Swim Gala 19th October 2017
24 children from Y5 and Y6 spent a fab afternoon at the annual Ashton Schools Sport Partnership Swim Gala at Hengrove Pool. Really proud of all our children that competed, they were all amazing and tried their absolute best! Big thank you to the parents/carers that came to support.
Ashton School Sports Partnership Cross Country Race 2017!!
Twenty one children from Year 3 to Year 6 took part in the cross country race at Ashton Park today. Every single child tried their absolute best and were amazing!! We are so proud of all the children that took part.
A special well done to Isabelle and Callum, a super talented brother and sister! Isabelle came first overall in her age category against over 50 other competitors! Callum came fifth and has now been selected to go to the county event next month! This is an incredible achievement.
Clubs 2017-18 Autumn Term 1 and 2
We have some exciting new clubs on offer this year please make sure you check the new timetable with your child. Application slips need to be handed in by Friday 8th September at the latest, don’t be late otherwise you may miss out!! Why don’t you have a go and try something new this year!!
Some extra information…
We will be using iPads and digital cameras to take a variety of photographs on different themes and then using software to edit them. Some of the photographs will be used to create things like Christmas cards.
Come and have fun learning some basic sewing techniques. We will make a little present for someone special!
We are super excited to have Ben from Signature Sports running our football club and academy this year. We have football club available for children from Y1-Y6. As long as we have good participation this will run for the whole year! The academy is for children in Y4-6 and will run on Tuesdays in preparation for the league games starting later this school year.
We will have a new teacher Erin leading the Infant sessions and Deanna will continue with the juniors. The juniors will perform at STAGES at Colston Hall in March. Dancing on the big stage is a fantastic experience!!
Gymnastics – lunchtime
We are really lucky to have Paul an experienced gymnastics coach from the Bristol Gymnastics Centre. He leads a 45 minute session teaching the fundamentals in gym on the floor and using apparatus.
John from Bristol Judo is a fantastic Judo teacher. His sessions are action packed and lots of fun!
On Tuesday 21st March we went to Merchants Academy to play in the netball league. The squad were brilliant and tried their absolute best. We ended up drawing 2 games and losing 3. Everyone had great team spirit and never gave up! Really proud of all of our players, they have shown real commitment this year coming along to training every week. WELL DONE!!
Special thank you to Ms Moss who has supported the club at training at Bridge Learning Campus and our matches.
On March 14th twelve Y5 pupils attended the ASSP hockey festival at Merchants Academy. It was great fun! We played many matches of hockey. We won 2 games, Brandon and Kelsie scored for our team. We were split into 3 teams - A, B and C. For our last game we won 4-1 but some of our team got hurt but they were okay. At the end Brandon got awarded 'Player of the day' and Yasmin was very close. Brandon won it because he was hip hip hooraying for the other teams too.
REPORT BY BRANDON AND KELSIE Y5
KS1 Gymnastics Competition
16 children from Y1 and Y2 took part in a wonderful afternoon of gymnastics at the Bristol Gymnastic Centre. The children enjoyed exploring all the equipment and were very brave performing a set floor and vault routine in front of judges. The children worked so hard learning the routines, they did Parson Street proud!
On Saturday 25th February fifteen children from our dance troupe RISE performed at Colston Hall. It was an amazing hip hop piece cheorographed by the children along with our dance teacher Helen. It was full of energy and humour. We are so proud of all of them, well done!
Results from the tournament on 2/2/17
PS 2-2 Luckwell
PS 0-2 Cheddar Grove
PS 2-2 Ashton Vale
PS 2-2 Bridge Learning Campus
PS 1-0 St Peters
Our RISE junior dance troop are very busy practising their hip hop dance that they are performing at STAGES on February 25th at the Colston Hall. If you would like more information and details on how to buy tickets please see the documents below.
Year 5/6 Football tournament kicks off in style.
This year's Year 5 and 6 Football tournament at Merchant's Academy got off to the best possible start with Parson Street winning 3 out of their 4 games.
