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WELCOME TO ST MARY’S

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Friendship Forgiveness
Compassion Service

  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2024

    Term 4 - End

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2024

    Staff Development Day

  • Mon
    08
    Apr
    2024

    Term 5 - Start

 

Term Dates for your diary.

Headteacher’s Welcome

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Nursery:
Thursdays in the Nursery are a little different. Not only do the children get to play, learn and have fun with their friends, they also have some very special visitors from Year 5. 
Every week, the top five readers in Year 5 are invited to the nursery to spend some time with the younger children.  The nursery children are always so excited to see their visitors that they greet them at the door with toys and books ready for their time together. The Year 5 children love their visits to the nursery. 
As the weather was a little kinder today, the children were able to go outside and play if they chose to. The children that chose to stay in, made collages, used a paper punch, read some books, played in the home corner and dressed up as a Yeti!  The obvious book to read when there’s a Yeti in the nursery is ‘There’s a Yeti in my shed’ by Daniel Postgate.

Nursery:
Thursdays in the Nursery are a little different. Not only do the children get to play, learn and have fun with their friends, they also have some very special visitors from Year 5.
Every week, the top five readers in Year 5 are invited to the nursery to spend some time with the younger children. The nursery children are always so excited to see their visitors that they greet them at the door with toys and books ready for their time together. The Year 5 children love their visits to the nursery.
As the weather was a little kinder today, the children were able to go outside and play if they chose to. The children that chose to stay in, made collages, used a paper punch, read some books, played in the home corner and dressed up as a Yeti! The obvious book to read when there’s a Yeti in the nursery is ‘There’s a Yeti in my shed’ by Daniel Postgate.
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2 days ago
Year 1 and Global Councillors -Chinese New Year:
This month we have been learning about the world renowned Chinese New Year festival. Pupils at Wufu School in Taiwan, have just returned from their traditional 2 week holiday for this event and are preparing to upload their picture book in the cloud with a short talk about their Chinese New Year activities, we are really looking forward to receiving this.
2024 is the Year of the Dragon and Year 1 had great fun doing a Dragon Dance and learning more about this festival.
The Global Councillors have learnt how to write numbers in Mandarin and how to write Dragon Theyve created paper dragons and made lanterns and Chinese pictures for their books and our wall display. There was a great deal of concentration and laughter whilst doing the Chopstick Challenge, where they had 2 minutes to see how many bean sprouts they could pick up with chopsticks (we learnt this from Wufu School).They then had another 2 minutes for each other challenge of raisins, marshmallows and finally Smarties, the most challenging but they were able to eat all that they picked up!

Year 1 and Global Councillors -Chinese New Year:
This month we have been learning about the world renowned Chinese New Year' festival. Pupils at Wufu School in Taiwan, have just returned from their traditional 2 week holiday for this event and are preparing to upload their picture book in the cloud with a short talk about their Chinese New Year activities, we are really looking forward to receiving this.
2024 is the Year of the Dragon and Year 1 had great fun doing a Dragon Dance and learning more about this festival.
The Global Councillors have learnt how to write numbers in Mandarin and how to write 'Dragon' They've created paper dragons and made lanterns and Chinese pictures for their books and our wall display. There was a great deal of concentration and laughter whilst doing the 'Chopstick Challenge', where they had 2 minutes to see how many bean sprouts they could pick up with chopsticks (we learnt this from Wufu School).They then had another 2 minutes for each other challenge of raisins, marshmallows and finally Smarties, the most challenging but they were able to eat all that they picked up!
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Year 3 - Forest School: 
Yesterday, the year 3 Forest School group finally got to have a session outside! The rain had cleared up and although it was a bit muddy they were able to have some fun outside. However, before the fun, they had to help Mrs Judd with a few tasks in Forest School, like showing their strength and team work to move some logs and adding chippings to make the new path ways. They were then able to have some fun.  They enjoyed some den building, making tracks for cars and some careful climbing. This all helps to build their teamwork and communication skills as well as giving them a sense of achievement when they see what they have helped to do in keeping their Forest School environment in good condition.

Year 3 - Forest School:
Yesterday, the year 3 Forest School group finally got to have a session outside! The rain had cleared up and although it was a bit muddy they were able to have some fun outside. However, before the fun, they had to help Mrs Judd with a few tasks in Forest School, like showing their strength and team work to move some logs and adding chippings to make the new path ways. They were then able to have some fun. They enjoyed some den building, making tracks for cars and some careful climbing. This all helps to build their teamwork and communication skills as well as giving them a sense of achievement when they see what they have helped to do in keeping their Forest School environment in good condition.
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Year R - Forest School:
Yesterday in Forest School it was rather wet and muddy, but a little bit of drizzly rain did not stop the fun, as it was quite warm.
The children made the most of their time out in the Forest School.
They did lots of digging and worm hunting, they explored and did some building and they played with cars down a track.
Some of the children showed great service by helping Mrs Judd build a path with the wood chippings.
Getting a little wet was not really a problem for the children as they had their waterproofs and welly boots on so they were all still able to have some fun.

