Year 5 is a wonderful year to watch the children achieve great success. The curriculum is varied, creative and yet increasingly demanding. New skills are taught and we improve one’s already acquired. Homework builds up, and children are expected to become more independent in their learning. That all being said, the topics are inviting and, hopefully inspiring to all pupils.
We find that pupils rise to the challenge as they are heavily praised and celebrated for their efforts, everyone is treated individually and encouraged to reach their full potential. Any children who are showing to have educational difficulties are supported, and where possible intervention put into place. Our higher achievers are recognised and expected to strive for the stars. Pastoral care in Year 5 is important as hormones can be starting to surface! We ensure that a good relationship is built with parents and children are supported through times of need. Plenty of time is given to personal, social and cultural learning about themselves and others.
This is my first year in St Mary’s, prior to this I was riding my bike around South America immersing my self in the different cultures and environments. I have previously worked in Vietnam as a year 4 class teacher in the international circuit which was a fantastic experience. Out side of the classroom I […]
Mr Gorst is an Apprentice Teaching Assistant who is supporting pupils with SEN and providing intervention support.
Mr Watson provides intervention and support for children. Mr Watson is also working as a sports teacher offering high quality activity both in curriculum time and during lunch and after school club. In addition Mr Watson leads After School Club.
I trained in Exeter and then spent six years teaching in west London before moving to France (Strasbourg) for three years with my husband’s work. I have four children, the first two being born in France. We moved to Cumbria 18 years ago and all four of my children have been through QES and the […]
Initially we encouraged all of our children to learn new spellings which were taken from the year expectations. After a fun spelling bee in classes each year group put forward finalists for our school spelling bee. The whole school came together to celebrate learning spellings. We had a wonderful time with what turned out to […]
This is just a small reminder of the fantastic Ben Greenep Winter Run held in recently. Clearly a good day at the office! The run is an excellent chance to represent your house and a super opportunity to run together. #marathonkids
We have completed our swimming sessions this week. The sessions ended with a fun session and paddle board practice. What a super distance swimming too. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
We have had some fun in our Class Spelling Bee Challenges. Our whole purpose is to provide a fun opportunity to learn spellings. It is so motivating for children to know they are making progress in their spelling. It is very special to see our children feeling more confident as they improve their spellings and […]
We were very fortunate to have a dry and warm day despite the ground being soft. The Ben Greenep Winter Run went well with the children representing their house and running for individual medals in each class. There was a superb atmosphere and the children even asked to have a little fun run at the end. […]
Here are a few photos of past inter house winter run events. The race was named after the winner of the first ever run. We have developed the run since to an annual winter run. Each member of the junior classes represents their house as well as there being event winners for boys and girls […]
This term we will be exploring a whole range of inspiring women from Jane Austin, Frida Kahlo, Marie Chiver, Rosa Parks and many other women who we believe will inspire all of our children. We are exploring their endeavours and seeing how we can learn from them in our own lives in 2019 and beyond.
We are pleased to be back at school to welcome our children for the start of Lent term
Happy New Year to all of our school family. We welcome our new children starting in January and look forward to seeing them. Our Lent term starts on Monday 7th January.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from the children of St Mary’s School.
15th March - Red Nose Day
14th March - Cricket Development
25th February - INSET DAY – Children are not in school today
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