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.
On a very cold evening, our year 6 children, the school choir and instrumentalists, the Purbeck Arts Choir and a full congregation in excellent voice joined for a joyous celebration of the Christmas story.
All classes will be doing some road safety awareness work this week. Have a look at the advice for parents on the road safety charity Brake website.
We enjoyed (some staff might say suffered!) a brilliant day of skipping. All classes took part trying to beat their best in two minutes’ skipping. Well done to our champion skippers, and to our overall superstar skipper in year 5.
Every child now skips during the week – every afternoon for key stage 1 and twice each week for key stage 2 – trying to beat their best score. There is also lots of skipping practice at playtime.
The girls of the maths club made a brilliant job of shopping, writing menus, taking orders and giving change. They raised over £50 for Brother John and our partner school in Uganda. Thank you to Mrs Gadston and Miss Meteau for organising the cafe, and to Mrs Nash for the scones.
What a successful day! Thank you to everyone who baked or bought cakes, to all those who helped run the day – especially our marvellous PTA – and to everyone who came to buy and eat the cakes: what a selection there was! We raised a fabulous £433.18 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Children from our school choir finally took part in the performance of Ahoy! which they have been working towards for months. What a super evening! Children from local primary schools, ex-St Mary’s pupils, a large adult choir and a super band, as well as dancers from the Ranger School of Dance, all celebrating the recovery of the Mary Rose with sea shanties and new music. Thank you as always to Jay Buckle for leading us in this uplifting venture.
Last Friday disaster struck our partner school in Uganda when the year 1 and boy’s dormitory roofs were severely damaged by torrential rain and storms. We are asking for extra support to help them to repair the damage swiftly. Sadly, many books and other resources were also lost.
Help with the fundraising by making and/or buying cakes after school on Friday 7th April @ 3.15pm.