Our Christmas fundraising raised a huge £1350 which has been donated to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Classrooms in the Clouds. Well done to all the children taking part in:-
- Reception Year Christmas Nativity Play
- Year 2 Christmas Sing-a-long with family and friends
- KS2 Carol Service
- Christmas carols at Sainsburys Amblecote
and thank you to everyone who supported us and gave generously this Christmas.
Well do to everyone who came to carol sing at Sainsbury’s on Sunday 16th December. We sang our hearts out and raised a fantastic £498.51 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. It was lovely to see how well supported we were by the local community and shoppers at the store.
Well done to all the children and staff who worked really hard with phonics. We have received this letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, which recognises how well St James’s have done.
We have held our first in a series of Advent Collective Worships in school today. The candlelit hall looked wonderful as we heard the start of the Christmas story using Godly Play resources. It was lovely for the school to come together for this worship and when everyone sang ‘Be Still’ together the atmosphere was really very special. Thank you to each year group who have created part of the display in the hall which tells the Christmas story.
Thank you to Mrs Lester who has knitted us a whole nativity set. They really are beautiful and we will enjoy having them in school this Christmas.
Here are some pupils in Gambia unpacking some of the books we have sent out there with other items from Kinver High School.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Macmillan Afternoon Tea which we organised in memory of Mrs Sally Staples. Mrs Staples worked at St James’s for over twenty years and is missed greatly by us all. We raised over £400 for the charity which is fantastic!
Y6 House Captains and Vice Captains gave up their own time to help guide parents to classrooms at Parents’ Evenings. So many visiting parents told staff how polite and helpful they all were and we were very proud of their fantastic attitude.
Thank you to our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who led another assembly today for our Odd Sock Day. They explained to us that it is ok to be different and then read us a great story about celebrating being unique.