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.

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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.

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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.

 

Spanish Day!

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What a brilliant day we had, with amazing Flamenco workshops and displays, Spanish activities, tapas, a delicious paella.

It was amazing – Lily, Y1

I liked the paella; I ate it all! – Benjamin, Y1

I really enjoyed the day – Florelyn, Y1

We really liked the Flamenco – Carlos, Y1

Fun Run!

What a sight! Congratulations to all the runners who took part: our brilliant children, staff, parents, siblings, friends and family, firefighters and lifeboat crew. Also our support team of stampers and drinks monitors. The total number of laps recorded was 2896 which we think is over 1000km (or the distance to drive from Swanage to Inverness!). A great St Mary’s occasion.

Bedtime Stories

Some fine onesies, slippers and bears made an appearance as more than 80 children came back to school last night for bedtime stories and hot chocolate in their classrooms.

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