A massive well done to all 6 children selected to attend a High Fliers day at Ashton Park school on 26th June, we are so proud of you all. From that day Ky has now been selected to attend a Sports Performance day at Bath University. Out of 100 children Ky was ranked 6th boy, this is incredible!! Well done Ky!
Parson Street Girls Football team have had a fantastic couple of weeks playing in the football league. After a tricky start, they worked amazingly as a team and over came this to win all of their matches in the second week. They continued to work hard as a team and support each other through a few tough matches and never gave up. Well done girls, everyone at Parson Street is proud of you!
Our RISE dancers were incredible on the weekend!! There were just 9 of them performing on a BIG stage at the Colston Hall. We are so proud, well done. Thank you so much Deanna for teaching the crew and all the parents/carers who got the children there at 8.20am on a Sunday for our rehearsal!!
On Wednesday 21st June our RISE dance group performed an amazing contemporary dance at the annual dance festival at Ashton Park School. It was a rather warm evening and we had to wait till last to perform! This was the first time for some of them performing on a stage. They were all incredible and we are very proud!!
Y5 and Y6 Gymnastic Competition!!
Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Competition!!
Festival of Football at Ashton Gate (Year 5 Girls)
Netball League 2017!!
Player of the match - Kylie!!
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!
KS1 Gymnastic Competition
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!
The junior parkrun takes place every week but this Sunday there is an inter school competition. Be great if some Parson Street pupils could attend! Get your running shoes on!! Let us know if you participate.
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.
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 -
So far atRISE Youth Dancewe have had an exciting, fun filled and busy couple of months, the company has been doing so much, from working with professionals in the studio to getting muddy in the countryside, so we’re really excited to share with you what we’ve been up to.
Firstly, if you haven't already, check out our new website!!!! Our new design was done by our RISE Intern, Delilah! To find out about the company, our classes or to contact us, click on the link!
We welcomed our new Company in September and began our company training with visiting Ballet and Contemporary teachers Sara, 3rd Stage Dance Company and BNeshima Dance Company.
“I'm really glad that I got to join RISE; the classes are a lot of fun and everyone has been very friendly and vibrant. Doing ballet and contemporary technique for the first time has been new and a little bit difficult but I love the energy that gets incorporated into every lesson and I feel like I've learnt a lot! I've enjoyed it massively” - Vinnie, 16
RISE Junior’s have been working with Luke, our RISE Junior Director on their technique as well as exploring different ways of moving. This term Juniors and RISE did a Saturday session together where we all got to know each other, it was great to see the younger ones looking so happy and interacting with the RISE.
As well as welcoming the new Company this Term, the company also welcomed the new RISE Internship programme, where Helen mentors the interns and supports them in getting experience in working within the professional dance industry. As well as taking company class, the interns have the opportunity to attend many different dance workshops and programmes from around the country.
One of our interns, Jasmin recently attended the YoungChoreographers South West Dartington Residential,
“Young Choreographers South West is a scheme open to young people aged 18-25 who are passionate about creating dance for performance or participation. Over the weekend we worked with Sade Alleyne from Alleyne Dance, Paris Payne (SuperMonkey Training) and Theo Clinkard. Each professional offered a different experience allowing us as participants to immerse ourselves in the creative process of choreography as well as ensuring the importance of being a healthy working artist. Overall I’ve really enjoyed myself so far and would fully recommend it to any developing dancers interested in the process of choreography”
Our other intern, Delilah visited Re-Generations, an international gathering celebrating Afro-Caribbean dance and dance culture,
“ We listened to talks from many influential and inspiring people such as Hilary Carty, Cleo Parker-Robinson and Peter Badejo. We also participated in physical workshops lead by Essie Mensah, Ella Mesma (our very own Bristol girl), David Blake and the legendary Jackie Guy for a master class in the foundations of Afro Caribbean movement. I took a lot from the event that I feel I can take on further into my training and in life. One quote that especially resonated with me was “teach to give, teach to be gracious” said by Germaul Barnes”
Passing on all that we learn is important at RISE, Intern Erin has been doing lots of teaching work with some of the RISE groups, here are a few words from her...
“Through weekly sessions I have had the chance to teach Horison and develop my teaching techniques, lesson planning and finding my voice (something I don't usually have a problem with)! Helen has mentored me through the process and is always on hand if I need any advice with planning and offers feedback after the sessions which I am able to work on for the following lesson”
We enjoy connecting with a variety of dance events happening in Bristol; Intern Aisha attended the annual Winter Capoeira festival which hosted loads of capoerista’s from all over the world. She was successful in receiving her first belt.
