Newsletter – 30th March

St James Primary School Newsletter
Respect Perseverance Trust
30th March 2017

There have been so many different activities and opportunities for the children over recent weeks – from sporting events to watching Joseph at KA’s to public speaking competitions. The children have behaved impeccably throughout and it is always a pleasure to take children to events. I know everyone is getting tired after such a busy term, and we are all looking forward to a good rest over Easter. I hope everyone has a great break and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 18th April.

We raised £114 on Friday as a result of our ‘dress funny for money day’ in support of Comic Relief. I’m sure some of your children have told you about the staff ‘dance off’ – I don’t think River Dance has anything to worry about!

Rowling Class were a part of a superb evening this week at the Beacon in Wantage. This was the culmination of a terms work with Mr Campbell. It was brilliant to see so many children enjoying their music so much. Well done to the children of Rowling Class and to the staff who spent so long practicing with them.

Tuesday saw a brilliant afternoon of gymnastics at Abingdon Gym Club in Berinsfield. Our team of 15 gymnasts looked resplendent in leotards borrowed from Wantage Gym Club. A fantastic effort by everyone on the team from youngest (yr1) to oldest (yr6). There were several very nervous competitors, but they were all magnificent. We await the final placings to see how we did.

Whilst I want to encourage children to cycle or scooter to school, please do not let your children ride in the playground. We have had several ‘near misses’ lately.

Hoodies are available for children to wear during PE sessions, break times and sporting fixtures. Some children in year 5 have already bought these and I’m sure you will be hearing about them. If you would like to order a hoodie they are £15 each. Please speak to Janine in the school office.

Team St James had a brilliant end to the term at the VAT Mini-Speaks Competition on Tuesday evening. This competition sees children in year 6 writing their own speeches on topical subjects and then delivering them in front of an audience of parents, teachers and judges. With Alice H as the chair, Eleanor as the main speaker and Hope giving the vote of thanks, the girls spoke brilliantly on the subject of term time holidays. They wowed the judges and were announced the winners of the competition. A huge well done to the girls, for all their hard work and for overcoming the nerves on the night.

Diary Dates

  • Friday 31st March – Easter Egg Raffle. Term ends 12.15pm
  • Tuesday 18th April – Term 4 begins
  • Monday 24th April – Inkpen and Rosen Class trip to Wittenham Clumps
  • Friday 28th April – Pre-School Cake Sale
  • Week Beginning 8th May – SATs Week – Year 6
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