Events: 2020-21

Farewell to the wonderful Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Davies.

 Together they have worked at Sea Mills Primary for 55 years!  Mrs Lloyd has been an exceptionally talented LSA and school governor for 28 years with boundless energy and ideas for the school.  Luckily she has agreed to continue being a community governor.  Mrs Davies has led our SMSA team and ensured that our children are happy and well fed at lunchtime.  She is known for her calm, caring nature and incredible organisational powers; she never forgets a birthday!  We will miss both dearly and wish them a very happy retirement!

21st June

Thanks to the volunteers that helped to improve our Outdoor Learning Area yesterday after school.  We re-staked trees, made a rockery and removed plenty of brambles!

Sleeping Ducks…

Our resident ducks definitely prefer the peace and quiet at the end of the day!

Look who’s coming to visit year 5 and 6…

Our guitar teacher Knud and his close friend and fellow artist Ali are coming to play for year 5 and 6 and do a workshop with year 6 with funding from the Arts Council.  Ali is from Sudan is both a singer and Oud player.  We’re really looking forward to it!

Sounds of Sudan – June 21

Ali and Knud joined us to lead a musical workshop with the theme of ‘Refuge’.  They performed and led workshops with year 4 and year 6 and helped them develop lyrics to a song.  Both musicians said the children were ‘a total pleasure’ to work with and they spotted some talented musicians in the making!

Year 6

Left alone at Sea

With nobody around me

On my own singing alone

Deserted by my own country

(I’ll) Find a home

make new friends

Year 4

Stuck in a ship with nowhere to go,

I need my freedom to start again.

Help! I need some help. (Reminds me of a tune by an obscure 60’s band)

I need to learn the language.

I’ll find myself a new home.

Sounds of Sudan – Gallery

Numbers day

On Friday 7th May, we raised money for NSPCC (£140) by celebrating ‘Number Day’.  As well as dressing with a number theme (including Onsies!), we enjoyed lots of number investigations and games.

One Planet Matters

As a school we have become part of One Planet Matters. Children have taken part in planting fruit trees, flowers and vegetables. We are looking forward to seeing how our growing communities expand and become greener.

Download: One planet matters certificate

Policing and Community

Our local PCSO and his colleague came to visit year 4 and 6 today to talk about policing and community.  They were very impressed with the engagement and thoughtful questions from our pupils.  We’ve invited them to come for lunch next time!

 

 

Year 5 being Historians and creating timelines of significant events

Red Nose Day 2021

World Book Day 2021

As part of World Book Day, children and staff at Sea Mills dressed up as their favourite book characters!

Fairtrade Fortnight

Sea Mills have been learning about Fairtrade, this week our Year3/4 bubble learned about chocolate from bean to bar. They then had a go at using Fairtrade chocolate to make their own cakes.

Arthur in Year 1 designed his own African rainforest during his home learning. Year 1 had been learning about Fairtrade and he chose this activity from their activity board.

Feel Good Friday

Our Year 3/4 key worker bubble toasted marshmallows, drank hot chocolate and listened to a book in our outdoor classroom during Feel Good Friday as part of our Children’s Mental Health Week.

Orchard Planting

Kevin from One Planet Matters came last week to plant several new fruit trees on site to create our very own orchard. Sea Mills Primary will becoming an active participant in ‘Rooted’ which is part of a ‘growing’ community which shares the produce grown out to our local area!

Trym Trail

The Trym Trail extension is nearly done!  The new surface needs to be laid but everything should be finished this week ready for children currently in school to use and for all other students as soon as we fully re-open.  Something to look forward to!

2020-21-basket-of-treats

A lovely basket of treats came in today for school staff.  It really lifted our mood on a wet, grey day.  Thank you so much!! 

Trym Trail

It’s started!  The construction team are in school starting work on extending our Trym Trail and it’s on track to be finished in the next two weeks.  Our school community smashed all expectations on the sponsored walk to raise money and so far we have a grand total of £2438 with more gift aid money.  What a magnificent achievement and nice to see that money getting straight to work! 

Father Christmas came to Sea Mills! 

All the children got a present – they must have all been very good this year!

Beautiful morning for a sponsored walk

Christmas Dinner is Served

Reception brought the Christmas to Sea Mills with their own amazing Nativity Musical Film – thank you Reception!

Our Year 6’s Christmas classroom photos

Panto came to Sea Mills today!  Dick Whittington and loads of favourite panto characters had the children in stiches of laughter with lots of audience participation.  It’s behind you….! 

Childline Assembly Year 5

Road Safety

This week as well as Anti-Bullying Week we have been celebrating Road Safety Week . Here are some pictures from our Reception class learning all about Road Safety.

This week as well as Anti-Bullying Week we have been celebrating Road Safety Week . Here are some pictures from our Reception class learning all about Road Safety.

Scoot ability

Odd socks Day for Anti Bullying Week

We raised £186.43 for Children in Need. 

Congratulation to all Sea Mills Primary children for raising a grand total of £186.43 for Children in Need.  A fantastic effort for a fantastic cause!

Year 5 observing the 2 minutes silence for Remembrance Day

Our Remembrance Day Poppies

African Drumming Workshop

On Monday 12th October all children took part in a 45 minute African Drumming Workshop. The children learned about the different parts of the drums, the history and origin of the African drum and what they were used for.

The children created different rhythms and had a wonderful experience of creating their own drumming patterns.

Bikeability 2020

This week, some members of Year 6 have taken part in Bikeability on-road training. After bike checks and some practising on the playground, the children went cycling around Sea Mills. They learnt how to ride and cross the road safely on their bikes.

 

 

September 2020 – Reading prize

Sam wins the first home reading prize of the year – well done.  Log your reading in your record each day, get it signed by an adult and win a brand new book!  Prizes awarded for 15 home reads, 30 home reads and then 50 home reads.  You can do it.

 

September 2020

We are BACK! 

 

​The Sea Mills mini museum

The Sea Mills mini museum is re-opening with a new exhibition of postcards by children about coronavirus.  Our very own Monty (year 5) came up with the name for the exhibition ‘Coronavirus Stinks!’.  It’s an exhibition of postcards written and drawn by children and young people, both from the local area and around the UK. It’s allowed them to publicly share their feelings about the coronavirus crisis, lockdown, and the changes it has meant for them. The exhibition will be up until at least the end of September 2020.

https://www.bristol247.com/culture/art/sea-mills-mini-museum-reopens-with-new-exhibition/

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Have you signed up for the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020? If not, find out more below or watch this video from the library service: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3410078299010859

Summer Reading Challenge will return for 2020 with ‘Silly Squad’ – a digital celebration of funny books and laughter, with artwork from award-winning children’s author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson! 

The all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge will launch earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers – from June to September 2020. 

A whole host of virtual (super silly!) events with guest celebrities and authors will take place on Friday 5 June to mark the launch of the new digital Challenge. The website will be free to access, featuring games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home. Although library buildings are currently closed, libraries will continue to deliver the Challenge through e-lending platforms and social media.

Use this link to sign up and enjoy a summer of reading https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/