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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Weekly News Friday 21st April 2023

Dear Parents and Carers


Welcome back after the Easter break I hope that every one had the chance to get some rest and have come back after the celebration of Easter feeling renewed and refreshed.


The children celebrated the beginning of term with Mass in the school followed by an Easter Blessing for all the children and their classrooms. Many thanks to Fr Hans and Fr Joe for celebrating this special occasion with us.



This week our Football team played a match against Ashford Oaks Primary school and I am pleased to inform you that we won 6-0. Well done children and thank you to Mr Hunt for arranging the game for the children.


On Saturday the children will be in action again as they are taking part in the Ashford District Primary Schools Football tournament at Ashford Prep School in Great Chart. I am sure the children will give their very best.


On Wednesday 26th April next week we have another game against Ashford Oaks and this time we will be sending a “B” team which will give some of our other children a chance to play in a competitive game.


Year R and Key Stage 1 Trip to Folkestone

On Wednesday 26 April the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are going on a school trip to Folkestone. Please can parents and carers remember to send the children in with appropriate footwear and coat for the weather conditions and don’t forget their packed lunch.


Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS

Throughout the month of May Year 2 will be carrying out their SATS (Statutory Assessment Tasks).

Year 6 will be completing their SATS on the week beginning the 9th May.

All the children have been very well prepared for this process so there is no need for any children to be worried or anxious about this process in fact for the children in Year 2 they may well not really notice anything really different to their usual routine.


To explain how Year 2 and Year 6 will be assessed we are holding a SATS briefings on Thursday 27th April at 3:30p.m. I would encourage parents and carers in these year groups to attend.


The Coronation of King Charles

We have plans underway to celebrate the king’s Coronation at school on Friday 5th May. The children will be able to take part in a “Street Party” on our school field (weather permitting). More detail to follow closer to the date.



Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs- Pre-booking is essential if you wish your child to attend Breakfast and Afterschool Clubs this enable us to make sure that we have enough staff and food etc. to enable the clubs to run.


Children on Pupil Premium may be able to access Breakfast and Afterschool clubs but this must be in agreement with the school leadership.


One Way System- We are still operating our one-way system for entering and exiting the school as this makes life easier for all.


School Uniform- All children are expected to wear full school uniform.


Fascinating Fact

Standing 31ft tall and 18ft wide is the world’s largest Easter egg. Found in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada, the egg weighs a hefty 5000 lbs and took 12,000 hours to complete.


Named the Vegreville Pysanka, the world’s largest Easter egg is actually more of a jigsaw than a sculpture, as it is made from 3500 pieces of aluminium. (What a shame it isn’t made of chocolate!)


With best wishes


Peter McCabe

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St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.