6th January 2023 Newsletter – New Learning, New Year!

This week’s top news & reminders

  • We hope you have had a good break! Happy New Year!
  • We are emailing out today information about Autumn term learning and attendance. You can also find this information in the Arbor App.
  • We are excited to announce the we are going to enter our Year 2 Choir, KS2 Choir and the St Mark’s Orchestra in to this year’s Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival, held at QMC!  If your child is in one of these clubs then please do save the date – Saturday 4th March. Details and timings to follow when they become available.
  • Do you drink a probiotic-type yoghurt drink that has a cap lid which pops open?? Year 5 have a request for spare any spare bottles you have for a Science experiment (washed with the lids please). Thank you.

Careers Fair – can you help, or spread the word?

We’re pleased to be running our St Mark’s Careers Fair again in February 2023! We need your help though. Can you run a stall on either 23rd or 24th Feb in the morning? Would your business, charity or organisation help? Do you know someone else who might? Find our details and sign-up here! Thank you.


A thank you from Jane the Lollypop Lady!

Jane, the Woodbury Road Lollypop Lady,  would like to say a huge thank you to parents and children for all the lovely Christmas cards and gifts she was given at the end of term. Jane was so touched by your generosity and kindness.
  • Notices:

    • School disco time again!blank

    Upcoming FOSM events:

    • School Disco – Friday 3rd Feb (KS1 5-5.45pm, KS2, 6-7pm)
    • More events coming soon!

    Regular Information

School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

  • Everyone


    • Careers Fair – 23rd/24th February


    • blank Basingstoke Music & Arts Festival (Year 2/KS2 Choir & Orchestra) – Sat 4th March

    Year Group Events

    Year 1:

    • blank Milestone’s Trip – Fri 24th February

    Year 2:

    • Hillier Gardens – 23rd June

    Year 4:

    • New Barn residential trip: Wed 14th – Fri 16th June

    Year 5:

    •  Meeting about Residential Trip Nov 23 – Weds 11th January at 6pm
    •  Trip to Ufton Court – Thurs 9th Feb

    Year 6:

    • Tues 17th Jan – SATs information evening in main hall

⭐ Star Learners ⭐

Star Learner Awards:

Year R
Puffins – Archie, Parrots – Gracie , Penguins – Martha

Year 1
1P – Emily-Rose, 1M – Lily-Rose, 1CL – Charlie

Year 2
2B – Gracie, 2G – Sam , 2BB – Aiden

Year 3
3C – Phoebe, 3T – Oliver, 3SB – Maicie

Year 4
4W – Joseph , 4S – Lucas, 4PR – Evie

Year 5
5SP – Ashley, 5DS – Laila, 5F – Ayden

Year 6

6P – Kayla, 6B – Eddie, 6C – Liam

Star Reader Awards:

Year 1
1P – Anneliese, 1M – Evie, 1CL – Lettie

Year 2
2B – Sophia, 2G – Kieran, 2BB – Gracie

Year 3
3C – Elizabeth, 3T – Emilia, 3SB – Evie

Year 4
4W – Jack, 4S – Zac, 4PR – Braden

Year 5
5SP – Rhoda, 5DS – Lara, 5F – Arthur

Year 6

6P – Leighton, 6B – Sophie, 6C – Liam, Izzy

Rock Stars

Amazing effort:

Year 3
3C – Jackson, 3T – Benjamin, 3SB – Elise

Year 4
4W – Angelina, 4S – Jack, 4PR – Isabelle

Year 5
5SP – Harry, 5DS – Jeffrey, 5F – Olivia

Year 6
6P – Oliver, 6B – Finley, 6C – Alastair

Most active class in each year group:

Year 3: 3SB

Year 4: 4PR

Year 5: 5F

Year 6: 6P

NumBots best effort:

Year 1: Ruth (1P), Charlie (1CL),  Kabir (1CL)

Year 2:  Olivia (2B), Keiran (2G), Alfie (2B)

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