Newsletter 20th September

St James Primary School Newsletter

Respect Perseverance Trust

It has been a busy first few weeks back at school. Already we have classes accessing tennis lessons at the tennis club in Hanney, Year 2 have enjoyed an African Drumming morning with Mr Campbell, Year 3 have been on a trip to Wantage Museum to find out about Stone Age life and KS2 have all been involved in Inter Merit Group Cross Country races.

The Wantage Museum by Ivy Murphy

On Tuesday morning Year 3 went to the Wantage Museum. We went to learn about history of the Stone age. We went there in a posh coach. First we made clay pots. Then we learnt about woolly mammoths. They became extinct 30,000 years ago. We also got to see a mammoth’s real tooth. It was massive. The trip was great fun. My favourite activity was making clay pots. It was a little bit hard. After we got to hold some expensive stuff. Finally, we went home. I really enjoyed the trip. I wish I could go again.

Key Stage 2 have all taken part in Inter Merit group Cross Country Races over the past week. I was so impressed by the perseverance and determination shown by everyone who took part. I recognise that running is not for everyone, but all children showed just what they could achieve over the course of the 2 races. I know there have been some photos posted on Class Dojo – look out for some more, but a very well done to Charlie (yr4) who was the winner of the Year 3/4 race with George M, Nathaniel, Oliver and Theo not too far behind him. The year 5/6 race was won by Dylan, with Beau and Finlay C in a tie for second place and Adam and Ruben not too far behind. Lucy was the first girl across the line for year 5/6 and Isobel was the first girl for year 3/4 . Brilliant sportsmanship from all involved.

Class Dojo is the main way that we communicate between classes and parents. If you are new to school, you will have received information from your class teacher on how to sign up. If you have not already done so, please activate your account to make sure that you do not miss out on anything

Please be aware that the office email has changed to: office@stjamesce.valeacademy.org

You might have noticed our new logo which is slowly making its way onto all paperwork and will shortly be on all new uniform ordered.

Diary Dates

  • Friday 24th September – Out of Uniform day in exchange for a bar of chocolate for the ‘Chocolate Chuck Challenge’ at the Michaelmas Fayre

  • Friday 24th September – Year 3 sponsored silence to raise money to buy a Red Oak Tree for the Forest School Area

  • Saturday 25th September – Michaelmas Fayre

  • Thursday 30th September – Blessing of the Summer House 2pm

  • Friday 1 st October – Harvest Festival 9.15am in church (parents are welcome to join us – restrictions permitting)

  • Friday 8th October – Hello Yellow Day

  • Monday 18th October – INSET day

  • Friday 22nd October – End of term 1

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