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Chester Park Infant School Newsletter 38                       20th July 2017


Dear Parents/Carers,


What a fantastic way to end the school year with our dinosaur themed literacy week. It has been an exciting and memorable week and I hope the children have had lots of stories and facts to share with you at home. Look out for the photos on the website.


During assembly on Tuesday we said farewell to our Year 2 children, I would like to wish all the Year 2 leavers best wishes and continuing success as they move to Year 3. We will all be thinking of them and would like to hear how the children are getting on in the future. We have also said farewell to the staff that will not be returning in September. I would like to wish all the staff leaving us best wishes for the future and welcome the new staff joining the CPIS team.


I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and carers for your support and patience during this year and to thank you on behalf of myself and the whole staff team for the gifts and cards received. We really do appreciate your kindness.


I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you again on Monday 11th September 2017.


Miss Madeleine Orr, Interim Headteacher


Dinosaur Week

We have had a ROARRRING time at CPIS this week. We kicked off the week with an incredible dinosaur workshop where the children not only got to look at dinosaur fossils. We even got to see the tooth of a T-Rex. It's the same size as a banana! We also got to meet Spiny the animatronic dinosaur. He moved around the hall and the children were very brave and stroked him under the chin! This really got the children fired up for a week of creative activities. We have made a range of paintings, costumes and masks. The children used all of this amazing inspiration to write some truly dinosaurtastic poems! Paul Stickland, author of Dinosaur Roar, has also come to school today and shared his book with the children. Look out for the article in the Fishponds Voice soon. We have been practising our performance ready to perform to our families - we hope you enjoyed our performance of Dinosaur Roar!


Message from CPIS Governors

The Governing Body would like to wish all children, parents, carers and staff a very happy, enjoyable and well deserved summer holiday. This has certainly been a very eventful year for the children with activities ranging from ugly bug balls, maths and science weeks and this week’s dinosaur themed literacy week. The children have had the chance to enjoy educational visits to Avon Valley Park, Chepstow Castle, Cattle Country, M Shed and even to the beach at Weston Super Mare.

We would like to thank all the staff at CPIS for the incredible amount of hard work and energy that went into this year. We would also like to thank all parents and carers for working with us concerning the logistical issues around having children at different sites.

Of course we also want to thank the children for their continued hard work and positive attitude to their learning. We are looking forward to continuing our journey with you all.

Caroline Hopes, Chair of Governors On behalf of all the Governors at Chester Park Infant School


Maths Week

At the end of term 5 we held our maths week to help raise funds for maths resources. With the money raised we have already purchased some new resources such as stacking counters and geometric shapes. Thank you for supporting us.


Friends of Chester Park Infant School

This year the Friends of CPIS have held some highly successful events. The amount raised so far this year is £5778.16. Members have volunteered their time to help with new parents meetings, cake sales and events such as Harvest. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Friends of CPIS for all their hard work and support throughout the year. We always need new members to volunteer and help out. Please let us know if you would like to help out in 2017/2018 or email the friends on friendsofcpis@gmail Thank you. Please start saving any unwanted school uniform as we will be holding another used sale!


Pot of Gold


Myah—Class 3

Veer—Class 2

Samuel—Class 3



Rainbow Raffle Winners

This week the following children were awarded the Rainbow Sticker:


Class 1— Ibrahim         Class 2— Haram

Class 3— Ada               Class 4— Layla

Class 5— Patricia         Class 6— Aamirruh

Class 7— Kelly              Class 8— Ollie


End of Term 6 Treasure Chest Winners!

At the end of each term a raffle ticket is drawn for each class from the rainbow raffle tickets and Pot of Gold raffle tickets collected throughout the term. Each child pulled from the chest picked a prize from Miss Orr’s Treasure Chest! Well done to all these children.


Class 1— Ella             Class 2— Sully

Class 3— Autumn      Class 4— Divine

Class 5— Louis          Class 6— Sean

Class 7— Husnain      Class 8— Maya


100% Attendance


At CPIS we expect good attendance as a standard but do feel that the following 8 children deserve to be mentioned as they have attended school 100% since the first day in September 2016. They received their perfect attendance certificates and stickers today.


Nyla—Class 2            Jack Class 4                 Kerensa Class 5 

Taiwo—Class 5          Kelly—   Class 7           Henry—  Class 4

Myah—Class 3           Isabelle—Class 5



Well Done!


Dates for your diary



End of Term

Friday 21st July—Inset Day.

Start of Term

Monday 11th September. Year 1 & 2 ONLY.


Chester Park Junior School return on Wednesday 6th September



Inset dates for 2017/2018 have been set and school will be closed to all children on these dates:

Monday 4th September 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

School returns on Monday 11th September 2017

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Friday 25th May 2018

Monday 4th June 2018




Weekly Attendance across the school—School Expectation is 96%

Well done Class 3 with 97.3%. Will your class be next to have the highest attendance? Keep trying!


Year Group

W/E 20/07/17

W/E 14/07/17


W/E 20/07/17

W/E 14/07/17













Year 1






Year 2






Whole School