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Weekly News 2 July 2021

Dear Parents and Carers


“Victory is remembered for at most two decades;

An act of sportsmanship is remembered for a lifetime.”


Sports Day

On Thursday we managed to hold our Sports Day as the sun decided to shine once again. The going was a little soft on the track but all runners managed to complete their races successfully and safely.


This was the first real event that we have been able to do as a school with all classes present together on the field, although still socially distanced. The only dampener on the day is that we couldn’t have parents and carers to join us.


The children all enjoyed the occasion and showed great sportsmanship and a great competitive spirit throughout. A special mention must go to Izaac, Millie Marie, Alex and Arianna who unfortunately could not take part in any of the races but still cheered on their friends and House Teams throughout the whole morning.


Thanks to Mr Hunt and Mrs Chapman for planning the event and to all the school adults for helping to organise and support the children.


St Matthew’s team came first, followed by St John’s in second place, with St Mark’s and St Luke’s sharing third place.


Well done to Year 6 for organising fun, sporting activities on Thursday afternoon for all the children to round off Sports Day.


Transition Sessions

This week the children in classes R-5 got to meet their new teachers for the first time and we have planned a story telling session in each class on Wednesday 7th July so that the children have another opportunity to meet their new teachers again.


Science Week

Next week we are holding Science Week when much of the curriculum time will be devoted to science. The Theme of our Science Week is “Food and Drink”. The children may be tasting and trying food and drink throughout the week so please can parents inform us if the children have any new allergies that we may not be aware of.


New School Cook

Miss Wall our new school cook joined us this week and everyone has extended her a very warm St Simon’s welcome.


Roadworks Brookfield Road

We have been informed that some major roadworks are due to start on Brookfield Road on Tuesday 6th July. These works will cause traffic delays so parents and carers who use this route may have to leave earlier to arrive to school on time.


Willow Centre

The Willow Centre on Halstow Way offer lots of support to Parents and families. Kirsty Leighton is the Senior Early Help Worker who often sign posts the school to support and guidance. I have set up a page on our website to post this information.


With best wishes



Peter McCabe