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Thursday 17th May 2018




Start of Walk to School Week



Chelsea Football KS1

Coding Club



Early Years Class Assembly at 3pm

Guitar Lessons

Chelsea Football KS2

Lego Club




Swimming – Y3

Rugby Tots KS1



Multi-sports Y3 to Y5



Follow-up Autism Coffee Morning at 8.45am


Basketball KS2











Dear Parent/Carer,


It’s been a really busy week for our Year 6 children who completed their final SATs test today. They now have lots of activities to look forward to including their PGL residential trip, Bike-ability cycling training, secondary school transition workshops, Leavers’ Production and Mass. Thank you to all the visitors who came along to watch Year 5’s Assembly on Tuesday. The children performed their parts brilliantly teaching us lots about Pentecost. A particular well done to those pupils who had to stand in at the last minute for children who were absent.


Walk to School Week

Next week has been designated as the country-wide Walk to School Week. As a part of this week, each class will be taking part in the 5-Day Walking Challenge whereby there will be rewards for pupils who make an effort to either walk, cycle or scoot to school every day. If you live quite far away from our school, this may mean parking a bit further away and walking for the last 10 minutes or so.


Donations of Boxes

Our Early Years Team would really appreciate any donations of boxes e.g. cereal, shoe, tissue boxes (and also cardboard kitchen roll tubes). Please hand any donations to our EYs staff (standing at the front entrance to our EYS setting each morning). Thank you in advance. 


Early Years Class Assembly

Early Years Class Assembly will take place next Tuesday 22nd May. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend. A member of staff will open the front entrance, shortly before 3pm, for all visitors to make their way to the school hall. We have also planned the following assemblies and productions for the remainder of the Summer Term:




19th June

Year 3


26th June

Year 1


17th July

Yr6 Leavers’ Production


20th July

Yr6 Leavers’ Mass (Church)





Follow-up Autism Coffee Morning

Our follow-up Autism Coffee Morning will take place next Friday 25th May, from 8.45am. Visitors may make their way to the school hall after dropping their children off at school in the morning.

We have not invited any speakers into school on this day but instead this will give parents the chance to meet up and chat informally.

May Holiday

We break up next Friday (usual time) for the May Half Term Holiday. All pupils are due back to school on Monday 4th June. This is also the day our photographer will be visiting school to take class and other group photographs.


Sports Day

Our Sports Days for this year will take place as follows:

Thu 12th July: Sports Day for Years 1 to 6, from 9.30am, on Rockingham Recreational Ground.

Fri 13th July: Early Years Sports Day, from 9.30am, in school. Both Nursery classes should attend the morning session on this day.




House Point Winners (each class):



Number of House Points



















This week’s winning house is: St Thomas with 351 points!!


Sticky Fingers Cookery School

Sticky Fingers Cookery School are once again holding a one-day cooking course during the Half Term holiday. This will take place on Friday 1st June, from 10am until 3.30pm, at Beaconsfield High School. Please visit the Sticky Fingers website for further details:



Please see below for a list of upcoming dates. Our school calendar and term dates are available to view on our school website:



Tue 22nd May

Early Years Class Assembly

Fri 25th May

Follow-up Autism Coffee Morning at 8.45am

Mon 28th May - Fri 1st Jun



Mon 4th Jun

Pupils back to school


Group photographs


Clothing bags for donation

Tue 5th Jun

Dinosaur Workshop

Wed 6th Jun

Year 5 Trip

Fri 8th Jun

Sweet cups  to be sent home

Mon 11th Jun

Start of Test Week

Wed 13th Jun – Fri 15th Jun

Year 6 PGL – Osmington Bay

Fri 15th Jun

Non-uniform Day (return sweet cups for summer fete)

