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Ubley C E Primary School
The Street, Ubley, BS40 6PJ, UK Bristol
+44 (0)1761 462654

The Street,  Ubley, Bristol. BS40 6PJ

Tel: 01761 462654         Fax: 01761 462317

For a prospectus, click here to e-mail school.



As Headteacher,  I would like to welcome you to the Ubley Church of England Primary School website.  The site offers a glimpse into the life of our school, a setting where every individual is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.  You will be able to find out who we are, what we look like, what we do and how to find us!   For prospective families we hope the site will provide you with an overview of the school and a means by which to contact us - we look forward to hearing from you.  For our current families the site is a useful way of catching up with all the latest school news, information and updates.  I am sure you will enjoy our website and having the opportunity to find out more about our unique school.


At Ubley C of E Primary School we:

- Understand that we are all different and that are all special.

- Believe that we can all achieve our personal best.

- Learn in a safe and stimulating environment.

- Enjoy a varied and interesting curriculum.

- Prepare you for the future.

 - Support strong Christian values.

- Care for the school and the world around us.

- Have a positive outlook.

- Offer exciting opportunities.

- Work together with our community.

- Know that learning is fun!

Our pupils enjoy coming to school. Behaviour in both lessons and at play is good. We place high priority on our Golden Rules and reward pupils who exemplify these in our weekly achievement assemblies. Parents also receive copies of our Golden Rules and the school values the co-operation of parents in promoting good behaviour.

We take school security, health and safety very seriously. We follow the Crime Prevention advice supplied by Avon and Somerset Police. We regular update our first aid procedures and have three qualified first aiders. All salaried and volunteer staff are CRB checked.


Special Educational Needs

The needs of our pupils are of the utmost importance in our school. Pupils with SEN (Special Educational Needs) are quickly identified and their needs catered for as appropriate. Teaching throughout the school is differentiated to meet the needs of all and our high percentage of adult to child ratio means an abundance of high quality support is available.

Pupils may participate in a “catch up” programme if they have specific needs in literacy or numeracy. They may also have an Individual Education Plan with specific measurable targets as appropriate to the individual. Additional support and advice is sought from the education psychology service when necessary.

Educational Visits and Events

Class 1's 'Homes from the Past' workshop and the Roman Baths and Charterhouse visits by Class 2 supported topics in History - handling real artefacts, an essential part of making it come alive. The visit from a real wartime evacuee certainly prompted some interesting discussion.

The whole school took part in extensive celebrations of the Chinese New Year, incorporating cooking, music, stories and art-work. This international dimension was reflected in the school's Fete Française held in September with French-themed activities.

Class 1 have also enjoyed a visit to Lower Stock Farm to talk to Farmer Nick about habitats and a trip to the sea-side at Western-super-Mare. Class 2 enjoyed their overnight stay at the Field Study Centre at Charterhouse.

Class 3 enjoyed the return of Shakespeare 4 kids at the theatre in Western, and the main focus for year is the school camp - a week of environmental and outdoor activaties in the lovely Quantock Hills area.

Our Sports

We have had a really exciting and active year at Ubley.

We held our second annual Sports Week in June 2005 where the pupils had the opportunity to experience new sports and discover new talents. Matt Thompson, a Tennis coach from BANES, gave all the pupils a chance to develop their ball skills and play mini tennis games. Sportsvan, Andy and Andy, joined us for two mornings to allow the pupils to try trampolining, gymnastics and volleyball. The juniors also participated in a Football tournament on the Glebe field.  We look forward to a another successful and action packed Sports Week during the week starting Monday 19th June 2006.

Our Football team has has had a successful season taking part in the Chew Valley Primary Schools Football League and were runners up in the Chew Valley Primary Schools Indoor Football Tournament.  The  year 5 and 6 girls have taken part in a girls 5 a side football tournament on a bitterly cold day at Chew Valley Secondary School.  On the same day year 4 enjoyed an opportunity to mix with children from other Chew Valley primary schools as they participated in a Year 4 Football Festival.  

In Netball our pupils have taken part in monthly training and games at Chew Valley Secondary school and look forward to taking part in the Annual Chew Valley Netball tournament.  

Years 3 and 4 have taken full advantage of the opportunity to take part in both an Indoor Athletics Festival and a Hockey Festival both based at Chew Valley Secondary school.  

The 5th and 6th years choreographed their own Rhythm of Life Dance, which they performed at the Chew Valley Dance Festival.

Last summer we participated in our first BANES cricket tournament. Ubley won their league and were third in the main cup.

Click on the link for Sport pictures              

 Sport Pictures


A brief history

Our school was founded by members of the local church congregation in 1876.  Originally, it was a one roomed building constructed of local Mendip stone and costing £314 to build. Twenty pupils were in attendance on the first day which ended at 3 o’clock with a grand celebration, led by the Brislington band,  attended by approximately 600 people!   


The school today

In addition to the original Victorian building our accommodation comprises of three further classrooms, a mezzanine floor and school offices.  We have attractive school grounds and the use of the village Glebe field for physical education and recreation.

We are proud of the many opportunities on offer to our pupils.  We provide an exciting, stimulating, well resourced curriculum with many extra-curricular opportunities. We have dedicated, enthusiastic staff and school governors, and a supportive Parent Teacher Association.


Our most recent Ofsted report stated that:

“The school provides very good opportunities for personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as an exciting curriculum, successfully encouraging pupils to be responsible, to behave very well, to get on very well  together and to work hard. 


A parent recently commented that:

“The school has a caring environment where children are respected as individuals” 



Welcome to the Summer Term. In Class 1 this term, our topics will be Journeys and Inventions and Inventors.  We will be making a trip to the S.S. Great Britain- a fantastic location to explore both of these topics! Further details about this will follow in due course.

