Mailbag 25 October 2019


Mailbag 25 October 2019

Here we are at the end of a very busy Term 1 already!  I hope you have a relaxing week’s break. We look forward to welcoming the children back, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready for a packed (whisper it!) Christmas term, on Monday 4th November.


School Photos on the first day back - Every child will be having an individual photo taken. Hopefully, everyone who wants siblings photographed together as well, or is bringing in pre-schoolers for a group photo, has already let us know. If not, click here to do so. The photos will be back in time for Christmas.

If you’re bringing little ones in for a photo with their older sibs, please come to the art corridor outside the small hall after drop off. Leave buggies outside. Your children should line up and go into class as normal will and will be sent to join you after registration. Please come prepared for a bit of a wait. The photographers work as fast as possible but babies and toddlers aren’t always co-operative!


Holiday Homework - This half-term we thought it would be fun if we challenged the children to take a photo of themselves reading in an odd place. It could be up a tree or in a swimming pool; it is completely up to them, so they can get really creative. Post photo on Seesaw or email it to school.

In other news, there will be no new spellings set for Yrs 2 - 6 over the holiday. The first spelling test for Yrs 2 - 6 will be on Friday, November 8th and will be a revision test (so 10 random spellings chosen from the tests in Term 1). 

Ciaran McIntyre

Change of pick up arrangements number - 0117 3250117- Please pop this number in your phone and use it to text us if you need to let us know that your child is being collected by a different adult, going for a play date etc.

Yr 6 Parents - Don’t miss the deadline for secondary school applications - midnight on 31st October 2019.

Second hand uniform - Thank you for all the donations. Friends have as much as they can handle at present so please don’t bring them any more until further notice.

Football Match Report

Congratulations again to the Hillcrest Harriers for another stirring league performance, this time against Oasis Connaught on Tuesday.

Huge thanks to Duncan, again, for getting to Redcatch Park early to set up the goals and to Josh’s Dad, Gary, who also arrived early to give Duncan a hand. 

In the end, it was an 8-1 victory for the boys, thanks to goals from Ruben Hill (3), Kingston Cardoza (3), Luc Scrimshaw (1) and Sam Andrews (1). Big shout out to Elliot Sycamore and Ollie Howells who played a half each in goal and distributed the ball from the back expertly as well as pulling off some really handy saves. 

Marcus Perry, Fin Kelly and James Diamond were our rocks at the back who also played the ball out confidently to start our attacks and, for a second week running, Moses Cardoza ran the central midfield area with some tireless running and lots of skill.

This result puts us top of the league and we are already looking forward to our next game after half term.

Mr Taylor


Enrichment Club News - Click HERE for updated Programme

Reception & KS1 Choir has been moved to Tuesdays next term because of a clash for Mrs Wyatt with the weekly staff meeting. There are still spaces available. Please note that Mrs Wyatt won’t be running Choir after Christmas.

Football Squad - There will be team Trials from 3.45 - 4.30pm on Thursday 7th November at Redcatch Park, open to all children in Yrs 5 & 6. Please book a place on Gateway. After this initial session, Mr Taylor will send out letters to the children selected to take part in the training sessions, after school on the next three Thursdays, at Redcatch Park. (Although training sessions will finish half way through term, football matches will continue after Christmas.)

KS2 Archaeology Club, surprisingly, hasn’t had many bookings yet. They’re hoping for some more takers to make the club viable. Although you won’t be able to drop the registration form in to the office until the first day back, you can pay Imaging Partnership via BACS to secure your child’s place.

Monday Yoga club - for all ages. As her Tuesday group is getting quite large, Yanna is hoping that some of the children who have been doing yoga with her for a while, and perhaps some older children, will join this slightly more advanced class. She’ll be starting with the basics again in her Tuesday group. (If you have already booked Tuesday but would like to switch to Monday just let Yanna know.)



Reception Bristol Old Vic trip

Yr 1 Bristol Old Vic trip

Yr 3 Christmas Experience

Yr 5 Warner Bros Studio Tour trip

Children’s University News


Look out for the first Mailbag of term on Tuesday 5th November.