God is at the centre of our lives and as a school community we try to grow in love and care by following the example of Jesus.
The Gospel values of trust, honesty, forgiveness, self-respect, self-discipline, loving and caring for one another must be part of everyday life in our school.
We recognise the importance of home, school and church working in partnership.
Welcome to the 2023/24 school year at St Mary's!
During the Autumn term 2022 we have....
During the Autumn term 2021 we have....
Celebrated the Nativity of Mary with singing- outside!- and a birthday cake! Father Peter came to join us- and shared in the cake!
Held our special friends assembly to meet our new Reception parents and launch their children into life at St Mary’s with their Year 6 friend and role model!
Year 6 hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Charity.
Year 5 joined a Pilgrimage with the other Year 5 children in the Cardinal Griffin cluster. It was led by ‘One life’ music and focused on Mary, Mother of God. Everyone had a great time and went home with a Rosary!
Held an on line Harvest festival and collected over 200kgs of dried and tinned food for the local Food bank!
Had a chance to discuss different saints before choosing a new saint for each of our classes.
Added some one way film images to our classroom windows to proclaim our faith to visitors.
Year 6 started their Confirmation preparation with a pilgrimage to Harvington Hall accompanied by Father Peter who said Mass in the chapel there.
Held a service of Remembrance for those who have died as a result of war and joined our prayers with the parish.
Shared our school made bambinellis with the parish during a Sunday Mass.
The Missio team researched and selected a new saint for each of our houses.
Reception and Year 1 recorded a Nativity to share with their parents.
Year 2 recorded a musical trip around the world looking at how different countries enjoy Christmas and all believe in Jesus!
Held a non- uniform day to raise money for Fireside to help care for the homeless at Christmas.
Key Stage 2 children recorded a beautiful carol service that was shared with their families and made their teachers go a bit misty eyed because it was so nice to have a carol service again.
During the Spring term we have....
Since Christmas everyone has gone back into the church for their class Mass rather than use the school hall!
Year 6 children met Bishop Stephen and questioned him carefully about our faith before their Confirmation!
We launched our new Prayer stops- like pit stops for racing cars but for a quick prayer and ponder!
We held a Pancake Race on the playground during Shrove Tuesday. St Oscar Romero house were the fastest runners and flippers!
On Ash Wednesday we welcomed Father Peter into school and everyone had the sign of the cross out of ashes on their forehead.
Each week we have held a special Lenten reflection as well as our weekly assembly to contemplate and pray each of the stations of the cross!
As a community we have prayed for those suffering as a result of the fighting in the Ukraine and we joined together as a community to raise money to support those whose lives have been devastated.
Pupils’ Prayer for peace
In this world we try to make it safe and calm.
There is a place that is having a war.
This war is getting worse.
Here on this earth we need peace and hope.
Every day we pray for those who have died.
None of our world should be spoilt as it was made by God.
At this point many people’s lives are being ruined.
Please make our world a happier place for our global community.
Nursery and Reception children were sat right at the front and had lots to ask and say!
This was our first whole school trip to Mass since Christmas 2019 and our first May Procession in three years. Our Yr 3 pupils who did such a fine job of crowning Mary were Reception the last time we held this procession!