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Has your child been looking out for letters that spell 'happy' or 'healthy'?

Posted on 12 August 2019 by Mr Roundtree

St James’ CE Primary is a happy and healthy place to believe and achieve – and we want your child to celebrate this by creating the words ‘happy’ (for children up to Year 2) or ‘healthy’ (for children in Year 3 to Year 6) from letters that your child spots in the environment.

Here’s an example of a letter ‘h’ which we’ve found on the internet – somewhere in their surroundings, can your child find the five letters that spell ‘happy’ or the seven letters that spell ‘healthy’?

We found the example above on the internet, but it would be even better if your child were to take pics from real life – perhaps they could find all the images on one day out, or perhaps they set themselves a target of finding one letter every week of the holidays. Your child could spot ‘letters’ near their home or on holiday. They could make the letter shapes from their own body, stretched into different positions, or they could even ask different family members to create the shapes!

There will be four prizes of £15 book tokens – one for the best ‘happy’ word and one for the best ‘healthy’ word.

Please paste the words into a Word document – one side of A4 – and email to school ([email protected]) by Friday 06 September 2019.

Good luck!

St James' Ofsted inspection

Posted on 02 August 2019 by Mr Roundtree

As parents and carers will know, our school was inspected by Ofsted at the start of June – on 02 and 03 July, to be precise.

We’ve seen a draft copy of the report. However, it’s Ofsted’s policy not to publish reports when schools are closed. This means we have to wait until the start of September before we can share with you the report’s findings.

In the meantime, thanks again for all the support during the inspection. (In fact, thanks for the support during the whole school year!) We hope you’re having a happy and healthy summer break.

The Lion King

Posted on 20 July 2019 by Miss Beatson

Well done to all the children involved in The Lion King performance. It was a truly magical show with fantastic singing, dancing and acting.

 

Summer holiday competition

Posted on 12 July 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Each year, we invite children to enter a competition – last year, we enjoyed reading lots of postcards from around Yorkshire, the UK and the world.

This year, we’d like your child to get creative with a camera! We want our school to be a happy and healthy place to learn – and we want your child to celebrate this by creating the words ‘happy’ (for children up to Year 2) or ‘healthy’ (for children in Year 3 to Year 6) from letters that your child spots in the environment.

Here’s an example of a letter ‘h’ which we’ve found on the internet – somewhere in their surroundings, can your child find the five letters that spell ‘happy’ or the seven letters that spell ‘healthy’?

We found the example above on the internet, but it would be even better if your child were to take pics from real life – perhaps they could find all the images on one day out, or perhaps they set themselves a target of finding one letter every week of the holidays. Your child could spot ‘letters’ near their home or on holiday. They could make the letter shapes from their own body, stretched into different positions, or they could even ask different family members to create the shapes!

There will be two prizes of £15 book tokens – one for the best ‘happy’ word and one for the best ‘healthy’ word.

Please paste the words into a Word document – one side of A4 – and email to school ([email protected]) by Friday 06 September 2019.

Good luck!

Sports Day

Posted on 05 July 2019 by Miss Beatson

Well done to all the children for showing resilience and determination in their races!

Summer Fair

Posted on 05 July 2019 by Miss Beatson

Thank you to everybody who supported the school at the summer fair on Saturday. We raised close to £600! The PTA did a fantastic job of organising lots of stalls, food and drink- thank you.

Well done to all the maypole dancers and singers, too.

 

Summer Fair

Posted on 23 June 2019 by Miss Beatson

On Saturday 29th June, 12pm-3pm, we are having our summer fair. The PTA have been very busy planning activities and stalls: raffle, tombola, bouncy castle, face painting, Wetherby High School and St James’ choir, maypole dancing, beat the goalie, food/drink and so much more………

Thank you to everybody who donated tombola prizes on Friday- this has been an enormous help!

If you are able to help on the day, then please sign up on the sheet in the school office.

We look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Last chance to submit your views

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

At St James’ CE Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views.

The annual survey is still available for you to let us know your thoughts, but goes offline on Monday 24 June so you’ve only a few days left. The survey will only take a few minutes or so.

We hope that you let us know any questions, comments and concerns (as well as causes for celebration!) whenever these crop up, but we like to gather the views more generally at the end of the year. We’re looking forward to reading your views.

Clean Air Day

Posted on 15 June 2019 by Miss Beatson

Clean Air Day is taking place on Thursday 20 June. This day raises awareness of how air pollution is having an impact on our health which will enable people to act on making UK cities cleaner, healthier and greener for us all, especially children.

Clean Air Day provides a perfect opportunity to encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school and to inspire parents / carers to leave their car at home or park further away and walk the rest of the route to school. Walking / scooting / cycling to school is not only better for the environment but it improves the physical and mental health of our children.

You may have noticed a banner outside our school, which is reminding drivers to turn their car engines off when they are waiting. This is another way that we can help keep our air cleaner. Years 5 and 6 are learning about pollution and climate change as part of their topic this term and they feel strongly that this banner is displayed outside our school gates.

This half-term's Christian value is...

Posted on 15 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

honesty.

Our Church Council chose this value to focus on: ‘Everyone needs to be honest because Jesus’ disciple [Peter] wasn’t honest [when he denied Jesus].’ (Year 3 Church Council member)

What is honesty? Honesty is being trustworthy and truthful in our friendships, our relationships, our school and our community. We understand that we need to be honest and truthful with others when working together as a team.

Home challenge: Talk with your family – what are the consequences of not being honest or write a story or draw a picture to show what happens when people are dishonest. Bring it in to add to your class reflection areas.

At home, talk about honesty:

  • How can we be honest in our daily lives?
  • How can we encourage people to be honest?
  • What can we do to fix it if we forget to be honest?

‘Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.’ (1 John 13:18)