12 January 2024 – Newsletter including FOSM Disco details

A note from Mr Applegate

Highlights of this week include:

  • Year 3 Forest School sessions – they are loving it, despite the cold :)
  • Our 80-strong ‘Dance Live’ pupils preparing for their competition in February.
  • Setting our “Agents of Change” class challenge; ask your child about what they are doing!

Our Ofsted report will likely be out next week. We will email it to you when it goes live.

Have a great weekend, Mr Applegate

Deadline for Year R applications

Reminder that the deadline for applications for Year R students starting in September 2024 is Monday 15 January

Year 3 need shoe boxes!

For Year 3’s art collage project for this half term, each child will need a shoe box. Please can you provide as many shoe boxes as you can before Wednesday 24th January. Many thanks, Year 3 team

Term dates and INSET days for 2024/25

A reminder that term dates and inset days for 2024-2025 can be found on our school calendar, and also in summary at the bottom of this page.

FOSM Disco Tickets!

To book, click here: www.stmarksprimary.net/fosm_shop


Book a farm slot



Congratulations to Bailey who competed in a dance competition last weekend in Essex. She came 2nd in her solo event. What an amazing achievement! 

Table Tennis

Another massive well done to Olivia in Yr 6, who represented our school and won the County Final for individual table tennis this week. A massive achievement and a place at the National Final! Massive congratulations Olivia!’

School Photoreel


Pupil Safety First

We’re at over 500 signatures. Can we get to 800?! Please sign our petition here! We’ll be presenting this to the council really soon!


⭐ Star Learners ⭐


⭐ Star Readers ⭐


⭐ Quiet Classes ⭐

2G & 6C

⭐ 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 96.4%. Oh no :(

Weekly Attendance by Class


School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

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 In worship this week…

blankYour child’s class or year group are planning how they can be Agents of Change together! In the coming weeks, they will be taking part in their own activity to make our school, community or world a better place. Watch this space!

Music of the Week

‘Moonlight’ piano Sonata No.14 by Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He wrote this sonata in 1801 during the Classical era.

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