Tue 19th Jun

Year 3 Class Assembly

Sat 23rd Jun

Summer Fete 12 pm – 3 pm

Mon 2nd Jul

Year 6 Bike-ability

Tue 3rd Jul

Transition Day

Wed 4th Jul – Fri 6th Jul

Year 6 Bike-ability

Mon 9th Jul

Start of Health & Wellbeing Week

Wed 11th Jul

Year 5 Trip


Early Years Trip

Thu 12th Jul

Year 1 – Year 6 Sports Day 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fri 13th Jul

Early Year Sports Day 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mon 16th Jul

Clothing bags to be brought for donation

School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 17th May 2018

An invitation to tea……

Our first weekly surgery

Friday 18th May, School hall

All the info. is on separate poster


Summer Fete Update

  • Bring outgrown school uniform to the school w/c Monday 18th June
  • Donate all your unwanted nearly-new cuddly toys to the school w/c Monday 18th June
  • Home made cakes please, especially chocolate!, bring to the school Friday 22nd June
  • All Star Wrestling, a huge hit last year, they are back! We need 5 men (or women) to put up the ring on the morning of the fete at 9am, please get in touch asap
  • Gazebos, do you have one? Can we use it for the fete?
  • We will not be having a book, DVD or toy stall this year, no need to save these items

Fete Preparation Meeting

Monday 21st May, 8pm

Church Hall


The Giving Machine

10th May -  17 people joined Raised £50.98

17th May – 17 people joined

Raised £59.32

Number of parents who have joined this week zero

Thank you to those 17 who are raising money for the school


Let’s increase the membership by next week and every week


If you do online shopping, you can raise money for the school for free


Quick sign-up this link makes it really easy!!

TOP TIP – Install the ‘Shop and Give Reminder’ this means you don’t have to shop via The Giving Machine website. Whatever online purchase you are making a Giving Machine reminder will pop up – easy!!


Talk to your PTA class rep today

Sarah 07855 998693

Aileen 07940 987660

Sue 07580 805236

You are invited for free tea, coffee and biscuits

Friday, 3pm – 3.30pm in the school hall


PTA team will be on hand to offer information about how we achieve our goal of raising £20,000 for our library bus

If you can’t make 3pm, please come along at 3.30pm to our first weekly surgery to have a chat about all the initiatives on the next page. See more on next page……………..

We all love to win prizes – we need your help to source them, it’s easier than you think. Come along to our weekly surgery.


If you work for a large, private company consider sending this email to your HR department this week, they will probably have a match funding scheme

 ‘Dear Employer   - I am an employee of (Company name) and work in (department). I am active in raising funds for my child’s school, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. WE are currently aiming to raise £20,000 for a school library bus as the school is unable to extend its building and the current library is too small. This is a creative way to have an additional classroom for the children to learn together. We plan different events throughout the year to raise funds and I wanted to ask if our company has a Match Funding Scheme, which supports the local community, as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility?’   - copy and paste into an email today!!



We need lots of ads. in the Summer Fete Programme and you know lots of people that would like to advertise to over 200 families

The programme is a professionally designed and printed A5 brochure handed out to around 200 families at the Summer fete. Full page ad. £25, half page ad. £15.  Email your ad. to,,

8 full page ads and 12 half page ads will raise £380 before the Fete even begins!!

Please ask your local hair salon, nail bar, local trades, builders, painters, plumbers, car-mechanic, children-party entertainer, children’s dance school, football clubs, your local pub or curry-house to place an ad., to name but a few………………  Do you need a letter to hand to a local business, please come along, we can help.

Deadline Friday 8th June 3.30pm


Please offer gifts and services to the Summer Fete Silent Auction – you are talented!

This is a big attraction at our Summer Fete. Parents will have a great time bidding for gifts and services. What can you offer?  Do you have any birthday and Christmas presents you would like to donate to the school?  How about offering to cook a meal? Bake a celebration cake? Offering of cleaning? Or language lessons? What are you talented at? Could you ask a local restaurant for a voucher? Do you own a holiday home?  Beauty vouchers?


Deadline Friday 15th June 3.30pm


The Giving Machine

Come along to the surgery and we will show you how to register online or load the app to your phone.