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
Letter from the Head Teacher 17.4.20
Well, here we are coming towards the end of Week 4 in lockdown so I thought I’d write with an update. Next week, teachers are going to spend time trying to ring you to talk to your children. This is an opportunity to ask for help eg if you don’t understand how we do certain calculations. It is also a chance for children to have a chat about some of the things they have been doing. We hope you find this supportive and helpful.
Parents and carers are doing a great job managing to keep children learning whilst at home. I would like to say it’s important that you do what you feel you can and don’t feel pressured to do everything that we offer. If your child really doesn’t want to do one of the activities, then try a different one or have a break and come back to it later. You need to look after yourselves as well as your children!
The website and the blog continue to have a growing number of children using them which is great. 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.
Mr Gould has been working hard behind the scenes to improve the layout of the blog to make it more accessible. He has also made a short guide which will be sent to you by parentmail to help you understand more about what children can do on 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!
From 20th April, the BBC will be broadcasting home learning including a new dedicated TV channel. This may be useful, 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 online (This information is a repeat):
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 an alternative story using the same characters,
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. Learn a new song and try making body percussion to accompany it.
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 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 email@example.com but be patient as we are currently dealing with hundreds of emails a day and sorting out lots of other things.
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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