Wellbeing Day!

Wellbeing Day!

The whole school paused to explore and celebrate wellbeing. We started by wearing our slippers to school to help us feel relaxed and comfortable! In the morning, each class took part in four different activities to learn different ways to look after themselves and...

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Willow Class Trip to Hever Castle

Willow Class Trip to Hever Castle

Willow class went to Hever Castle to learn more about the Tudors and Anne Boleyn. Along with the other children in years 3 and 4 in the Federation, we learnt a lot about the Tudors in a really fun and engaging way. We also saw many different types of Tudor houses on...

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Nativity 2019

Nativity 2019

Roll Up, Roll Up! Music The Forgotten Toys Music Going on a Journey Music Follow the Star Music We Sing of the Birth Music Run with Haste to Bethlehem Music Herod! Music Follow the Star (reprise) Music Have You Heard Music Now Out Story Has Been Told...

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Cherry Class Hartfield Village Walk

Cherry Class Hartfield Village Walk

On Tuesday 19th November Cherry went on a Hartfield Village walk as part of our "What happens where I live ?" topic. We walked from the Lych Gate and to the Anchor Pub which used to be a workhouse until 1891. We then walked down to the old station which is where some...

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Parliament Week

Parliament Week

On Thursday, all classes took part in UK Parliament week. We started the day with an assembly looking at the structure of Parliament and how it began. Then, throughout the day, each class took...

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Lilac Class Trip to Chatham Historic Dockyard

Lilac Class Trip to Chatham Historic Dockyard

‘Crash-out on the HMS Cavalier’ Tuesday 5th November—Wednesday 6th November 2019 As part of our topic this term, Lilac Class took a trip to the Chatham Historic Dockyard to experience what life...

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10-minute Challenge

10-minute Challenge

This term we are launching our 10-minute challenge, whereby all children will be attempting to jog or run continuously for 10 minutes without stopping, during their PE lessons. The aim is to build up their stamina and fitness over the coming weeks to enable them to...

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British Values Day!

British Values Day!

A fun and enriching day was had by all on Tuesday, as the whole school paused to celebrate and learn about the British Values. It was wonderful to see the children in such brightly coloured clothes to represent the Union Jack flag, so thank you for all making such an...

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Cherry Trip to the Dentist

Cherry Trip to the Dentist

On Friday 11th October, Cherry class went on the bus to Forest Row to Stone Cottage Dentist to learn more about how to look after our teeth as part of our topic 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes'. The children really enjoyed going on the bus and sat on the top deck!...

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Pupil Character

Pupil Character

Learning Powers These are our Learning Power characters who help the children understand how they learn. Because at St.Mary's we want our children to become great life-long learners, we aim to help them develop skills they can apply to learning throughout their lives;...

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Willow Class Horrible Histories Trip

Willow Class Horrible Histories Trip

On Friday 4th October, Willow class went to the Assembly Halls in Tunbridge Wells to see Horrible Histories: The Terrible Tudors. Along with the other children in years 3 and 4 in the Federation, we learnt a lot about the Tudors in a really fun and engaging way. The...

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Maple Class Buddy Time

Maple Class Buddy Time

The Impact of Buddy time is for the children to build their confidence and personal and social relationships, to support them through their first year at School. The impact can be seen through the skills learned, activities we do, and the observations and discussions...

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PTFA Crazy Golf at Hartfield Village Fete

PTFA Crazy Golf at Hartfield Village Fete

This year at the Hartfield Horticultural Show and Village Fete, the PTFA will be running a Crazy Golf game for all the family. Tickets are just £1 each and there are prizes to be won for Hole-in-ones and a leaderboard for the day where you can win Prosecco. Come along...

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Greek Day at Chiddingly

Greek Day at Chiddingly

On Monday 24th June, Willow class dressed up and took their learning about Greeks over to Chiddingly School to share a whole day of 'Hands on History' with their Federation counterparts! In mixed school groups, the children rotated around three brilliant activities...

