Well we made it through January- what a long month! We are obviously back up and running after the snow on Friday, however the Feb Newsletter may be delayed by a day and come out tomorrow rather than today. We will email it as soon as we can. The weather is forecast to be rather wet this week rather than cold, so please make sure the children have a suitable waterproof coat.
Friday- school is CLOSED today due to site safety and shortages of staff.
Thursday- All things being well, we will have a lovely (small) amount of snow this evening so that things look beautiful in the morning, but not enough to impact on the roads or pavements too much. Our website and Facebook pages will keep you updated if things are more severe so please keep an eye out, along with the text message system (this usually works really well, however sometimes when lots of schools are using the system the texts can take a while to be sent, hence the social media will be more accurate).
We loved having Image Musical Theatre in school again this week to perform The Selfish Giant to the children. We really embrace a broad curriculum at school, with theatre being really important to us hence providing this for free for all children in the main body of the school (Reception-Y6) as well as London theatre visits in KS2. The children absolutely loved The Selfish Giant, and we would encourage you to talk about this at home, trying to get the children to use a wide range of vocabulary to describe it if possible! This has also linked with our assembly theme for the week of ‘being selfish’.
A reminder that the deadline for applying for school places from this September is looming and closes on January 15th. It is important that you complete your application online using the Bristol City Council admissions process, as any application after this date will be ‘bumped’ until they have completed their first round of offers. If you do not have internet access please see the school office for assistance. Applications for the nursery in school will continue to be open, with those applications coming directly to the school office using our own form (found on the website on the Nursery page).
The new term begins on Monday 7th January, with every class beginning new projects. All the information about the projects can be found in the Information Booklets on the relevant yeargroup pages. This month we are also very excited to have a theatre production of The Selfish Giant coming to school for the children to enjoy (for free!). We want to provide the children with a wide range of experiences and start 2019 with adventure!
This is a really wonderful time of year in school with so many exciting things going on for the children. Hopefully you have all read the newsletters and are keeping up with us on the closed Facebook page! A few reminders- school closes on Friday 21st December (no it isn’t an INSET day!) and we return on Monday 7th January. There are a number of events planned for January and so keep an eye out for trip letters which will be coming out this week for Years 5 and 6.
You should have all received the separate flyer with the various Christmas events listed, along with a booking slip for the KS1 and EYFS plays. The tickets are limited to two per family initially in order to let everyone have a chance of seeing the different plays, however we often have more available and so once the date of the play gets nearer please ask the office if they have spare places. The tickets are numbered, as are the seats, to ensure we stay within our permitted numbers.
Please can you check we have your current contact details. We have had a couple of occasions recently when all of the contacts for a child are no longer in use (even all three contacts!) which can leave children vulnerable. Caremonkey should always be up to date and is easy for you to edit, and also a small note to your teacher or the office with the updated details would be helpful. This is important as when we do need to get in touch it can be urgent. Thank you.
You will have seen from the Newsletter this month that we are looking for providers for additional clubs at school (preferably not sport and aimed at younger age groups). We have already had a couple of parents suggest two companies, but if you know of others please let the office know and we will get in touch with them. Although our range of clubs is good, we know that there is always an appetite for more!