St Mary’s 3-1 Stoborough 

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.

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Bombs and Blackberries – Year 6 play

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.

Sponsored Walk

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!

Goodbye to Miss Trish

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.

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Year 6 Carol Concert

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.

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the view from the back row of the orchestra just before the start

Skip to be Fit!

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.