Year 5 and 6 sailed on The Matthew today. Conditions were perfect for learning about the historic Bristol docks and the journeys made by John Cabot on The Matthew. Our school is named after John Cabot and The Matthew is our school logo which can be seen across the school on our uniforms and signage.
We had a special visit from John, a member of the Royal Lifeboat Institution. John presented a very interesting assembly and workshops for our children about the history of the organisation and the dangers of potential water. Children listened very attentively and learnt a lot from this session
Our theme for Book Week this year was “Share a story”. I am pleased to tell you it was a big success! It was great to have parents in sharing books and stories in different languages. We also had our bedtime stories and World Book Day dress up day.
Thank you Ms Davies for organising everything and thanks to all the staff, parents and pupils who joined in making it such a happy week of learning.
We had a special visitor in school this week. Ann James is the Director of Services for Children and Families across Bristol. Ann took time out of her very busy schedule to come and listen to two of our fantastic Year 5 pupils read to her. Both pupils took part in the Reading Recovery Programme when they were in Year 2. They are now thriving in their learning and love reading.
As you may already know, a key theme across our school this year is to reduce are amount of plastic waste. Cabot children have taken part in several activities to support this, including a beach clean and zero plastic lunchtime. This week, children from across the school used their artistic skills to produce two fantastic collages. Pupils used everyday plastic items to create a penguin and a whale. These are two sea creatures who’s habitats are endangered by plastic in our oceans. You have to look closely to see the plastic objects that were used!
Well done to all the Cabot pupils who took part in yesterday’s football tournament at Cabot. Our school played matches against St Werburgh’s, Glenfrome and Dolphin primary schools. All children, from each school played to a high standard. It was great to see such brilliant teamwork on show and the sporting handshakes at the end. We need to say a very big than you to Miss Heeley who organised this event.
Below are some action shots!
So many tasty treats for sale at our Maths fair tonight!
Thank you Miss Tupman for arranging this celebration week. Each class went into business with an investment fund. They spent their money on all the resources they needed, including ingredients and equipment. Children then used our pupil kitchen, measuring accurately as they followed recipes; sometimes using ratio to scale up ingredients. The food they made all went on sale to for all to buy at our fair this afternoon. Early indication is that every class made a profit! We’ll find out soon which class made the most money. We also learnt about trading fairly and providing a good service to customers.
Friday 1st February.
My Copley has been working hard to clear pathways around the school. However, heavy snow continues to fall and we are unable to keep the pathways clear and maintain safe access to the school site. The school will be closed today. We look forward to seeing you on Monday 4th February. Wrap up warm, stay safe and enjoy the snow.
Our ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection has been reported by Bristol 24/7. You can read the full report at the link below.
We had the great pleasure of welcoming our city mayor – Marvin Rees to Cabot today. Marvin spoke in assembly about the work he did on Christmas Day with the Muslims for Bristol organsiation. He explained how he and many other men, women and children of different faiths and backgrounds came together to help homeless people in Bristol by donating food. We think this is a great example of inclusion. We know we achieve our best when we include everyone in our celebrations. Marvin also met with our pupil council and gave some inspirational advice about how we can continue to improve our school and wider community.