Year 1 have had a great end to their final project of the year, ‘Into the Woods’. We have enjoyed exploring the woods in our school grounds and found plenty of sticks there. We used the sticks to help our imagination and then wrote our own versions of ‘Stanley’s Stick’.
We loved learning about some different traditional stories, such as ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We changed the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and imagined what might be at the top instead of the giant. We had great fun turning shoe boxes into our imaginary worlds. We created worlds such as, Fish Tank World, Golden World and Police Land!
We also continued our learning of journeys by creating maps for the Bee-Bots to go on a journey. We worked together in teams to create our maps based on the story of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and then used our knowledge of positional language to send them around the map.
The children have had great fun this term and over the year. We have loved teaching your children and watching them grow in confidence each day. Thank you for all your continued support this year and we wish you a lovely holiday with your children.
Year 1 Team
Please note applications for Autumn Term clubs is now open:
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CHANGE TO KS2 BOYS FOOTBALL, IT IS NOW ON A TUESDAY
KS1 Clubs: www.stmarksprimary.net/ks1clubsautumn
KS2 Clubs: www.stmarksprimary.net/ks2clubsautumn
Please find our summer newsletter below. You may also wish to read the results of our SIAMs inspection here.
Have a great summer!
Please could your child bring in a carrier bag on Monday so that we can send home their art work. Thank you,
The Year R Team
Thank you to all the parents and carers that could make the meeting this afternoon, we hope it was helpful and answered some of your questions you may have had. Please find attached the power-point presentation from this afternoon. Please do not hesitate to speak with any of the year 1 team if you have any further questions. We look forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming year.
Mrs Carter, Miss Jamieson and Miss Hall
Our first official performance of Madagascar is tomorrow and the children are very exciting about performing in front of their friends and families!
Drops off and Pick ups
For our evening performances – on Tuesday and Wednesday evening – your child will need to dropped off at school between 6:15pm and 6:30pm. A register will be taken just after 6:30pm to ensure that everyone is present. If your child is part of backstage or needs their face painted, they will need to arrive at 6:15pm. Our play should finish at around 8:15pm so please arrive shortly after if you are picking up.
We have a professional photographer in school tomorrow who will be taking a photo of the whole year 6 cast and also friendship groups. We will be selling these later this week so keep an eye out for the proofs.
As I am sure you are aware, we have not charged for tickets for Madagascar but will have a donation basket available should you wish to offer a donation after the performances.
The children have worked incredibly hard this term rehearsing for their play so we hope you thoroughly enjoy it – see you soon!
Year 5 and 6 Team
Please find our latest newsletter here
Just a few quick reminders about next week.
The children in the production who have not already brought in their costumes, will need to do so on Monday morning. This is for the dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon to half of the school. Their costumes should be a plain brightly coloured t-shirt (sports day t-shirts would be fine) and blue denim shorts or jeans.
Secondly, we are completing our ‘Change the World’ projects next week.
5GP – are having their ‘Wear it Wild’ day on Tuesday, please see letter for further details
5T – are continuing their collection of animal products and old towels and blankets for the Blue Cross Rehoming Centre all week and will be completing their other tasks on Tuesday in class
5F – will be completing their project on Tuesday morning in class also
Finally, a massive well done to all children for Sports Day today, they all participated well and showed great resilience.
Have a lovely weekend
Year 5 Teachers
What an emotional day to mark the end of a wonderful year with their buddies! Year 6 were truly spoilt as they were firstly greeted with a heart-felt song named “Thank you” – a take on “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. The Year R children sung their hearts out and it certainly brought smiles and tears to the Year 6 faces.
After this, the Year R children presented their buddies with a hand-made clay tile of a lion, which was beautifully painted and varnished, and a thank you card. We are sure the Year 6 children will cherish these for a very long time.
It was then time for a feast: sandwiches, crisps, fruit, biscuits and doughnuts were just some of the yummy treats! It was so lovely to see the buddies sharing a special picnic together, talking about the great times they have shared this year.
We wish the Year 6’s all the best at their secondary school and the Year R’s a brilliant transition into Year 1!
Finally, the weather is looking perfect for a fantastic Sports’ Day 2019!
KS2 – 9.15am start
Picnic – 12:00pm – 12:35pm
KS1 – 1.00pm start
Just a quick reminder that every child can come to school ready in their coloured t-shirt and PE shorts in the morning. They will need a packed lunch which they must bring in with them to school in the morning, just in case for any reason the day is cancelled.
Can we also remind you that each child should ensure they have their own water bottle and a sun hat, as well as sun cream applied in the morning/afternoon as it is due to be hot and sunny.
PE Team 🙂