School is now closed for the summer break , although we have our holiday club running from 25th July until 3rd August- please see the link under the ‘parents’ section of the website. School opens again to children on Tuesday, 4th September. We hope you all have a wonderful break and the children come back fully refreshed and ready to learn lots of new and exciting things. Our Facebook pages will try to keep you up to date with things to do around the area and also what is happening at school while you are away!
The new information booklets for September 2018 have now been added to the relevant class pages on the site. They include lots of general information, but also key dates for the whole year. We thought we would publish this early so that you can plan ahead. Hard copies of the booklets will be handed out by your class teachers in September.
We are really pleased to play our part in the Grand Appeal charity, and our sculpture of Feathers Mcgraw is on display at the Mall all summer. We are really proud of our Feathers, titled ‘The Graffitier’, which was designed by our student Filippo. The trail is a fantastic activity for all ages- see below for more information.
Just to clarify- we are having two sports days this year- Tuesday 26th is for Years 1-6 and Wednesday 27th for Early Years. There was some confusion as the dates letter that went out had the Monday by mistake, but all other communication was correct! Sorry about the error.
Many of you will be aware that the regulations around data protection are changing in May 2018. We have a new ‘privacy notice’ which can be found in the Academy Documents section of the website, and over the next couple of weeks will be adding to this a list of third party providers we share your data with (never for marketing purposes), such as the email and text systems or the assessment tracker. It is complex legislation but we will keep you informed at each stage as we update our systems.
We have lots to celebrate at the beginning of Term 5- Mrs. Percival-Haines has had a gorgeous baby boy and we are all delighted for her. We also have a ‘Super Hero’ in our midst as one of our children won that accolade in the Bristol Young Heroes Awards this month. More details are on Facebook, along with lots of photos.
We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for the new term next week. This is just a reminder that we start on Monday 9th April, with the new menu coming into force on week 1. Information on the projects for each class can be found in the booklets we handed out in Term 1, with copies of these available here on the website on the relevant class pages.
We have received the final Ofsted report this week which has been sent to all families via email or by hand to those without a current email address. A copy can also be found on the website in the ‘About’ section. We are pleased we have again been judged a Good school reflecting the quality teaching and resources we provide. There are a number of action points for Governors and school staff which we will of course be addressing over the forthcoming months and will keep you informed about through the regular Newsletters.
You may have heard/ read that a number of schools have received bomb threats. We are NOT one of those affected but have received further information from the Police. Over 400 schools across the country have been sent emails at random with the suggestion of a bomb threat. Our advice is to continue with our usual security measures and vigilance, which we are doing. There is no reason to be alarmed, but of course anyone seeing anything suspicious should always contact the Police directly.
We are open today, with a little disruption as some staff may be late. Please be aware we are keeping the rear gates locked as we won’t have time to grit these routes, however the side gate and both front gates are open. Take great care on your way to us as although the roads are generally clear, the pavements are quite icy as are some side roads. If you are going to be late don’t worry!