27th Feb 2018

St James Primary School Newsletter
Respect Perseverance Trust
27th February 2018

Term 4 has begun with speed and the children are all busy with their new topics. As the weather has turned very cold again, please make sure your child comes to school with the appropriate clothing – we are often told at break and lunchtimes that children do not have a coat in school!

Sports activities and competitions continue this term. There has already been an inter-merit group hockey competition involving children from years 3,4 and 6. Well done to Ghillie Dhu who were the winners. We have the Hi 5 netball competition coming up, followed by the gymnastics

The school disco on Friday was a huge success. The children were all suitably hot, sticky and tired by the end. Thank you to the Friends of St James for working so hard to offer the children a variety of activities and experiences. The disco raised an amazing £282, all of which will go directly to providing further opportunities for the children of St James.

As you know we have changed the way school dinners are requested, with children being asked each morning what they would like for lunch. We have seen a large increase in requests for Jacket Potatoes, and then when lunch time arrives, the children ask for the main meal. Please talk through the menu with your child so that they are requesting a meal they will actually eat.

There have been several requests recently to pick up children early for dentists appointments. Wherever possible please make appointments for after school or the school holidays.

You may have noticed the plaque outside school. The children designed this and then some were involved in making sections with a local artist – Sue Drew. She then took the pieces away to finish off. The project was paid for by NADFAS. I’m sure you will agree the results are fantastic

Year 5 Residential – Some parents still have not replied about the residential in November. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask and we will do our best to answer them. This really is an exciting opportunity for the children to work as a team and develop some fantastic skills that will stand them in good stead for many years to come.

Diary Dates

  • Friday 1st March – Book Day
  • Friday 2nd March –Pre- school cake sale.
  • Week beginning 5th March – Parent teacher Interviews
  • Friday 9th March – Hi5 competition. Non Uniform day in return for a raffle prize for the Quiz night.
  • Tuesday 13th March – Key Steps Gymnastics
  • Friday 16th March – Quiz Night 8.00pm in school
  • Wednesday 21st March – Yr 2 trip. Roves Farm
  • Wednesday 28th March – Non uniform day in return for Easter Eggs.
  • Thursday 29th March – Easter Egg raffle
  • Thursday 29th March – End of term 4 12.15pm
  • Monday 16th April – Start of term 5
  • Wednesday 18th April – Yr 5/6 Swimming Gala
  • Friday 20th April – Yr 5/6 Boys football
  • Tuesday 1st May – Year 3/4 mini red tennis
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