Welcome back to the Spring Term!
Please read
: Follow the link below to read a message from Mrs Strickland.
Mrs Strickland ‘Welcome back 18′

New Term reminder!
We love to see our school looking smart.
With the start of the new term, it seems an ideal opportunity for children be reminded that they need to wear full school uniform, including correct socks and shoes.
As well, PE kits need to be in school, hair tied back & earrings removed on PE days.
As ever, could all items be clearly labelled with children’s names!

 ‘Wondering Question’
The question from this week’s Collective Worship is: ‘I wonder what advice God the Father would give to Jesus?’

Curriculum Overviews
The revised Curriculum Overviews are being prepared and will be updated shortly, so that you can see what your child/ren will be up to.

School Games Mark – Silver Award
We are very proud to announce that St Mary’s has attained the Silver Award under the School Games Scheme. This is a fabulous achievement for a small school such as ours.

School Uniform
Just to remind parents that the full new school uniform can be ordered from www.schooltrends.co.uk. Ties can be purchased from the school office.

A polite request to all parents dropping off and collecting children by car. Please could we ask parents to be considerate to our neighbours and not block (or park on) driveways, preventing access to properties around the school. The school’s car park is for staff only.

Whole School Curriculum Documents:
EYFS Curriculum Map – Autumn 2017
Key Stage 1 Curriculum Map
Key Stage 2 Curriculum Map
Have a look at the Class pages to see how these overall plans relate to what your child is learning each term.

PTA&F News & Events:
Next meeting: tbc

Week ending:
15th December:
- The Whole of Class 1, Class 2, Class3 & Class 4 for their wonderful Christmas performances!

8th December 2017: – Erin, Florence, Bea, Tillie, Isabella R, Oden, George R, Ellie S, Demi, Pietrina, Imogen, Isabella B, William Mc, Kian & Brooke



Sporting events for the coming term are listed below. Please note that after school matches will commence at 3.30pm unless otherwise specified. Football fixtures are noted (f), netball (n) or both football and netball (b). The home team is always listed first. Dates listed in green are tournaments during the school day, full details will be issued nearer the event.

New dates are currently being planned

Athletics News:
On Wednesday 15th November, we took Isabella B, Kirin, Amberleigh, Matilda, Dunya, Arianna W, Danni & Drew to the second round of the Cross Country Running. This took place at Carver Barracks. It was very well supported by schools who had qualified with approximately 50 children in each year group running.
All our children ran well over 1700 metres coming half way in the field, with the exception of Kirin who won his race. He qualified for the Finals Day in April which will be held at Hadleigh Park. Well done Kirin, we wish him good luck in the final which will be against the best Cross Country Runners in Essex.