We would like to remind you that Sports Day is this Friday, 20th June. Infants will begin at 9.30am and Juniors at 1pm. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts and trainers) and sun cream is applied before coming to school.
Last week a group of 10 pupils from Years 3 and 4 took part in the heats of the Quad Kids Track and Field Event at Trinity. The team performed very well in all four events, taking 2nd place and securing a place in the final on the 26th June. A special mention to Raphael Matthews and Michelle Prusaczyk-Bengowski, both in Year 4, who each brought home a silver medal for their individual scores in the boys’ and girls’ events.
Children in KS2 have all returned thoroughly tired but happy from their residentials in Kingswood and Castleton. At the Kingswood Adventure Centre Year 4 and Year 5 experienced a perfect blend of challenge and fun exploring their own personal best with demanding options such as climbing, complex obstacle course on low ropes, and the all favourite ‘high all aboard’ activity. During their stay at Castleton, Year 6 had the opportunity to explore the local area, visit Treak Cliff Cavern, study geology, learn archery, take part in team-building games and build a siege engine to attack a stockade!
We hope the weather stays kind for Year 2 who are due to embark on their overnight camp at Wollaton Park this Wednesday. They are especially looking forward to the toasted marshmallows by a camp fire.
Please send your child to school with a sun hat and sun cream. Each morning, please apply sun cream on exposed skin, as children are out for a long time at break and lunch time.
Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion last Sunday. The service was a wonderful occasion for the children and their families. The other two groups will celebrate their special day on;
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.
On the 11th June, St Mary’s joined the other Barnabas Trust schools to celebrate its first feast day Mass at Nottingham Cathedral with Fr Andrew Cole. 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! See more over here.
Last Thursday, our Year 5 children went to London, to compete in a Gymnastics Festival at The Copper Box in the Olympic Park. This was the final part of our Olympic Legacy Project which we have been working towards over the course of the summer term.
Well done to Edie Malcolm who won the Gold medal, Wiktoria Wrona and Michelle Jamera who shared 3rd place and came home with Bronze and Tabitha Kantenga who came 4th.
Congratulations to the boys’ team also for their success. Ebenezer Mjojo, won Silver, Usman Ali took Bronze and Ehtshaam Shafiq came 4th.
A very special mention to Ehtshaam Shafiq, who assisted Mrs North and Miss Childs in the delivery of the floor routines and his commitment to the role each week. Thank you Ehtshaam!
On 5th June, Nick Lee, Acting Head of Nottingham School Improvement, came into school to congratulate the children on their fantastic attendance. Later on that day he sent me the following note which is very complementary of the children and school.
‘I wanted to thank you, your staff and especially your delightful pupils, for making me so welcome on my visit today. It was a real tonic to visit such an inspiring school, so full of energy, fun and learning. Anyone I ever talk to about St. Mary's always sings its praises and it is apparent why from the minute you enter the front door. Obviously the purpose today was to congratulate the pupils for their fantastic attendance but I was able to come away with so much more besides to share with my colleagues and the Councilors.
Please say a particular thank you to Señorita North (both of them!) and the rest of Year 2 for the very impressive Spanish sketch - I spent half term in Mallorca and they all put my Spanish to shame!’