Events: 2018-19

Sea Mills won the Silver Gilt award in Bristol in Bloom this year.

The school looks amazing and a huge thanks goes to Mrs Lloyd for the hard work she has put into getting the school looking blooming.

Our caretaker has also worked exceptionally hard keeping them fed and watered.

Thank you and well done!

15th July 2019

The children LOVED the visit from author Andy Seed.  He told jokes and stories and encouraged us all to be authors.  Lots of us bought his books and there are also plenty of copies of his fascinating (mostly non-fiction) books in the library now.

11.07.2019

The library service visited today to challenge us to take on the Summer Reading Challenge and read 6 books over the holiday.  The theme this year is ‘Space Chase’ and Sea Mills Library would love the children to come and join in.  For more information watch this video:

Year 3 working hard on products to sell for Maths Enterprise Week! The BIG SALE is this Friday!

10.7.19

Mr Randall, Mr Kinnear, Mrs Swords and surprise guest Mrs Phillips took a brilliant trip to Dyrham Park. The weather was glorious and the children explored the huge deer park and grounds. After lunch they ventured into the huge mansion house and learned about a harpsicord, oil paintings and the history of the house.

The children had an amazing time Alexia even said  ‘It was the best day of her life!’.

More amazing talent at Sea Mills Primary School!

Damon achieved his Octopus Level 1 swimming badge.

Suzi achieved her Level 2 climbing award after much hard work.

3rd July PTFA Summer Fayre

Brilliant sunshine helped make our Summer Fayre a wonderful success.  Children took part in a range of the classic fayre activities: hook the duck, beat the goalie, tombola, splat the rat, hoop the frog and  Mr Kinnear particularly enjoyed being soaked by enthusiastic children in ‘Splat the Teacher’.  It was lovely to welcome both the Fire Brigade and the Police who answered all the children’s questions and gave guided tours of their vehicles.  There was a range of tasty food on offer and both craft activities and the eco stall for children to enjoy.  A massive thank you to our tireless PTFA volunteers for all the work both on the day and in the run up to the festivities – you are amazing!  Also, a thank you to all staff for dressing up as ‘Sea Mills through the decades’ – you were a sight for sore eyes!

Sponsored Walk

Last Friday we were eventually able to run our sponsored walk (after two rain cancellations!). The children had a great time outside raising money for the school. Some children even managed 13 laps, despite the heat! Well done to everyone who took part.

Our Allotments

Look what our allotments has produced! Lettuce on sale after school this week 50p!

Bristol Shakespeare Hub

We are very excited to announce that we have been accepted as a new member of the  Bristol Shakespeare Hub run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  Arts professionals will help us bring the Bard’s work to life with drama, art and English activities and teachers will be receiving specialised training.  We will also be taking part in Shakespeare Week in March next year.

Enterprise

Year 3 busy planning for Maths Enterprise Week starting on 8th July.

Author Visit

We’re very excited that our author of the month is coming to visit us!

Andy Seed specialises in humorous non-fiction books but also writes brilliant poetry and fiction.  He was the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award in 2015.  He  is coming to inspire us on the 15th July and promises to get us buzzing about reading! We can’t wait! www.andyseed.com

Bristol in Bloom

On Monday 17th April,  Bristol in Bloom came to have a look at our fantastic school outdoor areas. Last year we managed to achieve the Silver Award in the Bristol in Bloom competition.

Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Clarke have worked exceptionally hard to make the school look so ‘blooming’ and we are hoping for equal if not greater success this year.

Year 5/6 Camp

Keep up with the updates – On the Residential Trip Page

Bikeabilty – 11th June 

Keen cyclists from year 5 & 6 braved the rain today to continue their Bikeability training.

We attended the celebration of the Addison Oak’s 100th birthday today. 

Plastic Pete

Elsie in Year 5 made this sculpture from plastic waste. It’s called “Plastic Pete”! Elsie made Pete to enter into a competition designed by City To Sea… the prize was £1000 to spend on a sustainability project for school. She didn’t win sadly but we think Plastic Pete is amazing!

She was inspired by the Assembly in Eco Week on plastic and discussions in class.

Elvers Part 2

Bristol Avon River Trust visited us a few weeks back to tell us all about eels and their amazing life cycle.  They asked us to rear some elvers for them and this week Eco Council took them down to the Trym for their release!  It has been fascinating looking after them and we wish them every success in their journey to the Sargasso Sea and back!

Car Boot Sale

Hugely successful car boot held on Saturday 25th May. Why not sell at our next car boot on June 29th! 

Sketching

This afternoon Y3 and Y4 made use of the lovely weather and did some live sketching of our amazing local area.

 

Elvers

We have been lucky to have been chosen to help support the Bristol population of eels by raising some elvers. On the 2nd of May Sea Mills Pupils had an informative assembly by BART the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust.

The eels are being kept in our ASC room and will be released into the wild on the 24th May.

More information can be found no www.bristolavonriverstrust.org/2019/05/

9th May 2019 First Aid training in Y3 with St. John Ambulance

Year 3 and 4 loved taking part in a workshop with St John Ambulance.  They learnt a range of first aid including bandaging and the recovery position.

