We are very proud to announce that today we have gained the prestigious Mayors award of excellence in health improving schools. The school has ensured that children’s health and safety needs are put first and have particularly focused on improving the mental health and weight of our children. Children have been practising mindfulness and eating healthy lunches to help achieve our goal.
We are also very proud of Miss Kirk who won the Teachers award today.
The Food Festival 2017 was a fantastic event celebrating the cultural diversity within our school community and we’d like to say a massive thank you to all our staff, children and families who created some amazing recipes from around the world. Every class in the school, on both sites, took responsibility for designing and creating a recipe to share. Many families attended the event and enjoyed tasting a variety of foods including American desserts, Chinese noodles, Brazillian and Spanish tapas and Italian salads, pastas and pizzas. Some of our youngest children created Lion pancakes and Year 2 were inventive with their Mythical Creatures topic serving Unicorn cheesecake, Dragon dips and Mermaid macaroni!
Year 6 pupils are acting as head teacher, teachers, teaching assistants, business managers, caretakers, catering assistants and receptionists for the morning. Of course, the teachers stay in class to supervise the year 6 teachers as they help the younger pupils learn during the morning. Here are some images from the start of the morning….
Posted by Ryley and Ryan, Year 6 Business Managers.
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.
As a prize for an outstanding video entry to the Reading Gladiators Challenge, Year 4 Reading Gladiators had lunch with Elen Caldecott author of Spooks and Scooters and Nikki Gamble in the school library. Year 4 Gladiators had the opportunity to chat to Elen in an informal way and ask questions about being a writer. Some children received signed copies of books from the Marsh Road Mystery series that their parents had ordered. Others took the chance to ask Elen about different books they had read from the Marsh Mystery series.
Elen then led an inspirational session in the hall to a wider audience of Year 4s and 5s. So many children have commented how much they enjoyed talking to a “real writer”! It was a lovely afternoon and Elen kept her audience spellbound!
At the end of a school year we are keen to gather your views on what you feel we are doing well, and to hear of any areas where you think we could improve. We will provide feedback/analysis on the results of this survey, and your opinions will help to inform the school’s decisions in the coming year. All completed questionnaires will be treated with complete anonymity. Thank you in advance for your help – your opinions are very important to us.