Yr6 Car Wash
To raise money for their end of year event our Year 6s organised a car wash. Thanks go to Mrs Cory, Jed and Mr Langridge who dodged the water and kept smiling. Well done Year 6s you demonstrated great team work, good cheer and hard work ensuring the deposit will get paid. After school tonight there will be a Year 6 cake sale.
SJM's Football Team
What a great game on Friday! Well done SJM and Raysfield for such a good match.
School Swimming Team Gala
A huge well done to our Year 3 and 4 swimmers who took part in the local gala on Saturday. You did brilliantly and showed great courage, determination and effort. Congratulations!
Congratulations to all the children who worked so well together. Whilst the snow has gone the partnerships and memories remain!
Year 2 Literacy Enrichment Morning
Our thanks go to Miss Hodge, Literacy Coordinator, for running such a fabulous enrichment event for SJM and local schools. The children had a wonderful time and produced an alternative Sleeping Beauty poem.
KS2 Maths Calculation Morning
Thank you to all the parents, carers and grandparents who attended the very popular Maths Morning. Everyone had the chance to see how children use the different calculation strategies (ably demonstrated by our wonderful children)then spend time in classes seeing the maths in action. The KS1 Maths Morning was postponed due to snow; it will be rescheduled after half term.
Look what you can achieve with team work! This massive snow bench was made by a group of children (some are here for the photo). There were also great examples of mini igloo forts and snow homes being created unfortunately the camera batteries ran out at the crucial moment. Suffice to say, our children have been enjoying the snow.
Our children had a fabulous time playing in the snow on Monday. As always, their creativity and team work shone and we had a range of snow creations including turtles,chairs, dogs, forts, giant worms and Angry Birds!
Father Christmas has been spotted...
Father Christmas has been spotted in the Reception grotto. He looks very young for his age!
Crib Festival 5th-9th December
Each key stage made a crib for the festival and several of our KS2 children took part in the procession and Living Crib. Thank you to Rev Canon Jane, children, staff and parents for all your organisation and involvement.
PTA Christmas Fayre
Huge thanks to everyone for making the Christmas Fayre a great success. Special thanks to Jen and her team of elves.
Years 3 and 4 entertained a packed hall of parents, carers, family and friends with dancing, singing, presentations and grizzly facts. Suffice to say I am very glad not to be a nurse in Roman times!
Book Week Characters in Action
What a fabulous range of book characters! Well done everyone, the school was buzzing with BFGs, Willy Wonkas and Gruffalos to name just three.
Discovery class meet the police
Members of the local police force kindly talked to the children about what it was like to be in the police. The children were able to wear some of the uniform and explore the police van.
Trip to Kilve
Our trip to Kilve - selected photos
We have been learning about parts of the body.
International Day of Languages
Thank you to staff, children and parents for making our International Day of Languages so enjoyable.
Our children are cooking, tasting and learning about different food this week. Ann Murray, from 'Cooking4' led two very popular cookery demonstrations to KS1 and 2. On Wednesday we are having our 'International Day of Languages' to which you are welcome to join us.
Our New School Logo
Huge thanks go to Mrs Taylor for coordinating the new school logo from the school council's idea and ensuring we have the new school uniform. Thanks also go to Mr Brindle for the fabulous school logo in our Orange Hall. What amazing, caring parents we have- thank you for your time and efforts.
Welcome back to the new school year.
The new school year commences for children on Tuesday 4th September but for the teachers and one parent it has started a lot sooner. Find out what Mr Brindle has been doing on Tuesday.
Year 6 Leavers' Performance
Our fabulous Year 6s gave a great leavers' performance on Tuesday which was very entertaining. Parry Hotter and his journey through school had us all laughing. We wish our Year 6s all the best on their new adventures.
Chipping Sodbury Carnival - our winning entry
Huge thanks to all our wonderful children, parents and staff who made our fabulous carnival float. We had great fun during our carnival club and were delighted to get 2nd place. A special thank you to Pearce Brothers who donated their lorry for the day- it was greatly appreciated by all!
Here are the top three entries for this week's focus on 'Sport'. Next week's topic is 'Nature'.
The Great Outdoors
Years 3 and 4 started term 5 with a WOW to launch their 'Great Outdoors' topic. The children spent the day doing outside activities which included building fires, art from nature and exploring insect habitats. The toasted marshmallows were a real hit!
Thank you to everyone for joining in with our wake and shake; it literally was the whole school on Friday. Mrs Welsh organised us all into running a mile around the field at lunchtime and we managed to raise £137.75 for Sports Relief.
Colston Hall Singers
A huge well done to Mrs Jenkins' fabulous singers. The performance at the Colston Hall with other local schools was fabulous- West End Musicals here we come!
Performances to parents
Prior to parents' evenings our classes held short performances to family/carers. This was followed by a chance for children to share their books.
Steam Museum Visit Y3/4
On Thursday 1st March Years 3 and 4 visited the steam museum in Swindon. Whilst there, they enjoyed a WW2 style evacuee and air raid experience.
UKS2 visited the High Street to sing on Victorian Day.
2011 Crib Festival at St John's Church
Our school made four cribs which were displayed in the church. Over 3,000 people came to visit them!
Comenius visit Bordeaux Dec 2011
As part of forming international links with schools in France and Sweden, some of the SJM staff have visited Bordeaux.
Budding scientists in the making.
