Newsletter 19th October

St James Primary School Newsletter

Respect Perseverance Trust

As we move towards the end of term 1, it seems as though time has flown by. We have tried to return to some semblance of normal and the children have been enjoying mixing with different classes and bubbles at playtimes and lunchtimes in a way that was not allowed previously. It has been lovely to see children playing together and supporting each other at these times. Year 6 have been magnificent in supporting their buddies, which is something that we really missed out on last year. Term 1 ends at 3.20pm on Friday 22nd October and term 2 will begin on Tuesday 2nd November.

Inkpen and Donaldson Class are currently working together to upgrade and enhance our outdoor area to maximise opportunities for creativity!

We are on the hunt for items to use in our area and would be really grateful for any donations of the following:
Any plants, seeds or compost Tubs, jugs, buckets and aluminium tins (especially big catering tins)
Old saucepans/frying pans or kitchen utensils (wooden spoons are great!) Guttering (we create water ‘channels’) Chalkboards (or big boards that could be painted with chalkboard paint) Old car or lorry tyres (cleaned) Crates Shopping baskets Old dressers or tables for the mud kitchen Construction toys (eg diggers, blocks, traffic cones) Pestle and Mortars Clipboards Pinafores or Aprons Play sand (not industrial sand) or sandpits If you have something else, we haven’t thought of that you think we could upcycle into our outdoor play area please do get in touch. We are so grateful for any contributions!

Once again the generosity of parents and carers has left us speechless. For Hello Yellow day we raised an amazing £200.

As some of you may know Year 3 wanted to raise some money to buy a Red Oak Tree for the Forest School Area in school. They all wrote to me to ask if this was something they could do, with ideas for fundraising. They settled on the idea of a sponsored silence and the aim was to raise £50. The results were astounding and after managing a silence of up to 30 mins, they have raised an amazing £756. Not only can we afford to plant a Red Oak tree in Forest School, but a full forest!! Well done year 3.

After half term we will begin to run after school clubs for children to attend. Please keep an eye out for a letter detailing the clubs running and the times and days.

We have head lice in school. PLEASE make sure your child’s hair is tied up if it is long enough.

Diary Dates

  • Monday 1st November – INSET Day

  • Tuesday – 2 nd November – Start of term 2

  • Week beginning 8th November – Parent Teacher Interviews via Teams

  • Thursday 18th November – School Photos

  • Friday 19th November – Children in Need

  • Week beginning 22nd November – Year 6 residential – Yenworthy

  • Week beginning 29th November – Year 4 swimming

  • Wednesday 15th December – Christingle Service in Church 4.30pm

  • Week beginning 13th December – Christmas Lunches

  • Thursday 16th December – Festive Film Club

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