A big thank you to the Swanage crew from Dorset Fire & Rescue who visited St Mary’s this morning. They joined in our whole-school morning run then showed us round (and through!) their amazing offroad fire engine.
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…
Horse and Pony club is a new club that has started this term for years 3 and 4. This week we designed and built show jumps during our lunch time club. After school, we were extremely lucky to have two special visitors!
Year 5 have been working with CAFOD to write and perform speeches that speak out on behalf of those who are less fortunate than us. They have spent time over the last few weeks collecting information and then organising this into a speech which they performed in front of their class. The winning 4 speaking pairs then performed again in front of year 5 and 6 and some invited guests including out town Mayor Mr Mike Bonfield. Many thanks to all our visitors on the afternoon, to Bea (our CAFOD link teacher), and of course to Year 5 themselves for all their hard work. You can find more pictures of this event on the Year 5 class page.
Year 6 have been using their persuasive writing skills to write letters to Mr White to persuade him to buy some Fairtrade match balls. When Bea had heard about this she kicked off the collection with a donation of a new Fairtrade football!
Busy reception mathematicians showing off their knowledge and skills.
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.
Thank you to Mrs Buckle for arranging the concert for years 2 & 3, and to the wonderful secondary school musicians who performed. We loved the music and really enjoyed having a go at playing the instruments afterwards.
All classes had a special assembly from the NSPCC, ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe‘ with Buddy. Upper Key Stage 2 children also had a workshop.
Father Paul visited Years 5 and 6 to talk to them about liturgical colours and vestments.
Year 5 and 6 designed and made sandals for children in Africa. They then evaluated the design and tried to persuade the Dragons to invest in their product. The Dragons struck some hard bargains!