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A warm welcome back to school - September 2020

It has been a joy to welcome all our children back this term.  I heard someone say, "things are the same but different!"  This sums it up perfectly for me. We are still the same school family, enjoying learning together.  It's just a bit different this year, we have to keep thinking of new ways to do some of the things we took for granted before.  We now record our weekly assemblies, play in our class bubbles, wash our hands lots and have new outside sinks. ... More >>

Summer 2020

Dear Parents Well what a year 2020 has been! Thank you for all your support, kind wishes and gifts. It has been and continues to be very challenging times for all of us, your support is greatly valued. It always is a great privilege to lead such an exceptional team of staff, their dedication and care has shone through more than ever in the last few months. I want to thank them all for their hard work this year and the love and support they give the children. None of us know how... More >>

Hello Everyone!

Hello everyone,  I hope you are all well and looking after eachother.  We are missing you lots at school but I wanted to let you all know that we are looking after each other and the school so that we can be ready for when you come back.  Mr Pearce has been clearing and sorting the library so that all the books will be ready for you to enjoy reading together.  I have been doing some gardening and the flowers are starting to grow and will look bright and colourful when you... More >>

Ben Smith Visit

The children and staff were delighted to meet marathon runner Ben Smith on Tuesday afternoon.  We entered a competition and won a special visit from him.  He talked to the children about how he ran 401 marathons in 401 days.  Ben explained that he had been bullied at school for 8 years and even suffered a stroke due to his unhealthy life style.  One pupil asked him if could go back in time, would he change who he was when he was being bullied?  Ben said that... More >>

Year 6 Panto

Year 6 performed their annual pantomime for the school and parents.  There were lots of cheesy jokes and interesting costumes, but it was full of great singing and acting.  "We were really proud of the children for their wonderful performance, they all sung brilliantly and there are definitely some future stars in the making in our Year 6 class, well done everyone!" said Mrs Pearce.  ... More >>

Outdoor Learning

This year at St Mary's we have introduced Outdoor learning lessons for each class every week.  These are led by Miss Jewson and Ms Wallace.  So far the children have enjoyed bird watching, den building and orienteering, as well as many other exciting activities.  Miss Jewson said "it has been wonderful to give the children the opportunity to investigate and try new activities and experiences outside.  The feedback from the children has been very positive and it has been... More >>

Happy New Year!

We are delighted to share pictures of our newly refurbished kitchen. Courtesy of applying for a grant from the Government's "Sugar Tax"... More >>

Real Nativity

"We are delighted that you are sharing this truly special and unique occasion. Thank you to all those who have made this event possible." We know you will experience the true meaning of Christmas " The birth of the Eternal King is for ever the source of our joy and hope" Cardinal Vincent Nichols God Bless you all this Christmas. Mrs Pearce Headteacher... More >>

The prayer tree

During our recent forum, the children discussed having a prayer tree in the school that they could dedicated prayers to say thank you or for their own intentions.  Hannah created a questionnaire to ask the children in the school where they would like the tree to be.  We then agreed that it would be at the bottom of the school field.  Hannah and Emilie then made a 'prayer tree' sign and the children in Year 6 wrote their own prayers.  Mrs Cox then blessed the tree... More >>

We will remember them

We were very pleased to read the letter from Major Treffrey-Kingdom in the Royston Crow this week.  I was extremely proud of the children who wrote prayers, researched life stories and conducted the whole service themselves.  We were joined by Father Philip and members of the parish community, who also commented very postively.  The school were all very respectful and prayful and they also sung beautifully.  I was touched to read that Major Treffrey-Kingdom had... More >>

Forum

I enjoyed meeting with the Class reps last week and hearing their feedback from the class forums.  They are always very enthusiastic and I love hearing all of their fantastic ideas.  I am really proud of the class reps and am always impressed by their willingness to work together to improve our school.  Since the meeting, the children have already started working on some of their ideas, well done and thank you to all the class reps.  Please find below the minutes from our... More >>

Welcome back (2017)

I would like to wish you all a warm welcome back to school, I hope you have had a wonderful Summer break and are looking forward to an exciting new school year.  I would also like to say a special welcome to all of the new families who have joined our school community in the last few weeks, we hope they enjoy their learning journey with us. There has been lots of work completed over the Summer including building a new outdoor classroom, we are very excited about using this area, as well... More >>

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning By Adele (Year 6) Some schools like ours, let their pupils go outside to learn and have fun.  So for children who don't get much fresh air this is a great way to refresh there brain for the rest of the day. There are many different ways to introduce learning outside: outside classroom, wild flower garden and more.                      At St Mary's we are planning to... More >>

Year 4 Cuffley Trip

OUR TRIP TO CUFFLEY CAMP By Annbelle (Year 4) Cuffley was the best trip of St Mary’s. I enjoyed the way that we still had the teacher’s guidance but we had full control of our opportunities. It was great to be under the stars in our vintage tents, despite the spiders.  On the first night I was well and truly amused at Mr Gourd’s campfire. Our trip was incredible! By Annabelle  ... More >>

Growth mindset

Growth Mindset by Grace (Year 6) At St Mary's the whole school has been learning about Growth Mindset. This is when somebody sees problems as opportunities, accepts feedback and feels inspired by other peoples work. If another person doesn't accept feedback, feels threatened by other people and avoids challenges they have a Fixed Mindset (the opposite of a Growth Mindset).            The reason we learn about these two different mindsets is to try and help... More >>

Year 6 First Aid

First Aid by Eadie (Year 6) Over the past few days, Juliette has been coming in to teach year six First Aid. During the days she had came in, Juliette taught us the basic yet important skills in order to save someone's life. This includes: CPR, (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)  what to do if someone falls unconscious, and how to put them in the recovery position. On our first lesson, Juliette taught us the basic skills on what to do if someone falls unconscious; we were told that... More >>

