A note from Mr Applegate
Today in our celebration worship, we said goodbye to Mrs Sim, Mr Blake and Miss Barbour. We wish them all the best in the future, and are so thankful for their time at St Mark’s.
Year 5 had an amazing trip to Winchester Science Centre on Thursday, and Year 3 enjoyed seeing Stonhenge up close and personal last week. All of our children were so well behaved and received such positive comments on their behaviour. Thank you to our staff and parent helpers who made it all possible!
We’re pleased to be reintroducing our pupil voice groups after half-term, including student council, eco warriors, Christian Voice ambassadors, JRSOs and more. We’ll keep you posted!
A massive thank you to FOSM who agreed to fund £6000 worth of school resources, including books, cleaning materials, stationery, tables, and maths resources. We are grateful to the FOSM and our parental community for your ongoing support and generosity.
Simba continues to be a help in school, and he really is settling into his role of school dog. It’s been lovely to see children who may have been worried about dogs grow in confidence. What else does Simba bring to St Mark’s? A sense of fun, a way to unwind, a helpful distraction from the worries of the day, a reward for RPs, and at times a bit of chaos :)
Finally, don’t forget to return the FOSM Christmas cards order by Weds 4th November.
Have a great half-term, Mr Applegate :)
When we have Parents’ Evenings, we normally ask you to complete a survey. This helps us know how we’re doing and what we can improve on.
You may wish to wait until after your appointment, but the link is here should you wish to complete it earlier.
Learn about Mary Seacole
If your child is in after 8:50am, they are marked late in the register ⏰
Our local British Legion office has supplied St Mark’s with some poppies and a limited number of other ‘goodies’ for the children to receive in return for a donation. This will be done over the next couple days within the individual classes, to preserve our current Covid bubbles.
Below is the poster showing what will be available, and the suggested donation, but we are expecting not to have enough of everything for every child, so it will be dealt with on a ‘first come first served’ basis to keep it fair.
If you would like your child to be able to get a poppy and/or any of the other items, please send the donation in an envelope marked with your child’s name.
Well done to:
Year R: Jack K, Jessica. Matthew
Year 1: Charlie J, Kylara, Katie
Year 2: Olivia H, Alba, Amy
Year 3: Daniel, Nathan, Jackson
Year 4: Aleiya, Lewis, Freya
Year 5 : AJ, Sean, Eddie
- Year 6: Harry, Daisy S, Anabella
Numbots best effort:
Most improved accuracy
- Year1: Finley, Zoe, Theodore
- Year 2: Liam, Evie, Lily
Star Reader Awards:
- Year 1: Joey H, Maxwell, Rudi
- Year 2: Ava McG, Jackson, Alfie
- Year 3: Isabelle Ru, Ollie P, Sophie L, Chloe, Max, Charlotte
- Year 4: Annabelle, Cullen
- Year 5: Zion, Owen
- Year 6: Jack B, Emily
Year R Tours for September 2022
Are you thinking about your child joining us in September 2022? Come and find out more about us at our online and onsite sessions!
Zoom Information Session:
- No need to book! Both Zooms are the same.
- Nov 15th Year R Info Zoom – 6pm Link here
- Please register here.
- Please also attend the Zoom Information Session above!
- Nov 9th Year R Tour 5-6pm
- Dec 2nd Year R Tour 5-6pm
- Come along to the main entrance and we’ll direct you.
🎵 Music of the Week 🎵
As part of our children’s education, we’re keen for children to hear a wider variety of music. This week’s choice is below! Relax and enjoy!
St Mark’s Heroes – Can you make the difference?
Our children need your help! They would massively benefit from an hour, an afternoon, or whatever you can give to help them during school hours. Our St Mark’s Heroes scheme aims to gather as much support as possible to help our children with their learning. It could involve reading with a child, supporting a small group, or generally helping in class. It could be helping out at lunchtimes. It’s also great experience if you’re looking to get more involved in schools. We’ll provide the training! There would be a simple application form to complete, a chat with Mr Applegate, and a free DBS check to complete. Click here to register your interest, and to find out more. Thank you for thinking about this – and for thinking of the difference you could make!
Common Sense Media
Ever wondered if a movie is suitable to watch? This website gives parent and child reviews of movies, tv programmes, books and apps. You’ll want to decide yourself, and your views may differ, but it can be a great place to start.
Interested in becoming a teacher?
We’re a host school for the Aspire Alliance. Find out more, including information sessions, here.
SCO Pay App
Did you know that there is an SCO App for your phone, so instead of usign the website to make school payments, you can use the app? It’s an easier way to manage school payments.
Hire our facilities!
We’re opening up again, so why not hire our hall, field or facilities for a birthday party, fitness class or training event? Click here to find out more.
Just a reminder that we remain a cashless school.
Please pay for Breakfast Club, school dinners, trips and any other items via your ScoPay account.
We’re a nut-free school – including sesame seeds!
Just a reminder – thank you :)
Flu Vaccines – Update
The School Nursing Team will be here on Wednesday 17th November to administer the Flu Vaccine for all children Year R-Year 6.
The link to complete the consent form has now been sent home. Please complete as soon as possible, even if you do not give consent, as you can specify this on the form. Thank you
FOSM – Support Our School!
The ‘Friends of St Mark’s’ (FOSM) was formed early in the life of the school. All parents are automatically members and our committee organises social events for children and adults and fund-raising events such as Key Stage discos, Easter Egg Hunts and Summer Fun days.
Over the last few years the ‘Friends’ have donated money that has contributed towards extra resources to benefit the children at St. Mark’s which has included playground equipment, books for the school library, and general school funds. We are now a registered charity, too. Charity number: 1188879
Join our Facebook group here.