This week’s message (Friday 02 February 2024)

Friday 02 February 2024

If you and your child made a donation for our Wear Red Day. At the time of writing this message, we raised £63.50 – thank you. It was great seeing the different creative styles pupils added to their uniform today!

Living and learning

Living and Learning is our name for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and other provision which helps to support the personal development of children at St James’ CE Primary.

Each week, we have a different Living and Learning theme – check out our Calendar to read about each week’s theme (it’s usually showing on each Monday). This week’s theme has been I know how to seek help.

We all need to seek help from time to time. Make sure your child knows it’s ok to ask for help. Explore different situations when you and your child might both need to seek help. What could the situation be (friendships, online problems, tricky situations when out and about…)? Who could they seek help from? How would they do it?

Linked to this week’s theme is STOP. Here at St James’ CE Primary, STOP stands for two things to do bullying:

Remind your child of the STOP acronyms.

Watch us while we work

Thanks to all who came along last Friday for the second of our Watch Us While We Work sessions. Thanks also to the parents who completed our new online form for their feedback.

Children very well behaved and good to see what happens in class.


The session was well planned and Mr Nash explained what he was doing and why. Gave some good suggestions on how we, as parents can add to what is done in school. Also, loved seeing [my child] in class and how engaged he was.

We really appreciate your suggestions for improvement, too. We can’t always act on these – some suggested longer sessions while other people comment the sessions were the right length – but we’ll try.

Coffee mornings

Thanks to parents and carers of children of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year2 who dropped in this morning – it was good to see you. You’re welcome to let us know any comments – please use our online form. Coming up is another coffee morning – this one for parents and carers of children in Years 3-6 – it’s on Friday 01 March.

Contact details

A quick reminder…

If you’ve got any new contact details for you or other contacts, please remember to let us know. We need up-to-date details for the people on our lists in case of emergencies. (The people on our lists are the ones you gave us when your child school – in most cases, this will be three different people.)

Reception survey

Another reminder…

If you’re a parent in Reception, please do complete our short survey. Your feedback is really important to us. the survey’s open for another week.

We hope you have a happy and healthy weekend, whatever you get up to.