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Saint Mary's

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We live, learn and grow together with Jesus

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Saint Mary's

RC Primary School

We live, learn and grow together with Jesus

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Enrichment at Saint Mary’s 

We love enriching our curriculum and learning experiences at Saint Mary’s through events, visitors, performances, trips and competitions. See below for what we’ve been up to: 

Music Day- June 2022

 

Tuesday 21st June was Music Day! We took part in this fabulous day (and actually extended it over two)! We invited Alua Nascimento into school who is part of The Beat Goes On. He has performed with STOMP! the musical. Workshops were held for all classes over the two days. Pupils really enjoyed the sessions!

Ambitions Day- June 2022

 

On 16th June, we held our first Ambitions Day in school. We held this to show children a variety of different job roles, open discussions about their dreams, look into what skills and qualit8ies are needed for job roles and to allow our pupils to aim high! We had numerous visitors in school to speak to the children including:

  • Kate- an illustrator

  • Rachel- business owner and baker from Finch Bakery

  • Cassandra- runs a theatre company

  • Matt- a musician 

  • James- an England netball player

  • Damian- firefighter and ex soldier

  • Michael- a chartered surveyor 

  • Sophie- a garment technologist 

 

All the pupils listened really well to their speakers and asked them some great questions! 

Healthy Eating Week- June 2022

 

We held a Healthy Eating Week in school! Every class took part in activities which included preparing, chopping, cutting, naming and tasting lots of different healthy foods. Plates and kebab sticks were really colourful, everyone enjoyed and some pupils even found new favourites! 

Rocksteady! June 2022

 

On Friday 10th June we had a visit from Rocksteady! This is a company who show children a variety of instruments, allow them to have a go and, invite some to take part in a special club which creates a band! The children (and staff!) loved it! They were singing along and really enjoyed having a go with some new instruments... we even saw some hidden talent from some pupils! 

Gypsy/Roma Traveller Month- June 2022

 

June is Gypsy/Roma Traveller month! To celebrate this month and to continue to build diversity in our curriculum, we invited in leaders from the  Gypsy/Roma Traveller Team. They taught pupils how to make traditional flower crafts... they look amazing! 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee- May 2022

 

On Thursday 26th May we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We invited pupils to come dressed as kings or queens or to wear red, white or blue. We held a ‘create a crown’ competition where had so many wonderful entries. Mandy in Quackers and Bonni I’m Dolphin’s class we’re the winners! Well done! We had a special picnic lunch... we did want to eat outside but the Lancashire weather put an end to that plan! Each class also learnt about a decade of the Queen’s reign and we all presented what we had found in a whole school assembly. We ended the day by singing the national anthem together. 

Crowning of Our Lady- May 2022

 

Throughout May we always celebrate Our Lady. On 25th May, we invited Father O’Brien to celebrate this special month with us in a short liturgy with the pupils. Pupils were invited to bring plants and flowers to school and we were inundated! Plants will be planted by Year 6 in the garden around our statue there an flowers will remain around the statue in school. Thank you to all our families for their donations! 

SportsCool Taster Day- May 2022

 

We welcomed in a company called SportsCool. They delivered free taster sessions on either frisbee or tri-golf for all classes! The pupils all really enjoyed their sessions and had a great day! 

Library Visits- May 2022

 

Before COVID, we had regular visits to Oswaldtwistle Library. We are so pleased we are able to resume these again. Various classes have made a visit there this week and it's been a real joy to see the pupils engaged and excited by the library and it's services. 

Fire Service Visit- April 2022

 

Year 2 and Year 3 enjoyed a visit form the Fire Service! They talked about lots of important thigs such as the need for a fire plan at home and asking parents and carers to check their smoke alarms. 

 

 

Little People, Big Changes

 

On Wednesday 20th April performers from The Civic Theatre came to school to perform a whole school play for us called 'Little People, Big Changes'. This centered around climate change and how this is changing our earth and what we can do to help. As an active Eco School, this was great for us to listen to and gave us all food for thought. 

Commonwealth Baton Relay- April 2022

 

Today, 14th April 2022, we received the Commonwealth Games baton from sacred Heart Primary School! We were excited to pass this onto Saint John, Stonefold. 

Science Day 2022

On Tuesday 15th March we all celebrated Science Day as part of British Science Week. Miss Roberts, our science lead had arranged the science boffins to visit us and we were lucky to have Boffin Rodney for the day. Boffin Rodney worked with every class in some awesome experiments and certainly got us excited about science. Winners from the science competition also got a special session with Boffin Rodney at lunch time. 

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