"Inspiring All to Achieve"

St Mary's Matters Issue 7 - 10th February 2017

From our Head of School

Dear Parents/Carers

The recent Spelling and Phonics Workshops were well attended and feedback has been very useful.  If you attended, do please complete a feedback form if you have not already done so.

We are keen to hear from parents/carers who did not attend the recent workshops too, and will be sending out a questionnaire for you to complete.  I would ask you to be completely honest; they will be anonymous and all responses will be appreciated. 

Re-decoration is continuing with Shakespeare class being decorated from next week and then Milton class.

The Parent Forum met this week to discuss issues including communication, school trips and other issues of interest to the parents involved.  A summary of the discussions will be provided on the school website.  If you would like to raise any issues or make any suggestions, please send an email to parentsconnect@stmarysworthing.org.uk or drop a note into the school.  The next Parent Forum meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd March, at which all suggestions/comments will be reviewed.

The newly formed PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is meeting on Monday 13th February at 9:00 a.m. in the school Dining Hall.  All parents/carers are invited.  They are also holding a Valentine’s Day sale of gifts on Tuesday 14th February.  Please support this fundraising event and the PTA, who wish to provide additional experiences and opportunities for our children.

The school website continues to be developed and we hope you are finding it useful.  Let us know if there is anything else that you would like to be able to access on it, or if you have difficulty in accessing any of the content. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mrs L Hardy

Let's Celebrate!

EYFS  have had a visit from the Firewise Crew.  “We liked using the hoses and seeing all their tools” (Bella, talking about the Fire Service).

“I liked the Vets best  because I like making   animals better”. (Hannah, in Vets role-play).

Year 1/2 have been continuing to work hard on their Fire of London topic, and have been creating dances in PE to tell the story of the fire.  They are looking forward to sharing these with parents and carers at the  celebration on 16th February.

Year 3/4  have enjoyed walking around Worthing, looking at the different types of building.

Year 5/6 researched the history of our local area and then went on a beach walk to find out more about how Worthing would have looked in Georgian times.  They were fascinated to find out the occupations of the original occupants of Park Crescent.

Term Dates 2016-17

Spring Term 2017 ends on Friday 7th April

Summer Term 2017 : Monday 24th April - *Friday 21st July

Half Term Break: Monday 29th May - Friday 2nd June

Inset Days: Friday 30th June, *Monday 24th July, *Tuesday 25th July

Sainsbury’s “Active Kids” Vouchers

St Mary’s C P School is again collecting “Active Kids” vouchers.  Until a box is   available please give them to your child’s class teacher.

Upcoming Events

PTA Meeting - Monday 13th February - 9:00 a.m. in the Dining Hall.  All parents/carers welcome

PTA Valentine’s Day Sale Tuesday 14th February after school

KS2 at St Mary of the Angels Church for Ashes Wednesday 1st March, 11:15 a.m.

Keats Class at St Mary of the Angels for Mass on Monday 6th March - 10 a.m.