Year 1 Super Learners

In Year 1, we have continued to enjoy our Polar Explorer project. We have been finding out lots of information about polar animals this last week and will be using this to help us write our own information books about penguins and polar bears. We enjoyed a talk yesterday from Mrs Stonehouse, who told us about her own adventures when she visited the penguins in Antarctica. The children all loved finding out about the different penguins there. We have also been finding out about the Inuit people who live in the Arctic and we enjoyed creating our own clothing designs for them.

In maths, we have been learning about adding and subtracting small numbers within 10 and representing these using tens frames, part-whole models and number sentences. The children are continuing to practice making numbers in different ways and use these to help with their addition and subtraction.

Reminders:

  • Spellings: these are being put onto Google Classrooms each week. Please try and encourage your child to learn these and then send a picture back of their learning or click the ‘submitted’ button, so we know they have done their homework.
  • Tapestry: an email was sent out last week from the Year R team letting you know of a link for you to download your child’s tapestry work. Please do this as soon as possible, before your child’s account is deactivated.

For any questions or queries please email the Year 1 team on year1@stmarksce.org.uk

Thank you

Year 1 

 

Latest Newsletter – 20th Nov – all sorts!

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Message from Mr Applegate

 

The children have really enjoyed our theme of ‘Odd Socks’ this week, which has helped to think through what it means to appreciate that we are all different. They’ve also produced puzzle pieces (see below!) which is everyone’s contribution to how we can stop bullying and look out for each other. We’re really proud of what they have produced!

Thank you for your ongoing support in our COVID-restrictions, including wearing face masks and the 1 way system. It really does make me proud to know that our school community is pulling together in making our school as safe as we can. Thank you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Applegate

Christmas Cards

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Amazing Total!

blankTogether we raised an amazing £937.34! Just fab!  Thank you for your generosity.

FOSM Fundraising So Far

Created using the Donation Thermometer plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/donation-thermometer/.£30,000Raised £3,134 towards the £30,000 target.£3,134£5,000£10,000£15,000£20,000£25,000Raised £3,134 towards the £30,000 target.10%

Why £30k? Covid is hitting us hard, like it is for all schools, businesses and families. Adding together the additional costs of managing our school in a covid-safe way, and the loss of income from our usual sources (including breakfast club and lettings), we will be approximately £30,000 below what was already a tight margin. It’s a very significant amount.Your generosity through FOSM events and other methods is so much appreciated.

Just Giving

If you’d like to donate to our school through FOSM, click here!

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For other ways of supporting our school, read our FOSM page!

Year 3 Story Writing – 3SB

blankThe children are really becoming writers in Year 3. I really enjoyed the story they wrote as a class, and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!

Download it here.

HC3S Survey

As your school caterer we would like to better understand how Covid-19 has changed your access to food in your local area.  Your opinions are important to help as part of local government to identify any gaps and continue to strategically plan for the future to best serve local communities.


If you kindly completed the survey earlier in the year, please could you complete this again to help us analyse changes and trends.

The survey should take approximately 7 – 10 minutes to complete.

https://ccbshampshirecc.researchfeedback.net/o4icm8

 

Anti-Bullying Week Video

 

Enjoy the puzzle pieces we’ve designed, too!

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RockStars Headliners

Most Played this week:
Year 3: Chloe M, Elousie H, Zoe B, Elizabeth B and Lara E
Year 4: Liam J, Irebami A, Kalel A, Harry A and Iremide A
Year 5: Cameron M, Charlie D, Jessica R, Jessica W and Thomas C
Year 6: Ollie R, Frankie G, Harriet S, Archie H and Harri O

Our School Ranking

 

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Star Learners Last Week!

Well done to:

  • Year R: Sienna, Alvaro, Nico
  • Year 1: Elliot, D Oscar W, Mason E
  • Year 2: Jackson L, Joshua H, Poppy H
  • Year 3: Theo S, Max A,Lara E
  • Year 4: Noah H, Tanisha A, Izzy L
  • Year 5: Lottie B, Jack B, Travis W
  • Year 6: Daniel H, Zesiro A, Penny N
  • Bridge: Nevaya

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Foodbank

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Crossing Patrol Team

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Details about the School Crossing Patrol Role

The Hampshire County Council School Crossing Patrol Service currently has a large team of dedicated community-minded men and women carrying out the important role of ensuring the safety of children on their way to and from school.

We currently have a vacancy on Woodbury Road, Basingstoke. We would be keen to hear from parents, grandparents and members of the local community who can demonstrate traffic awareness, a sense of responsibility and are keen to show dedication and commitment in carrying out this important role to make the roads of Hampshire safer for children travelling to and from School.

