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NEWS - 7 MARCH 2019

Next week’s value is Justice

“Learn to do good.  Look for what is right and fair.” Isaiah 1:17

Dear parents/carers

SING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS! ST MARY’S SCHOOL IS A ‘GOOD’ SCHOOL!

So says the Ofsted report (FEBRUARY 2019), which will be distributed to parents this afternoon.

Please look out for a hard copy of the final report in children’s bags today.  You can also find a copy on the school website.

As you can imagine, the report has been the main topic of conversation in the staff room this week but there has been much more on the agenda, as always.

Last week ended on a high with yet another spectacular performance from M&M Theatrical Productions.  The company put on their classic literature adaptation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which was delivered with energy, enthusiasm, lights and music and had our children hooked!  We particularly enjoyed celebrating our ‘unbirthdays’ with the Mad Hatter, the hare and Alice at their tea party!  The show was followed by a workshop for our Year 6 pupils who had the opportunity to find out more about what happens behind the scenes of such a fabulous production.  Thank you to parents for your contributions, which give children the chance to experience such high quality live theatre right here in our school hall.

On Wednesday, Year 5 visited the Planetarium in Winchester to find out more about their Space topic.  The children spoke enthusiastically about what they enjoyed about the day – including watching a show where it felt like they were in the sky!  More information about Year 5’s exciting day can be found in next week’s bulletin.

Year 5 aren’t the only ones to be out and about this week, today has been lovely weather for Year 3’s visit to Kew Gardens where they have been learning more about plants and rainforests.  Further details about their trip to follow in next week’s bulletin.

Back in school, Year 1’s were the latest classes to take part in the Mini-Mile this week, an activity run by Mrs Wright and our Year 6 Sports Crew which promotes the benefits of getting active.  An obstacle course with mini hurdles and slaloms was set up on the tennis courts for our Year 1 pupils to tackle and enjoy!

As we approach the end of another busy week, we would like to remind you that tomorrow (Friday 8th March) children are invited to come to school dressed as an animal for a donation of £1 to WWF, an idea put forward by the Pupil Leadership Team and yet another example of our children’s courageous advocacy and charitable nature!

Have a lovely weekend!
Janis Radcliffe

Head teacher

 

EPIPHANY TERM

8th Mar

Mufti day – come dressed up as animals to raise funds for WWF - £1 donation

11th Mar

Clubs week 7

12th Mar @3.15pm

Chidham parents meeting in Y6 classroom

13th Mar

Y1 Lookout Discovery Centre

14th Mar

Y2 Marwell Zoo

14th Mar

Y5 Class Assembly - Parents/Carers welcome

15th Mar

Science Day

18th Mar

Clubs week 8

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS CHANGES/UPDATES

There will be no Science club on Thursday 14th March 2019 due to Mrs Dickson being on a school trip.

Due to parents evening w/c 25th March there will be NO clubs that week except for the following: -

  • Cookery
  • Football on Tuesdays
  • Football boys and girls on Wednesday
  • Multi-sports with Mrs Wright on Wednesday
  • Recorder Club – will be on Wednesday 27th March

OFFICE REQUEST

If you are leaving money at the office e.g. for the school disco, please ensure it is in a named envelope.

NEW AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Coming soon!...

  • Streetdance on Wednesdays for KS1 and KS2
  • Nutritional Ninjas on Tuesdays for KS1 and KS2

More information will be provided before the Easter Holidays.

DISCO TIME! 

The school disco will be held on Thursday 21st March.

Reception and KS1: 6-7pm KS2: 7.15-8.15pm

New for 2019! This year we will have a Photo Booth to capture some of the disco fun. There will also be a Parents' Prosecco Bar in Y5 classroom, for grown-ups, while you wait.

Please ensure ticket forms and payment (cash, cheque or transfer) are in the office by Thursday 14th March. Tickets must be purchased in advance for your child's name to be included on the attendee list. We will not be issuing paper tickets. All proceeds go to the PTA. 

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