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.
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 Circus came to St Mary’s. Absolute tears of laughter. Hilarious fun & amusement…totally priceless! A big THANKYOU to St Mary’s Support Group!
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 gave the children some valuable thinking time to consider ‘life lessons’ and the consequences of thoughtful (and thoughtless!) behaviour.
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.
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.
¡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…