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World Book Day Friday March 2nd

posted 12 Feb 2018, 07:55 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 12 Feb 2018, 07:55 ]


We are looking forward to celebrating World Book Day with the children after half term. We are going to link the day with the ‘Friends’ International evening and so our theme will be Stories from Around the World’. Children are invited to dress up as their favourite characters from a book, celebrating literature from the UK and across the world – no football strips please.


Late Gate Week: 19th - 23rd February!

posted 12 Feb 2018, 07:49 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 12 Feb 2018, 07:56 ]

We have noticed that a number of children are regularly arriving late to school. All children should arrive before the gates to the playground close at 8:55am. This enables the register to be called at 9:00am and lessons to start at 9:05am. If one child is late the learning for all the other children in their class can be delayed.

During the week after half term the senior teachers will standing at the top gate and will be noting down the names of children arriving at school later than 8:55am. We are sure that, with the slightly brighter mornings, there will not be too many names to record.

Reception Parents' Meeting 6th February 9.10am

posted 31 Jan 2018, 03:59 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 31 Jan 2018, 03:59 ]



There will be a meeting for Reception Parents on Tuesday 6th February at 9.10am. This will be an opportunity for them to formally meet Miss Cutts and to hear about her plans for the children’s learning during the Spring and Summer terms.

Parent Partnership Team Meeting 31st Jan 9.10am

posted 31 Jan 2018, 03:56 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 31 Jan 2018, 03:56 ]



Our next Parent Partnership Team meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 31st January at 9:10am. The topic for conversation is ‘School Funding’ and we will be discussing how we can raise money to further develop our classroom environments. We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the meeting.

Movie Night! Friday 26th January 4.45pm

posted 22 Jan 2018, 06:00 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 06:01 ]

Movie Night is back for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2! Doors open at 4.45pm (after gymnastics) and we’ll aim to start the movie at 5.00pm. Tickets cost £2.50 and a bag of popcorn and a drink is included in your price.
Please note; Nursery and Reception class children will need to be supervised by a parent/carer.
For more details about the evening click here to download the letter with all the information you need!

Life Education Visit 18th & 19th January

posted 16 Jan 2018, 04:53 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 16 Jan 2018, 04:54 ]

As part of our health and drugs education curriculum, we have arranged for the Life Education Mobile Classroom to visit the school again on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th January 2018. This is an annual visit which provides progressive lessons, teaching the children about the importance of their bodies and how to take care of them. From the ages of 7/8 they will be shown how their bodies could be harmed by the misuse of drugs and other substances.
There will be a special session for parents/carers on Thursday 18th January 3 - 3.15pm. More information is included in this week's newsletter.

Back to School Thursday 4th January 2018

posted 21 Dec 2017, 04:40 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 21 Dec 2017, 04:40 ]

Have a wonderful and safe Christmas Holiday and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to school on Thursday 4th January 2018.

Next Week's Events

posted 8 Dec 2017, 14:49 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 14:51 ]

 Tuesday, 12th December Year 5 attending Westminster Cathedral Schools’ Carol   Service (am)
 KS1 Nativity – 2.00 pm
 Wednesday, 13th December Year 1 and Year 2 visit to the Millfield Theatre ‘Jack & the   Beanstalk’
 Thursday, 14th December Nursery and Reception Class Nativity – 10.30 am
 Year 6 visiting Hilldene Court, to entertain the elderly   residents (am)
 Year 4 singing carols at the Sunshine Garden Centre –   2.00 pm
 Friday, 15th December  ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ in aid of ‘Save the Children’


 

Raffle Prize Winners!

posted 8 Dec 2017, 14:41 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 14:41 ]

Thank you for all your tremendous support and generosity for the Christmas Fair, which
raised the fantastic amount of approximately £5,500! It was a very successful and enjoyable day. A special “Thank You” also goes to the Friends Committee who have worked so hard during the past few weeks to make the fair such a great occasion for our School Community!


Keeping Children Safe Online

posted 3 Dec 2017, 05:08 by St Martin of Porres   [ updated 3 Dec 2017, 05:09 ]

With more children using technology at a younger age than ever before Thinkuknow are developing a resource to help educate 4-7 year olds about staying safe online. Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency. It aims to empower children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and to know where they can go for support. The team at Thinkuknow would like to hear your views about what your child does online to understand how best they can support their education. You can help them with their research by logging onto  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parentscarers4-7s . The survey only takes a few minutes to complete but will help the team design a valuable resources that we can use in schools and at home.

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