Family Newsletter - 13th March- full text for you to translate as needed

St James' Family Newsletter


Dear Parents and Friends of St James,


I hope you have heard that we are now generating much of our electricity through 107 solar panels that have been installed on the hall and kitchen roofs. The installers worked through the snow a couple of weeks ago and we turned the panels on last week – we have already generated 343 KWh of energy and saved 195 kg of CO2 (enough to drive a car for 7 hours!) Over Easter, we will have all our lights replaced with LED bulbs to save even more energy! Year 4 have been doing a project on the solar panels and eco-friendliness – check out their pages on the website for the information they have learnt.


Lots of children have also started to bring in their family project – something with an ECO theme. We will be sharing these during the last week of term so get recycling, reusing, reducing and creating!!


In addition to this, an exciting project to renovate the outside space in Reception and Year 1 begins next week. It is likely that there will be some disruption to drop offs and picks up but please bear with us – we will let you know if access is restricted and we will meet you and your children on the main playground if we need to. The area will be finished ready for learning after Easter; we are very excited!



Best Wishes,

Sarah Beach




SPORT RELIEF – Monday 19th March. Dress up as your favourite sports’ star and bring a donation for this great cause (and wear trainers so you can join in with the Fun Run!)

Behaviour Workshop

Would you like some support with managing behaviour at home?

Mrs Moore and Mrs Williams are running a workshop for parents

Wednesday 21st March 9am – 10am in the Studio



What’s Coming Up / Dates for your diaries:

Friday 16th March – Year 1 & 2 Movie Night

Monday 19th March – Sport Relief Day. Dress up and Fun Run in school

Tuesday 20th March – Year 1 trip to Peterborough Cathedral (rescheduled from the snow day!)

Wednesday 21st March – Eucharist. Led by Father Phil at 9am. All invited

Wednesday 21st March – Behaviour Workshop for parents 9-10am in the studio.

Friday 23rd March – Year 3 & 4 Movie Night

Friday 23rd March – Maths Day – a chance to share some Maths learning and activities with your child

Monday 26th March - Y4 Faith Roadshow – a PDET event to find out about a range of faiths

Tuesday 27th March – Evening performance of Y345 production – 6:00pm

Wednesday 28th March – Afternoon and evening performance of Y345 production – 2pm and 6:00pm

Wednesday 28th March – Easter Service in Church at 11am. All invited.

Thursday 29th March – School closes at 3:15pm for the Easter Break

School opens on TUESDAY 17th APRIL after the Easter break

Friday 20th April – Mini Movie night (Reception and Nursery classes)

Izabelle O’Connor’s mum, Sarah, is running the Great North Run in September for Tommy’s charity. She has a target of £509 to raise and is looking for any sponsorship that you may be able to offer. Please donate through her charity page if you can: