St James Primary School Newsletter
Respect Perseverance Trust
Newsletter 14th November 2017
On Wednesday 8th November, Roald Dahl Class travelled by coach to Warwick Castle as part of our Dungeons and Dragons topic. There were 29 year 3 and 4 pupils accompanied by six teachers and parent helpers.
The adventure started after 20 minutes as the coach broke down and we had to stop and get on another coach.
When we arrived at the castle my group headed straight for the barbican and portcullis. This was the only entrance to the castle and was almost impossible to break through because of the murder holes, arrow slits and portcullis.
When we got out of the tunnel we walked to the mound and climbed it. We could see all the way across to Oxford!!
Next we had lunch overlooking the trebuchet then watched the bird of prey show, visited the gaol and then went to the great hall which was amazing! We all got to hold a sword.
We loved the day and would definitely go again.
By Theo and Cecily
Harvest Teatime Fun at St James Church was a great success! We had 35 children and I would like to thank all the adult helpers from across the Benefice who contributed to this event.
Our next event, Christmas is Coming, will be on Friday 17th November 3.30 – 5.00pm. This will be for children with parents, carers or grandparents. Put the date in your diary – more details to follow in the Benefice News.
We have noticed over recent weeks that less and less children are bringing a mid-morning snack to school to eat. We do have some fruit in school that we are happy to offer children who need a snack, but please consider whether or not your child might benefit from having something to eat mid-morning and send an appropriate snack to school with them.
Open Maths morning last week proved to be quite popular with parents and children alike. Children enjoyed being able to show their maths skills off to the adults in school and we hope that the parents who attended found it useful to see how we teach a variety of Maths concepts. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher at parent teacher interviews this week.
Can I please remind you that school starts at 8.50 am. There are an increasing number of children who are late for school most mornings.
We have head lice in school yet again! Please check your child’s hair and treat as necessary. Prevention is always better than cure, so please make sure that if your child has long hair it is tied up in an appropriate manner for all school activities.
- Week beginning 13th November – Parent Teacher Interviews
- Saturday 25th November – Christmas Fayre
- Tuesday 28th November – Yenworthy Parents meeting – 3.20pm
- Tuesday 5th December – Inkpen and Rosen Class trip to Sutton Courtenay
- Week beginning 11 December – Yr 6 residential Yenworthy
- Wednesday 13th December – Nichols Class Open Afternoon 3.20pm
- Thursday 14th December – Rowling Class Open Morning 9.15pm
- Monday 18th December – Christingle Service in Church – 4.00pm. Change of Time
- Tuesday 19th December – Foundation Stage/Yr1 Nativity 11.30pm, change of date. End of term 2 12.15pm
- Wednesday 3rd January – INSET day
- Thursday 4th January – Start of Term 3
- Friday 9th February – end of term 3
- Tuesday 20th February – Start of term 4
- Week beginning 5th March – Parent teacher Interviews