8th May 2019 Dentist

All KS2 children visited the ‘Brush Up’ bus today to meet a dentist and hygienist.  They all learned how to keep their teeth and gums healthy and even got a free toothbrush!  We’re looking forward to having extra bright smiles at Sea Mills!

Our Choir and woodwind musicians gave a spectacular concert to the parents before half term on the 1 st April. They all sounded amazing, such a talented group.

Library Make-over

Our library has had a make over! Our wonderful PTFA donated £400 to buy the new shelves, beanbags, storage and all other accessories! Why not come over at the end of the day and have a look. You can even use the space to read a book to your child, just ask at the office.

Cheer-leading workshop

All children have been having a cheer-leading workshop today! They’ve been shaking pom poms and cheering all day!

We’re looking forward to being part of this fantastic community event looking back over 100 years of Sea Mills history!

Imogen is one of our very talented gymnasts who came second on vault this weekend gaining her silver.  Her team came second with a silver.

Overall Imogen came second – being the second best 8yr old in the whole of wales!!

Such an amazing achievement! Well done Imogen.  

Baby Shower

On Wednesday staff threw a baby shower for Mrs Singleton who will at the end of this week be going off on maternity leave. I am sure you will all join me in sending her- best wishes.

The talent continues as Sea Mills Imogen took silver on floor. Silver on vault – team gold and is now East Wales area 8yrs overall champion!!

This is a amazing win for her and for welsh gymnastics – she’s certainly a superstar in the making. 

Well done Imogen we are very proud of you. 

Mother’s Day

Today we helped celebrate Mother’s Day with a lovely Mother’s Day lunch. Mums and female relatives were able to sit and enjoyed a served lunch with their children.

We had some really lovely comments from parents and I’d like to thank all the staff for helping set up the tables and serve the parents.

We had some really useful feedback from a couple of mums regarding the portion sizes which we will feedback to Chartwells. Thank you to all who came, we hope to host similar events in future.

Sing-Up-Day

On 13th March, choir led the whole school in learning a special song for Sing Up day – ‘One Moment, One People’.  It was a glorious performance and we also enjoyed finding out about the different countries around the world that were singing the same song on the same day.  Massive thanks to Ali for bringing her characteristic energy to the occasion!

Cake Sale

On Thursday after school (14th March), the PTFA held an extremely successful cake sale raising £191!  The sale ran alongside our Eco Week  ‘eco bricks’ activity.  The PTFA also sold beeswax wraps so our school community can cut down on plastic waste.  Watch out for more green ideas as Sea Mills work towards it’s Bronze Eco Schools Award.

Sophia won GOLD in a dance competition last week! Well done Sophia!

Tea and Coffee Morning

We have buried our time capsule! 

Have a look at all the goodies we have buried to be dug up in the year 2100!  Following English Week, there was some fantastic writing from the children to be added on the theme of time travel and the future. 

Bingo came to Sea Mills on Valentine’s Day.  Competition was fierce with some high quality prizes on offer.

Last week our new amazing playground equipment was delivered!
This week the children have all been playing with our new Snug playground kit which will transform our playground further into a creative, social space for play and learning.
Have a look at what the children have already been up to using the new kit!

11.2.19

Yesterday Mrs Randall, Mr Kinnear, Mrs Swords and Mrs Phillips took a group of children on a wild adventure to Tyntesfield. They learned about what it would have been like to be a servant during the Victorian era and had a massive explore around the grounds. They discovered sculptures, dens and Mrs Randall made them walk miles – almost 6 in total and there were some bug hills!

Dressed up for Number day!

 

Sharing a Book

During English Week, all children who completed our ‘Sharing a Book’ challenge won a book.  Each entrant shared a book with someone younger, someone older, a relative, a pet or toy and a friend.  Have a look at who these children chose to share their books with!

17.01.19

Lamchem (a Buddhist nun) returned to Sea Mills this term to do some more calming meditation and mindfulness with the children. We are really looking forward to when she is in next!

Calm breathing and time to just ‘be’ benefits everyone!

INSTANT READING!

As part of English Week this week when the bell sounds, everyone has to literally drop everything and read! We managed to capture some readers in the act (whilst holding a book in the other hand).

ENGLISH WEEK

Sea Mills staff dressed in the fashion of 1920s to launch English Week. What do you think of their togs?

TIME CAPSULE OPENED!

English Week was launched this morning with the opening of the time capsule found in the school grounds last Friday!

Take a look at what was found inside.

TIME CAPSULE FOUND!

Today Mr Kinnear dug up a time capsule found in the school field WE ESTIMATE IT TO BE AROUND 100 YEARS OLD! Eagle eyed Kalen in Y5 also found a GENUINE Victorian coin from 1897.

We shall be opening the time capsule in assembly on Monday.

Father Christmas visits Sea Mills.

Apparently all the children had been good all year as they all got a present!

