Newsletter 5th July

St James Primary School Newsletter

Respect Perseverance Trust

Focus on Sports

It has been fantastic over the last two weeks to see groups of children begin to take part in inter schools sporting events for the first time in about 18 months. We had a group of girls participate in the girls football a few weeks ago. The weather was amazing, as was the sportsmanship shown by the players. We enjoyed some success, beating The Ridgeway School and Charlton, but we were beaten by Millbrook (just) and Sunningwell. I would like to say well done to the players involved and thank you to the parents who helped to transport the children and to referee the games. Last week we took two teams to the mini orange tennis final at Faringdon Tennis Club. Again our fortunes were mixed in the games with some wins and some losses, and some very close games indeed. At the end of the afternoon, one of our teams was placed second and therefore earned themselves a place in the next round. Sadly, as a result of rising Covid cases in the city, this has had to be cancelled. I know the players are disappointed, but well done to everyone who took part – particularly Dylan and Naomi who were unbeaten all afternoon.

Don’t forget the Friends of St James Table Top Craft Sale this Sunday. Raffle tickets have been sent home with children. If you are able to sell these, please return the stubs and money to the office as soon as possible. This has been the only opportunity the Friends have had this year to raise funds for the school.

Our Collective Worship value for July is Patience. Staff will be looking out for children showing this value throughout the school day.

Diary Dates

  • Sunday 11th July – Friends of St James table top and craft fair 11-2pm

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

  • Monday 19th July – Transition morning

  • Monday 19th July – Yr6 Leavers Party
  • 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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