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NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2018

Principal’s Corner
We are still expecting 10 new pupils in next year’s Reception Class. This means that we are now full in the Infants Class, unless there are exceptional circumstances. To think, when we started in 2012 there were only 5 pupils !
We are at the start of Lent and all classes are learning about the importance of Lent for Christians. The Upper Juniors can be seen celebrating Ash Wednes-day in the Church. Children throughout the school will be attempting the 40 Acts of Kindness throughout Lent. This will lead up to our end of term Easter service.
This half term the infants have been studying Cold Lands. Below is a picture of our Reception Class proudly holding the pebble penguins that they have painted. The Lower Juniors are studying Long Boats and the Viking Civilisation, while the Upper Juniors are continuing to learn about what it was like to live in Britain in WW2. On 1st March it is World Book Day. At St Mary’s reading and books are keys to successful learning, so let’s make the day a great celebration with the pupils dressing up as their favourite fictional character. Talking of celebrations, a letter arrived in the post from the Department for Education from Nick Gibbs Schools Minister. It would seem that in reading last year, our KS2 pupils were in the top 1% of schools in the whole of England. Well done to all and keep listening and encouraging your children to read. Reading is one of our ‘big things’.

Sport
Juniors start swimming on Fridays after half term . After half term on Thursdays it’s the turn of the Lower Juniors to go to the ASPIRE Dance Studio on Thursday afternoons. Mike’s Sports Club continues on Mondays after school. Congratulations go to Freya who has achieved her red swimming badge.