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Fitz Weekly w/c 19th September 2016

Monday 19th September

·         Cricket club

·         Football club – 3.30 – 4.30pm

Tuesday 20th

·         Yr 6 trip to Pencalli

Wednesday 21st

·         Yr 6 trip to Pencalli

·         Goldfinch Class Forest school

·         Puffin Class Swimming

·         Debbie Lewis (Family Link Worker) available 6-7pm on 07783823011

Thursday 22nd

·         Yr 6 Trip to Pencalli

·         Red Kite class Forest school

·         Ukulele Club

·         Gym Club

Friday 23rd

·         Yr 6 trip to Pencalli

·         KS2 Cross Country Championship at St Laurence School 3.45 – 5pm


Celebrating Success

Growing Mind Flowers: Maddison R, Kai B, Kacper K, Chloe H, Rico T, George D, Lydia M, Marko P, Hollie G

Respect Certificate: Ryan M-B, Amy K, Eva J, Arden H, Poppy V, Charlie H, Beth W, Jessica P, Archie W

Data Collection sheets – You should have all now received a blue data collection sheet with your child’s basic information and your contact details on them. Please can we request all forms should be signed and sent back to us even if your details remain unchanged. Many thanks for your cooperation with this.

After school clubs – Please note that a letter has been sent home today detailing all clubs running in Terms 1 and 2. Please hand in your completed club letter by 9am on Thursday 22nd September. Confirmation of whether your child has been successful in gaining a place in their chosen club/s will be sent out by Parentmail soon after. The Nest parents – please note that we are not offering any after school clubs for reception children during terms 1 and 2 as they are still settling in and adapting to school routines.

Parent reading volunteers – Teachers are pleading for more parent volunteers to hear readers. Can you spare an hour or more each week listening to children read? If so please do get in touch with your class teacher or the office. This makes a huge difference to the children.

Puffin class swimming – Swimming for Puffin class only, starts on Wednesday 21st September. Please remember to bring your kit into school. Kit consists of a towel, swimming hat and swimming costume. If your child wears goggles, then this is permitted as long as parents/carers send in a short note confirming this.

The Nest and Goldfinch class Forest School – Children from these classes can come to school wearing their appropriate Forest School clothing (long trousers please.) However, please send your children in to school wearing their school shoes. This is so that they are in suitable footwear when not participating in their Forest school session and send their wellies in with them. Many thanks, Miss Evans.

Yr 5/6 Sports Peer Leader – Applications need to be in school by Monday 26th September at 9am. Please note that there are only 5 spaces. Many thanks, Ms Blake.

Forest Schools donated kit – Do you have any unwanted children’s wellies or clothing suitable for forest schools. If so if you are able to donate these to the school, this would be greatly appreciated.

 Fitz Friends

Fitz Friends News

Fitz Friends Tea Party after school in the hall, Friday 30th September

Come along to find out more about Fitz Friends, what we do and how you can help. There will be FREE tea and cake so if you are able to donate any cakes, please email us at the address below.

Fancy being a Class Rep?

We are introducing a new role of Class Representative. This has worked very effectively in other schools by boosting communication between parents and their PTA. Could you and another parent from your child’s class help us? You do not have to come to the Fitz Friends meetings (though you’d be very welcome!) or be tied to the role for long. If you don’t mind chatting to other parents and helping pass on messages on our behalf, and then pass their feedback back to us, that would be great! Contact us for further information or come along to the Tea Party to sign up.

Facebook Fizz

We are so close to reaching 150 likes on our Facebook page. A ‘liker’ chosen at random will then receive a bottle of fizz! Help us reach our target in time for the Tea Party so we can present the bottle there.

Don’t forget to check your notification settings to make sure you stay in the loop. Go to our Facebook page, click ‘Like’ (if you haven’t already) then go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Notifications’ within that page.

Keep up to date on Facebook and the school website or contact

 Dates for your Diary

Tues 20th-Fri 23rd Sept Yr 6 Trip to Pencalli
Friday 23rd Swift Class cake sale – 3.20pm
Tues 27th FS2 Reading workshop – after school – 3.20pm
Wed 28th                                     Yr 5 Open Evening at St Laurence
Friday 30th Pencalli assembly, 2.30pm school hall
Friday 30th Fitz Friends Tea Party – 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday 4th Oct FS2 Letters and Sounds, Phase 1 and 2 workshop, after school
Thursday 6th Oct The Nest parents lunch
Friday 7th Swift class assembly, 2.50pm School hall
Sunday 9th Red Rabbit Family photo shoot
Monday 10th Individual  School Photos

Community Notices

Please find attached flyers regarding Bradford and Avon Valley Youth Chess Club, Arc Theatre Christmas Panto auditions, Bradford on Avon Lions Club family friendly road races and new Pilates classes being held at Bearfield Church.

Below is another copy of details in regards to this year’s Fireworks display:



The annual Fireworks event in aid of the three schools in Bradford-on-Avon will be on:

Saturday 5th November 2016, the Beehive Field, Trowbridge Road.

A fantastic night of fun and a big fundraiser that raises much needed funds for Fitzmaurice, Christ Church and St Laurence schools.

Gates will open at The Beehive Field at 5.30pm.

Attractions include a barbecue, hog roast, beer tent including real ales and mulled wine, candy floss, popcorn, and live music. Local groups will be performing from 5.45pm. Fireworks start at 7.00pm. And for children there will be an inflatable assault course and a bouncy castle.


Advance tickets will be available from the Murco Service Station, Woolley St; The Castle Inn; Made In Bradford, Lambs Yard; Hartley Farm, Winsley; ANP Stores, Trowbridge Rd; and from Fitzmaurice and Christ Church schools. Keep a look out for posters when the tickets become available.

Advance tickets prices are £5 Adults, £2.50 Children (5-17 year olds).

Gate prices on the night will be £7 Adults and £3 Children (5-17 year olds).

Cheques to BOA United Schools Fireworks.

Help is required!

As always we need plenty of volunteers – all vital to the success and safety of the event.

 Saturday help:

Saturday morning: 9am-1pm – setting up site following delivery of fencing, beer tent, bbqs etc and preparation of bonfire (we need minimum 7 people from each school).

Saturday afternoon: 3:30pm onwards – for delivery of food and preparation.

Saturday afternoon: 4:45pm onwards – to act as marshals (4:45 for briefing at 5:00), to help on the gate, to help man the stalls, and to help man the bouncy castles. (We need 20 people from each school for this) – This slot was very short of volunteers last year!

Saturday evening: 9:00-10:00pm – to clear up.

Sunday help:

Sunday morning: from 9:00-12:00 midday – to clear up general litter and bonfire, reinstate turf and dismantle fencing (we need 7 people from each school).

 To help, please complete and leave the tear-off slip at the School Office saying what you volunteer for, or preferably sign up online at, we will then confirm time slots via email. Please volunteer by the end of September so that we can be sure of numbers.


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