Year 3 Visit to Caerleon
Year 3 had a brilliant time visiting the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon this week. They were able to see the remains of a Roman bath, explore an amphitheatre to find out about gladiators, as well as examine a range of Roman artefacts in the museum's collection. A highlight of the day was the opportunity for the class to become Roman soldiers and find out about what life was like, as well as practise different battle formations. They passed the test and were all accepted into the Roman army! Well done to all the children for setting a fantastic example and approaching the day with enthusiasm and curiosity.
We have a large amount of lost property at school that has not been claimed (inlcuding lunchboxes and water bottles). Any named items will be returned to their owner, and any unnamed items will be set out next week for parents to claim.
Any items that remain unclaimed by the end of next week will be donated, so please take the opportunity to come and have a look.
Early Reading Sessions - Reception Class
This term, parents of children in Reception Class have been joining their children to share a story every Wednesday morning.
Sharing stories with your children is a great way for them to improve their reading skills and we've seen great progress in Reception Class as a result of these sessions.
It has been lovely to see the children engaged in their reading and we very much appreciate all the support we have had from parents.
Residential Camps - September 2023
Please can we remind parents of the following deadlines for camp payments:
Year 5/6 - Deanfield
Deposits were due by 19th May - there are still a number of these payments outstanding so please ensure these are paid before the end of the School Year
Final payments by 25th August 2023
Year 3/4 - Barton Camp
All payments due by Friday 8th September 2023
Mrs Selway and Miss Morse will be in school on Wednesday 30th August if any parents have questions or concerns, or needs any last minute information about camps. Please feel free to telephone or pop in on that day.
Free School Meals
If your child is in Year 2, please be reminded that once they start Year 3 they will no longer be entitled to Universal Free School Meals.
If you think your child may be entitled to Free School Meals, please apply online at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/residents/schools-learning-and-early-years/travel-and-free-school-meals/free-school-meals
We often hear through the grapevine that parents or children are unhappy at school. Quite often, we are unaware of these issues, and therefore unable to deal with them.
The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is of the utmost importance to us so if there has been an incident or issue at school, it's important that you report it to us so we can work with you to resolve any problems.
All of our KS2 classes have a 'Worry Box' that children can use to report concerns to us quietly if they do not feel comfortable talking to an adult - these boxes are checked regularly and we endeavour to resolve worries as soon as possible.
If you feel that an issue has been raised, but not dealt with, please contact the school office so we can continue to support you and your child.
Smoking on/around school site
Please can we politely ask that parents avoid smoking and vaping at the front of the school site when dropping children off and collecting them.
We have had a number of complaints recently about parents smoking directly outside the gates, which can be unpleasent for passers-by, as well as damaging to health.
We would also like to remind parents that they SHOULD NOT be smoking whilst at the back gates during drop off/pick up time. This is part of the school site, and smoking is prohibited whilst on school grounds.
Thank you for your co-operation with this issue.
Wider Community Events
We now have a dedicated page to inform parents and families about the varius events and activities available within Knowle West and the wider community.
If you are aware of any clubs, events or activities that may be of interest to our pupils and their families, please feel free to give the details to Miss Morse in the school office who will be happy to add them to the page.
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