Many thanks for all the generous contributions that were sent in for our Go Green for Harvest campaign. We have a wonderful selection of food and toiletries to take to the Swanage Foodbank – the School Chaplains delivered it to the Foodbank. We also raised £168.83 for the CAFOD Harvest Appeal. Thank you, as always, for your kindness and generosity.
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
We held an outdoor whole-school assembly to choose groups and teams for the inter-house football competition that will run alongside the other football competition taking place now… details of results will follow.
The weather was not particularly suitable today, but here are year 2 using pinhole projectors to observe the partial eclipse of the sun.
May is Mary’s month and we were delighted to hold our Mary Procession this afternoon after missing it last year. The weather rather let us down, but it was nevertheless a super celebration of our namesake and a chance for the whole school to get together. We processed in classes around the school field before presenting our gifts to Mary. Key stage 2 classes then held a celebration liturgy.
Thank you to Father Tim for officiating and to all parents and carers who supplied plants to beautify the school.
Many thanks to everyone for their donations to Red Nose Day -We raised around £180 by enjoying a Red Nose Run. and some delicious cakes!
Congratulations to our students who participated in Swanage Rotary’s Young Musician competition that was held virtually this year. Sixteen youngsters aged 8 – 18 entered by submitting recordings to the adjudicators.
St Mary’s Primary School students who entered were as follows:
SUZANNE LEJEUNE – Piano. 1st place. KS1/2 Instrumental category
ALFIE YEW – Piano. 2nd place. KS1/2 Instrumental category
LILY FAWCETT – Violin. Highly Commended. KS1/2 Instrumental category
ALVIN YEW – Piano. Highly Commended. KS1/2 Instrumental category
Year 6 are studying evolution and inheritance in science this term. They researched the life of Charles Darwin and prepared presentations.