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Singing Nation

Singing Nation

On Friday 21st June, thanks to the PTFA and your generous donations over the last year, we had a whole school workshop with Singing Nation. From 9 o'clock and throughout the day, the school was filled with beautiful singing as the children learnt not one, but two...

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Maple Class Forest School

Maple Class Forest School

The children started their afternoon by looking out for and collecting rubbish, using a new grabber. By the end of the afternoon they had a whole bag full and talked about how different materials such as metal and glass could be recycled. The whole class fitted in a...

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Maple Class Pirate Day

Maple Class Pirate Day

Today the class was taken over by a band of pirates! We played some Pirate games and learned how to follow instructions from the captain of the ship, running from port to starboard, scrubbing the decks and saving each other from being a ‘pirate overboard!’ The crew...

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Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

We started a wild challenge, which is about doing 30 days of wild activities. We took off our shoes and socks to feel the ground beneath our feet. We looked at clouds and talked about what we could see. We hunted for mini-beasts and we had a go at making daisy chains....

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PALS Assembly

PALS Assembly

On Monday 20th May, the children took part in our latest Progress and Learning Assembly. Once again, the children brought their books to the assembly and they all sat with someone from a different year group, to share what they had learnt so far this term. Here are...

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Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

The children got very excited about using our ‘Bug Hunter’ kit and set off exploring our grounds for different minibeasts. They collected leaves, mud and sticks to put with them during their explorations. They then returned the creatures to their original habitats at...

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Year 5 Bikeability Course

Year 5 Bikeability Course

Thank you to Chris and Emma, our instructors from the Road Safety Education Team at East Sussex County Council. Here we are starting off on a four day course towards Level One and Level Two of Bikeability, and we couldn't have been luckier with the weather this week!...

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Cherry Class at Coleman’s Hatch Fete

Cherry Class at Coleman’s Hatch Fete

On Saturday 11th May some children from Cherry and one from Maple went to the Coleman's Hatch Trinity Church Vintage Fair and performed the “Barber's Pole” maypole dance. The children all did so well as we had not had much time to learn the dance. The weather also was...

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Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

This week the children have been busy planting seeds. Lots of sunflowers, nasturtiums and other bee and insect friendly plants. They have been great at remembering to water them! The children spent the afternoon chicken proofing our vegetable patch. They used...

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Maple Trip to the Briar’s Field Centre & Pooh Bridge

Maple Trip to the Briar’s Field Centre & Pooh Bridge

On the 1st of May we visited the Briar’s Field Centre. Mrs and Mr Rowberry helped us to pond dip and identify lots of different bugs which lived in and on the two ponds. We found water fleas, mayflies, water beetles, pond skaters and tadpoles. The children all used...

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Cherry Class Visits British Wildlife Centre

Cherry Class Visits British Wildlife Centre

We had a fantastic time at The British Wildlife Centre. We saw lots of different animals from rats and mice to the Scottish wildcats. We met Flo the fox who thinks that she is a dog and likes playing with the keepers. We saw different types of deer and handled some...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Samba Comes To St Mary’s

Samba Comes To St Mary’s

Fairtrade Fortnight was kicked off this week with Samba Workshops for all four classes at St Mary's. Many thanks to the PTFA for funding one of three musical workshops for the children this year. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file"...

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Fairtrade Fortnight Bake Off

Fairtrade Fortnight Bake Off

This is our very first Fairtrade Fortnight at St Mary's, as we work our way towards achieving our first FairAware Award. As the theme this year is Cocoa we thought it would be fun to hold our very own bake off at school and the children did not disappoint with an...

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Whole School Trip to Ashdown Forest

Whole School Trip to Ashdown Forest

A wonderful day was had by all on our Whole School Trip to the Ashdown Forest. The weather was kind to us as we explored, climbed, hiked and splashed our way through the day. The magnificent Forest Leaders led us in different workshops as we all learnt new skills and...