Year R - Forest School:
Yesterday in Forest School it was rather wet and muddy, but a little bit of drizzly rain did not stop the fun, as it was quite warm.
The children made the most of their time out in the Forest School.
They did lots of digging and worm hunting, they explored and did some building and they played with cars down a track.
Some of the children showed great service by helping Mrs Judd build a path with the wood chippings.
Getting a little wet was not really a problem for the children as they had their waterproofs and welly boots on so they were all still able to have some fun.
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Can you help us? 
We are still in great need of waterproof clothing for the children to wear at Forest School. Even though spring is rapidly approaching the ground is incredibly wet and muddy from the amount of rain we have had recently. 
Thank you

Can you help us?
We are still in great need of waterproof clothing for the children to wear at Forest School. Even though spring is rapidly approaching the ground is incredibly wet and muddy from the amount of rain we have had recently.
Thank you
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2 days ago
World Book Day Competition:

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Just a little reminder about Book Week on Thursday 7th March.

Just a little reminder about Book Week on Thursday 7th March.World Book day Competition- A Story Book in a Box! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Nursery:
Every day in the Nursery is a busy one and Monday was no exception. Playing, having fun and being creative was definitely on the agenda. The children made collages with some colourful feathers and tissue paper. Glue and feathers are a tricky combination to work with. However, with a lot of concentration and perseverance, the children managed to stick the feathers onto the paper. 
There were lots of very tall towers being built from wooden blocks; future architects in the making perhaps? 
The story corner is always popular with the children. Whilst some children preferred to read their own books, others listened to a story called ‘A New House for Mouse’ read by Ms Wilson. 
What a fantastic start to the week in the Nursery.

Nursery:
Every day in the Nursery is a busy one and Monday was no exception. Playing, having fun and being creative was definitely on the agenda. The children made collages with some colourful feathers and tissue paper. Glue and feathers are a tricky combination to work with. However, with a lot of concentration and perseverance, the children managed to stick the feathers onto the paper.
There were lots of very tall towers being built from wooden blocks; future architects in the making perhaps?
The story corner is always popular with the children. Whilst some children preferred to read their own books, others listened to a story called ‘A New House for Mouse’ read by Ms Wilson.
What a fantastic start to the week in the Nursery.
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3 days ago
Adventurers and Explorers - PE Morning:
Last week, we enjoyed a fun morning practising different skills organised by some Year 9 children from the Turner Free School. 
We jumped, used hockey sticks to dribble a ball, stacked cups, scored goals and threw a bean bag to try and hit a target. We really enjoyed it and are looking forward to using these skills in our PE lessons at school.

Adventurers and Explorers - PE Morning:
Last week, we enjoyed a fun morning practising different skills organised by some Year 9 children from the Turner Free School.
We jumped, used hockey sticks to dribble a ball, stacked cups, scored goals and threw a bean bag to try and hit a target. We really enjoyed it and are looking forward to using these skills in our PE lessons at school.
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5 days ago
Big Schools Bird Watch: 
Once again, St Marys have participated in the RSPBs Big Schools Birdwatch, which takes place every year in January and February.  During Years R to Year 3 Forest School sessions, Mrs Judd asked the children to identify birds, make bird feeders and using binoculars, make a record of the birds they saw. Needless to say,  the majority of these were  Herring Gulls, followed closely by Magpies and Pigeons, there was one cheeky Robin but this year no Bluetits.
What a great way to encourage pupils to have a wider understanding of Life on Land and the relevance of Climate Change Sustainable Development Goals, 15 and 13.

Big Schools' Bird Watch:
Once again, St Mary's have participated in the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch, which takes place every year in January and February. During Years R to Year 3 Forest School sessions, Mrs Judd asked the children to identify birds, make bird feeders and using binoculars, make a record of the birds they saw. Needless to say, the majority of these were Herring Gulls, followed closely by Magpies and Pigeons, there was one cheeky Robin but this year no Bluetits.
What a great way to encourage pupils to have a wider understanding of 'Life on Land' and the relevance of 'Climate Change' Sustainable Development Goals, 15 and 13.
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5 days ago

Year 6 - Battle of Britain Memorial Visit:
Just a little reminder about the £6.25 donation for the Year 6 visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial tomorrow.
Thank you
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