Latest Newsletter – 13th Jan

Message from Mr Applegate

It’s been a quiet yet busy start to our term. I’ve been so impressed with how the children have returned to school- despite the usual post-Christmas tiredness which we all feel.

Well done to our Year 4 pupils who demonstrated excellent behaviour and attitudes in their swimming lessons which started last week.

I trust the reports have been both helpful and encouraging. Please don’t forget to ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions. We also have parents’ evenings coming up in February. See the link below for booking details from 16th Jan.

Finally, you may be interested to know that you can click on the titles of the events in the diary below, and it will add a link to your online/phone calendar,

Have a great week, Mr Applegate :)

Parents’ Evening Online Booking

Please note the online booking system will be live from Thursday 16th January.

http://www.parents-booking.co.uk/stmarks

Remember that classes 1C and 3BE have slightly different timings. More details about booking can be found here

 

 

Click here to read information about TikTok – it unfortunately causes quite a few problems out of school!

Star Learners

 

 

 

Year R – Oliver, Freya, Ava (Puffins)

Year 1 – Freya, Braden, Zach P

Year 2 – Toby, Ruby, Millie

Year 3 – Kalel, Cristina, Sean

Year 4 – Lexie, Sophia M, Bethany

Year 5 – Evie (5GP), Summer, Evie-Rose

Year 6 – Lexie, Katie, Sebi

Attendance

KS1 Class: 1J & 2T with 100% attendance

KS2 Class: 4SH, 4T & 5F  with 100% attendance

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Firstly, happy new year from the FOSM team!

In response to your feedback about world book day, we are going to set up a costume shop on 31 st January in the small hall, after school.

We’d like your helping in stocking up the shop please. Have a good rummage around the house for unwanted or outgrown costumes that are cluttering up you children’s toy boxes. Then bring them into school on Monday 20th January and we will be able to stock our up-cycled costume shop.

Then come along to the small hall after school on Friday 31st Jan to buy a different costume, at a really good price. All proceeds go to the school, and will support the aim of buying new books.

Please note that there isn’t a guarentee of being able to buy different costume. The costume shop will be open to the whole school.

This is a trial event, and we hope it’s a success! The FOSM team.

Big Bird Watch 2020

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Walking in and out of school

A quick reminder – we’re glad that children are eager to get into school, but please can you ensure they walk in, once through the gates. Keeping to the paths (and not over the mounds) is important, too. Thanks!

Year 4 Swimming

Just a reminder, Year 4 will be swimming on the following dates:

January:

Mon 13th, Wed 15th

Mon 20th, Wed 22nd

Mon 27th, Wed 29th

February:

Mon 3rd

Dates for your diary

  • 6C Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • Puffins Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 4EH Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 3SB Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 6S Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 10:00 am - 10:45 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 4T Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 10:00 am - 10:45 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 6P Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 10:00 am - 10:45 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • Penguins Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 10:45 am - 11:30 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 4SH Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 10:45 am - 11:30 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 3B Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 10:45 am - 11:30 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • Parrots Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 3BE Google Meet - Mon 11th May, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 5GP Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 2T Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 1H Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 9:15 am - 10:00 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 5T Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 10:00 am - 10:45 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 2B Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 10:00 am - 10:45 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 1C Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 10:00 am - 10:45 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 5F Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 10:45 am - 11:30 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 1J Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 10:45 am - 11:30 am-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

  • 2R Google Meet - Fri 15th May, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm-

    Please see Google Classroom at the time of the Meet for the access link

Regular notices

Hire our Facilities!

St Mark’s boasts a large hall, a smaller hall, a kitchenette, a very large field and playgrounds. Our hire rates are very competitive. Our facilities can be hired for:

  • birthday parties
  • fitness classes
  • sport events
  • celebrations
  • training events
  • meetings
  • and more!

SCL Afterschool Club

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1. No deposit required. Simply pay as you go.
2. Bookings are online, quick and easy: www.stmarksprimary.net/scl
3. You can book the night before – no need to book weeks in advance, but you can do that too!
4. Children can attend after school clubs, and then go to SCL when they finish – and also pay a reduced rate.
5. There is plenty of space, and the club is financially secure. It’s here to stay.
6. An afternoon snack and meal are provided.
7. Activities at SCL are varied and fun.
8. Cost is £12/session, or £9 if attending later because of a school club.
9. Hours are 3:20pm to 6pm.
10. Child care vouchers are accepted!

SCL INSET Day Childcare

There is great SCL provision at St Mark’s for our INSET day on Friday 3rd April. Click here to book.

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Zones of Regulation

Your child may have been talking about feeling ‘red’ or ‘yellow’. What does this mean? Well, St Mark’s are adopting a really helpful way for children to identify and talk about their emotional state- even when they are angry or anxious! Identifying the colour helps  children to know how to move towards a more settled state, which may not always been straight to green. It also enables them to know ‘it’s ok to feel this way’, although we are still responsible for our actions. Why not talk through it with your child?

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INSET Days – 2020/2021

  • Thur 3rd Sept 2020
  • Fri 4th Sept 2020 (School starts Monday 7th Sept)
  • Mon 4th Jan 2021
  • Thur 1st April 2021
  • Mon 7th June 2021

Music Rehearsals and Performances for KS2 children only

March 2020

Wed 18th:  4.15pm – 5.30pm Part A Choir rehearsal and Chamber Choir at Bishopswood Junior School

Fri 27th:      4.15pm – 5.30pm Part b Choir rehearsal and Narrators at Bishopswood Junior School

 

May 2020

Wed 6th:   4.15pm-5.30pm Chamber Choir rehearsals at Bishopswood Junior School

Thurs 7th:  4.15pm – 5.30pm Orchestra rehearsals at Costello School

Wed 13th:  4.15pm-5.30pm Chamber Choir rehearsals at Bishopswood Junior School

Fri 15th:      4.15pm-5.30pm Orchestra rehearsals at Costello School

June 2020

Mon 1st:    9.30am-2.30pm All day choir rehearsal at St Mark’s CofE Primary School (Children still need to attend, even though it is an Inset Day)

Fri 5th:      9.30am-2.30pm All day Orchestra and Dancers’ rehearsal at Christ Church Chineham

Tues 9th:  9.30am-2.30pm All day rehearsal for whole concert at the Anvil

Tues 9th    7pm Concert at the Anvil

Wed 10th: 7pm Concert at the Anvil 

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