As part of their WW2 topic, year 6 visited Fort Henry to find out the important part Studland played during the Second World War. We were pleased to welcome Chris Copson from the Keep Museum who gave us a guided tour and then shared a range of artefacts with us.
The evacuees form Year 6 arrived safely at Swanage Railway Station. They then enjoyed hospitality at the British Restaurant that re-opened (for one day only) at Swanage United Reformed Church. Whilst they were there they enjoyed a lunch of baked beans, mash and corned beef rissoles followed by jam tart and custard! Music was provided by Spike’s gramophone. They were joined for lunch by some visitors who shared their wartime memories of Swanage. The day finished with a good old sing song!
Many thanks to the URC for hosting the event.
On a very cold evening, our year 6 children, the school choir and instrumentalists, the Purbeck Arts Choir and a full congregation in excellent voice joined for a joyous celebration of the Christmas story.
Year 4 and Year 6 share books with their new reading buddies.
We wish you all the very best St Mary’s luck in your futures. You have been a brilliant class and we will miss you. Onwards and upwards!
Another great trip to the RSPB reserve at Arne, this time for year 6. They enjoyed walking the nature trail to the harbour edge, and clambering around the adventure trail.
Congratulations to the Year 6 girls cricket team who won the Purbeck tournament securing them a place in the Dorset finals! The whole team demonstrated excellent batting, bowling and fielding skills leading them to win each of their games. Good luck in the final!
Year 6 spent a fantastic day at Salisbury Cathedral. They dressed up as members of the clergy to find out about who’s who in the cathedral, as well as having an interesting tour and creating a stained-glass window.
St Mary’s first venture into the Dorset Hard Ball Cup: losing to Epiphany!
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.