Chester Park Junior School

Positive, Resilient, Meaningful.

Abingdon Road, Bristol, Avon, BS163NX
Head teacher Mr Mike McNama





Our girls football team  won yesterday, congratulations! 

Thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us at the Year 3 Chocolate Cafe today

Congratulations to our children who entered the maths challenge at Redmaids school . Both the boys and girls received prizes!

Thank you to the Friends for organising the Year 3 and Year 4 film night! It was such a great night with pop corn and drinks too!

Bristol Grammar School Maths Challenge

Year 4 kick started the new year with a visit to the Roman baths in Bath. What do you think of their togas?

Thanks to the kitchen staff for preparing such a delicious Christmas dinner. Don't our Christmas hats and jumpers look wonderful?

Year 4 loved making  Christingles today 

The School Council have done a fanstastic job organising the Children in Need fundraising day today

After school on Thursdays, you will find a number of children talking about books and their plots, or with their noses buried in a book.  This is CPJS very own book club.  We have been running since Term 1 and it is open to all year groups.  We now have our newly refurbished library to enjoy our books in, which as you can see from the photos we love.

On Thursday 7th November the NSPCC came into school to host an assembly to teach children the importance of ‘Speaking out and staying safe’.  The School Council did a super job of helping pass the message on and encouraging audience participation.

The NSPCC will be returning to school on Wednesday 20th November to run ‘Speaking out and staying safe’ workshops with Year 5 and Year 6.

All of the work that is carried out by the NSPCC in schools is completely free.  Please help CPJS say thank you to the NSPCC by collecting sponsorship money for our Spelling event on Friday 15th November.

And the winner is...

Well done to our Cross Country 1400m and 1600m competitors at Whitehall Primary yesterday

Teachers and children supported "Show Racism The Red Card" today.

Instead of giving out reading tokens, this year we will be awarding certificates to our Reading Heroes. This may be awarded for a range of things, such as reading at home, doing well with reading questions in school or just having a great reading voice when reading out loud. We will be announcing further developments with reading after the half-term.


Welcome to our Comic Con Event- thank you to everyone - parents, carers, children and staff who have made this such a great event!

The BMX track proved as successful as ever. Even more skills learnt!

Congratulations to the reading Heroes!


Still I Rise

"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise."
The children loved our celebration day on Friday based on the above poem. Thank you to all those parents who brought in such delicious food for everyone to share,and also to Olympic medal winners Jason and Ryan for such an inspirational assembly and fitness session.

Year 3 loved doing their exercises with Olympic medalist Ryan !

The sun came out especially for our Summer Fair today. It was so good to see everyone enjoying themselves!

Our new Parking Buddies will be out every day to remind you to keep our children safe by not parking on the zig zag lines at the bottom of the drive.

Chester Park Junior School win the coveted BMX Competition  "Team Sportsmanship Award" well done to you all!

Imagine the children's surprise as they came into school today to find the library transformed to Jurassic World!

Last week we held our first “Our School  Community Week”.  The   children spent the week learning about and celebrating their own  identity, and about all the wonderful people who make up our community. The focus was  learning through    creativity and the children  produced and performed wonderful art, music, dance and creative writing. We had a Nigerian dance from Year 3, a signed song from Year 4, steel pans performance from Year 5 and acapella singing from Year 6.  It was great to see so many people there and it was very special to see everyone sharing the community food.  On Friday, we  celebrated with our community, inviting parents and our friends from Chester Park Infant School, to join us. It was a wonderful afternoon (despite the rain!) and the children performed beautifully. Thank you to all our brilliant parents for contributing      towards the week and final event; it was a fantastic   experience for our children and staff to learn about our wider school community.  It is always great to have feedback from our parents and carers;  if you would like to share any thoughts about this event we would love to hear from you. Please either email school, pop into the school office or drop us a line.

Forest Schools had a delicious time today, chopping wood to make a fire and cook pizza!

it was such a treat to see the Morris Dancers in school today sharing their May Day celebrations with us. Thank you.

Supporting our Infant School Colleague Lucy Foxwell , who ran the London Marathon to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK,every child in school ran one mile to secure sponsorship for this very worthy cause . Well done everyone!  

As year 3 start reading the Wizard of Oz, the children were amazed to see the Wicked Witch of the East under Dorothy's House in our library!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Easter Bonnet, Easter Garden and Easter Egg Hunt today 

Thank you to all the parents who came in to share our pride in the children's Arts Award creations.

Everyone had a fabulous time on World Book Day! Some dressed as their favourite book characters and others simply relished the chance to listen attentively to teachers reading their favourite book

We have a very positive relationship with the local police and PCSOs. They are coming into school to work with our  children about various topical issues including hate crime.

As part of our Arts Award, we visited the Royal West of England Art Gallery (RWA) on 5th February. We learnt about lots of different artists, and observed their work, supporting Section B in our arts log. We enjoyed travelling by bus too! 

So at 6.45am this morning, Mr Mac and Mr Thomas trudged their way to school, to find a carpet of snow over everything. Have a safe and happy snow day at home everyone!

