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NEWS - 7 November 2019

Next week’s value is Hope


“Faith is what makes real the things we hope for.  It is proof of what we cannot see.”  Hebrews 11:1

Dear parents/carers

Welcome back.  I hope you enjoyed a restful half term.  For the staff of St. Mary’s it concluded with celebrating the wedding of our colleague, Miss Howells, now Mrs Evans.  It was a truly splendid day, the bride looked beautiful and very relaxed! I am sure Mrs Evans will share photos in good time!

Both children and staff have returned to school happy and ready to commence another busy half term.  Classes have been engaged in making poppy wreaths, and writing poems and prayers for our Remembrance Service.

Pupils and staff have received tag rugby coaching this week, led by the Lions Academy; more of which you can read about below.  Thank you to Mrs Wright for organising.

Miss Griffiths has been holding her parents evenings this week, as well as attending an Early Years network meeting.

On Thursday morning, Year 1 presented a very informative and heart warming assembly on their topic, Houses and Homes.  Well done to all the Year 1 team.

Tomorrow we will be holding a Remembrance Service in the school hall from 10.15am.  The service will be led by Year 6 children with the help of their teacher, Rev Dr Green, Hannah Pye and representatives from the church.

Finally, unfortunately I have to report that Mrs Radcliffe is unwell and will be off work for the next few weeks. Therefore she will not be responding to any emails.  Please forward all correspondence to myself or the admin team via the school office.  Nonetheless it is business as usual; as Mrs Radcliffe would expect,  with lots of exciting lessons and topics planned. We continue to have the highest expectations of behaviour from all pupils, promoting the school values through all aspects of school life.

We wish Mrs Radcliffe a speedy recovery!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sheila Buckley

Deputy Headteacher


8th Nov @ 10.15am

13th Nov

Remembrance Service

Y6 Imperial War Museum

14th Nov

Y2 Museum of London

15th Nov @ 9.00am

15th Nov

School Assembly

Y6 Height & Weight Measurement

15th Nov

15th Nov @ 7.00pm

Children in Need – Wear Mufti for a £1 donation

Children in Need Talent Show @ Woolmer Hill (see flier)

18th Nov

Clubs week 8

21st Nov @ 9.00am

Y3 Class Assembly

22nd Nov@ 9.00am

School Assembly

25th Nov

25th Nov

Clubs Week 9

Y6 Surrey History Centre

28th Nov @ 9.00am

Y5 Class Assembly

29th Nov

Patron Saints Day

29th Nov @9.00am

29th Nov

2nd Dec

2nd Dec

2nd Dec

School Assembly

Reception & KS1 ‘Star in the Jar’ performance

Christmas Card box will be out in the Mullard Building

Final Clubs Week

Nasal Flu for Whole School




Please ensure all children are wearing the appropriate winter uniform, which for Key Stage 2 is a white shirt and tie replacing the polo shirt.  As the temperature has noticeably dropped, please make certain children are coming to school with a coat.


Thank you to all those who have brought in their fundraising monies from the £1 Challenge.  If you haven’t yet done so, please ensure they are in by the end of the week.  If you signed up to the challenge but didn’t complete it please return your £1.  We will let you all know the totals and items purchased soon!


Science Club has been cancelled for Tuesday 19th November at 4pm.


Poppy merchandise is on sale in the school office.  Minimum recommended donation is 50p – please support this worthwhile cause.


Thank you to all those who have purchased items from our wish list – we really appreciate it!

As all schools face difficult financial times, we are always thinking of ways that parents may be able to help us. St Mary's has created it's very own amazon wish list.  If you would like to support us you can follow this link:

Thank you for your support.



We have a large number of runners for our District Cross country event on Saturday 9th November. Below is a reminder of the timings:

Glebelands Secondary School – Cranleigh (GU6 7AN)

Mrs Wright will be on site from 9:30am. You are required to stay with your children. You may stay as long as you like, or go home after your race.

The approximate timings for each race this year are: 
Year 4 girls - 10.00am
Year 4 boys - 10.10am
Year 3 girls - 10.20am
Year 3 boys - 10.30am
Year 5 girls - 10.40am
Year 5 boys - 10.50am
Year 6 girls - 11.00am
Year 6 boys - 11.10am
Followed by prize giving and team trophies. 

The race distances are as follows (approximates only): 
Years 3 & 4 - 700m
Years 5 & 6 - 1300m


Enter Cranleigh High Street. Just after the pelican crossing outside Sainsbury's Glebelands is signposted as a left turn into Rowland Road then continue round the corner and Glebelands School will be on your left.


Please ensure that you park outside the school grounds and the Christopher Robin Car Park.  Parking is available in Parsonage Road. IT GETS VERY BUSY SO ARRIVE EARLY.


Refreshments will be available on the day at a small price.  There is a small shop running during the event.

First Aid
Please ensure that you bring your own medication that your children may need e.g inhalers.  

Please also ensure that the children bring a top or fleece that they can wear when not competing as well as a supply of water.  


Following on from the excitement of the Rugby World Cup, we have a specialist Rugby coaching company Working in School over the next three weeks. Alex from Lions Academy is running sessions for Year 1 to Year 6, working on rugby movement skills and tactics, within tag rugby. Teachers and Mrs Wright are accompanying the children in their sessions to update their knowledge. 


Please can all KS1 parents pay £3.00 for the Pied Piper theatre production on 29th November on Scopay.


You should have received your child’s school photo yesterday. The deadline for orders is Tuesday 19th November 2019.

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