**inset day - friday 30th june**

school news

Year 3/4 Mosque Visit 

Yesterday afternoon, our Year 3 and 4 classes visited the Bristol Jamia Mosque in Totterdown as part of the RE Curriculum. They had the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the Muslim religion, and Mouhammed in Year 3 did a fantastic job of assisting the Imam in teaching the other children about how Muslims pray. 

Despite the long and very warm walk, the children had a wonderful time and we're sure they will share their learning with you. We look forward to being able to share with them more experiences like this that show the different cultures and traditions that make up our school community. 

Smoking on/around school site

Please can we politely ask that parents avoid smoking 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. 

Arriving/Leaving School 

Please can we remind everyone that children should be using their correct entrances to enter and leave school each day. 

Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6 should be coming in/out through the main school entrance, and Years 3, 4 & 5 should be using the back gates through the car park. 

If there is a specific reason that a child needs to use a different entrance/exit, please ensure this is discussed with school staff. 

Warm Weather Advice 

As the weather has been getting much warmer, we would like to remind parents to send their children into school prepared for the day's weather. 

We strongly recommend that all children come to school wearing sun-cream and with a water bottle, which they can refill throughout the day as necessary. 

We also ask that children bring some kind of hat to provide protection from the sun whilst on the playground. Please be reminded however that all items of clothing should be named to avoid items being lost. 

Changes to timings of the school day 

From September, we are looking into adding 5 minutes onto the end of each school day, meaning the day would finish at 3.20pm and not 3.15pmn as it currently does. (These changes will not apply to the Nursery Class) 

We would like to get parent's thoughts and feelings on this, so if you have any concerns or opinions, please speak to Miss Morse in the school office who will be happy to pass any comments to our Governing Body. 

Hayfever - Administration of Medication 

With the warmer weather setting in, it has come to our attention that many children at school are suffering from hayfever. 

Whilst we have a small amount of antihistamine medication on site, which we are happy to administer on a 'one off' basis, should children have a flare up whilst at school, we cannot use school stock to provide them with this daily. 

If your child needs to take piriton, or a similar antihistamine medicine on a regular basis, please make sure you are sending your child in with their own supply. 

All medication should come to school in it's original packaging and a consent form should be completed at the school office.

Year 6 Fundraising 

Over the next few weeks we will be running some fundraising events to raise money for our Year 6 leavers events...

Summer bundle Raffle 

We currently have raffle tickets on sale for a fantastic bundle of summer fun! The prize Includes:

- Inflatable Pool

- Slip & Slide

- Throw and Catch Set x2

- Skilling Rope x2

- Bubble Wand x3

- 1 litre Bubble Solution

- Robot Fish Bubble Gun

- Party Size Instant BBQ

- Mr Freeze & Fruit Shoot Freeze Pops

Tickets 20p each/£1 per strip - on sale now from Miss Morse in the office. 

Win the Teddy 

Children are invited to pick a number for 50p a go for a chance to win!  Children are welcome to take part from next Monday. 

Elephant Raffle 

Tickets are on sale now from Mrs Sims in Year 6 for a chance to win a lovely cuddly elephant! 

25p per ticket or 3 for 50p 

Non Uniform Day 

We will be having a whole school NON UNIFORM DAY ON THURSDAY 29TH JUNE. 

All children are welcome to come into school wearing their own clothes for a 50p donation.

We would like to thank parents for their ongoing support with our fundraising efforts. 

If any parents are interested in supporting future fundraising, please speak to Miss Morse in the school office. 


If your child has received a Head Teacher Award this week, you are welcome to join us for Celebration Assembly on Monday to help them celebrate as they are awarded their certificate. 

Please arrive at school at 2.40pm ready for assembly to start at 2.45pm. 


Pablo - For trying really hard in literacy! Pablo had made great progress with his reading and writing. Well done! 

Year 1 

 Vicky - For always setting a good example whilst working in class. 

Year 2 

Michelle, Evie & Amelia - for taking a risk and reading to the whole in mass - Father Michael was so impressed with your reading! 

Year 3 

Phoebe - For her fantastic poem about Boudicca. Phoebe read this to the class with amazing expression. Well done, Phoebe!

Olivia - For her growing confidence in maths. It has been lovely to see Olivia putting up her hand to contribute more and her excellent progress in fractions. Well done, Olivia! 

Mouhammad- For teaching Year 3 and 4 about how Muslims pray on our visit to Bristol Jamia Mosque. We were so proud of you! 

Year 4 

Filip- Filip has shown an in-depth understanding of ‘TIme’ this week in Maths. He has shown that he can solve tricky problems, whilst explaining his answers clearly.

Ollie- Ollie is an outstanding role model to all children in our school. His ‘ready to learn’ attitude shines day in, day out. He approaches every lesson with the same enthusiasm and motivation to succeed. 

Year 6

Merit, Benji, Tiagan and Fidel - for their excellent attitude in approaching swimming this week - they all came back full of enthusiasm and confidence. 


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. 


Early Collections 

If you need to collect your child before the end of the school day, this MUST be arranged prior to collection. You will also be asked for evidence of any appointments - without providing this, the absence will be marked as unauthorised which will effect your child's overall attendance. 


Doors are open for children to come in to school from 8.40am and children should be in school ready for registration by 8.50am. 

Children arriving after 9.00am will recieve late mark and those who arrive after 9.20am will recieve an unauthorise mark for the morning session. Multiple occurances of lateness can have a negative effect on your child's overall attendance and in some cases may result in a penalty notice (fine). 

Breakfast Club is available to all pupils from 8.00am (charged at £1 per day for children R-Y6 and £3 for Nursery) and is a great way to ensure children are in school  on time, and ready for the school day.

SATs 2024

Due to the cost of family breaks during the school holidays, we understand why many families choose to take their children away during term time. We must however remind parents that booking holidays during the school term is strongly discouraged and will usually result in a penalty notice. 

With this in mind, we have now been given the dates for next years' Year 6 SATs papers and would like to implore parents to not book holidays around these dates: 


This is a very important time for our Year 6 children and they will have worked very hard in the lead up to it. So whilst we prefer that children do not go on holiday at all during term time, if it is essential to have time away from school, we ask that it not be around these dates. 

Thank you for your ongoing support with this. 


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