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Friday 20th November 2015

Friendship & Internet Safety Week 2015

Friendship Week

The children were involved in lots of fun activities this week as a part of our annual Friendship Week. On Monday all pupils picked their ‘Secret Friend’ (who they then had to make an extra special effort to be kind to) and these were revealed today. Other highlights included a ‘Friendship Poster Competition’ and class presentations of songs, plays, performances and poems. Each class also revisited our whole school internet safety rules with a focus on being kind to others online. We will be holding a follow up E-safety day after Christmas – this will include age appropriate assemblies and activities.

Curriculum Open Afternoon

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Curriculum Afternoon on Tuesday. We hope you enjoyed your tour of the school and that you found the information about our school development priorities and assessment useful. If you didn’t get the opportunity to attend, all of the details about how we are going to assess without levels will be available to view on our website from next week. We’d also like to say a special thank you to all the family members who bought, and sold, refreshments at our first ‘Friends’ Coffee Afternoon (the delicious cakes went down particularly well)!

Netball Team

The netball team enjoyed their first victory of the season, beating Colham Manor Primary School 4-2. Well done to all of the girls who took part in this match.

Chelsea Football

Reminder: Next week is the last week for both the Key Stage 1 and 2 Chelsea Football, after school, sessions.

Resolving Issues

If a parent has an issue with another parent, or child, we respectfully ask that they speak to their child’s class teacher (rather than confronting them directly on the playground). Thank you for your help in advance.

Football Team

Well done to the football team, who beat Ryefield Primary School 4-2 on Wednesday. The pupils who played worked brilliantly as a team and their behavior (as usual) was a credit to our school.


Friends of St Marys


My name is Carolyn and I am Mum to Peter in Y3, I am looking forward to my new role of Chair.

I see the main role of the Friends of St Mary's to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and the school, in support of students. We would like to plan lively and interesting events that anyone can help with or participate in that we as a community can enjoy. We also hope to raise funds to help enhance your child's experience at school. To do these, we need your help and support. We look forward to seeing you at our next event, which is the Christmas Carol Service. 

The new committee has the following members:

Chair - Carolyn Thomas, Mum to Peter Y3

Treasurer - Aileen Gallahue, Mum to Róisín Y1

Fete Co-ordinator - Sarah Wells, Mum to Laura Y2

Fete Co-ordinator - Sue Serret, Mum to Curtis Y2

Committee Member- Amelie Granier, Mum to Justine Y2

We still need more members to help us organise exciting events, think about putting your name forward: Mums, Dads, Grandparents, family and friends of ex-pupils etc., ideally we need all classes represented on the committee. The following roles need filling:

Vice-Chair, Secretary, Joint Treasurer, Class Representatives for each year, General Committee Members

We need the following helpers for the Christmas Carol Service:

Buying Christmas decorations

Decorating and setting-up the Church Hall (the afternoon of Thursday 17th December)

Selling refreshments

Buying gifts for Santa’s Grotto

Wrapping gifts for Santa’s Grotto

Helpers – Santa’s Grotto

Buying Christmas Arts and Crafts

Running the Arts and Crafts stall

Labelling luxury items for the Adult Tombola ( could be during the day)

Manning Tombola Stall

Selling Raffle Tickets (before and after school)

Selling Raffle Tickets on the night of the Christmas Carol Service

Clearing Up the hall after the event has finished

If you wish to help at the Christmas Carol Service, please email We let you know which job you have been allocated over the next week or two. If you have a preference for a particular job let us know.

If you wish to join the committee or have suggestions for future events, please contact us using the email address above.

Kind regards Carolyn


Diary Dates – Autumn Term 2015

Please see below for the main events taking place this half term:




Monday 23rd November

3.30 – 4.30pm

Last Week of Chelsea Football Clubs

Wednesday 25th November


Year 5 – Last Swimming Lesson

Monday 30th November

All day

Test Week (all pupils)

Wednesday 2nd December


Year 6 Carol Concert – Westminster Cathedral

Tuesday 8th December

5.30 – 6.30pm

Pavilion’s Carol Concert

Wednesday 9th December

2 – 3pm and

6 – 7pm

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Christmas Productions

Friday 11th December



Last Kent and Early Bird Maths Groups

Lower Early Years (Nursery) Production

Tuesday 15th December


From 1.30pm

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Discos

Wednesday 16th December

2–3pm & 6–7pm

Key Stage 2 Christmas Productions (Years 3 to 5)

Thursday 17th December

9.30 – 11.30am

6 – 7pm

Mother Goose Pantomime (Whole School)

Christmas Carol Service (Church)

Friday 18th December

9.15 – 10.30am

End of Term Mass


School finishes for Christmas

Monday 4th January


All pupils return to school