In our Literacy lessons, we will be focussing on extended stories and fantasy worlds, poems with patterned and predictable structures. Our non-fiction focuses will be information books/ non- chronological reports. The list of objectives for Numeracy which you received at the beginning of the Autumn term is ongoing throughout the year.

Our classroom routine remains as follows:

·        Monday/Thursday reading books are changed by Mrs English. Please do write your comments in your child’s Reading Notes book. They are always useful and a great encouragement to your child. Even if you have no comment to make, please tick to indicate that a book has been read. Book bags should be in school daily

·        Year 1 and 2 children will be tested by Mrs Lambert on their keywords every Tuesday. Please do continue to support your child in their learning of keywords using the look-cover-write and check technique.

·        PE remains on a Thursday and a Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on these days- daps, T-shirt, shorts/or jogging bottoms. Once more, a plea for all school uniform, PE kit included, to be named.

·        Numeracy homework for Years 1 and 2 will continue to be sent home in their Maths Homework books every Friday. Please ensure that Maths Homework books are returned to school by Thursday.

·        Our Show and Tell session will continue to be first thing on Monday morning. This is an opportunity to share news and to show items linked with our topic or things made at home. For this reason, no toys for this session, please.

·        Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle with them in school daily. These provide a drink after playtime and are available to the children throughout the day. Water bottles are in addition to any drink provided in your child’s lunch box. Bottles should be filled with water only, not juice or squash, as these are can be sticky. Children can refill their bottles from the school water cooler.


The timetable arrangement for the Summer Term is as Follows:

During this term Mrs Benwell will be teaching ICT and French on a Monday afternoon.  Mrs Church will be teaching Literacy and Numeracy as well as Religious Education and Music on a Friday.  I will therefore be teaching the rest of the curriculum on Monday morning and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.   

Our curriculum topics this term are as follows:

  • Literacy: 
    • Narrative:  myths and legends and traditional stories.
    • Non-fiction:  letter of persuasion, stories by Dick King Smith, adventure/mystery stories, issues and dilemmas. 
    •  Poetry:  Humorous, variety of forms
  • Numeracy:  Place value, addition and subtraction, shape, length, perimeter, coordinates, multiplication and division, money and ‘real life’ problems, fractions and decimals, data handling.
  • Science:  Light and Shadows, the environment.
  • ICT:  Using a camera, text and graphics, research on the internet, databases.
  • Topic:  Comparing localities – Zambia,  Middle Ages
  • Physical Education: Games, Athletics
  • Art and Design and Technology:  Making books and paper, Illuminated letters and calligraphy.
  • Music:  Recorders, exploring sound and singing games
  • Religious Education:  Writing
  • French:  With Mrs Benwell
  • Citizenship and PHSE:  Writing

The class routine for the Summer Term will be as follows:

·        Homework will be Issued on Friday and will be collected in on the following Thursday unless stated otherwise.

·        Spellings will be issued on Friday.  The children will be tested on the following Friday

·        P.E. will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.


Our curriculum topics this term are as follows:

·          Literacy: Fiction and poetry: Novels, stories and poems from a variety of cultures and traditions; choral and performance poetry, comparison of work by significant children's authors and poets.

·         Literacy: Non-Fiction: Persuasive writing to put or argue a point of view: letters, commentaries, leaflets to persuade, criticise, protest, support, object, complain. Dictionaries, thesauruses, including I.T. sources. Explanations linked to work from other subjects; non-chronological reports linked to work from other subjects.

·         Numeracy:

 Year 5:

Relate fractions to division.

Extend written methods for column addition and subtraction.

Recognise the properties of a range of 2D and 3D shapes.

Solve simple word problems involving numbers and quantities.

Solve a problem by representing and interpreting data.

Measure and calculate perimeters of rectangles and regular polygons.

Develop calculator skills and use a calculator effectively.

Read and plot co-ordinates.

Recall facts in x2, x4, x5, x6 and x10 tables; derive division facts.

Year 6:

Reduce a fraction to its simplest form by cancelling common factors.

Derive quickly division facts corresponding to tables up to 10 x 10.

Recognise the properties of a range of 2D and 3D shapes.

Solve a problem by using one or more steps.

Solve problems by representing, extracting and interpreting data in a variety of forms.

Calculate the perimeter and area of simple compound shapes that can be split into rectangles.

Multiply and divide decimals mentally by 10 or 100  and explain the effect.

Develop calculator skills and use a calculator effectively.

Read and plot co-ordinates in all four quadrants.

·         Science: How we see things and Interdependence and Adaptation.

·         IT: Graphical Modelling and Multimedia Presentations.

·         Topic: Japan and Middle Ages

·         Art and Design and Technology: Making books and paper and Calligraphy. 

·         Religious Education: Writing

·         Music: Exploring sound sources

·         Physical Education: Athletics and Games.

·         Spanish: Basic language skills

·         Citizenship and PHSE: Writing

Our class routine:

·         Homework: Daily reading and practice of multiplication and division facts.  Homework will continue to be issued on Fridays and collected in one week later unless stated. Year 6 will also have Science homework.

·         PE is on a Friday and Wednesday.

·         Year 6 Assessments start on 8th May for one week.

·         Children can bring in water bottles clearly marked with their name for drinks during the school day.

During the term Mrs Smith will be teaching Music, French and RE and Mrs Church will be teaching Art and Design.  Mrs Jordan and Mrs Jones, our Learning Support Assistants will be supporting individuals, groups, PE, Science and Art. Mrs Jones will be in school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Mrs Jordan will be in school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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