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Thursday 23rd November 2017





8am: Gymnastics Club


Start of Test Week



9.30am: Years 2 and 5 attending Mass at Church (parent/carer helpers needed from 9am please)


Guitar lessons


School photographer taking individual photographs



8am: Gymnastics Club


Year 5 Swimming (pm)



Violin lessons



8am: Gymnastics Club


Christmas Non-Uniform Day (donations of luxury items - please)



Dear Parent/carer,

A big thank you to everybody who has accompanied pupils to and from Church over the last two weeks. Visits like this wouldn’t be possible without the continued support we receive from our family members. Our school is set to become increasingly busy over the next few weeks due to various Christmas events - please check out the ‘Upcoming Events’ list below for an overview of key dates for your diary.


Test Week

Throughout next week we will be holding our Test Week in school. The results of these tests will be analysed and used to set individual pupil targets and appropriate support. We would like to give you the opportunity to discuss your child’s results at one of our Parent Evenings scheduled for Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th January (a letter inviting you to select a convenient time will follow at a later date).


School Photographer

Our photographer will visit school next Tuesday 28th November to take individual pupil photographs.


Years 2 and 5 Mass

Next Tuesday 28th November, Years 2 and 5 will walk to Church to participate in the morning mass. If you are able to help accompany the children to and from Church - please let your child’s class teacher know. We will be leaving school just after 9am.


Christmas Non-Uniform Day

On Friday 1st December our PTA are inviting all pupils to come to school wearing Christmas clothes. This could be Christmas colours (red/green), Christmas jumpers or accessories i.e. hats, hair bands, decorations attached to a top. There is no need to spend any money on an outfit. Please bring in chocolates, wine or spirits for the Christmas Fayre at school drop-off on the 1st December. The PTA team will collect your donations. Thank you for your help in advance.



Boxes of Tissues Needed

It’s that time of year again when tissues are in high demand across the school and our supplies are running really low! If any parents would like to donate any boxes of tissues to our school this would be much appreciated. Please send any boxes into school via your child’s book bag. Thank you in advance.


Year 5 BFI Trip

This week, Year 5 visited the BFI Southbank, in London, to take part in a ‘Maths and the Movies’ event. Activities included solving maths puzzles to find Nemo and various investigations involving Minions and other characters from popular children’s films. The afternoon ended with a special screening of Finding Dory. Unfortunately the children arrived back in school late due to a signal failure on the London Underground track – sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Upcoming Events



Mon 27th Nov

Start of Test Week

Fri 1st Dec

Christmas Non-Uniform Day (luxury items needed - please)

Wed 6th Dec

New Nursery Meetings

Thu 7th Dec

Pavilions Carol Concert


Fri 8th Dec

PTA Christmas Fayre

(3.30 – 5.30pm)

Mon 11th Dec

Nursery combined pm

Tues 12th Dec

Early Years Production


Tues 12th Dec

Year 6 Trip to Westminster Cathedral (Advent Carol Service)

Wed 13th Dec

No Pens Wednesday

Wed 13th Dec

Christmas Lunch

Thu 14th Dec

KS1 Christmas Production (2.30pm and 6pm)

Fri 15th Dec

Last day of Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Group

Mon 18th Dec

Christmas Disco Day

Tues 19th Dec

Christmas Carol Concert at Church (4pm)

Wed 20th Dec

Nursery combined am

Wed 20th Dec

End of Term Mass (9.30 am)

Wed 20th Dec

End of Term

(Early finish at 1.30pm)

Tues 9th Jan

Parents’ Evening (3.35 – 6pm)

Thur 11th Jan

Parents’ Evening (3.35 – 6pm)

At St Mary’s we do not authorise any holiday booked in term time as since September 2013 Government instruction has stated that no holidays in term time can be authorised.



House Point winners in each year group:



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This week’s winning house is: St Thomas !!


With the cold season upon us we would be grateful for donations from parents of boxes of tissues.  As you can imagine we get through loads of boxes and have depleted our budget allocation.  Donations would be gratefully appreciated.


Nursery September 2018 Intake

If your child is going to be 3 years old next year, please make sure to apply for Nursery place by 30th January 2018. Supplementary information form and information are available on the school website and at the school office on Tuesdays.