Epic Week 12th -16th June

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Our staff have come up with an awesome idea to stretch and challenge our pupils to try new things and take learning into a different dimension. We are offering all our children a week of ‘Epic’ activities in the afternoons; every afternoon for a week usual lessons are cancelled and the children are taking part in a wide variety of challenging and contrasting learning activities. The infants in year R to year 2 will try something different each day, including epic cooking, tag rugby, dance and science. The juniors have selected an activity to do all week out of a possible 13 options including bush craft, street dance and drama, GSPCA animal care, 3D art forms, athletics, life saving and puppetry. Each child specified their top 5 options and have all been allocated an activity on their list. The final day of the week will be concluded with a massive get together on the field with Brandi Attwell leading an epic dance routine and ice creams for all. Each child will be bringing a letter home later this week telling you which of their choices they are doing and anything they will need to bring for the week. No school uniform all week so that we can get a bit messy (think bush craft, pottery) and move about comfortably (eg island adventures, athletics, yoga). We really hope that the week will be truly epic experience and the children have a wonderful time.

Raise funds for our school and celebrate at Concert at the Castle

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Culture and Heritage have a special offer for the Bjorn Again concert taking place on Sunday 18 June held at the Vale Castle to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday.

Children have been given a flyer (attached) which will be coming home with them in the next few days.

If you would like to attend please complete and return the form along with your payment made payable to Beau Sejour Leisure Centre to the school office by Thursday 8 June.

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Sponsored Swim 2017

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Sponsored Swim Week will take place the week of Monday 26th June to Friday 30th June with parents welcome to attend their child’s swimming session.

The Sponsored Swim helps to raise funds for the benefit of every child in the school so we would be very grateful for your support once again.

Children will be coming home with a sponsorship form and we would be grateful if this could be returned to school by Monday 26th June.

All years will take part in the sponsored swim on their normal swimming days and times with the exception of Miss Dyke’s class who will be in Lihou Island so their session is postponed until 4th July and Mrs Giles’ class who will swim the week before on Wednesday 21st June.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

A blank sponsorship form is attached. Sponsored Swim Form 2017-13f88ev

 

RGLI Parade

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Yesterday, 7 of our Year 5 children took part in the RGLI military parade.  Attached is a write up from Mr Alun Williams, Life Long Learning Manager.

“On behalf of all the schools and youth organisations that participated in the RGLI parade today can I thank you for the opportunity to be involved  in such a special and unique initiative. The assemblies, the parade lessons provided by ex-armed forces personnel from the Royal British Legion, and today’s march and drumhead service will long remain in the memories of the 150 young people who attended today.

Likewise, on your behalf, can I commend all the pupils and their staff who have shown such an interest in commemorating their island’s history. They threw themselves into the marching lessons, impressed everyone with their skills on the parade today and behaved excellently during the Drumhead service. They were a credit to their families and schools.

Education and learning is best delivered when it is relevant, challenging and embraces the whole community – and that was exemplified today.

By the way, if you get the chance pop along to Castle Cornet to see the display of 1000 poppy-painted pebbles. It is a simple but effective display of remembrance.

Regards, Alun”

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!

 

 

Parent/Carer Forum 24 May 2017 at 7.00pm

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Dear parents/carers,

Each term I meet with a group of parents and carers to share developments planned for the school and  listen to any issues they wish to raise  or any  they think would benefit our children

The next meeting is this Wednesday at 7pm in the staff room at the school. I would be very grateful if you could spare an hour of your time to come along and share your views.

Agenda for parent/carer forum on 24th May at 7pm in the staff room at St Martin’s School.

1.Inclusion at St Martins: school policy

2. Secondary Education in Guernsey: update

3. Decider skills and well being

4. AOB

Please could you let me know if you can come along and join this group: email headteacher@stmartins.sch.gg

Best wishes

Cate Mason

Head teacher

St Martin’s Primary School

States of Guernsey

 

 

Tel: +44(0)1481 756060

Email: headteacher@stmartins.sch.gg

Website: www.stmartins-school.co.uk

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!

Eggciting Times!

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We have had some turkey eggs in an incubator in the Discovery Zone for the past 28 days which the children in year 1 and 2 have been watching closely. They were delighted to come into school this morning to find that 8 of the eggs had hatched overnight. The poults (the name for a baby turkey) will stay in school for a couple of weeks before they start getting too big. They will then go to live in a vinery where the adult turkeys who laid the eggs live. 

The year 1 and 2 children are really enjoying looking at the poults and are looking forward to giving them cuddles! They have even been inspired to make baby turkeys out of clay and junk modelling!