School Photo Gallery

If you go down to the woods today……

On 23rd June we had a teddy bears picnic at school including a walk to the woods.  Children brought in their favourite teddy bear and had a picnic lunch outside in our beautiful grounds.



Sports Day 2017

We held our Sports Day a little earlier this year but at least we had no rain!  Here are just a few of the hundreds of photos taken!

Tuck Shop….

Some entrepreneurial girls in upper KS2 decided they wanted to open a Tuck Shop on a Friday break time.  They sell stationery and snacks to children who bring in some money.  The first week they took £11.60.  Hopefully by the end of the year they would have made a nice profit for the school.  Thank you to Mrs Clements for helping to organise this venture.

Russet’s Got Talent!!!   

Russet Class collected enough marbles to have their class party today and decided to perform ‘Russet’s Got Talent’.  Many of the class took part either performing their act or as a judge.  We had, gymnastics, singing, dancing, tae-kwon do, football skills, magic, piano playing and even our very own Ant and Dec!  Pippin class were the audience and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Well done to everyone!


A performance by the Thorncombe Minstrels


Children and staff loved the performance by the Thorncombe Minstrels which took place at the school on Wednesday 3rd May.  It was very entertaining and captured the attention of everyone.  Thank you very much to all who took part.

A Wheely Good Relay

On Friday 21st April 2017, children at St. Mary’s CE VC Primary School in Thorncombe took part in ‘A Wheely Good Relay’.  This was an event organised by the PFA to raise funds for new equipment for the children to use in school.   The school grounds were measured and a target of 100km was set, could the children meet this target between them in 1 hour???  They had to ride their bike or scooter around different routes of the school grounds to complete as many laps as they could.  When the results were totted we found out that actually 297 km had been covered.  Well done to everyone!  Children were also able to use a specialised smoothie making bike, generously donated by Magdalen Farm Environmental Centre for the afternoon, to provide delicious smoothies as a treat for after their efforts, of course clocking up the ‘km’s’ as they prepared them!

Children gained sponsorship from family and friends and a staggering amount of £1498.20 was raised.  Mrs Robinson, Head Teacher at St. Mary’s Primary School was so very proud of all the children for taking part.  “It was hard work to keep going for an hour but children took part with smiles on their faces and were so pleased with their achievements.  A big thank you to the PFA for organising this event as the money raised will provide lots of new and exciting resources for the children.”


Book Fair

Thank you to everyone that bought a book from the Book Fair at school this week.  We raised £266 which enabled to school to spend £66.40 on books for the library.  Please see above the ones we chose!

Pippin Class Easter Tree

Pippin class have all taken part in decorating their ‘Easter Tree’ to celebrate Easter time.  It looks beautiful – we hope you have had a chance to see it in the classroom!

Easter Service 2017

This year’s Easter Service was held at St. Mary’s Church on Thursday 30th March 2017.  Children told stories of Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Monday and sang two songs ‘Risen’ and ‘Celebrate’.

Pippin Class sang ‘We have a King who rides on a donkey’.

Russet class performed a Poem ‘The Colours of Easter’.

Bramley class told the story of ‘The Stations of the Cross’.

St. Andrew’s vs St. Mary’s

Another victory for the St. Mary’s football team who played against St. Andrew’s in Chardstock on Tuesday 28th March.  The team played really well, on the smallest pitch they have played on, but with the biggest goals!  The final score was 6-12 to us!!!

Cadbury World

On 9th March 2017 Bramley Class visited Cadbury World for their annual class trip.  Influenced by the class work about the Mayans they took the opportunity to go and find out how chocolate is made, also receiving a talk about the Mayans from the Cadbury World staff.  The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed their day!

Pancake Day Races

Children celebrated pancake day this year by having our traditional pancake day races.  Everyone had a go and it was such fun!

Football Match

On Tuesday 24th January 2017 St. Mary’s played a home game against St. Michael’s.  Led by Mr Germscheid, the team played well throughout the whole game and were victorious with the final score 6-1 to St. Mary’s.  The game was organised by ‘Go Active’ and we are looking forward to more games with local schools this year.

‘It’s a Baby’

The children in Pippin class and Russet class put together the nativity called ‘It’s a Baby’.  The performances were a delight to watch and thanks go to Mrs Huckett and Mrs White for all their hard work helping the children to choreograph this fabulous Nativity.


Christmas Worship at St. Mary’s Church (2016)


Classes performed Love, Peace and Joy at this year’s Christmas worship.


Well done to all the runners in the Stockland team.  You race with enthusiasm and determination and we are very proud of each and every one of you!


Lyme Bay Marine Talk 


In November 2016, Bramley and Russet classes welcomed a speaker from Lyme Bay Marines.  It was very interesting to find out about marine life in our local area and the talk was enjoyed by all.

Gardening Club 

The children thoroughly enjoy gardening club with Mrs Hill.  They try to get outside as much as the weather will let them, to explore and create in our wonderful grounds.


World Book Day September 2016

Children and staff all came to school dressed as their favourite Roald Dahl character, led by the Trunchbull!      


Welcome to our School – Reception children 2016

We welcomed 10 children into our Reception class in September 2016.  They are all very excited and enjoying their time at ‘big school’!

St. Mary’s Celebrate Children in Need and World Diabetes Day

Children & adults dressed in blue, wore a onesie or came as a Super Hero to mark World Diabetes day and Children in Need.  Each class did a variety of fun activities including making cakes to sell, designed a super hero Pudsey and made moving Pudsey bears with information facts.

A Rainbow of Fun at Gardening Club 

Mrs Ralph and her team of helpers had great fun creating a rainbow using all the natural things they could find in the world around them.