Experience is not necessary as full training will be provided, more important are your personal qualities and commitment to provide a safe crossing environment for children travelling between home and school during term time.

Additional information you may require:

Patrol working hours are up to 1 hour in the morning and up to 1 hour in the afternoon during school term-time

A uniform is provided to protect you against the elements

Starting salary is £9.62 per hour plus a payment in lieu of holidays

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check

If you think you may be interested in the role and would like further information then please see our careers page – https://www.hants.gov.uk/jobs/careers/schoolcrossingpatrolcareers

The link to the job vacancy which has a closing date of 1st December is:

https://careers.newjob.org.uk/HCC/job/Basingstoke-School-Crossing-Patrol-Woodbury-Road%2C-Basingstoke-HCC48996-HAM/632914601/

Regular Notices

SCL After school care and Half Term Child Care

Click here for Half-term child care booking! Held at Hatch Warren Community Centre.

Click here for regular after school care at St Mark’s.

Year R Tours – September 2021

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Covid Reminders

  • Use the email covid@stmarksce.org.uk if you have questions or need to report symptoms or a positive case.
  • Please keep us updated – for example, of test results.
  • Read this letter from Public Health England about symptoms and testing.
  • NHS Symptoms Check
  • If a child or parent is at home because of symptoms, please keep the siblings off too. IE the whole household needs to isolate, and the person with symptoms needs to get a test.
  • We are moving online with homework, spellings and Google Classrooms. If you need help with technology, please do let us know by emailing the office.
  • If a child is off school but able to work, then Google Classroom work is available – and it should be completed. Teachers spend a lot of time making sure this work is available so no-one misses out!

Do you have a spare laptop you don’t need?

blankDo you have a laptop lying around, which we can use to support children at home? Doesn’t need to be new or quick. We blitz it, and install all the software necessary. That way a child who doesn’t have access to a laptop for home learning can really benefit. If you can help, please email the office.

 

What is your child learning this term?

Read the following for your child’s year group to find out more! It includes information about homework, reading, general expectations and more. The Knowledge Organiser helps you to know the knowledge the children should be learning for their project. Test them and see how they are getting on!

Online Forms

  • Absence Request form – going to be absent (e.g. wedding, funeral, holiday etc)? Use this form
  • Pupil Premium Form – have your work/benefit circumstances changed? Complete this form so we can check if your child is elligible for free school meals and other support at school.
  • Getting Home Arrangements – tell us how your child gets home each day.
  • Mobile Phone Request – for older children needing to bring a phone to school

Going to be absent?

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Support our school whilst you shop!

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Email and Contact Details

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Remember, if you change your contact details, please let the office know here.

Get in touch with us

What great explorers in Year 1!

It’s been a busy start to this term and the children have been great at exploring the new concepts being taught. They loved their Polar Explorer day, where they explored what types of animals they might find in the Arctic and Antarctic. They also created some amazing artwork inspired by the story, ‘Poles Apart’.

We have been busy learning about the story, ‘The Great Explorer’ and the children have written some fantastic letters imagining they are the explorer and telling us all about his adventures. We have also been continuing our maths learning, thinking about how to add single-digit numbers within 10 and finding different ways to make numbers up to 10.

This week we also thought about Remembrance Day and created artwork.

Thank you for all your continued support.

Year 1 Team

Odd Sock Day – Monday 16th November

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WHAT IS ODD SOCKS DAY?

Odd Socks Day is a key part of Anti-Bullying Week! To celebrate that we are all unique, we ask that children wear odd socks to school on Monday 16th November. Last year over 13,000 schools took part in Odd Socks Day and this year, we are joining them!

Andy Day (Cbeebies/CBBC) and his band Andy and the Odd Socks are supporting the Anti-Bullying Alliance to help bring Odd Socks Day to life again this year. Have a listen to the brilliant song they have recorded especially for Anti-Bullying Week – The Kids Are United!

WHY IS ODD SOCKS DAY IMPORTANT?

The day sends an important message to pupils that they should be allowed to be themselves, free from bullying and helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way. We will be reading a great fiction book under the Odd Socks theme this year and also completing other fun activities during the day, which will help us celebrate both our differences and our unity within our St Mark’s community.

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?

Just make sure your child wears odd socks to school TOMORROW! 

Latest Newsletter – Christmas, Videos, Knowledge Organisers and more

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Your children are working hard!

We’re so pleased to see the children really working hard and enjoying their school. It makes me very proud looking through the work they have done and watching them in class.

