St James Primary School Newsletter
Respect Perseverance Trust
As we move swiftly towards the end of a very busy term, I think it is time to reflect on all that we have accomplished as a school community this academic year. In September we welcomed everyone back to school, albeit in a slightly different guise to one we are used to. Children, parents and staff quickly got used to staggered drop offs and pick ups, requests to remember the 2m rule, regular and frequent hand washing, separate break and lunch times to name but a few of the alterations that have been made to allow us to come back to school and to continue to teach the children at St James in the best way we could. We have had to say good bye to many of the school trips that we had planned and to numerous inter-school sporting events, but these things will return, when it is safe for us to do so. Staff have continued to plan as many exciting learning opportunities as they can to stimulate the children and bring a spark to their learning. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us this term and take this opportunity to wish all our families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year
Sadly as a result of Covid-19, year 6 were unable to visit Yenworthy on the annual residential. Instead we enjoyed three very cold day trips to Hill End. The children were all brilliant in their approach to the activities on offer – rock climbing, orienteering, fire building, shelter making and exploring the WW1 training trenches. Despite the bitterly cold weather everyone took part in all activities and had a brilliant time
The Friends of St James have been very busy over recent weeks and it was brilliant to see all the Christmas Trees sold and such a great response to the Christmas Shop. The Christmas raffle was also a resounding success – I am sure the Friends will be writing to everyone with news of the amounts raised.
Festive Film Club was another success and we raised in excess of £600 for 2 amazing charities. Thank you for your support
The children have all been busy in school making Christingles this week in readiness for the Christingle Service tonight at 4.30pm via Teams. Everyone should already have received an invite to this Service. Many of the ingredients for the Christingles are provided by the Children’s Society. If you would like to make a donation to this charity please use this link.
Thank you to Dippers and Divers for once again donating a Christmas tree to help make the school hall festive for the Christmas season.
- Wednesday 16th December – Christingle Service via Teams
- Thursday 17th December – Waddesdon Manor light trip (Change of date)
- Thursday 17th December – End of term 2
- Friday 18th December – Inset day
- Monday 4th January – INSET day
- Tuesday 5th January – Start of term 3