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!
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:
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!’.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Bikeabilty – 11th June
Keen cyclists from year 5 & 6 braved the rain today to continue their Bikeability training.
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!
This afternoon Y3 and Y4 made use of the lovely weather and did some live sketching of our amazing local area.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Sea Mills staff dressed in the fashion of 1920s to launch English Week. What do you think of their togs?
Guitar Club performing in the last celebration assembly of 2018
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.
Maths and Science Week
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.
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!
‘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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!