Latest Newsletter – Christmas, Videos, Knowledge Organisers and more

Your children are working hard!

We’re so pleased to see the children really working hard and enjoying their school. It makes me very proud looking through the work they have done and watching them in class.

Thank you for your generosity towards Children in Need today – we’ll quarantine and count the money, and let you know the total ASAP.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Applegate

Thank you for supporting Children In Need

If you weren’t able to give on the gates this morning, you can donate here:

Remembrance Day

We ‘remembered’ with a special video from Rev May on Wednesday. Mr Denman also played outside for the school at 11am. It was a very moving moment, remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Christmas – Action needed by Friday!

For Christmas, we’d like to produce a video of your child’s class or year group. It will be shared online using Google Classrooms as well as a password protected link to a YouTube video. You must complete this quick form to give permission. Thank you!


Christmas Cards – to be Covid-safe, the last day for brining in Christmas cards for other children is 9th Dec. Cards will then be quarantined, sorted, and re-quarantined before handing out. Remember, no name and class on the envelope means no delivery!


Simba raffle – We have extended the deadline to Friday 20th Nov. 

Scavenger Hunt – Thank you to all those who took part in the scavenger hunt and for your lovely comments. It was a huge success and we will be drawing the winner soon.

Your School Lottery – This week’s local winner was Ms C who won £36.90!!!

Head Lice

We have had several cases of head lice recently; please remember to check your child’s hair regularly. Thank you.

RockStars Headliners

This week, Miss Goddard set a competition that the year group who had the most active players would get an extra afternoon play. 

  • Year 3 had 60% of children playing RockStars this week so have earned 10 minutes extra play
  • Year 4 had 55% of children playing RockStars this week so have earned 5 minutes extra play
  • Year 5 had 24% of children playing RockStars
  • Year 6 had 35% of children playing RockStars

Well done to Year 3 and 4! Let’s see if we can see an improvement in the amount of Year 5 and 6 children playing next week. 


All children who have played RockStars for at least half an hour this week have earned an RP for their class!



Star Learners Last Week!

Well done to:

  • Year R: James L, Charlie J, Reeva G
  • Year 1: Aria C, Charlie M, Elodie M
  • Year 2: Joseph N, Jack W, Mia P
  • Year 3: Olivia G, Zoe B, Ashley M
  • Year 4: Chloe D, Marissa S, Jessica M
  • Year 5: Charlie D, Phoebe F, Ollie M
  • Year 6: Isla B, Maddie F, Megan L


Simba’s First day at School

His training went well!!



Dandelions Employment Opportunity

blankDandelions Community Pre-school in Basingstoke, are looking for a Deputy Manager to join our team.

A good knowledge of the EYFS is essential, knowledge of the role of SENCO and Tapestry are desirable.

For more information and an application form, please email:

Closing date:30th November 2020

Sign-up for our school prayer points mailing list

Would you like to join our prayer points mailing list? In conjunction with Immanuel church, this is a new opportunity to receive by email a half-termly prayer point list for our school. Click here to find out more. The first mal will come out next week.


Regular Notices

Year R Tours – September 2021

blankInterested in joining St Mark’s for September 2021? We’re running tours and online sessions. Click here to find out more

SCL After school care and Half Term Child Care

Click here for Half-term child care booking! Held at Hatch Warren Community Centre.

Click here for regular after school care at St Mark’s.


Covid Reminders

  • Use the email if you have questions or need to report symptoms or a positive case.
  • Please keep us updated – for example, of test results.
  • Read this letter from Public Health England about symptoms and testing.
  • NHS Symptoms Check
  • If a child or parent is at home because of symptoms, please keep the siblings off too. IE the whole household needs to isolate, and the person with symptoms needs to get a test.
  • We are moving online with homework, spellings and Google Classrooms. If you need help with technology, please do let us know by emailing the office.
  • If a child is off school but able to work, then Google Classroom work is available – and it should be completed. Teachers spend a lot of time making sure this work is available so no-one misses out!

Do you have a spare laptop you don’t need?

blankDo you have a laptop lying around, which we can use to support children at home? Doesn’t need to be new or quick. We blitz it, and install all the software necessary. That way a child who doesn’t have access to a laptop for home learning can really benefit. If you can help, please email the office.



Online Forms

  • Absence Request form – going to be absent (e.g. wedding, funeral, holiday etc)? Use this form
  • Pupil Premium Form – have your work/benefit circumstances changed? Complete this form so we can check if your child is elligible for free school meals and other support at school.
  • Getting Home Arrangements – tell us how your child gets home each day.
  • Mobile Phone Request – for older children needing to bring a phone to school

Going to be absent?

We’ve moved our absence request form online. This is for absence requests such as holidays, weddings, funeral, special events, and more. You don’t need to use this form for sickness or self-isolation (but please email/phone the office if they are unwell).blank

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Email and Contact Details

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Remember, if you change your contact details, please let the office know here.

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