19 January 2024 – Newsletter – Disco, Forest School Update, Pastoral Drop-In and more

A note from Mr Applegate

It’s been another busy week! We’ve been thinking about “influencers”, including Martin Luther King Jr, Robert Swan, and St Mark’s children :)

Year R continue their theme of People Who Help us, and it’s been lovely to have parents in their work capacity supporting our learning. Thank you.

Children’s Mental Health Week is coming up in 2 weeks, which includes Safer Internet Day on Tues 6th Feb; this will be non-uniform and childre are encouraged to wear something orange if possible – the colour of Safer Internet Day. More to come!

BTW, for the Y6 SATs Information Evening slides, click here.

Have a great weekend, Mr Applegate

Lost Property – going, going, gone

Our lost property boxes are beginning to overflow. If you have any missing, coats, gloves, scarves, cardigans, jumpers, lunch boxes or water bottles could you please explore the boxes before Thursday 25 January to claim your belongings. All unclaimed belongings will be donated or disposed of on Thursday 25 January. 

What’s Forest School looking like now?

Pastoral Drop-In – Mental Health & Neurodiversity

The pastoral team will be holding the next parent drop in on
Wednesday 24th January at 8.30-9.30am in the church.  
Are you a parent who has concerns for your child’s mental health? Perhaps you have questions around autism or neurodiversity? Future in Mind will be attending the session to help parents find out what free support is available across Hampshire and online.  All are welcome, so please do come in for a chat. Tea and biscuits will be on offer, and young children are welcome to attend. Click here to find out more.

FOSM Disco Tickets!

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


Book a farm slot

⭐ Star Learners ⭐


⭐ Star Readers ⭐


⭐ Quiet Classes ⭐

2B & 4SB

⭐ 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 96.3%. Oh no :(

Weekly Attendance by Class


School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

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 In worship this week…


Music of the Week

Habanera by Bizet

This piece ‘Habanera’ is from the opera ‘Carmen’ composed by Georges Bizet in 1875 during the Romantic era. This is an instrumental version.

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