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 support through the school support our children. During the lunch time session he offers sports opportunities for our children in the Infants and Juniors.
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 […]
Our children are continuing to build up their cross country skills on Fridays. Hopefully the children will get a few runs in over the Christmas break.
Our staff and governors wish you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
The children in Year 3 have made angel pictures which have been displayed all around Kirkby. Each day in the run up to Christmas a new angel will be displayed. Each angel is displayed with a letter. Collect the letters to find a Christmas message.
Everyone joined Mrs Smith and Mrs Day for a parade around Kirkby. We dressed in our pyjamas and pretended it was the night before Christmas. Despite the rain we had a lovely time.
Our partner school in Rochdale made the news last week following their start to advent. The children that came to see us last year, now in Year 5, have been taking part in random acts of kindness. This was picked up by ITV and shown on several bulletins, which you can watch below. What a […]
What a great start to our two day local residential! We have successfully identified the majority of the trees around the school grounds; learned a host of new knots to help make our shelters strong and reliable; worked together as a team to fight raging torrents of water to retrieve important ‘pearls of wisdom’; developed […]
We have announced the 20 children who have got a place at the new Fit for Sport club after school on Tuesdays after half term.
Year 5 and 6 have had an initial session of cross country running around a shortened course on Friday afternoon. We are getting ready for the annual cross country competition at Casterton and also setting the scene for our own Ben Greenep Cup competition later in the year. It looks like we have the makings […]
Our first Governors meeting took place recently beginning the year following a very successful year. The Governors have looked at our school Improvement Plan for the forthcoming year and are preparing for another productive year.
From Year 1 coming into school as Superheroes, Year 2 designing transport and sharing their presentations, to culinary delights throughout the Juniors, the projects have been wonderful. In Year 6 we have seen Titanic models, films, and presentations. Year 5 have produced Egyptian wonders such as masks and pyramids. Year 4 have travelled back into […]
7th January - Start of term
20th December - Christmas Dinner
18th December - Experience Christmas
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