General News


World Book Day

Yesterday, we celebrated reading by dressing up as book characters. We were impressed with the costumes we saw and the effort you all went to.

Every child will have received a £1 book token this week. This can be used in book shops to buy a book to the value of £1 or as a token towards the full price of a book. We will have a book fair at school from Thursday 19th – Thursday 26th March which will accept these book vouchers.

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Book Week

We have had book characters strutting down the catwalk in collective worship and children running round the playground looking for frogs flying on lily pads as part of our book week. All classes have focused on the story Tuesday by David Wiesner – a book which has gripped the whole school all week in a tale of an invasion of amphibians (ask your children).

Three children from each class also won prizes (a book!) for the most creative, best homemade or most fabulous costumes.

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Breakfast Club

As you know we are working with the team from Ultimate Sports, who are running our successful after school club. Ultimate Sports also offer Breakfast Club which is £5.00 per day (7.30am – 8.45am). The children will have breakfast (toast and cereals) and morning activities with Ricardo, Maria and Jerell. The team have forged some great relationships with our children and we hope you can make use of this valuable provision.

Please speak to the office for an application.

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Parent View

Thank you to everyone who completed the online parent view questionnaire at parents’ evening.

I am pleased to report the following:

  • 95% parents feel that their child is happy at our school.
  • 98% say that their child/ren feel safe at school.
  • 95% parents say that the school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • 95% said that school makes them aware of what their child will learn during the year.
  • 90% parents feel that their concerns with the school have been dealt with properly.
  • 100% parents feel that the school has high expectations for their child.
  • 100% parents feel that their child does well at this school.
  • 98% say that the school lets them know how their child is doing.
  • 94% think that there is good range of subjects available to their child at this school.
  • 95% parents would recommend our school to other parents.

These results are encouraging but we will not stop until we reach 100%!

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Parents Evening

Thank you to everyone who came to parents’ evening this week. We have enjoyed talking to you about your child’s learning.

Colleagues from Southwark Local Authority and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education visited us this week and commented on: the great progress we are making in teaching and learning especially in writing; the wonderful support that our teaching assistants give to our children and the high focus given to high quality texts throughout the school.

I was extremely proud to show them around our school and thrilled that they noticed all of the good things happening at St Mary Magdalene School.

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