Newsletter 12.02.21


Dear Parent/Guardian,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well.

We are now at the end of the first half of the Spring term and we want to thank you for all of the hard work that everyone, whether at home or at school, has been putting in to make sure that the children have the best provision. All staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that not only is everyone receiving quality learning both at home and school, but also to ensure that everyone is keeping safe and well. Thank you for the kind and supportive words that have been sent, we very much appreciate them. Please take the opportunity over the next week to rest and enjoy time together without the need for timetables and formal learning!!

Class Teams meetings

These have continued to go well over this week, and we hope that the children are enjoying being able to see all of their classmates. Please let the class teachers know how these are going for you and your children, we want everyone to benefit from them.


Happy Birthday to Albert A in YR and Macie in Y4 who celebrated their birthdays this week, and to James in YR, Michael in Y2, Grace in Y3, and Louis in Y6 whose birthdays are during half term.

Celebration certificates


Johnny - for recognising new diagraphs and key words in his reading books 

Lyla - for working so hard with recognising numbers to 10

Sienna - for working so hard to recognise new sounds and key words within her reading books

Eve - for showing great curiosity and courage when learning about hospitals and doctors

Year 1

Jack and Ava B, both of whom have worked really hard at their writing,  made great progress and have impressed everyone who has seen what they have done.  

Year 2

Jessica - For working very hard on producing a wonderfully detailed story plan.

Tilly-RoseFor fantastic participation and thoughtful comments about the wider world in guided reading. 

Year 3/4

Sonny for his story

Elliot for his comic book writing

Anum for her work with money

Riley for his story writing

Year 5/6

Harriet W for her honest and heart-warming letter to her future self which was part of a PSHE lesson.

William A for his writing this week. A beautifully crafted story which exhibits his learning and talent.

Casper F for demonstrating perseverance in his writing.

Issac J for his learning in Geography. He has taken much care in the presentation of his work about rivers. 

Erin W for taking responsibility for her own learning and extending herself beyond the limits of the lessons.

Louis J for an emotive reflection on his reading through a book review

Mid-year reports

We will be sending out mid-year reports on Friday 5th March, by email. We feel it is important to touch base formally to evaluate your child’s learning so far this year and look to see where they need to go next. The report will not be as detailed as in previous years, but we will still hold parent’s evening meetings shortly after, on Monday 15th March and Tuesday 16th March, to talk about the report. These meetings will most probably be on Teams.


Many thanks to the PTA for donating £3000 to the school. This will be used to buy some new glockenspiels for music lessons, renew the First News subscription, become members of the Association for Science Education, and buy some new science resources in the first instance.


We will continue to put recorded worship sessions onto the school website every Tuesday and Friday. We know that some of you have been watching and enjoying them, please let us know if you are finding them useful.

Amazon Wish List

We have added a few more items to the wish list on Amazon of books and resources which we are in need of. Should you wish to, you can purchase some resources for the school. We would be really grateful for any help you feel you could give. Please use the link

A big thank you for the items which we have already received.

Food allergies

Please be mindful that we have children in school with nut allergies. We ask that you do not put items with nuts or nut products into lunchboxes.

We have been made aware that some children have been mixing with families and friends, please stick to the rules so that we can welcome all pupils back to school as soon as possible. It is really important that you enjoy your half term break, but do so carefully and considerately to keep everyone safe.

Best Wishes,

Cathy Gouldstone and Lucy Kent and all the staff at North Marston School.

Our value for this term is justice