If you are considering Holymead Primary for your child and would like to have a look around please call the school office on either 0117 3772381 or 0117 9030377. We will be delighted to arrange an appointment to show you around our school.
To apply for a place at Holymead Primary School
Bristol City Council are responsible for the entire admissions process. Our school admin team will be able to advise you on who to contact and when. However, please be aware that we have no influence over how places are allocated.
In order to meet the needs of the children already on roll, teaching and learning spaces need to be used flexibly and for a variety of purposes. Therefore Holymead Primary School Governors have determined that the maximum class size will be 30 children to enable the most effective teaching and learning to take place.
For further information about how to apply and the Bristol Council Admissions policy, Please contact:
Bristol City Council (Parkview)
PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Tel 0117 90307694 : 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.
Closed Wednesday until 12noon for staff training.
We currently have spaces across the school
3.4.20 Dear Parents/Carers,
As we come to the end of Week 2 of lockdown, I thought I’d send you a quick update.
If you’re reading this on the home page of our website http://www.holymeadp.bristol.sch.uk/web then you’ve obviously made it to our main means of communication with parents and children. I must say I am delighted with the uptake of activities on the website and the blog. The two sites work hand in hand. You can read your Year Group webpage for daily tasks to do and then children can do these and upload them onto the blog for teachers to comment on. There have been some fantastic posts including postcards, recipes, poems, paintings, stories and science.
We have noticed an increase of blogging activity over the week. On Thursday we had 320 blogs and today by 10.30am there were over 200. Let’s see if we can beat yesterday’s hits!
Don’t forget to upload pictures of any work or interesting activities that you are doing at home. We will send out a parent mail shortly with instructions on how to do this if your child isn’t familiar with this part of the blog.
YR are also finding innovative ways to keep in touch via Tapestry and we love reading your contributions and seeing your photos.
Look out for cuddly toys appearing in windows as you go for your daily walk. Please join us in putting a cuddly toy in your window and don’t forget to change it at the end of the week to keep children interested in spotting them!
Parents are being very inventive and we are so pleased you are joining us on the website and blog…who knows by the end of this some of you may be looking at a change of career to become teachers! (Or maybe not, I hear some of you cry!) I think you are doing an amazing job!
Next week is the start of the Easter Holiday. We have decided staff will put some activities on the website over Easter but we recognise many of you will want to have a break. The activities are there for you to use or not as you see fit. For example, you may wish to have a clear period of time where you say to your children it’s the holiday, no home school for now and then get back into your home school routine when it suits you. We will be back with more regularly updated Year Group pages from 20th April.
We will be continuing our key worker childcare in school over this period while it is still needed.
For your information I have heard that 20th April is when the BBC will be broadcasting home learning including a new dedicated TV channel, if you want to check that out, especially if computer time is restricted due to parents having to work online.
Keep up the good work everyone!
Some useful starter information if you’re not sure what to do (This information is a repeat from last week):
You DON’T need a login to get to the work on the website. Do NOT attempt to login on the home page. (That is for staff). You just need to click on the year group pages for your child. On the year group page, you will find a list of activities to work through. You can use the books we sent home at the end of term to write work down in. If you are using a smartphone it is more difficult to find your way around but get onto the home page and then type Y4 etc into the search box and a click for a list of things with Y4 in them. In the list you will find Y4 year groups, click on that for Home Learning.
Some parents have asked how to timetable work and what the expectations are. Mrs Cole sent an email out to all parents. It has lots of information for children with SEN but everyone can access this email and there are useful tips such as dealing with anxiety and also a daily PLANNER. I suggest every parent uses a planner such as this to organise a schedule for the day eg:
1. Read a book,
2. Write a different ending for the book
3. Do two of the maths activities from your class page. If it’s a worksheet you don’t need to print it out, just number the answers and write them in your book that was sent home at the end of term.
4. Exercise eg with online fitness trainers
5. Spend 20 minutes on Times tables Rockstars
7. Do a project from your year group page.
8. Blog about your project.
9. Do a painting or colouring
Some parents have asked what the expectation is for a day. That depends on family circumstances and the age of the child eg if you are unwell or if you are having to care for a baby then things will be different to those who are well and have time to sit and work with their child, so I can’t give a hard and fast rule. Parents can establish their own rules and expectations to suit their family needs. As a guide please try to ensure your child does at least the following:
BLOGGING: All children should blog 3-5 times a week. Blogging every day would be great. Teachers will be reading and posting their work which you can follow. This is the best way to keep in touch. The blog site DOES need a login which is kept in your child’s reading diary or homework book. Please help them find this and log in. You will need to make sure you are on the Holymead Blog site which is separate to the website although there are links from the website to the blog site. Or go to www.holymeadprimaryblogs.net
TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS should be done every day for Y2 to Y6. Again every child has been given a log in as they regularly use it in school and at home. Use the app or www.ttrockstars.com
NUMBOTS is the app for Y1 (NUMBOTS.com)
YR can work in their homework book and if you log into Tapestry teachers will give you information on there.
Teachers will also make suggestions for project work. These are on your class web pages.
At times teachers may signpost pupils to various educational websites. Whilst we do our utmost to ensure these websites are always appropriate, please be aware that normal E-Safety rules apply. It is particularly important that parents are aware when their children are on-line. Please refer to our E-Safety guidance on the school website (please see the link below):
We hope you find this work useful but we appreciate not everyone will have access to computers so please just do what you can such as writing out times tables and practising handwriting or writing stories.
If you need your child’s login re-sending please email with your child’s full name and login request to firstname.lastname@example.org but be patient as we are currently dealing with hundreds of emails a day and sorting out lots of other things. Please don’t email for anything other than passwords or an emergency. Thank you.
Obviously if staff fall ill this service may be interrupted. We will try to carry on whilst we can. Thank you all so much for your messages of support and kind words. We hope you are all keeping well and managing under the difficult circumstances.
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