Nursery and Reception Farm Trip

We got up close and personal to some wonderful farm animals today at Court Farm Country Park. Not only did we see new born lambs, help feed the friendly cows but also watched farmer Pete milk a cow! The falling snow added to this magical experience and I am sure the children will remember this trip for a very long time.

KS1 trip to watch Julia Donaldson

On the weekend KS1 visited the Bristol Old Vic to watch Julia Donaldson perform in Gruffalos, Ladybirds and Other Beasts. It was great to see Julia Donaldson as we have learnt all about her and her stories this year. It was a brilliant show and we all especially enjoyed her retelling of the Gruffalo, who wasn’t as scary in real life!

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If you go down to the woods today…

photo 1 photo 3 photo 4photo 2ss IMG_3280 (1) IMG_3276 (1)Stoke Park has a new sculpture trail! Poplar and Oak class have been exploring the Estate and visiting all the sculptures.

Poplar and Oak Class were invited to design woodland sculptures for the Love Lockleaze festival taking place this summer. We walked to Stoke Park woods to gather ideas and inspiration then worked hard on our designs, with the winning ideas crafted into sculptures by Andy O’Neill.

There are some nice walks to be had in the park which you may wish to look at with this info:

All of the trees being carved are in the Longwood part of the woods which is marked on the map in the above walk description. The paths can get very wet and muddy so please ensure you wear suitable footwear, and wear the right clothing for the weather.

The trail has been funded by Horfield and Lockleaze Neighbourhood Partnership and Co-Op. It has been supported by Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust

Many Thanks to all of those involved, especially to our parent helpers, who helped make the trip happen.

All the best,

Miss Andrews and Mr Pritchard

What a Wild Place!

Beech and Elm class have just come back from a very exciting but ever-so-tiring school trip to the Wild Place!  We had a peek at some really interesting animals including Okapi from middle Africa and reindeer, we got up close and personal with a variety of different lemar’s and we got lost in the butterfly maze!

We also all met Kelly and Tanya some volunteers at the Wild Place.  We learnt about plants and how they’re so important to helping us stay alive by generating the oxygen we need to breath. We even got to look closely at their different parts under a microscope.  Then, we planted our own seeds, I wonder if you chose Barley or wheat as your plant?  Lots of water, sunlight and nutritious soil and we’ll just have to wait and see.

Overall it was a really fun filled and informative day.  Special thanks to all the parents who came on the trip with us, we really appreciate your help!


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Elm Class’ Adventure to the Red Lodge Museum!

Today, Elm Class went on a journey to The Red Lodge Museum where they were introduced to information about the Tudor period. They used what they already knew to impress the staff at the museum, but also found out about food, childhood, clothing and patterns used in the Tudor times. They all had lots of fun trying on the costumes before sketching a portrait of the very Dame Joan Young whose family inhabited The Red Lodge almost 400 years ago!

The Red Lodge Museum

The Red Lodge Museum


Inside The Red Lodge Museum


Elm Class with Dame Joan Young




Chess Championships

Receiving certificates in assembly

Some Year 4 and 5 children took part in the Bristol Schools Chess Championships yesterday which involved over 100 children. This was the first of its kind for our school and our 8 players proved to be great ambassadors for Stoke Park. Everyone played well and concentrated hard and won many of their games – they were even playing older children who were far more experienced. Their chess tutor Paul said that ‘Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable.’ Well done Stoke Park!!!Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable. Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable.Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable.20160621_151602

Cedar Class Trip to St Werburghs Farm

Year 2 had a great time at St Werburghs Farm. We met all the different animals and learnt about how to look after them. We also made bird feeders which we can’t wait to take home and test in our gardens.