9 February 2024 – Newsletter

A note from Mr Applegate

Remember, parents’ evening bookings open on 20th Feb – email has gone out today.

Monday’s Worship was led by our fantastic Wellbeing Champions. They launched this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week. They shared some key messages, helping children understand how their ‘voices matter’.

Thank you for supporting Safer Internet Day. Not had a chance to look at the family agreement? Download the KS1 and KS2 versions here.

Over 60 children performed at our guitar concert yesterday, led by Mr Macycock. They were great!

Good luck to our 80 DanceLive children who are performing at Portsmouth Guidhall on tonight :)

Enjoy the half-term! Mr Applegate

Book a farm slot


  • PE days change after half-term. See the PE section below.
  • Year 5 have Forest School in Spring 2.
  • School returns Monday 19th Feb 2024.

FOSM makes a difference (again!)

blankThanks to FOSM and your generosity, we’ve been able to purchase additional Chromebooks, new bikes for Year R and new table tennis bats for KS2. This will make a real difference to children, and we simply couldn’t do this without you. Thank you!

Nelson Mandela

blankYear 6 were inspired by Mandela, and Ellie wrote this in her own time. A great summary of aspects of his life. Click here to read it!

St Mark’s PhotoReel

PupilSafetyFirst Petition

blankWe had over 600 signatures on our petition, which has now been submitted to Hampshire County Council. We’ll be presenting to the council in June when they take decicsions on funding. Many thanks for Cll Reid for his support and help, too.

⭐ Star Learners ⭐


⭐ Star Readers ⭐


⭐ Quiet Classes ⭐

1TM & 5E

⭐ 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 96.2%. Oh no :(

Weekly Attendance by Class


School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

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In worship this week…


Music of the Week

Flower Drum Song from Feng Yan

This is a Chinese traditional folk tune originating in the Ming Dynasty. It is now a staple of the Chinese New Year “soundtrack.

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