Guitar Club performing in the last celebration assembly of 2018

Carol Concert 17-12-18

KS1 Christmas Performance of Snowy Chums

EYFS Nativity At St Edyths Church

Snack, Chat and Reminisce

Year 6 interviewed older Sea Mills residents on 28th November who were attending the ‘Snack, Chat and Reminisce’ event at St Edyth’s Church.  They found out some amazing local stories which they are going to report about online.  Watch this space for a link to read them.  The children’s attitude and interest was fantastic – we have some great budding journalists!

Parents found our SPAG help station really informative during parents evening. 

Year 6 will be interviewing local residents as part of an exciting Heritage Schools project.

Download the PDF: Snack Chat and Reminisce Flyer

Big Breakfast

Sea Mills children were so lucky to have a qualified chef helping them make smoothies on Wednesday monring. 

Chef Andrew Kirkmaa spent the morning before school helping children make healthy smoothies. 

A big thank you to Fare Share for organising the event.

Maths and Science Week

Year 4: Beat the Flood

The children were challenged to Beat the Flood by researching, designing and building a flood proof home.

Lunch time challenge

Building the tallest tower in 10 minutes using only spaghetti and marshmallows!

Year 6 were challenged to collect as much water as possible from the water collection points around the school. They had five minutes. We discussed difficulties then related that to the village of Turkana in Kenya where children have to walk up to 10km to collect drinking water. The children represented data in charts to show how much water they collected then designed a water pump for the children of Turkana.

Day 1 of The Squashed Tomato Challenge

Year 3 Children start to design a method to transport tomatoes down a Himalayan hillside.

Y3: Choosing materials and moving to finished design.

Day 3 of The Squashed Tomato Challenge

Today the children are making transportation devices to safely deliver their tomatoes to the market without squashing them.

Museum in a Phone Box

On Wednesday 7th November, Sea Mills School Learning Council helped launch an exciting new history project which will see our local telephone box turned into a mini-museum.  Sea Mills 100 will be holding a number of events with the Sea Mills community over the coming year, the first of which will be a chat and reminisce session in St Edyths Church.  Year 6 are soon to be trained in interview techniques and about local history for this event.  The stories they learn from older local people will be written up and shared online – watch this space for more!

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‘Celebrating Our Diverse World’ dress up day

Meeting some Axolotls

Today all children at Sea Mills Primary School got to meet some Axolotls. The amphibians originate from Mexico but are sadly now extinct in the wild. Soon Sea Mills will be getting their very own Axolotl as the own school pet. Why not ask your child about Axoltls as they learned many many facts!

18.10.18

Y5 treated Mrs Randall and Y2 to an amazing concert. The children were conducted by Mr Kinnear who has been taking them for music over the past few weeks.

17.10.18

This morning the whole school had a really informative assembly on Sikhism led by Balbir. Balbir shared key beliefs from Sikhism and brought in several artefacts which she shared with the children.

Wind Instruments 

Miss Thompson played a variety of wind instruments to the children today. She played the flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and recorder. The children loved listening to the music a the various sounds the wind instruments make.

After half term she will be offering lessons to children. Please look out for the letter.

Diversity Month

Lamchen, a Buddhist nun, visited Sea Mills as part of Diversity Month.  She led the school in a meditation, shared a Buddhist ‘Tanka Tale’ and explained some Buddhist Beliefs.  She visited each class to show some artefacts and was very impressed with the range of questions the children asked.

 

A Capoeira group came to show the whole school their amazing Brazilian gymnastic and rhythmic skills this week.  Year 3 and 4 followed up with workshops learning new music and dance skills. 

 

Mr Randall came and did some Caribbean cooking with children from Y3-Y6 as part of Diversity Month. They spent the afternoon making Jamaican patties. Mr Randall taught them two different cutting methods, the bridge and the claw. He also taught them how to make short crust turmeric pastry which is slightly yellow due to the spice turmeric.

 

Meet Sea Mills’ new pupil our yet to be named Axolotl

We celebrated Harvest with our families at St Edyth’s Church. 

Each class presented what they had learned about harvest around the world and we sang our favourite harvest songs.

World Record Attempt

On 10th November 2017, we attempted to break the world record for the most amount of people (in one space) dressed as an astronaut. 

Last week, we were amazed to find out that we did in fact break the record with 256 adults and children taking part!!  The staff at Sea Mills worked tirelessly in order to prepare for the event and it would not have been possible without them.  Well done everyone! Thank you also to all the parents who heled and provided costume bits!  We are record breakers!!!

Harvest

Today we had a wonderful assembly all about Harvest. We are now asking for donations to our Harvest Collection.

National TA Day

To celebrate National TA day Friday 14th September Mrs Randall held a LSA tea party to say thank you to all the LSA who work so hard to support the children at Sea Mills.

Fair Share Shop

Every Friday Sea Mills Primary run a Fair Share Shop where parents can come and help themselves to food items to help them over the weekend period. Everyones budgets are tight and we will try and do all we can to support families.

Spanish Day

Sea Mills enjoyed Spanish Day on Wednesday 19th September.  All classes learnt about the rich culture of Spain and practised their Spanish.  Year 3 enjoyed tasting Spanish fruit whilst Reception cooked gazpacho.  It was a fantastic way to relaunch Spanish across the school.  Muy Bien!