As the weather appears to be changing, please send your child to school with a sun hat and sun cream and please apply sun cream on exposed skin before school each morning- as children are out for a long time at break and lunch time.
Weather permitting, Sports day will take place on Friday 7th July for F2-Y6.
The KS1 (F2, Y1 and Y2) day will begin at 9:30am and KS2 (Y3-Y6) events will begin at 1:15pm.
Foundation 1 & 2 have planned separate fun days on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th July.
The end of year reports will be given out on Monday 10th July along with Year 2 and Year 6 SATs results.
If you would like to discuss your child’s report, please make an appointment with their class teacher at some point before the end of term.
After qualifying in the East Midlands Regional Heats of the Great Big Dance Off, our KS2 dance team travelled to Oxford on Monday for the National Finals. Despite the heat and a very long day, the dancers were an absolute joy to be with. They put on a fantastic performance and we are now proud to say that the St Mary’s dance group are 20th in the whole of the country for their efforts. What a fantastic achievement! Well done to Cormac, Roma, Eve, Maddie, Kady, Tatiana, Emmanuela, Vicky, Honey, Mercia, Nattalia, Zeze and Aishat.
The boys in the school football team have now played their final game of the season and maintained their fantastic winning spree! Over the course of the season, they've played 10 games and dropped only 2 points, with an amazing 9 wins and 1 draw!
Their final game was a hard fought battle with Bentinck, the only team to take points from them all season, but the boys didn't take long to settle into their stride and come from behind to go on to win the game 3-1, hitting the post on at least two other occasions in the game.
They have demonstrated excellent teamwork throughout the season and their hard work has paid off as they are confirmed as league champions with this final result! Well done boys!
On the 9th June, St Mary’s Yr 6 joined the other Barnabas Trust schools to celebrate this feast day Mass at Nottingham Cathedral with Bishop Patrick. Each school contributed something special to the Mass and it was lovely to see the Cathedral so full of young people celebrating their faith. We look forward to many more Trust Masses to come!
Children in KS2 have all returned thoroughly tired but happy from their residentials in Kingswood and Castleton. The two clear favourite activities at Kingswood were The Leap of Faith which Odhran said helped him ‘conquer his fear of heights’ and Jacob’s Ladder which Keo said was ‘challenging but encouraged him to feel brave as it was so much fun’.
At Castleton children loved `playing the part of leader at the Roman battle’ and `exploring the Castleton area with friends` (Umar & Anica)
Yr 3 had a fun sleepover in school last night and loved having the field to themselves till late in the evening. They were exceptionally well behaved and went to sleep at a fairly respectable hour. We think they will sleep well tonight!!
Thank you to all the staff for giving up their time to ensure the children have such valuable and enriching experiences.
Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion throughout the month of June. Each service was a wonderful occasion for the children and their families. They will celebrate together with a school Mass at St Mary`s church at 1:30 on Thursday 6th July and come back to school for a celebration party.
On behalf of the First Holy Communion children and the Catechists, we would like to invite you to join them on this very special occasion.
We are looking for a keen gardener to work for 2 afternoons throughout the school with small groups of children. This is a paid position. Please contact the school office if you would like more information.
Preparation for First Communion will begin on Thursday 27th April.
This year the First Holy Communion children will celebrate their special day on one of the following dates: