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Open mornings

We are holding open mornings for parents of prospective new Reception pupils on Tuesday 20th November and Tuesday 27th November at 9:30am. Please come along to have a look around our wonderful school and find out more about us. We’re looking forward to meeting you! Please contact the school office if you have any questions.

Ms Ascough (Executive Headteacher) and Miss Granite (Head of School)

Welcome back!

It is lovely to see everyone looking refreshed and rejuvenated after the holidays! We have a busy term ahead and we’re really excited about all the new experiences we’ll be having. Topic webs will be coming home this week, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, a member of staff will be in the playground each day.

Digital footprint survey for parents

The internet is a fantastic resource but it can be hard to keep up with all the new sites and games that children are using. Before the holidays, we sent home information about a survey we are doing to find out about how we can support you to keep your children safe. So far, a few parents have completed it but we want to hear from lots more of you! The link to the survey is: https://goo.gl/forms/5k4NfCji0NVrkcLC2

 

Welcome back!

We are very excited to welcome you all back for the new academic year. We are both looking forward to beginning our new roles and to working with the pupils, parents, staff and governors to continue making St Mary’s school such a special place.

Ms Ascough will be in school on alternate Monday mornings or afternoons and all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Miss Granite will be in school every day, as will Miss Bell and Mr Knight. There will be a member of the senior leadership team on the playground each day, so please feel free to come and say hello or to share any questions or concerns you may have. If there is something of a more confidential nature that you wish to discuss, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see us.

Although there are some new faces at St Mary’s, our vision and values remain the same.

Our school vision is ‘Excellence with Compassion’, and it is this ethos, along with our six Christian values, which underpins everything we do in school. We want the best for every single child in our school. That means achieving the highest possible academic standards, but also means that we value the whole child – mind, body and spirit – and seek to create a culture of love, respect, wellbeing and safety for everyone in our community.

The year ahead promises to be full of adventures, new challenges and lots of learning and we’re really excited to get started!

 

 

Ms Ascough                                                                                                           Miss Granite

Executive Headteacher                                                                                    Head of School

Science Week 2018

Science WeekLooking for ways to celebrate British Science Week 2018? Here at St Mary’s, the children in Key Stages 1 and 2 have been asked to carry out a simple science investigation at home. Your class teacher should have given you instructions to follow or ideas.

If you’re looking for other ideas (or want to do a little something extra), here are some websites that might help:

https://www.britishscienceweek.org/plan-your-activities/activity-packs/

http://www.playdoughtoplato.com/stem-activities-for-kids/

http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/toys.html

https://www.crestawards.org/all-superstar-activities/

Looking for an activity that doesn’t require too many resources? Some of the British Science Week website and CREST awards investigations don’t need anything more than items you’d find lying around your house, so why not try one of those?

Be ready to talk about what you get up to! We’re all looking forward to seeing your investigations, or photographs of what you have been doing.

Make sure you ask an adult for help!

Snow update 2nd March

***UPDATE: parents may come and collect their children early if they wish as heavy snow is forecast***

We are open again today. Please use the front door again, like yesterday. There will be no clubs today (before or after school).

Collection times for all children:

F1&2 3.00

Y1&2 3.05

Y3&4 3.10

Y5&6 3.15