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News - 21 July 2022

Dear Parents/Carers

What an incredible year we have had at St Marys, after 18 months of uncertainty, it was wonderful to have a full academic year without school closures and extensive remote learning. There is so much to be grateful for and so much to be proud of.

The children’s attainment and progress this year has been staggering. The pupils have scored well above National in all statutory and teacher assessments. We are extremely proud of them all. As well as their academic successes, there have been many achievements in sport and the creative arts. Also, are the numerous charity events planned and organised by the pupils, raising more money for charity than any previous year.

The school’s Curriculum offer enhanced by many extracurricular events/visitors provided us with many great memories and experiences.

Some of the year highlights include: mufti days, bonfire celebrations, nativity performance, travelling crib, Christmas Fair, School Disco, helicopter and McLaren visits, chick hatchings, class assemblies, chef visits, Jubilee Celebrations, Chidfest, Village Fete, school trips and residentials, sports day and finally our fantastic school production.

None of the above could happen without the hard work of my incredible team of colleagues. There are never enough superlatives to express my gratitude for their commitment to the school and to your children’s progress, attainment, wellbeing and happiness. They are superb!

To the PTA and all parents who have volunteered this year, thank you so much for your time and energy. We really are so grateful for the support and your efforts really do make such a huge difference.

My final thanks, goes to you, our parents for allowing us the privilege of educating and caring for your super children and for your continued support and encouragement of the school and staff. It means so much.

Have a fabulous summer all, we look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 5th September.

With very best wishes
Mrs Buckley
Headteacher

Diary Dates                      

Date                             Activity
22nd July @ 9.30am               Leavers’ Assembly (Y6 parents/carers only)
22nd July @ 1.00pm               End of Term
1st September                        INSET DAY
2nd September                      INSET DAY
5th September                       Start of Term
5th September                       Reception stay until 12.00 noon
6th September @ 2.30pm    Meet the Teachers (Y1&2)
8th September @ 2.30pm    Meet the Teachers KS2

SCHOOL LUNCHES
Scopay is now open to book your meals in for September. Please note Year 2 moving into Year 3 will now need to pay. Twelve 15 will be increasing their prices to £2.60 per day from September.

Tomorrow we say farewell to our wonderful Year 6 pupils as they move on to the next step on their journeys. Our job is accomplished, they are more than ready and we are so incredibly proud of each one of them. Good Luck Year 6, stay fabulous!

We also bid a farewell to two members of staff, Mrs Howe and Mrs Bond. We wish them well on their next ventures and thank them for their wonderful contributions to St Marys. Thank you ladies and good luck!

CONGRATULATIONS
This summer, Miss Kightley is to be married and will return to school as Mrs Hayes. We wish Mr and Mrs Hayes love and laughter on their special day and wish them every happiness in the future.

MEDICINES
Please can you collect any medicine, pills, epipens, etc from the school office before the end of term. Any over the counter medicines left will be thrown away.

LOST PROPERTY
The bucket will be put outside in the playground at the end of each day from next week so please check it. Anything not claimed by the end of term will be donated. If you can ensure all items of clothing, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc are named for September this will help alleviate many unclaimed items!

INTER-HOUSE ROUNDERS TOURNAMENT
On Wednesday, children in KS2 took part in an inter-house Rounders’ tournament. Ruby played Sapphire and Emerald took on Amber. There were strong performances from all houses, and the cheering and celebrating from the crowd watching was very loud! The winners of the two matches: Ruby and Emerald, took on each other in a nail biting final after lunch. The winner was Emerald!

A big thank you and well done goes to Archie Gilmour - Ruby House Captain, who came up with the idea, organised it and ran it! What a boy! Your new school are lucky to have you Archie!


SUPPORT OVER THE SUMMER
Please click on the link for more information on wellbeing support, money advice and food bank support over the summer.
https://www.3countiesvineyard.church/get-help/

WEEK COMMENCING 11TH JULY 2022
RECEPTION – 93.5%
Year 1 – 90.7%
Year 2 – 93.8%
Year 3 – 94.7%
Year 4K – 95.5%
Year 4E – 90.2%
Year 5 – 96.9%
Year 6 – 91.5%