Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

As usual we will be supporting Fairtrade Fortnight and after the success of the breakfasts in previous years we have decided to offer them again this year.

Fairtrade Breakfast

Pupils will be able to come into school and enjoy a breakfast before school – please book a breakfast by signing up on School’s Buddy or put you name down at the office – it is helpful for us to have a rough idea of numbers!

Reception and Key Stage 1 – Thursday 3rd March

Key Stage 2 – Friday 4th March

Arrive between 8 – 8.15am. (Minibus children come in when you arrive)

Cost £2.00 to include: FT Hot drink, FT juice, toast, FT jam/marmalade, FT banana – homemade FT breakfast bar.


NB: if you have children in both groups then they can come together on one of the days.

Parent Information Meetings

We will be holding parent information meetings for all classes in the school hall. These will give you an opportunity to hear from your child’s teacher about the curriculum expectations for the year from you child’s teacher. The talks will be held on the following dates:

Monday 13 September – Year 2 at 2.50pm

Tuesday 14 September – Year 1 at 2.50pm

Thursday 16 September – Years 5 & 6 at 3pm

Monday 20 September – Years 3 & 4 at 3pm

Wednesday 22 September – Reception at 2.15pm

Christmas Fair

At the Christmas fair the school choir entertained parents with a selection of carols and Christmas songs. Many thanks to the Friends of St Mary’s for organising the event.

choir at christmas school raffle

Year 5 – Refugee Crisis Morning

Year 5 invited their parents into school this morning for a cup of tea and to hear about the work they have been doing about the current World Refugee Crisis.

It was an extremely successful morning with lots of information shared, tea drunk, cakes eaten and money donated!

Year 4 helped to sell the remaining cakes after school.

Bedtime Stories

A big thank you to all the staff and to the FoSM for making Bedtime Stories such an enjoyable evening for both the children and parents. The children were treated to stories and hot chocolate in their classrooms (teddies too!) whilst the parents listened to a talk about reading and vocabulary development and browsed the book fair in the hall. We are hoping that we will have made a good profit from the sale – we use all of the cash raised to replace books in the school library.

Singing at St Mary’s Church

Thirty children from years 5 and 6 enjoyed joining together with a group of pupils from St Mark’s School for an afternoon of singing at St Mary’s Parish Church.  David Fawcett led them through a singing workshop and the children then took part in a service of Compline which parents came to share.


St Mary’s Bake Off

What an amazing turn-out for the great St Mary’s Bake Off, with children from all classes frantically decorating cakes at playtime and lunch time. Congratulations to the organizers for their money-raising idea and to the proud winners. Many thanks to all who took part and those at home who supported them.