Family Newsletter - 12th July- full text for you to translate as needed

St James' Family Newsletter


Dear Parents and Friends of St James,


We are racing towards the end of the year at break-neck speed. We have had two of our three sports days and two fantastic transition days this week with even more exciting things to come next week!


Our Summer Fair last week was incredible – with seemingly hundreds of people staying after school. We raised a staggering £1450 which will go towards the Christmas Pantomime in school and buying new playground equipment. Thank you to everyone who supported us and a particular thanks to Wendy, Amy and Jodie who organised it all. We have some unclaimed raffle prizes: Peach 319 / Blue 171 / White 248 / White 226. If you have any of these winning tickets, please contact the school office.


Next week there are trips for Year 5 and Year 1, sports day for Nursery and Reception, Year 6 performance and a Dance and Gymnastics Show as well as our Presentation Assembly and the ever popular St James Got Talent! You are also invited to school on Tuesday to discuss our SEN provision at 9am in the Qube.


I have some very sad news that two very special members of staff are leaving us in the summer: Mrs Williams, our SENCo, is moving to Devon to take up a post supporting SEN children across the whole county. Those of you that have worked closely with Mrs Williams will know how dedicated she is to the children at St James and her impact on their progress has been significant. Mrs Hobbs has agreed to fill these large shoes and is very excited to be taking over as our SENCo and working closely with Miss Robson-Gill to continue the great work.


Also, Miss Meyler is leaving us to take up a post leading PE across a group of schools. Miss Meyler has been amazing in developing PE and sport across all year groups in St James. She will be sorely missed by everyone. Mr Doughty and Miss Blackwell will be taking on the PE teaching in Miss Meyler’s absence and we are hoping Mr Miller will be running our After School Clubs and competitions.


I am sure you would agree that both Mrs Williams and Miss Meyler have had a significant impact on the successes of St James over the years and whilst we are very sad to see them go, we wish them all the best in their new adventures!


Our End of Term gathering is in church on Monday 22nd July at 2pm. This service is a celebration of all the work we have done throughout the year and each class will be performing a song / dance or drama. Because this is not a religious service, and everyone is taking part, we would like all our children (and parents) to join us in church on this occasion – it will be a squeeze but will be a really fantastic way to finish off such a successful year. Children can be taken home directly from church. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Please remember that school closes at 1:30pm on Wednesday 24th July for the summer – we will see you back on Wednesday 4th September


Best Wishes

Mrs Sarah Beach



Sat 13th July

Summer Safety Event – Market Place 10-4pm

Mon 15th July

Year 5 trip to Harlestone Firs (weather permitting!)

Tues 16th July

Parent workshop to discuss SEN provision at St James

Tues 16th July

Summer Dance and Gymnastics Showcase 6pm – 8pm

Wed 17th July

EYFS & Reception Sports Day – 9:15. Please enter by the main playground

Wed 17th July

Year 1 trip to Hunsbury Hill Country Park

Wed 17th July

Holy Communion in school – 2:15pm. All invited.

Wed 17th July

Year 6 Performance – evening – 6:30pm

Thurs 18th July

Year 6 Wicksteed Park

Thurs 18th July

Community litter pick at Victoria Park

Fri 19th July

Sports Presentation Assembly and St James Got Talent

Mon 22nd July

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – 9:15am – all Year 6 parents invited

Mon 22nd July

End of Term service in church – 2pm – all invited

Wed 24th July

END OF TERM – 1:30pm finish

Wed 4th Sept




We have had a number of near misses with cars and children on the way to school over that last few weeks and days. Please make sure you talk to your child about Road Safety and their awareness of the road – particularly on the walk to school when they see their friends on the opposite side of the road!

Why not visit the Summer Safety Event on at the Grosvenor Shopping Centre and in the Market Place tomorrow between 10am and 4pm? It is a free event supported by the local police, fire service and local council. There will be lots of advice and freebies about staying safe over the summer. They are launching a Superhero character designed by a local school… it could be ours!!