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Parent Mail

19th May 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We have had a great week of learning with the sun shining to make it even better.  It was perfect weather for our Year 6 to enjoy their Bikeability sessions.  This is such important learning and I felt proud of them all.  The instructors said that they were a pleasure to work with and that comments were made by the public of how polite and considerate they were, great ambassadors for our school.


Some Year 1s and 2s represented the school at a Multiskills event at Radstock Primary School on Thursday.  The children committed to each event and had a great time.  Thank you Mrs Paterson for joining me with the children.


Today a team of Year 5 and 1 Year 4 attended a football tournament.  They were in a hard group against much larger schools.  They played so well as a team and got to the final.  Sadly, they lost in the final 2-1.  Thank you Mr O'Reilly for providing such a great day of football for them.  We are definitely getting closer to a win!


Bullfinch children and parents enjoyed the sports club tonight and managed to avoid the rain.  It is so lovely to see parents and children coming together in sport and we are delighted so many could join in.


On Thursday some families, staff and governors joined Mrs Dodds and I for a 7am Ascension day walk.  It a beautiful way to start the day.  We had a lovely walk, tasty breakfast and even got to see the flag being raised on the church to mark Ascension day, the day when Christians mark Jesus rising up to heaven.


When you add the use of the new ballcourts, the trim trail, use of playground equipment, planting and with Eco club going off site, I think it may have been our sportiest week yet!  All of these experiences and achievements fit on top of our normal learning which is an incredible achievement and I thank all staff for this.  It has been such a pleasure to see the learning in the classrooms and I have enjoyed working with some Year 2 children on their reading this week.


Next week, we will be officially opening our ballcourts and trim trail.  We will hold a 9am assembly on Wednesday for Heart of the Community followed by refreshments and then the opening.  You are all welcome to join us.


I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Jacquie Vanstone