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  • Latest Newsletter - Friday 14th June 2024

    Published 14/06/24

    Another week of wonderful learning opportunities for our children. Y6 attended a trip to the Old Operating Theatre in London Bridge, a Rounders competition in Burgess Park, a visit to the Science Museum and are engaged in Environment workshops;  swimming sessions will continue at Downside Fisher next week. Y4&5 attended a screening of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and Y3 and some Y6 students attended the same event earlier in the week. Music lessons, library visits and sports coaching sessions continue as usual. It was great to see so many parents and carers on Wednesday to see children’s learning in books and their environments! Now we are looking ahead to Sports Day on Thursday 20th June for Years 1-6 at Southwark Park – full details in the newsletter attached below.
    Our Collective Worship theme has continued to focus on ‘The Early Church’ and the beginning of Christianity with Stephen, Philip and The Road to Damascus. Next week we’ll continue to look at Bible readings from Acts with ‘A Changed Man’, Peter & Tabitha and Peter’s Vision.

    We’re wishing you, along with our whole community, a super weekend!
    God bless, from the St. James’ team.

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  • Newsletter - Friday 7th June 2024

    Published 06/06/24

    It’s great to be back for Summer term 2 and to hear all about how children spent their half terms. We’ve been VERY busy this week – all children from  YR - 6 have visited the National Gallery to take inspiration in Art and for their work on Monet; Y1-6 have taken part in lovely, interactive Mental Health workshops, focusing on the importance of wellbeing; Y6 have taken part in their Cycle Confident sessions and started their swimming sessions (6 x weeks at Downside Fisher); Y3 visited the British Museum as part of their current History topic;  Belgium class attended a Garden Cinema screening of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ - please see the flyer below to find out how you can attend screenings with your family. Finally, music lessons, library visits and sports coaching sessions continue as usual. What a week!

    Our full newsletter is below as well as an updated Diary Dates sheet; please do check for changes regularly (some weather dependent events are included!); as you can see from the above, we have a very busy term planned. 

    Our Collective Worship theme has focused on ‘The Early Church’ and the beginning of Christianity. This will continue next week with Stephen, Philip and The Road to Damascus. 

    We’re wishing you, along with our whole community, a great weekend.

    God bless, from the St. James’ team.

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  • Welcome to Summer Term 2

    Published 03/06/24

    Welcome back everyone; we hope you've all had a lovely half term and are ready to enjoy all that Summer Term 2 has to offer - it's going to be a busy one!

    Below is a brief reminder of events for this week. A full Diary Dates sheet for this term is attached and will continue to be regularly updated.

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  • Newsletter - Friday 24th May 2024

    Published 23/05/24

    A great, busy, productive week as we approach Summer half term! Library, swimming, sports, recorder, violin and Performing Arts sessions all continue and children have had a terrific half term! Y3 took part in a super multi-sports festival; Y1&2 children performed brilliantly in their production of ‘Look Up’; Y6 attended the Polka Theatre; our Alexis St School Food Matters gardening and growing project continues; Y5&6 are part of an ‘Intra-Sports’ event and Y3, 4 & Belgium are part of a violin recital at OJR. 

    Our Collective Worship theme has continued with Pentecost and the Holy Spirit.
    After half term we’ll focus our attention on ‘The Early Church’ and the beginning of Christianity.
    We break up for Summer Half Term on Friday 24th May at the usual time. 

    As always, we’re wishing you, along with our whole community,
    a super half term break!
    We’ll see you at the usual times on Monday 3rd June. 
    God bless, from the St. James’ team

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  • Internet Safety

    Published 01/02/24

    Once again, we signpost our families to our Safeguarding pages on this website including our Safer Internet Day which is celebrated every February to highlight the pleasures as well as pitfalls of internet use. Where to go for advice? Who to contact if you are worried about internet use in your family or by something you have seen?

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  • Online Safety Guidance for Families

    Published 12/12/23

    Families shopping online and also considering buying devices for their children should consider the advantages as well as pitfalls. It is always useful to get some topical advice before you buy so here are some top tips to guide you.

    The National Cyber Security Centre has a page giving advice on how to shop securely online, https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/shopping-online-securely. Here is a short video giving an idea of the topics covered:

    They also offer a range of advice to protect you and your families as well as information on what to do if you are hacked or have a cybersecurity issue:

    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/information-for/individuals-families

    Childnet provide some valuable ideas around digital wellbeing:

    https://www.childnet.com/blog/how-you-can-look-after-your-childs-digital-wellbeing-this-christmas/

    Get Safe Online covers a vast array of safeguarding issues and advice, broken down by subject and by age range:  https://www.getsafeonline.org/personal/article-category/safeguarding-children/

    Children's Tech guide 2023  and also Setting up Tech safely for children 
    are both useful links from internetmatters.org

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  • Reception 2024-2025 Open Mornings

    Published 03/11/23

    If you are a parent of a child starting Reception in September 2024, do contact us to arrange a tour of our school. We will be happy to arrange a date and time to suit you. Click the following link to fill in a form of interest; we will contact you to arrange a tour of our Old Jamaica Road site and give all the details about starting school you may need:

    Book a School Tour

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  • Change is a good thing!

    Published 14/07/22

    The Children's Commissioner has signposted a wealth of resources for families to access who have children either starting primary or secondary school, everything from what to expect to what to have for lunch! Do take a look, the links are from the BBC Bitesize website and are also listed below. The CC website also has lots of  information regarding the wellbeing of children and is worth a look.

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  • 5 - 11 year old vaccination programme

    Published 07/06/22

    We have been asked to circulate the attached flyer to families regarding the vaccination of children between the ages of 5 - 11 years.

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  • A virtual visit to St James!

    Published 09/12/21
    We're proud of our school and of our children!
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  • For Parents/Carers of children 5-19 years old at school in Southwark or Lambeth

    Published 08/07/21

    We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Evelina London School Nursing Service. If you are a parent/carer of a child(ren) at school and are worried about your child’s health and wellbeing, school nurses are here to help. We work in teams across Southwark and Lambeth and you can contact us for confidential advice and support on a wide range of issues. Please see our flyer attached below for further details of the services we can offer.

    Please let us know if your child has medical or physical and/or emotional health needs for which they need support. You can text a school nurse on 07520 631130.

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