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Friday 13th October 2023

Welcome to our weekly newsletter. Our school value this week was Respect, and we looked again at the purpose and foundation of Black History Month. Children were reminded of the meaning of democracy, protected characteristics, and the UN rights of a child. We then heard about the successes of Ava Duverney, the award-winning film director, who said "Be passionate and move forwards with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal!".

Secondary School Admissions

For those of you applying for a secondary school place, remember the deadline for your online application in 31st October 2023. You will need to select three schools in order of preference. If you need help applying, or want to ask any questions before you do so, please come and speak to Miss Mullen or Mrs Brown in the office. Click here to go to the form on the Bristol City Council Website.

Harvest Collection

Reminder - this year we will continue to support The Matthew Tree Project with our annual Harvest-time collection in school. Please bring donations of food in tins or packets, as well as toiletries. The Matthew Tree Project provides a food bank service and support to empower people who have fallen into crisis, for whatever reason, to rebuild their lives and create a better, healthier, happier future. Children can bring donations into school with them, and we have a collection point in each hall.

Harvest Songs

We hope you can join us next week in the middle playground for our Autumn and Harvest songs. Each performance will last approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Tuesday 17th October at 9:00am for Year 1 and Year 2 - please drop your children off and wait in the middle playground.
  • Tuesday 17th October at 2:45pm Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 - we will open the gates early for you to come in.


We have some children in school with severe allergies. While we can never guarantee a nut-free environment in our setting, we do ask that you help us do everything we can together. Please do not send nuts into school, or products containing nuts. This includes peanuts, pine nuts and walnuts. Many thanks for your support.

Other information

  • Victoria Park Brownies & Guides have spaces.  They run on Wednesday: Brownies 6:30-8:00pm & Guides 8:00-9:30pm at Sylvia Avenue Baptist Church. Please contact Donella Longhurst (Brown Owl) 07837 601037 if interested.
  • On the weekend of 19th and 20th November you can support the GertLUG LEGO show at The Bristol Pavilion in Ashley Down, BS7 9EJ. The Bristol Brick Show 2023 will have over 70 amazing displays, interactive games and LEGO traders all in one amazing venue - and all for charity. Details below:
  • Shine Holiday Clubs are sure to be loads of fun this October!  With Creative Workshops, Gymnastics, Performing Arts Play-in-a-Day and Mini & Multi Mash Ups, there is something for all Reception to Year 6 children.  Being held locally at Southville Primary School, all Shine Holiday Clubs are open to children from any school.  You can book online here: Shine Holiday Clubs (
  • Redcatch Community Garden are running after-school drama workshops for school years 1-3. The 6 week term starts on Thursday 2nd Nov and it's £36 for the term. See below for all the details:

  • This October Half-Term Bishopsworth, Bedminster, and Marksbury Road Libraries are each having a day of Space-themed craft activities! These will run on the 23rd, 25th, and 26th of October respectively. Attendees will make planets, build paper rockets and constellations, all with the chance of winning prizes. These activities are designed to foster a sense of creativity, encourage building new skills and friendships all while bringing the community together. The activity is free with no need to book ahead. It is aimed at those aged 4 to 10 years old, and children must be supervised.
  • There is also an ongoing Lego Club at Marksbury Road Library which runs from 11:00 to 12:30 every Saturday, and at Bedminster Library from 11.30am to 12.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, which will continue through the holidays. If you have any questions or queries please contact the library at 0117 903 8529 or email
  • Ashton Park Sports Centre have sent us this information about their October Holiday Programme to share with you:
  • Details of the Bath Race Course fireworks night on 3 November are below:

Next week, the PTFA discos are after school on Tuesday and Thursday. Don't forget to buy a ticket using the QR code below. We hope you have a lovely weekend!