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Friday 18th December 2015 

Christmas Lunch 2015

As Christmas approaches, this has been a particularly busy week in school. On Tuesday the children looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers/accessories and it was lovely to see so many of them enjoying their Christmas lunch (the chocolate yule log was a real favourite)! Lunch was followed by the EYs/KS1 and KS2 discos in the afternoon. The following day, Years 3 to 5 performed their production for parents, carers and other family members - the singing, acting and dancing was superb and all pupils performed their parts brilliantly. Yesterday the children enjoyed a pantomime of Mother Goose (in the morning), a music concert (in the afternoon) and it was great to see so many of you at our Christmas Carol Service (in the evening). Earlier today, the whole school celebrated the end of this term with a special mass – thank you to everybody who helped walk with their child’s class to and from Church. Please visit the ‘Photo Gallery’ on our website for lots of photographs taken throughout this week:


Thank you – ‘Friends of St. Mary’s’

A really big thank you to everybody who helped to make last night’s Christmas Carol Service and Fair such a success. A huge amount of effort went into the fair, including all the preparation beforehand (purchasing items, selling raffle tickets, ticketing prizes, decorating and setting up the hall) and the help on the various stalls last night. Events like this wouldn’t be possible without the excellent support we get from our family members and we really appreciate all the work that was involved.


Parents’ Evening

Our next parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th January 2016, from 3.35pm until 6pm. This will be an opportunity to discuss your child’s latest assessment results and planned targets/support. A separate letter inviting you to request an appointment will be sent home during the first week back after the December break.


Class Assemblies

The following class assemblies will take place in the Spring Term 2016, at 3pm, in the school hall. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend:



Tuesday 26th January

Year 5

Tuesday 2nd February

Year 1

Tuesday 9th February

Year 3

Tuesday 1st March

Year 2

Tuesday 15th March

Lower and Upper Early Years

Tuesday 22nd March

Year 4 (Way of the Cross Assembly)


Book Fair

Thank you to everybody who attended our Book Fair last week. We sold books to the value of £300 and were then able to claim books, up to the same value, to use in our school library and classrooms.


Happy Christmas

As we break up today for the holiday, we wish you a happy Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 4th January 2016. Both the Early Bird Maths group and Mrs Owen’s Kent group will resume the following week. Letters inviting a new group of pupils to join Mrs Sullivan’s revised group will be sent out during the first week back after the holiday. Have a lovely rest!


Diary Dates – Spring Term 2016 (First Half)

Please see below, for a summary of upcoming events:




Mon 4th Jan


All pupils return to school (no Early Bird/Kent this week)

Mon 11th Jan




Mrs Owen’s Yr6 Kent group resumes

Mrs Sullivan’s new Early Bird Maths group starts

Chelsea Football (after school club) starts again

Tues 12th Jan



Start of Term Mass (Church)

Parents’ Evening (1)

Thurs 14th Jan


Parents’ Evening (2)

Tues 26th Jan


Year 5 Class Assembly

Fri 29th Jan

11am & 2.45pm

Early Years: Muffins with Mums & Dads

Mon 1st Feb

All day

Pupil Voice Day

Tues 2nd Feb


Year 1 Class Assembly

Tues 9th Feb

All day


Safer Internet Day

Year 3 Class Assembly

Thur 11th Feb



Years 3 & 4 Internet Safety Assembly

Years 5 & 6 Internet Safety Assembly

Fri 12th Feb


Finish for Half Term break

Mon 22nd Feb


All pupils return to school