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St Mary's Infant School Newsletters

                                                                                                                                      17th January 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was wonderful to finally be able to tell you all about the success of the Ofsted inspection this week. It is very difficult to keep it a secret but I am afraid the Government insist that nothing is said until they give the go-ahead and the report is published. If you have not yet read the letter I have placed it on the website under newsletters for you to see.

Admissions for Nursery, Reception and Year 3 2020

The Governing Body of St Mary’s has asked me to advise you that admissions are now closed. Any applications forms received after the closing date will be classed as late applications and will be placed below any applications received before the closing date.

Safari Pete

On Wednesday our early years children will be welcoming a very special visitor. Safari Pete will be visiting the school with some amazing animals so that the children can learn all about how these animals live and thrive. We are hoping that he will let the rest of the school have a peek as well!

NSPCC Assembly

On Tuesday the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children will be leading an age appropriate assembly for Year 1 and Year 2 about keeping themselves safe. If you have not seen the letter that went out yesterday about it, I have put it on the website under newsletters.

Clothes Collection

Thank you to everyone who donated clothes to our clothes collection. I do not know how much we made yet but the money will go into the school fund.

The weather report predicts that it will finally stop raining weekend so I wish you a happy, sunny weekend.

 Kindest regards,

Miss O’Callaghan

Headteacher

Uniform

Please ensure that your child has their correct school uniform in the school colours. We are all very proud of our school and our uniform shows the world outside that we are part of St Mary’s. We have a few pink items creeping in and whilst I am myself a fan of all things pink it is not part of our uniform so please keep them for the weekends.

Could you also ensure that if your child wears boots to school they have shoes in the school colours with them to change into as they are not a part of our uniform, are uncomfortable to wear all day and difficult to run around in.

Please also ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name and that your child knows where the label is.

Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance and punctuality are vital for all children. If children do not attend school regularly and on time, they may not be able to keep up with their learning. In a busy school day it is difficult for teachers to find the extra time to help a child catch up; and it's not only the academic work. Missing out on the social side of school life, especially at primary school, can affect children's ability to make and keep friendships, a vital part of growing up. Setting good attendance and punctuality patterns from an early age will also help your child later on.

Being on time is vital as arriving late at school can be very disruptive for your child, the teacher, and the other children in the class. A child does not enjoy the experience of having to walk into class having missing the beginning of a lesson so please ensure that your child attends  regularly and is on time.

Some important dates for your diary

Friday 14th February: School closed for staff training.

Half term break: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February.

Tuesday 3rd March: Class Photographs.

Wednesday 11th March: Parents’ Consultation Evening 15.30 to 18.00

Thursday 12th March: Parents’ Consultation Evening 16.30 to 19.00

Friday 3rd April: last day of the Spring Term

Easter Break: Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April

Monday 20th April : School closed for staff training