Newsletter 6th July

St James Primary School Newsletter
Respect Perseverance Trust
6th July 2017

This term is simply flying by, with less than three weeks to go until the summer holidays there are lots of activities and opportunities still happening for children to enjoy. Don’t forget to put Thursday 20th July in your diaries to come and listen to the music the children have been creating with Mr Campbell (Marvellous Music Man) and also to look at the work the children have been doing in school. The school will be open from 10.30am for visitors to come and see what we have been doing. We will end the morning with a family picnic on the field – weather permitting.

More sporting events have been taking place. Two teams of children took part in a rounders tournament on Friday. This was the first time we had taken part in this sport and our lack of experience showed in some aspects of the game. There were some brilliant individual performances – well done to everyone who took part but especially to Tom Weeks for an amazing catch, Mia Humphries for an equally amazing catch and Charlie Latimer for some amazing deep fielding. The teams were Charlie, Toby, Thomas S, Amelia, Alice C, Alice H, Eleanor, Ralph, Ollie, Tom W, Richard, Caleb, Charlotte, Mia, Maisie, Will S, Ben and Beau.
A team of children also took part in their first ever Ultimate Frisbee competition on Monday. Never having played before we were at a bit of a disadvantage, but the players quickly picked up this tricky sport that was made even harder by the gusty wind!
Altogether we played four games and won one of them. Well done to Oliver, Tom W, Richard, Thomas, Ben, Beau, Caitlin, Emily, Charlotte and Mia.

Jo Jo bows are becoming an increasing distraction in school. Children are starting to swap bows and this leads to arguments. Please do not send your child to school with these in their hair – they are not appropriate for a school environment.

It was lovely to see so many new and current parents at transfer morning today. The new children were amazing fitting straight into classroom routines and practices.
The Friends of St James did a fantastic job with teas and coffees and also selling second hand uniform.
We look forward to welcoming everyone in September

Yet again we have headlice in school. Please be sure to check your child’s hair and treat as necessary.
If you do discover head lice please also check the rest of the family, hairbrushes etc.
A fine tooth comb and conditioner are ideal ways to deal with these pests.

Looking for OFSTED registered Childcare for holidays and inset days? KARIBUNI at Hanney Primary School is open most holidays and Vale Academy Inset days and welcomes children of primary school age form any school. This summer we’re open from 7 Aug till the start of term. Full day £32. AM £16. PM £20. Contact Ruth Haynes: or 07948 293034.

Diary Dates

  • Thursday 6th July – Transfer Morning
  • Friday 7th July – Girls Football
  • Tuesday 11th July – Cycle test
  • Thursday 13th July – Tennis Festival (am) Leavers Service in Church 2.00pm
  • Friday 14th July – Reports home to parents
  • Tuesday 18th July – Yr 6 Performance (2.00pm and 6.00pm)
  • Thursday 20th July – Open Morning and Family picnic
  • Friday 21st July – End of Term 12.15
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