11th July 2018

St James Primary School Newsletter

Respect Perseverance Trust

11th July 2018

A massive thank you to everyone who made the summer fayre such an amazing success. The weather was perfect (possibly too hot, if I can say that!), there were lots of activities to keep all ages occupied and prizes galore. The children involved in the dance and gymnastics displays were nervous, but I am sure that anyone who saw them would agree, they performed brilliantly. The overall total taken was a fantastic £2900.

The money raised by the Summer Fayre and all of the other fundraising activities that happen goes directly to the children at St James to provide a wide variety of trips, visitors and experiences that, in these days of tight budgets, we would otherwise not be able to offer. This year the funds you have raised have supported transport costs for trips to the Tate Modern, Yenworthy, Warwick Castle, Wantage Museum, Hill End, Didcot Railway Centre, Sutton Courtnay, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Fitzwarryn, Roves Farm and Crocodile World. Without this support the costs of school trips would be considerably higher and possibly beyond the pockets of many families. We have also used the money to provide more reading books lower down the school where we had gaps in our stock. Finally, some money was also used to purchase a grit bin that will enable us to keep the hard surfaces safe during icy weather.

Sports morning was a great success a few weeks ago. The sportsman like conduct from all the children made it a real pleasure to organise this event. There are some great pictures on display in school that epitomise the effort and pleasure the children got out of the morning. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the sports and the following family picnic.

Plans continue to move forwards for the building work to begin. The first signs of progress in school should be on 23rd July when we will begin to take delivery of the cabins and machinery needed for the work to begin. This will mean that there will be no parking for anyone on the school site for the last week of term. If you drop off or pick up from Karibuni, you will not be able to come on to the playground during this week. Please use the village car park and make the short walk to school.

HOLIDAY CHILDCARE Are you are still looking for childcare during the summer holidays? Karibuni, is open in the holidays from 13 August onwards and on the Inset days on 3 & 4 September. We provide childcare with a family feel for children aged 3-11 where everybody is made to feel welcome. We were recently rated good in our first OFSTED inspection. 8.30am-5pm £32, 8.30am-12.30pm £16, 12pm-5pm £20, extended hours possible. To find out more see facebook.com/karibuni.cc or email ruth@karibuni.cc or call 07948293034 and talk to Ruth Haynes.


  • Diary Dates Friday 13th July – Reports to parents
  • Tuesday 17th July – Yr 6 Fab Finish
  • Wednesday 18th July – Roald Dahl Class Talent Show
  • Thursday 19th July – year 2 Poetry recital 9.00am in the school hall. (date change) Year 5/6 production matinee and evening performance
  • Monday 23rd July – Leavers Service 2.15 in church
  • Tuesday 24th July – Yr1 Bog Baby Picnic
  • Wednesday 25th July – End of term 12.15pm
  • Monday 3rd September – INSET DAY
  • Tuesday 4th September – INSET DAY
  • Wednesday 5th September – Start of the new school year.


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