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Mailbag 10 December 2021

Mailbag 10 December 2021

What an absolute delight it was to watch our Reception children this week, live on stage in their Christmas Nativity. I was reminded of this wonderful monologue by Joyce Grefell, who summarized the experience far more eloquently than I ever could!


(You can find her script here).

News for everyone


Rainbow Hamper Raffle - You’re not too late! The raffle doesn’t close until at 9pm this evening. Click on the link below to buy your tickets for a chance to win one of 14 fabulous hampers, packed with goodies!



Playground Carol Service on Monday - Find all the details (and lyrics for the sing-along) in Latest News here, or download the PDF.



My Great Hillcrest Spelling Saga - Children have spent the term learning the spellings across their level and, with the end of term upon us, it's time to find out if they’re ready to move on to the next level.  Next week, they will complete their End of Level Quiz where they'll be tested on 24 spellings from across all the sections of their level to see if they're ready to move on.


And, of course, those children currently on Level 6, 12, 18, 24 or 30 will be taking on their BOSS [cue dramatic music]. Are they ready to pounce on Pincers?  Have they got what it takes to squash Squidkid?  Next week, either Mr Mac or Mr Wilson will catch the children on these levels to complete their Boss Quizzes to see if they are ready for the next zone.

For information about the Spelling Saga, visit



Christmas Jumper Day - Thank you for everyone who has donated to Save this Children today.  Your donations will make a huge difference to children this Christmas time.  If you have not already donated and would like to, please visit:


and click on the green ‘Give Now’ button which will take you to the Justgiving page.


The children have looked amazing today in their Christmas Jumpers.

We will give a grand total next week.


Thank you from the Fundraising Committee



Wells Road crossing update - The time for public questions at Tuesday’s council meeting ran out before Anna Boulter had a chance to pose her question to Marvin in person. Questions are submitted in writing beforehand, though, so we await a written response.



Families in Focus Bulletin - Information and support for families, parents/carers and young people from the Council’s Children & Families Partnership - Click here to see the latest edition.



Football News - A very well done to our Hillcrest Harriers who bedazzled Broomhill with their quick passing and no little skill at Redcatch Park yesterday, winning 5-0. They are a credit to the school.



Congratulations to this week’s Celebration Award winners - Photo.



News for year groups


Yr 1 - Bristol Museum art trip letter

Yr 4 - Please can anyone who has not brought in their jam jar and batteries bring them on Monday?

Yr 5 - We the Curious trip letter





Look in your child’s year group ‘satchel’ under Homework on the website for this week’s Retrieval Questions.



Check out the Community Notice Board on the website for...


  • Fast Forward sports clubs for Term 3
  • Baby News
  • CRB checked & paediatric first aid trained babysitter available 



Look out for the last Mailbag of term on Friday 17th December.