Phonics Praise

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.

Advent Collective Worships

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.

Macmillan Event

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!

House Captains

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.