St Mary’s Catholic Primary Schools Trust
Friday 30th June 2017
Dear St Mary’s Families,
We have had lots of excitement over the past few weeks.
Year 6 Residential Visit
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend some time with Year 6 on their residential visit to PGL Liddington. They had a wonderful time; they were fearless in the way they approached the activities on offer and full of good humor and kindness to one another. Well done Year 6, I was extremely proud of you, and of course a big thank you to the staff who gave up their time to supervise the children.
The Year 6 children who stayed behind were up to all sorts of exciting things as well I hear and were equally well behaved and good humored.
Nursery Farm Visit
Morning and afternoon Nursery visited Ladyland farm together last week for the first time. The sun shone on them and I hear they had a very happy day meeting all the farm animals. Thank you to all the parents who came along to help.
St Bernadette Year 1 Visit to Heathfield
St Bernadette almost managed to get through the day at Heathfield Ecology Centre without getting wet. But the inclement weather didn’t prevent them from having a lovely day exploring the environment.
Junior School Maths Week
Our Maths week at the Junior School ended with a very exciting quiz. Purple team won but all four mixed class teams proved themselves to be brilliant mathematicians. Thank you to Mrs DeSouza for planning such a varied and interesting week, and for Miss Llewellyn, our Quiz master!
For many years we have hosted summer and Christmas fayres with great success and have been very grateful for all the help our parents and families have given us. This year however we have decided to try something different.
In the spirit of wanting our children to be independent whilst also fulfilling our aim to build leaders of the future we want our children to take control of the summer fayre. Every year group throughout the Infant and Junior Schools have been given the responsibility for running up to 4 stalls. They can choose what the stalls will be; some have chosen traditional stalls, some have come up with new ideas. They will then work out rotas so that the stalls are covered at all times whilst also giving them time to visit other stalls.
The fayre will begin at 2.00 p.m. for the children and parents may come along and join us from 3.00 p.m. Children can bring up to £5.00 to spend at the fayre in a named envelope but please make sure that they have small change.
We will still be making the usual collections so any donations of pampering products or toys will be gratefully received.