Term 2 News
BOOK FAIR & BOOK AT BEDTIME
The Book Fair is in school this week. Children will have an opportunity to visit during the week and the Book Fair will also be open after school every day this week in the school/dining hall for parents and carers to buy books.
We will also be having our annual Book at Bedtime Evening during the Book Fair week which will be held on Wednesday 15th November. A separate letter was sent out - please click here to view it.
This week is Anti-Bullying Week, where children, schools, parents and carers come together with one aim: to stop bullying for all.
This year the focus is: All Different, All Equal. Mr Barlow led an assembly to introduce Anti-Bullying week and to start the children thinking about what makes us all special and unique. Anti-bullying is something that is always important to us. Our recent Ofsted inspection noted that:
"Pupils have a clear understanding on bullying and say that it does not happen often and that it would be sorted out briskly".
"Pupils say that they feel safe in school. They are clear that they know whom to talk to if they have a worry or concern & that adults will quickly help them".
As you will be aware, the school had an Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 10th October 2017. I am delighted to announce that the school was judged to be 'Good'.
As it was a one day inspection, we received a letter about the outcome. (Schools receive a full report with a two day inspection). If you would like to view the letter it is now available on the Ofsted website: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk
Throughout the year we try to raise as much money as we can for the school through events such as fairs, discos and other fundraising activities. It is now possible for you to help us raise money for the school every time you shop online!
With the www.easyfundraising.org.uk website, once you've registered, participating retailers will donate a percentage to the school. (Retailers include Argos, M&S, Clarks, Amazon, John Lewis, Next).
If you'd like to help us raise money for the school, please register at www.easyfundraising.org.uk.
Please click here to see some our amazing Homelearning Projects.
A big thank you to all the children and families that helped us with raising some additional funds through the PTFA Danceathon at the end of last term. We raised a terrific £796.22.
The class who raised the most money was Year 2 - raising £250! As a special well done and thank you to them, the children in Y2 are invited to come in to school in non-uniform on Friday 3rd November.
Term 1 News
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Reading is an essential skill for life and at Avonmouth Primary School we would like to work in partnership with parents and carers to help children on their exciting journey of learning to read.
We are holding an information session for parents of Reception and year One children on Wednesday 18th October at 9am.
We have Parents Evening in school this week on Wednesday and Thursday. The Parent Forum will also be available in the dining hall and hoping to seek your views and opinions.
Refreshments will be on sale in the Dining hall thanks to the PTFA.
Here are some photos of Homelearning Projects from across the school.
OPEN MORNINGS/AFTERNOONS FOR NEW RECEPTION PARENTS
We have two sessions planned for parents looking for a Reception place for September 2018 on Monday 16th October at 11am and 2pm.
Last week the PTFA held their AGM and we are delighted that Trudi Webb remains as Chair with Kim O'Connor supporting as Vice Chair. We look forward to lots of fundraising activities and events throughout the year.
EYFS SPONSORED OBSTACLE COURSE
On Wednesday 11th October, the children in Nursery and Reception classes will be taking part in a sponsored obstacle course. The sponsored event provides the opportunity for children to enjoy taking part in the fun activity whilst raising some additional funds which will support the purchase of consumable materials for exciting activities in Nursery and Reception classes across the year. The Nursery event starts at 11am and Reception class at 2.30pm. Parents are most welcome to come along and watch.
Thank you to all parents and carers who joined us at St Andrew's Church last Thursday for our Harvest Service. Our new Worship committee led our service and they worked hard under the direction of our Collective Worship Lead Miss Pearman, to think about what Harvest means to them.
Thank you to everyone who kindly donated a harvest gift. These will all go to the NW Bristol Food bank.
Last week each class held their School Council Elections. For further details of our new representatives please click here.
PARENT FORUM MEETING
We will be holding our first Parent Forum meeting of the year next week. To find out more about the Parent Forum please follow this link - Parent's Forum.
Following our elections last week our new House Captains and Vice Captains are: