3rd March 2023 Newsletter – World Book Day fun and more

This week’s top news & reminders


  • Year 3/4 Easter performances – book your tickets here
  • FOSM Nearly New Uniform Sale tomorrow – 4th March
  • A reminder to book your parents evening slot here: Parents’ Evening Booking Site
    • Wednesday 15th March (3.40pm – 6.50pm)
    • Monday 20th March (3.40pm – 6.50pm)

World Book Day


The children looked amazing today! Thank you for your support and efforts in making it happen. It’s been another lovely day to be at St Mark’s. You may have also heard about ‘chokies’, chocolate cake, Bob the Builder and Matilda. The children were treated to a St Mark’s Performance, which brought much laughter. Thanks to Mrs Chapman and Mrs Rosso for putting it all together.

Do you speak French?


On Thursday 30th March, we are having a “French Culture Day”. We are looking for adults who speak French to help us out by reading a story to our children in French. We can be flexible with times. Please let us know.

Water Bottles and Sweets!

blankA reminder that water bottles should be as plain and unbranded as possible. “Prime” waterbottles are not allowed, in the same way that we don’t allow Coke or other brands as water bottles.

Please avoid putting sweets in children’s lunchboxes too! Thanks.

What is your child learning this term?

School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

  • Everyone


    • Wed 15th March (3.40pm – 6.50pm) – Parents’ Evening
    • Mon 20th March (3.40pm – 6.50pm) – Parents’ Evening
    • Tues 21st March – World Downsyndrome Day – Wear odd socks! 
    • Sat 25th March – FOSM Easter Egg Hunt
    • Tues 28th March @ 1.30pm – Year 3/4 Easter Performance 1
    • Wed 29th March @ 1.30pm – Year 3/4 Easter Performance 2
    • Wed 29th March @ 7pm – Year 3/4 Easter Performance 3
    • Thurs30th March – Non-uniform day
    • Fri 31st March – INSET DAY


    • 3rd April – 14th April – Easter break

    Year Group Events

    Year 2:

    • 23rd June – Hillier Gardens trip

    Year 4:

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

Community Nature Hunt


Hatch Warren Nature Group would love to invite you to their Community Nature Hunt!  

When – Sunday 26th March 2023

Time – 10:00AM

Where – Meet at St Marks Meadow (on the corner or Danebury and Woodbury roads right by Dandalions/St Marks pre-school)

“Come and join us for an explore, short walk, nature discovery and find out what is on your doorstep!

We will be hunting for everything on our nature treasure hunt list attached. You are very welcome to use this nature hunt sheet on another day and have a lovely family walk while you search.

Please do get in touch with Hatch Warren Nature Group if you are interested. Our email address is hatch.nature@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you!!”

Click here to download Bug Hunting Sheet 1

Click here to download Bug Hunting Sheet 2

⭐ Star Learners ⭐

Star Learner Awards:

Year R
Puffins – Greyson, Parrots – Abigail, Penguins – 

Year 1
1P – Harry, 1M – Harry, 1CL – 

Year 2
2B – Alisha, 2G – Kara, 2BB – Vinelle

Year 3
3C – Stanley, 3T – George, 3SB – Ava

Year 4
4W – Ben, 4S – Ivy-Rose, 4PR – Ollie

Year 5
5SP – , 5DS – , 5F – 

Year 6

6P – , 6B – , 6C – 

Star Reader Awards:

Year R
Puffins – Oscar, Parrots – Avery, Penguins – Xander

Year 1
1P – Esme, 1M – Dominic, 1CL – 

Year 2
2B – Logan, 2G – Elliana, 2BB – Louie

Year 3
3C – Jessica, 3T –  Sienna, 3SB – Connie

Year 4
4W – Ethan , 4S – Max, 4PR – George

Year 5
5SP – , 5DS – , 5F – 

Year 6

6P – , 6B – , 6C – 

Rock Stars

Amazing effort:

Year 3
3C – , 3T – , 3SB – 

Year 4
4W – , 4S – , 4PR – 

Year 5
5SP – , 5DS – , 5F – 

Year 6
6P – , 6B – , 6C – 

Most active class in each year group:

Year 3: 

Year 4: 

Year 5: 

Year 6: 

NumBots best effort:

Year 1: Max (1CL), Arthur (1P), Elsie (1P)

Year 2:  Lewis (2B), Joshua W (2G), Thomas (2B)

Music of the Week!

Hedwig’s Theme: John Williams

John Williams is one of the most famous composers alive today. This is one of his most famous compositions from Harry Potter.

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