Summer 1

Despite being a very short half term, the 4 weeks have been extremely busy, hard work taking place across the school. A HUGE well done to our Year 6 children on completing their SATs. The children all showed enormous resilience, great maturity and sheer determination. You are all superstars and we are so proud of you! Well done goes to our Year 2 class who have also worked hard completely their special tests. And to all the remaining year groups you continue to wow and amaze us and we are all very proud!

Nursery - thank you to all those who responded to our Nursery consultation. We appreciate all the responses. We are still waiting to hear whether we have secured funding from the Diocese to support our proposal. We will provide updates as soon as we are able. We have had a great response to the proposal and have started a waiting list. Please contact the school office if you wish to place your 3/4 year old on the waiting list.


Every school has its own challenges as regards traffic and parking. It is for the safety of our children at St Mary's and surrounding schools that we must consider our actions when driving or parking in the vicinity of our school. Thank you to all family and friends of St Mary's who continue to support both St Mary's and SFX in making the area safer and parking considerately.

A huge thank you to Ms Wales and her excellent team of volunteers who held the end of term disco on the last day of the spring term. The whole school had a fabulous time and £350.20 was raised for the school funds. Funding that we are so grateful for that will go towards further curriculum resources which will support our children at St Mary's. Thank you from us all! Look out for communication regarding our Summer event next half term!

Yorkshire Air Ambulance - Thank you to everyone who donated to the Easter Egg Hunt we raised a fantastic total of £176.20 for their charity. All the children had great fun searching for the eggs.


Year 1 have had a fantastic half term, learning lots of different skills and putting them into practise. Kicking off our India topic we joined forces with Year 2 to create some brilliant Indian music. Some children played musical instruments whilst the rest of the children sang the words and performed the dance. Mrs Whitehead was so impressed that she even asked us to perform it in the celebration assembly. Playing cricket allowed Year 1 to learn a new game, we practised throwing and catching balls with our partner before having a competition to see who could hit the most wickets. It was great fun! Whilst learning about the weather we took on the role of weather reporters and filmed ourselves reporting the weather. At the start of the term, Year 1 led a beautiful assembly on May is the month of Mary. Everyone worked so hard throughout the week, practising their part and reading loudly and clearly. I’m sure you’ll all agree that Year 1 did an incredible job! Mrs Jackson-Cooper.

Year 2 have worked extremely hard this half term. We have completed all of our tests and quizzes and we enjoyed reading new stories and working out puzzles. We are really looking forward to the summer sun and take care of ourselves by putting on sun cream and hats and drinking plenty of water. We have started growing sunflowers and beans and are taking good care of them by watering them each day. We have played cricket and learned samba drumming with visiting teachers from Richmond School which was fantastic! We have lots more super activities and events planned for next half term. See you then! Mrs Tucker.

Year 1 and Year 2 Half term Topic Homework

Year 3

Year 4

Year3 and Year 4 Half Term Topic Homework

Year 5

Year 6 have had a very busy half term. All the children worked very hard completing revision based upon Maths (Arithmetic and Reasoning), Grammar, Spelling and Reading ready for our very special tests on Monday 13th May. A huge congratulations to every child for working so hard and living out our class motto of ‘this is our moment to shine.’ I am so proud of every one and your determination and effort. All the children thoroughly enjoyed joining Mrs Whitehead, Mr McGeeney, Mrs Madgwick and myself for breakfast club each morning.
On Thursday afternoon, we celebrated by creating our own ice creams and enjoyed spending time together in the sunshine. We also found out what the production is this year by taking part in the biggest ‘pass the parcel’ game! We can not wait to start learning all about Kitty Wittington and audition for our parts.
We are all looking forward to spending the last two days of this half term together in Edinburgh.
Well done to the Maths team, who represented the school at the National Mathematics Quiz Championships this week. All children were brilliant and worked very hard

Mrs England

Year 5 and Year 6 Half Term Topic Homework

Mini Vinnies

Our Mini Vinnies had a lovely visit to Garget Walker House this week. They were excellent ambassadors for the school. They helped the people their plant up tubs and had a chat with them about allsorts – school, football and books to name a few topics! It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
The Year 5 and Year 6 members of the choir were invited to sing at the Dementia Café in Richmond Town Hall this week and did a wonderful job. One member of the audience said that they had ‘brought a ray of sunshine to my day’. Well done, choir!

Arts: This half term has been bursting with creativity, especially in music. Year 2 has been very fortunate to have had rhythm and samba lessons from Richmond School’s music teacher, Mr. Boyd and they now know their surdus from their caiaxas! (I wonder if Year 5 remember them too!). They were also joined by Year 1 to launch their topic on India. The children learned the action song, ‘Hands’ and played tuned percussion to add to the song. They then performed brilliantly in assembly to share their learning with the whole school and parents.

Topic Afternoon & Dementia Awareness Cupcake Day will be 12th June from 1.30 till 3.00pm. Come along and join us with the activities taking place that afternoon across the whole school. Our Year 4 class will be leading a cake sale in the hall with proceeds going to to the Alzheimer's Society for the Dementia Awareness Cupcake Day! Please can cakes be brought into school from Monday 10th June to go into the cake sale. Thank you

Pentecost Be Spirited will take place week commencing 10th June, please see timetable below:

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