Year 6 Scarborough Trip

Scarborough Trip by Eleanor and Niamh (Year 6) Here is a list of the places we visited:                                Castle Howard                              Whitbey Abbey,  Whitbey shops                             ... More >>

Happy New Year! (2017)

Welcome back message from Mrs Pearce We would like to welcome you all back to school and can I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year, thank you for all your good wishes and gifts before the Christmas holidays, we are all very grateful and hope you all had a wonderful break. We have started the year discussing the feast of the Epihany and why this is a special occassion in the Christian church.  We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead starting with the Year... More >>

Remembrance Assembly

We held our annual Remembrance Assembly on Friday 11th November.  Children, staff, parents, governors and military personnel came together to remember the fallen from past and present conflict.  A group of children then laid a cross of remembrance on the grave of Private William Horn, killed on the 17th October 1916, who lays at rest in the cemetery next to the school. Lottie Year 6: "This year's theme is 'Rethink Remembrance', which means that even though we will... More >>

Forest of Dean Powerpoint

We have made a PowerPoint about the Year 5's school trip to the Forest Of Dean. Please click on the link below to see our PowerPoint. We have saved it as a PDF file so everyone can see it, we hope you like it! PowerPoint of Forest of Dean... More >>

Year 3 Olympic Assembly

Year 3 spoke to the whole school today in a brilliant assembly about the 2016 Olympic games, which start in Brazil in 81 days!  It was really interesting and the children showed examples of 2 of the Olympic values, 'excellence' as they had clearly worked very hard, and 'inspiration' by encouraging everyone to try a new sport and to keep working at something until you succeed!  Annabel ended the assembly by encouraging people to 'try their hardest and don't let yourself... More >>

Father Philip's Welcome Mass

Today we had a mass to welcome our new priest Father Philip. Parents came, we sang many hymns and during communion the choir sang the hymn 'Everyday God'.  The singing was good, this is us singing This is 'Our School'.  ... More >>

Royal Albert Hall

On Sunday the St Mary's Choir performed at the Royal Albert Hall.  The children sung beautifully and it was such a wonderful day to be a part of.  We are delighted that we could take the children and sing is such a memorable place, it was a brilliant day that I will never forget!  Thank you to the staff who volunteered their Sunday afternoon and evening to come with us.  Thank you and well done again to all the children for your fantastic singing.  Have a look at our... More >>

World Book Day

Yesterday we celebrated World Book Day in the school.  The children (and staff) made a fantastic effort with their creative costumes.  We enjoyed reading and sharing books with each other, as well as taking part in the 'Design a book token' competition and the 'Book Day Quiz'.  At St Mary's we encourage our children to enjoy reading and during assembly the children showed that they clearly love reading books.  One child's answer... More >>

ICT and ESafety Week

This week has been an ICT and Esafety week, the children have completed lots of different and exciting lessons using laptops, Learn Pads and IWBs.  We have had some special visitors at school including Mrs Chapman from Purple Mash and Mr Lees from PA consulting. We have also been learning about the SMART rules that help to keep us safe online.  The EYFS & Key Stage 1 children have been reading 'Smartie the Penguin' and Year 6 have been writing their... More >>

Holocaust Assembly

Today we had a very moving assembly led by Year 6 about the Holocaust. Thank you to everyone who came and well done to Year 6 for helping us to remember what happened and reinding us how we should treat each other.  The children sung 'Heal the World,' please click on the play button below to hear a sample of their singing.... More >>

Welcome back!

  Welcome back! Firstly I would like to start by saying that the staff and I wish you and your families a happy new year. Thank you also for your generosity with all of our lovely Christmas gifts. This term there is a lot to look forward to! The Year 6 pantomime begins our term with an entertaining start and country dancing ends it with lots of fun and laughter. Keep reading the blogs and Twitter for more updates.... More >>

Christmas!

As the first term of this new school year comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the changes and all the wonderful memories that have happened so far.  The EYFS & Year 1/2 Nativities were fantastic and help make me get into the Christmas spirit, the children always make us feel extremely proud. We have held a successful Curriculum evening for parents which received positive feedback and have enjoyed introducing and developing our new assessment system in the school.  The... More >>

Welcome to our new website

A very warm welcome to our new website. We started the project of designing and creating a new website earlier this year. We are very proud and pleased to be able to finally share it with you. The website will mainly be updated using Twitter, each class now has their own Twitter page which we will use to share the wonderful work your children are doing in school. It also has a blog, which I am hoping to update regularly, as well as photographs and other key information. I would like to say... More >>
School Calendar School Calendar

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Mission Statement

Aiming high,  

dreaming bigger,

praying together,

growing in God's love.

Our Children Say...

"I like Science because we learn about cool things"
"I like Art because we can be creative"
"I love the school trips because they are great fun"
"I enjoy learning French because I like learning about other people in the world"
"I enjoy History because I like learning about what has happened in the past"  
"I like learning because it is fun to learn new things"
"I like spending time with my friends because they are special to me"
"The teachers are great, they are kind and look after us and they make our lessons exciting and fun"
"I like learning about Jesus and the lessons he taught us"
"I love singing hymns because it makes me feel happy"

Ofsted Statement

  "Pupils thrive in this school both in terms of academic achievement and personal wellbeing."
Ofsted December 2017




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It has been a joy to welcome all our children back this term.  I heard someone say, "things are the same but different!"  This sums it up perfectly for me. We are still the same
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Dear Parents Well what a year 2020 has been! Thank you for all your support, kind wishes and gifts. It has been and continues to be very challenging times for all of us, your support is greatly
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