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Janis Radcliffe, Headteacher

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June 2017

  • NEWS - 15 JUNE 2017

    Published 16/06/17

    Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God” Leviticus 19:3

    Dear Parents and Carers

    It’s been another busy week at St Mary’s, but the weather has been very kind to us, has it not?

    The week has seen Phonics Screening Checks in KS1 and Sports Day for both Key Stages on Tuesday; more about sports day in Mrs Wright’s report below but suffice to say it was a fantastic day! Teachers were immensely proud of the children who showed great passion and determination, increasing resilience, a great attitude, and, in some outstanding cases, some really skilful and intelligent sportsmanship! Well done children and a big, big thank you to Mrs Wright and the teachers and to our helpers from Godalming College.

    On Tuesday morning, a GST Consultant visited our school to discuss predicted end-of-year outcomes for pupils in each class. There were many positives to report however, the approaching end of term does not signal a time for complacency. Teachers and Senior Leaders will continue to focus on strategies to further improve our end of year outcomes. This will occur at the same time as ensuring children continue to enjoy their learning and that they participate in the many exciting events planned for the end of the year.

    On Wednesday, our Year 5 pupils set off on their residential visit to High Ashurst and reportedly had a wonderful time. We welcomed our September Reception pupils who came to school to meet their new class teachers, Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Bennett. On Thursday we had a visit from the KS1 moderator, who worked with Mrs White to validate the accuracy of our end of KS1 assessments.

    Also on Thursday, our School Council representatives visited Woolmer Hill School, where they met children on School Councils from different schools. Thanks to Mrs Creswell and Mrs Rauch for preparing the children so well for this visit.

    Finally, keep an eye out for the July Parish magazine which will include an article about last week’s Holy Communion Service, written by one of our children, Joshua in Year 5 – do look out for it!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Yours sincerely

    Headteacher

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June 2017