Telephone:

01454 867799

Email:

enquiries@barrscourtps.org.uk

Address:

Stephens Drive, Longwell Green, Bristol, BS30 7JB

Headteacher:

J Caunter

FS2

Pearl

Name of Teacher(s): Miss G Turle

Name of Support Staff: Mrs K Ward and Mrs C Wilson

If you wish to speak to Miss Turle, the drop-in day for Pearl class will be straight after school on Tuesdays. If this is not possible for you, please ring the school office to arrange an appointment for a more convenient day. Pearl class have PE on Fridays, though it would be advisable to make sure that children have their PE kits in school every day, as we sometimes have outside providers running additional sports sessions. It is also hoped that each child has a pair of their own wellington boots kept in school so that they are suitably prepared for ‘welly walks’ and outdoor learning opportunities. Please can we remind parents that all items of clothing need to be clearly named. We ask that you read five times each week with your child and FIVERS will be checked off every Friday. There will also be keywords that we would like the children to learn from memory so we would be grateful if you could practise these with your child regularly. As well as the initial set containing Oxford Reading Tree character names, ten additional sets of keywords are available. Miss Turle will provide a new set of keywords when the previous set is known securely; i.e. each word can be read by sight. Details of any further activities and topic overviews can be found in the ‘Curriculum Letters’ section of this website. 

Opal

Name of Teacher(s): Mrs Parr and Miss Drew

Name of Support Staff: Mrs K Ward and Mrs C Wilson

If you wish to speak to Mrs Parr or Miss Drew, the drop-in day for Opal class will be straight after school on Tuesdays. If this is not possible for you, please ring the school office to arrange an appointment for a more convenient day. Opal class have PE on Fridays, though it would be advisable to make sure that children have their PE kits in school every day, as we sometimes have outside providers running additional sports sessions. It is also hoped that each child has a pair of their own wellington boots kept in school so that they are suitably prepared for ‘welly walks’ and outdoor learning opportunities. Please can we remind parents that all items of clothing need to be clearly named. We ask that you read five times each week with your child and FIVERS will be checked off every Friday. There will also be keywords that we would like the children to learn from memory so we would be grateful if you could practise these with your child regularly. As well as the initial set containing Oxford Reading Tree character names, ten additional sets of keywords are available. Mrs Parr or Miss Drew will provide a new set of keywords when the previous set is known securely; i.e. each word can be read by sight. Details of any further activities and topic overviews can be found in the ‘Curriculum Letters’ section of this website. 

Chinese New Year

We were lucky enough to have a visit from two of our older Barrs Court friends to tell us all about Chinese New Year. They wore their special Chinese New Year outfits and showed us the beautiful money wallets they had received from their family. They talked about how they celebrate Chinese New Year with their family and friends and they even wrote Happy Chinese New Year in Chinese writing for us to see. We were impressed! They had learnt how to write in Chinese at their Chinese school. Thank you for coming to visit us and for teaching us so much. And thank you for giving each of us a fortune cookie!’

 

December 2018

We started this term with a very exciting arts week, where we used collaging, painting and printing to make flowers. The African drumming inspired us to make our own music. We used the pots and pans from the mud kitchen as our drums!

Our Topic of Nursery Rhymes gave us the opportunity to be investigators! We had to find out how Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall and who stole the Queen’s tarts. We enjoyed making and eating the jam tarts, they were delicious!  We used our construction boxes to build our own walls for Humpty Dumpty to sit on.

Our visitor told us how to keep safe on the road.

During Children in Need we used our dough disco to make our own Pudsey bear from playdough.

We finished the term with our Christmas Production, ‘Mend the Manger’. We were angels and stars.

 

Take a look at our work, displays and sometimes us. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.