Bienvenidos a la escuela primaria de Santa Maria!
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
sangria (no wine!)
sampling the tapas
it was delicious
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.
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.
We won! Today saw the St Mary’s Yr 5 & 6 football team bring home the Purbeck Cup.
Congratulations to all the triumphant players and to Mr White. Thank you to the tournament organiser and sponsor, and all the supporters through the (long!) season.
Congratulations must go to year 6 for a very successful performance of the play Bombs and Blackberries by Julia Donaldson. The audience packed the school hall and they were treated to a humorous and heartfelt rendition of a story, set in WW2, about evacuees and their adventures in the countryside; the escapades of their families. The children have worked really hard during the last few weeks to learn lines and put together a very polished performance.
Our amazing children! Thank you to all parents and carers who helped on the walks, and to all who have pledged sponsorship. We had a great – rather hot – day out. Between them, the children walked almost 750 miles!
Congratulations to our year 4s, 5s and 6s who took part in the Dorset School Games. What a brilliant day!
Two treats today… Cinderella for the whole school in the hall, followed by a surprise helicopter visit. It was very exciting watching the helicopter arrive, but then all the children had a chance to sit in the cockpit.
After deciding that marching is not a winter sport, we laid on a lovely indoor ‘march & sing’ to say goodbye to Miss Trish who is leaving us after many years. Staff and children will miss her and took this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for all her help and hard work.
Always eagerly anticipated… party clothes, entertainment, Christmas dinner, a special visit to each class.