Mailbag 22 January 2021


Mailbag 22 January 2021  Plain text version for Google Translate.


NEW - From next Monday, Miss Norman & Mr McIntyre will be holding a No Outsiders Zoom assembly for the whole school every day at 12 noon.


Meeting ID: 896 2045 1738

Passcode: assembly



CoMMinS COVID study - The team will be in school first thing next Tuesday morning to take saliva samples from the children who have signed up to take part and are attending school that day. Participants need a clear 30 minutes without eating or drinking before giving their sample so please make sure they have finished breakfast and brushed their teeth by 8.30. Thank you to everyone who has joined the study.  



Our School Council is planning a Mindfulness Day, which will tie in with Children’s Mental Health Week (1st - 7th February) - Find out all about it here.



Check out the Hillcrest Social page here to read about:


  • Tech Buddies - A Bristol-based group repairing and recycling computers to support families with home learning.


  • ‘Be a Champion’ 30 Day well-being challenge with rugby star Jamie Peacock


  • Webinars for parents from the National Handwriting Association - ‘Supporting Handwriting and Typing Skills at Home’ and ‘Motivating the Reluctant Writer’.



Commenting on children’s work - Please note that on days when your child’s teacher is teaching in school they won’t be available to respond promptly to uploaded work. They will let you know via Seesaw if this is the case.



There are some new home learning certificates in Awards to Print at Home here.



Bristol SEND Offer survey - Following on from last year’s surveys, we are again asking children and young people with SEND and their parents and carers to share their views about the services in Bristol. Your feedback is really valuable to us and we will continue to use your feedback to help us to improve SEND services.


Each survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and all those taking part will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw to win one of two £10 ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers that can be spent on-line or in store at more than 20,000 shops, restaurants and attractions.


The survey will be live for 7 weeks (18 January - 5 March) and links to the surveys are on every page of Bristol’s SEND Local Offer website.  Easy Read versions of both surveys are available to download from the survey home page.


Click here to take part in the parent carer survey


Click here to take part in the children and young people’s survey


The survey results will be published on Bristol’s SEND Local Offer website in the summer term.



Dojonator results


Reception - Yr 2 Celebration Assembly


Yr 3 - Yr 6 Celebration Assembly



Miss Norman’s Challenge for everyone this week is here and the Art Challenge is here.



Yr 6 Homework




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