Christmas 2017

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Gnome Alone!

Homework 5/1/18

Hello Year Six!

Just a reminder that your homework is due in on Monday.

Those of you who are still struggling with times tables, this is a reminder to take a look at Mymaths – check the window on the left of the main screen and look at ‘Booster Packs’ then scroll down to ‘Times Tables’ and choose the option that suits you best.

Remember: ‘Unless you care…..’  You know the rest.

Get your homework done today if you can – tomorrow is supposed to be a lovely clear day for you to enjoy!

Mr Day

Shaw Market Debate

Children enjoyed participating in a debate on whether Shaw Market should stay on the High Street or move back behind the shops. They took on roles as different members of the local community either for or against the issue and discussed their opinions. After all opinions had been shared a democratic vote was held.

Manchester Royal Infirmary

St Mary’s CE Primary School and Manchester Royal Infirmary:

A very special project ……

The Year 6 pupils of St Mary’s School have been invited to work on a very special project. The project has been brought to us by one of the parents of an ex pupil, Mrs Shipton.

Mrs Shipton works in the Palliative Care at the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital and began a project to create a room for relatives of very poorly patients. The aim was to make this room as relaxing and calming as possible and to this end our pupils undertook some art work incorporating the trusts symbol of a butterfly. Mr Hugh Templeton, an artist, worked alongside Year 6 to create the fantastic images you see below.

On the 6th Dec 2017 pupil and staff representatives were invited to the Grand Opening of the relatives’ room were Kathy Cowell OBE – Chair of MFT. Invited our two school councilors Katie and Alfie to cut the ribbon and officially open the Butterfly Room.

This has been an amazing opportunity for our pupils and the school to be involved in and we feel privileged to have been a part of something that could really make a difference to patients and their families.


Homework 1/12/17

Hello Year Six!

Just a reminder: IXL homework is due on Monday. If you struggle with the ‘fractions of amount’ work, try going to mymaths – number – Year 4 – fractions – fractions of amount and practise the online lesson as a starting point.

Good luck!

(And don’t forget to read this weekend!)

Mr Day

Year Six butterfly art for the Manchester Royal Infirmary

Year 6 were asked to utilise their talents to provide some art for the Manchester Royal Infirmary new relatives’ room, which we were only too glad to get involved with. With the help of local artist and friend of the school Hugh Templeton, the children created some beautiful butterflies which will soon be adorning the walls. Thanks to Mrs Shipton (an ex-parent and employee of the MRI) for asking us! We loved getting involved!

Y6 Tag Rugby Tournament

Well done to all the players who represented St Mary’s at the tournament today! A fabulous effort and a good result – 4th over all.

The Disgusting Sandwich

We had such fun following instructions to make our very own disgusting sandwiches like in the story that we had read. We were amazing chefs and thought of lots of verbs to collect on our hats. We are looking forward to writing our own disgusting soup recipes.

Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London spread and how hard it was to stop it getting bigger.

Representing Numbers

We enjoyed working in teams to use lots of different maths apparatus to represent numbers in different ways.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about Hope and Macmillan nurses. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £516.81!
Thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Thackray Museum

Year 2 are busy being trainee nurses and porters during our Florence Nightingale workshop at Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. They re-enacted preparing for and travelling to Scutari Hospital to help improve the hospital conditions and tend to wounded soldiers fighting in the Crimean War. The workshop session was very interactive and pupils handled aretfacts and were involved in a timeline activity. They also explored the Lifezone to find out about the human body and keeping healthy.


Year 1 recently set off on a walk around the local area to learn more about our community.


Year 1 had a great time at the museum. We learnt lots of things about life in Victorian Times.


Vehicle Making!

We have been busy this week making our vehicles which we have designed ourselves. All our vehicles have a working winch. It got a little messy at times!


RNLI Visit.

As part of our topic ‘Adventures by the Sea’ we have been learning all about the work of the RNLI. A volunteer from the RNLI came to visit the class and teach us all about the history, the work they do and most importantly how to stay safe in the water!

Music Time!

Year 2 have been reading the story of ‘The Nutcracker’ and  listening to the music from the ballet. We have been learning to play the music to the ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ on the glockenspiels. We had lots of fun.

Christmas 2016

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Penguin Pete!