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Progress and Learning Assembly

Progress and Learning Assembly

Each term, we have a PALS (Progress and learning) assembly, where the children share their books from the term and identify where and how they have made progress. It’s great to see the children sharing their books with children from other classes, and hearing how...

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Tuesday 5th February was Chinese New Year, so as part of their topic 'Where in the world are we?', Willow class spent the day exploring this important Chinese festival. The class spent the morning rotating around 4 different activities. These included having great fun...

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Whole School Orienteering Day

Whole School Orienteering Day

On Monday 28th January, Mr D organised a fantastic day of orienteering to help the children put into practice the skills that some of them have been learning in P.E. this term. Mr D had arranged a 'shop' full of items that the children would need to build a den - such...

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We’ve Grown Leeks

We’ve Grown Leeks

This week, the outdoor club did some weeding and winter tidying in their vegetable plot. They dug out a huge dandelion and thistle and also some lovely leeks and red cabbages! It is great to see...

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Maple Class Bike & Scooter Week

Maple Class Bike & Scooter Week

This week all of the children brought in bikes and scooters as part of our 'Off We Go!' topic. The children talked about how to be safe when they are riding, by looking out for others and wearing...

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Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

The Children at St Mary’s Outdoor Club have written letters to the Hartfield & District Horticultural Society.The children discussed what they would like to do next year and what tools and resources would help them.These included secateurs to tend to the Willow...

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Christmas Party in the Church

Christmas Party in the Church

Katrina organised a party at the church as a celebration of Jesus birthday. The children talked about what you need for a celebration.  "a cake". – Jacob "decorations…. you have some there and there is a sign" –Isabella "There are balloons, they are for a party"-...

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Engineering Day

Engineering Day

Willow Class - Engineering Day 18 DECEMBER, 2018 On Thursday 6th December, Willow class spent the morning being Engineers! Mr Martin-Lawrence came in, bringing with him a robot and lots of other fantastic electronic activities for the children to have a go at! To...

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St. Mary’s School Nativity 2018

St. Mary’s School Nativity 2018

St. Mary's School Nativity 2018 FRANCES TAYLOR Acting Head of School Superstar! ...that was the name of this year's nativity and Superstars they were - all of them!  This lovely story about the true meaning of Christmas was told by the whole school, through song,...

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Maple Class Trip to Pooh Corner

Maple Class Trip to Pooh Corner

We had a brilliant adventure last week, walking to the local shop ‘Pooh Corner’. We had some juice and cakes, then read a story about Winnie the Pooh. We brought money and all paid for our cakes...

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Remembrance Week Walk to War Memorial

Remembrance Week Walk to War Memorial

Today we each carried a cross, marked with the name of a victim of the war from Hartfield. The children amazed us with the respect and reverence they showed as they walked through the Churchyard, past some of the heroes’ graves stones, and then, led by James Castle,...

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Pause Day

Pause Day

This week the whole school has gone 'off curriculum' to learn about World War 1 in commemoration of 100 years since the end of World War 1 in 1918. We have written prayers, poems and read stories all linked to the week of Remembrance. On Wednesday we had a pause...

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Thrive Day

Thrive Day

We are a Thrive school - a school that puts children first and uses the Thrive programme to support them. Mrs Leahy organised a wonderful day where the whole school could access thrive activities for the whole day! All the teachers and teaching assistants are trained...

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Malawi Day

Malawi Day

Our Starfish Malawi champions arranged a Starfish Malawi Day - and it was brilliant! The whole school came dressed in the Malawi flag colours of red green and black so we all looked the part too. An amazing well done to Seren, Elodie, Ellie, Phoebe, Ellen, Elouise,...

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St Mary’s University of Life

St Mary’s University of Life

This week we had our first St Mary’s University of life morning and an opportunity for the children to choose an hour long session in amongst other activities; yoga, hairdressing, chicken keeping, chess, hockey, light, prisms and rainbows, arts and crafts and...

