12th May 2023 Newsletter – SATs, Chickens, Bees and more
This week’s top news & reminders
How’s it all going to work? We’ll soon release a booking system that allows you as a family to book a slot at weekends and holidays to come in and feed the animals and spend time with them. It’s easy-peasy, and lots of fun. We’ll give you all the instructions, and a code to get into the side gate. You’ll also get to keep the eggs laid by the hens. The guinea pigs and rabbits should be in by half-term. During the school day, the children will have opportunities to visit the farm too!
In case you were wondering, the bees weren’t part of our plan… but thanks to Mrs Davis for sharing her expertise as a bee keeper.
- Your FOSM donations, which is making all of this possible.
- Our parents who helped out on Wednesday to progress the farm work
- A local family who donated our 2 child-friendly hens, the coup and all resources.
- Mrs Barbour, Mr Calver, and Mr Parker for their efforts all week.
Basingstoke Day – can you help?
Things to remember for the next school week
|Who?||What to remember?||When?|
|All||Census Day menu choices form – here||Fri 12th May|
Upcoming special events in the next 2 weeks
|Event Name||What is required?||When?|
|Sports Day||Team colour t-shirt||Fri 26th May|
Pastoral Drop-In Session
The St Mark’s pastoral team will be hosting a parent and carer drop-in session every half term, each with a different focus.
Our next parent drop in will be held on Monday 22nd May 8.30-9.30am in the church. We will chat through the different strategies we use in school under the umbrella of a therapeuric approach; many of which can be transferred to the home environment.
Mrs Delves and Mrs Elms will also be on hand with a cup of tea and a biscuit to talk through any concerns you may have. Younger children welcome too!
Meet the team here: Pastoral team
A brand new event to highlight the importance of exercise, bring families together and help raise money for the school!
Regular FOSM Information
- Visit our page here: Friend’s of St Mark’s page
- Visit our shop here!
- Get in touch: email@example.com
Coronation Day follow-up news!
What a wonderful coronation wall the children made – on display in the office foyer! Each class recreated an important part of the coronation event to represent:
Here are the winners from the Teddy Bear competition:
- Guess the weight of the crown – Actual weight was 2457 – Winner Alfie 4S with 2450
- Find the Crown Jewels – Winners Edward 4PR/ Max 2G/ Mia 1M/ Harry 6B
School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs
⭐ Star Learners ⭐
Star Learner Awards:
Puffins – Cooper, Parrots – Avery, Penguins – Thomas & Lucas
1P – Gabriel & Edward, 1M – Albie, 1CL – Harley & Lettie
2B – Max & Thomas, 2G – Anabelle & Max, 2BB – Lucas & Stephen
3C – Alexa & Jessica, 3T – Leo & Noah, 3SB – Alfie & Evie
4W – Freyja & Keya, 4S – Poppy, 4PR – Cameron & Isobel
5SP – Josh & Oscar, 5DS – Bethany & Zac, 5F – Freya & Renee
Star Reader Awards:
Puffins – Ruby & Zander, Parrots – Hallie, Penguins – Grace & Isaac
1P – Heidi & Zoe, 1M – Noah, 1CL – Daniel & Matthew
2B – Katie & Milo, 2G – Oliver & Isabelle, 2BB – Kylara & Aiden
3C – Tina & Jackson, 3T – Amaya, 3SB – Alyssa & Malaika
4W – Marley & Ella, 4S – Thomas & Brogan, 4PR – Sophie & Isabelle
5SP – George & Florence, 5DS – Elliott & Taya, 5F – Elouise & Naia
3C – Jackson & Elizabeth, 3T – Benjamin & Lola, 3SB – Karthik & Armaan
4W – Emily & Abigail, 4S – Jack & Ivy-Rose, 4PR – Lucas & Isabelle
5SP – Aleiya & Seth, 5DS – Zach & Manuel, 5F – Chloe & Elouise
6P – Logan & Isla, 6B – Riker & George, 6C – Eunice & Alastair
Most active class in each year group:
Year 3: 3C
Year 4: 4PR
Year 5: 5SP
Year 6: 6P
NumBots best effort:
Mia L (1M), Isaac (1M), Max A (1CL)
Caleb (1M), Sadie (1P), Ruth (1P)
Yousha (2B), Ayaan (2G), Owen (2BB)
Daniel (2B), Joey (2B), Daniel (2BB)
Music of the Week!
Fur Elise Jam by Piano Guys
This is a modern twist on a very well known piece of music by Beethoven. The Piano Guys are an American group who gained popularity through YouTube, where in 2011 they began posting piano and cello compositions combining classical, pop, film score and original music.
Photo by Denisse Leon on Unsplash