We were very lucky to be visited by a dancer from the Northern Ballet who gave workshops for years 2, 3 and 4. It was hard to capture the grace and beauty of the St Mary’s dancers, but Mrs White had a go…
Year 2 enjoyed an exciting afternoon of cricket skills at The Purbeck School.
Four local schools battled against one another in the annual Year 5 and 6,St Mary’s Hockey Tournament. We entered three teams who all demonstrated excellent hockey skills and sportmanship to secure the three top places. A big thank you to the other schools for participating and to Swanage and Wareham Hockey Club for their support in organising and executing the tournament.
Congratulations to our netball team for winning the Purbeck Netball Tournament.
Nothing gets in the way of football and hockey training at St Mary’s!
Congratulations to our year 5 and year 6 athletes on their excellent 3rd place at the Purbeck and Christchurch Indoor Athletics finals.
Who would have bet against it? Our champion skipper took on Mr White for the ultimate skip-off…
and narrowly won by 312 to 305. That’s over 2.5 skips per second, pretty impressive by any standard.
Morning synchronised skipping with key stage 2!
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.
Year 4 entered Swanage Cricket Club’s Annual school competition determined to bring the trophy back to school for a second time.
Although a little disheartened when they saw the opponents were mainly year 5 and 6 pupils, they battled on and won two of their first three games. This saw them in the final against St Mark’s. We batted first and saw numerous 4s and 6s flying through the boundaries in all directions, reaching an awesome 296 at the end of the innings. Our fielding carried on in a spectacular fashion with many wickets being taken at the stumps. St Mark’s played well but couldn’t reach our total.
Well done to the team for bringing back the trophy!