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Lilac’s Victorian Day at the Weald & Downland Museum

Lilac’s Victorian Day at the Weald & Downland Museum

On Tuesday 16th October Lilac, along with their counterpart classes from the Pioneer Federation; Chiddingly and East Hoathly attended a ‘Victorian’ Day down near Chichester. Amongst other activities each group took part in a personalised workshop with Lilac enjoy-ing...

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Cherry Class Fire Station Visit

Cherry Class Fire Station Visit

Cherry Class went to visit Forest Row Fire station as part of their learning topic for the "The Great Fire of London". First we had a talk about fire safety at home and what to do if there was a fire at night. Then we tried on the clothes that fire fighters wear  -...

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Cross Country

Cross Country

After the cross country event in school recently we sent no fewer than 24 runners from years 3 to 6 across to Beacon school to take part in the area cross country event. With so many schools taking part we were thrilled to be so well represented in all the races. ...

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Harvest Service

Harvest Service

t was lovely to see so many parents and friends of the school at our Harvest Service today.  Reverend Julie and Katrina led us in thanks and inspired us with the theme of generosity.  Thank you to all those who sent in harvest gifts.  Tony Cox from the East Grinstead...

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First Egg

First Egg

Today we were thrilled that one of our hens (we are not sure if it was Tulip or Rose) laid her first egg! The blue egg was cleverly laid in the nesting box and we all had a look in assembly. When we cracked it open we couldn't believe it was a double yoker! Hopefully...

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Outdoor Club

Outdoor Club

In outdoor club we have been harvesting some of our fruit and vegetables this week. We enjoyed eating raspberries and blackberries and have brought in the chard, tomatoes and squash to add to our Assembly table, to help celebrate Harvest in the run up to our annual...

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End of Year Service on Friday 20th July

End of Year Service on Friday 20th July

With building works going on in church we gathered in the village hall this year for our end of year service. The community turned out again to help us celebrate . There were blessings and thank yous for the huge numbers of helpers we have at school and a few goodbyes...

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St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary's got Talent 2018 18 JULY, 2018 Learning with Love, Strength and Faith On the penultimate day of the school year we gathered in the school hall for St.Marys Got Talent.....the talent show where we so many varied and wonderful acts. There was an air of mystery...

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Go Karting Challenge with Lilac Class

Go Karting Challenge with Lilac Class

This year our wonderful parent volunteer Mr Wood has been helping members of Lilac to assemble and test a Go Kart.  Next year we hope to take part in an inter school challenge.   [gallery order="DESC" type="rectangular" link="none"...

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Lilac Production - The Wind in the Willows FRANCES TAYLOR Head of School What an amazing show!  Our Lilac class children had us in fits of laughter one minute and gasping in amazement the next. From their singing (several beautiful solos) to the acting (including some...

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Year 6 Leavers Service at Worth Abbey

Year 6 Leavers Service at Worth Abbey

Year 6 Leavers Service at Worth Abbey 10 JULY, 2018 The annual leavers service at Worth Abbey was, as always, a beautiful service, bringing year six children from church schools across the diocese together to celebrate and look back on their primary school years. A...

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Teddy Bear Afternoon

Teddy Bear Afternoon

As is traditional at St Mary's, each year we invite our new reception children to join us on The Croft for a Teddy Bear afternoon, along with their Year 5 buddies and our current reception class. Despite the hot weather, lots of fun was had by all.   [gallery...

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St. Marys Sports Day 2018 FRANCES TAYLOR Head of School The chanting could be heard all over Hartfield as 97 very excited children gathered on The Croft for this year's Sports Day. Organised, as ever, by the amazing Mr. D our sports days are second to none. The...

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Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 4

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 4

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 4 FRANCES TAYLOR Acting Head of School Another great night's sleep and the children couldn't wait to get going with activities this morning.  We discovered that drizzle doesn't really matter when you're wet anyway!...

