13th October 2023 Newsletter – A week of celebrations!

A note from Mr Applegate

A week of celebrations! On Saturday night, our KS2 choir performed at the Anvil Variety Show. They were incredible! Well done to everyone took part.

On Monday, our Year 6 Table Tennis Team played against 6 other primary schools and took second place, narrowly missing out on the next round. They made us very proud.

Our Year 3’s had a great trip to Stonehenge today, too.

Why not top the week off with our Disco tonight?

You may have seen Maria Miller MP and Cllr Stephen Reid speaking with me on Wednesday about the school crossing patrol situation. I was very reassured that they feel it would be wrong to remove the role, and we discussed raising a campaign and petition to present to the council. Watch this space!

A reminder for this Thursday: we’re celebrating Tanzania Day on. Come dressed in any colours of flag!


Have a great weekend, Mr Applegate :)

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PE Days for Autumn 2

See below for the updates in green. (just below the calendar)

Thank you and farewell

Next week, we say goodbye to Mrs Bayat, one of our fab Year6 LSAs at St Mark’s. She has worked with us since 2011, and has impacted so many children over the years. We’re grateful for all that she has given, and wish her all the best in the future.

Roatary Shoebox Appeal

blankA reminder for those in Years 1-6. You may like to bring in 20p and/or a small toy or other items for the Shoebox appeal. Deadline is Thursday!

Harvest Festival

⭐ FOSM Updates ⭐

Help us over half-term please!

Book a farm slot here:

From last week…

The sign is up!

Thank you Mr Calver and Miss Burgess :)

fs sign

Well done Willow!

…. for performing at the Anvil Variety Show with the Merekai Dance Club. Incredible!


Light Party

Light Party

⭐ Star Learners ⭐


⭐ Star Readers ⭐


⭐ Quietest Class ⭐

2B, 6B

⭐ Best Attendance ⭐

2CL, 3W, 4C

⭐ Attendance Updates ⭐

Our target over the year is 97%. Last year’s attendance was 95.8% – above national levels, but we’d like it to be much higher.

Our current attendance percentage is 97.0%. Yes!

Weekly Attendance by Class


School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

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 In worship this week…

We celebrated Harvest! But in other news…. Elsie Owusu – wrote back to us, thanking us for the AoC bagdge. She would like to meet some of our children and encourage them. Wow!


Music of the Week

Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin

George Gershwin composed this piece for piano and jazz band to combine elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. It was composed in 1924 during the Modern era.

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