We were delighted to be joined by children from other local schools on Tuesday 22nd January  in a collaborative event focused on local history and geography. The children all worked together researching and  creating a large scale map of the local area, pinpointing key landmarks and the  children’s home addresses. It was a very successful and enjoyable event!


Welcome to Bristol- our library has been transformed!

Click here to see the Jingle Bell singers in school

Click here to see and hear the children singing around the school

On the 13th day of December, Chester Park Junior School brought to me, 6 kilos of Brussels Sprouts and a school dressed in Christmas Crowns  and jumpers!

Children had a fantastic time at the Bristol BMX Club- this is the only track of this size- the Regional Standard Size. The project is run by the charity Access Sport. Many thanks to them for the incredible opportunity!

Forest School has taught us all sorts of new skills . This week we made a fire!

It was a very proud moment when representatives of Chester Park Junior School received the award for Primary  school winner of the Modeshift Travel award for Bristol today, on the SS Great Britain.

What a fabulous opportunity the children ( and adults!) had to have a go at the climbing wall this week. Thank you for organising this Miss Sherman.

Thank you so much to everyone, parents and children for supporting Children in Need today. Well done to the School Council organising the cake sale and wrist bands! 

Oak Class recited a beautiful poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came in today to share each year group's celebrations of Black History Month.

Thank you to all the children, parents and carers who donated to the Julian Trust homeless shelter, for Harvest. The School Council worked hard coordinating this- well done!

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came into school to share in our Comicon Day- it was such a success!

BMX time at Chester Park Junior School!

Everyone loves the new Golden time activities- have a look!


Sports afternoon!

Congratulations to the drama club and Miss Clare for their outstanding performance of The Tempest last night

Do the Floss!

At last today the children were allowed on the grass!

Ashton Gate Tournament- won one, lost one, drew one!

What a fantastic trip to the RWA Gallery today!

Congratulations to our football team who won the football tournament at Whitehall playing fields today- next stop - Ashton Gate! 


Look at the beautiful owls the needlecraft club have made

At last the rain held off and our  road was closed for Stay and Play!

Raising funds for Sport Relief, children wore non uniform or sports gear into school today. I wonder how much the School Council raised?

After several weeks of practising, dance club took to the floor and performed a dance to the whole school. They were brilliant and showed fantastic understanding of rhythm and dance well done'

World Book Day and snow much better can it get?

Our football team played well against Minerva today, and won 4-2, well done!

Christmas party time!

Chester Park Christmas Musical was a great success! Well done to all those involved,and thank you to all you parents, carers and friends who supported us !

Oak Class have loved reading the Mousehole Cat, and today they made fishes for the Stargazy Pie!

The highly coveted Arts Awards were given out in assembly today. Well done for the hard work and creativity everyone put in!

It was such an honour being nominated for the regional Modeshift travel award in Swindon. We all had such a great day!


In Oak class we have been making 1 minute films based on the story 'The Mousehole Cat' . 


In the films the Storm Cat is threatening to sink the fishing boat with Mowser and Old Tom on board.

Will she succeed and send them both to a watery grave or will Mowser calm her enough for them to make it back to the harbour?

Mowser the cat.
Old Tom the fisherman who lives with Mowser.
The Storm Cat who hunts for men on the opens seas.

It's only 8.50am but there's already lots going on for Children in Need!

Pupils really enjoyed workshops today, learning about the importance of being bright and seen on the roads now the days are shorter and darker.

Children and staff have been buying poppies all week. 

Black History Month was a resounding success! Each year group shared their new learning about African kingdoms with the whole school!

Children from year 6 picked up three bulging bags of litter from the streets around school today!

Impressively representing our school at the Redmaid's Maths challenge on Tuesday 3rd October, the children commented: "It was fun and we saw people from other schools! It was a fun way of doing maths"..."I really liked it, it was a fun challenge and I liked representing my school!" Well done to you all!

Local Member of Parliament Kerry McCarthy came in to talk to the children today.

Look at the fun the children are having on our new trim trail, thank you to the Friends for helping to pay for this!

Many thanks to Mrs Ellis for organising the first ever Scootability training course, helping to keep our children safe on the roads.

The School Council did an incredible job raising awareness of the Julian Trust nightshelter, and collecting food for them as part of our Harvest celebration. 

What a surprise everyone had when Strider came into school to encourage everyone to walk to school!


Thank you so very much to the Friends of Chester Park Junior School, especially Sue King, for organising such a successful and entertaining School Fayre. This looks like the most profitable one ever!

Arts Award trip to Spike Island

Maddy and Dulcie wrote:

This trip was amazing ! We went to Spike Island and met an artist called Kit. He showed us around the UWE section. We saw lots of different art work. Everything was fascinating. We made art work there as well! We really enjoyed the trip and once we had finished doing our art work we went round and looked at the UWE work.

The sun came out so the children built a den at lunchtime!

Children used gloves to create different emotions!

Girl's football competition entrants  

The School Council did a tremendous job promoting Red Nose Day today. We are incredibly proud of having raised £212.17 in addition to selling £120 worth  of  red noses!

