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NEWS - 23 MAY 2019

Next week’s value is Kindness

“A smile makes people happy.  Good news makes them feel better.” Proverbs 15:30

Dear parents/carers

Mrs Radcliffe has been attending a residential Headteachers Conference this week which leaves me to fill you in on this week’s events!

It has been a super busy week here at St Mary’s.  The week commenced with everyone still buzzing from the fantastic day at Chiddfest.  It really showcased our wonderful village and what can be achieved when the community comes together.  However, this is a huge task to organise and our thanks and congratulations go out to Mrs White and her team for their hard work. Well done everyone, you should feel immensely proud!

The ladies from the WI joined us for assembly on Monday morning to present the school with a cup to commemorate their 100th year.  The cup is to be presented at the end of the year in our awards ceremony to a Year 6 pupil who has demonstrated a commitment to sustainable living and a desire to promote global awareness, a pupil who wishes to make a difference to our community and our world.

The WI enjoyed the beautiful singing from the children, followed by tea and cake served by our Year 5 pupils.

Year 2 have been undergoing their ‘secret agent’ training this week. (SATs)  All have demonstrated perseverance and a maturity beyond their years.  Miss Howells is very proud of all them.

On Tuesday I attended a curriculum conference in London. It confirmed for me that we are on the right path with our vision here at St. Mary’s; for all children to be exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum that incorporates wider global issues,  enabling them to be critical thinkers and  preparing them for their futures.

Year 6 attended a Pentecost workshop at the Cathedral on Wednesday morning whilst the rest of the school took part in ‘share a pencil day’.  This is to highlight to the children how fortunate they are to have access to an education, something that we take for granted and yet is denied to many children across the globe.  Thank you to Mrs Spong for organising this event.

Friday is the last day of this half term, so our Celebration Assembly will take place at 2.15 to present completed certificates.  Everyone is welcome.

Please remember to take home PE kits and check the lost property box for ‘missing’ items.

Check out our new Twitter page and follow us @st_chiddingfold

The final half term commences on Monday 3rd June.

Have a wonderful half term, let’s hope the sun continues to shine! 

Sheila Buckley

Deputy Head




24th May @2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents/carers welcome

25th May

Half Term

3rd Jun

Trinity Term starts

3rd Jun

Clubs Week 5

3rd Jun

Y1 trip to HMS Victory

6th Jun

Communion Service at St Mary’s School

7th Jun @ 9.00am

School Assembly - parents/carers welcome

9th Jun

Village Fete

10th Jun

Clubs Week 6

10th Jun

Reception Class Height and Weight (March – August born only)

12th Jun

KS1 Confederation Sports Day

13th Jun @9.00am

Y3 Class Assembly - parents/carers welcome

14th Jun @9.00am

School Assembly - parents/carers welcome

17th Jun

Clubs Week 7

17th Jun @6.30pm

New Reception Parents Meeting

18th Jun

Sports Day


On Sports Day – Tuesday 18th June there will be a whole school picnic (no hot food is provided on this day).  We need the forms to be returned by Wednesday 5th June (you do not need to change your selection in Scopay).

Sports Day – Note re timings

KS2 field events - throwing and jumping begins at 9:15am.

Reception children will participate as usual with the KS1 children in the morning. Their activities start at 10:30 with fun multi sports activities on the field. The children will move around 4 activities with their teacher; run by the students of Godalming college. After this, they will take part in running races on the track.

The whole school picnic will then start at approximately 11:45. Please note that the children are the responsibility of the parents and must not use sports equipment or go in the ditch during this time. Children will be called back into school for registration at 12:50. KS2 track events are held in the afternoon.


Thank you to all those parents who have already signed up for this, we have some very interesting and varied careers to hear from!  If you would like to come in to school to talk informally to Y6 children about what your job involves and how their career path has progressed please do email  Yvette Oqvist our School Business Manager on who will liaise with you about the details.

The date will be Friday 21st June from 1.15 – 2.45pm.


Brilliant Bricks are recruiting for a part time after school LEGO Club Leader, 9 hours per week, term time.

If you are passionate about inspiring creativity and pride in children, then this could be a great opportunity to do that, as well as play with LEGO for a job!The job description can be found at and

If you are interested in applying please send your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date is Thursday 23rd May at 5pm.


An ex-pupil now at Woolmer Hill, Eddie is collecting batteries as part of a recycling project and would like to ask for any old batteries to be brought into the school office please.  Please note AAA.  AA.  C. D 9V are all accepted.  Thank you from Eddie


Halfterm Madness – 30th May, 2-4pm in the Church Room.  Finding things to do out of term time can be tricky. Pop into the Church room for an afternoon of fun, creativity and games to keep the whole family busy.

Parentalk - Journey through a DVD led course with other parents, discussing and debating some of the big issues and topics we encounter as children grow up. St Mary's Church Room, 7:30-9:30pm. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June 1st & 8th July More details email:

St Mary’s School

Sports Day

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Venue:  Football Pitch/Recreation Ground

9.15 am

Key Stage 2 Field Events

10.30 am

Key Stage 1 Events (multisports and track events)

11.45 am

Parents arrive for whole school picnic

1.00 pm

Key Stage 2 Track Events

3:00 pm

Rounders club versus parents match










Support your team:

To add to the excitement, the children will be competing for their houses!  Everyone will need a coloured t-shirt representative of their house colour – RED for Ruby House, BLUE for Sapphire House, YELLOW for Amber House and GREEN for Emerald House.  If you are not sure which house your child is in please check with their teacher. 

Don’t forget:

As well as a coloured t-shirt, shorts and suitable outdoor PE footwear are essential. Please make sure your child has sun protection and a water bottle if the weather is good and perhaps a coat if it is not!

Spectators will be very welcome to sit in the designated areas, but remember to keep a safe distance away from the marked track!  The public playground will be out of bounds for school children during the day. 


For the whole school picnic the children will be taken to meet their parents/friends or will sit with school staff to eat.  Children who normally have a packed lunch should bring it into school in the morning as usual.  Children who normally have a school meal will be provided with their pre-selected packed lunch.  Parents can, of course, bring extra snacks for their children.  Please make sure that you are supervising your children during this time and do not allow them to use the sports equipment ready for the events, go in the ditch or use the public playground.  After eating, all the children will return to the school for registration before the afternoon activities commence.  Please note that the picnic will be cancelled if it rains!


Following the presentation of the trophy to the winning house at the end of the afternoon children will return to their classrooms for normal collection.

Rounders Match

After the success of last year’s ‘children v parents Rounders match’, we are inviting Rounders and Cricket club parents to join us at 3pm.

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