Our reception classes have shone (excuse the pun) this afternoon investigating electricity. A special well done to Henry and his class for such great perseverance, enthusiasm and enquiry.
Apples, Apples & More Apples
After a walk up to the school orchard and collecting some apples who knew how many activities could take place and the learning to be had . . .
We're Going on a Bear Hunt!!!
The children went on an actual Bear Hunt looking for bears in our School woods. They joined in with the story and actions. They were able to help sequence the story too.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Samaritan's Purse Shoe box appeal; we collected 58 this year. The boxes are full of gifts for children in Bulgaria. We will be tracking their progress.
PTA Present & Pamper Evening
Our Present and Pamper Evening is due to start at 7pm this evening and it looks great. We hope to see you soon.
The quality of our children's homework is excellent. Well done to Drew and his dad on their model of Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Painting Parents' Evening
Huge thanks to the PTA for continuing to run their 'kids club' during parents' evenings. This allows parents the opportunity to discuss their child's progress undisturbed without having to find a babysitter. The club was a huge hit largely due to the great face painting taking place. Watch out for the PTA fayres where the face painting will continue...
Presentations to Parents
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and carers who came to our key stage presentations to see and hear more about what our children have been learning this term. It was also an opportunity to share all the fabulous home and school work the children have produced prior to the evening parents' meetings.
Giant Sandpit back in action
The children have been making full use of our giant sandpit. Thanks go to Paul Fews for making this possible by mending its roof.
October Working Party
What a fabulous day! A huge thank you to all the children, parents, relatives, staff and friends who came to our working party on Saturday. The entrance to the junior playground was widened; the nursery garden transformed with a new stage too; painting of skirtings to match our new flooring... The list goes on. Special thanks to Sarah who looked after us with fabulous refreshments all day. It was an enjoyable day which has made our great school look even better. On behalf of the whole school, thank you all.
European Day of Languages
What a fabulous day! Everyone contributed to make this such an enjoyable, enriching day for all. Thank you.
Year 3/4 Wish You Were Here WOW day!
All the children had a lovely day. The circus skills went down particularly well. Thanks to all the parents who came in to help and to the PTA who funded the day for us.
We took great pride in our eco float this year as everything used in its construction was recycled! Huge thanks to all the children, parents, grandparents and staff who made it such an enjoyable experience. Special thanks to Lorraine Curtis for the fabulous costumes, to Sumo for the lorry, to Neil for driving it and to his wife for being the on-board DJ. All agreed- it was a very enjoyable project and a great day.
Road Safety Workshops
Today our year 3s and 6s attended workshops led by the South Glos Road Safety Team. We all learnt a great deal.
It has been wonderful to see the positive response to our carnival club from all involved. Thank you to all the children, parents and staff who have volunteered their time, efforts and enthusiasm. It has been fun!
Our showground children have made some stunning presentations on their life at the fair. Their work will be shared with the school next week.
Maths Workshops for Parents
The KS1 & 2 Maths workshop for parents was a great success. Thank you to everyone who attended; feedback was very positive. On Monday 28th 2:30-3:15pm there is a maths workshop for parents of children in Nursery or Reception; we look forward to seeing you there.
Farewell to Mrs James
Our lovely Mrs James had her last day with us today before going off to work in a local special school. She will be missed. Please note Julie does not normally wear a dressing gown to work- it was one of her leaving presents!
Upper Juniors Sweet Success
Our upper juniors have been developing a brand and advertising campaign for a new Fair Trade chocolate bar. With a balanced diet in mind they have been stressing the value of the milk content!
PTA Christmas Fayre
Thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Fayre; it was a great success. Huge thanks to the PTA for all their efforts, in particular Jenny and her Santa team!
Year 6 Summer Trip
As part of our topic "Life on Earth" the year sixes looked at the British Birds and Waterlife sections as well as the Art gallery in the Bristol Museum. They had a great time sketching the animals; learning about interdependence and adaptation; considering how scientific research has changed since Victorian times and observing different depictions of nature in the gallery. We cannot include pictures of "Life Skills" as we do not want to spoil the surprise for the year fives!
Kilve June 2010
Our upper juniors in action!
The Goonies Are Back!
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who contributed to our award winning carnival float. Special thanks go to the wonderful committee who provided the inspiration, creativity, dedication and sheer hard work; you were truly fabulous! Thanks in particular to Vicky, Ian, Alix, Sophie, Trevor and Marcus - a stunning effort and to everyone who helped construct the impressive vessel. As always, despite many of our members being pirates rather than Goonies, our children were a credit to both their parents and the school.
Radio Bristol Come to school
Ben Praeter, the presenter of BBC's Radio Bristol Drive programme, came to visit Mr Robins' class last week. He interviewed some of the children about the topic work that they had done and current affairs. His programme goes out on weekday nights between 5.00pm and 7.00pm
Easter Bonnets March 2010
A view of some of the Easter Bonnets that were made for our parade
Years 5 & 6 Transport Presentation
The Years 5 & 6 presentation to parents was a fact-filled afternoon that included dance, drama, science lessons by three 'professors', interviews with our own 'Top Gear' presenters and a transport song sung in French.
KS1 Open Afternoon
Parents visited this week to find out more about the Castles project our KS1 children have been enjoying. A huge thank you to all our parents who have joined in and supported this topic so enthusiastically. Castles have been visited and even made at home and these ancient buildings have been springing up across the key stage.
A few pictures from our 'Fife' concert, held on Wednesday 17th March.