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Plastic Waste

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!

 

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Local Schools Football Tournament

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!

 

 

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Maths Fair

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.

 

 Maths Fair

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Snow Day

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.

 

 

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Visit From Marvin Rees

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.

 

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M-Shed Wildlife Photography Exhibition

Year 2 were so lucky to have been given the opportunity to visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the MShed in Bristol. National Friendly, a Bristol-based mutual society, and Ablaze, a charity which targets inequality amongst the young in the South West worked alongside us to organise and fund this thought provoking and inspiring trip.

During our time at the MShed we managed to explore the whole museum, our favourite parts were the bus and the fruit and veg shop. You can see us enjoying ourselves in the photos below.

The photography exhibition was amazing and we couldn’t believe that children had taken some of the photos of the wildlife, this inspired many of the children to have a go at taking photos themselves.

 

 

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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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