Bridstow's School Results for 2012
(Posted 07 May 2013)
(As published on the Department for Education’s website 2013)
There were 8 children in this particular year group, 3 of whom were on the school SEN register at School Action +. This meant that they had been assessed by support agencies at Local Authority level and required additional intervention.
63% of our pupils achieved level 4 or more in both English and maths.
50% (4/8) of our pupils achieved level 5 or above in English.
50% (4/8) of our pupils achieved level 5 or above in maths.
88% (7/8) of our pupils made expected progress (at least 2 levels) in English.
88% (7/8) of our pupils made expected progress (at least 2 levels) in maths.
Further details can be gained by accessing the Department for Education website. School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State for Education can be found at this location.
Please ask in the school office if you would like assistance in accessing this data.
Visit to the John Moore Museum
(Posted 25 Mar 2013)
Monday the 18th March was the day that Bridstow pupils from Classes 2, 3 and 4 stepped back in time to Tudor Britain… well perhaps not but it certainly felt like it at times! We went on a school trip to the John Moore museum in Tewkesbury and whilst there were plenty of pupils who seemed happy enough with the coach trip, the museum was pretty good too! There is a range of fantastic countryside exhibits, which you’d expect at a museum dedicated to a famous naturalist, but it was the author’s other passion – the history and architecture of his hometown – that drew us to visit.
The museum has a number of living exhibitions that the children found particularly interesting. The Barber-Surgeon gave us a rather gruesome insight into Tudor medicine and was a particular favourite with many, but one of the best all-round exhibits must be the Tudor house. A part-preserved, part-restored Tudor house, complete with Tudor furniture, utensils and even children’s toys.
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We all had a super day and if you would like to learn more you can visit the website at: www.johnmooremuseum.org.
World Book Day
(Posted 15 Mar 2013)
What a fantastic day we had on World Book Day last Thursday 7th March!
We all came to school dressed as book characters and some of the costumes were fanatastic. There were characters like: Alice in Wonderland, a Dementor, Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, The Naughtiest Girl in School, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda, Red Riding Hood, an Oompa Loompa and many more!
In Classes 1 and 2 there was a ‘Gruffalo’ theme and a real Gruffallo (Ms Morris) was seen sneaking around school. Earlier in the day the Librarians from Class 4 did a play in assembly showing how libraries have changed over time from dark, silent dull places to light, modern, much more inviting places. Stories were read in classes which had been mixed up between year groups within the key stages. Various book related activities took place including making book covers, illustrating texts, designing posters about books and making plasticine models of book characters.
Grounds Spring Clean Morning
(Posted 09 Mar 2013)
On Saturday morning March 2nd we had a fantastic turnout to help with jobs around the school grounds. By 10.30 AM the car park was full! Mums, dads and children both big and small turned out to help in pruning, sweeping, painting, clearing and cleaning around the outside of the classroom areas and by the play apparatus.
A huge amount was achieved and we now have newly painted playground fences in really bright colours; white tarpaulins slung under the roof over the KS1 outdoor play area to catch guano from the nesting swallows; a heavily pruned and revitalised willow dome; heavily pruned shrubs in the beds outside the classrooms resulting in significantly more light indoors; and much more besides.
So, a massive thank you to everyone who gave up some of their valuable time to come and help. It was a brilliant morning with a real community feel about it. There will have to be another similar morning in the not too distant future as there is still more to do despite the enormous amount achieved.
Ross Community Larder
(Posted 06 Feb 2013)
As you know, our school is a collection point for donations of food for the Community Larder which helps people and families who have fallen on hard times and need a little help with basic food supplies. Unfortunately, the need for the larder is growing. Rev Knight tells us that they are actually seeing an increase in the number of people and particularly families who are having to make use of the larder and that they are supporting more people in genuine need and hardship than ever.
Rev. Knight collects the food donations every Wednesday. The donation box is in the main school corridor just outside the Hall doors. One way that some people are supporting this is to look for suitable 'BOGOF' type deals at the supermarket and donate the 'free' item to the Larder.
The items needed are: any non-perishable food items eg. tins of food (beans, meat, fish, tomatoes, fruit, vegetables, rice pudding etc), dried milk, pasta, rice, cereals, jars of sauce, jam etc; sugar. Also toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc