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DANCE FESTIVAL 2017

We danced to the theme of 'Changing Seaons'. We wen to Milfield Theatre to perform our dance. We were so proud of ourselves and really enjoyed dancing on stage!

Bring Your Grandparent to School -  Tuesday 31st January

The grandparents went back to school and although things have changed considerably since their days in a classroom, on the whole they coped very well with the work and their grandchildren were very proud of them. The grandparents were very impressed with how hard their grandchildren work and they found the lessons really interesting, quite a few said they’d love to be back at school!  

RECEPTION

I enjoyed being part of the class activity. Thank you

Reception Gran

I enjoyed myself. It was good to spend time with my grandson and the other children in the class

Reception Gran 

It was nice to see my grandsons in a classroom

Reception Grandad

 

YEAR ONE

…very knowledgeable and interesting. The children were very welcoming.

Year One Grandad

I was very impressed …The children all participated very well and their behaviour at all times was very good. Keep it up.

Year One Gran

I am very pleased with all your teaching and activities. Keep it up.

Year One Grandad

 

YEAR TWO

Teachers are very good with all the children. Made my morning with very enjoyable with the Panda group

Year Two Gran

Enjoyed it very much

Year Two Gran

 

YEAR THREE

I enjoyed this morning with my grandchild…thank you very much. I had a lovely time.

Year Three Gran

My grandson felt well supported and encouraged…thank you for the opportunity. Great learning environment.

Year three Gran

 

YEAR FOUR

Very interesting. Great opportunity. Looking forward to another chance.

Year Four Gran

Very enjoyable

Year Four Gran

I felt happy with my grandson.

Year Four Grandand

It was very well done. The teacher was very good with the children.

Year Four Gran

Very productive morning. Very helpful to see the whole class working together. Very well behaved, all paying a lot of attention to the teacher.

Year Four Grandad

 

YEAR SIX

I was very pleased to help …to do her work

Year Six Gran

BRING YOUR DAD TO SCHOOL DAY!

Have a look what our dads said about 'Bring your Dad to School' day:

“Thank you teachers. I am so happy and excited to see my daughter happy with other children. Absolutely fantastic.”

Reception dad

“It was very good to see … play and learn about the letter ‘a’. Thank you.”

Reception dad

“It is a great opportunity. Thank you.”

Year One dad

“It was brilliant watching how the elements are put together …really enjoyed today and thank you all for allowing me in to the classroom.”

Year Two dad

“I loved the part about the Egyptians very much!”

Year Three dad

“I was impressed with the way it was all organised…  it was awesome.”

Year One and Year Three dad

“All perfect and clearly explained.”

Year Three dad

“It was a great experience to observe what a typical school day is like for the girls.”

Year Four and Year Six dad

“I really enjoyed the lesson and even improved my skills in painting.”

Year Four dad

“I found the experience very exciting…..it’s been a fulfilling morning.”

Year Five dad

“I even learnt a few new things myself.”

Year Five dad

“It was a brilliant opportunity to see the way my child participates in class activities.”

Year One and Year Six dad

“I just wish I could stay longer!”

Year Six dad

 

Please look at the E-Safety for Parents' Presetnation:

ONLINE SAFETY FOR PARENTS

 

PSQM AWARD

PSQM Award

            We are very happy to announce that St. Mary’s has received the PSQM Award (Primary Science Quality Mark), for our work in science throughout the school. We have had a real focus on scientific enquiry and the teaching of scientific skills within lessons. Samples of children’s work, planning and evidence of scientific skills which have been taught were submitted to the science hub leaders who had to judge the school against very strict criteria.

            A lot of hard work and determination has paid off and we are very proud that our award is hanging up in our school. The most rewarding part is that the children’s confidence and enjoyment of science has been developed and has improved. 

 

Please use these websites with your children. Children will be set homework on a weekly basis for Maths and Literacy. Your child has been given a username and password for their login already:

BUG CLUB

MY MATHS

HELPING HANDS:

Please have a read of how you can help your children at home. These are short guides to help you at home. Please have a read of what you can do:

Helping Hand Guide for Speaking and Listening

Helping Hand Guide for Parents

Ready to Learn Every Day: Praise and Reward

Ready to Learn Every Day: Self Worth

TEACHING AND LEARNING SCIENCE

READING INFORMATION EVENING POWERPOINT

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS NCT KEY STAGE 1 2017 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS NCT KEY STAGE 2 2017

 

 

OUR RECEPTION AND NURSERY CLASSES

A day in the life of Reception 2017

A day in the life of Nursery 2017

Development Matters PDF Document

Early Years Big Talk PowerPoint

BIG TALK DAY 2017 PICTURES

 

School Council

The School Council consists of one child from each year class from Year 1 to Year 6.  Mrs Gopaul meets with the school council every month in her classroom, Year 1, Orange Class.

Using Edward de Bono`s thinking hats school council members have the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings about various aspects of school life.   In the past they have been involved in choosing new playground equipment and writing rules for the corridor.

New members will be chosen towards the end of the Autumn 1st half and meetings will begin then. 

School Council Meeting: Minutes from 19.10.2016

School Council Meeting: Minutes from 02.11.2016

School Council Meeting: Minutes from 23.11.2016

Choir

Junior Choir will begin to rehearse regularly each Thursday after school.  The sessions run from 3.30pm and finish at 4.30pm. The sessions are run by Mrs Goddin and Mrs Jones

Choir membership is open to all junior children, Years 3-6. 

RECORDER: Lessons take place on Monday

VIOLIN: Lessons take place on Tuesday

GUITAR: Lessons take place on Tuesday

PIANO & KEYBOARD: Lessons take place on Wednesday

 

Homework Club 

The homework club meets with Mrs Gusciglio and Mrs Bertalino on Monday for Year 6 and then again on Wednesdays for Year 5.  Miss Hazelwood and Mrs Vuksanaj on Tuesday for Year 4 and then again on Wednesday for Year 3. During this session children have the opportunity to do their homework and ask any questions about their homework.

Lunchtime Club

Lunchtime club is run by Mrs Goddin, it is an opportunity for children to spend some time inside playing games and talking.  Infants and juniors meet on aWednesday lunchtime. 

Multi Skills 

JJ is running a mutli skills club for infants. Year 1 session is on a Monday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm and Year 2 is on a Wednesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm. The children will have a range of opportunities to develop skills from across different sports.

Football

Football club is for years 3 and 4 and is run by the 'Non Stop Action' coach on a Thursday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.  The children are given an opportunity to learn and practise new skills.

 

If you are interested in any of the clubs then speak to the teacher who runs the club and they will give you more information.