We are encouraging parents and carers to respond to the Bristol City Council’s consultation on proposals to change local services. The proposals include closing both Horfield and Lockleaze libraries and cutting our school crossing patrol on Filton Avenue so we feel it is important that our school community takes this opportunity to express their views.
On Friday 16th June we will be supporting Save the Children Fund’s Den Day.
Our pupils will be joining children from around the UK to unleash their imaginations and transform their classrooms and playgrounds into amazing dens. To raise funds for Den Day, we are asking them to bring in a donation of £1 on the day.
The money they raise will help Save the Children give children around the world a safe place to sleep at night.
This week is Science week, to celebrate STEM week, teachers have planned enquiry based lessons in the afternoon. We look forward to welcoming you to take part in the investigation. On Friday we will be displaying children’s learning from the week, please join us from 2.30pm.
There are many events going on around Bristol – please follow the links below for further information.
Tomorrow is an INSET day so the school is closed for children. We hope you enjoy the half term break and look forward seeing to the children back in school on Monday 20th February at 8.45AM for the start of term 4.
We are holding the both the Orchard Campus and the Lockleaze Road Term 3 Parent Forums tomorrow Wednesday 25th January from 9 am to 10 am.
At Orchard Campus we will be talking about Enquiry Based Learning. Please come along and find out about key areas in school and you are also welcome to put forward any ideas for future meetings. At Lockleaze Road we will be talking about PE and how we support language development in the classroom, which are two agenda items requested at previous meetings.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
You may have heard your child(ren) talking about 30 Days to Make a Change, but if not we’d like to tell you more about it.
Research tells us it takes 30 days for a change in behaviour to become a habit, and six months for a habit to become the automatic way a person does things. So, starting last week, all across the school, we are focusing on ‘good manners’, with all members of staff modelling, highlighting, praising and rewarding good manners. Although manners across the school are largely very good, not everyone displays good manners, all the time; this is what we are aspiring to.
As you know, manners are something used every day to make a good impression on others and to feel good about oneself. No matter where you are – at home, school, work, or with friends – practising good manners is important.
Good manners are more than opening doors and saying please and thank you. While opening doors for others and saying please and thank you is important, true courtesy goes deeper. Being polite and courteous means considering how others are feeling. If you practise good manners, you are showing those around you that you are considerate of their feelings and respectful. You are also setting standards for others’ behaviour and encouraging them to treat you with similar respect.
Every culture and individual may have different rules or feelings about what is polite or is not polite. These rules may differ from person to person or based on situation, but there is one rule of good manners (and life, in general) that is always easy to follow – do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The overarching ambition of the school is to embed our values and we believe that engaging the whole school community in 30 Days to Make a Change will help us do this. Next month we will be focusing on another area of school life and starting up a new 30 Days to Make a Change… more information will follow.
Children that read three times a week were entered into a draw this term. Winners came for hot chocolate and cake with our Assistant Head for English, Karlina Lock, as well as choosing a book to take home. The children were so engrossed in their books that they all started to read them as soon as they had chosen. We will continue celebrating reading in school and at home.