St Mary’s Does Red Nose Day / Comic Relief 2019

St Mary’s Does Red Nose Day / Comic Relief 2019

The school has been awash with an array of all things red including the infamous red noses, for Mufti Day today, in celebration of Comic Relief and Red Nose Day. After a morning of curriculum based activities centred around the importance of this bi annual event, we all went over to The Croft for an hour of comically themed games, fun and fresh air. Thank you to our parents for their support, by sending in your children with donations. We have so far raised £78.00 for the charity.

Maple Class Dinosaur Assembly

Maple Class Dinosaur Assembly

We ran the Thursday Assembly to share our topic learning about Dinosaurs

We learned the poem ‘Dinosaur Roar!’ from a book we had read.

The children explained how big some dinosaurs were.

Some children showed their dinosaur paintings and read the writing they had done about their paintings.

The children learned a dinosaur song and made up their own actions. They sang brilliantly!

It was fantastic to be supported by so many of the parents and the children all spoke and performed fantastically! They should all be very proud of themselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Vision

School Vision

Staff, governors and parents have been working hard to outline our whole school vision. This has resulted in a vision that drives St Mary’s core values of ‘love, strength and faith’, but now ensures that all members of our school community can clearly define what our vision is and what the core values mean, and how we can all use them to guide us. To celebrate our new vision, we had a launch day on Monday 11th March.  Parents and Governors joined us to celebrate the bible stories linked to the core values of Love, Strength and Faith and hear our amazing new vision song. The children then enjoyed a pause morning of activities centered around our core values.

Listen as we sing our Vision song,
Love, strength, faith,
We say
They help us to live like Jesus Christ.

We learn to love ourselves and others too,
Show respect, we say
And be the best friend that you can be.

So,
we treat others with the love they need,
And be kind and truthful all the day,
For we are aiming high,

When we feel like giving up, we say:
“I’m gonna use my love, my strength, my faith”
We are brave, we are bold
We are always proud to be St Mary’s.

Our vision helps us all
To remember to always be strong,
We have love, we have faith
We are always proud to be St Mary’s

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

We show resilience in all we do,
Our Growth Mindset helps us to be the best that we can be.

We all learn together, learn for life,
Reach up for the stars,
We are warriors
Yeah, that's what we'll become!

We treat others with the love they need,
And be kind and truthful all the day,
For we are aiming high!

When we feel like giving up, we say:
“I’m gonna use my love, my strength, my faith”
We are brave, we are bold,
We are always proud to be St Mary’s.

Our vision helps us all
To remember to always be strong,
We have love, we have faith
We are always proud to be St Mary’s

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

This is Us!

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

When we feel like giving up, we say:
“I’m gonna use my love, my strength, my faith”
We are brave, we are bold
We are always proud to be St Mary’s.

Our vision helps us all
To remember to always be strong,
We have love, we have faith
We are always proud to be St Mary’s

Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

This is Us!

Maple Class Hedge Planting

Maple Class Hedge Planting

We were lucky enough to be given lots of hedge plants from the Woodland Trust, so we decided to use some to develop our outside grass bank area.

We turfed a trench and loosened the soil to prepare it for the plants.

The children found beetles and worms when they were investigating the soil. They took turns sharing the forks and trowels.

The children then collected sticks to make sure that their plants were straight in the ground and then they put on tree guards on them to protect them as they grow.

It poured with rain, just as we were nearly finished, so we had a quick go at learning how to clean the tools, then talked about how good it was for the plants that the rain had come.

Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

We have recently been given some money from the Hartfield Horticultural Society to help us by tools and equipment for our club at school.

We were very excited to open a delivery of new garden tools

We out them straight to use to help us plant some hedging plants, which we got from the Woodland Trust Trees for Schools project. Really well done outdoor club, it is exciting to see how the hedge will flourish and develop over the years.