A reminder that Tag Rugby club runs on Friday afternoons for both boys and girls in years 5 & 6. We would love for more children to attend so if your child is interested, please ask them to come and see me or to turn up after school this Friday 3-4pm on the infant field.
Please see poster for more details.
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If you have any of the following items that your child has outgrown or you no longer use which you are happy to donate to school, Year 1 would be really grateful for them please:
Dressing up costumes
Dolls and accessories
Role play props eg. doctors kit, toy tool box, builders helmet, police/fire helmet, play food, play kitchen equipment etc.
Please give any items to the Year 1 teachers.
We also require thick branches or logs. If you are having any tree surgery done and have anything suitable which can be brought into school we would be really grateful for it.
The Year 1 Team
Unfortunately the Teaching your Child to Read evening on Wednesday 31 January for Years R – 3 has had to be postponed. This evening will take place on 19 March 2018 at 7.00pm in the School Hall.
Please email the school office if you would like to attend on the 19th.
St Martin’s Church invites everyone to our next Messy Church after school on Tuesday 6th February at St Martin’s Community Centre from 3:15pm till 5:30pm
Do come along as a family for a hugely creative time of worship, with lots of crafts, food and fun and a shared meal together to finish with.
Everyone is welcome but children do need to bring an adult.
Sister Kate will be laying a ‘Candle trail’ on Friday 2nd February for you to take part in over the weekend – find a candle and come along to Messy Church to find out about Candlemass. There will be a small prize for the people who find a gold candle. [Please, in the interest of fairness, just pick up one candle and leave the rest for others to join in the trail ;)]
We have a Facebook page if you want to find out more or ask a question – look for Messy Church, St Martin’s or follow this link:
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Teaching your child to read:
Information Evening 31st January
7-8pm for children in Year R to Yr 3
Helping your child learn to read at home is a key way to support their learning. Literacy expert and lead literacy intervention teacher Kelly Child will be leading a parent and carer information evening in our school hall on 31st January 7-8pm. Kelly will outline useful strategies and activities you can do at home with your child. If you would like to come along please email our school office. This should be a fantastic evening so please make the time to come along!
Due to the poor weather conditions today the Netball has been cancelled.
Message to all parents and carers
Dear Parents and Carers
Following the decision of the States about the future of secondary and post-16 education we understand that you may be feeling unsure over what the States agreed and what this means for you and your family.
Please be assured your child’s learning and wellbeing remains the most important thing for all of us working in school and across Education Services.
The States supported what is known as the ‘Alternative Model’ which will mean that in future:
- Secondary education will be delivered in one 11-18 school across two different sites, both of which will include sixth forms
- The College of Further Education will continue to operate as a single organisation providing vocational, professional and technical education for full-time and part-time students, including apprentices
It is understood that St Anne’s School in Alderney, Le Murier and Les Voies School will continue to operate as now.
As a consequence of this decision four of the five political committee members have now resigned. A new committee will be elected by the States on 7th February.
We understand that you may have a range questions about what this decision means for you and your children. At this time we are unable to provide any definitive answers until the new committee is in place and further planning has been completed.
We are able to confirm that current Year 6 pupils will not be affected by this decision. They will continue to be allocated places at secondary school through the 11+ selection process. Parents will be advised of their child’s secondary school place as scheduled on Monday 26th March.
We will update you as and when further information becomes available.