RISE members paid a visit to Parsons Street Primary School and St Bonaventures Primary where they demonstrated the different styles we do at RISE and what it's like to be a dancer. It was a chance to inspire the young people and give them a taste of the ‘RISE’ life.
So that pretty much sums up Term 1 at RISE, now for a well earned Christmas break!
With Exciting things to come in term 2; Rise will be performing at UDance regional as well Stages and a new twist to our annual REACH showcase. Watch this space!
We are a self-sufficient company, you can help us in various ways
To support us with our fundraising, RISEhas set up easyfundraising. Just sign up and click on your favorite shops and do your normal shopping then RISE get a small percentage back! Click here to sign up! Only takes a couple of minutes to set up! You can donate even when buying train tickets, flights for your holidays and regular shopping!
Helen, Luke, and all the young people at RISE wish you a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR!!
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”
Y3/4 Athletics Competition
On Wednesday 1st December some year 3 and 4 children went to Ashton Park for an athletics competition. They did incredibly well competing in both track and field events against four other schools. Most squads had 20 children, we had just 7 children! Rafael, Mya, Jaden, Isabelle, Callum, Tanekia and Sophie battled through and we came 3rd overall which is a fantastic achievement!
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.
XC County Finals
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!!
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.
XC Event October 4th 2016
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
Children from various schools within the Ashton Park SSP ascended upon David Lloyd tennis centre to take part in the summer tennis competition for Y3/4's. Parson Street were represented by Jaden, JJ, Harley & Lewis. The boys couldn't wait to get playing & were straight onto the courts to get warmed up before the matches begun. The tournament consisted of 3 schools per two courts in a round robin style set up. Each match lasted for eight minutes where every point scored would accumulate to the schools total.
All of the boys played with the utmost effort & enthusiasm to gain as many points as possible for the team. While practicing their tennis skills they showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the tournament. A highlight of the mornings matches was where Jaden was involved in a rally which lasted for 15 strokes!
Overall, all of the Y3/4 boys loved the experience of the tennis competition. They should all be proud of their efforts!
KS2 Gymnastic Competition - Wednesday 18th May
This afternoon nineteen children from Y3 to Y6 took part in a gymnastic competition at the Bristol Gymnastic Centre. There was over 250 competitors from schools across south Bristol. Everyone did amazingly well and we are so proud of them all! A special well done to Harley who won a bronze medal at his very first gym competition!
Congratulations to Will for winning a silver medal at the North American Grappling Championship held at Crystal Palace, London this weekend. What a super star!!
KS1 Gymnastics Competition
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!
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!
Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics Event
14 children from Y5/6 attended a Sportshall Athletics event held at Bedminster Down on Tuesday 24th November. Everyone did really well and had lots of fun competing in track and field events!
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.
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!
Gymnasts in action!
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, Mya, Lola and Poppy, you are all superstars!
Our little gymnasts in action...
The competition begins...
Colston Hall - Stages 2015!!!
Parson Street Panthers!
Spot the mascot!
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS!
On Thursday the 26th of February the Parson street sports team went to Ashton park to play in the extreme Dodge ball competition ...
Our first match was against Southville and we won this match. It was quite easy compared to others we later played that day! Then we played Southville again (in a friendly) and won with no players out: this proved to be the easiest match yet. All of Parson Street stayed on and wiped out nearly all the Southville team! Soon after we played Hotwells and won again - we had 1 person out and nearly all their team were hit out! Next we played Luckwell and sadly lost as they were quite a good team, but we only lost by one point . Then to our surprise, when we asked the judges when our next match would be they told us we were in the ultimate finals!
Finally we were playing... we were tingling with excitement if we won this match we would come back with a medal! Sadly this was not to happen, when we played the match against St Patricks we were beaten. They were a very good team and undefeated. When the final whistle blew, we had one person left (Joe B in class 14) who hadn't been hit once!
So we came in second, so close to first but still very good. Well done Parson Street Panthers!
By David cl 14.
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:
Parson Street v Victoria Park: 2-2 DRAW
Parson Street v Birdwell: 2-1 to Birdwell
Parson Street v Fair Furlong 2-0 to Fair Furlong
Parson Street v Bridge Learning Campus: 2-0 to Parson Street
Parson Street v Waycroft: 2-0 to Waycroft
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.
Competent pupils able to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
Pupils have the ability to be physically active for sustained periods of time.
Pupils to be able to engage in competitive sports and activities.
Pupils to be supported to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
Find out about all the extra-curricular clubs we run.
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!
Tag Rugby Team 2014!!
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.
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.