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!

Year of Mercy Mass

posted 11 Nov 2016, 05:08 by Lynsie Tuplin

On Friday 11th November, the Y5 and Y6 faith leaders travelled to St Marie's Cathedral to celebrate the end of the Year of Mercy. The mass was presided over by the Bishop and attended by representatives from every Sheffield Catholic Primary School. The singing was beautiful and the prayerful and joyful atmosphere was a fitting way to end this Jubilee year. Our new banner even got a debut outing!

Y1 Go Wild!

posted 9 Nov 2016, 00:39 by Lynsie Tuplin

Year 1 had a wonderful day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The trip was to support the Y1 Topic Learning Challenge - Why Can't a Meerkat live in the North Pole? and the Science Learning Challenge - Why are Humans not like Tigers? We got close to some amazing animals including polar bears, giraffes, tigers, lemurs, lions and giant otters, and we even had time at the end of the day to fit in a play in the play area! We did plenty of walking and got plenty of fresh air too! It was a splendid day out! 

Our Young Entrepreneurs show their Skills!

posted 13 Oct 2016, 03:28 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 13 Oct 2016, 06:20 ]

Ever felt like you could impress in the Dragons’ Den? Six of our year six children had the chance to do just that, as they took part in the first Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge event on Wednesday 12th October. Cameron, Nathan, Erin, Charlotte, Talitha and Oliver visited the University of Sheffield for the day, where they were taught various business skills by a local entrepreneur. The children were delighted to have the opportunity to see the University's new Diamond building, which is an amazing place to study.
Challenged to come up with their own idea for a new company, they decided on Checkers, a pencil attachment which auto-corrects children's spellings and calculations. Happily, they were awarded the Children’s Choice Award, as voted for by the other participants, who described the product as ‘an incredibly cool idea’ and ‘something which would definitely help us with our work!’

The children gave a fantastic pitch and really impressed the judges, who included Lee Strafford, the former Chairman of Sheffield Wednesday.

The judges were particularly impressed with the quality of all of the children’s pitches. Janet Grant, a judge and mentor from the University of Sheffield’s Enterprise Zone, praised the pupils’ presentation skills, which she said rivalled those of undergraduate students.

The event is part of a new initiative led by local business, Tutora (, who help parents find local, expert tutors. They designed the event to inspire children to dream of one day building and running their own companies.

Scott Woodley, Co-Founder of Tutora and event organiser, said: ‘Who knows, perhaps the event will inspire the next Bill Gates or Alan Sugar?'

The children enjoyed the event and we are very proud of their business efforts! To read more about the event, visit  

PGL 2016

posted 27 Sep 2016, 07:21 by Lindsay Taylor

At the beginning of September Y6 enjoyed an action packed visit to PGL in Lincolnshire. Over the 3 days, the children learned an abundance of valuable life skills, including: team building, determination, resilience and navigation. Many children also confronted fears - climbing the climbing wall or flying high on the big swing. The staff at the centre were impressed with our pupils’ attitude and behaviour, they truly were a credit to the school.



Reception Children

posted 9 Sep 2016, 06:03 by Lynsie Tuplin

The reception children that have started with us so far have had fun exploring their new environment. They can't wait for their last group of friends to join them on Tuesday.

Sheffield Children's University

posted 13 Jul 2016, 07:13 by Lynsie Tuplin

Congratulations to our children who received a Gold Award from the Children's University last night at the Town Hall. A wonderful way to celebrate their fantastic achievements. Keep collecting your CU hours over the summer at your usual providers and at special events. If you attend a club that hasn't signed up to Children's University, ask them to register.

Y1 Trip to Crich Transport Museum

posted 8 Jul 2016, 05:55 by Lynsie Tuplin

On Thursday the 30th June Year One went on a fun filled day to Crich Transport Museum. Our current topic is ‘Where do, and did, the wheels on the bus go?’ and our trip helped us to learn about a range of different type of transport and also transport from the past.

When we arrived at Crich we had a museum tour where we looked at different trams from the past. Some children had the chance to go on one of the oldest trams that was in the museum. This tram was pulled by a horse and we pretended to be the driver. We looked at trams through the ages and dressed up as drivers and conductors.

Later in the day we used our half pennies to buy us a ride on a tram. It was really exciting and we even had to move the seats around when we changed direction. The tram took us to the top of the village where we spent time exploring the woodland areas and some really interesting sculptures. All the sculptures were carved from wood and hidden in the trees.

We had such a fun day out in the sunshine!

Trip to Cleethorpes

posted 8 Jul 2016, 02:10 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 13 Jul 2016, 07:23 ]

On Thursday 30th June, YR and Y2 enjoyed a trip to the seaside. 

Olympic Day

posted 5 Jul 2016, 04:29 by Lynsie Tuplin

On Friday 1st July, in preparation for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio, the children of St Mary's spent the day exploring Olympic sports. In the morning, they did research on sports and athletes and created art work and posters. In the afternoon, each class had the opportunity to try an Olympic sport including archery, table tennis and hockey. We had a great day and are all looking forward to cheering on Team GB this summer!

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