On a cold evening in South Bristol our team put in some fantastic performances to remain unbeaten. Our results are below;
PS 1 - 1 Four Acres
PS 2 - 1 Southville (B)
PS 1 - 0 Luckwell
PS 2 - 1 Ashton Vale
We are so lucky to have Helen from RISE work with us at Parson Street. We are starting a new infant RISE group on Mondays this term which is very exciting, places are still available! Our junior dance club runs on a Wednesday after school and the dance troop are currently working on a dance piece that will be performed at the Colston Hall at the end of February. We can't wait!!
Please read their newsletter to find out more about RISE -
RISE performance group had the opportunity to do an intensive with Sam Amos - TrashDolly’s Dance Company. Sam began his style of movement, originally through bboying and has proceeded to develop his own movement style. RISE Performance Group worked with Sam to create a piece that was performed at Bath Spa University and will be performed at the Udance regional event in the new year.
RISE Intern, Aisha shares her experience about the intensive with Sam:
“ Working with Sam and discovering a new style of movement was really exciting as it wasn’t just about learning a piece of choreography but also about practising different techniques that we could take away from the residential. We were able to explore our own creative style and take inspiration from his style too it was brilliant to watch and experience”
We had 4 sessions at Hengrove playing in the Y5/6 basketball league and had an amazing time! We improved lots over the weeks and came so close to winning the King of Court in the final week. We came away as runners up.
By Elle (Sport Captain)
Huge well done to Elle, Owen, Brandon, Ethan, Reece and Alexandra.
On Sunday 20th November Abigail and Yasmin ran in the XC county finals at Ashton Park. We are so incredibly proud of both of them for completing the course and trying their absolute best. It is such an achievement to have reached the finals. The competition was strong with the best XC runners from North Somerset, North Bristol, BANES and South Gloucestershire. Well done Abigail and Yasmin!!
Super Star Runners!!
Twenty one children from Parson Street from Y3-Y6 attended the annual XC event held at Ashton Park. Every single child completed the course and they all ran brilliantly. Y3/4 ran 1200m, Y5 ran 1400m and Y6 ran 1600m across the fields at Ashton Park in the glorious sunshine! There were children from 20 different schools across South Bristol with more than 50 children running in each race. Isabelle, Yasmin, Harley and Abigail ran particularly well and have now been selected by Ashton Park to run in a county event in November which is incredible!
A massive thank you to all the parents and carers, it was fantastic having you there supporting.
Report by Alexandra Andrade
On Monday 26th girls and boys took part in a tag rugby tournament we really enjoyed it and unfortunately we lost all the games but we tried. Today was the second time that we played tag and we played very well but didn't get the results we wanted.
There were lots of parents there to support us so that was good.
Another few games to go lets all keep it up boys and girls
Year 3 Tennis Festival!!
KS1 Gymnastic Competition - Wednesday 9th March
Today fifteen Year 2 children represented Parson Street at a gym competition at Bristol Gymnastic Centre. Over the last month the children have worked really hard learning a floor and vault routine which they performed individually in front of judges. As well as the routines the children were able to rotate around lots of stations exploring the gym equipment. We all had a really fun afternoon and did amazingly well against the other 8 schools! Our Level 2 squad came away with gold medals getting the highest team total and Lola won overall getting an individual gold medal! Our Level 1 squad-Panthers were awarded silver medals and Adam got spotted as being a gym star. A massive well done to all the gymnasts!
Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics Competition
We had 24 children from year 3 and 4 represent Parson Street at an athletics event held at Bedminster Down. Although we didn't win, they did really well and all enjoyed the different field and track events. Well done everyone!
On Tuesday 10th November 2015 eleven children from Y5 and Y6 went to Bedminster Down Secondary school for a Dodgeball tournament. We had lots of fun playing games against other Primary schools!
