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News - 21 November 2019

Next week’s value is Faith


“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in faith and in purity”.  2 Timothy 4:12

Dear parents/carers

This week kicked off with all of us still basking in the glory of the performances of the pupils at the Children in Need show held at Woolmer Hill last Friday evening.  Our Key Stage One entry won best act in their age category, well done to Mya, Imogen, Grace and Pippa, (you will be able to see them perform next year at the Haslemere Fringe Festival); Darcey and Sam were our Key Stage Two representatives and both performed with confidence and style! The school choir sang with the other confederation schools, which sounded magnificent.  We could not have been prouder of all of the children who took part, you did yourself, St. Mary’s and Chiddingfold proud!  A special thank you to our music co-ordinator Miss Griffiths for all your hard work leading to this event. St Mary’s also raised £215.40 which is a great effort.

Myself and Mrs Evans have been carrying out lesson observations this week as part of our termly monitoring procedures and we also met for our half termly governing body meeting.

This morning Year 3 impressed us with a fabulous performance as they took us on a journey through prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  Set against a backdrop of the children’s prehistoric artwork, they spoke and sang out beautifully, and it was wonderful to see the enjoyment on their faces as they took part in their class assembly. Well done and thank you to Mrs Ryder and Mrs Balchin for their hardwork and support with numerous costume changes!

Mrs Creswell completes her final day of ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) training and will soon start working with individual and groups of children as part of our mental health and resilience initative.

On Friday morning myself and Miss Clark will be attending our mastery embedding meeting.  This will allow us to build upon the mastery maths within the school and share good practice across the confederation.  Miss Clark will soon be hosting the participating schools where in she has the opportunity to showcase St. Mary’s excellent maths teaching and learning.

Please may I alert you to the signs put up on School Lane requesting that you refrain from parking there; emergency services would be unable to access the Lane if required.  Thank you in advance for supporting us with this request.

 Have a wonderful weekend!

Sheila Buckley

Deputy Headteacher


22nd Nov@ 9.00am

School Assembly

25th Nov

25th Nov

Clubs Week 9

Y6 Surrey History Centre

28th Nov @ 9.00am

Y5 Class Assembly

28th Nov

Y1 Weald & Downland Museum

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

4th Dec @ 9.00am

Y4 Class Assembly

6th Dec @ 2.15pm

REACH Assembly & Certificates


Please note there can be NO parking in School Lane on the cricket pitch side.  This causes many access problems for residents and for staff at school. 

There is NO access to the school at drop off or pick up via School Lane (other than for Breakfast Club or Koosa). 

Please park either in the Catholic Church carpark or at the end of the recreation ground.

We have had many complaints recently and we need your co-operation in this matter to keep pupils, staff and residents safe.

Thank you in advance.


Due to numbers, the houses will have their lunches on the following days:-

Amber and Sapphire will be on Tuesday 17th December

Ruby and Emerald will be on Wednesday 18th December

Please provide a packed lunch for the days that your child(ren) is not having a Christmas Lunch.

Please note the vegetarian option will be Festive Quorn Lattice


Please can parents remember to provide tracksuit bottoms and jumpers for outdoor PE, we go outside in all weathers. Thermals, hats and gloves are welcome too. A good example of sports gloves with grip are:

We have two KS2 fixtures coming up: Football versus Grayswood (Home) on Wednesday 27th November and Netball versus St Barts (Away) on Monday 2nd December. This involves children in Boys football and netball fixtures club.

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