Help save our school crossing patrol and other services

The Local Authority is recommending that our school crossing patrol is removed and they are not recommending an ‘engineered crossing’, i.e. a zebra crossing or light-controlled pedestrian crossing. A public consultation began on 13 June and ends on 5 September. All are urged to have their say about this and cuts to other services on the website...

African Caribbean Day, a roaring success

Luckily the weather stayed dry for our annual African Caribbean Day.  The children enjoyed a day of workshops including making (and eating) fruit kebabs, necklaces, shakers, flags, hats and collages, listening to music and stories from Africa and the Caribbean and having their faces painted. ‘Mandinka Roots’ held music workshops during the day where we learnt to play drums and danced.  The afternoon saw yet more dancing when ‘Mandinka Roots’ entertained us in the garden and we sampled exotic refreshments. Thank you to all the parents/carers, relatives, volunteers, staff, children, governors, visitors and ‘Mandinka Roots’ who helped to make it such a great success. Click here to see the fun we...
Growing for gold

Growing for gold

  We are delighted to announce that our beautiful garden was awarded the Bristol in Bloom Learning Through Gardening 2017 Gold Award.  Simon Holmes, Headteacher, and Chris Curry, our gardening co-ordinator, attended the awards ceremony on Friday 14 July at Ashton Gate.  As well as a certificate they were presented with £40 voucher to spend at a garden centre.  The judges said: “St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School ~ 83% Gold … encouraging children’s awareness of their natural surroundings This school continues to be a good example of an inner-city school making the very most of its outdoor learning facilities. The school re-organisation that we were told about last year has proved very successful, giving the children better access to the ‘great outdoors’. The evident enthusiasm of the children is highlighted in their individual pictorial diaries making a nice record to take with them when they move on to primary school. All members of staff are very supportive of the outdoor learning ethos, bringing tadpole and butterfly projects into the classroom. Parents and visitors are greeted by a presentation on the screen of the children planting their vegetables ~ always a good way to demonstrate the hands-on approach taken by the school.”    ...
DragonBird Theatre’s visit

DragonBird Theatre’s visit

DragonBird Theatre recently visited us. DragonBird Theatre instils a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between parents/carers and their children. The session started with a short performance of Going on a Bear Hunt and was followed by an interactive play session where children and grown ups set off on an adventure inspired by the story.  The session ran for approximately forty-five minutes and involved plenty of set, props, puppets, songs, dance, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, scrap and many household items.  Click here to see the fun we...