4th May 2023 Newsletter – Coronation Special

This week’s top news & reminders

What an incredible Coronation Celebration day we’ve had today! Special thanks to Mrs Parker and Mrs Boyle for their amazing efforts, and of course Mrs Chapman and Mr Bonner for their acting skills. Enjoy the photos and songs below!
Good luck to our Year 6 pupils who sit their SATs tests next week. We are so proud of the hard work they have put in. Parents, they are a real credit to you.
Sports Day is on Friday 26th May. We’ll send out more details next week, but a reminder that KS2 parents are welcome to join us in the morning for the races, all parents for a picnic lunch, and KS1 parents in the afternoon.

Listen to us sing

For those whose who couldn’t join the singing today, here are a couple of songs for you to enjoy!


Tesco Community Grant

Thank you to everyone who voted for St Mark’s in Tesco’s during the scheme to win a community grant. It has now finished and we are delighted to have come second and have been awarded £1000!

FOSM Updates

Sponsored Walk Details

A brand new event to highlight the importance of exercise, bring families together and help raise money for the school!

When: 21st May, from 1pm. 
Details: The route will start and end at school but will involve a 2.5km or 5km route utilising footpaths and parks around the area. Each participant who crossed the line will receive their very own medal. Decide your distance on the day. Bring your family and friends and lets raise money for our school! Departure times will be set close to the day with the first wave leaving at 1pm. Can’t make the date? Enter anyway and walk your own 5km walk at a time that suits you.
Important: This is not a running event and all children must walk with an adult.
How to enter: Register here before 5th May

Regular FOSM Information

School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs



  • Bank holidays – Mon 8th May
  • Sun 21st May – FOSM 2.5/5K Walk
  • Fri 26th May – Sports Day
  • 29th May – 2nd June – Half-term

Year Group Events

Year R:

  • 30th June – Bucklebury Farm trip

Year 2:

  • 23rd June – Hillier Gardens trip

Year 4:

  • Swimming lessons w/c Mon 17th April – w/c Mon 22nd May

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

Year 6:

  • Miss P’s Help Hub (Google Meet) w/c Mon 17th April – Thurs 11th May
  • SATs Week w/c 8th May
  • If your child(ren) usually has free school meals and you would like some support with covering the extra food costs, please contact Vicky Elms (v.elms@st-markscofe.hants.sch.uk) so that we can arrange a food bank voucher on your behalf. 

⭐ Star Learners ⭐

Watch this space next week for a double dose of star achievements!

Music of the Week!

Star Wars Main Title by John Williams

A perfect piece of music for Star Wars fans on May 4th!

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