positive behaviour, achievements in their work, manners and politeness, attitude towards school and their learning. Dragon House won the most cups and was therefore the autumn term winner!

READING AWARDS

Well done to Reception class who achieved the most leaves on our Reading Tree and won a £25 book voucher to spend on books for their classroom.

Term Two News

EYFS TRIP TO ASHTON COURT

Reception and Nursery enjoyed a magical trip to Ashton Court Mansion last week where they were lucky enough to feed Santa's reindeer. We were told that if we shouted loud enough on our walk down to the field, Santa and all his reindeer would come...

WHOLE SCHOOL TRIP TO THE PANTOMIME

Last week we took the children in Years 1 to 6 to see the Pantomime Cinderella. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and we were delighted at how well behaved the children were as they provided great examples of the fantastic behaviour we have in Avonmouth Primary School.

CHRISTMAS FAIR

We had a wonderful evening at our annual Christmas Fair last week. Huge thanks to our PTFA for all their hard work and commitment in helping us raise additional funds for the school. The Fair raised approximately £1250 which is a fantastic amount! Thank you to everyone for their support and donations.

CHRISTMAS TRAIL

Last week some of the children in Key Stage Two were invited to visit St Andrew's Church for the Christmas Trail. This is a fantastic opportunity where the Christmas story is brought to life.

CHRISTMAS FAIR

The Christmas Fair is on Wednesday 7th December at 3.30-5pm in the school hall. Thank you in advance for your kind donations. All children who have brought donations in for the Christmas Fair will be able to wear non uniform on Friday. In addition, we have two raffles running this year. The usual raffle which takes place on the night and a separate raffle. Tickets for the additional raffle went home with children last week. We hope that you will help us with raising funds for the school by purchasing raffle tickets which are £1 each.

BOOK FAIR & BOOK AT BEDTIME

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our Book at Bedtime event last week. The Book Fair raised around £400 thanks to all the books that you purchased which we will use to purchase new books for the class libraries.

CHILDREN IN NEED

Thank you to everyone for helping to raise funds for Children in Need last week. We raised a fantastic £509. We hope that the children enjoyed all the activities that were planned for them to take part in during the week to help us raise the money.

BOOK FAIR & BOOK AT BEDTIME

Our annual Book at Bedtime Evening will be held during book fair week on Wednesday 23rd November. Children are invited to come back to school at 5.30pm to share some books in their classes whilst parents have the opportunity to browse the book fair in the hall.

ANTI BULLYING WEEK

We were very fortunate to have Unique Voice join us in school. They led two assemblies for Key Stage One & Reception and one for Key Stage Two. They also held a workshop where they explored different aspects of bullying through a drama based workshop.

DIWALI

On Tuesday, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in an exciting Diwali carousel day. They found out lots of information about Diwali and took part in creative and interesting activities. These activities included designing their own Rangoli patterns, making the elephant God - Ganesha and drawing their own Mehndi designs.

PHONICS OVERVIEW

We would like to invite all parents of Early Years and Key Stage One children to an information event that will give you an overview of phonics on Wednesday 9th November at 9-9.30am and 2.45-3.15pm in the school hall.

We will:

  • show you how phonics is taught from nursery to year 2 and how you can support your child with this
  • give you an overview of reading and how it is taught in school
  • discuss assessment at all levels and particularly the Phonics Screening Check in Year One
  • be available to answer any questions you may have in supporting your child to learn to read

SUPER SCIENCE GIVEAWAY

We have signed up to be part of the Bristol Post Super Science £10k giveaway! This is a prize draw with a £10,000 prize which will be won by one school at random. To be eligible to take part in the prize draw we need to collect the competition tokens. It would be fantastic if any parents or carers who have the Bristol Post are able to collect any competition tokens for the Science competition and bring them in to school. The tokens can be collected from Friday 4th November to Tuesday 6th December.

 

FOOD FOR HARVEST - A Big Thank You!

We have been sent a letter from the Bristol NW Food Bank to say a huge thank you for the generous donations everyone made to their Harvest appeal. The total amount of food donated was 78.30kgs! Our biggest ever donation!

Term One News

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 CAKE SALE

Thanks to the PTFA who helped run our Year 1 & Year 2 cake sale last week. We raised just over £100! This will be used for our school trip to Bristol Aquarium after half term. Thank you to everyone who brought in cakes to sell.

FOOD FOR HARVEST

Our Harvest Service in school took place on Thursday 20th October. We have decided to donate our harvest gifts to the NW Bristol Food Bank again this year. Thank you for sending your child in to school with a donation on the morning of the harvest, we will ensure that all donations are passed on.

CBEEBIES RHYME ROCKET LIVE SHOW

Children from Reception through to Year 3 enjoyed a rhyme focused performance from the CBeebies Rhyme Rocket Show.

MINI DISCO

The Early Years Classes took part in a sponsored 'Mini Disco' on Friday. The children danced to music for 20 minutes watched by parents and grandparents. We hope to raise money to support activities in the Foundation Stage such as playdough, cooking and investigation activities.

Please ensure that sponsor money is returned by the end of this week.

PLAYBUS

On the morning of Friday 21st October, the Bristol Playbus will be visiting school to work with Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes. They will be promoting their '20MPH campaign' and raising awareness of the speed limits across our city and the importance of staying safe on the roads.

FOOD FOR HARVEST

Our Harvest Service in school will be taking place on Thursday 20th October. We have decided to donate our harvest gifts to the NW Bristol Food Bank again this year. If you are able to send your child in to school with a donation on the morning of the harvest, we will ensure that all donations are passed on.

HOUSE CAPTAINS & VICE CAPTAINS

Our new house names have been announced. The winning theme was Mythical Creatures. The new house names and colours are:

Phoenix             Griffin

Unicorn              Dragon 

All the children and each staff member have been allocated to one of the houses. Following a vote, House Captains and Vice-Captains have been announced as follows:

                                  Captain             Vice Captain

       Griffin                 Oliver                 Madaline

Unicorns             Alfie                   Mollie

Dragons              Finley                Lyndsey

Phoenix              Ben                    Nicole

This week, the house cup was awarded to Phoenix - well done to them.

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

On Friday 23rd September our school supporting the Jeans for Genes fundraising day. Across the school, children came to school wearing their jeans and brought along a donation. We raised £137.05. Thank you for helping us to support this charity.

ROALD DAHL DAY

We celebrated 10 years since the birth of Roald Dahl with a special assembly, lots of exciting activities and a competition. Thank you to everyone who took part. We raised £44.50.

DONATIONS

We were delighted at the end of last term, to receive a very kind donation from Bristol Port Company. Representatives from Bristol Port visited our school and decided they would like to help us with raising funds to improve our EYFS outdoor environment. They subsequently donated the fantastic amount of £4000!

This term, we have received a donation of £1795 from Nisbetts. Nisbetts previously donated the funds to help us build our wonderful wooden gazebo on the field and we are delighted to receive a further donation.

Our sincere thanks go to both Bristol Port and Nisbetts for their very kind donations which will help us with continuing to improve the EYFS environment.

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