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Please have a look at our latest school newsletters below to keep up to date with all that is happening in our school.

Newsletter 3 July 2020
This week we said goodbye to our wonderful year 6 children. They’ve really enjoyed this week, which has been full of fun and ‘finishing’ activities. In their ‘bubble’ the children have been enjoying pebble painting, a Forest School day and of course – a PARTY!! – goodies supplied by the KFA! My thanks go to the team at Christ Church for gifting each child a book. I wish the children every blessing and every success and I thank them for all they have contributed to our school.

Newsletter 26 June 2020
This week it has been lovely spending some time with our year 6 pupils in the Emerald bubble as they begin to celebrate the end of their time here at Kingshill. On Monday we had a socially distanced meeting outside and had a good chat – teachers shared their memories of the children and we presented them with their much anticipated leavers hoodies.

Newsletter 19 June 2020
This week we have had contact with our new children and families due to join us in reception in September.
We really look forward to welcoming the new children properly – at the moment we still don’t know what that
will ‘look like’ but we are hoping that it will be as ‘normal’ as possible!

Newsletter 12 June 2020
So we come to the end of another week! I hope you are all well and enjoying the sun when it shines! This has been the first week when we have been able to welcome more pupils into school. It has been lovely to see them and to feel just a little bit ‘normal’ again. It is very strange however to have separate ‘bubbles’ that can’t mix, and no ‘whole school’ events that we enjoy so much. Maintaining social distancing is challenging but everyone is trying their best and there is a positive atmosphere in school.

Newsletter 5 June 2020
Just when we thought we had it all sorted to return to school this week – things changed again! It’s so very frustrating isn’t it? The ever-changing situation means that we have to be flexible and react as quickly and as measured as we can. It’s challenging as I’m sure you can appreciate.
This week I met with other North Somerset headteachers for a huge virtual meeting with the director of Public Health for North Somerset and information was released for schools on Thursday afternoon. Following a further meeting, the Multi Academy Trust and headteachers came to the decision that we are able to open on Monday 8 June as planned for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Newsletter 29 May 2020
I hope you have all enjoyed half term – we have had such glorious weather, haven’t we? It’s been lovely to be able to use my garden and I’ve been excited to see the first signs of my patio pots beginning to flower! I’m even growing a courgette plant and each day I see new flower buds appear – nature is amazing!

Newsletter 22 May 2020
So, as we come to the end of the term under this ‘new normal’, ‘changes and choices’ have been my buzz words this week. As you can imagine it has been a very hectic time for school leaders since the government announcement that pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 may be returning to school on 1 June. There still seems to be a lot of uncertainty around this.

Newsletter 15 May 2020
Goodness me how things change in a week! I’m sure like me, you have got used to a new ‘normality’ so the recent announcement of the ‘easing’ of lockdown may have brought with it an air of uncertainty and fear or a new hope in that some can return to work and get out more.

I hope you all received the letter this week from Mr Bowditch, the CEO of the Multi Academy Trust

Newsletter 8 May 2020
As you know, today is the Bank Holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Of course, across the country people are celebrating in a very different way to the one planned. In our village we are having a two-minute silence on our doorsteps at 11am then a ‘street party’ in our own front gardens. In school we would have had some fun events and activities this week but alas we haven’t been able to, but I wonder how you are celebrating? Did the children do any of the activities we set up for them? Do send us in any pictures for next week’s newsletter!

Newsletter 1 May
My goodness – it’s May! I hope you are all still well and managing to keep safe. We have been blessed with some lovely weather haven’t we? My garden has never looked so tidy and my front drive is gleaming after my jet-washing fun! Then the rain came…still, I’m sure I can find lots of jobs to do indoors too! I can see that everyone is keeping busy at home – well done!

Newsletter 24 April
I hope you have had a good week, mostly lovely weather and more sunshine to come! Yesterday was St George’s Day – we usually celebrate this in school with a special assembly and children who are in uniformed groups can wear their uniform to school. St George (famous for the dragon story) was a Christian Soldier who stood by his faith and gave his life standing up for what he believed in. It’s an interesting story.

Newsletter 17 April 2020
I hope you all had a fantastic Easter and managed to celebrate with family time at home (of course!) It was such a lovely weekend and so nice to be able to enjoy the spring sunshine. Last weekend was such an important celebration for many Christians across the whole world.

Newsletter 10 April 2020
Today is Good Friday, the start of the Easter Weekend. I hope you’ve managed to get some Easter Eggs ready for Sunday! It seems strange to be writing a newsletter today, but I want us to keep in touch as much as possible so will be sending one out each week regardless of holidays. I hope you are all well and are keeping safe at this difficult time.

Newsletter 3 April 2020
I hope you’ve all had a good week and that you and your families are safe and well. This is a bumper edition so grab a cuppa…

Newsletter Letter 27 March 
Well, this is the first time I’ve done my newsletter like this! First of all, I want to send you all my warmest wishes from all the staff. Ihope you are all managing to keep safe and of course enjoy some family time.

