Here we share events that happen across our school. For year group specific events, please see their class page.
A new addition to our liturgical celebrations this year - a Candlemas service. Each child in the school brought in a jar which they could decorate. During the service, a candle was lit and placed in each jar for the children to take home for their own prayer time.
Young Voices 2024
Our fabulous choir had a fantastic afternoon and evening at the Sheffield Arena singing their hearts out at the young voices concert.
The children took part in a whole-school Santa Dash, running an active mile (or part of!) on the yard. Well done to everyone who was able to take part.
St. Clare's Trust Mass
Y6 took part in the St. Clare's CMAT Mass at St. Marie's Cathedral which was led by Bishop Ralph. Each school from the trust chose a promise along the theme of ‘Let Your Light Shine’.
National Poetry Day 2023
Each class recited a poem at the end of the day to the rest of the school by a multitude of different poets. Y1 went the extra mile and wrote their own poem inspired by Paul Cookson.
The Friends of St Mary's organised a fantastic event where Grandparents were invited into school for tea and cakes. It was lovely to see everyone playing and eating cake together.
Sports Day 2023
What a fantastic day we have all had at St George's Park for our annual Sports Day! We were really impressed with the competitive spirit, but also how our School Values were evident in the children's attitudes. Well done to everyone, especially to our winners - St David's Team
The Coronation of King Charles III
On Friday 5th May 2023, the whole school came together for a picnic to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. Earlier in the day, we had a crown and flag parade where prizes were given to the best crown that the children had made at home.
Easter Rocks 2023!
The whole school celebrated the Resurrection with a joyful day of bright clothes, Easter crafts, baking, planting, bonnets, Easter gardens and the parents were invited to join us for a whole school Easter Liturgy.
World Maths Day 2023
We celebrated all things maths with dressing up, TTRockstars battles, maths games and stories.
World Book Day 2023
This year our school theme was books by Julia Donaldson; our library was decorated accordingly and the teachers dressed as characters from different books. The children came to school dressed as a plethora of different characters from a wide range of books. We had a reading morning for parents, booknics, quizzes, poetry performances and finished the day off with bedtime stories and hot chocolate.
After 2 years of lockdown Sports' days, we were back with a bang this year - more races than ever before! The trophy had blue ribbons on at the start of the day but by the end, the trophy had turned red with victory for St George's!
Good Shepherd Thanksgiving Service
To celebrate and give thanks for fundraising undertaken during Lent by all the Hallam Catholic schools, Bishop Ralph invites representatives from each school to a service at St Marie's Cathedral. This year, St Mary's had the privilege of leading the service with readings, drama, singing and music. They did an amazing job and represented our community so well.
We took a 30 strong choir to Young Voices to perform as part of the world's biggest school choir with nearly 5,000 other children. They had a fabulous time performing with professional musicians and singers and loved seeing their parents getting into the party mood!
The whole school celebrated the Resurrection with a joyful day of bright clothes, Easter crafts, planting, decorated eggs, bonnets, egg rolling, Easter gardens and a liturgy.
World Maths Day
We celebrated all things maths with dressing up, TTRockstars battles, maths games and stories and workshops with the Happy Puzzle Company.
World Book Day
We celebrated the 25th anniversary of World Book Day in style with character dress up, decorating the library, book chat, booknics, storytelling and librarian visits. A great day was had by everyone and it was so lovely to see the joy of reading being celebrated across school.
The children competed in houses in a week of activity. After a close contest, St Andrew's were declared champions!
Beat the Street
Our whole school got active and competitive when 'beating the street!' - collecting points and keeping St Mary's near the top of the local leaderboards.
Bears of Sheffield
Throughout the Summer term, the whole school has got behind our Bears of Sheffield fundraiser raising money for Sheffield Children's Hospital and contributing to our 'Mary Beary' bear design. Our final event was a sponsored Bear Run. It was fantastic to see Mary Beary out in the world too.
Blessed Mary Feast Day
At the end of the month of Mary, we celebrated our Patron Saint with a feast day - a day of celebration. This was a joyous occasion culminating in all children contributing to a shared display.
School Games Week
Every class took part in a fun week of activities to motivate and inspire us to get involved in being active and take part in school sport. Activities included table tennis, orienteering and street dance!
World Maths Day
We celebrated World Maths Day with games, stories, multiplication battles and problem solving. The children all had a great time.
World Book Day
St Mary's celebrated World Book Day with a Mary Poppins theme for staff and the library was decorated accordingly. Children came dressed up as their favourite characters and spent the day sharing stories and engaging in book activities. That evening, children and their families were invited back to school in their pjs for bedtime stories with hot chocolate.
World Maths Day
St Mary's celebrated World Maths Day with a TTRockstars dress up theme and a day of workshops with the Happy Puzzle Company. Children learnt maths through stories, took part in times tables battles and carried out maths investigations and problem solving.
TTRockstars Pizza Party
The children were challenged over the half term to answer the most questions correctly on TTRockstars. The top 30 children across school were rewarded with a pizza party!
Children in KS2 attended Sheffield Arena as part of Young Voices to form the world's biggest school choir! Along with nearly 5000 other children they sang and danced the night away.
Hinduism and Indian Culture Day
Sunita from the Hinduism Experience spent the day with us helping our children to understand Diwali, Indian lifestyles and culture and Hindu worship, ceremonies and beliefs. They were able to experience traditional Indian clothing, Indian folk dancing and create Rangoli artwork.
That Poetry Bloke
As part of commitment to Active Travel, we were awarded a prize of a visit from 'That Poetry Bloke.' The children spent the day exploring poetry, playing with words and listening to rhymes.