School Photo Gallery
Russet class have been having a good sort out today of the playground equipment. Now re-organised, it will be available to use at break times to give the children more exciting opportunities during their free time. We are looking forward to see the children use their circus skills and balancing skills!
A King is Born
As per tradition, Pippin class performed their nativity play this year, A King is Born. It was a delight to see the talents of such young children, learning their lines and singing their hearts out, all the time with a smile on their face. Well done to all the children and staff involved who worked so hard to put on such an amazing performance.
Bramley class egg parachute science experiment
The children in Bramley class (years 5 & 6) undertook their own science experiment today to test air resistance. Making egg parachutes out of bin bags and sandwich bags, they tested a 20″, 15″ and 10″ diameter parachute to see which one would take the longest to land…this turned out ti be the biggest 20″ parachute. The parachutes were holding eggs and you can imagine how many splats there were!
Anti-Bullying Week 2017
Children at St. Mary’s Primary School and ‘Little Pips’ EYFSU in Thorncombe have enjoyed the events and activities set out this week for Anti-Bullying Week.
Thank you to the PFA who have organised for the children to make friendship bracelets in the recently completed Cob Round House and to use the outside cob oven to make pizza. We have also had other friendship games and activities in the classes.
Anti-Bullying Week has seen the children create posters, pictures and perform role play to demonstrate ‘what is bullying’ and what a child can do if they are subject to this or see it happening to another child. Our children love to play with other children of all ages in the school, this is represented by our youngest ‘Little Pips’ from our EYFSU playing with children in Years 5 and 6.
The week culminated with children creating their own child friendly Anti-Bullying Policy which the school has issued to children and parents also including the formal Anti-Bullying Policy.
Football Tournament part 1…..
The sporting year got off to a flying start with our football team taking part in a football tournament at The Woodroffe School. We won all of our three matches, 10-0, 3-0 and 4-0. Well done to everyone. This tournament continues next week and we eagerly anticipate the final result! Well done boys and girls. Mr Germscheid.
Stars of the Week and Month for September
Each week we celebrate ‘Stars of the Week’ from each class. At the end of the month we have a special celebration assembly for ‘Stars of the Month’, ‘Literacy’ and ‘Mathematician’. Mrs Orr-Ewing also selects a ‘Musician of the Month’.
These are some of our Stars for September 2017.
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 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.”
Easter Service 2017
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’.
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!
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.
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.