Ashton Vale Primary School win the School of the Year Award in the Bristol Reading Project

Congratulations to our children here at Ashton Vale who have been awarded the accolade of ‘School of the Year‘ for our entry into the Bristol Reading Project. This city wide competition involved entries from each class in the school, who spent the term exploring the set books and producing a wide variety of high quality work based on their text. The Project noted

“the outstanding whole school commitment to teaching and learning using good quality children’s literature.
The judging panel really enjoyed seeing your entry, they were impressed by the immersive and engaging nature of the children’s learning. Well done to you all.”

The judging panel were also very impressed with our Year 6 entry and awarded them ‘Runner Up Prize’ in the 7-11 years category, stating that their entry was “really inspiring“. The school will be collecting our awards at the ceremony later in the month.

Well done to all of the children and staff for their hard work and great achievement!

Ashton Vale Primary’s Sporting Achievements this term

Wow, what a term!

Our Hockey team have participated in the South Bristol Quik Sticks Tournament at Merchants Academy.  After some very hard fought quarter and semi finals they were eventual winners for the second year running.  This has gained us a place in the county finals in April.

Congratulations to our Gymnastics team who worked so hard together to win a team bronze, a fantastic effort. The children enjoyed competing and also loved trying out the brilliant equipment at the City of Bristol Gymnastics Centre.

The Stages Dance group at Ashton Vale also put in an excellent performance at the Colston Hall this term. A snippet of their Zootropolis dance can be seen on our school website.

Well done children. We’re very proud of you.

Ashton Vale Primary attends a behind the scene tour of Ashton Gate Stadium

This term the entire school has attended a behind the scenes tour of the Ashton Gate Stadium!

Each class visited the ground and were allowed to sit in the new changing rooms, have a look pitch side and plenty more besides. The children, parents and staff who attended the visit all thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity. Bristol Sport, who kindly organised the event, then gave each child a goody bag to bring back to school. Many thanks to them for a wonderful experience! Have a look at some of our photos:

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Ashton Vale attend Chess Tournament for Schools at London Olympia

Children from Ashton Vale Primary and Compass Point Primary are keen chess players and take part in Chess for Schools. They have weekly strategic tuition to further their logical thinking and reasoning skills.

All the children who took part last year were invited to an amazing day out to London to see the start of The Grand Masters Tournament. The children gained a real insight into how the grand masters of chess think and were even given tips and tuition by them. One player from each school took part in a game on the very stage that the Grand Master Tournament took place.

There was also the opportunity to play against other children from across the country in a mass, 5 round chess tournament. Organisers commented on the outstanding level of behaviour from all children taking part, which they were particularly proud of as this was the largest number of children who have ever taken part.

The day was rounded off with the privilege of viewing the Round 5 match of Grand Masters Tournament (some people even got the Olympic Champion’s autograph!), before heading back to Bristol on the coach.