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Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Evening 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Evening 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Evening 3 13 JUNE, 2018 Broadstone Warren do the best movie and onesie night’s ever! Day 3 evening update:   Things we have discovered since our last post.... 1. Miss B is a very good footballer (world cup starts...

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Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 3

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 3 FRANCES TAYLOR Acting Head of School At last night's camp fire we learnt some new songs, and were amazed by the fern curtains that pulled back to reveal some entertaining acts from the children. We slept incredibly...

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Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 2

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 2

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 2 12 JUNE, 2018 Chocolate Cake Toast and Cereal Room Inspections Hitting Targets! Sausage and Mash After a successful party, playing outside and in and enjoying some rather delicious chocolate cake, we all had hot...

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Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 1

Lilac Residential Trip to Broadstone Warren – Day 1

Lilac residential trip to Broadstone Warren - Day 1 FRANCES TAYLOR Acting Head Teacher Well - we've arrived and we're having a great time!  We've climbed trees to reach zip wires ('Woah - it was SOOOO cool!')  , negotiated 'The cube' and walked on water (think...

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Maypole Festival 2018

Maypole Festival 2018

Maypole Festival FRANCES TAYLOR Acting Head of School The sun came out from behind the clouds with perfect timing for our Mayfair. With every child in the school taking part in a maypole dance we were delighted to see so many friends and family joining us for the...

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Maple trip to Briar’s Field Centre

Maple trip to Briar’s Field Centre

Maple Trip to the Briar's Field Centre Mrs L Sanders Maple Class Teacher It was a beautiful sunny day and Maple class spent a full day out of the classroom at the Briar's Field centre. They had a go at pond dipping, bug hunting in the meadow and woods, they made a...

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Lilac bike to forest school

Year 6 finished their SAT's this morning, so what a perfect day to celebrate by having an adventure to the woods in the gorgeous May sunshine. Year 5 have been practicing their 'Bikeability' skills all week, so it was the perfect opportunity to try out their new...

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Lilac Forest School – April 2018

Lilac Forest School – April 2018

Lilac Forest School April 2018 19 APRIL, 2018 Louise Sanders The sun shone and it couldn't have been warmer. We had a lovely shady walk to the woods. We stopped an learned about ‘May Flower’, blackthorn blossom as we climbed the stile. We learned how to create leaf...

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Easter Service and Easter Bonnet Parade

Easter Service and Easter Bonnet Parade

What more could get you into the spirit of the Easter holidays than a parade of beautifully designed bonnets and hats, made by the children themselves.  Well done everybody for such a lovely colourful display.  We hope you get an opportunity to wear them...

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British Values day

British Values day

British Values Day 28 MARCH, 2016 Mrs Frances Taylor Acting Head Teacher What an amazing day we have had today for British Values day.  Every child and adult in the school joined in the fun by dressing up in red white and blue.  Our British Values team: Clover, Lily,...

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Willow and Lilac Assembly – 20th March 2018

Willow and Lilac Assembly – 20th March 2018

Willow class gave us a science lesson in their class assembly today all about solids, liquids and gases. Here is a song we learnt all about it! Lilac class took us back in time to 1939 for their class assembly this week. We loved learning about what life...

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Maple Forest School 15th March 2018

Maple Forest School 15th March 2018

Maple Forest School 15th March 2018 Mrs Louise Sanders Maple Class Teacher We made ‘log dogs’ and took them on a walk to the woods with us today. We tied string to logs and drew faces on them. All the children thought of names for their dogs and some made up stories...

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Painting Dinosaurs with Kay Carpenter

Painting Dinosaurs with Kay Carpenter

16 MARCH, 2018 Painting Teamwork Creativity We had such an exciting day today...First of all Artist Kay Carpenter came into Maple class to help us to learn more about painting. We looked at images of dinosaurs and planned our colours and designs. We practiced colour...

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Maple Assembly – Dinosaurs!

