Our new September starters in EYFS were officially welcomed to the St Mary’s family during a special ‘buddies’ worship and assembly led by Year 6 and their new friends. It was a culmination of several weeks’ get-togethers where the pupils ate lunch together, played together and learned lots together too! They read, wrote, cut, coloured, glued and drew pictures – in short, had lots and lots of fun!
The theme this year was ‘under the sea’ and the service had a distinctively ‘nautical’ theme to it – including a fun-filled rendition of ‘under the deep blue sea’! The story of the ‘Rainbow Fish’ was re-told and there was even a little bit of acting!
Mother Katy kindly helped to make the new starters feel officially welcomed, by presenting each with their own personal copy of our school prayer book: The Lord’s Prayer. Blessings were gratefully received and parents enjoyed their proud moment as each child begins their journey with us at St Mary’s.