Year R end of term updates

We are coming to the end of a fantastic first year in your children’s journey at St Marks. They have matured, made new friends and have made such a great amount of progress.

We hope you enjoyed looking at their books and art work at the open afternoon yesterday.

PE kits will come home today and not be required again this term.

Year 6 Buddy picnic – all children will require a packed lunch from home on Thursday to eat with their buddy.

Plastic bag – please provide your child with a named carrier bag on Friday to bring home art work and some school books. Other books and learning journeys will remain in school until October half term when they will then come home.

Reading books and Library books are being collected in this week ready for an audit of school books. Please ensure these are brought into school as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your support over the year. Enjoy the summer holidays.

Year R Wedding

The children have had a fantastic afternoon and all have made a super effort with their outfits. Thank you parents!

Here are some of the photos from the big day! Zoe and Cody were our bride and groom with Ashdon as the best man. Bridesmaids were Millie, Lara, Chloe, Freya and Sophie. Mother and Father of the groom Amelia and Charlie.Mother and Father of the bride Max and Florence.

Everyone else were guests at the wedding. We enjoyed a wedding breakfast of iced biscuits and squash.

Friday Year R wedding and additional PE

Due to Sports Day next week we are having an extra PE session on Friday morning. Please send your children dressed in PE kit to school on Friday. They do not need any school uniform this day as in the afternoon they will change into their Special Clothes for the wedding! Please send your child’s special clothes in a named carrier bag.

If you are finding it tricky to find the correct plain colour t-shirt please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for being so flexible with these changes.

Mrs Tickle

A fantastic day at The Lookout

What a fantastic day at The Lookout. The children were all brilliant today – they behaved beautifully and showed St Marks at its best. Well done to everyone.

Thank you to parent helpers who came with us.

In the first week back we are learning about Special Clothes in RE. Can all the children please bring in a photo of themselves in special clothes they may have worn to a party, a wedding or other celebration on the first day back.

On the Friday 8th June we will be hosting a wedding in Year R and the children will be asked to bring in a special outfit to wear in the afternoon. A letter will go out on the first day back to school with further details.

Enjoy a restful half term.

Year R Trip updates

Reminders about our trip on Friday to The Lookout:

What to wear: School uniform top half- polo shirt and school jumper

Jogging bottoms or leggings. No jeans and no shorts please due to

woodland walk we do.

Lunch: All disposable items including a disposable water bottle in a named carrier bag.

All items will be thrown away after lunch to save the children carrying it


What else to bring: Apply sun cream at home

A sun hat

A raincoat even if it looks sunny as the weather can change and we

are outside.

Thank you for your continued support

The Year R Team

Year R update for week beginning 21.5.18


The Year R playground is being painted on Tuesday 22nd May in the afternoon, so children will need to be collected from the small hall if they are Penguins and Puffins. Parrots will be collected from the door by the music room. There will be signs up so you can find your way.

Parent lunches:

Parrots- Tuesday

Penguins – Wednesday

Puffins – Thursday

Trip to The Lookout

Friday 25th May – children need to wear joggers, leggings or other long trousers. No jeans please. On the top – school polo shirt and school jumper. Please ensure the children have a rain coat and a sun hat. Lunch in a named disposable bag with all items including water bottles that are disposable.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who offered to come on the trip and completed their DBS.



Year R In the jungle

We have had a brilliant week exploring The Jungle! We have written about what we see while walking through the jungle focusing on adjectives to describe these animals, we have learnt an animal boogie song and created some fabulous collages. Can you spot which animals we have created?

Next week the children decided to stay in The jungle and we will be writing stories based in Madagascar. On Friday in school the children will be sharing their learning to the other children in worship.

The challenges for next week are attached.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

Please come in PE kit to school on Tuesday 8th May.

Year R update

We had a really great start to the Summer term. We have launched our What An Adventure topic and the children are busy choosing where they want to go on adventures. In writing we watched a clip from Up and saw Mr Fredricksen make his house fly. We talked about where he could go and thought of interesting words to describe these places. We then wrote our own descriptions of different settings using interesting words. Here are some examples of our writing. Next week we are off to the Jungle……I wonder what we will explore…..Challenges for children in school during discovery time are….

School class photos on Tuesday 1st May. Please send your child in school uniform with their PE kit in a bag just for this week only.

Wednesday 2nd May: The year r playground is being re painted which is really exciting. There will be no access in the afternoon to pick up your children from the class. Please follow the signs to guide you – Parrots will come out of the music room entrance, Puffins and Penguins will come out of the small hall doors.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle, sun hat and a coat everyday, just in case it rains!

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