Consultation on Changes to Local Services

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.

Follow this link to read the proposal

Follow this link to complete the survey

The survey is open now for 12 weeks, closing on Tuesday 5 September 2017. Please respond now to make sure that your opinions are heard.

 

This Friday is Den Day!

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.

 

Orchard Campus wins £5000 Grant

We are delighted that Orchard Campus has been chosen to receive a £5000 grant from *Tesco ‘Bags of Help’. We will be spending the grant on play equipment for the playground. Many thanks to all our families and friends who supported us by collecting tokens.

*Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Customers get to vote for their favourite project every time that shop to determine the grant size each community project receives. www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

 

Term 4 Parent Forum Dates

This term the parent forums are being held at:

Lockleaze Road on Monday 27th March from 2pm -3pm.

Orchard Campus on Wednesday 29th March from 9am – 10am

We look forward to welcoming as many parents and carers as possible.

 

Science week

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.

Bristol Science Film Festival  – 18th March 2017

Bristol Science Week Events

We would also like to invite you to take part in Science learning with your child at home. Activities to follow!

Eco-Warriors at Orchard Campus

‘Eco-warriors’ from the new eco-council at Orchard Campus completed their first mission last Friday – to clean the school grounds as part of the ‘Great Bristol Spring Clean’ weekend.

Parent Forum Tomorrow

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.