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!

Active Challenge 2017

posted 4 Oct 2017, 01:43 by Lynsie Tuplin

Yesterday in assembly,Mrs Waind launched the Active Challenge 2017 which begins on Monday 9th October. For 10 days, try to travel to  school in a more active way -it is good for you and for the environment!

Sponsor a Tree Project

posted 15 Mar 2017, 02:12 by Jacqueline Allott   [ updated 15 Mar 2017, 06:42 ]

As part of a project to improve the school's outdoor areas and provide a safe and stimulating learning environment we would like to ask our community to help by sponsoring a tree. Money raised will be used to plant a hedge around the Reception class garden. Donations can be made online via ParentMail or in cash via the school office. On Friday 17th March (12pm - 3.15pm) we will begin digging and clearing borders. Volunteers are welcome, no previous gardening experience necessary. Bring a spade and join in!

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