3 May 2024 – Newsletter – Sports Day, Wellbeing Week and more

A note from Mr Applegate

This week we have important information around Sports Day and our Wellbeing Week. Please take a few minutes to read up!

And well done 6F who did a joint litter pick at Beggarwood Park alongside residents from Dashwood Manor. Agents of Change in so many ways.

Have a great weekend. Mr Applegate :)

Sports Day Details

Friday 24th May. Save the date!

  • The day starts with KS2 (Yrs 3-6) sports day will start at 9.15am. KS2 parents/grandparents are invited to watch.

  • Then there is a whole school picnic lunch (including parents etc) between 12.00pm – 12.35pm. No alcohol with your picnic please (yes, that’s happened before!).

  • KS1 (Yrs R-2) sports day will start at 1.00pm – we will be finished by the end of the school day. Again KS1 parents/grandparents are invited to stay and watch.

  • The KS1 and KS2 gates will be open during the start/finish times and over lunch. At other times, access to the school is through the office.

  • For each KS1/KS2 session, the children take part in a circuit of activities; afterwards, more traditional running races take place. 
  • There will be no parking available at the Community Centre or in the school car park.

  • On the day the children should all come to school dressed in their sports kit, wearing the coloured t-shirt for their team, without big logos if possible. Let us know if your child is uncertain of their team colour. They should also bring a named water bottle.

  • Once KS2 children have finished their sports day (around 12pm), they will return to their classes to be registered, go to the toilet and to collect their packed lunch if necessary. It might be wise for one parent to go and collect them from classes for the picnic. After the picnic, the children return to classes for the afternoon.

  • Once KS1 children have finished their sports day around 3pm, they will need to return to their classes to be registered and to collect their home bits. Please collect their from classroom doors as normal.

Sports Day Starting Location (start at your child’s colour group)


Wellbeing Week

We are very excited to announce our annual “Wellbeing Week”, which will take place during the last week of this half term (20th – 24th May). Our Wellbeing Champions are busy organising and preparing a wonderful week which focusses on the Five ways to Wellbeing.  
On Monday 20th May we are launching the week with ‘Wear a colour for wellbeing.’  Choose to wear red, blue, green, orange or pink non-uniform – or even all the colours! We will also be collecting money donations on the gate to help fundraise for all the different activities. 
Throughout the lunch times that week the Wellbeing Champions will be running a Mindfulness Market Stall.  Children will have a chance to buy different fiddle toys, colouring books and notebooks which can all help aid mindfulness.  All items will be 50p each. 

Look after our animals!

We need your help!

Issue 4 of Vooking News!

Download here – all written by some of our Year 5 boys! 

St Mark’s PhotoReel


Isabelle Ru and Isabelle Ra in 5E both competed in the Southern Region Aerobic Gymnastics competition at the weekend. Isabelle Ru won gold medals for her Pair routine and Izzy Ra came 6th in her individual routine. 

Tesco Grant Success

blankThanks so much for your support over the past few weeks. We had enough tokens and have been awarded a £1000 grant towards forest school and the farm.

⭐ Star Learners ⭐


⭐ Star Readers ⭐


⭐ Quietest Classes ⭐

1M & 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 96.0%. Oh no :(

Weekly Attendance by Class


School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

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In worship this week…


Music of the Week

Impromptu No.3 by Schubert

This piece was composed by Franz Schubert, an Austrian composer. He composed it in 1827 during the Classical era.

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