Encouraging our children’s reading habits

The staff at St. Philip’s have been sharing their ‘reading journeys’ with the children over the last few weeks. We hope to encourage them to persevere if it gets challenging and to be inspired to read more for pleasure. 

A lot of our reading journeys included vivid memories of reading with a special adult at home, and so we’re excited for our children at St. Philip’s as they build their own special reading memories with you. 

We know that finding the right time to read with our children can sometimes be hard, so please see the notice above for some top tips. 

Many thanks for your continued support. 

Mrs Callow 

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Victoria Art Gallery

On Wednesday, Osprey class visited the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath to see the Lady Hare, work of artist, Sophie Ryder. The children discovered that she found objects and recycled materials and used them to create several sculptures, namely animals. In a similar way – after exploring the gallery and her sculptures – they created their own animal masks using scrap and unwanted objects.

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Children’s Author- Andy Seed

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We were so excited to have Andy Seed in our school yesterday.  He came to our class for a workshop and shared some of his favourite parts from the books he has written.  He is a very funny man and had us all laughing with his jokes, riddles and ridiculous facts!

At lunchtime, his books sold like hot cakes, and he had a queue out of the door full of children wanted to buy a signed book from the man himself. He was inspired to become an author when he met one as a child, so let’s see where his inspiring visit takes our St. Philip’s children in the future!

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Notice for Y4 parents…

As you know, one of our trips to the climbing wall at Undercover Rock in Bristol was cancelled due to the snow. 

If your child was due to go on that day, I would like to let you know that I have managed to rebook it for Wednesday 11th April, which is in the first week back after Easter. As before, they will need a packed lunch, although we will be arriving back at school at 1:30pm. 

If you had volunteered to help on the first trip and would still like to help this time, please do email me and let me know. 

Many thanks, and Happy Good Friday,

Mrs Callow

Y4 climbing trip

For those of you who missed this trip due to the school closure, we will re-schedule it after Easter. It takes weeks to organise trips, so I am hoping to re-book it as soon as possible, but we will have to find a new date which is free for both parties involved. I will let you know as soon as I have arranged this. Thank you to the parents who had offered to help – I hope you will be able to make the new date, but I understand if you are unable to. Thank you to you all for your understanding. 

For those children who went today, I will upload photos soon. Thank you. 

Y5 Skiing and tobogganing trip

Well, the ‘Beast from the East’ came in force twice this month, depositing inches of snow on both occasions, and what better way to celebrate it than with a trip to the dry-slope at the Mendip Snowsport centre. Unfortunately, the first load of snow had melted by the time we arrived, but we had great fun all the same! The wind was chilly but the skies were blue and the children were wrapped up sufficiently! For most of them, this was a new skill to master, but they picked it up brilliantly.  Well done Y5s for your perseverance and positive attitudes – it was great to see you all smiling so much!