E-Safety in Key Stage 2

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Dear Parents,

We have developed a new Google Site for children in Key Stage 2. The site is designed to give them information about e-safety in a child friendly way that they can easily access.

Click this link to access the site: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_xsY78mqQpL3zwlcuikl_ZZ1MFmF9sohD5R9ra9GjXE/edit?usp=sharing

Key Stage 2 children have been introduced to the site in assembly today. Please feel free to look through it with your children. There is also a quiz attached and if your child completes it they will be entered into a prize draw where they could win a £10 amazon/iTunes voucher (depending on the device they use at home).

Thank you for your support.

Winners!

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A huge well done to the girls’ football team who won the tournament at Beau Sejour this afternoon.

A special mention goes to Clara and Tilly who were a superb sisterly duo, scoring 4 goals!

And Abi who made her debut today performing brilliantly in goal and defence.

Each player’s effort and commitment to every game was outstanding – we played the whole tournament with no substitutes- and their success was thoughrouly deserved.

Have a rest now girls!!

Book Week – Readathon, dress up day, book sale

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Book Week 2018

Please keep reading for information on the Readathon, dressing up day and book sale!

Once again we are going to take part in Read for Good’s sponsored read which has a long track record of encouraging students to read for fun. Pupils choose what they want to read, and the money they raise, as well as providing them with fantastic motivation, enables Read for Good to provide a regular supply of brand new books and storyteller visits to children in hospital all over the UK.

Research shows again and again that young people who regularly choose to read are more likely to do well in exams, and throughout their lives. Read for Good’s sponsored read helps to establish and reinforce these good habits and enables pupils to discover which books, authors and genres they enjoy the most.

As well as raising money for charity, we will receive 20% of the overall sponsorship total to use to buy new books for the school, so please do get involved by clicking the link above. Friends and family can also use this link – just forward these details to them.

Collecting sponsorship could not be easier, because as well as sending cash or cheques into the school office, it is also possible to pay online. Click on this link to sponsor a pupil: http://readathon.force.com/sponsor?accountId=&type=sponsorship

Please encourage your child as much as possible by supporting their reading. They could choose a way to challenge themselves e.g.

  • How many books can they read during the week?
  • How many different kinds of reading material can they read? e.g. story, non-fiction, encyclopedia, recipe, poetry, audio book, ebook, magazine etc
  • How many minutes can they read during the week?
  • How many pages can they read in the week?

For more information on the work of Read for Good, click here http://readforgood.org/.

Children will bring home sponsorship cards next week. The Readathon will run for one week beginning on Monday 5th February. Please then return forms and cash/cheques to school before Half Term if possible. 

Dressing Up Day

To celebrate the end of book week, we are inviting children to come to school dressed up as a character from a book on Friday 9th February.

Children in Years 5 and 6 may prefer to bring in a prop from their favourite book which will be used for various games and activities in class.

Book Sale – Friday 9th February

Once again we shall be holding a second hand children’s book sale in the hall. All money raised will be used to buy new books for the school.

Please bring book donations into school anytime during Book Week and leave by the swimming pool.

Children will be able to buy 1 or 2 books for 50p each during the morning. Any remaining books will be sold at lunchtime.

We are looking for adult helpers to run the sale, so if you can help for some or all of the morning please speak to Miss Horsepool or let the office know.

Free GFC tickets!

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We are very fortunate to have been donated tickets to a Guernsey Football Club match this Saturday (14th October) at Footes Lane, with a 2pm kick off.

Children in years 5 & 6 who attend football club on a Friday have been offered the tickets today, however we still have plenty left!

Each ticket entitles one child and one adult into the game to sit in the Youth Zone of the stadium. The rest of the booklet gives you discounted entrance to future games and a £5 off voucher to spend on GFC merchandise.

If you would like to attend the match with your child, please email Miss Green (leah.green@stmartins.sch.gg) and tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please be advised that as this is not a school event, there may not be a teacher present so all children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Infant and Lower Junior Sports Days postponed

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Due to the hot weather forecast today, and advice from the Committee for Health and Social Care, we are making the very difficult decision to postpone Infants Sports Day today (20th June) and Lower Junior Sports Day (21st June).

The safety of our children always comes first. Upper Junior Sports Day will still be taking place at the moment as the forecast is for cooler conditions.

We will blog as soon as possible details of the rearranged dates.

Many thanks for your understanding.

THANKS FROM THE PTA

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A Big Thank You to everyone who supported the PTA Bake Off and Bake Sale, from all the wonderful helpers, all the tasty entries and to everyone who purchased cakes. Also to Fran from Hotel Jerbourg who judged the bakes.

We raised just over £360 in total! This money goes straight back to the School and helps purchase various items for our Children to use and enjoy.

We also donated some of the fantastic bakes to Greenacres Care home, the residents and staff really enjoyed them!

Keep an eye out for the next PTA event! Thank you for your support!

 

 

Hockey Champions!

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Well done to the Year 6 Hockey team who won the RG Falla Hockey Tournament held at Footes Lane yesterday-19th May. Their admirable team attitude and hard work made them worthy winners.

The team won all their matches in the preliminary rounds, had a nail biting penalty shoot out in the semis and came out 4-0 victors in the final. What a great end to the week!