The Romans were in Lockleaze!

Last week, Stoke Park was visited by a team of archaeologists who told us about the remains of a Roman villa that had been discovered in Lockleaze. We particularly enjoyed handling the artefacts and talking to the archaeologists about the excavation.

We thank Redrow and Cotswold Archaeology for sharing their findings with us.

All items recovered are being donated to the Bristol Museum.

Step back in time … with a celebrity twist!

On Tuesday KS1 visited SS Great Britain. We all had a fantastic day exploring the ship inside and out. We went on a tour of the cabins (1st class and 3rd class), got a taste of life in the kitchens and even got a whiff of some of the smells that would have surrounded passengers on their journeys.In the afternoon we had the chance to step back in time as we dressed as engineers, Victorian ladies and the ship’s crew. Can you spot a familiar face in the crowd as we waved the ship goodbye? We want to give SS Great Britain a massive thank you for their hospitality and gifts and thank you Fern for popping over to say hello on such a busy (and hot!) day. Please use your free tickets to go back and show your family all the sights and sounds.

First few days back in Year 5 and the Football Champions!

It was been a lovely first few days back this term. Well done to the children of Oak class for showing caring and self-responsible behaviour in their attitudes towards work and each other. This final term will be their chance to show off how much they have progressed and learnt throughout the year. I am looking forward to seeing what we create together.

We also celebrated the final of  a project called the Bristol Together Championships. Over the last few months, a range of our children have met and played matches with schools from the local area. They have enjoyed meeting other children from these events, especially the final, held today at UWE. The children also improved their confidence and social and skills and we are proud to announce that they came second place out of 8 teams!


Meet the Governors Coffee Morning

I would like to remind you that you are warmly invited to join some of the governors for coffee and cake on Friday Morning (19th May) at 8.45a.m.

The coffee morning will give you the chance to talk to governors about general issues and ask questions about their work.

We would like to get a sense of the most important issues on parents’ minds so if you could send your questions to us in advance, it will enable us to prioritise the most pressing issues.

Meet the Governors Coffee Morning

Sun Smart

Dear Parents / Carers

I wanted to write and remind you about our sunsmart protection policy.

We developed this to ensure we can all enjoy the sun safely during the coming months.

The sun’s rays are particularly strong over the summer and they can damage children’s skin.  This may not seem like a problem right now, but sadly it can lead to skin cancer in later life.  Your child’s health and well-being are very important.


You can help by:

  • Talking to your child about the importance of sun protection
  • Ensuring your child has sun screen on prior to coming to school. If your child is particularly vulnerable to the suns rays, they may bring labelled sun cream to school to apply at lunchtimes.
  • Sending your child to school with a hat, preferably a wide brimmed one
  • Ensuring your child wears t-shirts with sleeves for when outside
  • Ensuring your child brings a water bottle to school

We will:

  • Encourage children to wear their hats when they go outside
  • Encourage children to drink more, during the school day
  • Ensure that all children are taught about the importance of sun protection
  • Remind children to use sunscreen in the summer months.

More details of these and other sun protection plans can be found in our Sun Smart Policy which is attached to this letter.

Sun Protection policy 2017

Yours sincerely

Anne Jelf

School Health and Safety Officer

Together I hope we can have a very happy and safe summer term.


Always Party!

What a way to end such a busy term! Have you ever been on an Easter hunt with Peter Rabbit? Have you ever played on the parachute with the Demon Dentist? Have you ever had a football match with an Umpa Lumpah?  Well these children have!

Today’s Always Party was a brilliant celebration full of Easter hunts, little treats, big games and lots of fun and these children very much deserved it.

Well done to all those children who were invited.  These children have continued to show excellent behaviour across all areas of the school as well as progressed and grow as their own individuals within their own right.  The children should be very proud.

Thank you for ALWAYS being brilliant.  Now go and have a lovely long rest. 

Poplar’s trip to @Bristol Science museum.

On Monday, Poplar class had a trip to the @Bristol Science museum where they explored and discovered! They went to an exciting workshop about “How your body works” and looked at how our hearts pump blood around our bodies, at burning calories and energy and even found out how we sweat! Eeew..

Poplar class got to go around and thoroughly look at the rest of the museum and showed outstanding behaviour from start to finish! They were sensible and responsible and thus really got to deeply explore the many interesting things the museum had to offer, such as, stop motion animation, space, giant bubble making, robots, music making and even taking pictures of our own shadows…how cool!

Check out some photos we took from our trip! 🙂


Super work in Year Five.

Well done to Year Five. It has been a busy term in Oak class and they have been working hard all term. I was very pleased today, where have been practising our RUCSAC skills. The  children applied their learning from terms 3/4 to answer questions on decimals, fractions and percentages. They searched around the room to find answers to their loop questions, that were conjured up by the wolves in the walls (our book stimulus for this week). I was especially pleased with the way the children have been drawing pictures to help them understand and calculate a question. Keep up the good work everyone! 🙂





Join Stoke Park Primary School’s FREE Healthy Lifestyles Programme Today

Alive ‘N’ Kicking is a FREE exciting healthy lifestyles programme for children aged between 2-16

Years who with their families want to eat healthy, lose weight and get active!


During your Alive ‘N’ Kicking programme you will:

  • Learn to read food labels to help you make healthier choices
  • Understand portion sizes for your children
  • Make smoothies, healthy wraps & fruit kebabs
  • Get active as a family
  • Weekly recipes to make at home
  • Discover healthy snack options

With the support and motivation from the Alive ‘N’ Kicking Team, Bristol families are coming together to achieve their health goals – “We have learnt so much about healthy food, portion sizes, reading food labels. My daughter has gained so much from Alive ‘N’ Kicking, it is the first time she has enjoyed exercising!”

Alive ‘N’ Kicking is supported by Bristol City Council and is being held at:

At: Stoke Park Primary School

Starting: Tuesday 25th April @ 3:30pm-4:45pm for 6 weeks

Age: Infants & Juniors Programme (5-11 year olds)


* Programmes for 2-4 year olds and 12-16 year olds also available across the City.

Come on get your family Alive ‘N’ Kicking today by calling the Alive ‘N’ Kicking Team on 0117 942 2602 or email Or speak to Mrs Penellum Stoke Park Primary School for more information about the programme and how to sign up.


Stay Healthy


The Alive ‘N’ Kicking Team