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Thursday 6th July

This week has been another busy one in school. The children have been busy practising some of the Mindfulness techniques that they were taught on Friday as a part of their workshop. On Tuesday, the majority of our Year 6 children visited their new secondary schools and all other pupils moved up to their new class to meet their new teacher and teaching assistant. Year 6 have also been involved in lots of other activities this week including their ‘Bikeability’ cycling training.

Lunch Box Policy Poster Competition

Well done to all the pupils who entered our Lunch Box Policy Poster Competition. The quality of work was amazing and we now have the really difficult job of deciding on the winning entries from each class. These will be announced during a special assembly next week.

Annual Pupil Progress Reports

These are due to be sent home tomorrow and will include end of year assessments for each class (including the results of end of Key Stage SATs results). If you receive your child’s report and would then like to discuss it with your child’s class teacher – please arrange a mutually convenient time before the summer break. We hope you find the information helpful.

Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird last session

Please note that tomorrow Friday is the last session of Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird (8:30 a.m.) Maths Group.

WE WALK Sponsorship

The children all enjoyed taking part in their walks and runs last week during Health Week.

Thank you to everyone who has brought in their sponsorship money.

Please can all remaining sponsorships be in by tomorrow 7th July.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Miss Copper

Clubs finish this week

Please note that the school clubs are finishing this week.

Only the Multisports clubs will have their last sessions next Wednesday and Friday.

Grenfell Tower Collection

Last Friday Non-Uniform Day collection for the Grenfell Tower Families was £306.46

Sports Days

Our main Sports Day for pupils in Years 1 to 6 will take place this Monday 10th July, from 9am. As in previous years it will be held on Rockingham Recreational Ground (adjacent to our school).

The planned Sports Day for all Early Years pupils will take place on the following day - Tuesday 11th July (from 9am also) in the Key Stage 2 playground. In the event of poor weather conditions we may have to reschedule (please see diary dates for back-up dates).

Nursery combined session on 11th July

All nursery children will be required to attend a combined nursery session in the morning (8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.) on Tuesday 11th July in order to participate in the Sports Day, weather permitting.

Please note that if the planned sports day gets cancelled due to bad weather, there will be another combined session for the reserve sports day on Thursday 13th July.

No Nursery sessions on 19th July

Please note that there will be no Nursery sessions on 19th July as they have already come an extra session for their school trip.

Book Fair

There will be a book fair in the school hall next Monday and Wednesday (3:30 – 4:00 p.m.) Please come and look at brand new books and stationery.

Fundraising for the School

We are arranging a clothing collection to raise funds for the school towards the end of the term.  At the moment we have very little storage space and would ask that if you have any unwanted clothing you could store them for us. The clothes collection bags will be sent out week beginning 10th July and we ask if these can be brought into school on Monday 17th July as these will be collected on the Tuesday. We thank you in anticipation of receiving lots of bags of unwanted clothing, linens, shoes, bags and belts to raise money. 

House Points

This week’s winning house is: St Bernadette’s with 158 points

Class House Points winners this week:



House Points

Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6




School Uniform Order Deadline

Friday 11th August 2017


Dates for your diary

July 2017

                  Fri 7th – WWF Dress Up Day

                                  Y1 & Y2 BT Workshops

                 Mon 10th – Start of Judaism Week

                                       KS1 and KS2 Sports Day (9:00-12:00)

                                      Y3 & Y4 BT Workshops

                                      Book Fair (3:30 – 4:00 pm)

                 Tue 11th – EYs Sports Day (9:00 – 11:45)

                 Wed 12th - Year 6 leave for PGL

                                      Book Fair (3:30 – 4:00 pm)

                 Thu 13th – EYs Sports Day Back Up (9:00 -11:45)

                                       Year 6 PGL

                  Fri 14th - Year 5 Trip to Go Ape

                                    Y1 & Y2 Trip to Gulliver’s Fun Park

                                    Year 6 back from PGL

                  Mon 17th – KS1 and KS2 Sport Day Backup (9:00-12:00)

                                    Open Afternoon (3:45 – 5:30 pm)

                  Tue 18th – Y5 & Y6 BT Workshops

                   Tue 18th - Year 6 production (6:00- 7:00 pm)

                   Wed 19th – Year 6/End of Year Mass (9:30 – 10:30 am)

                                          Last Day of Term, school finishes 1:30 pm

September 2017

                   Tue 5th – Pupils back to school


At St Mary’s we do not authorise any holiday booked in term time as since September 2013 Government instruction has stated that no holidays in term time can be authorised.



School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 6th July 2017

Just in case you missed last week’s newsletter.

We would all like to thank all

the parents and teachers who worked so hard, in so many ways to make our fete a great success. You know who you are!

The fete could not go ahead without you. We hope you had a great afternoon.


PTA Team AGM and night out

Friday 7th July, Beefeater Restaurant and Bar (across the road from the school) - 8pm


Please join us for a great night out, everyone welcome.


Every year the PTA elect a new committee, the elections will take place at the AGM. If you wish to apply for the role of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, Secretary or Minute Taker, please send an email or letter to the school office FAO of Miss Shevlin. Please outline what position you would like to be elected for and why. Each post requires a Proposer and Seconder. Closing date for applications are Friday 7th July at 12noon.

The PTA committee is growing, we would love to organise more events, you may not wish to be enrolled for an elected post but if you would like to help at events, or run an event or be a class representative (we need two for each class, please come along or send an email to



Money YOU have raised so far:

Coffee & cake 30/09/16:       £84.00

Coffee & cake:                    £101.35

Christmas Cards:                £136.00

Christmas Fayre:                 £999.01

Make-up Master Class:          £64.00

(offered by Kelly Doyle)

Bingo Night:                         £237.15

Family Party Night 22/04/17  £397.50

(organised Adriana, Orla, Sharon parents team)

Coffee & cake 28/04            £114.10

Cat’s Book Sale                   £170.00

Total:                             £2,303.11


Amount raised at the fete was:

£4, 292.91

We expect this figure to rise as we are still collecting donations.




The Giving Machine: ongoing – every time your make an online purchase, please donate money to the school



Be the first St Mary’s parent to ask their employer to offer profit matching.


It is easy to do, many schools double their profits by with working with parents to approach your boss. We can help you if you wish.


We need more class reps. So please come along on Friday evening to find out more about the role. Have a look on the PTA area of the school website.


Meet the PTA Team:

Sarah Wells


Sue Serret

Secretary/Vice Chair

Aileen Gallahue

Treasurer/Social Media


Class Rep LEY am


Class Rep LEY am


Class Rep LEY PM


Class Rep LEY PM


Class Rep UEY


Class Rep UEY

Catherine Scotland

Class Rep Year 1


Class Rep Year 1


Class Rep Year 2


Class Rep Year 2


Class Rep Year 3


Class Rep Year 3

Jayne Brooks

Class Rep Year 4


Class Rep Year 4


Class Rep Year 5


Class Rep Year 5


Class Rep Year 6


Class Rep Year 6


As you can see we need class reps for Year 6, Year 3 and UEY. Other years need additional support too.

Class reps. tell parents about fund-raising events, a point of contact about what’s going on in the school. Ask you all for help when needed, they come along to meetings where possible. Enhance our feeling of a community. Please chat to one of the above for more information - you are needed.


Sports Day Refreshments

We hope to be selling refreshments at both sports days. If you can help please get in touch with your class rep as soon as possible please.