Goodbye Year 6!

We wish you all the very best St Mary’s luck in your futures. You have been a brilliant class and we will miss you. Onwards and upwards!

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Snapchat Map Location Warning

We are aware that some of our children may use the Snapchat app on their phones. If you know that your child is using Snapchat, please be sure to read and share this information with them:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40509281

You can also read how to switch this feature of Snapchat to ghost mode (where the user’s location is not shared).

You should also be aware that the lower age restriction for using Snapchat is 13, and may wish to discuss this with your children. NSPCC netware Snapchat page: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/snapchat/

Year 6 visit Arne

Another great trip to the RSPB reserve at Arne, this time for year 6. They enjoyed walking the nature trail to the harbour edge, and clambering around the adventure trail.

Year 4 Cricket Success

Year 4 entered Swanage Cricket Club’s Annual school competition determined to bring the trophy back to school for a second time.

Although a little disheartened when they saw the opponents were mainly year 5 and 6 pupils, they battled on and won two of their first three games. This saw them in the final against St Mark’s. We batted first and saw numerous 4s and 6s flying through the boundaries in all directions, reaching an awesome 296 at the end of the innings. Our fielding carried on in a spectacular fashion with many wickets being taken at the stumps. St Mark’s played well but couldn’t reach our total.

Well done to the team for bringing back the trophy!

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End of Term dates

It’s a very busy two weeks until the end of term. Here are some of the things you will not want to miss:

Thursday 6 July
transition afternoon – all classes (pick-up as normal)
Summer Fair, 3.15pm

Monday 10 July
year 6 to Arne, all day

Tuesday 11 July
Sports Day
preschool: 9.30-10.00 am
reception to year 3: 10 am-11.45 am
marching: 11.45 am
picnic lunch on field: 12-12.45pm
years 4-6: 1.00-3.15pm
farewell cream tea for Mrs Lake at 3.15-4.30pm

Friday 14 July
Leavers Mass, St Edward’s Church, 9.15am
all children (not reception) dropped at church (early birds and minibus separately) – letter with full details to follow
St Mary’s Got Talent – The Final, school hall, 6pm

Monday 17 July
Bikeability level 2, all day
year 2 to Brownsea Island, all day
Reception to Farmer Palmers, all day

Tuesday 18 July
Bikeability level 3, all day
year 6, concert in a day, school hall, all day; performances information to follow, probably 3.30pm and 4.15pm

Wednesday 19 July
last day, school finishes 2.15pm

Year 2 visit Arne

Hot on the heels of the BBC, year 2 visited Arne for a day of investigating and learning in support of their topic, Birds. It wasn’t even spoiled by the rain. Half the school were busy getting rained on that day… year 4 at Brenscombe, year 2 at Arne and year 1 at Corfe Castle.