Year 5 CAFOD speeches

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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!

St Mary’s First Ever Hardball Cricket Match

Eight Year 5 and 6 pupils travelled to Parley to represent the  school in the Dorset Under-11 Hard Ball Pairs Competition.

They all played well, showcasing excellent sportsmanship and team spirit.

Unfortunately they were not victorious, but they should all be very proud of their performance.

Year 5 Visit Safewise

Year 5 travelled to the Safewise Centre in Weymouth to learn about keeping themselves and other safe in a variety of situations. We identified fire hazards in a home and how to prevent them. If we were to be in a situation with fire we learnt to GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL 999.

After experiencing a real fire (behind safety glass) we moved outdoors to learn about road safety. We used different types of road crossings whilst others were driving around ‘Safety Town’ in mobility scooters!