Thank you for your generosity towards Children in Need today – we’ll quarantine and count the money, and let you know the total ASAP.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Applegate

Thank you for supporting Children In Need

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https://donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/

Remembrance Day

We ‘remembered’ with a special video from Rev May on Wednesday. Mr Denman also played outside for the school at 11am. It was a very moving moment, remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Christmas – Action needed by Friday!

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Christmas Cards – to be Covid-safe, the last day for brining in Christmas cards for other children is 9th Dec. Cards will then be quarantined, sorted, and re-quarantined before handing out. Remember, no name and class on the envelope means no delivery!

FOSM News

Simba raffle – We have extended the deadline to Friday 20th Nov. 

Scavenger Hunt – Thank you to all those who took part in the scavenger hunt and for your lovely comments. It was a huge success and we will be drawing the winner soon.

Your School Lottery – This week’s local winner was Ms C who won £36.90!!!

Head Lice

We have had several cases of head lice recently; please remember to check your child’s hair regularly. Thank you.

RockStars Headliners

This week, Miss Goddard set a competition that the year group who had the most active players would get an extra afternoon play. 

  • Year 3 had 60% of children playing RockStars this week so have earned 10 minutes extra play
  • Year 4 had 55% of children playing RockStars this week so have earned 5 minutes extra play
  • Year 5 had 24% of children playing RockStars
  • Year 6 had 35% of children playing RockStars

Well done to Year 3 and 4! Let’s see if we can see an improvement in the amount of Year 5 and 6 children playing next week. 

 

All children who have played RockStars for at least half an hour this week have earned an RP for their class!

 

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Star Learners Last Week!

Well done to:

  • Year R: James L, Charlie J, Reeva G
  • Year 1: Aria C, Charlie M, Elodie M
  • Year 2: Joseph N, Jack W, Mia P
  • Year 3: Olivia G, Zoe B, Ashley M
  • Year 4: Chloe D, Marissa S, Jessica M
  • Year 5: Charlie D, Phoebe F, Ollie M
  • Year 6: Isla B, Maddie F, Megan L

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Simba’s First day at School

His training went well!!

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Dandelions Employment Opportunity

blankDandelions Community Pre-school in Basingstoke, are looking for a Deputy Manager to join our team.

A good knowledge of the EYFS is essential, knowledge of the role of SENCO and Tapestry are desirable.

For more information and an application form, please email: info@dandelions-preschool.org.uk

Closing date:30th November 2020

Sign-up for our school prayer points mailing list

Would you like to join our prayer points mailing list? In conjunction with Immanuel church, this is a new opportunity to receive by email a half-termly prayer point list for our school. Click here to find out more. The first mal will come out next week.

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Regular Notices

Year R Tours – September 2021

blankInterested in joining St Mark’s for September 2021? We’re running tours and online sessions. Click here to find out more

SCL After school care and Half Term Child Care

Click here for Half-term child care booking! Held at Hatch Warren Community Centre.

Click here for regular after school care at St Mark’s.

 

Covid Reminders

  • Use the email covid@stmarksce.org.uk if you have questions or need to report symptoms or a positive case.
  • Please keep us updated – for example, of test results.
  • Read this letter from Public Health England about symptoms and testing.
  • NHS Symptoms Check
  • If a child or parent is at home because of symptoms, please keep the siblings off too. IE the whole household needs to isolate, and the person with symptoms needs to get a test.
  • We are moving online with homework, spellings and Google Classrooms. If you need help with technology, please do let us know by emailing the office.
  • If a child is off school but able to work, then Google Classroom work is available – and it should be completed. Teachers spend a lot of time making sure this work is available so no-one misses out!

Do you have a spare laptop you don’t need?

blankDo you have a laptop lying around, which we can use to support children at home? Doesn’t need to be new or quick. We blitz it, and install all the software necessary. That way a child who doesn’t have access to a laptop for home learning can really benefit. If you can help, please email the office.

 

 

Online Forms

  • Absence Request form – going to be absent (e.g. wedding, funeral, holiday etc)? Use this form
  • Pupil Premium Form – have your work/benefit circumstances changed? Complete this form so we can check if your child is elligible for free school meals and other support at school.
  • Getting Home Arrangements – tell us how your child gets home each day.
  • Mobile Phone Request – for older children needing to bring a phone to school

Going to be absent?

We’ve moved our absence request form online. This is for absence requests such as holidays, weddings, funeral, special events, and more. You don’t need to use this form for sickness or self-isolation (but please email/phone the office if they are unwell).blank

Support our school whilst you shop!

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Email and Contact Details

blankIf you don’t receive the school newsletter and year group emails via email, you can sign up here!

Remember, if you change your contact details, please let the office know here.

Get in touch with us

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