Newsletter 18 March
It’s been a week of uncertainty and worry for many of us and I am sure it will be more uncertain as time goes on. Thank you to parents who have been understanding and supportive in our procedures to run the school as smoothly and as safely as possible. My thanks to all the staff,

Newsletter 13 March
Today was Sport Relief Day in school, it was great to see so many children wearing their sports kits to school. Mrs Bennett led an assembly and we did a whole school shake and wake activity!

Newsletter 6 March
Such a lot has been happening this week!
Emerald Class had the opportunity to visit St Francis of Assisi Church in Nailsea on Tuesday as part of their RE learning about the ‘Stations of the Cross’ as we begin to think about the story of Easter.

Newsletter 28 Feb

Newsletter 14 Feb
On Monday this week our Collective Worship was led by Megan, Holley, Esther and Ellie. It was on the theme of Peace. Thank you so much girls for doing this – it was lovely to see how you had planned it and presented it so well, and a strong message too!

Newsletter 7 Feb
This week is National Children’s Mental Health Week. The slogan is ‘Find Your Brave’. We talked in Collective Worship about how we can be brave and that it’s OK to feel sad, or angry, or jealous etc. We reminded ourselves that it’s important to talk if we can, to our friends or to a trusted adul

Newsletter 31 Jan
On Monday we had a visit from the North Somerset Times who took a photograph of some of the children for the paper to celebrate Kingshill being in the top 5 schools in North Somerset!

Newsletter 24 Jan
This week we had a visit from some of our Governors. Our Ethos Committee came into school to chat to some of our Spiritual Group. They asked them questions and talked to them about Collective Worship, RE and the school’s vision and values.

Newsletter 17 Jan
On Monday this week Emerald had a visit from Harry Cadwallader from Cadcharacters who told a story about “Sir Walter Raleigh” as part of their topic based around Tudor times.

Newsletter 10 Jan
Happy New Year to you all from all of us here at Kingshill! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed some precious family time.

It’s been great to see the children return with enthusiasm and happy to meet up with their friends, share holiday stories and to get back into school routines.

Newslette 20 Dec
So, we come to the end of a very busy, very long term here at Kingshill. It seems a long time ago now that we all came back to a brand new school year. So much has happened…. new children, new teachers, Harvest Festival, Charity Days, Remembrance, school trips, visitors to school, presentations of learning, KFA events, and of course so much learning!

Newsletter 13 Dec
Festive excitement and fun all round this week!

Newsletter 6 Dec 
On Monday this week the school got together for “Community Day” and we focussed on the theme of “Nativity”. I saw some great community learning and team work.

Newsletter 29 Nov
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (and it’s still only November!) Christmas Play rehearsals are well under way now and we are beginning to get excited about the start of the festive season. It’s always such a wonderful time as we celebrate together.

Newsletter 22 Nov
Another busy week here at Kingshill.
Diamond and Opal Class held Early Morning Reading sessions this week. It was lovely to see parents sharing a book with their child, thank you to all who came.

Newsletter 15 Nov
On Monday we held our special Remembrance Day Service – it was so lovely to see the children really engaging with such an important event. At 11 am we held a one-minute silence too – all the children behaved wonderfully.

Newsletter 8 Nov
Welcome back everyone, I hope you had a lovely break and enjoyed family time together.
Everyone was straight back into learning this week and yesterday Harry Cadwallader – the ‘Cad-Character visited Emerald and Topaz Classes. In Emerald he played the part of a highway man to link to their topic of crime and punishment and class novel “The Highway Man”.

Newsletter 24 Oct
So we come to the end of our first half term here at Kingshill. It’s been lovely to welcome our new
Reception children and indeed some new families to other year groups too.

Newsletter 18 Oct
It was ‘Wear Pink’ day today as we supported Cancer Research again here at Kingshill. It was lovely to see everyone dressed up and thank you for your donations to this very worthy cause; we raised over £85 for Cancer Research.

Newsletter 11 Oct
This week we welcomed parents of children in Diamond Class who attended a phonics and maths session with Miss Pennell. It was a chance for them to see how we teach early reading and how we build up the children’s maths skills too

Newsletter 4 Oct
This week our Year 5 and 6 pupils enjoyed another Bikeability session – they had a great time and had a fantastic attitude throughout – well done children.

Newsletter 27 September
This week we held some of our open sessions for prospective parents and children for Reception 2020. It was a pleasure showing people around Kingshill and I had lots of lovely comments about the calm learning atmosphere.

Newsletter 20 September
What lovely weather we’ve had this week! The children have thoroughly enjoyed being able to run around outside in the sunshine!

Newsletter 13 Sept
Week two already and we are now really settled back into school life and of course some fantastic learning!

Newsletter 6 September
Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a lovely summer!
It has been great to see everyone back at school ready and eager for the term ahead. It’s been especially lovely to see our new reception children.