Thank you to everyone who came to our Carol Service at St Edward’s. It was a lovely service which the children led with great confidence. The band, made up from staff and pupils, provided accompaniment to the congregational carols whilst David Fawcett played piano for all the musical items.
Years 5 and 6 premiered the school songs which they have been writing in their music lessons with David Fawcett – the year 5 song, Be loving and Truthful, is linked to our school motto and Gospel values whilst the year 6 song used Laudato Si (the Pope’s letter to the world) as their inspiration.
Thank you also for your generous donations for Nakirebe Primary School in Uganda – just over £160.
Year 5 had a brilliant day out at the Science Museum, Winchester. We learnt a lot about space as well as enjoying all the brilliant activities in the museum.
Year 5 invited their parents into school this morning for a cup of tea and to hear about the work they have been doing about the current World Refugee Crisis.
It was an extremely successful morning with lots of information shared, tea drunk, cakes eaten and money donated!
Year 4 helped to sell the remaining cakes after school.
Many thanks to our visitors from The Swanage School who organized and led a fun and interesting morning of maths for our year 5 & 6 girls.
On Global Climate Day year 5 and 6 joined the campaign to raise awareness about the damage we are doing to our world.
They made posters and delivered a letter to the Co-Op asking them to consider the quantity of plastic packaging that they use – especially in their fruit and veg and bakery departments. They then walked through the town and along the seafront. Lots of people were interested to look at the posters which highlighted a range of environmental issues. We were delighted to welcome Solveig, the new Curate at the Anglican churches in Swanage, who joined the campaign with us.
After school, year 3 shared top tips flyers, that they had made, for reducing single-use plastic and other ways which one might look after the environment with parents.
Congratulations to the two teams we sent to the Purbeck Sports Netball Competition. Our A team won the competition and now progress to the Dorset Games. Our B team came second, only losing to the A team.
This Friday, 25 January 2019, we are raising money for St Mungo’s and their work with homeless people. We are wearing hats to school and holding a special assembly and cake sale. The whole day has been organized by Year 5.
Three pupils from Y6 represented St. Mary’s on Remembrance Sunday by attending the town’s service at St. Mary’s Parish Church and then marching to the War Memorial with other schools, youth groups, armed services representatives and dignitaries. There were many other pupils from St. Mary’s present as part of the local Brownie, Guide, Cub and Scout groups in attendance. It was a very moving and special service to mark not only Remembrance Sunday, but also the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 have been marking Remembrance by finding out about those men and women from Swanage who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They have created some rather special poppy wreaths that included the name and age of each of the ninety-nine men from Swanage who died in the First and Second World Wars. Year 6 have also written prayers for remembrance and peace on the back of poppies. The wreaths and prayers are on display in St. Mary’s Church.
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.
Y5 were VIP guests at the official opening of Swanage Youth Hostel after its £1.5 million refurbishment. They accompanied the mayor and CEOs of the Youth Hostel to cut the ribbon before being treated to a delicious lunch and some enormous ice-creams! After lunch they had a session learning about dinosaurs and fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast and even had the opportunity to go panning for fossils. An amazing day and thank you to everyone at Swanage Youth Hostel for inviting our pupils to be part of this event.