After School Clubs - Friday 16th December
Please be aware that there will be NO AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS (INCLUDING CHILL TIME) on Friday 16th December. This is our last day of term before the Christmas break and all children will need to be collected at the end of the school day at 3.15pm
Year 6 SATs Week 2022
As you may know, an additional bank holiday in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Monday 8th May 2023.
It has been decided that the KS2 SATs test will still take place during this week, and the schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday 9th May - English grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) papers 1 (questions) and 2 (spelling)
Wednesday 10th May - English reading paper
Thursday 11th May - Mathematics papers 1 (arithmetic) and 2 (reasoning)
Friday 12th May - Mathematics paper 3 (reasoning)
The children will be working hard in the lead up to this and we are sharing these dates with you so you are able to support us in helping your child from home.
As you know, families are discouraged from taking holidays in term time, however please be aware that, under no circumstances, should holidays be booked for this week. Children absent due to holidays will not have an opportunity to retake these tests and this could be detrimental to their ongoing secondary education.
Haircuts and colouring
We have a number of children who have come into school recently with dyed hair. Please be reminded that we have the following rules around hair that should be followed by all pupils:
All hairstyles must be neat, tidy and appropriate for school
No extremes or haircut or hair-fashion should be worn e.g. tramlines or patterns shaved into the hair, stripes of contrasting colours
Hair should not obscure the face as this interferes with learning
If hair is dyed, it should be a natural colour e.g. blonde, brown, black
Long hair should be tied back during the school day
We thank you for your ongoing cooperation with this matter.
Saving money on energy bills
With the rise in energy prices, we know many families are concerned about how much their bills will go up.
While it has been milder for this time of year, here are just a few tips that may help to reduce energy bills. People can also check if they’re eligible for help at www.bristol.gov.uk/benefits-financial-help
• Turn appliances off standby mode and you could save around £55 a year.
• Use your washing machine on a 30-degree cycle instead of higher temperatures.
• Be careful in the kitchen – avoid overfilling the kettle and only boil the amount of water you need.
• Keeping your shower time to just four minutes could save a typical household £65 a year on their energy bills.
• Avoid using the tumble dryer and dry clothes outside or on racks where possible to save around £55 a year.
• Only run your dishwasher when it is full to reduce the amount of water you use.
Don’t forget about the city’s network of Welcoming Spaces too. These are places where people can socialise, keep warm and access support relating to the cost of living. Find a full list of Welcoming Spaces here: Cost of living support (bristol.gov.uk)