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Y4 visit to the Mosque

posted 18 Apr 2018, 03:10 by Lynsie Tuplin

To support their learning about other faiths, ,Y4 had a wonderful visit to a mosque in Sheffield. On their tour, the children were wowed by the beautiful interior of the mosque. They found out about the ritual washing (wudu), the call to prayer, the Qu'ran and how Muslims try to live a good life and how they do this - with a strong focus on family and community. It was particularly interesting to hear about the similarities with Christianity especially the admiration given to the patron saint of our school, Mary. 

Dragon's Den

posted 15 Mar 2018, 04:11 by Lynsie Tuplin

Y6 have recently completed a lengthy project in ICT, based on BBC's Dragon Den.  We completed a series of tasks to eventually build up to a power-point presentation and request funding from a 'Dragon' (Mr Kearns).  The students initially created a new smart phone for ages 7-18, developed it by creating a prototype, added extra features then designed it by using online software.  We then did some market research using Survey Monkey and used that info to edit and improve our products.  We continued by creating a balance sheet to calculate our start up and running costs and finally created a power-point presentation to present our products to a Dragon!  Hopefully none of the Dragons will say, "I'M OUT!!!"


Big Sing Liturgy Thing

posted 9 Feb 2018, 07:31 by Lynsie Tuplin

Y6 enjoyed an uplifting day of music and prayer at All Saints High School with CJM Music and representatives from all the Catholic schools in Sheffield. The morning was spent learning songs and actions with a group of children putting together a liturgical dance. After an active lunch spent playing football, we came together for a liturgy where the power and symbolism of the cross took centre stage. Each child received a cross to take away to remind of the messages of the day. 


Sporting Success (again!)

posted 6 Dec 2017, 00:58 by Lynsie Tuplin

Representatives from Y3 and Y4 travelled to Ecclesfield School for the local Sportshall Athletics competition. The children were fantastic and a real credit to the school. Everyone did their very best at which ever event they were chosen for. They were polite and worked together as a fabulous team. This resulted in them coming first overall out of the 5 schools taking part. This means that St Mary's will now compete in the next level of competition. Well done!


Christmas Fair

posted 5 Dec 2017, 02:03 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 6 Dec 2017, 00:29 ]

Our annual Christmas Fair, organised by the Friends of St Mary's, was yet again a resounding success. So many of you turned out to help and support this event. This year, for the first time, teams of children were challenged to 'Grow £5.' There were some wonderfully inventive ways of raising money with the winning stall raising over £75! The whole event raised over £1200 and this will continue to raise with the raffle and bag sales ongoing. This money will be used to enhance the opportunities available to every child. 

     
         
             


Y3 Trip to the Synagogue and the Cathedral

posted 30 Nov 2017, 01:35 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 30 Nov 2017, 01:50 ]

This half term Y3 extended their knowledge and understanding of the Jewish faith by visiting a synagogue. They had a tour round looking at the features, saw a Torah scroll and had the opportunity to ask many questions. The same day, Y3 explored their own faith in further detail by visiting the seat of the Catholic church here in the Diocese of Hallam - St Marie's Cathedral. Our very own Deacon Bill gave a tour round the cathedral and the children spotted many decorative and symbolic features. 

Summer Reading Challenge

posted 18 Oct 2017, 05:31 by Lynsie Tuplin

Well done to the following children who completed the summer reading challenge at Sheffield Libraries and were awarded their certificate and medal in assembly this week:
Georgia, Poppy, Bobby, Hamaad, Joshua, Heidi, Holly, Anyes, Lidia, Joe D, Sam D, Otis, Jessica, Arthur, Freya, Conor, Jasmine, Natalia, Violet, Eleanor, Grace M, Patrick, Hannah S, Lawrence, Reuben, Jack T, Bethany, Isobel, Sammy, Sophia, Noah, Ayda-Mae, Elizabeth, Nancy and Aimee. Well done everyone - we hope you enjoyed your reading!



Y1 Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

posted 17 Oct 2017, 01:10 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 01:11 ]

On Monday 16th October Year 1 had a super trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The class saw lots of wonderful animals from meerkats to polar bears and lemurs to rhinoceroses.

Some of the more daring Year 1’s (including adult helpers and Mrs Waind!) held cockroaches, giant African snails and stroked Cornflake the corn snake.  Over looked by an amazing sultry red sun we enjoyed lovely weather and even picnicked outside. We all learnt lots more about animals and their adaptations.

The children behaved very well - so much so that a member of the public said “I just want to say how well behaved your school children are. I used to teach and in all my years I’ve never had such a good class.” She asked which school we were from and said we should all be very proud. 

Well done Year 1! 


Healthy Eating

posted 11 Oct 2017, 07:48 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 07:35 ]

Over the last few weeks, all children in school have had a focus on healthy eating. They have looked at healthy snacks and designed a healthy lunchbox. Some children had a go at making a healthy lunchbox with a family member. Mrs Waind finished off this theme with an assembly celebrating all the work we have done. 
 

Y6 Residential to PGL

posted 11 Oct 2017, 07:30 by Lynsie Tuplin

Evangeline in Y6 wrote the following review of PGL: PGL is a residential where you have an adventure holiday. PGL stands for Peter Gordon Lawrence who created PGL. You do activities in the day and night, which are great fun, and really improve your qualities. Some of the day activities include raft building. climbing, all aboard, sensory trail, zip wire and high ropes. Some of the night activities include camp fire and all around the world. After the activities,  you have time to relax in your room and get ready for bed. PGL teaches you to face your fears and be brave. The staff are lovely, the food is amazing and everyone who has been wants to go back!


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