St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Learning for Life"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Luke 18:16)Our associated values are: Thankfulness, Respect, Honesty, Love and Resilience
We will all have different Big Questions to think about and answer during the term.
Here are all of our Big Questions...
Reception = Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?
Year 1 and 2 = Why does Easter matter to Christians?
Year 3 and 4 = Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?
Year 5 and 6 = What did Jesus do to save human beings?
Year 1 have started our new theme with a walk searching for signs of New Life.
We saw some buds on the trees.
The daffodils are starting to grow!
A new flower is growing.
Reception enjoyed learning about Shrove Tuesday. We discussed why Christian's partake in Lent. We all recorded if we were giving up something or start a new hobby. We enjoyed eating pancakes!
Year 2 Christmas
Year 2 acted out the story of Jesus' birth. Can you tell what part of the story our freeze frames are showing?
Reception have learnt about the Hindu festival Diwali (which means row of lights). We compared this to our own special festivals.
Harvest Festival 2019
Harvest Festival - We have been learning about the importance of giving to others during Harvest Festival.
Reception have been talking about Easter. We made beautiful Easter gardens to remember Jesus.
This morning, in our weekly mass, we celebrated Ash Wednesday, and all of the children had ash put onto their head in the sign of the cross. Ash Wednesday is 46 days before Easter Sunday, and marks the first day of Lent.
Welcome Father Simon
We would like to give a warm St. Mary's welcome to the new deacon, Father Simon. All the children and staff are very much looking forward to having Father Simon as a valued part of our community.
Reception class have been hearing the Christmas story and went to see the Nativity scene in the school entrance.
Year 1 have been learning about the Christmas story.
In Year we used knitted Nativity character to tell the Christmas story. We then went to see the Nativity scene that we have in school by the office. The children enjoyed finding the different characters that we had hear about.
Reception have been learning about Diwali, which means 'row of lights.' We compared the Hindu festival to the festivals we celebrate. We really enjoyed making Diva lamps, Rangoli patterns, Indian sweets, feet for God Lakshmi, lanterns and painting Mendhi.
Harvest Festival, 31st November 2018
Today in our weekly mass we had our Harvest festival. Children and staff from all over the school were asked to donate an item of food. During mass they took their items to the front ready to be donated. Father Dane and Father Simon both gave a service about the meaning behind Harvest Festival and we thanked the Lord for the foods we received.
Reception Term 1- Creation
Reception have been learning about the Creation story. They have learnt what God created on the 6 different days and on day 7 he had a rest. They really enjoyed making each day using different techniques.
Weekly Mass 23rd May 2018
This week we have been thinking about Holy Trinity, the mystery of God that is at the heart of our faith. We have been hearing about God who is our father, son and holy spirit.
Our year 6 class have read from the Bible and the school has been joined together in prayer.
Noah's Ark April 2018
Reception learnt the story of Noah's Ark. We made animal masks with a partner. We used our lovely boat outside to act out the story. Reception will carry on learning about Noah's Ark for the next couple of weeks.
Indian Dance Workshop March 2018
Today we have celebrated the Holi Festival. This traditional Hindu festival is to celebrate the start of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. Each class had a lesson and then the whole school came together to do a wonderful performance for the parents. A very enjoyable day was had by all.
Class Prayer corners
At St. Mary's, prayer is part of our everyday life. The prayer equips children to face obstacles in life with confidence and reassures them that God is always with them. It allows our children time for reflection.