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Newsletter 2nd October - Issue 5

Dear Parents and Carers

We are proud to say that our...

  • Stars of the week in Dragonfly class are: Alfie and Harry
  • Stars of the week in otter class are: Cordy and Lola
  • Stars of the week in Kingfisher class are: Eleanor and Harley
  • Head teacher’s award/Team point winners are: Alfie C , Sam and Zara

I’d also like to mention that Lola has moved up a group at her swimming club and Anna Uren has attended a swimming gala where many Bristol children took part and has been awarded a host of silver and bronze medals to recognise her achievements. Well done to both girls for showing much motivation and determination to succeed, which is our aspirational focus at the moment.

Lunchtime Clubs

Clubs run by teachers began this week: Reading Club with Mrs Smith on Monday, Construction Club with Miss Park, Challenge Club with me and Recorder Club with Miss Flatley. Year 5/6 children are going to run clubs at lunchtimes too Lego, gymnastics, football and singing; our aim is for all children to attend at least one club a week.

New Resources In School

Sarah Millican and myself met with Andrew Hillman and Janette Stephenson from the Publow, Pensford and the Stantons Trust to discuss two items:

-How a £1000 contribution from them was being used to increase pupils’ knowledge of technology, and how this was then benefiting the community. Pupils regularly use IT as a tool for learning and this will be demonstrated when we use our iPads to record information about people’s experiences of being at the school on our Centenary day on 12th November. On this day we shall also ask members of the community how we could help them improve their IT skills.

-How else the trust could support the pupils at the school. We put forward a proposal and the trust kindly awarded us with £4000 to provide learning opportunities and resources for children. The fund will be spent on new reading books for Year 3 and Year 4, a new stand alone computer for Year 5 and Year 6 and three fun learning days run by specialists to increase children’s knowledge of science, problem solving in maths and coding in IT.

We would all like to thank the Publow, Pensford and the Stantons hugely for supporting the younger community in the area.

A generous £300 contribution from our Parish Council has meant that the children of the school now have a lovely snakes and ladders 100 square in the playground which will be used for play and for teaching maths. We also apportioned some money from our PE grant so that the pupils have a fitness trail to use at lunchtimes and during PE lessons. Both are around the back of the school and were installed by Signet Signs. Please do have a look.

Welcome to Mrs Williams 

We’d like to say welcome Sarah Williams, who started with us on Monday as a teaching assistant in Dragonfly class in the afternoons.

Enjoy the lovely weather planned for the weekend, Lorna McIsaac

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