The photographer will be in school on Friday 7th October taking individual and siblings. Due to time restraints, the photographer will only be able to take family photographs of children attending school and nursery.
On behalf of the School Council I would like to thank all the parents /carers who joined us for our sponsored walk last Friday. Luckily it was a very warm afternoon and the children had some well-deserved relaxation time to play and explore their surroundings at the Arboretum, after their brisk walk there. All monies collected will go towards the School Council’s on-going sun shade project.
Mrs Hayes would like to say well done to all the Year 5 children who attended the two day Music Camp, at Ilam Hall; they were a credit to our school. They took part in a range of indoor and outdoor musical activities, team games and walks. They had a fantastic time and especially enjoyed making a monster band and the ‘Night Walk’ where they heard a phantom trumpeter!
At the beginning of this term a group of Year 6 pupils joined Year 6 children from Our Lady’s Primary School for a wonderful weekend retreat at the Briars Residential Centre, Crich, Derbyshire. The weekend was a time for the children to reflect, pray and join in a variety of team games with children from a different school. We were very proud of our children and how quickly they interacted with their new friends. In their words, the weekend was ’very reflective and spiritual but all activities were done in such a fun way`.
Staff have planned exciting topics and enrichment activities this half term with a focus on Geography and Science.
KS1 visit to Skegness to explore the physical and human features of the seaside
Year 3 visit to the National Stone Centre to explore the treasures in stone, rocks and soil
Year 4 visit to Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery for a landscape painting workshop
Years 5 & 6 visit to Galleries of Justice to take part in a workshop `Stand Up, Shout Up`
To celebrate Black History Month, children will be studying the lives of prominent African and Caribbean figures around the world.
From this September, the Government has made a huge change in the way children are to be assessed, as there will no longer be National Curriculum levels at the end of Year 2 and 6. All schools have to set up their own way of assessing pupils. After investigating many different Assessment and Tracking systems, we have decided to use the Local Authority (LA) system, which is being used by a number of primary schools in Nottingham. We would like to invite you to one of two meetings to explain this further. Both will be held on Wednesday 14th October at;
On Friday 2nd October, 15 children from the local Islamic school will join us to celebrate our Harvest Assembly. This is the beginning of our links with this school. The children will bring along some produce for our Harvest table and afterwards will spend time in different classes to find out about St Mary’s. After the assembly a group of children from both schools will take the produce to St Paul’s Soup Kitchen. The produce will help the volunteers prepare hot meals for local homeless/vulnerable people and is a small expression of our attempt to bring the goodness of the harvest to everyone.
Year 6 have organised a collection of items to be brought to school to be sent to Calais to help the Calais Action group support the refugees who are fleeing from danger in their home countries. If you have any items you would like to donate, please see the list of useful items sent home with children this week.
This club is open every day at 8am to children from F2 - Y6 at a cost of £2.50 per day. If you are interested in your child joining, please speak to Mrs Carnell at the school office.
21st October 3:30pm-8pm F2-Y6
This evening is a time to discuss how your child has settled in to the new year and to answer any questions you might have. Appointment letters will be sent out nearer the time.