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Term 5

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and welcome back to term 5, which is a short but exciting term.

The topics for this term are:
Class 1: Plants and Food

Class 2: The Romans

Class 3: Oceans

The clubs available this term are:

Monday after school 3.15-4.15pm: Football club (Year 3 – Year 6)

Thursday after school 3.15-4.15pm: Rounders (Year 3 – Year 6).


We have some exciting events coming up this term, which include:


Tues 23 April           Start of Term 5


Thurs 25 April         Year 6 Parents meeting to discuss SATs, 3.15pm with Miss Jillett & Mrs Dix


Fri 26 April             Guitar lessons (pm)


Mon 29 April           Elvers being delivered to school as part of the “Spawn to be wild” project.


Wed 1 May              Class 2 Armstrong Hall – Science Show

Class 2 tennis coaching with Thornbury Tennis Club every Wed om for 11 weeks


Mon 6 May         BANK HOLIDAY – NO SCHOOL


13 May – 16 May      SATs exams for Year 6 children

Tues 14 May            Class 2 trip to Chedworth Roman Villa in Cheltenham


Mon 20 May            Governors’ meeting, 6pm


Tues 21 May            Elvers being released


Thurs 23 May           End of Term 5.  Play day (am) and first choice for Sports Day (pm) 


Fri 24 May              INSET Day – school closed for children but open 10-12 for Parents’ Consultation Day


Parents’ Consultation Day

As listed above, this will take place on Friday 24th May.  This is an opportunity for you to visit

your child’s class, look at the work on display and in their books and discuss progress with your

child’s teacher.  Classes will be open 10-12am.


As you know, we are very keen to work with you to raise attendance figures in school.  This is an issue which has been brought up in the last three OFSTED inspections and, of course, it can affect our OFSTED rating.  At present our attendance figures is 94.5%, which is below the National average of 96%.  I know that it cannot be helped if children are ill but could I urge you all to think carefully about taking holidays in school time as this has a sizeable impact on our attendance figures.

Finally, can I thank you all for your generosity last term, we raised £65 for Red Nose Day, the Friends raised £220 on their Quiz night and our swimmers raised £256 for Butterfly Space in Malawi in the Thornbury Swimarathon.  Well done and thank you to everyone who took part in these events!


Yours sincerely,

Debbie Dix

Head teacher