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Aimee helps build The Queen's green canopy
Aimee helps build The Queen's green canopy

Aimee from willow class was delighted to receive confirmation that  her tree planting for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee has been officially welcomed by the Queen's Green Canopy organisation. Her planting has been uploaded to The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) map here and she received a QGC virtual plaque for her tree. 

The school and the green team, of which Aimee is a member, are proud that she has taken action not only to celebrate the Jubilee in a lasting way but to improve the environment into the future.

We hope she may have inspired others to get planting too. The best time to plant trees is from October to March, which is when you can pin your Jubilee tree to the QGC map. See The Queen's Green Canopy website here for more information about how to get involved. 

These few facts may encourage you to take action if you can:

  • British oak trees support an estimated 2,300 species, an incredible variety of wildlife
  • A mature tree can absorb up to 150kg of CO2 a year
  • UK Green spaces remove up to 1.3 billion kg of air pollutants each year
  • Well-placed trees can help cool the air between 2 and 8 degrees in urban communities

Trees for QGC

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Well done Charlie

Footballing achievement at National level

Charlie T from Willow class, as part of his football team South  Gloucestershire under 9s, made it to the Junior Premier League National Finals in Wolverhampton on 22nd January.

The team had beaten over 100 teams to make it to the final and in the end were very worthy runners up.  Well done for your achievement and commitment, Charlie.

Here he is on his way to the game at 7am in the morning and with his runners up medal:

Charlie going to football finals Charlie with football medal

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Regular cake & uniform sales and book swap
Regular cake & uniform sales and book swap

Monthly chance to buy pre-loved uniform & tasty cakes and swap a book for free

The PTA class cake sales which have proved such a popular fund-raising event in the past are now back. The PTA will also be selling nearly new school uniform at very attractive prices and, from February 2022, there will be a free book swap available at the same time.

For the book swap, children can donate their pre-loved books anytime in the box outside the school office. On the cake sale days, children can come into the hall and help themselves to a new book of their choice for free. This is not a fundraising event, just a way to encourage the children to share books and encourage recycling.

The money raised from each cake sale goes to that class who can then choose the toys and games they would like for their classrooms, so please support your class.

Friday 24th September: Year 6
Thursday 21st October (Friday 22nd is INSET): Year 1
Friday 26th November: Year 3
Friday 14th January 2022: Year 2
Friday 11th February: Year 5
Friday 11th March: Year 4
Friday 6th May: Reception

Classes are paired in year groups for the sales which take place monthly on a Friday outside the Year Four classrooms from 3.15 – 3.30 pm.

For the uniform sales and book swap, you may wish to wear a mask in the hall. There will be signposting to the entry door (opposite the Rainbow Room) and exit door (opposite Class GD/Butterflies).

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Happy New Year
Happy New Year

Welcome back to school on Tuesday 4th January

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break. Thank you for your support for the measures that helped to keep our children and families safe last term.  We advise that all children take a lateral flow test on Monday 3rd January, prior to returning to school on Tuesday 4th January 2022 to give us the best possible start to term 3.

As always, there is a lot to look forward to in the spring term. We will be sending out regular news in our weekly newsletters and we encourage parents to follow us on Twitter for quick updates, pictures and videos of the many exciting activities that are happening regularly around school.

Please see below a few reminders of the practicalities of coming in to school well prepared to make the most of the learning day. 

Operational plan

Please read the current operational plan which includes details about daily routines for playtimes, lunchtimes, equipment use and communication with school. 

If we are required by the government to change any aspects of this plan, parents will be contacted directly by the school, either by text or email. You may wish to read this summary of our contingency plans which shows where a reintroduction of further safety procedures might be required in the event of escalating cases of Covid.

Drop-off and pick-up routines

This guide to dropping off and picking up your child/ren contains lots of detail about daily routines and routes to and from school. We are aiming to minimise congestion around the school site as we head into the autumn/winter months so please do check the relevant page for your child's class.

Please note: children must be in their classrooms by 8.50am. School ends at 3.15pm for Years 1 – 6 and 3.10pm for Reception classes.

Reception families have been contacted individually with starting and ending times for their introductory transition sessions.

Class information

The classes page of the website contains all the specific information you need for this term. Class pages give information about the term's topics, homework, swimming and PE arrangements. Classes are known by their tree names. 

School lunches

The menu for January and February is already available here. You can always find a link to the current menu in our Office section, along with information on costs, how to pay and how to order your child's lunches.

Uniform

Please check all uniform requirements here, including how to purchase uniform and PE wear bearing the school logo.

Covid guidance for parents

Our news item 'Covid guidance for parents' contains useful up-to-date information and links for parents regarding procedures that apply in the event of a Covid case in our school community.

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