Portishead Sing for Water
This took place on Sunday June 12th at Jubilee Park, Port Marine and was supported by Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club.
The event raised money for WaterAid, an international charity which transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.
Wendy Sergeant and Mrs Rowswell taught the songs at Singing Club at Portishead Primary School in May. The group sang a song of their choice at the event and joined the adults for the "Big Sing".
For more information see the Facebook Page "Portishead Sing for Water."
McMillan Coffee Morning
Thanks everyone who donated cakes and supported this great community event. It was genuinely lovely to open up the school hall today and welcome so many mums, dads and toddlers to raise money for such a wonderful charity.
In assembly today we talked about the difference between being a bystander and an upstander. I was able to use the morning as a great example of how people can stand up and work together to make a difference.
A quick count so far has shown that we have raised over £315 with a cake sale after school tonight.
Thank you for your donations of cakes and money. McMillan nurses do such a great job in supporting families in their darkest hour. It will be a pleasure to send them a cheque knowing what a difference it will make.
Very proud to be part of our wonderful and generous school community.
Remembrance- Centenary Tributes
Thank you to everyone who knitted and crocheted poppies. We have been overwhelmed by your skill and the kindness of your contributions.
Yesterday the school staff decorated the nest in the hall and today we have put up a display in the entrance and decorated the main gates.
We are really looking forward to the sharing assembly on Friday when children can wear something read to school.
It is also lovely to see our art work displayed around the town in the local memorials.
We hope that this is a befitting tribute for our Primary School.
The town has set up an online book of rememberance which tells you more about the individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
School Choir Perform at Bristol Cathedral
A very big well done to all of the children involved in the North Somerset Christmas concert held at Bristol Cathedral on Tuesday the 4th of December.
The children in our choir have been working really hard all term to prepare for this amazing opportunity. They sang their hearts out and created fabulous memories. They should feel very proud of themselves.
A big thank you to Mrs Payne our music lead for organising the event and colleagues from the North Somerset Music Service who coordinated the concert.
It was a very special night for everyone involved. It is indeed beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
International Women's Day - A celebration of Sport at PPS
To celebrate International Women's Day and promote equality withn our school community Mrs Moss has planned a full week of sports activities across the school.
The England women's football team are currently playing in the "She Believes Cup" in the USA. The team from the USA replaced their names on the back of their shirts for the England game with the names of their female heroes which was promoted in the media over gthe weekend. (The game finished 2:2.)
Our children will have the privilege of working alongside and learning from inspirational sports women this week. Children in all year groups will have a sessions led by a visiting role model to inspire them.
Reception will be running, Years 1 and 2 will enjoy boxercise, Year 3 and 4 will be visited by inspirational international level gymnasts and coaches, Year 5 will have a taste of badminton and Year 6 will take part in Tag Rugby.
Red Nose Day 2019
Thanks to everyone for getting involved, dressing up, buying noses and sharing their fav jokes with us.
Children have enjoyed a 5 minute panto performed by the staff as a thank you. We are now waiting for our BAFTA nominations.
Sadly Mr Riordan could not be in school as he was working with colleagues at another LSP school. This joke was shared by video link in assembly: What do mummy bees say to their naughty children? Behive!! (It sounds even funnier in an Australian accent.)
Year 2s Perform at the North Somerset Dance Festival -26th March
It was with great pleasure that I drove across to Weston Super Mare last night to watch Seahorse Class perform on stage at the Weston Playhouse.
My heart filled with pride and joy, witnessing their dances to "Thriller" and "Can't Stop The Feeling!" On Tuesday night Penguin Class had done the same.
This is a wonderful showcase for how Mrs Blackmore Squires leads our curriculum to ensure children get a wide range of opportunities to develop the 4 attributes of the school vision, Aspiring Leaders, Global Citizens, Lifelong Learners and Resilient, Confident Children.
Both classes have worked really hard to prepare for the show and learn both dances. Thanks to everyone who helped with the costumes and supported this event.
Performing in front of a packed Theatre on a professional stage is a wonderful opportunity and takes a huge amount of Courage - Our value for March. Our Year 2 children shone on both nights and we are really proud of them and the staff and parent volunteers.
A big thank you to Mrs Jo Frost for the choreography and to the North Somerset PE Association for organising this fantastic opportunity.
Bandana Day - Head Smart
Portishead Primary School is proud to be taking part in Bandana Day in support of the charity Head Smart.
Head Smart works to support the early diagnosis of brain tumours by raising awareness with families and communities.
All parents have received an information leaflet with the synptoms. Early diagnosis is very important to effective treatment.
This initiative has been shared today across the Portishead LSP schools.
Swimathon 2019 -30th March
Thanks to Mrs Moss and the Rotary Club for organising the annual Swimathon. This year we entered 10 teams made up of over 60 children and adults.
What an inspiring morning!! I was blown away by the effort and determination on show from all of our children swimming and the adult team. 45 minutes is a very long time to swim lengths for and we were really grateful for the rousing encouragement our supporters gave us as they clapped and cheered us on.
I continue to be extremely proud of our children and grateful for the hard work of the school staff and support from families.
It wasn't the chlorine filling my eyes, is was pride running down my cheeks!
See you all next year!
Great British Spring Clean - 5th April
Thank you to "Turn The Tide" and our children and families who came down to the school today to support our clean up. Despite the grey skies and damp weather families joined in our litter pick and helped clean up the school and surrounding areas. It is really important to us to facilitate these community events that enable children to take an active role in their own community and make a contribution to the improvement of the local area.
It was much appreciated!!