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Friday 10th June

Health Week 2016

Health Week

All pupils have had a busy week taking part in lots of fun sessions as a part of our Health Week. Activities have included the ‘Bikeability’ cycling awareness training for Year 6 and fitness workshops provided by the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Scheme. Please take a look at the ‘Gallery’ on our website for lots of photos taken during the last few days.


Red, White and Blue Non-Uniform

The children looked fantastic today wearing their various red, white and blue clothes. Thank you to everybody who returned their ‘sweet cup’ – these will make up the children’s tombola at our Summer Fete.


Year 6

Next week promises to be a busy one for our Yr6 pupils. On Monday they will travel by coach to the PGL Residential Centre, in Marchants Hill, for three days of adventure activities including abseiling, archery and raft building. This will be followed by a trip to Chessington World of Adventures next Friday.


Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Throughout next week all pupils in Year 1 will take this short, verbal test to confirm whether they have reached the appropriate government standard. It will identify the children who may need extra help so they are given support to improve their reading skills. This screening check consists of a list of 40 words, half real words and half non-words, which pupils will be asked to read to Mrs Chandarana. Once the government has published their ‘expected standard’ threshold we will notify Year 1 parents of the results. The children will not be told that they are being formally assessed – instead the check will be presented to pupils as a part of their everyday phonics activities.


Year 4 Book Sale

Thank you to everybody who attended Year 4’s book sale on Wednesday. We are pleased to announce that we raised a fantastic £95. This amount will be used to purchase much needed books for our school library.


Pirate Costumes Needed

Our Early Years pupils are currently exploring the theme of ‘pirates’. As a part of this work our EYs Team plan to create a themed area including a dressing up box. If you have any unwanted pirates costumes that you are willing to donate - please send them into school as soon as possible. They have also requested any donations of costume jewellery that can be used to make up a treasure chest. Thank you in advance.


Allergy & Free From Show - Free Tickets
There are free tickets available for the popular Allergy & Free From Show in Olympia, London which runs from Friday 8th July through to Sunday 10th July. The show is filled with stalls, activities, talks and demonstrations all aimed towards people who suffer from allergies such as dust mites, latex or any other material, intolerances, eczema, coeliac disease or who live ‘free from’ gluten, wheat, eggs, nuts or dairy. This year your tickets will also provide free admission to two other shows that are running at Olympia on the same weekend. These shows are the Just V Show, which is all about Vegan and Vegetarian lifestyles and the Love Natural, Love You show which covers all things natural and organic, encompassing beauty, food, drink homewares, health and fitness. If you are interested in attending any of these shows free tickets can be downloaded from, or If you would like more information regarding anything mentioned here there will be a poster put up on the noticeboard outside, alternatively you can visit their individual websites.

Changes to Diary Dates
Due to upcoming school trips, many of the times and dates of events on the school website have been changed and updated, so please check that you have got the correct information.

Upcoming Diary Dates




Mon 13th June – Wed 15th June


Year 6 PGL Residential Trip

Mon 13th June


Start of Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Fri 17th June


Year 6 Trip to Chessington World of Adventures

Thur 23rd June


New UEYs Induction Meetings

Thur 23rd June


Class and Group Photographs

Fri 24th June


Non-Uniform Day (Donations of luxury items please)

Fri 24th June


Nursery trip to Willow’s Activity Farm

Wed 29th June


St. Peter and St. Paul Mass and First Holy Communion Procession


PTA News

Summer Raffle

Thank you to all parents, teachers and children for selling lots of tickets. Please return completed stubs, cash or cheque ‘Friends of St Marys’ in an envelope, please label envelope with child’s name and class. Teachers have additional books or PTA will have a table outside school on Friday morning and afternoon. All unsold books and money collected have to be returned to school by Friday 24th June.


Launch of the PTA Facebook page

We are really excited to announce the launch of St Mary’s PTA Facebook page, please join: ‘Parent Teacher Association of St. Mary's Catholic Primary Uxbridge’

The group’s aim is for whole school community to share and promote fundraising ideas for the school.  For parents to feedback on events organised by St Mary's PTA. An additional and fun way to keep up-to-date with what’s going on and for parents to engage with each other easily.

Please share the group with other parents/carers/family, this is closed group to ensure data/photographic protection and will be closely monitored by the PTA.
Photos will not be published on the page unless they are school approved photos or links to school published photos. 
All applications, school policy queries or complaints should be addressed directly with school as they will not be published.

School uniform donations

Another popular stall at the fete is the second-hand uniform stall, please send in all uniform that no longer fits etc. We will be collecting uniform until Friday 24th June. Just pop it into a bag and leave at school door main entrance.


Silent Auction Offers for the Summer Fete – offers please!

This stall was very successful last year thanks to all your generous offers. On the day of the fete people offer written bids for various services. So please send in your offers to We are looking for parents and their families to offer free babysitting for one evening, 2-3 hours gardening, free cut and blow-dry, cook a dinner for a family, manicure, pedicure, could be an offer of an unwanted gift, you may have the opportunity to bid for Eurodisney passes, make a birthday cake, 2 hours ironing. These are just some ideas.  You all have talents! Offer it free for another school family to bid for and raise money for the school.


We still need ………….

Profit-matching, ads. for fete programme, raffle prizes

Please think about approaching your employer about profit matching schemes, these can hugely boost profits with very little effort.

Also how about advertising in the Fete programme and the need for raffle prizes is ever present! Thank you for your support, all offers of help email or text me Sarah Wells, 07855 998693.