Newsletter 30.04.21


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Thank you so much for your support in adhering to the protocols we have around “morning drop-off” and “afternoon pick-up”. However, please can we ask that if you do need to drive to school, that you park considerately away from school – in the pub carpark etc. Some of our neighbours are concerned about cars parking in front of their driveway and obstructing their access and indeed we need to ensure the safe and clear access for the school bus.


Happy Birthday to Jack in year 1, Michael in year 4 and Joseph in year 2 who celebrated their birthdays this week.



Albert A – for demonstrating great compassion towards all class members.

Year 1

Lucinda C – for a determined attitude towards problem solving in Maths.

Year 2

Joseph G – for his courage in tackling a new topic in Maths.

Year 3+4

Cara B – for showing creativity in Art

Harry H – for producing detailed, careful work in Art.

Year 5+6

Harry H – for valued contributions to class discussions

Grace H – for having such a positive mind set when faced with challenges in Maths.

Summer term events

We are still waiting for guidance from the DfE regarding school protocols for the summer term. As of yet, there have been no changes, therefore, we cannot plan for end of term events. However, we do know that the Year 5/6 residential trip will be taking place in June. As soon as we have new guidance and are able to plan anything else, we will let you know.

Term dates

This term we will break for half term on Friday 28th May and return to school on Monday 7th June. We break up for the summer on Friday 16th July and the children will start back in September on Monday 6th. There will be 3 inset days for staff 1st-3rd September.

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.

Wool request

If you have any leftover bits of wool or twine, please could you send into the Y5/6 class for them to use in their Art lessons. Many thanks in advance.

Face masks

In school staff will continue to wear face coverings when a social distance cannot be maintained, however, we will not be wearing them outside. Parents will not be required to wear a mask when picking up children outside from now on.

Extra-curricular clubs

We are very sad to inform you that Adrienne Ward who ran our craft club after school has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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.


Friday 28th May- break up for half term

Best wishes,

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

Our value for this term is courage