Maple Assembly – Dinosaurs!

Maple class entertained us all today with their assembly about dinosaurs. They taught us lots of facts, sung us a song and recited a poem. Amazing!

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Bring An Adult To School Day

Bring An Adult To School Day

There was a real buzz around the school today for 'Bring An Adult To School' day.  The children were thrilled to have special adults in their lives, join them for our Friday Celebration Assembly.   As part of the Book Week Celebrations they then went to...

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School Meals Survey

School Meals Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey, which is open between 12th and 25th March 2018. Follow this link to the survey.

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World Book Day is for Teachers too!

World Book Day is for Teachers too!

All of the staff dressed up today in a Harry Potter theme to join in the World Book Day fun. If you have not had a chance yet, please have a look at all the wonderful children's costumes in our other World Book Day post here

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World Book Day – 7th March 2018

World Book Day – 7th March 2018

Today all the children dressed up as book characters for World Book Day.  The staff all joined in the fun, dressed as characters from Harry Potter.  Enjoy the photos.

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Clearing the Decks

Clearing the Decks

Clearing the School grounds for our Happy Customers! This was the sight that greeted us this morning ! It was all hands on deck as the Teachers started to get the paths cleared safely, ready for the excited childrens' snowy day at School!

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St Mary’s – an Outstanding Church School

St Mary’s – an Outstanding Church School

Thursday 8th February 2018   Dear St Mary’s Families I am delighted to share with you that St Mary the Virgin is now rated as ‘Outstanding’ following our recent SIAMS inspection. The attached report celebrates our ‘strong and unmistakable...

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Pioneer Federation

Pioneer Federation

  To visit Pioneer's website please click here Consultation 5 February 2018 – 23 March 2018   Proposal for Federation of Chiddingly Primary School East Hoathly Church of England Primary School St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School   Dear...

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Pause Day in the Prayer Garden & Prayer Garden Opening

Pause Day in the Prayer Garden & Prayer Garden Opening

Thursday 18th January 2018 - Pause Day   On Thursday everyone gathered together in their houses to Pause and think about how they could develop the garden at the front of the school in to an area of quiet reflection. The garden was initially developed a couple of...

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Forest School Blog

Forest School Blog

Thursday 18th January 2018 The sun shone again, although it was a really chilly day. We spotted an animal burrow on the way to the woods and some of the class had an interesting time discussing what might live there. The class are learning about houses and homes as...

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Wildlife Explorers Blog

Wildlife Explorers Blog

January 2018 At our last meeting in December we set up an Eco-Committee because we want St Mary the Virgin School to be an Eco-School. This means we have to conserve, be sustainable and care for our school and church environment. We have our wildlife club, forest...

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Our latest Newsletter

Our latest Newsletter

Our latest newsletter 11.01.18   Our Ofsted Newsletter ofsted-newsletter-sept-2016   Our older newsletters... To see our other newsletters please click here

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St. Marys School Nativity 2017

St. Marys School Nativity 2017

We had our whole school Nativity on Friday December 16th and the photos and videos are available to download. Please can we remind you not to share these videos and pictures on social media. Thankyou. To watch and download the video of the Morning Performance click...

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Christingle time

Christingle time

Christingle Service, St Mary's Church Hartfield - Sunday 10th Dec 9.30am Friday 8th December 2017 On Friday Rev Julie came in to school to help the children make their Christingles for the service on Sunday. Each piece of the Christingle holds special symbolism to...

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Maple Class Blog

Maple Class Blog

Maple Class Blog Thursday 7th December 2017 Maple Class had a lovely time at St Mary’s Church on Thursday morning. We heard the story of Jesus’ birth and joined in with telling it with actions and words, singing songs and talking about the parts of the story and...

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Playground Blog

Playground Blog

Thursday 30th November 2017 Today John Waller, Underwoodsman from Bore Place arrived at St Mary's to help us plant our willow structures. The children had decided on a igloo, which Mr Waller told us was actually called a 'Twigloo' and a fence, which is apparently...