Tag Rugby Festival at Broadplain Rugby Club
On Monday 21st September, 10 yr 5&6 children walked to Broadplain after school to play tag rugby against children from other schools. They ll played really well, showing great team work and representing Parson Street brilliantly. I'm sure they're looking forward to next Monday. Well done guys.
KS2 Gymnastic Competition
On May 20th Mrs Tindall set off in the minibus with 15 very excited children to Bristol Gymnastic Centre for the annual Ashton School Sports Partnership gymnastics competition. We had 2 squads with Y3/4 children and 1 Y5/6 squad. The children had trained incredibly hard in the weeks leading up to the competition, with the help of our specialist gym coach Paul. They practised a floor and vault routine during our lunchtime club.
The competition was strong with well over 100 children competing from various schools across South Bristol. Every single gymnast in our squads did brilliantly and we were thrilled to have come away with some medals this year. Well done everyone!
KS1 Gymnastics Competition - Bristol Gymnastics Centre
A huge well done to all 9 gymnasts that competed today, I was incredibly proud of you all! Freya, Scarlett, Kyal, Ben T, Jaden, Amira, Mya, Lola and Poppy, you are all superstars!
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS!
House Competition - Popping Christmas Trees
Last week the whole school took part in a house competition where the aim was to decorate the 'tree' with as many decorations as possible. Everyone, including staff really enjoyed the competition and really got into the Christmas, competitive spirit!
The winning house across the school was Chessells. As a treat for winning the children in chessells will be having a special christmas themed dance session with a dance teacher.
Year 5/6 Mini Basketball Festival
Every Tuesday for the past 4 weeks, some children (boys and girls) in Year 5 and 6 have been going to a basketball tournament at Hengrove Leisure Park. They all worked hard and got some pretty decent results. They bonded well, learning how to work as a team and they also learnt a sport that they might want to keep on doing in the future. Some of the results from some of the matches:
Well done Parson Street - a great effort and some great team work.
Report written by Warren Portingale class 13
Our vision for PE at Parson Street
HAVE FUN BEING HEALTHY AND ACTIVE THROUGH SPORT!
By delivering inspiring and motivating teaching and learning in PE and Sport, we aim to create a culture in which children can progress in personal, social, cognitive and physical skills. We want children to enjoy being active – living healthy and happy lives!
New National Curriculum aims from 2014.
Year 5/6 Mini Basketball Festival Week 1
On Tuesday 11th November, 5 boys from Year 6 went to Hengrove Park to play in a basketball festival with lots of other schools. They had great fun learning the rules of the game, dribbling the ball and shooting at the hoop.
The festival is running for another 3 weeks at Hengrove Park 4-5.30pm on Tuesdays. If you are in Year 5 or 6 and you would like to join the boys at the basketball festival please fill in the letter which you can find on the website, or alternatively ask at the office for a letter. We would love more team players, including girls!
NEW TAG RUGBY NEWS REPORT!!
On Monday 20th October Parson Street Tag Rugby team took part in another tournament at Broad Plain. We played 3 matches and we won one but lost two, they were very close! Our first match was against St Peters and we won 5-4. Next we played Ashton Gate and lost 7-5. After that we played Greenfield and lost 5-4. Keep your ears open for next week’s report to see how we get on in the final tournament!
Report written by David Y6
TAG RUGBY TOURNAMENT REPORT
On Monday 6th of October 2014 Parson Street Tag rugby team took part in a tournament at Broad Plain rugby club. For our first tournament we played really well. We played Four Acres and lost by one point 5-4. We then played Compass Point and won 6-3 and beat Greenfield 4-2 , but we then lost our next game against Bridge Learning Campus, it was a close one and we thought we’d come out on top but sadly Llost3-2.
Report written by David and Warren Y6
Please note that the groups/clubs listed here are not a part of Parson Street Primary School and as such, are not endorsed by the school. Parents will need to satisfy themselves about the policies and procedures set up by these groups if taking part in their activities during the evenings and weekends. They are all groups that we have links with and therefore we are happy to provide this information for the benefit of our children and their families.
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR