School News

Welcome to our school news page.  Here we will keep you updated on all of the exciting things the children have been getting up to at St James'.

Odd Socks Day!

On Monday 16th November the children and staff wore odd socks to celebrate individuality and that it is good to being unique! There was an impressive display of socks on show and it was a fun way to begin Anti-Bullying Week 2020.

Carroty Wood - week of 4th November 2019

This week, Year 2 have taken part in their Forest School trip to Carroty Wood. They have been exploring the low ropes and assault courses, building amazing dens and toasting marshmallows and apples around the fire. The children learnt a number of songs to sing around the campfire and we are told that they could possibly have been heard all the way back at school! They went on a night walk - experiencing complete darkness when all of the torches were turned off. Many had their first sleepover away from home and parents and they were absolutely wonderful! We are very proud of all of the children and hope they had an amazing time! What an experience!


Lower Phase Food Festival

On Friday 1st November, Reception and Year 1 were treated to a Food Festival in the hall. There were foods from many countries including Italy, Algeria and South Africa. The children were able to sample lots of different types of food and danced to the music from around the world. It was a wonderful morning with many delicious treats - Mr Tutt even managed to sneak in! Thank you  for all contributions to the event. 

Victorian Day - 30th - 31st October 2019

On Wednesday 30th October, all classes in the upper school took part in a Victorian school day.  Pupils and staff dressed up in clothes from the Victorian era.  Lessons included handwriting, times tables & poetry.  At break-time the playground was divided into an area for the girls and one for the boys.