Newsletter 17th June

St James Primary School Newsletter

Respect Perseverance Trust

It has already been a really busy start to term 6 with six of the seven classes in school enjoying workshops based around the Olympics or Japan. Thank you to the Friends of St James, whose generosity meant that the cost to parents was reduced considerably.

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a beautiful 2 days at Hill End last week. The weather was kind to us and whilst it was warm, it wasn’t too hot. We all took part in a series of problem solving situations, team building, orienteering, shelter building and code breaking.

Focus on Donaldson Class

As an extension of our ‘Growing’ topic we have been focusing on ‘Our bodies’ and how food, exercise, good personal hygiene and sleep affects our bodies and the way we feel inside.

Some children have brought in packets, photos, magazine cuttings and drawings of foods they think are healthy or unhealthy from home. We then discussed where these foods should be placed on our chart in Donaldson class.

We have also been using a new interactive TV screen to draw different foods as a group and discuss if they’re healthy or unhealthy for us. It has been very interesting to hear their opinions and why they think certain foods belong where.

As we are in the last term before a long summer break we are looking at how we can make transitions to Inkpen class easier for the children moving on there in September, therefore once a week will be opening the gates between ourselves and in Inkpen class at 2 pm for free flow play.

All of us here in Donaldson class love using our new online learning app ‘Tapestry’ we hope you enjoy looking at snippets of your child today and how they are developing here with us. If you are still having trouble logging on please email to the school office, also feel free to comment or add photos from home so we can take a look at all the amazing things you get up to when you’re not with us.

Diary Dates

  • Wednesday 23rd June – Yr 5/6 Girls football (12-3)
  • Wednesday 30th June – Year 5/6 tennis competition

  • Wednesday 30th June, Thursday 1st July – Yr 6 Cycle Training

  • Friday 2nd July – Chance to Shine Cricket – Sessions in school for yrs 2,3,4,5,6

  • Week Beginning 12th July – Sports Days (behind closed doors because of Covid19)

  • Monday 19th July – Transition morning

  • Tuesday 20th July – Leavers Service in Church – 2.15pm

  • Wednesday 21st July – Gion Festival – Inkpen and yr1

  • Thursday 22nd July – End of Term 6 12.15pm

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