Thank you to all parents, grandparents and children who have supported us on Red Nose Day 2017. We are all wearing red, we held a special assembly and this afternoon we will be holding wacky races on the playground and school field, with tea and cakes.
And here are the wacky races for key stage 1 (with brilliant help and leadership from our school sports ambassadors), and the cross-country running for key stage 2.
Year 5 and 6 visited Dorchester to explore its Roman heritage. They visited the keep museum where curator Chris talked to them about Roman soldiers, including their armour and fighting tactics. Then they walked into Dorchester to visit the Roman town house at the back of County Hall – the best preserved example in the country. After lunch a look around the replica round houses at the Prince of Wales School then off to Maiden Castle where they climbed the ramparts; saw the Roman temple and found relics in the mole hills – watch this space to see what they found!
Father Paul visited Years 5 and 6 to talk to them about liturgical colours and vestments.
Year 6 had an amazing day in London- visiting Parliament, walking around Westminster, enjoying the views across London from the Eye. They even found time for some healthy food 😯. The Queen was in town for the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey, but our schedules did not overlap!
Thanks to all the children (and parents/grandparents!) who supported our Fairtrade Breakfast this morning. They enjoyed hot chocolate, juice, bananas and toast and jam. Key Stage 2 tomorrow! Also, thank you to the staff and PTA who provided and organized the breakfast.
Year 5 and 6 designed and made sandals for children in Africa. They then evaluated the design and tried to persuade the Dragons to invest in their product. The Dragons struck some hard bargains!
Congratulations to all the St Mary’s children who competed so successfully in the Purbeck Cross-Country Running Competition.