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Learners of the week!

Learners of the week!

Congratulations to all our learners for shining so brightly!       LEARNERS OF THE WEEK Learner of the week Week ending 10/11/17 LILAC – Will WILLOW - Hope CHERRY – Leon MAPLE – Chloe Week ending 17/11/17 LILAC – Louie WILLOW – Alex CHERRY – Hugo MAPLE...

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Sports Blog

Sports Blog

November 2017 Wednesday 8th November Really proud of the girls today.....played really well and they all enjoyed it and showed such s great team spirit! Hartfield girls team came joint 5th in a group of 8 schools.     Lilac boys headed over to Crowborough...

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Gardening Club Blog

Gardening Club Blog

Wednesday 4th October 2017 At Gardening Club this week we looked at the work of the Artist Andy Goldsworthy and talked about transient environmental Art. We worked together to create a sculpture with leaves inspired by his work, then went on to work in small groups to...

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Willow Class Blog

Willow Class Blog

October 2017 The children in Willow class have produced the most wonderful array of Roman artefacts for our Roman Exhibition. We have sampled delicious Roman Food that they have baked using authentic Roman methods, they have built ampitheatres and chariots, made...

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Cross Country Race – September 2017

Cross Country Race – September 2017

We were so proud of the children as they dug deep, strode determinedly and gritted their teeth around the course. We were particularly impressed with their sportsmanship, cheering on every runner and showing true strength of character to reach the finish line. Well...

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Y6 Leaver’s Service at Worth Abbey

Y6 Leaver’s Service at Worth Abbey

Thursday 13th July 2017   This afternoon our Y6 class and Ms Battle enjoyed the annual Leaver's Service at Worth Abbey. It was wonderful to give thanks for the many beautiful experiences Lilac class has enjoyed during their time at St Mary's. We all look forward...

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Sports Day June 2017

Sports Day June 2017

Friday 30th July 2017 Today we enjoyed a beautiful and dry afternoon of sports on The Croft. Mr D organised a whole day of activities which tested everyone's physical skills, team work and resilience, while ensuring everyone had lots of fun! In the afternoon families...

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Bring an adult to school afternoon

Bring an adult to school afternoon

Friday 16th June 2017 It was wonderful to see so many parents at the school this afternoon. The children’s faces lit up when they saw you all and they were justifiably proud to welcome you into their classrooms.  There was such an array of learning and a real buzz...

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Lilac Class School Journey to PGL, Hailsham

Lilac Class School Journey to PGL, Hailsham

At the end of May Lilac class Y5 and Y6, set off for an incredible adventure at PGL Hailsham. See our blog and photos below... 19th May 2017 We started our morning today with Aeroball and Tunneling. Tunneling was a very muddy affair, which just increased to level of...

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St Mary’s Class Champions Golden Rules

St Mary’s Class Champions Golden Rules

Friday 24th February, 2017   Since Christmas our Class Champions have been working on Golden Rules. These Golden Rules will be displayed around the school to encourage pupils to consider and reflect upon their behaviour.   The Golden Rules will be launched...

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sign2sing

sign2sing

Thursday 9th February 2017   Today children at St Mary's took part in the national sign2sing week. This was a chance for the children to learn some sign language and perform in front of an audience of family and friends. The sign2sing week was designed to raise...

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Wildlife Explorers

Wildlife Explorers

Wildlife Explorers have been very busy with all their activities, including taking part in the RSPB big garden birdwatch, looking at plants closely with magnifiers, peering at bugs, recycling and re-using materials, working in the churchyard making a trail and making...

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Applying for a place at St Mary’s

Applying for a place at St Mary’s

Thank you for your interest in applying for place at St Mary's. You will find all the information you need, including how to contact us, on this page.   We are currently registering interest in Reception places, but have a small number of vacancies in older year...

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