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Thank you for all your support over the last term. The children have made good progress in their learning and have hopefully taken with them some memorable moments of the term just gone including another very successful enrichment event. It is wonderful to see children of different year groups working together on collaborative projects.
Term 5 starts for the children on Tuesday 25th April. On Monday 24th, staff will be treated to a workshop on managing the children’s and their own emotional wellbeing. During the afternoon teachers will work with a visiting speaker as we look at how cross curricular writing can inspire. The focus will be on Science.
There are many exciting enrichment activities to look forward to including Year 5 cycling proficiency, the Year 4 residential visit to Welsh Bicknor and the Year 5 residential visit to the ‘Jurassic Coast’.
This is your last chance to fill in the parent questionnaire as it closes on Friday evening. Feedback from parents is very important as it helps us to build the school development plan for next year. The parent survey can be found here. If you have a specific query, we encourage you to speak to your class teacher or a member of the leadership team.
Thanks to the WPSA for their continuing efforts to build community and raise funds to support the school in providing an outstanding primary experience for the children. It is increasingly valued as schools are faced with increasing pressures on budgets.
Westbury Park is part of the NW24 Teaching and Learning Partnership. As a group of schools within the North West of Bristol, we support and challenge each other to provide best outcomes for all our children.
This has, largely, been achieved through teacher, Head Teacher, Governor and School Business Manager network meetings. This year, we want to develop the partnership so that children see a direct and tangible difference.
At the AGM, representatives of children from the school councils across the group spoke to us about how we could make this possible. The AGM was opened by a wonderful performance by a choir made up from Westbury Park, Colston’s Primary and St. John’s – they were brilliant.
Congratulations to the following children on their achievements: Evie Montgomery for her fantastic story about the Piggot family. Aisha Mahamud for staying focused on a task and never giving up even when faced with a challenge, well done you! Tuula Potts Dawson for showing great determination to succeed and trying really hard to focus and concentrate in lessons. Charlie Bandu for being brave enough to ask for help and for setting a great example on the carpet. Minnie Ridsdale for her growing resilience and positive growth mindset. Keep up the hard work and showing us your great smile! Lydia Webb for her creative flair, working well with others and growing sense of humour. Connie Ellis for being such a helpful member of the class and for the effort she puts into her learning, particularly maths. Raul Webb for his natural curiosity for learning and the world around him, for being such a good friend to others and for his impeccable manners. Archie Conway for writing such an incredible story and for putting so much effort into it. It’s really fantastic and you should be very proud of yourself. Florrie Symes for the dedication you have shown towards your maths learning, you have challenged yourself every week. Well done Florrie. Keira Stefan for your incredible determination to complete your wonderful quest narrative, it’s an epic! Eve Rees for a positive approach and effort towards all subjects this term, especially your resilience and growth mindset approach in maths.
Well done to the two Quicksticks hockey teams who took part in the north Bristol hockey tournament on Thursday. Eva, Ashani, Lucy, Elliott, Cosmo, Eden, Charlie, Ambrose, Arthur, Gabby, Evie and Alex played some great hockey and got better and better throughout the afternoon. One of the teams made it through to the quarter finals and the other team made it to the finals and won. Good luck to them as they go through to the county finals after Easter. Looking forward to seeing the younger team in the finals next year.
Dates for the Diary
Monday 24th April – INSET Day (School closed for children)
Tuesday 25th April- First day of Term 5
Friday 28th April- Year 5 bike check
Monday 1st May – Bank Holiday
Tuesday 2nd May- Year 5 camp meeting
W/C 8th May- SATs week
Friday 12th May- RSE day
Wednesday 17th May- Year 4 residential (Wed-Fri)
Monday 22nd May- Year 6 residential (Mon-Fri)
Friday 26th May- End of term
Monday 5th June – Term 6 starts
Friday 21st July – End of Term 6
Westbury Park Governors
The school governors are the guardians of the school, working with the senior leadership team to set strategic direction. Governors support, challenge and give advice to senior leaders but are not involved in the day to day running of the school. The governors work in three committees: The School Improvement Committee which focuses on teaching and learning, The Asset Management Committee which oversees finance and premises management and the Personnel and Wellbeing committee that is responsible for HR.
Next term, we will use the data and information we have, including parent, staff and children’s feedback to reflect on progress last year and begin to put together our development plan for 2017-2018.
Whoop Holiday Club
Booking open for WHOOP! Holiday Club (formerly Kangaroo Club). On certain days we will be joined by Sports Explosion for some sporting fun. Visit the website at this address for more information
If you wish to contact our Chair of Governors, Emma Langley, about any matter,you can use the following address: email@example.com. Please make use of it.
COMMUNITY CLUB & ENRICHMENT
After School Sports Clubs for Summer Terms 5&6 2017 – Sport Explosion has a limited number of spaces for boys and girls in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 for Hockey on Tuesdays and Cricket on Wednesdays. The first session will commence on Tuesday 2 May (Hockey) and Wednesday 3 May (Cricket). The sessions take place in the junior playground. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis (£70 per club). Forms available from the school office, school website or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ian on 07833 653 086.
The Outdoors Project:- New activities next term include; Harry Potter Wand making, Dodge Ball Catapult Assault & Stone Age Arrow Head making as well as Team Games, Firelighting, fun and fresh air! If you have already booked and received a confirmation email then please ignore this reminder and we look forward to seeing our little friends in a playground next term. Book here.
FUNK IT UP DANCE CLUB - Free Trial Class on Offer! Ages 8-12 – Thurs at 3.45-4.45pm. The dance club is fun, energetic and helps to improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination,performance skills and of course, confidence! We are just about to start working towards our Summer Dance Showcase. This is a great way to have a focus as well as being great for confidence and family & friends then get to see what great dances they have been learning!! To book your FREE DANCE CLASS pass go to : www.funkitupdance.com and click on FREE TICKET on first page and then pick the Westbury Park Class. For general info about class please see website or email email@example.com
Girls' Friday Night Football is ON tonight. No FNF over the Easter holidays
MESSY CHURCH will be on Wednesday, 26th April, after school at Westbury Park Methodist Church. Arrive from 3.30pm for drink and biscuits, from 4pm there will be craft and activities, a short service follows at 5pm and then tea for children AND carers at 5.30pm, to finish by 6pm. It is a lot of fun and all are welcome. The theme this month is Easter. Free, but donations towards costs welcome. All welcome.
If you have any concerns about the safety and protection of a child, it is your duty to act. Please talk to a teacher or learning support assistant or any member of staff, who will pass on your concerns to Mr Bamber, Mrs Clark, Mrs Duggan or any other member of staff.
Mr Bamber is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Westbury Park School