KS2 enjoyed an exciting Sports Day by taking part in a range of fun activities. The extremely hot weather did not affect the children’s performances as they competed against each other and collected points for their colour team. The event was a huge success!
Year 4 performed a wonderful Easter Service in church. They all spoke clearly and confidently to retell one of the most important stories from the bible with compassion, commitment and understanding. The singing from everyone was beautiful and lovely soloists. Well done for an outstanding production!
Congratulations to all those who entered this years Easter Egg Competition. All entries were of a very high standard and were really imaginative. We were so impressed by your creations! There were lots of lovely comments made by all those who viewed them.
The children had an exciting and informative visit, across to St Mary’s Church, to participate in our ‘Experience Easter’ event. There were various interactive stations, situated around the church, to enable the children to experience the events of holy week and reflect upon them. They took part in a number of activities, from sampling the bread and wine at the Last Supper, hanging their worries and fears on the tree in the Garden of Gethsemane, and writing their hopes and dreams on stones to place at the foot of the cross. Lots of interesting and in-depth questioning took place, to gain a deeper understanding of our Christian values, and how we can be the children of God, carrying on what we have learnt to improve the lives of others.
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.
The children were invited across to St Mary’s Church to participate in the ‘Experience Church’ event. There were various stations where they learnt about the importance of the different features of the church and how they are used. These included: The Font, Lectern, votive candle holders, Altar, door and stained glass windows. The children had great fun, creating their own stained glass candle holders, prayers and origami birds. They participated in many discussions to gain a deeper understanding into the many Christian values that are promoted. They learnt the importance of what we ourselves can bring to the Church and also take with us into our lives.
The Circus came to St Mary’s. Absolute tears of laughter. Hilarious fun & amusement…totally priceless! A big THANKYOU to St Mary’s Support Group!
We were amazed at the fantastic Easter service, which our Year Four class performed in Church on the last day of term. The acting was awesome, the singing beautiful and the speaking clearly projected. Well done to every member of the class. Your professional approach and confidence was inspirational. You are all super stars!
Pupils had a great day with Greater Manchester Police and HM Prison service finding out about dangers and how to keep themselves safe. The day included opportunities to meet the police dogs and horses which all pupils will enjoyed.
Pupils in school lead a superb assembly as part of our Christian Grounbreakers all about being Lost and the Found.
Years 1 to 6 pupils all took part in an anti-bullying show called ‘The power of one’! We learnt that bullying is purposeful, deliberate and repeatedly hurting someone. Bullying can be verbal or physical and that verbal bullying is when words can hurt and physical bullying is when actions can hurt. We were reminded that we should always tell a teacher if any bullying is seen happening and thought about what each of us can do to help. We all made a promise to make sure that there is no bullying at St Mary’s.
Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about superheroes, famous people and Macmillan nurses. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £698.12!
Thank you to everyone who supported the event.
Pupils at St. Mary’s School flipped pancakes to raise money for iPads. Over a £1,000 has been pledged and money is still being collected. The pupils had a fabulous time as well as raising an amazing amount of money. We will keep you posted on the final total raised. Thank you to everyone who helped on the day and to everyone who sponsored the pupils.
We were very fortunate to have Josie Cichockyj, a former British Paralympian and Team GB basketball player visit our school a few weeks ago. She came to talk about what she had accomplished in life and to talk about making the most of the opportunities we get day after day. After a great talk in the hall, Josie visited the different classes and chatted with the children.
The Year Four Easter assembly was held in church with each child taking part. The pupils worked really hard to ensure that they new all the words to re- tell the story of Easter week. It was was a fantastic success! The class were amazing, not only in their acting skills, but their beautiful singing voices, with Thomas and Joseph giving eye watering solo performances! Joshua Collins took the role of Jesus very seriously and wowed the congregation with his acting. Mrs Higgins and Mrs Booth are so impressed and proud of the achievements of this impressive group of budding actors and actresses. Well done everybody.
¡Hola chicos y chicas!
( Hello boys and girls!)
Please see below for a list of things we have been learning this term. We have been having conversations round school, asking each other lots of questions:
How are you? ¿Qué tal?
And the reply can be: Muy bien!, Fenomenal! Fantastico! Fatal! Regular! Casi, casi.
We also know how to ask each other’s name:
¿Còmo te llamas? To which the reply is Me llamo … ( I am called…)
Years 4, 5 and 6 also know colours and numbers to 20.
Next term we will be learning about families and the weather!
We have a great connection with our link primary school in Spain. Check out their website, www.colegioelhaya.com
In particular find the English Corner – there might be someone you recognized, working hard on her trip to Spain!
Saludos means greetings in Spanish.
¡Hola! ¡Buenos dias!
¿Que tal? ¡Muy bien gracias!
¿Que tal? ¡Muy mal!
¿Que tal? ¡Fantastico!
¿Cómo te llamas? Me llamo…
St Mary’s pupils find out more about Pentecost as they experience each station and gain a deeper understanding of the Pentecost story at St. Mary’s Church.
Station 1 Waiting for the Holy Spirit to come
Station 2 Receiving the Holy Spirit
Station 3 Telling others the Good News
Station 4 Doing and taking action
Station 5 Sharing and working together
Station 6 Growing the Church growing in the power of the Spirit
St Mary’s pupils find out more about Christmas as they experience each station and gain a deeper understanding of the Christmas story at St. Mary’s Church.
Station 1 The Preparation
Station 2 The Announcement
Station 3 The Promises
Station 4 The Journey
Station 5 The Message
Station 6 The Giftl done everybody.