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. 

Caterpillars

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be given a butterfly house and caterpillars. We have been fascinated by the caterpillars and have watched them closely. We have seen the life cycle happen in front of our very eyes! Today we released four healthy butterflies into their natural environment so they can have shelter, food, water and air to grow and thrive. We wish them luck in the big, wide world!

 

Folly Farm

We had a wonderful day at Folly Farm. We learnt about what living things need to survive…and we did so through exciting games and activities. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic was so much fun!

Opal Class

 

Pearl Class

 

Real Life Superheroes

In term 5 we start a new topic, ‘Real Life Superheroes’. We will learn about different jobs that people do in order to keep us safe and to help us in some way.

At the end of term 4 we had a sneaky peak into the life of a real life superhero – a Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteer. Both children and adults were blown away by what we learned. Thank you Lu for kicking off our new topic, we couldn’t have wished for a better start to our new learning journey!

Watch this space for more photos of real life superhero visitors in term 5!

Paws, Claws and Giant Jaws topic.

In term 4 we went animal crazy! We learned so much about different animals; animal babies, habitats and how to care for domestic pets. We had lots of visitors come into school to teach us about their pets. It meant so much more to see real life animals and hear about them from their real life owners! Thank you to our visitors for giving up their time to come in and talk to us.

Bristol Rugby

During term 4 we were very lucky to have the guys from Bristol Rugby come in every week to teach us multi skills. Some of the children also stayed after school for an extra curricular club. We loved having the weekly sessions; we listened carefully to follow instructions, learnt new games and worked on our ability to move in different ways, safely.

Safer Internet Day

On safer internet day we learned all about how to stay safe on the internet and what we should do if anything pops up that we don’t recognise. We sing this song to remind us what to do.

Chinese New Year

To end our Chinese New Year topic we invited our parents into school to celebrate all the lovely things we had been doing. Thank you to all our parents and carers for coming in and supporting our fabulous children!

Wizard of Oz

Book week this year was about the story, ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The Wicked Witch dissolved when Dorothy threw water over her! We had great fun investigating which materials would dissolve in water. We created the tin man using silver paper because he was made of metal.  We dressed up as characters from the story. The role play was the Emerald City so we could act out the story.

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.

 

November 2018 – Children in Need

Every year we are proud to support Children in Need. Once again we all dressed up in spotty, Pudsey themed clothes and enjoyed entering into Children in Need activities to help us gain an understanding of what the fundraising day is all about. Thank you to our families for your generosity and support.

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