As part of our Eco project for this term, we are thinking about the single-use plastic we use every day.
The children have all started collecting their plastic from lunches and in the classroom. The Eco Committee will be putting the plastic into 2L bottles to make eco bricks for us to create something with. This is a really good opportunity to demonstrate to the children how much plastic we use.
If you’re interested in finding out more at home, you can visit www.ecobricks.org
While we encourage you to explore this at home, please refrain from brining your eco bricks into school. The website has lots of ideas of how to use your bricks.
We’d love to have as much help as possible this Saturday for our GroundForce day.
The jobs we’d like to get done are shown below, and give an idea of the types of tools that would be helpful. We’ll provide the materials! And of course refreshments! Thank you.
If you’re on our Facebook page, why not comment on what you might do?
Dear parents and carers,
The Y6 pupils have made a great start to the SATs. Thank you so much for your efforts in supporting them and St Mark’s. We are honestly really proud of them.
You will be aware from our newsletters that on the 21st June, Y6 are going to Winchester Cathedral for their leavers’ service. They will need to be in their smart uniform. However, on the same day, the rest of the school are having a non-uniform day as a donation towards the summer fair which is on the 29th June.
In light of all of this, the Y6 pupils are going to have a non-uniform day this Friday, 17th May. As usual, sensible and appropriate non-uniform please!
We look forward a continued successful week. Mr Applegate
At St Mark’s, we enjoy engaging with our community through serving them. At different points this year, each year group has chosen how they want to serve others through an act of kindness – the video below is the result! We’ll keep at it in the future, too.
Music track is ‘Do Something’ by Matthew West
The St Marks Wildlife After School Club has had a busy springtime, discovering minibeasts, creating nesting rings and feeders for the birds, using natural materials such as sticks to make stick-people and lanterns and undertook a woodworking challenge to create a hibernation box for a hedgehog, spanning several weeks. The children persevered screwing in every single screw themselves and choose a wonderful quiet spot on the school site to place the box ready for autumn. The After School Club aims to give the children an opportunity to learn and discover about wildlife on their doorstep, spending as much time as possible outside exploring. The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Outdoor Leader, Kate Barrett, has really enjoyed running the After School Club along with volunteers and is looking forward to a busy summer programme!
A huge welcome to the families of children starting with us in September 2019. We know you’ll enjoy being part of St Mark’s school and community. Check out our special section on our website which has key dates and information. We’ll be sending out this information individually, too. https://www.stmarksprimary.net/yearrparents/
Unusally, we have a few spaces available- do contact the office asap if you would like to find out more. Share this post online! Thank you.
We had a fantastic day on Thursday, celebrating the world of books. We started with parents joining children in school for our Bookie Breakfast. A fantastic atmosphere! The children made a fantastic effort with their costumes – very creative. Many classes enjoyed a snippet of a Matilda performance written by our very own Mrs Chapman and Mrs Bridle. Our pupils ‘dressed a door’ as a book, too – see our website. Other activities included writing a postcard to Mr Applegate about how their favourite book character demonstrates one our of school values or learning behaviours. A busy – but fantastic – day 🙂