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Fitz Weekly 5th October

Monday 5th  

  • Cricket club with Jon Solly
  • Y5/6 Tag Rugby, BOA Rugby Club 9.30 – 11.30am
  • Cross Country Festival, Stonar School

Tuesday 6th

  • Y4- 6 Netball Club , 3.30-4.15

Wednesday 7th

  • Y3/4 Swimming


Thursday 8th

  • Y4 – 6 Football club, 3.30-4.30
  • Y3 – 6 Ukulele club, 3.30-4.30
  • Pencelli Class Assembly, 9.15am School Hall
  • Library open 3.20 – 3.45

Friday 9th

  • Individual School Photos


Celebrating Success

Aiming High Rocket: Anna R, Charlie R, William C, Meilla E, Samuel B, Eva J, Samuel A, Jon W, Finn McC-D, Parys M, Holly F

Respect Certificate: Julia O, Rafaela M, Sophia P, Jake H, Seby E, Idris J, Thomas F, Toby P, Ben W, Jess E, Alysha B

House points Weekly winners- Pine House, Overall Winners so far- Pine House


Congratulations to Ceinwen V who has passed her Grade 1 Clarinet Exam with a merit



WE DID IT!! – It has now been confirmed by Guiness World Records that we have successfully broken the record for the world’s largest paper bag! We used almost a mile of brown paper, a mile of paper string and three miles of paper tape to create a 73ft-long, 50ft-wide bag. Well done to all involved for this massive achievement. Special thanks to Jon – The Paper Bag Co., Tom – Varn Media and Liz Vaughton for allowing us to be a part of this. You can see them all in action creating the bag by following the youtube link here:


Y5/6 Tag Rugby Festival, BOA Rugby club Winsley – We will be travelling by coach to and from Winsley, leaving School at 9am and returning in time for lunch. Please can you ensure all children are suitably dressed with warm clothing, waterproofs and trainers/rugby boots. The children will be very active during the morning so therefore will need a snack and plenty to drink. We still need more parent helpers, please see your child’s class teacher if you are able to help.


Individual & sibling Photos – pre-school aged children are welcome to come and have a photo taken with their siblings between 8.30am & 9am in the school hall. Sign-up sheets will be in the School office for you to book your 5 minute slot. Please note that due to the number of families wanting photos, it will not be possible to accommodate anyone who misses their time slot. Siblings who all attend Fitzmaurice will have their photo taken together during the school day so please do not bring your children to this early morning slot.


Harvest Festival & Lunchbowl Collection – On Monday 12th October we will be having our harvest festival assembly. Due to the current success of the Bradford on Avon Foodbank, we have decided this year to support the lunchbowl charity, who help provide food for orphans in Kibera, Nairobi. We would like each child to come into school dressed as something which represents harvest i.e a farmer, or a piece of fruit/veg i.e dressed in orange for a carrot,  in return for a £1 donation to be given to your childs class teacher on the day. Each £1 we collect will help provide 3 children with food for a day.


Parking – We would like to reiterate once again that parking is not permitted in the school car park at drop off and pick up times. We have also received a number of complaints from local residents concerning parking on the surrounding streets. Please can we request that you respect local residents by not blocking access to driveways or parking on pavements. Parking is provided free of charge at pick up and drop off times in the Canal & River Trust car park at Baileys Barn when displaying a valid permit. Please speak to the office to get your permit.


Fitz Friends News

Fitz Friends new Chair and team

At our recent AGM, Sally bravely stepped up from being Vice Chair to take the lead role. She has been a brilliant team member these last few years, is full of ideas and will do a fabulous job as Chair. Helen has taken on the Vice role, Amy the Secretary and Sue remains as our trusty Treasurer. Please give them as much support as I’ve appreciated over the years. I’m sure we’re in for a bumper fundraising season!

Julia Savage

Free tea and cake this Friday!

Fitz Friends is ready for take off! The re-launch is this Friday 2nd October, 3.20pm in the school hall. Please come along and find out more about the fun and fundraising we have planned for the coming year. You will also get a chance to vote for our new logo. Did we mention…free cake?

Street Party Thanks!

A big shiny thank you to everyone who came along to our stall at Saturday’s St Laurence Street Fair! The sun shone, sponges splatted and lucky dippers dipped, raising £81 (profit) for our kids at Fitz! Huge thanks to Team Street Party: Helen, Mel, Anna, Liz and Lauren  and their little helpers: Amelia, Alfie, Freya and Millie (stall holders) as well as Nicolette, Amy, Esther, Jenny, Sarah, Helen (lucky dip wrappers). Everyone gave a little bit of time for a great team result #JustOneHour


Fitz Friends Pub Meeting

All welcome to come along to our next Fitz Friends pub meeting on Wednesday 7th October, 7.30pm at the Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon.

Meet our new committee. All ideas welcome :0)

Fitz Friends on Facebook

We hope you ‘like’ our new Fitz Friends Facebook page:



On behalf of Fitz Friends


Dates for your Diary


Mon 5th – 16th Structured conversations for AfA parents
Mon 5th Y5/6 Tag Rugby, BOA Rugby Club, 9.30am- 11.30am
Mon 5th Cross Country Festival at Stonar School
Thurs 8th Pencelli class assembly, 9.15am School Hall
Fri 9th Individual school photos, School Hall
Sun 11th Red Rabbit Family Photoshoot
Mon 12th Harvest Festival Assembly and Lunchbowl Charity Collection
Mon 12th Y1 Multi-skills festival
Mon 12th Parents Evening, 3.40pm-6.30pm
Mon 12th Full Governing Body Meeting
Tues 13th FS2 Learning Journey Workshop
Thurs 15th Parents Evening, 3.40pm-7pm
Fri 16th Dove Class Assembly
Fri 16th Dove Class Cake Sale
Sat 17th Saturday Film Club
Mon 19th E-Safety Day & Karl Hopwood talk for parents, 7pm
Mon 19th BOA Cluster Football Tournament, 3.45pm-5pm
Weds 21st END OF TERM


Community Notices

Swindon Town Football Club Holiday Camp- Following the huge success of their Summer Camp, Swindon Town Football club will be running a two day holiday camp on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October at Bradford on Avon Rugby Club. This will be open to boys and girls aged 5-15. For more information and to book a place please see the following link