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Friday 22nd May 2015

Have a Lovely Half Term Break!

Year 4 Class Assembly

Well done to Year 4, for presenting such a fantastic class assembly to the whole school on Tuesday. The children performed and recited their lines brilliantly whilst teaching us lots of new and exciting facts about the Vikings!

Half Term Break

We finish today for the half term holiday. We hope you have a safe and restful break. All pupils return to school on Monday 1st June, at the usual time. Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Maths Group will also resume, at 8.30am, during this week.

Half Term Project

Over the half term break we are asking all pupils to choose a country, other than the UK, to do some research about their electricity and water use. The findings can be presented in the form of a poem, poster, leaflet or letter.

Information that can be included:

·         What does the country use electricity and water for?

·         How do they waste it?

·         How could they save energy and resources?

·         Who could help?

·         How can they help?

Non-Uniform Day

On Thursday 4th June (1st week back after the holiday) we will be holding a Non-Uniform day for all pupils. In return for wearing their own clothes we ask that all pupils return a cup filled with sweets/treats. All children will be given a cup, to bring home, on Monday 1st June. Please get your sweets and small treats/novelties ready during the Half Term break. Thank you.

‘Quad Kids’ Athletics Competition

Congratulations to the following eight pupils who took part in the borough Quad Kids Athletics Competition on Wednesday evening:

Year 5: Kai, Othniel and Chiara

Year 6: Anna, Esme, Fafali, Jayden and Mason

All of these children showed great team spirit and supported each other through the various events. Their behaviour was outstanding and they were a real credit to our school. We finished third overall out of fifteen schools across Hillingdon (including the larger four-form entry schools). Thank you to everybody who went along to support the children (including Mr Morris and Mr Stringer).

Victorian Brick Making at Denham Country Park

Tuesday 26th May: 11am – 12.30pm

Learn traditional brick making and make a clay brick as part of a history project.

‘Play with clay’ and make your own souvenir to take home.

Dress up as a Victorian brick worker and learn more about the adults and children who worked in the local brickfields.

This is a FREE event but places are limited. Please contact the organiser, Dhush Selvarajah for more details: or Tel: 077180 43105

Crazy Hair Day

On Thursday 11th June we will be holding a Crazy Hair Day in school. We are inviting all pupils to come to school wearing an unusual hair style in return for bringing in boxed chocolates, wine or spirits for our Summer Fete adult tombola.

Class and Group Photographs

On Friday 5th June our school photographer will be visiting to take class and group photographs. All pupils need to wear their full summer uniform on this day. Thank you.

Events Next Half Term

Please see below for the main events taking place after the May break. For a complete list please visit our school website:




Mon 25th to Fri 29th May

Half Term Holiday


Monday 1st June

All pupils return to school (usual time) – Early Bird continues


Thursday 4th June

Non-Uniform Day (please bring in Sweet Cups for the Summer Fete)


Friday 5th June

Class and Group Photos


Mon 8th to Fri 12th June

Health Week


Tuesday 9th June

Year 5 Class Assembly

Year 6 Trip to Chessington World of Adventures


Thursday 11th June

Crazy Hair Day (please bring in a luxury item for the Summer Fete Adult Tombola)


Friday 12th June

School Procession


Mon 15th to Fri 19th June

Book Week


Tuesday 16th June

Bedtime Stories

5 – 6pm

Friday 19th June

Book Week Dress-up Day (pupils come to school dressed as their favourite book character)


Tuesday 23rd June

Early Year’s Class Assembly (Nursery combined from 12.30 – 3.30pm)

Year 6 trip to Greenwich


Thursday 25th June

Years 3 and 4 Trip to Legoland


Friday 26th June

Year 5 Trip to Legoland


Tuesday 30th June

Year 1 Class Assembly


Wednesday 1st July

District Sports


Friday 3rd July

Early Year’s Trip to Bekonscot Model Village and Railway

(Nursery attending all day)

8.45am – 3.30pm

Monday 6th July

Early Year’s Sports Day (Nursery combined from 8.45 – 11.45am)


Tuesday 7th July

Year 6 Transition Day


Wed 8th to Fri 10th July

Year 6 PGL


Thursday 9th July

EYs Sports Day Back-up (Nursery combined in the morning if this extra event is needed)


Friday 10th July

Years 1 and 2 Trip to Whipsnade Zoo

Last Day of Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Maths Group


Monday 13th July

Years 1 to 6 Sports Day

9.30am to 12pm

Tuesday 14th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Mass

9.30am – 10.30am

Wednesday 15th July

Year 5 Trip to London Zoo


Friday 17th July

Years 1 to 6 BACK-UP Sports Day

9.30am to 12pm

Monday 20th July

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly

Annual Pupil Progress Reports to go out

2pm – 3pm


Tuesday 21st July

Last Day of Term (finish at 1.30pm)


Summer Fete – Saturday 13th June 2015 (12 – 3pm)

Hi Everyone

Thank you to everybody who has already volunteered to help at the Summer Fete. Please be assured that we will contact you during the Half Term break to finalise arrangements for the day.

As with any event, we need lots of assistance to make this event as successful as possible.  If you haven’t contacted us already, we are really hoping that you will be able to help us out with the following:

  1. Advertising  for the fete programme

If you would like to advertise your business (or the company of anyone you know) please send an electronic file to (by Wednesday 27th May). Ideally email a .jpeg file although a PDF would be acceptable.

Alternatively you can place a good quality photocopy (and payment), in an envelope labelled ‘Ad for fete’ and then send it into school via your child’s book bag.

The charge for an A5 (whole page advert) is £25.

The charge for an A6 (half page advert) is £15.

A parent has already offered to collate all the advertisements into a high quality programme - which is great news!

  1. Raffle Prizes

Could your company donate a prize for the raffle? We are hoping for luxury items (e.g. bottle of champagne), tickets for events/theatre or electronic items e.g.  iPods, mp3 players, cameras,  tablets etc.

  1. Auction of Promises

At one of the previous fetes this event was really good fun and proved to be very profitable!! 

It is an opportunity for parents to offer their skilled/professional time. For instance you could offer:

  • Beautician – offer a manicure or pedicure
  • Gardener – 2 hours gardening
  • Hairdresser – a haircut
  • Languages – to provide 6 lessons (x30 minutes) of Spanish/Polish/Portuguese/French tuition (or the offer of their time to help someone else)
  • 2 hours cleaning
  • 2  hours ironing
  • 5  hours babysitting (7pm to midnight )

Send in your promise to or place your request in your child’s book bag labelled ‘Promise for Fete’.

  1. Profit Matching Scheme

If you own/work/know of a company that could profit match one of our stalls please let us know. At past fetes, various businesses agreed to make donations to the school matching the profit that a particular stall made e.g. the Adult Tombola, bouncy castle or swing boats.

  1. Setting Up, Manning a Stall or Helping Tidy Up

If you are able to help set up the stalls on the day, man a stall or help tidy away after the fete please either email us or return the completed slip to school via your child’s book bag:


Reply Slip: Summer Fete – Offer of Help

As you know the fete’s success relies on the support of St Mary’s parents and children, please help if you can. Send the following information to or place in your child’s book bag ASAP:

Volunteer’s Name: _______________________Child and Year: _________________________

Email address: __________________________ Mobile Tel: ____________________________


Please tick your preference(s)

Setting up on the day - 10am onwards


Manning a stall (even just for an hour or so)


Clearing away after the fete