As the Wicked Witch of the West held on to her hat, the rest of the school enjoyed DEAR three times for World Book Day- "Drop Everything And Read." 

You can find Magic wherever you Look sit back and relax, all you need is a book"

Dr Seuss wrote about the magic of books and today in school we are having a very special World Book Day! Here are some of the year 3 children and staff dressed as characters from their class text, "The Wizard of Oz"

On Monday 6th February the British Transport Police kindly came in and security marked lots of the children's and staff's bikes and scooters

The Governors went to visit the new school this week...not long to go now!

Dance Club have started the New Year with lots of new members. We have already been learning lots of new moves. Want to get involved? Just ask Mrs Evans!

Today the Bike Reps had a real challenge judging the contestants for "Bling your Bike for Christmas"! Well done to the year group winners, Molly, Summer, Abigail and Arthur. The standard was spectacularly high, well done to all 64 of you who took part!

Awesome Artists…

Last year, pupils were offered the chance to achieve an Explore Arts Award, a national qualification recognised by the Arts Council England. The Award was a brilliant chance for students to develop their creative arts skills alongside vital life skills such as self-confidence,            communication and leadership, whilst taking part in a fun,creative project.

Throughout the project students took part in arts activities and developed new skills, attended and reviewed arts events, researched artists who inspire them and developed their communication and    leadership skills by passing on their art skills to other people.

We are very proud to share the successes of Rhiannon, Lily, Manaal, Esmé,  Megan, Alice, Cerys and Molly who, through their hard work, have all passed this award

Thank you to the Friends Of Chester Park Junior School for organizing such a fabulously festive singalong for all the parents carers and children. It was great to see everyone's Christmas jumpers and hats!  

Elise and the other children in Needlecraft club made fantastic reindeer this term.

Awesome Artists…

 Last year, pupils were offered the chance to achieve an Explore Arts Award, a national qualification recognised by the Arts Council England. The Award was a brilliant chance for students to develop their creative arts skills alongside vital life skills such as self-confidence, communication and leadership, whilst taking part in a fun, creative project.


Throughout the project students took part in arts activities and developed new skills, attended and reviewed arts events, researched artists who inspire them and developed their communication and leadership skills by passing on their art skills to other people.


We are very proud to share the successes of Rhiannon, Lily, Manaal, Esmé, Megan, Alice, Cerys and Molly who, through their hard work, have all passed this award.


Details of the next Arts Award have been shared with the whole school in assembly.  If your child is interested in taking part in Arts Award next year they are to write a quick letter to Miss Curry explaining what they enjoy about the arts and why they want to take part.  Letters must be handed in by Thursday 8th December. A limited number of spaces are available.


The Gardening  Club harvested a bumper crop of Little Gem lettuces today- don't they look delicious?

Well done to the School Council for organizing such a great fundraising day today!

Children and the whole staff respectfully stopped for 2 minute silence today, reflecting on Armistice Day.

A very big thank you to all those parents who are coming in daily to read with children

Click here to watch our Black History Week presentation

Meet the Peer Mediators! 

Tim Smith came in from Skanska on Thursday to talk to the children about safety at the new school site. The children all loved trying on the safety equipment, and are so excited to see their new classes! 

The School Council worked so hard organising Harvest and the collection for the Julian Trust Night Shelter in Bristol.Thank you everyone who contributed.

This year it is 100 years since Roald Dahl was born. Last week Mrs Evans held an assembly telling us all about the life of Roald Dahl which was fascinating. We had a competition to see who was the favourite character from his books in our school. We were overwhelmed with the quantity of entries – clearly showing what a popular author Roald Dahl is.

The overwhelming winner was the BFG.

Runners up were Akesh (Year 3), Jamie (Year 5) and Esme (Year 6) who each won a book of their choice. The overall winner was Sian in Year 4 for her drawings and description of the Grand-High Witch from ‘The Witches’. She was the happy recipient of a £10 book voucher. Well done to all those who entered – it was very tough to judge them all!

Such an exciting start to term 1, including Bike checks in the sunshine today as part of our ongoing Bikeability training.

The term has started with the children carefully voting for their class School Council and Eco Representatives, I wonder who will win? 


There was a record turn out for the Friends' Fish and Chip Quiz night on Friday. Thank you to Mr Mac for setting all of the questions and to the Friends for organising such an enjoyable event!

Sport Relief Assembly

Bring on  the Hula Hoopers!

Children throughout the school took part in Road Safety Week last week in a variety of ways!

Year 3  visited Stonehenge as part of their topic linked to 'Stig of the Dump.' Here are a few photos of the day

The local PCSOs came in today, leading an assembly on Fireworks and staying safe.

Saying "Thank You" and "Taking Responsibility" was the theme of this year's Harvest celebration in school today. Thank you to all those families who generously gave food items for the Julian Trust for homeless people. Thank you too to the School Council members, who took responsibility for organising this hugely successful collection for those less fortunate than themselves.

Ryan in year 3 healthily rode his bike to school today,along with lots of other children. He knew there was a "Bike It" breakfast waiting, but what he didn't know was that every child who attended was entered into a raffle, and Ryan won a super new bike lock!