10 May 2024 – Newsletter

A note from Mr Applegate

A bee-sy week at St Mark’s! Thankfully our large bee-colony has been moved elsewhere. Thanks for your understanding in this all.

Good luck to our Year 6 pupils next week as they sit their SATs tests. Not that they need it. We’re so proud of their attitude, and the hard work they’ve put in. A reminder for Year 6 parents… Children who wish to join the SATs breakfast, please enter via the Y6 gate from 8:10am.

Please can all children wear PE kit on the following days, as we are having Sports Day practice:

  • Tuesday 21st May for Years R, 1, 2
  • Wednesday 22nd May for Years 3, 4, 5, 6

Finally, a little request: please can children not bring in their own table tennis bats. We have good ones for them to use, and it can cause difficulty when they bring their own. Thanks!

Have a great weekend. Mr Applegate :)

Look after our animals!

We need your help!

DIY Help on Sat 18th May – can you help?

blankWe really need 6 helpers to move 2 tonnes of sand from the front to the back, and also level out and compact 2 areas of our site with the sand. Wheelbarrows and spades would be helpful. 9am – 12pm Sat 18th May. Email adminoffice@st-markscofe.hants.sch.uk  if you can help, or just show up! Children welcome to come with you.

Support Mike and Aidan in their 100km walk

2 of our parents are walking 100km in 24hours, aiming to raise £2,000 for our school! https://www.justgiving.com/page/100kmfosm


Mia in 2CL and her dad have written the most amazing book, which is available on Amazon. It follows the adventures of her dog, Winston – a clever and resourceful dog!

Order here :)

A bee-sy week!

A huge thank you to our “Basingstoke Bees” beekeepers for solving our problem this week.

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⭐ 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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Music of the Week

Impromptu No.3 by Schubert

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a Russian composer. This piece is from his ballet written in 1889 during the Romantic era.

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