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Ofsted Report: GOOD

We have received our official letter following our recent Ofsted inspection.  I am very pleased to share with you that the inspector reports, “This school continues to be good.”

We are so proud of the hard work that goes on at Cabot every day.  Our staff, governors and parents work in partnership together to provide our children with the best learning opportunities possible.  Our pupils are good learners and speak proudly of their school.  We are pleased to have our efforts validated by Ofsted.

Early in Term 3, we will hold a meeting for parents to review the report and consider the next steps we need to take to make the school even better.   Below are some selected quotations but please take time to read the letter in full by clicking the link.

Ofsted letter, Cabot December 2018

“..the school has continued to perform well.”

“Staff and pupils enjoy coming to school and appreciate the help and support they receive.”

“The school’s curriculum is rich in experiences which motivate pupils to concentrate well and support them to build their knowledge effectively.”

“Teachers encourage pupils to play their part and develop the attributes they need to make a valuable contribution to society.”

“Over the past three years, a greater proportion of Year 6 pupils have reached the highest standards than have pupils nationally.”

“Teachers engender a love of reading….Pupils enthusiasm for reading is palpable.  Their eyes open wide with excitement when they talk about books.”

 

 

 

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Christmas Performance

Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils performed Ralph The Reindeer to St Children and families from St Paul’s Nursery today.  We loved having them in our school.

Our next performance will be 9.15 on Tuesday 18th December in our school hall.  Our children have been enjoying their rehearsals and are ready to share their acting, dancing and singing talents with you. We look forward to welcoming families along to watch the show.

 

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School Disco!

Check out our moves!  Pictures from our Winter disco.  Thanks DJ Copley for the great tunes; thanks Miss Heeley and Miss Quinton for leading the dancing an….thanks once again to Claire from the PTFA for organising this event we all love so much!

 

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Turn The Tide Portishead Beach Clean

Mrs Redwood took our Eco-schools club to Portishead this week to help with a beach clean activity.  We have been learning about the harm rubbish, including plastic, can do to our oceans.  We are pleased our children have managed to prevent more harm being done by the rubbish they collected.  We are also hopeful that we can raise awareness about using less plastic so it becomes less of a problem to dispose of.

 

 

 

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Visit from Miles Chambers, Bristol’s Poet Laureate

We welcomed Bristol’s former poet laureate Miles Chambers to our school today.  Miles gave an inspiring talk about about the use of language to create rhythm, tell stories, convey emotions and paint images in our heads.   We were treated to an energetic performance of his poem Bristol Bristol and inspired to write poems of our own.  The whole of key stage 2 worked together enthusiastically to write collaborative poem about travel.

 

 

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Visit to Chedworth

Our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils visited Chedworth last week.  They have been studying The Romans this term.  At Chedworth, they learnt about how Romans lived in Britain hundreds of years ago.  Our children enjoyed developing their archaeological skills to search for ancient finds, as well as having some fun preparing Roman food.

 

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Remembrance

Our community has been remembering those that gave their lives in war.  We have learnt that many of us in our school community have members of our families that were involved in the two World Wars.  Some of our pupils have grandparents and family members that fought as part of Britain’s Commonwealth Forces.  These are very interesting personal histories from within our community, but also very bring home to us just how far reaching the effects of war can be.  Mrs Holian led us in our Remembrance Day assembly and two minutes assembly on Friday.

Remembrance_Day 2018

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Visit to Hazrat Bilal Centre

Our Year 5 and 6 children enjoyed a visit to one of our local mosques today.   They were warmly welcomed by the centre manager, Tahir Mahmood, who told us about key beliefs of all Muslims.  We enjoyed learning about the Mosque and the community that built it.    The mosque and community centre are very welcoming to people of all races and nationalities.  It is interesting to learn the similarities as well as the differences between world religions.

 

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Black History Month Visitor

We welcomed Hashi Mohamed to our school this week to inspire us with our learning about Black History Month.  We are learning about recent history makers.

Hashi works as a barrister.  He does a very important job; ensuring new buildings are safe for people to use and promote people’s good health.  Hashi had a very interesting but challening childhood.  He arrived in England at 9 years old without his family.  He didn’t speak any English and faced many challenges at school.  However, he overcame barriers and made the most of the learning opportunities available.  We were all very inspired by Hashi.

Our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to ask Hashi some further questions about his childhood and work.   I wonder if he’s inspired some of our pupils into a career in law?

 

 

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